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    Today, 08:05 AM
    One reason to use 38 Special cases is to load 170 grain 0.358" rifle bullets for use in a revolver. If loaded in 357 Magnum cases the cartridges will be too long for some guns. However, the more prudent course of action is to trim 357 Magnum cases...
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    Today, 07:46 AM
    Hi Bob, I do it for the improvement in the bases. If I were to visually inspect each bullet base and reject those that were non-uniform, I'll bet I could achieve the same result. But that would mean rejecting 1/3 of the bullets, and would...
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    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Just to be clear, that's all one photograph, not a collage. All four targets are stapled on one backer board. I hang the backer board on the target frame at the range using the green wires you see in the photo. Then I just lift it off and take it...
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    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    Brian asked me for a photo, and I attempted to send this to him as a PM, but could not attach the photo. Here are the results of my experiment today. All shots were fired at 25 yards, 25 shots per target, off-hand, one handed, no support...
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    12-06-2019, 03:20 PM
    I've read about several such conversions, and the owners were always pleased. I've wanted to do it myself, but haven't gotten around to it. I think you'll have a lot of fun.
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    12-01-2019, 06:41 PM
    The advantage of HBWC bullets in Bullseye competition is that they can be loaded with very light charges. Recoil can be reduced to very low levels, which provides an advantage in rapid fire strings. Accuracy needs to be sufficient to hold the ten...
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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