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    12-06-2018, 10:53 AM
    I'm not sure I can answer your question completely but here goes. The 3.1sn/3.8sb is not going to be 13 brinell acording to my lee tester. My Gas check rifle alloy is 2.5sn and 3.5sb and it measures closer to 14.5/15.0 so I suspect your alloy to be...
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    12-06-2018, 09:52 AM
    Late to the party, but first thing is increase the heat. #2 buy a Lyman digital thermometer not the dial type. #3 flux with beeswax/oil mix and stir well, I use rendered animal fat and beeswax at 50/50 and it doesn't take much. Also use sawdust or...
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    12-06-2018, 08:29 AM
    I have used a lot of 5744 in 30-30. It is a great powder for that. Check your load manuals, but my go to load on the Lyman 173 fn is 19/19.5 in four different guns. I have had some success with 15.0/15.5 for light loads. Also I do use a Dacron...
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    11-20-2018, 05:10 PM
    I use the Lee version of that bullet in two Marlin 336's. A max load of A/2400 is what they both preferred. One rifle had to have Hornady cases and the other didn't care. Check your Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook but I think it was 20.0 grains. The next...
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Ball Ground, GA
Bullseye and muzzleloading
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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