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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    I recently started using the NOE boolit you mentioned above in my Ruger 77/357. That plain base boolit drops from my mold at 189 gr with my alloy. Using the same powder load with both plain base and gas checked in 165 gr. SWC, the POI is very...
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    07-03-2020, 04:55 PM
    For me, it has depended who made the round ball (who made the mold), the type (thickness of patch), the lube, and care taken loading. Lots of variables but once settled in, I usually get 2" groups at 100 yds and occasionally much less when my old...
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    07-02-2020, 01:29 PM
    I recently acquired a 77/357 and it has liked both the CB's I have put through it so far and feed just fine. Both are RF style, the 125 gr. Lee (drops at 133 gr) and the NOE 184 gr. WFPB (drops at 189 gr). Both hammer the 6" gong at 100 yards...
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    07-02-2020, 12:45 PM
    My own terminal ballistics test showed that, while the RNFP penetrate slightly farther, the difference isn't meaningful.
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    07-01-2020, 01:10 PM
    Who doesn't love a new toy to play with? A new challenge that will keep you entertained for months.
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    06-21-2020, 02:42 PM
    His memory lives on with all of us at NCBS.
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    06-20-2020, 10:58 PM
    Having muzzleloader hunted for 30 years for deer with 45 caliber PRB, a 130 gr PRB has worksed great for quick kills. That looks like a wonderful elk hunting boolit at that velocity with reasonably soft lead. Using that boolit for any deer, you...
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    06-19-2020, 12:39 PM
    I have an order for both shooting and fishing gear waiting for Midway to start taking phone orders again. The only reason am not ordering from Midsouth is that Midway has some fishing lures I can't find at any local retailers including BPS. I...
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    06-16-2020, 12:43 PM
    My "rook rifle" has been for many years also a Contender Carbine but in 9mm Luger. While not quiet since it throw 135 gr boolits at above sonic speed, it is very easy on unprotected ears. I recently acquired a Ruger Mod77/357 bolt gun that I am...
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    06-12-2020, 11:20 PM
    That was tried a few years back statewide here in Washington. The ban was on sinkers and jigs 4 oz. and down to protect swans but the department got so much ribbing for the 4 oz rule (how big does a swan have to be to swallow a 4 oz banana...
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reitired Navy officer, former fisheries biologist
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Quilcene, Washington
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fishing, hunting (blackpowder for big game and modern for all else), rockhound
Occupation:
self employed, fishing equip wholesale

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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