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  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    The rule has always been if you change lot numbers reduce by 10% and start again. I would do at least that.
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    06-14-2021, 04:35 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Rossi m92 puma in Leverguns
    I have one that feeds anything. I have another that feeds the 358156 in 38 cases and nothing in 357 even empty cases. It is accurate with those pushed fast. If you cast try the lee 125 gr rf.
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    06-12-2021, 03:58 PM
    It all depends on what you want the cartridge to do. The 243 IMO, will not be improved on much by 55 gr bullets and 110+ weight bullets. IMO, If you want heavier bullets go to a larger diameter, 260 Remington, 7mm 08 or such. Both of the latter...
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    06-11-2021, 03:34 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread GMC extended warranty in Our Town
    You need to decide if it would be a hardship or an inconvenience to walk away from the vehicle, or trade it at a loss if needed.
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    06-11-2021, 03:28 PM
    Parker love high velocity. If it were not for it's lack of range he would have recommended a wildcat 17 over the swift.
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    06-10-2021, 11:22 AM
    No location listed but the rifle might be improperly throated, I would start with cerrosafe or a pound cast and see about having the throat reamed. A barrel should be able to fit the factory cartridges it is chambered for including the 250 gr...
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    06-10-2021, 11:19 AM
    We are seeing the failure of villages to raise children properly. Those who have not been taught the rearing of children in a family situation are moving away from personal responsibility for their kids as well.
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    06-10-2021, 11:15 AM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Destinations in Our Town
    I hate to leave MT in the summer. Even to go to Utah, Idaho or Wyoming ti visit relatives seems like a waste of travel time. AFA travel. Opted out of trip to Italy and the Greek Islands that was postponed in 2020 and again this year due to...
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    06-09-2021, 10:27 PM
    I think he wanted it to upset quickly in over sized throats and bores.
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    06-08-2021, 12:23 PM
    I hope that all had a great time and I'm looking forward to a write up.
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    06-08-2021, 12:20 PM
    358429 was the 170 long nose, 358431 the hollow based, 358439 the hollow point, though to confuse matters there was also a 3358429 HP. 358477 was available in two weights 150 and 158 though what the difference was I have no idea.
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    06-07-2021, 11:06 PM
    Over the years I have had 3 of these 30 Carbine BHs, still have one made ~ 2013. Dimensionally perfect--.3085" throats, .300" x .308" barrel. Castings sized .309" drive tacks, from 800 FPS to 1500+FPS (#311419 and 2400). W-W 30 Carbine brass...
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    06-07-2021, 10:44 PM
    ^^^ this! ^^^
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    06-07-2021, 10:39 PM
    Lyman's 3311008 design is never a bad choice in 32/20s, long or short. I would suggest avoiding LYMAN-made moulds, though--they tend to cast no larger than .311"-.312", and in many 32/20 throats that will be too small in diameter. Accurate Molds...
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    06-05-2021, 11:24 AM
    I believe that OSHA has a major impact on powder manufacture. As the gun store employee said, some factories may be grandfathered but if sold would have to have their plant recertified. Very few people understand the stability of gunpowder and as...
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    06-04-2021, 03:12 PM
    We had a member years back that shot a deer with that bullet. It died. Whitetail can range in weight from 90 to almost 300 lbs. A blanket yes or know is probably based on the posters region. I would shoot a deer with that combo if I could be assured...
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    06-04-2021, 03:05 PM
    I saw a picture of 11 different versions of the 454424. It varied in nose length, band width, grooves and weight. It is my favorite mold but you have to hunt to find two that match. I would look at accurate molds for a comparison as to what you...
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    06-03-2021, 12:13 PM
    Wash them up and let them dry. Find an old pencil with a wooden outer and go over every mm of it with the graphite tip. Break the tip off then burnish it well with the wooden part of the pencil. It might need some occasional lube from a Q tip and...
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    06-03-2021, 12:09 PM
    It was the first new mold I ever bought and one I really wanted to work for me. I was very happy when I got rid of it. Powder coating might work as I tried it in the early 90's.
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    06-03-2021, 12:04 PM
    I worked with a former submariner. He pronounced it sub mar ree ner, accent is on the ree.
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    06-03-2021, 02:32 AM
    ..............It wouldn't be too hard to modify the mould to take a base pin. That is, so long as there is a lathe involved and someone who understands how to do what's needed :-). Since Fototime burned up, all my machining photos and mould...
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    06-02-2021, 11:10 AM This shows what the 358495 should look like. Lyman changed cherries often but yours molds nose is quite long to call it a 495. What does it...
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    06-02-2021, 11:05 AM
    The Jefferson river watershed got less than 10% of normal moisture in May. The forested areas are dry but the grass growth is nil also. Tall grasses really help fires get going until they spread tree to tree. If we get a wet June we might make it,...
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    06-01-2021, 09:00 PM
    Constantine was a death bed convert to Christianity. Previous to that he was tired of internal warring among the countries in his empire. He called a council to make sure that all the different churches agreed on what was doctrine and what wasn't so...
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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