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Uriah, SASS # 53822

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  1. Stepnmud,

     

    You can calibrate the thermometer with a  5/8” open end wrench applied to the underside of the scale. I usually have 25:1 and a melting point of 605°. You have to set it for 605° and when the solution is half solid and half liquid.

     

    I generally have the lead at 730 - 780°, depending on caliber and garage temperature.

     

    Uriah

  2. 18 hours ago, Caladisi kid said:

    J.S. & Pat Wolf's book on the 45-70 cartridge.

    .45-70 Springfield Book - Wolf's Western Traders (the4570book.com)

     

    THIS  ^^^^^ and slug your bore.  Black powder, 1.5-2, soft cast lead (1-20) with proper dia., lube with BP lube, any good 45-70 case, magnum large pistol primer.  Have Fun!!

    It’s very hard to come up with the bore on a 3 land rifling. The good news, black powder and 25:1 lead tin bullet, 405 gr, it will slug up to the bore.

     

    Uriah

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  3. 6 hours ago, Abilene, SASS # 27489 said:

    Or make or have made one of these: lay it across the jaws of a vice, insert lubed shell into .795 hole, pound in with rubber mallet, turn over, insert nut driver that will fit around primer pocket, pound back out.  Rarely need to use smaller hole.

     

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    Abilene,

     

    I’ve got one of those. No help with the Magtech. I use arbor press, about 1/10 inch from bottom-out. No matter what I did, it wouldn’t go in all the way. Like you, I use an 1/2 inch deep well socket to get them out.

     

    I’ve chambered the magtech empty cases in a modern shotgun. No problem. Sliding the empty cases in to my Parker and LeFever Damascus shotguns, that same 1/10 inch wouldn’t go. I’ve got all brass Winchester and UMC hulls. They fit my guns perfectly, no resizing.

     

    I eventually got someone to run them on a lathe with a mandrel. I had one box done. Then the empty cases would fit in my Parker and Lefever shotguns. I lost two of the magtech cases, due to splitting, on the initial fire. Eventually, I’ll anneal them. All the other magtech let go.

     

    Uriah

     

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  4. Once in a while, I get an unforeseen 9 mm stuck in a 45 caliber when I’m dry tumbling.

     

    I turn my Tumbler on and then hold the 45 case up of against the center stud. In about 10 to 15 seconds, I can pull the 9 mm out easily.

     

    Uriah

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  5. 54 minutes ago, Bailey Creek,5759 said:

    I like 500 Gr, RCBS BULLET MOLD.

    With SPG Lube. 0.30 wad. Compression die.

    Drop tube. 

    Powder Swiss 1 1/2 72 Grains.

    Pull Rifle tight into Shoulder.

    Winchester cases?

    I get 63.5 1.5F Swiss and just touch it, .012-.02”, with Jones 535gr 45001

    1180 fps with of a REM or Starline cases. Like smokeless, the smaller the case the more efficient it is.

     

    Uriah

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  6. Slow Poke,

     This is how I load the 4570.

    1. Fire form brass, no resizing. 
    2. 20:1 or 25:1 lead tin, .459 sizing, vigilante lube or SPG
    3. CCI BR2 primers. Winchester second.
    4. Primers wads under the primer, newsprint. (You could dispense with that, little effect)
    5. Expand slightly - the case will chamber, and accept the bullet. That’s takes trial and error to get right.
    6. Used a drop tube. 64 gr 2F, you want to compress the powder .05 - .10”
    7. Vegetable wads, topped with newsprint wads (prevents the wad from sticking).
    8. Used a compression die. Don’t use the bullet to compressed the powder.
    9. Seat the bullet. I only have to use the straight line seated on 1 in 50.
    10. I generally will you the cartridges in a box, bullet side up, for two weeks to a month. That way the lube sticks so I can withdraw them, and not lose the bullet.
     
    For years I use a blow tube on the 45-70. Had to go to wiping with the 38-50. If you go to the blow tube, deep breaths. The air in the lungs are 100% humidity, the air in the airway is not. 
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  7. Snuffy,

     This is how I load the 45-70

     

    1. Fires form brass, no resizing. 
    2. 20:1 or 25:1 lead tin, Paul Jones 535gr 45001, .459 sizing, Vigilante lube or SPG
    3. CCI BR2 primers.
    4. Primers wads under the primer, newsprint. You could dispense with that.
    5. Expand slightly - the case will chamber, and accept the bullet. That’s takes trial and error to get right.
    6. Used a drop tube.
    7. Vegetable wads, topped with newsprint wads (prevents the wad from sticking).
    8. Used a compression die. Don’t use the bullet to compressed the powder.
    9. Seat the bullet. I only have to use the straight line seated on 1 in 50.
    10. I generally will you the cartridges in a box, bullet side up, for two weeks to a month. That way the lube sticks so I can withdraw them, and not lose the bullet.
     
    For years I use a blow tube on the 45-70. Had to go to wiping with the 38-50. If you go to the blow tube, deep breaths. The air in the lungs are 100% humidity, the air in the airway is not. 
     
    Uriah
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  8. 25 caliber .257 Bullets

     

    100 Sierra 117 gr Soft point
    26 Speer 100 gr Hollow point
    100 Sierra 90 gr  Hollow point
    200 Sierra 75 gr Hollow point
    400 Herters 87 gr Hollow point
    44 Hornady 75 gr Hollow point
    87 Hornady 87 gr Soft point
     
    957 bullets x .15
    $135.00 per shipping
     
    Thanks for looking,
    Uriah

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