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Forum: Reloading 03-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Big Z
I'll bet you can find a good h1000 combo. What...

I'll bet you can find a good h1000 combo.
What are all your specs on the load? How's it shoot with factory? Would you say you had some trouble holding steady using the ol' wood blocks?
Forum: Reloading 02-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By Big Z
Biggest problem with Lee is the warranty. And the...

Biggest problem with Lee is the warranty. And the quality. And the resale value. Etc...
Forum: Reloading 02-02-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By Big Z
Progressives are faster but a little more...

Progressives are faster but a little more complicated. If that's what you want I'd go Dillon 550. Manual index & case/bullet feeding and can be used as a single stage until you feel comfortable using...
Forum: Guns 01-28-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Big Z
+1, I use Tipton 1-piece with bore guides.

+1, I use Tipton 1-piece with bore guides.
Forum: Reloading 01-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Big Z
A standard full length sizer undersizes the neck...

A standard full length sizer undersizes the neck at the top of the ram's stroke; on the way down, the expander ball sizes it from the inside. So you should just feel a squeeze going up (after or with...
Forum: Black Powder 01-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By Big Z
I got a 3 piece brass muzzleloader cleaning rod a...

I got a 3 piece brass muzzleloader cleaning rod a long time ago, in a small ML cleaning kit. I put a jag and a wooden t-handle on it and it's been working great for years. Though I'm no fan of...
Forum: Reloading 01-10-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Big Z
I think both of Hornady's 105s are on the suspend...

I think both of Hornady's 105s are on the suspend list.
Forum: Reloading 01-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Big Z
I'd be looking at different powder options for...

I'd be looking at different powder options for starters.
Forum: Reloading 12-31-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Big Z
You could probably get there with 4350 or 4831/sc.

You could probably get there with 4350 or 4831/sc.
Forum: Guns 12-30-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Big Z
Go chrome-lined with a well-ventilated free float...

Go chrome-lined with a well-ventilated free float handguard. I prefer light-mid weight profiles and have gunned pencil, M4, "mid-weight"/fluted, and HBAR. Have probably done the most...
Forum: Black Powder 12-30-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Big Z
I sprinkle a little iron oxide down the tube....

I sprinkle a little iron oxide down the tube. Helps speed up the inevitable.
Forum: Reloading 12-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Big Z
I might hafta make the move someday.. FWIW I...

I might hafta make the move someday.. FWIW I often times do a quick handwash after I size brass, and putting the brass in a dehydrator dries it very quickly.
Forum: Black Powder 12-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,078
Posted By Big Z
I've had half a bottle of smokeless powder in its...

I've had half a bottle of smokeless powder in its original container keep for 5 years and work just fine when I found a use for it.

CK,
BP substitutes aren't usually weighed. A 100gr weight of...
Forum: Guns 12-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,108
Posted By Big Z
Am I missing something? 7mmRM has more case...

Am I missing something? 7mmRM has more case capacity. I'm not around factory loads though so maybe they do list the WSM faster..
Great round though. Get the 7mmRM punch in a shorter/lighter package.
Forum: Black Powder 12-12-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By Big Z
Beeswax is a main ingredient for my lead bullet...

Beeswax is a main ingredient for my lead bullet lube. I'd like to think it'd work great for PRBs too if you melt it down in a double boiler with some Crisco or olive oil or Vaseline or basically...
Forum: Black Powder 12-11-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Big Z
You'll be a happier camper with a longer, more...

You'll be a happier camper with a longer, more solid rod to use for cleaning and loading at the range. My range rod/cleaning rod is just a 3 piece solid brass cleaning rod I fitted a t-handle and jag...
Forum: Black Powder 12-09-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Big Z
I'd be interested in hearing how you had that...

I'd be interested in hearing how you had that rifle built Omega45. I might hafta try smokeless next year. Damn my curiosity.
Forum: Reloading 12-09-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Big Z
3-4 is a good place to be for autoloaders

3-4 is a good place to be for autoloaders
Forum: Reloading 12-09-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Big Z
I use standard sizing dies in semi-autos. If you...

I use standard sizing dies in semi-autos. If you have feeding problems, then I would get a small base; but it sounds like you don't need one.
Forum: Black Powder 12-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Big Z
20MOA base and 4 dozen bullets arrived this...

20MOA base and 4 dozen bullets arrived this afternoon. Hopefully I get to try them this weekend if the wind isn't howling. Not sure how I'd feel about using those PR bullets for deer hunting. They're...
Forum: Black Powder 12-01-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Big Z
I've a couple buddies who've shot hybrids. They...

I've a couple buddies who've shot hybrids. They had very obvious mule deer faces, but WT tails and antlers.
Forum: Reloading 11-30-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Big Z
Keep on loading away. Measure from the ogive and...

Keep on loading away. Measure from the ogive and you'll see more consistent numbers.
Forum: Black Powder 11-30-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Big Z
Thanks guys; I had a buddy stop by when I was...

Thanks guys; I had a buddy stop by when I was getting ready, so he went with me and it was a fun little outing. I ordered a 20MOA base today and, although skeptical I ordered some 195gr PR duplex...
Forum: Black Powder 11-30-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Big Z
Well I went out and did some shooting today. I...

Well I went out and did some shooting today. I followed RL's advice and used a hefty charge of BH209; 92.5gr by weight under the 290gr Barnes TMZ. This was my first outing with BH209 and I was very...
Forum: Black Powder 11-24-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Big Z
Appreciate the input RL. That charge is by weight...

Appreciate the input RL. That charge is by weight and I'm at 4,500ft elevation which are things to consider. I predict 350 to be reasonable and 400 to be pushing it with this load. I haven't done...
Forum: Black Powder 11-24-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Big Z
Been wanting to try this; long range

I think I know what I'm gonna do on Thanksgiving.

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad311/ZiWit1/100_0338_zps2da030f8.jpg...
Forum: Reloading 11-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Big Z
I probably reference Lee the most, and Lyman 49th...

I probably reference Lee the most, and Lyman 49th edition 2nd most.
Forum: Black Powder 10-17-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,247
Posted By Big Z
I enjoy hunting from ground blinds. In thick...

I enjoy hunting from ground blinds. In thick areas I like making my own from the surroundings (that's half the fun), but pop-up blinds are nice to have as they're readily mobile and work well in open...
Forum: Scopes and Sights 09-25-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Big Z
I've got a couple VX3 3.5-10x40s. Got one used on...

I've got a couple VX3 3.5-10x40s. Got one used on ebay for about $350, and that's a route you might consider, given the warranty. Very good quality glass. In the right conditions I've been able to...
Forum: Guns 09-01-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Big Z
I bought some Winchester 180s a few years ago for...

I bought some Winchester 180s a few years ago for 7.62x54r..just to get some brass. I think S&B makes 'em too.
Forum: Reloading 08-07-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Big Z
Well...the 40s&w is kina close to the 10. I use...

Well...the 40s&w is kina close to the 10. I use Unique (I've a lot of it, no reason to switch), though other popular ones that'd come up might include 231, WSF and Bullseye, amongst several others. I...
Forum: Reloading 08-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By Big Z
Try Lyman's #4 cast bullet handbook. It's a good...

Try Lyman's #4 cast bullet handbook. It's a good one to have. Cast bullets generally have a maximum charge (in the books) somewhat similar to jacketed bullets' starting charge. However, with bullets...
Forum: Reloading 04-04-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Big Z
Yes, I would reload.

Yes, I would reload.
Forum: Guns 04-01-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Big Z
I'll offer $13/ea.

I'll offer $13/ea.
Forum: Reloading 03-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Big Z
For a few guys I've known since the 5th grade, I...

For a few guys I've known since the 5th grade, I will load. Work buddies...not so much.
Forum: Guns 03-06-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,529
Posted By Big Z
7mmRM..."shoots flatter than the 270 and hits...

7mmRM..."shoots flatter than the 270 and hits harder than the 30-06" :D
Forum: Guns 03-06-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Big Z
SOLD! AR-15 barreled upper $475 shipped

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h284/zivenwittler/adlkj1038_zps4812440f.jpg

Like-new AR-15 barreled upper receiver. Only about 15 shots on it for function testing after it was assembled. AO...
Forum: Black Powder 03-06-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Big Z
I dunno if it'll seep where it needs to be, but...

I dunno if it'll seep where it needs to be, but MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) might soften it up. Prolly need to touch up the wood's finish afterwards :D
Forum: Reloading 02-24-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By Big Z
Something just gives me a feeling that Remington...

Something just gives me a feeling that Remington has better things to do right now than answer the "where are the AR-15s and 223 ammo" questions on Facebook.

Kinda funny..I bet more people will...
Forum: Guns 02-19-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Big Z
You can get one from me for a couple thousand :D

You can get one from me for a couple thousand :D
Forum: Reloading 02-19-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Big Z
I bet some h4350 and a 129sst would get you...

I bet some h4350 and a 129sst would get you somewhere.
Forum: Guns 02-09-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Big Z
I may have an upper w/o bolt carrier group. PM...

I may have an upper w/o bolt carrier group. PM for details.
Forum: Reloading 02-09-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By Big Z
It's tough to argue One-Shot in my book. Lubes...

It's tough to argue One-Shot in my book. Lubes all of your cases in seconds, and since the switch I've not gotten any shoulder dimples or stuck cases. I stand my brass up on a counter or in a loading...
Forum: Reloading 02-03-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Big Z
I generally run RCBS. I've had the most problems...

I generally run RCBS. I've had the most problems with Lee.
Forum: Guns 01-31-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Big Z
Try looking for somebody with more than a couple...

Try looking for somebody with more than a couple sales on gun auction sites like gunbroker or gunsamerica. Should give you some more confidence in your purchase. I think they show how long they've...
Forum: Reloading 01-27-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Big Z
One of my books show starting charge 34.0 and max...

One of my books show starting charge 34.0 and max charge 36.5 for 4895 and a 90gr bullet.
I establish overall length by making a dummy round (no pwdr/primer). Start with the bullet seated pretty far...
Forum: Politics 01-10-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Big Z
Sweetness. I hope many more follow. I just...

Sweetness. I hope many more follow. I just emailed my rep...oughta shoot another bringing this up.
Forum: Politics 01-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Big Z
Well at least I don't have to pay SS tax...but...

Well at least I don't have to pay SS tax...but now to see where the federal's sittin.
Forum: Guns 01-07-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By Big Z
I'm acquiring parts for a couple ARs myself. I...

I'm acquiring parts for a couple ARs myself. I started about a week ago. Luckily, I found 2 stripped lowers locally by a guy who used to be a teacher of mine. A few days of casual browsing and I've...
Forum: Reloading 12-16-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Big Z
I just recently picked up a Lyman 1200 "turbo"...

I just recently picked up a Lyman 1200 "turbo" for 40 bucks (new, at cabela's..but on sale).
I can tell you the brand's name is better, but I've only seen pictures of the frankford and berrys,...
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