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    Full power .44 mag loads aren't too bad in mine...

    Full power .44 mag loads aren't too bad in mine with a soft slip-on recoil pad.

    I've also thought about drilling some holes in the end of the stock under the buttplate to put some lead weights in....
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Definitely agree on verifying your scale with...

    Definitely agree on verifying your scale with check weights. If you don't have them, you can get them MidwayUSA and others fairly cheaply. Definitely a required item for handloading.

    Also agree...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    I'd recommend Accurate Mold's 41-220K

    I'd recommend Accurate Mold's 41-220K
  4. Thread: 9mm crimp

    by AlaskaMike
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    The instructions that come with your 9mm carbide...

    The instructions that come with your 9mm carbide factory crimp die are much more concise and clear than the misinformation and confusion contained in a forum thread.

    Just a suggestion.
  5. Regular Simple Green isn't something you want to...

    Regular Simple Green isn't something you want to use on aluminum. I think they make one they claim is safe to use with aluminum, but I've never seen it.
  6. Thread: Dad's Rifle

    by AlaskaMike
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    Dad's Rifle

    When I started experimenting with cast bullets in .30-06, I was quite young and I didn't have my own rifle in that caliber at the time. My Dad was a very patient man and he recognized my interest. ...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    For handgun cartridges I've never had any issues,...

    For handgun cartridges I've never had any issues, leading or otherwise, using jacketed load data with cast bullets. This includes plain base (non-gascheck) bullets in a .454 Casull Rossi 92 carbine...
  8. Yep, Renaissance wax would be good, and probably...

    Yep, Renaissance wax would be good, and probably also any good furniture wax. I've also used Johnson's Paste wax with good results.

    I prefer to use the wax because an oil finish doesn't provide...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Good to see this testing--thanks Newtire. I'm...

    Good to see this testing--thanks Newtire.

    I'm one of those whose personal experience was that my .44 mag Rossi 92 carbine barrel heated up disurbingly, and I won't use Lil' Gun for anything.
    ...
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    To focus on the question that was asked, my woods...

    To focus on the question that was asked, my woods carry load here in Alaska with my 10mm Springfield XDM is a 200 gr. coated RNFP from Montana Bullets over 8 gr. of Longshot. Please note that is...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    It doesn't work so well with aluminum molds...

    It doesn't work so well with aluminum molds because aluminum cools off so quickly. The reason it works well with iron molds is because iron holds heat so well.
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    My iron molds retain heat so well that I always...

    My iron molds retain heat so well that I always cast with two. And yes--I can turn out bullets pretty quickly without feeling like I'm rushing at all, even with 2-cav molds.

    My aluminum molds I...
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    Forum: Leverguns

    No worries! I bought my .44 model 92 about 20...

    No worries! I bought my .44 model 92 about 20 years ago and had a heck of a time figuring out why it would shoot jacketed okay but wouldn't shoot my .429" cast bullets worth a darn. It took me...
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    Don't blame Rossi, blame SAAMI. SAAMI specs for...

    Don't blame Rossi, blame SAAMI. SAAMI specs for .44 mag rifle groove diameter is .431" + .002". So a barrel with a .433" groove diameter is within spec, regardless of manufacturer.

    Why SAAMI...
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    Forum: Leverguns

    All three of my Rossi 92 carbines have a 1 in 30"...

    All three of my Rossi 92 carbines have a 1 in 30" twist. One is older, and two are relatively new. I don't think they ever offered their model 92 with any other rifling twist, but I could be wrong....
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    BE-86 and Power Pistol are both extremely clean...

    BE-86 and Power Pistol are both extremely clean burning, and work beautifully in midrange .357 loads.

    For even lighter loads, Clays also is very good.

    I definitely agree with sticking to 158...
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    I used to shoot a lot of the 10 gr Unique / 250...

    I used to shoot a lot of the 10 gr Unique / 250 gr SWC load, but these days I prefer 10 grains of Power Pistol or BE-86 with any 240-250 grain bullet.

    I've also gone a little lighter and used to...
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    I think that bullet should work very well for...

    I think that bullet should work very well for you.

    My midrange .454 load is the RCBS 45-270-SAA bullet over 11 to 12 grains of Unique, BE86, or Power Pistol. Any of those work great in my Rossi...
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    I think it would be an interesting combo, but for...

    I think it would be an interesting combo, but for me it would be more of a range gun. For me, a carry gun is a semi-auto.

    I love my revolvers and have well over twice as many nice revolvers than...
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    BE86 data is not interchangeable with Unique...

    BE86 data is not interchangeable with Unique data. They're close, but BE86 is just a little bit slower.

    Especially where it's a new powder to you, you should really use published load data.

    If...
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    CMP's screwup aside, the problem I have with the...

    CMP's screwup aside, the problem I have with the logic above is that it's sort of like saying that just because Edward Snowden released a bunch of classified material, we should throw up our hands in...
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    Either a Speer 135 gr short barrel GDHP, or a 158...

    Either a Speer 135 gr short barrel GDHP, or a 158 gr SWC over a +p charge of Power Pistol.
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    Any load that is safe in a revolver will be just...

    Any load that is safe in a revolver will be just fine in your Handi Rifle.

    That said, you can never go wrong by starting with the starting loads and working up.
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    How many times do we see posts here like, "...I...

    How many times do we see posts here like, "...I don't need anything besides Bullseye, Unique, and 2400."

    Sometimes I think it's amazing that we ever see any new powders at all.
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    Forum: Leverguns

    Another vote here for 9 to 10 grains of Unique...

    Another vote here for 9 to 10 grains of Unique with a 240 to 250 grain bullet. It makes a great midrange plinker load.

    Alternatives to Unique would be Power Pistol or BE-86 with same charge...
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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