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    06-23-2019, 12:00 PM
    Back in the 60s I started competing with C&B revolvers. The replica industry was still a couple years away from flooding the market like they do today, so we used originals. Most of the boys using them would ream the cylinder to accept a swaged 200...
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    05-27-2019, 10:22 PM
    StrawHat replied to a thread SPG recipe in Boolit Lube !
    Many years ago, Wes Kindig shared this with me regarding BP lubes. Allow me to paraphrase, ...whatever you choose to make you lube with, use a medicinal grade... . He explained that the medicinal grade of Vaseline and mineral were refined enough...
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Started shooting @ 8, competition @ 10, handloading @ 14 - all a long time ago
NE Ohio
Handloading, Shooting, Reading, Cooking
Proprietor of a custom knife sharpening business.


Knowledge I take to my grave is wasted.

I prefer to use cartridges born before I was.

Success doesn't make me happy, being happy is what allows me to be successful.


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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