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by Elkins45
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Observation
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Re: Observation

Heh. Love the cartoon. There’s a lot of truth there. One popular forum has essentially become a wasteland of this very thing.
by Elkins45
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: fluxes
Replies: 8
Views: 8994

Re: fluxes

I remember reading about rosin as a flux from either Dean Grinnell in the ABCs of Reloading or George Nonte in Handloading for Handgunners. It has a lot to recommend it. I have a lifetime supply of experimental bullet lube failures that make pretty good fluxes, but rosin is still my favorite for cas...
by Elkins45
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: fluxes
Replies: 8
Views: 8994

Re: fluxes

I'm going to have to try the cornmeal. My current favorite is rosin: smells good, fluxes, and isn't lossy at all. The tarry stuff left behind actually forms a bit of a protective layer on the exposed walls of the pot. Plain old vegetable shortening works pretty well, and it smells a bit like chicken...
by Elkins45
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: equipment
Topic: heater for lubrisizer
Replies: 2
Views: 3972

Re: heater for lubrisizer

I bought a cartridge heater off of eBay and carved a hole for it under my Lyman 45. It's mounted on a Lee bench plate so I didn't actually carve a hole in my bench. I control the temp by plugging it into an outlet box controlled by a dimmer switch. I already had the dimmer setup for a different proj...
by Elkins45
Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: soft nose
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: soft nose

I wasn't aware you ever offered them. How did they work? Were they two piece bullets like the Lyman Devistator or did you use a different approach?

Just curious.
by Elkins45
Mon May 28, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Designing a 300 Blackout bullet - not subsonic heavyweight
Replies: 5
Views: 5732

Re: Designing a 300 Blackout bullet - not subsonic heavyweight

I wish I had specified a bit of nose taper because I'm having to seat it really deep into the powder space in order for it to chamber. I haven't had a chance to shoot them yet but I have several loaded up and ready to go. I think the full diameter design is going to limit my powder choices quite a b...
by Elkins45
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Designing a 300 Blackout bullet - not subsonic heavyweight
Replies: 5
Views: 5732

Re: Designing a 300 Blackout bullet - not subsonic heavyweight

Unless you tell me there's a reason you can't or won't make one of these, I've narrowed down my bullet to one of these. All are 200 grain tangential ogive with a .120 base, .280 nose and .100 front band with .7 groove to band ratio and 55 degree grooves. The only difference is the number of grooves....
by Elkins45
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Designing a 300 Blackout bullet - not subsonic heavyweight
Replies: 5
Views: 5732

Re: Designing a 300 Blackout bullet - not subsonic heavyweight

The twist has no bearing on your design decisions. It is what it is, no point worrying about it. The loverin tends to be superior at high velocities. At low velocities I couldn't tell you but would guess it is a toss up. OK. I wasn't sure if faster twist had some bearing on the amount of bearing su...
by Elkins45
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Designing a 300 Blackout bullet - not subsonic heavyweight
Replies: 5
Views: 5732

Designing a 300 Blackout bullet - not subsonic heavyweight

First post, so excuse me if it's stupid. I'm trying to work out a bullet to shoot in 300 Blackout in a 1/8 twist barrel, but I don't want one of those mammoth 250 grainers that people are casting to shoot in subsonic or suppressed guns. I just want a plain base bullet that can be shot accurately out...

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