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    10-20-2014, 10:12 PM
    Here's a picture featuring some of each ......
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    10-20-2014, 01:16 PM
    You can use 11 BHN for your planned velocities, but everything has to be right. I've done it, but because I have a good supply of "hardening" alloys, I usually use a BHN around 18 for such velocities. You may also want to do some heat treating of...
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    10-02-2014, 01:26 PM
    I've owned several chronographs over the last 40 years and never damaged any of them. I presently own a Chrony F1 Master with the remote readout and a Competition Electronics that has the readout on the front. I added a piece of plexiglass to the...
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    09-27-2014, 11:21 PM
    I just use plain water on mine. Fill it about 2/3 full, plug it in, and as soon as I see the water begin to boil, I unplug the pot. Once it's cool, I use a wire brush (the kind that are like a large toothbrush) and scrub the pot interior with the...
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    09-27-2014, 01:13 PM
    I've learned to never EVER walk away from a heating lead pot. My oldest (I have 3) Lee pot is approaching 40 years old and though ugly looking, still works just fine.
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    09-24-2014, 10:10 PM
    Believe it or not, empty and DRY aluminum beverage cans work great.......but you have to cut the top off, and they are only good for one use because you have to peel them off the cooled ingots.
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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