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    07-23-2016, 02:08 PM
    Strange, my FA 83 has several thousand rounds through it, and other than some forcing cone erosion, looks and shoots like new. The forcing cone erosion is inevitable, both of my other .454's have it too.
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    07-05-2016, 11:48 AM
    You might consider a padded shooting glove. I do a lot of shooting with high/heavy recoil handguns, and when shooting anything bigger than a 9mm, I always wear my Uncle Mike's shooting glove.
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    07-04-2016, 01:10 PM
    454PB replied to a thread Lee testing kit in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Some years ago, a test was conducted by one of our forum members to compare various methods of hardness testing. I was one of the participants in that test. One of the testing methods was a lab grade BHN tester. You can read the full report here: ...
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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
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