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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    For the past almost 60 years the study of Christianity has dominated my life. I am a retired Minister with Churches of Christ/Christian churches. There are upwards of 42,000 different denominations of Protestantism and Catholicism, splinter groups...
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    11-15-2017, 12:26 PM
    Forgot that I had posted on this thread a few years ago. Big Boomer
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    11-04-2017, 11:11 AM
    This is where the hollow-nosed punches shine. A flat-nosed punch will push flat and straight down but the hollow-nosed punches push down around the outer edge of gas checks and will not allow gas checks to go on crooked or askew. Big Boomer
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    10-28-2017, 03:03 PM
    To open up a Star sizer die I used the same advice Veral Smith at LBT gives for opening up revolver cylinder chambers. Take a 1/4" (.250") steel rod about 6" long and split one end down about 2". Then wrap a tight bob of very fine emory cloth to...
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    10-25-2017, 03:59 PM
    Can't speak for W748 ... but some old W844 that uses H335 data (from Pat McDonald, Massillon, O) works well. 26 or so grains in a Ruger Mini-14 and a Ruger AR-15 works very well with Winchester's 55 gr. fmj bullets (same as SS109 I was told). Am...
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    10-25-2017, 03:29 PM
    An option not mentioned so far is one that I use ... I found a piece of aluminum at a scrap yard a little less than 1/2" thick that I mounted on a 2"X10" board. Had to smooth the thing up and get it square. It is about 1 foot square and overhangs...
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Retired Minister with Churches of Christ/Christian Churches in Ky., Ohio and WV. Grew up in the country, love hunting, fishing, target shooting, casting boolits for .357, .45 ACP and .45 Colt.
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Church work, boolit casting and target shooting.
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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