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    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    Seeing the impact of misses is great feed back. Good on you for taking the effort of making your range fun and useful.
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    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    You could size bullets down to what?, .219? after making them.224. But it is an extra step over just making them .219 I the first place. If making .224 bullets is also in your future, it seems like a pretty good plan to avoid buying two sets...
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    06-01-2018, 09:42 PM
    Well if I was doing it, I would take piece of 2X4 lumber and cut a hole in it with a hole saw as close as possible to the diameter of your cylinder. Then cut across the hole with the grain, a rip cut. This piece of wood will allow you to grip the...
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    05-31-2018, 11:54 PM
    You could purchase a .373 chucking reamer for about 25 bucks. If it was my pistol, I would chuck the reamer and work it down each hole of the cylinder by hand. The existing holes would be good guides, don't force it, and don't sweat a few...
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    05-22-2018, 10:36 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Core dimentions? in Swaging
    Brian respectfully asks that his secrets not be given out. One quarter by one is truthful. I will not give you three digits to the right of the decimal.
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    05-22-2018, 01:02 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Core dimentions? in Swaging
    I can tell you the eleven cavity makes a heap of cores. Brass makes nice molds, but it's heavy. Carpal tunnel syndrome sucks.
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    05-21-2018, 06:00 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Core dimentions? in Swaging
    They are a quarter by one, with a pointy end. I run them through a core swage die for final dimension.
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    05-20-2018, 10:07 PM
    I would not say six chickens and four pigs sucked big time, unless my class was AAA or Master. That's really pretty good without putting in the range time for 77 and 100 meters yet.
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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