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  • white eagle's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    Are there any guides for moose in Maine? My Whelen would love to meet Bullwinkle
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    I’d sure like to put in but I have nowhere to hunt!
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    That would be an excellent, if not the best, choice for top end velocity and accuracy in the Marlin.
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    Today, 10:14 AM
    With the modern lubes of today the big square lubes aren't needed. Exception being with bullets for BP shooting. I never found the square groove bullets with smokeless or BP lubes to be any better than round grooved bullets. As mentioned, I have...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    Back in the day I formed a lot of 8x57 the same way out of milsurp 30-06 cases. Somewhere along the way I picked up an 8x57 form die which I used to initially form 8x57, 7.65 Argentine, 7x57 and 6.5x55. The formed cases in that die (necks cut off...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Do We Melt or Smelt in Cast Boolits
    This thread just got "Jockularized". Who really cares if it is melting, smelting, refining, or schmelting, as long as it results in galena being poured into a boolit mold... Right? Please Cast some awesome boolits and get on with it!
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread 16-1 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    It also happens to me when I have my pot temperature turned way up. The hotter it gets the quicker I get crud. Just oxidization is everybody else has said. I just keep scraping it off every so often.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
    Well...here's a try at folding my once fired hulls today by hand and with my lee 3.5" vintage loader. I had an 8 point plastic starter I pushed them down with first. Since I watched a guy try and use a lee load all 2 crimp his 10 gauge hulls on...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 16-1 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    The use of some "fluxes" are also excellent "reductants" to remix the oxidized alloy back into the mix. Beeswax and paraffin are two. They work quite well with alloy that is already smelted. While they will flux the oxidized alloy back into the...
    20 replies | 385 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    Now that I actually think of where I shoot it seems that I try most often for the heart or just behind the front leg hoping for the heart lungs, most always for the off side shoulder institutively I shoot there without thinking
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    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    Problem with a "double lung" is it works if the deer is broadside. Even then the deer can go a long way before lying down to die. If you've got good tracking conditions and no other hunters in the local (I have had two deer I double lunged go far...
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    I just shot a 245 gr boolit cast from ww and pc'd with bacon grease out of my 40 cal muzzleloader and I bet that was going well over 2000 fps might be closer to 2500 fps at any rate I think that the parameters that you are dealing with your alloy...
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    white eagle replied to a thread 16-1 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I just skim it off and discard it
    20 replies | 385 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    would you care to pm me the recipe's, methods for your squirrel I have only had them as a kid when hunting with my buddies of the same age we would prepare them over a camp fire after the hunt and as you can imagine they weren't very good I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    If you want maximum magnum level performance, best accuracy and velocity, especially out of the rifle then try (if you can find one) the Lyman 313631 . Perhaps Accurate or NOE can clone one? If you want a plinking bullet for modest loads the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 16-1 in Lead and Lead Alloys
    None at all. Once the tin is mixed into solution with the lead it will not be separating from the lead during any kind of normal casting operation. As mentioned the "scum" that forms on top is the same alloy that is just oxidized.
    20 replies | 385 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Perfect boolit? in Cast Boolits
    Ed I knew about WQing back in the '60s or early '70s from an article in a magazine about a fellow who demonstrated MGs for sale. He was using cast bullet loads for such casting them of WWs. Was a simple way of heat treating them. I doubt...
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    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Perfect boolit? in Cast Boolits
    Yes, just one mould and filling all 4 cavities. I let the alloy roil back up out of each cavity before moving to the next and I leave a very generous sprue. The mould is then set on an old M60 barrel changing glove where i watch the sprue harden. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 358 winchester in Cast Boolits
    On white tail deer the RCBS 35-200-FN of the NOE or Lee clones at 2000 - 2300 fps will kill them all day long out to 200+ yards. That is, of course, unless you hunt where PETA/APCA are issuing the deer body armor. Then you may want a bit...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
    Now you’re talking dirty! How about a 2 and a 4 gauge!!!
    36 replies | 3048 view(s)
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April 15, 1947 (75)
About Larry Gibson
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My first reloads were with cast bullets in the 30-30 when I was 14.
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Shooting, what else?
Occupation:
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.”
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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