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    06-11-2021, 06:25 AM
    Wilderness replied to a thread Marlin 1893 .32-40 in Leverguns
    Yes, looks like a good one. I get best groups from mine with #32359, 122.5 gns in really soft alloy, sized .323". Most accurate load I have used has been 4.5 gns Green Dot. Velocity 1030 fps, group around 1.5" at 50 m for 10 shots. Similar...
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    06-01-2021, 03:49 AM
    I have also seen .22 HP and .32-40 cases in the 5x5 boxes. Both had WRACo headstamps and were pre WWII. Yours would probably be from the dawn of the .219 Zipper, around 1938 (?).
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    05-31-2021, 08:57 AM
    I currently use Lyman #311576HP, 115 gns with gas check, cast of hard alloy, in .30-30. Previously I used the Soup Can. "Hard alloy" is 3 parts Hardball to one of Lino, non-lead about 10%. Formulation was arrived at for 175 gn HP cast bullets on...
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    05-20-2021, 10:22 PM
    If the bullet is clinging to the case and carrying the front end away, perhaps the first thing to establish is whether the bullet and case are bonded before the shot goes off. A simple test is to try seating the bullets another .010" or so. If they...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check