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    07-05-2020, 08:04 PM
    What rifle are you using? Kevin
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    07-05-2020, 07:55 PM
    StrawHat replied to a thread Any Mulberry fans? in Our Town
    We have seven trees on the property, 6 females and one male. The females get the fruit. Bumper crop!! We pick some but leave most on for the birds and squirrels. We also have black cherry and a huge thornless raspberry. Kevin
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    06-29-2020, 07:04 PM
    I guess it depends on what you plan to do with the rifle. Hunting and plinking loads do not need the same meticulous assembly as do 1000 yard target ammunition. Many on this forum tend to think everyone wants to shoot long range. When I used the...
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    06-16-2020, 04:49 PM
    Quality, to me conforming to the specifications. If the company says mold XYZ will cast a 358 grain bullet at .473 diameter from alloy #2 than I expect that weight and that diameter (or a little larger) if I use that alloy. Quality, to me...
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    06-14-2020, 08:43 PM
    I am 65 and have, maybe 12 or 16 molds. I also have a 22 Hornet and am trying to decide if I need to buy a custom multi cavity mold or just buy 1 or 2000 jacketed bullets and figure they will run out about the time I do. Kevin
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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.

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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