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    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    +2 on Randy's book, I bought mine out at Raton in 2007 and I must say it is full of useful information.
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    Yesterday, 08:42 AM
    rfd, That is certainly true, but I have used a set of "guidelines" that have been rather consistent in five of my rifles and a few rifles of friends. That does not mean that what I do is the only way to do it. There is more than one way to skin a...
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    06-21-2018, 08:32 PM
    I have dry wrapped for the past 4 or 5 years and from very early on in my paper patching journey I found that patching .020-.030" back from the start of the ogive gave me better accuracy. I typically cast to 11 to 12 BHN, roughly 16:1 hardness plus...
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Been casting my own since 1977 and now rarely use metal jacketed bullets for anything. NRA life member.
Northeast WI
hunting and shooting
self employed



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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