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  • StrawHat's Avatar
    08-05-2020, 09:28 PM
    45 ACP revolvers from S&W have responded favorably to cast boolits for many decades. On older revolvers the rifling is shallow and also has 6 lands and grooves instead of 5. Newer S&W ACP revolvers have deeper rifling. The ones I shoot span a bit...
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    08-05-2020, 08:38 PM
    45 Special is the 45 long Colt brass cut to ACP length. Developed by one of the CAS shooters (Adirondak Jack?) to allow those using the 45 long Colt a way to utilize fast burning powders without worrying about double charging the case. Loaded with...
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    08-05-2020, 08:31 PM
    I have used 4f in 22 Hornet and 32-20. Been shooting flintlocks for about 1/2 a century and never used 4f to prime. Used whatever was in the horn or flask or cartridge. Kevin
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Started shooting @ 8, competition @ 10, handloading @ 14 - all a long time ago
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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