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    Today, 11:24 AM
    What are you using to lubricate the mold pins and contact surfaces on the HP plug? Too much oil creeps into undesired places and could be a source of pitting appearance. The mold should be held tightly closed, but not white fingered tightly. ...
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    01-12-2020, 11:23 AM
    I am looking at the 2014 annual manual and see there might be a typo in my book or your book. "It shows: A max load of Universal in the .38 at 1019 fps at 17,000 psi...…...7.7" barrel A max Load of Universal in the .38+P at 1072 fps at 18,900...
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    01-11-2020, 11:50 AM
    Put the 357 mag cases on the shelf. Load the 38 special cases as you wish. Leave the rifle alone and enjoy the fun. You will not need to keep the cases segregated, you will not need to reset the crimp die on the reloading press, you can work with...
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    01-06-2020, 07:54 PM
    Quenching the brass case does not harden the brass. It does keep the head area from annealing so it does not get too soft. You only want to anneal the case mouth and neck area.
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    01-02-2020, 02:04 PM
    Less tin does not make a bullet smaller, but more antimony makes a bullet harder and larger.
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    12-28-2019, 10:53 AM
    You may be interested in this link as well, especially if you know who made the shot. If the maker is not known, then melt a sample, clean up the graphite and other dross and send a sample to BNE to XRF scan and know for sure the percentage of...
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    12-27-2019, 03:32 PM Search feature is very handy. This is from the archives so yes, it was tried.
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    12-25-2019, 11:39 AM
    I suppose some folks just do not use the search feature, or perhaps find too much information and do not want to check the threads for information relevant to their need. "hollow point bullets" gave me 26,700 hits. I would expect many to be...
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    12-24-2019, 12:25 PM
    Perhaps you could scan through this thread and see what it takes to get what you want. Then you can decide if you want to expend...
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    12-23-2019, 12:27 AM
    Which head stamps are splitting? Some just seem to be more likely to fail than others.
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    12-22-2019, 11:18 AM
    I gather the OP question is "does the nose of the bullet hitting the lands begin the nose rotation while the base of the bullet remains in the case and has not begun to rotate"? I suppose one could mark the side of a bullet, fire it and recover it...
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    12-21-2019, 02:46 PM
    A couple of things you can do. Unlubed bullets, if in a container should be relatively clear of lead oxide. If you do have lead oxide, then they are probably low on tin in the make up. Rattle several of the bullets in your hand, loosely as if...
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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