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by turbo1889
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Recommendations Section
Replies: 10
Views: 8439

Re: Recommendations Section

“The definition of a good customer service manager is the ability to pick the diamonds out of the rocks people throw at you.” That quote just seemed appropriate after reading the above post. Mtngun is an excellent craftsman, but like all craftsmen, especially those who are their own boss and run the...
by turbo1889
Mon May 30, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cast 550 grain 458 Win Mag
Replies: 16
Views: 12628

Re: Cast 550 grain 458 Win Mag

kencolamarino wrote:. . . 550 grain bullet . . . . 12.5 bullets to the pound will go through my WW stash in a hurry.


You think that is bad try 880gr. (a 73-cal mold I use - not a MN mold since he don't cut calibers that large) that is less then 8 boolits per pound of lead. :o :shock:
by turbo1889
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: softwood floors
Replies: 3
Views: 4522

Re: softwood floors

Excellent craftsmanship there for home-made lumber. The only thing I would be personally worried about would be it warping as it cured over the next couple years or so, scratching due to it being soft wood instead of hard would be somewhere near the bottom of my list of worries. The warp factor is w...
by turbo1889
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: 40 s&w cal desing questing
Replies: 2
Views: 3490

Re: 40 s&w cal desing questing

Since all of the molds that MM cuts are lathe bored and his process necessitates a minimum 0.18" flat meplat you will not be able to produce a true complete RN boolit mold with his software. You can, however, shrink the meplat down to the minimum size and use the correct nose profile selection ...
by turbo1889
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: pressure measurement
Topic: Any final conclusion on strain gauge adhesives?
Replies: 1
Views: 5831

Any final conclusion on strain gauge adhesives?

I am the new owner of a RSI Pressure Trace II system going on a couple months now. So far the single gauge included with the unit has stayed glued to the barrel of my 12ga. NEF-USH without incident but I am well aware of the fact that it is a matter of when not if the adhesive will eventually fail a...
by turbo1889
Tue May 18, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One mould for .50 S&W & Beuwolf
Replies: 2
Views: 3152

Re: One mould for .50 S&W & Beuwolf

Although I do not personally cast and load for any of the big 50-cal guns I am somewhat familiar with them due to the fact that my GF does own several different 50-cal guns and casts and loads for them. So by default that does give me a little bit of knowledge about them. First, there are two differ...
by turbo1889
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 9mm bullet design
Replies: 6
Views: 5351

Re: 9mm bullet design

Have you slugged your bore? I've found that semi-auto handguns can very significantly in internal bore dimensions. If for example you have an oversize bore that's running 0.358" and your shooting bullets sized for a normal 9mm bore at 0.355" to 0.356" then this could be the problem. I...
by turbo1889
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Airgun .308 bullet shape
Replies: 13
Views: 9730

Re: Airgun .308 bullet shape

. . . . it may be that the only solution is to eliminate all alloy choices except wheelweight. :cry: Please, please, I know it's your business but if you do eliminate alloy choices to keep people from creating this problem. Please, please, make it caliber category dependent and not a blanket situat...
by turbo1889
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sending order
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

Re: sending order

Two ways to do that: 1 ~ Click HERE (red circle in image below) and proceed with payment through PayPal with credit card or if you have a PayPal account yourself it's balance or your attached bank account. First click on the "Draw" Button and it will show you a picture of how that bullet w...
by turbo1889
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cast bullet penetration testing - wood as a test medium?
Replies: 3
Views: 7162

Cast bullet penetration testing - wood as a test medium?

Okay, I recently did some penetration and terminal performance testing of some cast lead shotgun slugs (oversize cast bullets). Mainly due to the fact that it was quick and handy at the time I used some big Douglas-Fir rounds as a testing medium. These were from dead standing dry timber that had bee...

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