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  • oldbear1950's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 03:50 PM
    for what the 45-70 can do, a guy took a marlin 45-70 to africa, along with a boatload of GARRETT HARD CAST BOOLITS, AND SHOT ALL THE BIG 5. Took em all, no problem, in fact shot a big bull, and a cow standing on the off side, he did not...
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    08-05-2022, 02:49 PM
    can I use the same load, 6.3 grains of bullseye powder for a 250 grain round nose flat point as for a 250 grain swc both being lead boolits? As long as I keep the oal length with the limit for 45 colt. I have once fired starline brass, and...
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    07-24-2022, 09:43 PM
    just is a pain pulling bullets with a so called kinetic bullet puller have to pound all the time , re do the whole sizing and everything else but am retired and all i have is time I guess, and besides look like it is going to rain all...
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    07-24-2022, 09:40 PM
    the two guns I have, 1 is commander size, and the other is full size with 5 inch barrel
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    07-24-2022, 09:39 PM
    pirate 69, do you think that 5.3 grains is too much, I can pull the bullets and start over , other data I see is 4.2 and 4.3 starting out, I do not want to hurt the guns, or myself.
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    07-24-2022, 08:39 PM
    I still think tomorrow will load two more boxes with a slightly lower charge to see what happens
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    07-24-2022, 08:37 PM
    I was looking at the hornady reloading manual and it shows a 5.3 grains of bullseye as a starting load for a 200 grain round nose bullet. I will fire a couple and if they are too hot will cut back. I am beginning to think should cut to 4.9 to ...
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    07-23-2022, 04:26 PM
    I have made 7 dummy rounds, ran them thru my two pistols and the fed great. took the barrels out and the rounds sit in the end of the barrel and look like they are supposed too. If they feed in my two 1911s, sit in the barrels like they...
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    07-20-2022, 11:51 AM
    I would like to thank you all for your info. I remember a couple years ago, my deceased brother had a springfield armory 9 mm 1911 could not get it to work with his cast bullets. He had been casting his own for about 30 years, with no...
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    07-19-2022, 03:11 PM
    I have cleaned and replaced all my springs and followers with new shooting star springs and followers since I last used them. They all work fine with factory ammo. Is just my reloads. Now this is the first time I loaded for a semi...
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    07-19-2022, 02:22 PM
    I loaded up some cast boolits, round nose flat top. Had no pressure signs, no pierced primers, no bulged cases, but four cartridges messed up case rims, failed to feed, some worked ok, some hung up on feed ramp. when I reloaded and...
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    07-18-2022, 05:42 PM
    the prowley computer I works like a slide rule, and in fact it came in 2 different slides. I have not used it in years. But when took the course then started reloading for 45-70, worked great
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    07-18-2022, 04:57 PM
    I was reading some posts about the prowley computer, did not know there was an on line edition, but took an old correspondence course years ago, north american correspondence course in gunsmithing and it was part of the course, still have all...
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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