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by mtngun
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: More Gas Check confusion: 50 caliber
Replies: 0
Views: 220

More Gas Check confusion: 50 caliber

If you are smart enough to read this forum then you already know that Hornady's "50 Cal" check is not actually 50 caliber, instead it is 0.500" for the 500 S&W and takes a shank diameter roughly 0.460". Gator also makes a "Gator 500 S&W" check for a 0.460" shank though if you wait a few days someone...
by mtngun
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Web Site Is Up !
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: New Web Site Is Up !

Smooth bullets are now available with the new website, either with or without a crimp.

However, you won't see the smooth option with the "defined length" plain base. If you want a smoothie, select either the "equal length" plain base (or bevel base) or a gas check.
by mtngun
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Web Site Is Up !
Replies: 1
Views: 191

New Web Site Is Up !

I totally rewrote the website, bringing it up to HTML5 standards and hopefully making it a little easier to use. It opens with a 45 caliber Keith bullet, just because Keith bullets look sexy and 45 is the most popular caliber, but I'm not a big fan of Keith bullets :lol: so change to whatever calibe...
by mtngun
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: 40 & 41 caliber gas checks
Replies: 0
Views: 385

40 & 41 caliber gas checks

In the entire history of gas checked bullets, I don't think anyone has ever had a good handle on the 40 & 41 caliber gas checks. Just when you think you have them figured out, someone changes something. :lol: :lol: :lol: The following is copied from Sage's website (which is where I usually purchase ...
by mtngun
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel twist
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Barrel twist

Custom work takes time and money, more so for odd calibers.

Good luck with your project.
by mtngun
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel twist
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Barrel twist

The design program suggests 33" twist for that combination, but I doubt if anyone sells a 33" twist 40 caliber barrel. Shilen -- only offers 16" twist Green Mountain -- offers a 48" twist for black powder, a 40" twist for 38-40, and 16" twist for 10mm Xcaliber -- does not offer a 40 caliber barrel M...
by mtngun
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel twist
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Barrel twist

Generally best accuracy is obtained with the slowest twist that will reliably stabilize the bullet. That said, in the big scheme of things, the effect of twist on accuracy is small, especially for jacketed bullets, so most hunters and plinkers and gun manufacturers choose a twist that errs on the si...
by mtngun
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: S&W fixed sight K-frame 38 special
Replies: 0
Views: 630

S&W fixed sight K-frame 38 special

Recently I inherited a fixed sight, 4" barrel S&W 10-5 (3 screw, pinned barrel) 38 special. YAWN. :roll: I would never have purchased this gun for myself -- I have no interest in the cartridge, and I have no interest in another fixed sight revolver. But ... as long as it's here, let's take a look at...
by mtngun
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: If you can't get the design program to work
Replies: 0
Views: 483

If you can't get the design program to work

-- your browser must allow javascript and pop-ups. If you have either of those things disabled, then the design program will not work properly. This is the most common problem. -- the RECOMMENDATIONS box on the design page must say "no comment." If it says anything else then there is a problem with ...
by mtngun
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: absolute truths
Topic: Mold or Mould ?
Replies: 6
Views: 26409

Re: Mold or Mould ?

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The fact that many in the bullet casting community are still spelling "mold" like it's the year 1775 is a sad reflection on the bullet casting community.