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    12-10-2018, 10:01 PM
    H110 and 2400 were hard to come by for magnum pistol. BL-C2 and Titegroup were fairly available. I just looked at what I load, how fast I go through a specific round and over the last couple years built up based on that. Replace what I use as I...
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    12-10-2018, 03:14 PM
    The ADI production facility for pistol powders had a fire back then and since ADI makes powder sold under many brand labels it really wiped out pistol type powders for awhile. You buy what you use and convert to loaded rounds based on grains you...
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    12-07-2018, 06:38 PM
    Trim to shortest or size to stretch. I only need to do straight walled once to have consistent crimps for the life of the brass. This is mostly range P/U or used, but new also every once in a while. I use an inexpensive caliper as a go no-go...
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    12-07-2018, 06:26 PM
    Ever hear the phrase "borrowing trouble from the future"? Your post is all about bad things that could happen that haven't yet taken place and may never happen. They want you to show what you received in the package and a receipt for having...
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    12-07-2018, 12:00 AM
    The handle connection from the NOE mold might be worth a look for an idea of how those should be shaped. I would say that price point might vary a bit between US NOE prices and European prices from...
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    12-06-2018, 09:21 PM
    These Sorels are the felt pac boots I was referencing in earlier post. These or some like it really work. ...
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    12-06-2018, 09:07 PM
    For several different sizes I would think NOE would be the more cost effective option. The only real expense is the bushing holder die body, then bushings in different sizes are a relative bargain. Lee has them on the Lee Precision site. Titan...
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    12-06-2018, 08:49 PM
    Rocky Cornstalker 1000 grams thinsulate. Gortex uppers. About 8 inch height. Large enough to wear warm socks and still have a little air space to heat up around the foot. Tight boots are not warm. Only thing that will get me into Dicks is buying...
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    12-05-2018, 06:40 PM
    So for us rookies at this what are the "next steps" we can expect. I mean aside from fighting dear wife to hang onto mold purchase funds as sacrosanct not to be touched or even gazed directly upon in the bank balance :-)
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    12-05-2018, 06:35 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Inlines in Muzzleloading.
    I have sort of been thinking about an inline so my interest is more than academic. Something sub $200 such as the Tracker 209 has a 1:28 twist and I seem to recall something like 1:48 or 1:68 or 70 was more common for sidelock percussion cap rifles...
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    12-05-2018, 06:02 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Inlines in Muzzleloading.
    I don't know. Seems reasonable to me. I know inline were designed around shooting sabots but RB or Minnie are what a lot of folks cast with many molds to pick from. One question I have is what is the twist like in an inline compared to a side...
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    12-03-2018, 07:30 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread I'm going to Florida in Our Town
    I try to do what I can to keep the species in their own habitat. Besides ya'll in FLA have an issue with fresh water and I wouldn't want to make it worse. Besides 4 out of 5 Great Lakes prefer Michigan and this is all drinkable :-) ...
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    12-03-2018, 07:13 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Christmas Avatar. in Our Town
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    12-03-2018, 03:56 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread I'm going to Florida in Our Town
    We at least have 3 months of almost no mosquitos here in the great white north. Besides I hate driving in Fla. 1/3 of the people should not be driving unless stopping on freeway entry ramps to make a "right turn" rather than merge is somehow...
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    12-03-2018, 12:32 AM
    there is always the question of can I hear the sound of tin crying anymore? I can barely hear it in a heavier bar, and then only in one ear. Now OP just needs some COWW's lead or super hard and you will be well set.
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    12-01-2018, 05:55 PM
    On the smaller firearms the larger capacity magazines are somewhat awkward. The Papoose 10 round sits just barely outside the stock. Only thing that has been fun with more shots in the magazine is putting up a shooting gallery of clays, wood...
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    11-30-2018, 07:36 PM
    Having your wishes set out, having family or more importantly the executor you select know where the important papers are will save loved ones a whole bunch of hassle while they are in the middle of dealing with the loss. A couple years after my...
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    11-30-2018, 11:21 AM
    Track of the Wolf sells that Lee .310 RB mold in a 6 cavity. Might be of use if one was looking for a bit more productivity. Seems to work well. Does show flat spot more than .58 caliber but I don't think it flat spot is actually as large a...
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    11-30-2018, 07:40 AM
    I read that chart as plain lead (soft) and pewter. Soft is good for black powder revolvers. You want those to be soft lead. Tin is good for fill out in small amounts (2% or less) or balanced with antimony in some more rifle or magnum bullet...
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    11-30-2018, 06:51 AM
    RogerDat replied to a thread No RTV. Do I dare. in Our Town
    Permatex and/or grease was what we used. I recall being told RTV was invented for the auto manufactures to make sealing easier when building engines on assembly line. It was faster and worked "ok" but wasn't considered "better". I still...
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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