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    10-21-2019, 03:48 PM
    Walks I don't vibrate the case with the powder in it. I have a vibration mounted on the shelf the powder drop is mounted on. I just lift the handle again after I make a drop and let it settle in the powder drop while I put the wad in and compress it...
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    10-21-2019, 01:19 PM
    This question comes up quite often and you will get the answers from people that use a drop to be the best no matter what the brand is. They all in my opinion, all have their fault in one way or another. I been putting black powder in cases since...
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    10-15-2019, 09:37 AM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    I cast in the basement and fluxing is not an option doing it several times during a session, the vent hood I have over the lead pot does not catch all the smoke. I just use a spoon with holes in it stir the pot and skim off the dross and set it...
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    10-14-2019, 12:49 PM
    Good choice Larry. This bullet is an all around good bullet for just about everything. The only thing that would make it better and that is getting rid of those rumble strips. :D
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    10-14-2019, 09:56 AM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    Brent just take a hatchet and put a vertical cut in a white pine and let it bleed and a couple days scrape off the pitch. Just a small BB size does a good job and it smells better that smoker wood. :) I don't think smoker wood has much rosin.
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    10-14-2019, 08:35 AM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    I use rosin. When I get out west, Mt. Wyo. Between matches I hang out in the National Forests where it's cool and I look for burned out stumps and break off the sap chunks and take a bag full home. When using a stick or saw dust and you feel a...
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    10-04-2019, 06:30 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Tc 45-70 in Black Powder Cartridge
    Great balls of fire :)
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    10-02-2019, 10:53 PM
    You can make a rifle with .400" free bore shoot quite well but you need to patch the bullet groove diameter. I have spend a lot of years with rifles that had .430" free bore and it shot every bit as well as the rifles I have without. Pedersoli...
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    09-25-2019, 09:15 AM
    Just stand the bullets up in a tin bred loaf pan and pour in the lube till the grooves are covered. I like to use a .40 or .45 caliber leave factory rounds come packed in, you will find a bunch at the range because I don't think they reload anymore...
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    09-23-2019, 11:04 PM
    ian, I keep looking at those bases and I don't know if it's the camera angle or is the sprue plate hole off center? Good job patching. It looks like you wet patch????? Kurt
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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