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by mtngun
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 357
Replies: 25
Views: 19082

Re: Marlin 357

Update on the 190 gr. bullet I recut it with a slightly fatter nose, so that it engraves snugly when chambered. It didn't seem to help accuracy, though. Here's how it does at 100 yards, with peep sights. average of 6 strings (standard aperture) -- 4.75" average of 3 strings (another day) -- 5.50" av...
by mtngun
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: alloys
Topic: Softening wheel weight
Replies: 3
Views: 8195

Softening wheel weight

When you drop WW bullets out of the mold, they air-cool fast enough to harden slightly. Small bullets will air-cool faster than big bullets. If you have a fan blowing on your casting area, it will speed cooling and increase hardness. One caster was getting 16+ BHN on his air-cooled bullets while usi...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: alloys
Topic: why I don't care for medium hard alloys
Replies: 1
Views: 5117

Re: why I don't care for medium hard alloys

Hi Dan. Now I've had the time to try the mold and I must say I'm very happy with it. Since I have a Lee bottom pour furnace I had to learn ladlecasting (tried the bottompour first). Drilled out the orifice in the ladle to 4mm and converted it for left hand use. The bullets drop from the mold at .452...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: saving/printing/posting your design
Replies: 0
Views: 6577

saving/printing/posting your design

How to save your design ? Sadly, you cannot. It is on my wish list, and you can see the "under construction" SAVE button on the design page, but the software is a big project and who knows when I'll find time. Meanwhile, your best bet is to either print out your design, or else save it as a screen ...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Win 94 357 mag throat
Replies: 0
Views: 4407

Win 94 357 mag throat

Here's a nicely done throat impression sent in by a customer, from a Win 94 357 magnum. The good news is that the throat is smooth and the angle is a gentle 5°, instead of the chattered 17° leade in my Marlin 1984. The bad news is that the throat starts at case diameter, instead of stepping down to ...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 357
Replies: 25
Views: 19082

Re: Marlin 357

I mentioned on another thread that the iron sights on my Marlin 1894 357 were crooked. I had to replace the front ramp with a lower ramp, anyway, so a new screw hole had to be drilled. The picture illustrates how far off the original sights were. The barrel had been screwed in a little too much. htt...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: springbuck with S&W 500
Replies: 3
Views: 4294

Re: springbuck with S&W 500

Very nice Kudu,165 Meters open sights,that man can shoot.

Sean
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: springbuck with S&W 500
Replies: 3
Views: 4294

Re: springbuck with S&W 500

Another report from Jan The bullets I cast using your 500gr mould gives me an average group of 3" at 100 meters over a rest. I do find the groups opening up due to leading from about 50 rounds upwards but find it acceptable compared to the hassles and cost I would experience had I opted for using ga...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 357
Replies: 25
Views: 19082

Re: Marlin 357

Another trip to the range to play with the 190 gr. cast and 15.5 gr. Lil Gun, however, stuff happened. As mentioned before, the barrel had been hand lapped. I hand lapped instead of firelapped to avoid eroding the throat. Nonetheless, the bullet nose now barely touches the rifling when a cartridge i...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: BABore's Hardness Tester
Replies: 0
Views: 6109

BABore's Hardness Tester

BABore made a simple but accurate hardness tester. http://www.mountainmolds.com/pics/ba_bhn_1.jpg It's a spring loaded ram and a 3/8" ball that fit on a reloading press. The concept is not new, but this one is very well executed and easy to use. A flat point bullet or an ingot is set in place and th...