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    02-26-2020, 09:23 AM
    You do the math and you get the weight of the ball IN THEORY!! Unless the ball is swaged there's going to be a void, a true void, in the ball. It will be up near the sprue. Cut one in half and look for yourself. My grandpa showed me this eons...
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    02-26-2020, 09:12 AM
    Just a story on me - the first time I used PCed bullets in a competition was a local one. I knew I was going to take some heat so I used Smoke's Red. Yep, it drew comments - so did my score [smilie=w: Then for the December shoot I coated...
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    02-25-2020, 10:40 PM
    Toymaker replied to a thread Ornery Brass in Cast Boolits
    YES!!!!!! In both brass and nickel plated but ESPECIALLY in the plated. My percentage was a LOT higher than yours. Someone above mentioned wet tumbling and I think that may be the issue because I do wet tumble brass that looks really dirty before...
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    02-21-2020, 09:04 AM
    One year, in February, it got so cold that wiping solutions were turning to slush; wiping patches were freezing in the bore; spit patches would stick to the roundball and go flapping down range; roundball would freeze to moist fingers; flintlocks...
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    02-19-2020, 09:01 AM
    This is an old video, but still interesting and informative. Thought others might find it interesting also. https://youtu.be/6HhdkkdsvTM
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I'm a long time muzzle loader so I've been casting round ball for some time. Got interested in BPCR and started casting for that too. Compete locally, regionally, territorial and nationally, but the only person I have to beat is me.
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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