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    03-26-2020, 10:59 AM
    You should find about everything you need to know here: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?62-Smokeless-Paper-Patching
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    03-20-2020, 12:37 PM
    Maven replied to a thread Lube sizer holes in Casting Equipment
    You can also use heavy duty teflon tape meant for propane fittings to wrap the die/lube holes. You'll be surprised how durable it is.
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    03-09-2020, 11:56 AM
    Maven replied to a thread Lyman 358311 question in Cast Boolits
    Mr_Flintstone, If your cases are "at the low end of acceptable," by which I think you mean OAL, you may want to try a taper crimp die and maybe anneal them before you eventually throw them in your recycling bin. I do this with my .357mags. with -311...
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    03-07-2020, 11:02 AM
    Maven replied to a thread Question About Caps in Muzzleloading.
    dtk, Unless Ruger changed the design or supplier of their nipples, the ROA's of ~1978 vintage came with hexagonal nipples. The Uncle Mike's and Slix Shot ones, are round.
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    03-06-2020, 12:30 PM
    Maven replied to a thread Question About Caps in Muzzleloading.
    "This Ruger Old Army is my first revolver though, and it seems I can't get the caps to seat properly. I replaced the nipples with those from Track of the Wolf...." ...msm I had the same problem with my ROA: neither the factory nor Uncle Mike's...
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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