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    01-23-2020, 05:26 PM
    Oh heck a dust mask isn't a big deal. No more than slapping a pair of safety glasses on or gloves when those would be appropriate safety equipment. See no advantage to not taking basic safety precautions. Might help me avoid a self inflicted...
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    01-23-2020, 04:57 PM
    Shoe or boot sized plastic storage boxes for brass. Mostly from Home Depot. Have a heavy metal book shelf these fit on well. Can get many hundreds of 38 special brass in one. Plenty of room for bolt rifle brass in one. The auto loaders have...
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    01-17-2020, 06:42 PM
    I use Lee lube for bullets that I'm sizing and/or applying gas checks to with a push though Lee sizer die. Most times I only put a small swipe on ever 3rd bullet or so. Just to help them go through the die smoothly. I wash with tiny amount of...
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    01-17-2020, 01:42 PM
    Covers a wide range of uses. You know what it can do, and can count on it to do what it does well. Can't ask for more than that from any cartridge. None are perfect, and too often the ones that are "do it all" tend to do only one, or limited...
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    01-08-2020, 04:16 PM
    I have a question. In Michigan there is a push for the state government to purchase from Michigan companies. If that means spending a bit more than buying same item from out of state company is that wasting taxpayer money or keeping taxpayer money...
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    01-08-2020, 04:08 PM
    Where it is made is almost meaningless anymore. Business that "makes" it in the USA may order parts or materials to do that making from anywhere in the world. Some Mercedes built in Tenn. have more US worker content than Fords assembled in Mich...
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    01-08-2020, 03:42 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread 223 load with BLC2 in Factory Rifles
    Older Mini-14 with 1-7 twist does much better with 70 grain powder coat bullet pushed by around 22 - 24 grains of varget than it does with 55 grain store bought. Have heard that the 1-9 twist works better with the lower weights than the faster 1-7...
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learning to make own ammo, dog agility, and photography


Je suis Charlie
Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow.
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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