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by Machado
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: shooting hogs with 38 special bullets

This:
Molde Lyman 358429.jpg
Plus 10.0 grains of Blue Dot placed here:
Feral hog kill area.jpeg
works very well in my experience. Rifle is a Rossi 92 in .38SPL loaded warm at 1400 fps, give or take.
by Machado
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

3leggedturtle wrote: Machado, if you got a 10 kilogram candle, would customs x-ray it to see if any thing is inside it? I've noticed too that the official types dont have any humor... todd/3leg
Todd, everything inbound and outbound is x-rayed.
by Machado
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

Sorry about the availability in your neck of the woods. Is this the only brass you have? Seems like we should crowd fund a shipment of Starline to you---- Thank you for you offer. However, the problem is not buying the cases, but bringing them through customs. Tie a string through each unprimed cas...
by Machado
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

ywaltzucanrknrl wrote:
Sorry about the availability in your neck of the woods. Is this the only brass you have? Seems like we should crowd fund a shipment of Starline to you----
Thank you for you offer. However, the problem is not buying the cases, but bringing them through customs.
by Machado
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

elmo123, I hope my case was a fluke also. I'll know tomorrow.
by Machado
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

Griff, I found the same thing happened when I kept my ammo in MTM boxes. I now keep it in jars with silica gel sachets inside. The jars have plastic lids. Ditto for prepared cases ready for loading. I will shoot this gun tomorrow. With trepidation, half expecting the whole caboodle to be flushed dow...
by Machado
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

Six, Joe, the headstamps on the cracked cases read "Winchester 30-30 Win". 20190712_103119.jpg Both cases in the picture read "W-W Super 30-30 Win". Both have been reloaded 4 times each. I shoot this gun at metallic silhouette. Recoil is more tolerable than that from full-house 44 magnum. Besides, t...
by Machado
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

What is your annealing method? And can you take a picture that shows the break more clearly. From your picture, it almost looks like it separated in a saw tooth pattern. My annealing method is highly scientific. I fire up a butane stove, grab the case by the head with a pair of pliers, call my wife...
by Machado
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

OK. Machado.....beginning to understand your dilemma.......availability.........are you allowed to buy brass from the US? If ya need some help, let me know....I'll get it for ya if you can't order from a business.-----6 Six, we can after a long and bureaucratic process of approval by the powers tha...
by Machado
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

If that is a standard 30-30 chamber there should not be rifling on the case neck. That neck was in the rifling when the round was fired. You can clearly see the imprinted rifling on it. Are you sure it's not some other chambering? As for the point of separation, it looks like brass fatigue to me. A...
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

These cases you talk about...the 100 a buddy gave you and you pulled apart......do you know the history of this brass? What's the headstamp? No matter what kind of a sizing die you use, there will be fatigue. I will get those separations ...just below the neck....after many repeat firings by neck s...
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

What is your annealing method? And can you take a picture that shows the break more clearly. From your picture, it almost looks like it separated in a saw tooth pattern. My annealing method is highly scientific. I fire up a butane stove, grab the case by the head with a pair of pliers, call my wife...
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

I have seen that exact same thing with old cases that I suspected were loaded years ago with corrosive primers some were old 30wcf, 35-55 & 32-40 & some broke in the die, since then I no longer use old cases any idea how old your cases are? ollogger My cases are approximately 40 years old. I replac...
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

It's quite possible the corrosive primer theory is correct. I've often wondered about humidity and electrolysis. However the least nobel metal should corrode first, a cast bullet could corrode to the case but the lube should prevent that? Could it be the case let go at the base of the bullet- corro...
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

I once had a case all cracked all over but that was probably me pushing it! SAM_1081_zps56a625d8.jpg The above poor photo is of near case head separation. 2012bike003.jpg This on was new factory ammo! The brass is quite thin for a 30/30 at the end of the day. N. My feelings also. Quite thin. I've h...
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

Next time just push a bronze brush through from the breech and pull out the seperated piece. As for where it seperated, that's a head scratcher. Not a head space issue. Did you get this brass from someone or have you had it since new? A friend who inherited a beautiful 94 half-magazine, pistol grip...
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

Grizz wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:10 pm
just don't know ... do you full length resize every time?
I do. Mine is the X-Die that doesn't allow cases to grow. But I tumble my cases with refined kerosene added to the media.
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

Re: 30-30 case failure

not exactly. but when I skiff-hunted in alaska my empty 44m cases sometimes fell into the bottom of the boat and sat in saltwater until I got them out and dried off. I quit reloading those cases when I got partial head separations. not the same as your situation, but perhaps there is some kind of c...
by Machado
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 case failure
Replies: 46
Views: 852

30-30 case failure

Lost many cases that cracked at the neck and shoulder. Decided to anneal them and see if they'd resist some some. Gun is a 10" TC Contender pistol, load was 28 grains of IMR3031, bullet was RCBS 150 gr FN sized to .309". This particular charge and bullet had given me very satisfactory results for ye...
by Machado
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thanking God for Ross Perot
Replies: 21
Views: 426

Re: Thanking God for Ross Perot

"Eagles don't flock. You've got to find them one at a time." R. Perot
by Machado
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW2 coding machine - the Enigma Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: WW2 coding machine - the Enigma Machine

The movie "The imitation Game" may be of interest.
by Machado
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big boar
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Big boar

Great trophy and thanks for posting it. Photos can be very misleading, like one with the hunter 5 feet behind the GIANT Cape Buffalo, elephant, or bison. Such photos also make hunting rifles look to be anti-tank guns. Without scales, we (land owner, dog handler, skinner, etc) all guesstimated this ...
by Machado
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big boar
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Big boar

It's hard to tell from photographs, because all photos are from the side, but I'll make a wild guess... 700lbs? In the message I got, the hunter stated 682 kg, which translates into 1,502 pounds. There's no way to convince me this is true. If I saw the scale reading I wouldn't believe it. If I weig...
by Machado
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big boar
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Big boar

Anybody has a guess of how much it weighed?
by Machado
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big boar
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Big boar

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:15 am
Holy cats, what a monster! Guessing much too large to be remotely edible?
I suppose. But would do well in pemmican.
by Machado
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big boar
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Big boar

Big boar taken near the town of São Jorge - Coxilha Rica - Municipality of Lages/SC, on June 20 last. Rifle used was a Rossi Puma in .44 magnum. Bullet was an RCBS 240 gr SWC at 1630 fps. javali 680 kg 2.jpeg Javali 620 kg cabeça.jpeg Javali 620 kg.jpeg Kilroy with the handgun is there just to show ...
by Machado
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .380
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: The .380

I was under the misapprehension that the Duke was killed by a 7,65mm bullet fired from an FN Browning model of 1910.
by Machado
Sun May 26, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast some 44s
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Cast some 44s

Machado, sorry to hear about the sub-par performance of the RCBS 300. Wonder what the issue is. Bill, I sized and lubed the RCBS 300 without a gas check. Big mess at the tail. Cleaned it off with turpentine and loaded the bullets using the styrofoam gas check. Results improved dramatically, but the...
by Machado
Sun May 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast some 44s
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Cast some 44s

Weather relented, and I decided to cast a few .44 bullets. Alloy is #2. RCBS 250 gr.jpeg This is a 240 gr RCBS SWC GC mold that I had the gas check indent removed. Weight now is 250 gr in this alloy. I size them to .429" and use a styrofoam gas check and find accuracy improved enough to have check i...
by Machado
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Machado & Martini450.
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Happy Birthday Machado & Martini450.

Thank you. Inaugurating a new decade...
by Machado
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how would you like walking up on this
Replies: 32
Views: 1279

Re: how would you like walking up on this

I kill every snake I see. When out in the ranch I always pack my Smith & Wesson M-36 stoked with shotshells I make myself. There's no such thing as a "good" or "pretty" or "pet" snake.
This is from 2 weeks ago.
by Machado
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1050

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Machado, pretty cool posts. Was wondering if you were still posting here. At least anacondas belong there, tho i cant help think how boots and hat bands could be made out that one. Todd/3leg Yes, still on the manifest. Retired for the second time and waking up before the rooster just to have more t...
by Machado
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1050

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Merle wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:11 pm
personally I would have run it over - then backed up to see if it was dead!!! :evil:
Here's another, crossing the road.
by Machado
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1050

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Merle wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:53 pm
2ndovc wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Bet they don't have a lot of small pets in that neighborhood! :shock:

jb 8)

not any more!!! :shock:
They go for anything that moves. Children and dogs are easy prey.
by Machado
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1050

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

These things mean business. Best stay away from them.
by Machado
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anaconda crossing the road
Replies: 23
Views: 1050

Re: Anaconda crossing the road

Yep, we grow 'em big here.
by Machado
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaguar in the tall grass - again
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Jaguar in the tall grass - again

I'd bet that jag was spotted stalking the gauchos and that's why he was packing whilst poopin! Use what ya got, once heard of a moose shot with a 22, 3 days later it died and was butchered to feed the village. Ideal nope but it worked. Gunny, Peter Hathaway Capstick tells the story of two very drun...
by Machado
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaguar in the tall grass - again
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Jaguar in the tall grass - again

crs wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:48 pm
He was prepared! Maybe he was a Boy Scout when a kid?
I doubt it. This man is a cowboy working at a cattle ranch deep in the Pantanal.
by Machado
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaguar in the tall grass - again
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Jaguar in the tall grass - again

Can't help imagining his pucker coefficient every time he considers visiting the commodities of the bush.
by Machado
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jaguar in the tall grass - again
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Jaguar in the tall grass - again

Brazilian Pantanal. Man had to go and took his 38 SPL Taurus along. Juvenile jaguar tried to bite off a piece of him, and instead took a 158 gr LRN for his troubles. Dead as a schytbug, one shot. Man almost lost essential playground area equipment.
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUYp2EaV41c]
by Machado
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake load
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

Re: Snake load

My favorite snake load is a .308 cartridge cut back to 41 mm, run through a 45 ACP sizing die, then the first 15mm through a .44 mag sizing die, then a stout load of Red Dot, then an 11mm thin leather disc over the powder, plus 240 grains of # 7 shot. I top the thing with a .44 gas check turned bot...
by Machado
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snake load
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

Re: Snake load

My favorite snake load is a .308 cartridge cut back to 41 mm, run through a 45 ACP sizing die, then the first 15mm through a .44 mag sizing die, then a stout load of Red Dot, then an 11mm thin leather disc over the powder, plus 240 grains of # 7 shot. I top the thing with a .44 gas check turned bott...
by Machado
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Asked CCI for a .380 snake load
Replies: 35
Views: 1791

Re: Asked CCI for a .380 snake load

I make home brew shot shells for 45 acp out of 308's ( don't use 30-06, because of the space for the extractor)! 308 is the same as on a 45 acp case. Just from what I read in the instructions. Said that 30-06 might cause trouble with extractor in pistol! 5 grs of bullseye , .375 gas check, #8 shot....
by Machado
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4th of July
Replies: 3
Views: 166

4th of July

Congratulations are in order. You have built a fantastic nation.
Antonio

http://www.schooltube.com/video/24cf187 ... Bernstein)
by Machado
Mon May 05, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric eels
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: Electric eels

Ohm my, that is not something I would like to connect with. I think I will stay grounded right here where I am at. Since those eels take so long to be discharged, it might be a good idea to have a spark of caution. Anything that has the capacitor to commit assault and battery without even touching ...
by Machado
Mon May 05, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric eels
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: Electric eels

Paul, you're right. Poraquês are bad company in the water. Every now and then we hear news of kids being zapped by them and dying - either by diaphragm paralysis or drowning. Disgusting things.
Best,
M.
by Machado
Sun May 04, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric eels
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Electric eels

Strange things dept.: Cayman dies while trying to eat electric eel.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=27 ... =2&theater

Antonio
by Machado
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Juvenile anaconda
Replies: 21
Views: 1075

Re: Juvenile anaconda

BlaineG, despite Discovery Channel efforts to convince people how cute and wonderful these things are, I'm still shooting them on sight. They can be quite obnoxious and no child or dog on a watercourse bank is safe with them around.