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Blue balls

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Benchrest, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Picked up some lead balls today - Powder coated em' blue and loaded em' up for the Vaquero :D

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    139gr, .451 diameter, loaded to an OAL of 1.481 with a medium crimp - three loads with predicted velocities of 938, 980, & 1,144. Should be fun water jug rounds :)

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  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::eek:
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Lol!!! I really thought it it was an entirely different subject!:eek:

    I'll be going now.

    Um.....nice balls!
     
  4. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Is this your way of saying without saying ???????????
     
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  5. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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    [QU7OTE="oknow, post: 1311454, member: 5630"]Is this your way of saying without saying ???????????[/QUOTE]

    Like a double entendre:

    You gonna shoot your blue balls at jugs?

    That'll make a splash...

    :D
     
  6. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    (Like a double entendre:

    You gonna shoot your blue balls at jugs?)

    :s0001:
     
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  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You know you wanna go two ball action.
     
  8. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    But you clicked on it!

    Listen guys, this is a technical forum, and as such we should probably keep to the discussion at hand.

    :D
     
  9. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    A little humor never hurt anyone.
    As a matter of fact reders digest says humor is the best medicine. Not to mention you choose the title
     
  10. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    This is a serious discussion about my blue balls and what I intend to shoot them at!

    :D
     
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  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I will reframe from talking about your blue balls. But will continue talking about your blue bullets.

    Just wondering about what the powder coating does to the inside of the barrel.?
     
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  12. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    :D

    There's good documentation over at castboolits - As for my own guns (I shoot coated exclusively through my 9), other than being squeaky clean, I am aware of no effects.

    I do plan to slug my barrels, and then again every few thousand rounds to track wear, though I'll admit I'm completely ignorant as to normal barrel wear for a 9mm.
     
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  13. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    I was playing with my balls and thought, you know, that birdman is right!

    Two balls, maximize the payload!

    Same OAL, powder charge cut in half, predicted velocity of around 700fps.

    I suspect that the loads will chrono higher due to the minimal bearing surface (QL is calc'ing bullet parameters).

    We shall see :)
     
  14. buckeyeborn

    buckeyeborn New Member

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    Two balls is the only way to go
     
  15. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    I thought blue balls was only something the wife could fix.
     
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  16. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    The op said his was suppose to be a serious discussion. Only he can vear off the topic
     
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  17. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, when I saw the title to this thread, I thought he was talking about "blue pills".. which are actually proof loads for proving guns before they leave the factory. yea I'm a nerd
     
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  19. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    My bad. Thanks now I know how it works. Lol
     
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  20. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Even my 'serious' statement was tongue n' cheek :)
     
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