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  • 26Charlie's Avatar
    06-01-2020, 08:05 AM
    Well OK, I just read all the posts up to here, so I’ll stick my oar in the water too. I have subscribed to Handloader and Rifle from issue 1 of both. It is true that the more you know, the fewer new things you find in each issue, this is a function...
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  • 26Charlie's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 05:39 PM
    A reduced load of a slow powder can set up a “chuffing” effect, an oscillating wave reflecting back and forth between the projectile and the breech. 50 years ago it was called the “secondary explosive effect” and investigated in the gun press, SEE...
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  • 26Charlie's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 12:44 PM
    LC don’t worry about seating the bullets “down in the fire”, they work OK as many of our .300 Savage owners know. I have had good result with moderate loads of medium powders, 15-18 gr 4227, 18-26 gr 4198. Bullets 150-210 gr. The fast powders are...
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  • 26Charlie's Avatar
    05-18-2020, 03:03 PM
    As it happens, the revival of this thread coincided with a reinterest in varmint rifles I collected years ago. I picked up Ruger #3s in .30-40, .45-70, .22 Hornet, and later .223 Rem. I gave the .30-40 to my son, and got out the Hornet and .223 to...
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  • 26Charlie's Avatar
    05-14-2020, 10:07 AM
    Time on my hands these days so I will post on this string which I have refrained because the postulate is unrealistic. I already have one of each or more of these, depending on good deals that came my way over the past 55 years. I didn’t get a .450...
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  • 26Charlie's Avatar
    05-09-2020, 03:29 PM
    i used 9x19 data in the 9 mm Largo Astra 400, with cast bullets, once the brass came available. That was quite a while after the Astras were available on the surplus market. I don't know about the other 9s.
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Belfast, ME
Rifle & Pistol cast bullets


"You will wantonly strike a hornet's nest which extends from mountains to ocean, and legions, now quiet, will swarm out and sting us to death. It is unnecessary; it puts us in the wrong; it is fatal." Robert Toombs, Democrat of Georgia, warning of the results of the imminent attack of the Confederacy upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, 1861


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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