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    02-19-2021, 10:42 PM
    If you could knock the rams over with less momentum you could drop your velocity to reduce chamber pressure. I donít know how jacketed vs cast construction affects ability of bullet to drop a steel ram; sounds like you do. Were the 170 gr sierras...
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    02-19-2021, 10:26 PM
    wmitty replied to a thread Rookie Question in Cast Boolits
    Welcome to the forum! In trying to answer your question, it seems you have a pretty good grasp of alloy hardness and gas checks being used to allow higher velocity with a moderately hard alloy. Have you decided which boolit design suits your needs?...
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    02-02-2021, 01:35 AM
    What is the diameter across the lands of your Hungarian? The boolit needs to be land (bore) diameter or .001-.002” larger than bore diameter. Patch needs to be two times the diameter times pi in length ( 2 x 3.14159 x .325” = 2.04”) which should...
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    01-30-2021, 07:32 PM
    In ‘65 I wanted to shoot the trapdoor Springfield dad had over the mantle in our den. There were a few rounds from an old box of 405 grain soft points from I am guessing the forties and some empty brass. Long story short, I mowed enough yards to...
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    01-24-2021, 09:40 PM
    wmitty replied to a thread Plastic Boolitz in Cast Boolits
    I bought some of the speers in the early eighties for a Blackhawk .357 and was disappointed to find the plastic projectile was smaller in diameter than the land diameter of the revolver. I shot one at the door of my International Scout and was...
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native texan, A & M grad.,
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hunting, shooting, weight lifting, reading, trying to escape to New Mexico
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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