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by GP100man
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Wheel Weights
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Re: Wheel Weights

My cardiologist limited me to 50# max these days so my cleaning of cow goes slower than usual. I estimate I have 2500# to sort thru , 27 5 gal buckets.Will probably yield 50% of useable lead. All it takes is time & propane !!! LAH , the tin/antimony content looks hi in those ingots , maybe old s...
by GP100man
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: 30-30 cast bullet loads
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: 30-30 cast bullet loads

Mine likes (just as nimrods)310 boolits & 8gr reddot , I didn't ever try anything faster but these sure were accurate in my 336 !!
& recoil was nill to nothing.

GP
by GP100man
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Ruger-Smithing
Topic: GP100 Reassembly Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 2543

Re: GP100 Reassembly Issues

I`ve had 3 GPs that I had to remove the plunger & smooth up the surface where it meets the frame. Maybe even removed a bit of material ??. But certainly clean all apparent burrs first . May I suggest disassembling the trigger group completely to see if it fits& if not then you can clean it u...
by GP100man
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Ruger-Smithing
Topic: Is cylinder reaming necessary for average shooter?
Replies: 26
Views: 10310

Re: Is cylinder reaming necessary for average shooter?

My forcing cones are the factory angles & as I remember we opted to leave em the same angle but cut em just enuff to smooth em out as they were ruff as a cobb. An angled cutter head was used & worked it thru the muzzle , stopping each turn to clear the blades of shavings, now they`re smooth ...
by GP100man
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Winchester 572 powder usage.....
Replies: 3
Views: 2346

Re: Winchester 572 powder usage.....

It`ll make #7.5 shot dust a doves behind in a 20 ga !!!!
by GP100man
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Ruger-Smithing
Topic: Is cylinder reaming necessary for average shooter?
Replies: 26
Views: 10310

Re: Is cylinder reaming necessary for average shooter?

Different caliber but here`s my take on truing the cyl throats & cleaning up the forcing cone. 6" GP100 , good shooter 2.5 " at 25 with jacketed & just a bit better with 359" lead & lead to clean out after 25 rounds as accuracy would drop off a bit . Reamed the throats &am...
by GP100man
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Crimp ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5633

Re: Crimp ?

For consistent (roll) crimp trimming cases is a must , taper not so much. I personally load mostly my own cast boolits & seat then roll crimp in a separate operation to keep from deforming the meplat & oglive AKA nose of the boolit & even on the few jacketed I load . If you seat & cr...
by GP100man
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Cast bullets labeled .358" 180gr. TC, but weigh 170?
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: Cast bullets labeled .358" 180gr. TC, but weigh 170?

Shooting lead I worry more over dia. of the boolit than the weight . Cast size/lube then load accordingly. You`re safe using loads for 180 lead boolit loads NOT jacketed bullets !! Lead seals the chamber & barrel better & using starting jacketed loads will put you at or the least close to ma...
by GP100man
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Lilgun or.....
Replies: 16
Views: 4500

Re: Lilgun or.....

Well ifin ya wanna try summutin different , it`s like trying to meter corn flakes but I own a Redhawk that loves a Keith swc from wheel weights & IMR800x. For max fps stick with the small grain stuff & as hot a primer you can find. My alloy gives up & starts skidding `bout 1k fps but the...
by GP100man
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Fed up with Mixed Brass
Replies: 21
Views: 6703

Re: Fed up with Mixed Brass

Lets back up a bit ! What problems are you having?? Seating problem ??? Accuracy problem??? Chambering problems??? I used to trim everything ! reason was the inconsistent roll crimp was causing #1 chambering problems on long cases. #2 wide SDs over the chrony ultimately affecting accuracy & whil...
by GP100man
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Raccoon trapping advice - Follow up
Replies: 17
Views: 1125

Re: Raccoon trapping advice

I did the pcv pipe thing beig the trigger on a box trap.

Peanut butter worked every time.
by GP100man
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Wax loads for carpenter bees
Replies: 15
Views: 5200

Re: Wax loads for carpenter bees

A 357 mag case 4gr of redott , a shot card from a cereal box , GRITS another card ,have at em

Range about 3-4 ft.

GP100man
by GP100man
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: WW Ball Powder 531
Replies: 16
Views: 4684

Re: WW Ball Powder 531

by GP100man
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: 200 grain .38 Special load
Replies: 8
Views: 2907

Re: 200 grain .38 Special load

Hail to the tinkerers !!!! Like Elmer Keith said "nothing like 2 holes bleeding" Be safe !!! I have a NOE mold that drops a 187 gr hp , once the nose opens & tears off I still have a 135 gr or so solid slug. dug 1 from the off shoulder of a 140lb deer just under the skin. My NOE 358429...
by GP100man
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Factory Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Casting a Few
Replies: 13
Views: 4038

Re: Casting a Few

I have a few 6 bangers from lee & they do good .

But for a relaxing casting session I use a 5 hole from NOE ,all 5 holes drop out .

Wheel weights 20#with 4oz of tin added, start out at 780 for `bout 7 casts then down to 710-720 & roll with it !!!!

Recycle , catch your lead !!!!

GP100man