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    Today, 01:07 PM
    My experience is that Starline provides equal or better quality at a lower price. I have never found their brass to be inferior to other brands, and in many cases it is better.
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    The important thing is that the bullet have a decent length of parallel sides so you can get god neck tension. That’s why the normal 115 grain FMJ has such a problem with setback. I would think the Lee 124 would be fine. I have even used the...
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    Yesterday, 05:28 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Boot ice grippers in Our Town
    I’ve used both the yak traks and a brand I think was called Yukon Charlie’s that had carbide spikes when I’ve hiked the frozen sections of the Grand Canyon in winter. Both worked fine for me. I think I liked the Yukon Charlie’s just a tiny bit more.
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    09-20-2019, 08:11 PM
    I’ve never seen a lead sash weight. All the ones I’ve seen are iron, and they all had a brown rust patina. I have several of them out in the barn somewhere that I used to use for trotline weights back in the day.
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    09-18-2019, 06:24 PM
    I have all three. Hornady LnL, Redding Big Boss II and Lee old school aluminum-based turret. I tend to only use the single stage for full sized rifle rounds, primer pocket swaging and push-thru bulletin sizing. 300 Blackout and volume pistol gets...
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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