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by AnotherMadHatter
Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Re-sizing .310 pulls?
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Re-sizing .310 pulls?

Yes. I was mainly doing it last year when there were no .308 bullets in the 110-125gr range. I have been buying the Hornady 123gr 7.62 (.310"dia) V-Max bullets for ~22ish cents each and resizing them down to .308"dia. using my CH4D bullet sizer. I found that these were abundant and cheap, so I bough...
by AnotherMadHatter
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Looking for Assistance With This Load Workup
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Looking for Assistance With This Load Workup

Thanks, yeah, this is my first foray into bulk powders, but since I got 16 lbs, I figured I only need to work up a load once for each cartridge and I'm set for quite a while. I think I will definitely go to the standard buffer weight, and maybe load up some 110gr bullets as well and see if the light...
by AnotherMadHatter
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Looking for Assistance With This Load Workup
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Looking for Assistance With This Load Workup

It is a carbine gas system.

I think I may try using 110gr bullets and the standard buffer next weekend.

Do you think the powder would be good for that?
by AnotherMadHatter
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Looking for Assistance With This Load Workup
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Looking for Assistance With This Load Workup

Okay, so I bought 16lbs of WC820 when Jeff Bartlett had it for sale, and I am trying to work up a load using some blemished Midway bullets. The bullets are remarkably similar to the Hornady 123gr .310 (7.62x39mm) bullets that they sell. I resized them down to .308 with a CH4D bullet sizer. Regarding...
by AnotherMadHatter
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: BLK is the powder?
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: BLK is the powder?

I PMed this to jettcity1 but figured I might as well spread the knowledge. Go check out the WC820 over at GIBrass.com . I have ordered brass and projectiles from Jeff before (500-7.62x51, 1,000-.45 ACP, 2,000(or so)-.308 147 and 150gr FMJBT, etc. . .), and you get exactly what he describes. I see no...
by AnotherMadHatter
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Casting
Topic: First time casting advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

Re: First time casting advice

$1 per pound is a fair price if it has been smelted into ingots. I will pay more for wheel weights or lino-type that has been smelted. FYI- One of the best features of the Lee lead hardness tester is you can test the ingots you buy. I can test any lead that will fit through my loading press between...
by AnotherMadHatter
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Casting
Topic: First time casting advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

Re: First time casting advice

$1 per pound is a fair price if it has been smelted into ingots. I will pay more for wheel weights or lino-type that has been smelted. FYI- One of the best features of the Lee lead hardness tester is you can test the ingots you buy. I can test any lead that will fit through my loading press between...
by AnotherMadHatter
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Casting
Topic: First time casting advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

Re: First time casting advice

If I live in the greater Seattle area, what would be a decent going rate for scrap lead, per pound? Most people selling it want $1.00/lb. Is that a good price? If not, what would be a good counter offer?