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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: how many pounds in a 5gal bucket?

    Started by lylejb, 08-04-2009 05:01 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Converting Berdan primer pockets to Boxer

    Started by Larry Gibson, 02-16-2012 10:10 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 215
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Targets from your printer

    Started by Marlin Hunter, 07-28-2009 04:03 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 123
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Zinc Wheelweights

    Started by 38 Super Auto, 02-24-2008 08:58 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 225
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Stolen Guns sticky

    Started by 45nut, 11-24-2009 05:07 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: The complete list of Hensley & Gibbs Bullet Molds

    Started by Texasflyboy, 06-27-2005 04:54 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Leementing Documentation w/Photos

    Started by wiljen, 06-28-2008 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 32,525
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: From Firewood to a Gunstock

    Started by Gunfreak25, 04-02-2010 04:55 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 24,361
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Big Announcement - Castpics Load Database is Open for Business

    Started by wiljen, 04-14-2011 09:42 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
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  10. Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: Post of the month.

    Started by twocool4u, 07-17-2010 12:53 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
    • Views: 51,468
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Website - "Casting Fellows" Link Inside

    Started by Texasflyboy, 01-29-2007 12:08 AM
    3 Pages
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Old Aimoo Board Link

    Started by waksupi, 01-06-2008 04:03 PM
    • Replies: 10
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  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gates Extreme Meplat Bullets

    Started by Dixie Slugs, 03-07-2009 06:13 PM
    12 Pages
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  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free online gun manuals

    Started by crabo, 03-15-2009 07:14 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    11-30-2017, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: From Ingot to Target: A Cast Bullet Guide for Handgunners

    Started by cbrick, 03-16-2011 03:39 PM
    5 Pages
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  16. Sticky Thread Sticky: Made more Ben's Red today

    Started by Ben, 09-25-2012 09:57 PM
    8 Pages
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  17. Sticky Thread Sticky: Mold Cheat sheet for buyers

    Started by ktw, 09-16-2008 10:52 PM
    3 Pages
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  18. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gas Check Boolits without Gas checks ???

    Started by Fire_stick, 03-15-2009 11:04 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 130
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  19. Sticky Thread Sticky: Setting up for boolits in a new 9mm

    Started by MtGun44, 07-10-2011 05:40 PM
    5 Pages
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  20. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Can you top this? NOPE.

    Started by Crash_Corrigan, 11-26-2008 06:07 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 142
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  21. Sticky Thread Sticky: Here is the write-up "My homemade black powder"

    Started by atom73, 01-26-2011 10:01 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 229
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  22. Sticky Thread Sticky: A myth about water and molten lead

    Started by jonk, 05-09-2010 10:28 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 155
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  23. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lost your toe? Make a new one!

    Started by Gunfreak25, 04-03-2010 06:10 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 44
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  24. Sticky Thread Sticky: Adventures in top punch making (Long)

    Started by oldtoolsniper, 03-11-2009 12:44 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 145
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  25. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Posting in the Classics and Stickies

    Started by 45nut, 03-11-2008 12:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  26. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lyman Mold Chart Via Ol' Buffalo Bullet Co.

    Started by 45nut, 06-28-2007 04:35 PM
    2 Pages
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  27. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Lending Library - LINK to new Rules ----

    Started by DukeInFlorida, 03-18-2015 04:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  28. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Mould Enlargement “beagling”

    Started by 45nut, 05-23-2011 12:08 PM
    3 Pages
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  29. Sticky Thread Sticky: Just the facts: Lube recipes

    Started by 45nut, 02-22-2008 01:12 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
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    05-24-2014, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  30. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Hollow Point Casting Technique

    Started by rugerman1, 01-28-2008 09:52 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
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    05-04-2014, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  31. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Right Handles Pic Thread!!

    Started by Suo Gan, 10-22-2011 01:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
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    11-07-2013, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  32. Sticky Thread Sticky: Top Punch Reference

    Started by wiljen, 09-11-2007 06:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
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    06-15-2013, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  33. Sticky Thread Sticky: Glen E. Fryxell Fans

    Started by cbrick, 09-27-2008 10:26 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 123
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    10-19-2012, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  34. Sticky Thread Sticky: Classics & Stickies

    Started by 45nut, 01-06-2008 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  35. Sticky Thread Sticky: Toughness Of Lead-tin-antimony Alloys

    Started by grumpy one, 05-22-2008 09:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    04-17-2012, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  36. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shooters Archive (ZIP Format)

    Started by Gunload Master, 06-19-2005 05:06 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-28-2009, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  37. Sticky Thread Sticky: Updated Castpics

    Started by wiljen, 08-28-2007 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 21,075
    01-03-2009, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  38. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gas Checks vs Shank Size

    Started by 45nut, 01-03-2007 05:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
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    10-31-2008, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  39. Sticky Thread Sticky: All Users Please Read

    Started by wiljen, 09-30-2008 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-30-2008, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  40. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why Car Batteries Are Dangerous

    Started by Linstrum, 07-05-2008 04:06 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    08-28-2008, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  41. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gator gas checks

    Started by charger 1, 09-24-2007 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  42. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to post a photo into your post

    Started by Buckshot, 10-21-2005 01:15 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Casting hot glue boolits

    Started by Jim, 03-20-2007 08:59 PM
    17 Pages
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    • Replies: 324
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  2. burning rate chart

    Started by Lloyd Smale, 01-06-2008 08:36 AM
    2 Pages
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  3. Help!!! lol Stuck ingots

    Started by Swamprat1052, 01-25-2007 04:43 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 90
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  4. Thumbs up BruceB's Speed Casting Method

    Started by syh, 07-01-2009 07:43 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
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    01-14-2018, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  5. Felix Lube - the Short Version

    Started by waksupi, 04-12-2005 12:38 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 154
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  6. New to reloading?

    Started by 45nut, 05-19-2007 12:50 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
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    12-27-2017, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  7. more on Lee tumble lube

    Started by hornetguy, 01-03-2008 12:39 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 94
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  8. Repairing, restoring, cleaning up, or refinishing a rifle stock.

    Started by Gunfreak25, 01-20-2009 04:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 82,394
    12-27-2017, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  9. [B]2400; Hercules vs Alliant[/B]

    Started by Larry Gibson, 01-08-2010 03:03 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 41,090
    12-27-2017, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  10. Badly Burned!!!

    Started by Whitespider, 04-12-2009 05:33 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 181
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  11. ingots & why we smelt first

    Started by quiknot, 01-07-2007 06:09 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    11-30-2017, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  12. The difference between casting and smelting

    Started by Pepe Ray, 02-05-2013 01:51 PM
    2 Pages
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  13. Cast bullet book

    Started by sav300, 02-20-2008 06:10 AM
    • Replies: 17
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  14. Realistic Expectations for Cast Boolits

    Started by Bass Ackward, 11-01-2006 08:27 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 197
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  15. 50-70 Gummint

    Started by sundog, 04-18-2006 11:18 AM
    2 Pages
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    12-05-2016, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  16. Thumbs up The Goatlips Casting pages

    Started by 45nut, 09-25-2008 01:15 AM
    2 Pages
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  17. Tips on Salvaging Range Lead

    Started by Andy_P, 05-19-2007 06:01 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 155
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  18. Favorite reduced loads

    Started by ez4545, 06-27-2007 10:16 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 143
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  19. Exclamation Abbreviations - Acronyms - As Used on This Forum

    Started by patsher, 01-18-2011 09:38 PM
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  20. Kroil in the mould - I did it, it works!

    Started by Vly, 08-01-2009 04:49 PM
    7 Pages
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  21. Musings on the #4 and Garand

    Started by BruceB, 06-10-2005 02:20 PM
    2 Pages
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    03-28-2016, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  22. Smile Casting with my homemade lead hammer mold.

    Started by RogerWatsonfromIdaho, 02-08-2008 10:08 AM
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  23. More " Lee - Lementing "

    Started by Ben, 06-05-2008 11:20 AM
    6 Pages
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  24. A fix to hold Star handle up.

    Started by Bob., 08-25-2009 12:17 PM
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  25. Data For Rex Powders

    Started by wiljen, 10-27-2008 01:41 PM
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    1 2
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check