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  • swheeler's Avatar
    06-04-2018, 10:20 PM
    https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/29100 139 gr and 123 gr in .268 Dia in stock
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  • Silver Eagle's Avatar
    05-28-2018, 03:29 PM
    Years ago my my Dad was just getting home at night from something or another and we saw a huge flash in the sky. Suburban Chicago area, so busy 4 lane road urban area. Anyways, we decided to go investigate. About a mile, mile and a half away we saw...
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  • Silver Eagle's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 06:42 PM
    First thing I ask when visiting a new range is about brass and bringing in my own ammo. If I can keep my own (safely.) I shoot. If not, I walk out after explaining the reason why I will not shoot there. As for those that flirt with the load books...
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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 08:21 PM
    I also use enamel spray paint even with three coats it gives a thinner coating then P C that allows long nosed bullets to chamber into rifling easier. Specifically the Lee 170 grain in 30-30.
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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 08:13 PM
    To test the limit i have wet coated some 55 grain lead cores (.185") and swaged them to .224 and loaded them in .223 the load would give a jacketed bullet over 3000 f/s . There was no leading but accuracy was terrible as my dies designed for using...
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retired, shoot many calibers do like the old guns best
Harrison Michigan
fishing hunting reloading gun collecting


When I think back on all the **** I learned in high school it's a wonder I can think at all ! And then my lack of education hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall.


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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