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by 5shooter
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: meplatt
Replies: 1
Views: 3122

meplatt

I am thinking of ordering a 325 gr 45 cal. tangential ogive bullet and am trying to decide between a 70% and 80% meplat. I know that the 70% meplat will have a better BC (if there is such a thing with revolver bullets) and the 80% meplat would probably be a better hunting bullet. I know there are th...
by 5shooter
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: equipment
Topic: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots
Replies: 11
Views: 10272

Re: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots

I have 2 of them. One works great and I have never got the other to work worth a hoot. If I adjust it where it pours a good flow it will leak lead with the handle closed and if I adjust it where it won't leak it pours too slow. I am sure it would work great if I pulled the rod out and lapped it with...
by 5shooter
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Front Band
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

Front Band

I am trying to come up with a large front band that will stop a bullet if it jumps crimp and still chamber easily in my 454 Casull. My cylinder throats are .452". My thoughts on the front band for a tangential ogive 80% meplat .454 bullet are: .1" long front band .465 front band bottom dia...
by 5shooter
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Front Band
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

Re: Front Band

I was thinking of having Buckshot build a Lyman type lube die with the lube holes drilled closer to the entrance of the die so you would only have to push it to the front band to lube the bullet.
by 5shooter
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: Ladles
Replies: 9
Views: 15323

Ladles

Does anyone know what the difference between Lee, Lyman, and RCBS ladles are? There is a hell of a difference in price! Lee $3.99, Lyman $16.49, and RCBS $39.99 from Midway. Are the RCBS ladles really worth the extra $?
by 5shooter
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: Ladles
Replies: 9
Views: 15323

Re: Ladles

My order from Midway came in including a $17.49 Lyman Ladle. It has bosses that are drilled and tapped on both sides for right or left handed operation with a screw in plug for the unused side. The pour hole is 3/16" so it should be ready to go with no modifications. I hope to get some casting ...
by 5shooter
Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: Mold Handles
Replies: 8
Views: 6872

Mold Handles

Here are some more Midway prices. Lee 6 cavity handles $13 and RCBS handles $40. I have used both handles with Mountain Molds and have had good luck with both. The RCBS handles seem to keep the molds closer to the pivot and are more square with the molds for less flopping around when opening and clo...
by 5shooter
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: How's construction going?
Replies: 3
Views: 4549

How's construction going?

I really enjoyed your shop construction posts! I understand how overwhelming things can be during construction, like finding time to build while trying to make a living while the weather is kicking your ass ........... I am in the same boat you are and don't do near the shooting/testing as I would l...
by 5shooter
Tue May 26, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: septic system
Replies: 5
Views: 7353

Re: septic system

Nice septic system. I went through the sewer god hassels a couple of years ago in Boise County. Building permits are required and the sewer gods must be happy before you are allowed to build anything, even with plans of using a composting toilet. I love this land of the free! Like you I was forced t...
by 5shooter
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Loverin
Replies: 1
Views: 4504

Loverin

I have read your range reports several times over the years and the same question comes up. What are Loverins?

Great range reports! Thanks!

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