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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    Nice! I bought a Mec sizing ring for 10 gauge. I basically set it on top of my vintage 10 gauge lee loader and tap the brass or hull flush into the sizer with a rubber mallet and then set the sizer ring upside down with the stuck case in it on my...
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    Today, 12:00 PM
    For my 35 rems I tumble powder coat and then bounce all the excess off in another container before baking. I then run my boolits through a lee sizer after the PC bake because I want them all sized to the exact same diameter for consistency and best...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    + another for Unique. I shoot a lot of 44 Mags with 8.5 gr under 240 - 255 gr cast SWCs, my own or commercial. I don't shoot many coated bullets but what I have shot I've found some guns won't foul/lead with them but some will. as to your rifle...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    The point is if the box said "45 Short Colt" it was just colloquial name given to what was still the 45 Government cartridge. Same as "Stingers" are still just a 22LR cartridge. The Army manual of the day states the 45 Government cartridge was...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    I am not particularly recoil sensitive. While the 11 oz S&W 357's and the S&W 460/500 can be brisk they still don't hold a candle to the early Contender grips paired with some of the lightweight big bore barrel combs. I've split the web on my...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    My favorite 243 powder. I have loads in Both 90 grain and 70 grain Nosler ballistic tips that are a hair over max book loads. Both loads will print a 3 shot group all in one hole at a 100 looking like I missed the target the other two times. They...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Burgess Folding Shotgun in Shot Guns
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    dangt That's very close to exactly what I did. I'm sure you'll find it works perfectly as it did for me. The Single Six 32 H&R has become my most shot revolver.
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    Yesterday, 05:22 AM
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-13-2022, 05:44 PM
    Wishing Mrs. Winger a speedy and full recovery! We have Velvet ants here too, I never heard of anyone getting stung by one although I'm sure it's possible. We also have Tarantula Hawks here, you don't want to get stung by one of those!
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    08-13-2022, 04:39 PM
    I found the load in Lyman 50th page 310. I used the jacketed RN data.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-13-2022, 04:04 PM
    45 Government is the official name of that cartridge. It's specifications are in the manuals of the day. As mentioned it was made by government arsenals so the same cartridge could be used in both the Schofield and Colt service revolvers. Colt...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    08-13-2022, 09:57 AM
    I have 8 pounds of green dot. I tried some 10 mm 180 grain cast loads that were looked up by a member here on load data’s website. Seems max load is 6.2 grains. I’ve have tried a 5.8 grain load so far and they are pretty tame vs factory recoiling...
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  • Krh1326's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 08:08 PM
    I grew up near Numrich Arms…. They’re on Route 28, west of Kingston. I can’t tell you how much “stuff” they actually have. I haven’t been it there for quite awhile, but they were always bursting at the seams. I can’t even begin to imagine how they...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 08:00 PM
    Just looked at the 5 in stock purchased 3. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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  • Krh1326's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 07:54 PM
    Good news for all, that love their SP101. If you have a SP101, with 4” barrel ( only model ) that has the HiViz front sight, and want something different, the front sight dovetail, is exactly the same as a Ruger SR9. It is however a narrower...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 09:34 AM
    The mold was a group buy here a few years back. I believe it was made by NOE. I just went on Hodgdon’s reloading data page and is said a starting load was 36 grains and now they reduced it to a max load of 38.3 grains with a FTX bullet. It’s listed...
    45 replies | 2399 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 12:06 AM
    The primer is not the weakest link in the shotgun pressure issues. https://www.shotgunlife.com/shotguns/tom-roster/important-information-about-shotshell-pressures.html SAAMI tells us that whether using 2¾-inch or 3-inch 12-gauge loads, the...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 09:22 PM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread 10 gauge loads. in Shot Guns
    I use 100 grains of FG and 1 5/8oz of nickel plated lead for my turkey load. It recoils like a 20 gauge. I tried 116 grains of FG but the pattern opened up a little. Mega helped me out with the load. Shot a double bearded gobbler with it the first...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 08:52 PM
    I like our group buy 200 grain HP. Here's how they do on deer… https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?414159-Finally-shot-a-deer-with-my-Marlin-336-and-our-200-grain-HP-group-buy! I shot the 3 shot, 100 yard group in my avatar with...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 08:37 PM
    https://www.mushroomhuntress.com/the-destroying-angel-a-mushroom-with-deadly-intentions/ Is there a treatment for poisoning by death cap mushroom? Yes. Medical professionals treat poison victims with dialysis and penicillin, among other things....
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 08:28 PM
    Here’s my 336 and cast boolit performance on a deer… https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?414159-Finally-shot-a-deer-with-my-Marlin-336-and-our-200-grain-HP-group-buy! Zeroed at 100 yards it drops 9” at 200 yards using 40 grains of...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 08:25 PM
    I use 50/50 COWW and pure lead with 2% pewter added to the total. My load is 40 grains of varget using a group buy HP, PC, and GC. Here’s my gun, deer, and wound photos… ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 02:01 PM
    I have tested various SP and SR primers in the Hornet. Which is best depends on the type and burn rate of the powder and the operating pressure level. Back in the day I also thought HPing to various depths with a 1/16" Forster HP tool the...
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  • Krh1326's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 09:13 AM
    Krh1326 replied to a thread Dummy rounds in Cast Boolits
    Good stuff… will go at it again, later, when I get home. I have Pmag gen 3s for my AR… Will give them a go.
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 04:07 AM
    Pics of the headstamp and side view would be helpful. The 0.735" is 0.163" shorter than a 45 ACP (0.898"). The only 45 cal. case that I am aware of that is that short is the British .450 Adams.
    28 replies | 724 view(s)
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April 15, 1947 (75)
About Larry Gibson
My first reloads were with cast bullets in the 30-30 when I was 14.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Shooting, what else?
Retired U.S. Army. Currently contract Research and development of ammuntion and relaods


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“Deficient observation is merely a form of ignorance and responsible for the many morbid notions and foolish ideas prevailing.”
― Nikola Tesla


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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