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    11-17-2018, 11:02 AM
    :) I guess I better get more Brooks Tru Bore Mould stock to build my penchion retirement funds :)
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    11-15-2018, 08:24 PM
    Well you have a good base with the tallow and B wax. I have to ask, your tallow is it a hard tallow or just a rendered soft like lard ? There is a difference between the two. But If it is a hard dry tallow you could use that without adding B wax...
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    11-15-2018, 11:52 AM
    A lot of information posted about shooting and loading blackpowder is repeated by what I call cockatoo's, they repeat what the read without ever using or doing it. My favorite lube is or has petroleum products in it like Vaseline, Ozokerite wax...
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    11-07-2018, 07:08 PM
    I have a old Lyman 55 with a red plastic hopper and along side of it there is a Lyman 55 with a aluminum hopper and both are filled with black powder. Also I have a Redding, my first powder drop that also has a plastic hopper that has dropped black...
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    11-02-2018, 09:39 PM
    I would like to look at a undamaged PP bullet recovered from a snow bank to see what the land cuts look like. Kurt
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    11-01-2018, 09:08 PM
    I wish Ron would make a .438/446 barrel. I called him about a .44 left hand gain twist but all he would do is a .416. I just might have him make a .40. Like I need another :)
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    10-31-2018, 10:39 AM
    Forgot; I normally order a sizing reamer for a uncommon chamber reamer like the original .44-75 Ballard chamber and make my own sizing die for forming proper cases for the chamber. This print above I did not make a reamer for it because I had a set...
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    10-31-2018, 10:27 AM
    Richard you can use my .40-65 drawing. It is for the Starline brass but it's a PP chamber only, it will not except a GG bullet. If you want to shoot a greaser you can enlarge the neck dimensions. I had this CPA rifle build especially for the...
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    10-31-2018, 09:09 AM
    Lead pot replied to a thread .50-70 in Black Powder Cartridge
    I remember reading that many years ago. I think it was from the Wolf press in hand loaders or rifle shooter. A lot of those older rifles were more a .52 caliber then a .50 as well as some of the .44's were closer to a .45. If you don't want...
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    10-24-2018, 04:17 PM
    CG gave as good of a answer as any. compression is what it is. I have no set amount of compression for any of my loads or powder. I do what I call a ladder load. I start with zero compression and increase the powder load one grain per three rounds...
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    10-23-2018, 10:05 PM
    Those compressions are of the large capacity mid length case .50-2.5(90) yes the break up of granolas start in front (under the bullet) and it starts at .050" The photo below is from .050", .100",.200"and the first photo is .300",.400" and .500"
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    10-23-2018, 07:57 PM
    Here is a heavy compressed triplex load :) That is what a heavy compressed load of 1.5F Goes express looks like.
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    10-21-2018, 10:01 PM
    I make mine a little different. I make a master and run it through a scanner making several copies and staple one copy to 15 sheets together putting one staple on each strip to hold them together in alignment then cut them with a roller cutter and...
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    10-21-2018, 08:58 AM
    Naw, it don't all turn to liquid :) I done a lot of wad stack tests when I got some unexplained dirt diggers at the Lodi long range matches and gas cuts were the gremlins with the loads I used. Here are what different lube cookies and wad stacks...
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    10-21-2018, 08:26 AM
    If you use a blow tube use a lube wad. If your wiping between shots it serves no purposes, your wiping it out anyway. A lube wad does help seal the gas if your using a poor wad stack so I guess it does some good :)
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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