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by mtngun
Sat May 16, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: PayPal error: "things don't appear to be working at the moment"
Replies: 0
Views: 843

PayPal error: "things don't appear to be working at the moment"

Several customers have recently run into a PayPal error along the lines of "things don't seem to be working at the moment." That error is being generated by PayPal on the PayPal website. According to PayPal, it happens when my shopping cart data is not formatted to PayPal's liking, so I have since s...
by mtngun
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: lever actions
Topic: 38-40 WCF Rifle mold.
Replies: 1
Views: 2107

Re: 38-40 WCF Rifle mold.

If you were to buy a recently made, name brand 38-40, it would probably have a SAAMI chamber. There is nothing special about the 38-40 chamber other than it has no freebore per se, just a short tapered leade. Hence the bullet needs to have a short front band tollowed by a nose that steps down to bor...
by mtngun
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shotgun slugs
Replies: 1
Views: 3811

Re: Shotgun slugs

At one time Lee and Lyman made a simple 12 ga. mold, and there may have been some special runs. A 12 ga. does not fit comfortably in my blocks I used to make a few on special blocks with shallow handle slots, but never sold enough to justify the effort so that came to an end. Other than that, I am n...
by mtngun
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: More Gas Check confusion: 50 caliber
Replies: 0
Views: 7126

More Gas Check confusion: 50 caliber

If you are smart enough to read this forum then you already know that Hornady's "50 Cal" check is not actually 50 caliber, instead it is 0.500" for the 500 S&W and takes a shank diameter roughly 0.460". Gator also makes a "Gator 500 S&W" check for a 0.460" shank though if you wait a few days someone...
by mtngun
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Web Site Is Up !
Replies: 1
Views: 3013

Re: New Web Site Is Up !

Smooth bullets are now available with the new website, either with or without a crimp.

However, you won't see the smooth option with the "defined length" plain base. If you want a smoothie, select either the "equal length" plain base (or bevel base) or a gas check.
by mtngun
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Web Site Is Up !
Replies: 1
Views: 3013

New Web Site Is Up !

I totally rewrote the website, bringing it up to HTML5 standards and hopefully making it a little easier to use. It opens with a 45 caliber Keith bullet, just because Keith bullets look sexy and 45 is the most popular caliber, but I'm not a big fan of Keith bullets :lol: so change to whatever calibe...
by mtngun
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: 40 & 41 caliber gas checks
Replies: 0
Views: 6884

40 & 41 caliber gas checks

In the entire history of gas checked bullets, I don't think anyone has ever had a good handle on the 40 & 41 caliber gas checks. Just when you think you have them figured out, someone changes something. :lol: :lol: :lol: The following is copied from Sage's website (which is where I usually purchase ...
by mtngun
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel twist
Replies: 5
Views: 5279

Re: Barrel twist

Custom work takes time and money, more so for odd calibers.

Good luck with your project.
by mtngun
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel twist
Replies: 5
Views: 5279

Re: Barrel twist

The design program suggests 33" twist for that combination, but I doubt if anyone sells a 33" twist 40 caliber barrel. Shilen -- only offers 16" twist Green Mountain -- offers a 48" twist for black powder, a 40" twist for 38-40, and 16" twist for 10mm Xcaliber -- does not offer a 40 caliber barrel M...
by mtngun
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel twist
Replies: 5
Views: 5279

Re: Barrel twist

Generally best accuracy is obtained with the slowest twist that will reliably stabilize the bullet. That said, in the big scheme of things, the effect of twist on accuracy is small, especially for jacketed bullets, so most hunters and plinkers and gun manufacturers choose a twist that errs on the si...