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What you would like to see ran / TL432-249
« on: February 08, 2020, 07:26:06 PM »
For sure seeking a 4 cavity plain base aluminum solid.

Might also be seeking a 4 cavity plain base brass RG.

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Group Buy Discussions / 30XCB / Ranch Dog Hybrid
« on: March 21, 2019, 12:04:49 AM »
I have a couple of milsurp .308's that are a little fussy on their feeding, and so I would like a mold that makes a bullet with a nose like this:

http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_info.php?cPath=30_343&products_id=912&osCsid=2s809v0rfr93cbado6effg1h06

However, I have had EXTREMELY good luck with the Ranch Dog .308 tumble lube system combined with the NOE push through sizing system to seat my gas checks, and I would therefore like my bullet to have a rear section like this:

http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_info.php?cPath=30_325&products_id=1749&osCsid=2s809v0rfr93cbado6effg1h06

My thought is that this would be the perfect .308 gas gun or finicky bolt gun bullet.

Anybody want to help me build this Ark?

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What you would like to see ran / 314299 / 316299 Re-Run
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:18:29 PM »
This may not properly be a "Group Buy", though if it gets taken to that level, I'll have no complaints.

I've asked Al about the possibility of an inventory re-run of each of these to feed a pair of differing-bore .303Brits I've acquired, and figured this might help him sort out interest level for both quantity and format for the run.

I'm personally needing a brass, four-cavity RN-GC in each of the two diameters.

8/18/18 edit, for the sake of keeping track - pulled from several closely related threads:

1.  Bigslug 314299 4C RNGC Brass
2.  Bigslug 316299 4C RNGC Brass
3.  orerancher 316299GC
4.  jethunter 314299GC
5.  Neilsuper 311299 RG4
6.  Flycutter 314299GC

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(RD) Group Buy Discussions / How about three new TL's (7mm and .30)?
« on: April 01, 2018, 07:37:33 PM »
I'm REALLY liking the TLGC .308 Winchester "short neck".  Would like to branch out into the following:

Same concept optimized for .30-06 - perhaps 200-ish grains.

Something friendly to the 7-08.

Something .280 Rem / 7x57 friendly (essentially the same neck on both).

Assuming Ranch Dog's agreeable to drawing them up, anyone want to tag along?

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Forum Questions / Problems / Is the new site down or dead?
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:07:34 AM »
I got my toolbar all set up with the link to the new site, and now that link appears to be inactive, and we're back to the old clubhouse.

I got a couple posts up on the new version of the forum, but it looks like this one never stopped rolling.

As one who continues to be dragged kicking and screaming into this brave new digital age, I am a mite confused by the present developments.

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Forum Questions / Problems / Ranch Dog and other sub-menus
« on: December 22, 2017, 10:13:17 PM »
I've noticed that a lot of Ranch Dog's molds may sometimes appear under the "Ranch Dog" menu tab,  sometimes under the appropriate caliber tab, but not always both.

This has made for some problematic searches and one purchase of a different mold due to looking in one place and the desired mold being in another.

I'm not sure how the Hi-Tek coaters and air gun shooters feel about it, but I think if the "type" categories were largely eliminated and the molds were simply placed into the appropriate diameter section, life would be a lot easier for everyone.

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(RD) Group Buy Discussions / RD (TL) for .375 Bottlenecks
« on: December 03, 2016, 12:05:21 PM »
I've been enjoying the "short neck" .308 TL bullet, am eagerly watching the GB discussion for the similar 245 grain .35 Whelan bullet, and at Ranch Dog's direction, am launching this thread to look into interest for a similar profile for a .375 bullet.

My personal interest is in a projectile optimized for the H&H, and a quick look at the case dimensions for the "BIG" .375's (H&H Ackley, Weatherby, JRS, and RUM) shows that they are all about 2.5" from case head to back of the neck and have a max COAL of at or just shy of 3.6".  This gives us roughly .35" to .36" of neck and 1.1" of potential bullet length - given that we want to keep the gas check secured in the neck.

The "standard length" .375 Ruger has a neck of .305" and  a bullet length potential of 1.065.

That seems close enough to where one slug could work for all with some careful slide-ruling.

My thought is to go with maximum throw-weight with Ranch Dog's profile (275 grains at a minimum and more if we can get it), with Al's RG hollowpoint options to reduce weight if desired.

I don't see much need for a plain-base option in this arena, but perhaps the .375 Win and .38-55 shooters will chime in.

Anyone want to play?

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(RD) Group Buy Discussions / TL225-50-RF
« on: August 19, 2016, 08:16:51 AM »
Haven't figured out how to post images on this forum.  Can someone help me out by plugging it in here?

http://www.ranchdogoutdoors.com/bin/TLC22550RF/bullet/sketch.jpg 

Pulled from Ranch Dog Outdoors.  I think between the flat nose, two crimp grooves, and the possibility of both gas check and plain base, it will solve a lot of pest control problems and be a great option for those of us wanting a low speed .22LR substitute in our .223's, Hornets, etc...

What say you?

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Forum Questions / Problems / Website Graphics - Mold Prints Illegible
« on: July 02, 2016, 06:50:56 PM »
I'm wondering if anything can be done about the image quality for the mold print links from the NOE main page menus?

It's not a question of enlarging the image - zooming in to over 150% on my laptop just makes the blurs biggger.  Sometimes they're legible, sometimes not.

Since this hobby of ours can operate in the realm of 0.0001's, this small thing of not being able to read band and meplat diameters can be rather a big thing.

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What you would like to see ran / .432-265-RD Inventory Gap
« on: January 30, 2016, 03:17:12 PM »
So Al. . .seeing as the .32ACP Ranch Dog is delayed until you get your toolhead supplier issues resolved, do you think you could enable me to keep throwing money your way with a run of the 4C brass PB solids we chatted about a week or two ago?  ;D

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(RD) Group Buy Discussions / 432-265-RF Recent Run?
« on: January 17, 2016, 06:31:09 PM »
It looks like there was a recent inventory run of this conventional lube groove Ranch Dog that snuck under my radar.  It looks like everything got ran EXCEPT the brass 4C plain base solid. . . :-[

. . .or did I miss something?

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Forum Questions / Problems / Online Store & Forum Suggestions
« on: December 24, 2015, 01:15:07 PM »
Swede / Dromia,

Just a couple thoughts I had that might help you, to help us, to help you.

The big challenge I face with the online store is wading through all the molds in the menu to find the ones that specifically interest me.  Much of that menu consists of many variations on the same bullet design - different cavity counts, solid and HP, brass & aluminum, etc...  For example, your first page of .355 bullets shows 20 different molds, but they are all variations on only two designs.  Finding a specific mold in the .30 cal section is a manly quest that requires a bull whip and a fedora

My thought is that you could simplify the shopping process - and simplify it A LOT -  if you simply showed one picture of the bullet design in a menu for a specific diameter, that links to a menu of all the variations for that cherry.  This would allow us to see all of the various options for a caliber with the need to scroll through only a page or three.  This might also help with the "archive" concept of various designs you have the ability to make, but aren't necessarily in present inventory.

It would also help greatly if, after diameter, the molds were listed by weight from light to heavy.

Personally, I would like to see the Ranch Dogs and Air Rifle sub forums rolled into the "general" board, as I think it might simplify someone's quest to find a particular GB discussion.

The overall reasoning is that easy finding simplifies buying - especially IMPULSE buying!  ;D

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(RD) Group Buy Discussions / .32 ACP and .380 ACP Ranch Dog Relaunch?
« on: August 17, 2015, 10:19:46 PM »
Needing molds for my various pocket autos, and would prefer to tumble lube for this application. . .therefore Ranch Dogs seem like just the ticket.  www.ranchdogoutdoors.com has the prints for both the 75 grain flat nosed .314 and the 100 grain flat nosed .358.

I'd be a player for a 4 cavity solid for each.  Anyone else?

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Group Buy Discussions / .38 S&W and .38/200 Flat Nose Interest
« on: April 22, 2015, 09:15:11 PM »
Al is of course an industry rock star for providing us with traditional shapes in these calibers.  Anyone else interest in expanding the .364" selection to include FN/WFN types for these so we can explore their thump-ability?

I'm thinking a 200 grainer for the Webley/Enfield/Victory crowd, and something in the 150 grain range for the old school top-breaks.  Moderately aggressive meplats in the .25" to .27" range.

I suppose they could also by RG'd to about 185 and 135 grain HP's for those so inclined.

I'd likely be after a 4C 200gr solid.

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Group Buy Discussions / 360-160 WFN Design Tweak?
« on: December 21, 2014, 08:46:55 AM »
Any possibility of, and interest in, revising this design to beef up the rear band?

Possibly by eliminating the middle band and going to a single lube groove?

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