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by res45
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: A decent priced .312 bullet to buy...........
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

Re: A decent priced .312 bullet to buy...........

To bad, you dont cast your own bullets Lee make a nice .312" 185 gr. RN gas check bullet that shoots well in rifles with .312" +/- groove bores. Powder coating will even enlarge the bullets dia, if needed. I cast, PC and gas check that bullet for two of my Mosin rifles and it's pretty easy to get ex...
by res45
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: My First Russian SKS
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: My First Russian SKS

Dannyboy53 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Looks like a real beauty, congratulations!
Thanks I waited a long time to get a rifle like that and when I least expected it, it fell right into my hands.
by res45
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: My First Russian SKS
Replies: 3
Views: 343

My First Russian SKS

Ever since I got my first SKS I've always wanted a nice Russian SKS but something else always came up or the money was short and then the prices went sky-high so I just gave up and settled for what I had. Well I guess sometimes it is worth the wait and good things happen to those that do. To make a ...
by res45
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: Current Prices for Chinese SKS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Current Prices for Chinese SKS?

Great score, you just don't see those kinds of prices on new SKS rifles and finding a NIB one is pretty much like finding a unicorn these days. I see your /26\ rifle has the French tickler hand guard which started appearing around 1979 and thereafter. Your rifle is probably one of the last short col...
by res45
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: SKS Carbines
Topic: Current Prices for Chinese SKS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Current Prices for Chinese SKS?

Back about ten years ago I purchased a NIB Arsenal /26\ SKS for $250. Probably a bit more than the going rate at the time but in my neck of the woods you just never see a NIB Chinese SKS so I didn't mind paying a little extra. Classic Firearms has some well-used but fully functional Chinese SKS rifl...
by res45
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: 7.62x39 load data using WC846
Replies: 4
Views: 2455

Re: 7.62x39 load data using WC846

WC846 is basically the Military version of BL - C (2) so it should work just fine in 7.62 x 39.
by res45
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 20
Views: 11632

Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

Res45, good groups you got there. I've never shot 2400 in a rifle load but, have used a lot in handgun loads. Alliant 2400 is a pretty versatile powder with cast bullets in handguns as well as rifles and it's why I keep several lbs. on hand at all times. For pistols, I only use it in my 357 mag. ca...
by res45
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets
Replies: 20
Views: 11632

Re: Alliant 2400 With Cast Bullets

I will be reloading mainly for 30 cal with bullet weights from 155 to 200. I'll use the Lee Alox tumble lube for now. Rifles would include Enfields, Arisakas, Mosins, an M1917 and a MAS-36. All bullets will be gas checked. Hope that helps. I will not be shooting much past 200 yards, and mostly 50 t...
by res45
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 18
Views: 16641

Re: Powder coating

I've never preheated any of my cast lead bullets I plan on PC'ing I do on occasion wash my bullets in 100% acetone if I've been handling them much to remove any oil that may have gotten on them from my hands during inspection while looking for culls. I usually try and wear Nitrile gloves when doing ...
by res45
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 18
Views: 16641

Re: Powder coating

Cast up a bunch of 45 ACP HP's a couple weeks ago and PC them this past weekend. It was pretty warm out and the humidity was up in the high 80% range so I did the shake and bake in the house and set my toaster oven up out on the back porch. While one batch was baking I had another batch getting read...
by res45
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 18
Views: 16641

Re: Powder coating

I haven't tried the shake and bake methods yet. Seems to messy and too much work. I use a electrostatic spray gun and just spray them on a tray and pop them in the over for 15-20 min. I have the sprayer as well and it does a great job especially with powders that don't tumble well or when you have ...
by res45
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 18
Views: 16641

Re: Powder coating

and you push velocity to over 1200 fps, to jacketed velocities. I can get jacketed velocity along with excellent accuracy with the proper BHN cast lead,gas checks and traditional lube in my 30-30 mainly due to the fact that it has a 1:12 twist bore which allow me to push the velocity higher an stil...
by res45
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Bullet Casting
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 18
Views: 16641

Re: Powder coating

What is the point of the powder coating? Does it act as a lubricant? The answer to your question is basically yes it replaces other types of lubes normal used with cast lead bullets. Some of the other benefits are less to no smoke,clean hands and bullet seater dies as there is no residue on the bul...

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