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by 45idaho
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Casting Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 2837

Casting Problems

Yesterday I fired up my Lee bottom pour pot and made several hundred bullets with 4 different molds. It has been over a year since I have done any casting. The molds were a Lee 6 cavity 452-255-RF, a 3 cavity alumimum Mountain Mold 250 grain .452 bullet, a steel 2 cavity Lyman #452651 mold, and a 2 ...
by 45idaho
Wed May 14, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Custom Ruger
Replies: 3
Views: 5448

Custom Ruger

I had a local gunsmith convert my Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt to an oversize line reamed 5 shot cylinder with a new 4 3/4" barrel in the same caliber. I am so excited about how well it shoots, I thought I would share some of the results. The first group I shot was at 50 yards with a GC 340 grain Ly...
by 45idaho
Mon May 19, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: How's the construction going?
Replies: 1
Views: 3665

How's the construction going?

Just curious about how your construction project is going. I built a shop last year on our property out of Idaho City and am starting on a cabin this weekend. Just the boring old stick frame construction. It always seems to take a hell of a lot longer to complete a building project than a guy plans....
by 45idaho
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Wadcutters
Replies: 1
Views: 2885

Wadcutters

You may not be able to produce a mold like this, but I have been thinking about trying to maximize bearing length and make a bullet stable at longer ranges. I know that bullets with large meplats (80%+) are not normally accurate at longer ranges. Is this because of how the bullet is weighted (more w...
by 45idaho
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: lubes
Topic: Rooster HVR problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 9649

Rooster HVR problems?

I had 2 custom revolvers built and got custody of them in July after paying out the nose. Both are on Ruger Blackhawk frames with 4 5/8" barrels. One is in 454 Casull and the other is a 475 Linebaugh and I have been extremly satisfied with the performance of both of them. They both will shoot i...
by 45idaho
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: lubes
Topic: Rooster HVR problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 9649

Re: Rooster HVR problems?

I think you may be right on the Lil Gun. It seems to group slightly better than H110 when temperatures are consistant, but the standard deviation always seems to be higher with the Lil Gun. Cold weather velocities with H110 are about 50 fps higher in cold temps with HVR. Do you see any problems with...
by 45idaho
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: lubes
Topic: Rooster HVR problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 9649

Re: Rooster HVR problems?

I did some shooting with Lyman Alox lube and H 110 in 40 degree weather to compair with Rooster velocities. The 1st shot in a cold barrel was always the highest velocity with both lubes. 475 Linebaugh and 31 grains H 110 375 grain gas check bullet 5 shots averaged 1406 FPS with Rooster in 80 degree ...
by 45idaho
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: lubes
Topic: Rooster HVR problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 9649

Re: Rooster HVR problems?

Sorry about the bad math/ typo on the 454 with Lyman Alox load! The 1st shot average should have been 1421 FPS and a 20 FPS higher than average velocity.
by 45idaho
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: lubes
Topic: Rooster HVR problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 9649

Re: Rooster HVR problems?

I have read about H110 shooting best at or near max loads also. The problem I have is what do they mean by max? Max pressure, Max powder compressed in availiable space or what?????? I don't have any way of measuring CUP or PSI and can only guess from looking at primers, case extraction, looking at p...
by 45idaho
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: lubes
Topic: Changing Lubes
Replies: 3
Views: 5602

Changing Lubes

I have a Lyman 450 and a Lyman 4500 Luber/ Sizer that I use to lube my bullets. I am trying out different lubes and it is a real pain in the butt to change lubes. I know it would be easiest to have a dedicated luber/sizer for each lube and only have to clean out the die. The easiest method I have fo...

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