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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-16-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By stick_man
Josh, are you talking about handguns or rifles...

Josh, are you talking about handguns or rifles when you say factory loads tend to be more fouling than factory FMJs? I can understand it if you are talking about handgun loads. The lead is usually...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-16-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By stick_man
Trez, in my limited understanding of match...

Trez, in my limited understanding of match bullets, the small hollow point is used for shifting the weight back a little to provide greater stability in flight. Since in competition we generally...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-16-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By stick_man
I don't shoot jacketed anymore for the very same...

I don't shoot jacketed anymore for the very same reason. I am not going for top velocities out of either the rifles or the handguns. I am looking for terminal effectiveness. The jacketed rounds...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By stick_man
If your calibers are capable of velocities...

If your calibers are capable of velocities greater than 1000 fps and you are limiting your cast loads to 1000, you are missing out on a whole lot of great shooting. The calibers you listed above are...
Firearms Forum: Utah Gun Forum 07-09-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By stick_man
I would bet that a 14 yr old OC'ing pretty much...

I would bet that a 14 yr old OC'ing pretty much anywhere would at the very least draw some very close scrutiny from the local LEO. I don't know if it would be legal or not in UT for a 14 yr old to...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-03-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By stick_man
I agree with most of what you have said here. ...

I agree with most of what you have said here. However, my point was that the Lee Factory Crimp Die (FCD) if used as the instructions indicate, will effectively swage the boolit down to where you...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-01-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By stick_man
Durangokid, the problem with using the FCD on...

Durangokid, the problem with using the FCD on cast loads is if it is not adjusted just right it will swage the boolit down to where it is the bore diameter, not the groove diameter. This WILL result...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 07-01-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By stick_man
Rotometals.com is a good place to get known alloy...

Rotometals.com is a good place to get known alloy from. Also, there are other forums that deal extensively with casting metals. Not sure if I can post a link here to another forum, but I'd be happy...
Firearms Forum: M&P Forum 06-12-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 36,877
Posted By stick_man
Here's a pic I stole from the web. Wish I knew...

Here's a pic I stole from the web. Wish I knew who I stole it from. Love the pic though. Beautiful M&P40.
Firearms Forum: M&P Forum 06-12-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By stick_man
Awesome the M&Ps have their own forum now. I...

Awesome the M&Ps have their own forum now. I have enjoyed my M&P40 fs since the day I bought it. Southpaw friendly and better natural point than the XDm or Glock. Only adjustment needed from the...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-18-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By stick_man
Since you are new to reloading, you may not know...

Since you are new to reloading, you may not know to watch out for is berdan primers. They occur mostly in foreign or military brass, but rarely in US branded commercial brass. The aluminum cases...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 05-17-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,728
Posted By stick_man
For all the info you could desire on your...

For all the info you could desire on your particular Dan, check out the Dan Wesson forum http://www.danwessonforum.com/forum/

They are known for their strength, durability, and accuracy. More...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By stick_man
Bad news Travis, you're addicted now. Next thing...

Bad news Travis, you're addicted now. Next thing you know, you will be buying more molds, then buying new guns to cast for, then searching for lead anywhere you can think of to find it. You'll be...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-06-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By stick_man
One thing to keep in mind is that the fastest way...

One thing to keep in mind is that the fastest way to turn that bottom-pour pot into a "drip-o-matic" is to smelt your wheelweights or other dirty lead in it. Smelt in a different pot (non-bottom...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-04-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By stick_man
No problem whatsoever. You can purchase WW2 era...

No problem whatsoever. You can purchase WW2 era ammo and it and it still goes bang. As long as the brass is in good condition (no corrosion), you should be good to go.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-04-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 355
Sticky: Brass Trader
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Posted By stick_man
I have some 9mm, .380, and .40s&w range brass...

I have some 9mm, .380, and .40s&w range brass available. Also, have some .250 Savage and .30-06 once-fired available. Not large quantities except for the .40s&w. I am looking for .44mag and...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-17-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,141
Posted By stick_man
Close, but actually the biggest factor in...

Close, but actually the biggest factor in eliminating leading is proper bullet fit/size. You can take an unchecked cast bullet with bhn=12 to 1500 fps without leading if you have proper fit and a...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-26-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By stick_man
The lube sticks are designed for lubri-sizers. ...

The lube sticks are designed for lubri-sizers. The Lee sizer dies are designed to be used with a tumble lube, like their liquid alox. Any style cast bullet can be put through the sizer dies and...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 03-26-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By stick_man
OK, I'd say go with the M&P. I have a full size...

OK, I'd say go with the M&P. I have a full size M&P40 and haven't had a minute's issue with it. For me, it has a better feel and a better natural point to it. Interchangeable grip straps also make...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-22-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,571
Posted By stick_man
You can use the Lee sizing dies with any kind of...

You can use the Lee sizing dies with any kind of lead bullet, regardless of type of lube type they are. You don't need to fill the lube groove with lube either. The LLA that comes with the Lee kit...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 03-15-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,710
Posted By stick_man
So, what are the chances of getting a separate...

So, what are the chances of getting a separate sub-forum for the M&Ps? There are getting to be quite a few of them around these days and they are proving to be quite accurate and reliable.
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 03-15-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By stick_man
Close, but not quite 100% accurate. If you are...

Close, but not quite 100% accurate. If you are hunting on a refuge, you are restricted the same as for waterfowl. But, since Utah doesn't have any wild pheasants anymore, it doesn't really matter...
Firearms Forum: Utah Gun Forum 03-01-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By stick_man
Let's hope this bill gets passed. It looks like...

Let's hope this bill gets passed. It looks like a good one.
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 03-01-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,710
Posted By stick_man
I haven't heard of any new trigger from S&W, but...

I haven't heard of any new trigger from S&W, but Apex puts out a great trigger kit for the M&P. Burwell Gunsmithing also does a great trigger job and other customizations on them for pretty...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 02-28-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,028
Posted By stick_man
That is EXACTLY the reason I went with the Lee...

That is EXACTLY the reason I went with the Lee Turret Press close to 30 years ago. Mine is a 3-holer and I have extra turrets. I simply set up the caliber I am going to reload for and lock the dies...
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