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    Sticky: For the rifle shooters- I was using the hytec...

    For the rifle shooters- I was using the hytec powder that has the catalyst in it with acetone. baking at 400 for ten minutes per coat like directions said. ended up doing three to four coats trying...
  2. Thread: O3-A3 load

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    Well I did get time to test another load today....

    Well I did get time to test another load today. went down to 22.5 grains of 3031 and it grouped better and recoil was milder. had to raise the rear sight 2 clicks to center the group. I hold a 6...
  3. Thread: O3-A3 load

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    O3-A3 load

    I'm a new guy and realize if I had patience I'd probably find multiple threads on what I'm doing. But I am using the materials I have on hand- 170 gr. flat nose from a LEE LH 309-170 mold I bought to...
  4. Thread: simple lube.

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    Forum: Boolit Lube !

    Sticky: I was wondering about the Alox alone,I was just...

    I was wondering about the Alox alone,I was just trying it by rolling the bullets through it and it stays pretty tacky at least for a long time. I was thinking about something that might help thicken...
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    lots of good help here again- thanks. I cast...

    lots of good help here again- thanks. I cast another small batch this evening and plan to try loading with no PC in a few 30-06 cases and see if anything changes did roll in LEE liquid ALOX. but they...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    OK that makes a lot of sense. I will cast another...

    OK that makes a lot of sense. I will cast another batch and skip the coat,lube with ALOX and see how it does. they seem to come out undersize without the coating using pretty much wheelweights but...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Sticky: I am very new to this forum and still trying to...

    I am very new to this forum and still trying to work out a consistently useable load for both 30-30 and 30-06 using a 173 grain cast bullet I have a mold for, I have tried 2400, 748 and unique so far...
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    need more schooling

    OK after earlier discussions I slugged my barrels on the win 94's and they came out .309" while my old O3A3 was .308". so I polished my LEE sizer die out- a little too much naturally, throwing them...
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    OK I slugged both Winchesters and a 2 groove...

    OK I slugged both Winchesters and a 2 groove barrel 03-a3 I wanted to experiment with. both Winchesters came out .309 and the O3A3 was .308. I have no idea how it will do but I at least am going with...
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    I can understand that, one problem seems to be...

    I can understand that, one problem seems to be they are already coming out about .308 from the mold. I think either the 309 mold is a little tight or like I said maybe the weight mix tends to shrink...
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    Well I did get the bores clean with Hoppes on a...

    Well I did get the bores clean with Hoppes on a brush wrapped with the chore boy type copper strands. I have donwe that in the past on a pistol barrel but had forgotten the trick. I am second...
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    thought it would work 30-30 loads

    Well I'm new to the group but have cast pistol bullets in the past. tried 30-30 with a Lee 309-170 mold and cast from mostly wheel weights. coated with hi-tek and they came out good. loaded some...
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    thought it would work

    Well I seem to know just enough about this stuff to be dangerous. I have read a few posts from this group to think I had a handle on casting. I have done pistol bullets with hitech and had OK...
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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