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    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    Range lead will work for these no problem. That's what I use for all my handgun loads excepting full house 357 loads. For those I add a gas check. You seem to be on the right track here.
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    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    tazman replied to a thread 9mm hollow point in Cast Boolits
    I own a couple of the NOE hollow point molds and they work fine.
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    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    I own a Springfield Armory Range Officer(stainless) in 9mm and it is superbly accurate with both jacketed and cast. It prefers boolits that load with a somewhat longer OAL. Really short RF nose designs sometimes do not feed well. I use Lyman...
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    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    I can't tell the difference between most wadcutters when shooting and definitely not between the two mentioned. Both are excellent designs and you just can't go wrong with either of them.
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    01-18-2019, 12:58 PM
    Lyman manuals are good. I also go to the manufacturers web sites and print out the data for the cartridges I load for. The internet has changed things greatly as far as access to data.
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    01-18-2019, 12:54 PM
    NOE 358-135-rf, NOE 358-155-TC(ELCO), Lee 358-125-RF, Lee 356-120-TC(standard lube groove), Lyman 356402. All of these work well when sized appropriately for the gun. If you want a lighter boolit, the Lee 356-95-Rf works for that. I don't powder...
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    01-16-2019, 12:34 PM
    This makes me think you didn't read my posts where I responded to this question directly as I thought you wanted. Maybe you just missed it. Post number 89
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    01-15-2019, 10:03 AM
    I don't own a Glock so can't comment on that particular weapon. I do own several different 9mm handguns and can comment generally on the cartridge. My 9mm weapons are Beretta, Taurus, Springfield Armory, and S&W. I always start with a run of...
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    01-15-2019, 09:40 AM
    That would depend on the sources an individual has when he/she is trying to make a decision on a cartridge to use for whatever the use might be. I some circumstances, I am sure it happens. In others not at all since there will be other cartridges...
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    01-15-2019, 09:26 AM
    I did photography back in the day and still do it now. Just use different equipment. I still use the aperture adjustments to effect changes in the final image with my very nice digital cameras. I wasn't aware there were adjustable apertures...
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    01-15-2019, 09:16 AM
    Everyone's situation is unique. Lots the details are different. That is why I only make generalized suggestions about this topic. That said, certain rules seem to apply in the majority of cases. The conditions at the factory I worked at were...
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    01-13-2019, 03:36 PM
    I first ran into Red Dot as shotgun powder. I believe that was what it was designed for. That said, it works quite well as a pistol powder. Many use it for cast rifle as well.
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    01-13-2019, 01:58 PM
    Larry-- It sounds as if some people are trying to set up things with supposition, so they can claim your results are wrong or at least not realistic. I will wait for the results and see what turns up. I have seen tests you have run before and I...
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    01-12-2019, 09:50 PM
    I always thought of my poor eyesight as a handicap. In this case it may well turn out to be an advantage. I will wait a while before I determine which it is for certain.
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    01-12-2019, 04:38 PM
    I think it used to be, but not now. 30-06 gets mentioned but not promoted like the smaller calibers do these days. Anyone who recently took up centerfire rifle shooting/hunting has mostly been exposed to the smaller than .30 calibers as being able...
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  • tazman's Avatar
    01-12-2019, 11:16 AM
    For most medium to large game here in the USA, there is no single cartridge that is head and shoulders better than another. You have lots of choices, so what are you going to base your choice on? The average hunter buys an adequate rifle and picks...
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    01-11-2019, 10:20 PM
    One of the draws of the 30-06 is it presents the shooter with just about as much recoil in a standard hunting rifle as an average shooter can absorb fairly easily. If you go with a more powerful cartridge, you get into unpleasant recoil levels. If...
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    01-11-2019, 04:14 PM
    Outpost75 is correct. I have loaded wadcutters in this manner and it did improve accuracy in my revolvers. I sized the boolits for a snug fit in the throats and had to press the cartridges into the cylinder. Not a hard push, but they don't just fall...
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    01-11-2019, 10:09 AM
    If you look back at the popularity of rifle cartridges, you will notice that the ones that have been military cartridges have a popularity with hunters that exceeds that of most others. The 30-40 Krag may be most notable exception to this. 30-06,...
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    01-10-2019, 01:17 PM
    That is all very true as long as you only use one eye. I shoot with both eyes open and am looking through two different lenses when looking at my target and sights. My aiming eye is only able to focus to the distance of the sights. My other eye can...
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    01-08-2019, 09:24 PM
    I tend to look at newer Remington products with suspicion. Way too many complaints about quality. The products they were making back in the 70s through the 90s were very good. You knew what you were getting when you bought from them. Still a lot...
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    01-08-2019, 09:17 PM
    +1 for the hickory hammer handle. I use the ones that are made for the 2 and 3 pound hammers. Enough weight to cut cleanly and they last for years. I have worn 3 of them out over the decades.
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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
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