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    Today, 10:56 AM
    I don't mind full power 357 magnum loads in revolvers . What I didn't enjoy was full power 44 magnum loads in a S&W 329 PD , the light weight (23 ounces empty) 44 magnun revolver . Regards Paul
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    01-13-2021, 11:35 AM
    I have a question ? Larry mentioned on the " ladder " load data of crimping in the " 2nd " crimp groove . I am assuming he meant the upper most crimp groove by the OAL measurement he listed . Skeeter Skeltons load , if I have read his articles...
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    01-10-2021, 12:23 PM
    " If sized to the chamber mouths they won't lead and they will shoot quite well " . So that means that a Colt New Service that I recently looked at in 44-40 would shoot just fine , accurate and not much leading ? The cylinder mouths were .427 and...
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    12-26-2020, 08:16 PM
    I quit smoking my molds years ago . Regards Paul
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    12-20-2020, 11:45 AM
    cowboy4evr replied to a thread Pure Lead & PC in Cast Boolits
    For several yrs I have bought alloy from the guy @ Action Bullets in Quinter Kansas . His alloy was pure lead w/1% tin . I water cooled them . I have shot them from mild to wild with good accuracy . People have said I didn't gain much water...
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    12-20-2020, 11:37 AM
    If just punching holes in paper , any of the fast burners , " tite group , bullseye , red dot , wst etc " all work well . For several years I loaded tite group , 3.7grs using a 124gr plated bullet . It worked just fine . That LEE cast bullet will...
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    12-20-2020, 11:31 AM
    For me , it's the LEE 452-255 gr RNFP . It cycles through rifles just fine and is accurate . I size mine .454 . They fit in my Rossi and are just slightly larger than the groove diameter of the barrel . Regards Paul
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    12-20-2020, 11:28 AM
    cowboy4evr replied to a thread lyman 358 - 156 in Cast Boolits
    Yes , the 360-160D @ Accurate molds is the one . For years I shot the Lyman version with the gas check . Then Tom @ Accurate Molds made for me 2 of the 4 cav versions w/o the gas check . I cannot begin to tell you the thousands and thousands of...
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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