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  1. Another you might consider is the American .30-40...

    Another you might consider is the American .30-40 Krag. Dimensionally and performance-wise, it is very similar to the .303 Brit - - to the point that I think "not invented here" nationalism is the...
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    You want meplat? My preferred 9mm medicine...

    You want meplat?

    My preferred 9mm medicine proved to be the NOE/Ranch Dog tumble lube 135 grainer:

    305117

    It casts at .357" and works well for me swirled in 45/45/10.

    The Accurate...
  3. Just a harder, non-expanding alloy for the whole...

    Just a harder, non-expanding alloy for the whole mag. Unless you're loading everything with soft charges, you'd be unlikely to get consistent point of impact out of both. The flat points in...
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    Another relic of my youth saved! You're a good...

    Another relic of my youth saved! You're a good man! :wink: Acraglas to the rescue!

    Considering the grandson will probably have the functional eyeballs many of us no longer do, you might as well...
  5. I think if you check B.A.W.'s reply with his flat...

    I think if you check B.A.W.'s reply with his flat points, you have a totally workable solution. Consider:

    305010

    Both 130 grain .32's at 1250fps out of a Martini Cadet. The hard alloy on the...
  6. You might just stop and consider that the...

    You might just stop and consider that the original .303 may not be broken and doesn't really need to be fixed. Plenty of "strikes with authority" options to be had for mold designs. 215 grains at...
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    As I understand and have witnessed the process,...

    As I understand and have witnessed the process, what meplat does for you is grab, crush, and tear better than something more streamlined.

    I've posted elsewhere that I visualize our goal as...
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    Poll: Obi Wan Kenobi said that the lightsaber was "An...

    Obi Wan Kenobi said that the lightsaber was "An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age"

    Personally, I'm much more in line with Han Solo's "Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a...
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    It's a classic target bullet I like a lot. ...

    It's a classic target bullet I like a lot. Between this and the 314299 version, you should be set for any .303 you come into between the extremes of "brand new" and "sewer pipe". You can take these...
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    Wolf, I plink a lot of donated water bottles...

    Wolf,

    I plink a lot of donated water bottles at 50 yards with my .22 LR's, and the reaction is typically "solid round noses zip through; hollow points make them jump". This is of course with...
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    Run a .22 Magnum revolver. Run FROM anything...

    Run a .22 Magnum revolver.

    Run FROM anything Taurus.

    Pumas being ambush predators, if they decide you're food, you're unlikely to see it coming. For the most part, if you aren't a deer, they...
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    I'm not sure I'd regard them as challenging NOW,...

    I'm not sure I'd regard them as challenging NOW, but Dad and I learned how to cast with a single cavity RCBS .455 Webley hollow base and a hexagonal .451 Whitworth.

    I would NOT recommend those as...
  13. Have only made it as far as casting a pile and...

    Have only made it as far as casting a pile and creating the test-fit dummy round. . .then got to the pesky part of the year where much gets put on hold for deer season prep.

    Tumble lube of choice...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    JCSC, Follow the link to the stickied thread...

    JCSC,

    Follow the link to the stickied thread in Dusty Bannister's #4 reply to your post. A lot of hard-won knowledge there. The formulae I arrived at for success starts on page 4 or 5.
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    The problem common to "Swiss Army knives" is that...

    The problem common to "Swiss Army knives" is that they are usually less than satisfactory as knives, and all the corkscrews, saws, and tweezers they contain are compromises to the real thing as well....
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    The only thing that will ever get me to go back...

    The only thing that will ever get me to go back to a balance beam scale will be the literal, powered-down end of the world.
  17. I'm utterly convinced big meplats are more fun to...

    I'm utterly convinced big meplats are more fun to explode water bottles with. As to them having that same kind of magnified effect on meaty tissue, I'm not really all that convinced.

    I watched...
  18. Thread: Turkey .45 ACP

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    The 1911 industry needs a great deal more of...

    The 1911 industry needs a great deal more of this: get away from the bells, whistles, and target-rifle tolerances and deliver an honest, functional, steel handgun for a reasonable amount of money.
    ...
  19. Forum: Cast Boolits

    Your sights are most likely calibrated for the...

    Your sights are most likely calibrated for the MKVII 174 grain spitzer at around 2450 fps.

    A lot of us replicate the older MKI-MKVI 215 grain / 2000 fps load with cast bullets like the 314 or...
  20. At 25 yards with a Special load, you're out to...

    At 25 yards with a Special load, you're out to have fun - not go on some Chuck Yeager-esque quest to push the outer edge of some envelope.

    And I'm here to tell you, you can have a ridiculous...
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    If ALL you have is a burn rate chart, then sure,...

    If ALL you have is a burn rate chart, then sure, you can get into trouble. But if you have a burn rate chart plus a few manuals that list different powders, pressures, and load density figures for...
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    As to the forend screw. . . The M70 showed up...

    As to the forend screw. . .

    The M70 showed up when elements of the Lee and P14/M1917 Enfields were still fairly cutting edge. The Lee was something of a marvel of rings, springs, etc... to...
  23. Several thoughts on this: 1. It's a GUN! ...

    Several thoughts on this:

    1. It's a GUN! It's SUPPOSED to be dangerous! With all recent (last 30 years) emphasis on modifying firearm mechanisms to make them "safe", I've kinda wanted to film a...
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    Here ya go:...

    Here ya go: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?269789-Careful-Analysis-of-Segregated-Range-Scrap-Smelt&highlight=segregated+range+scrap
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    Thanks for that pic - it pretty well illustrates...

    Thanks for that pic - it pretty well illustrates what I was wanting to say.

    The rifle was designed for the 20 round mag, which was basically a down-sized M14 mag, and those things RUN.

    But we...
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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