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    10-20-2017, 10:41 PM
    I am using air cooled wheelweights and had assumed the 12.5 grains of 2400 would be producing something over 2200 fps velocity. It might be that I can get by with a softer alloy. I will try it next time I load and post the results as far as...
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    10-17-2017, 07:40 PM
    Is the mould brass or aluminum?
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    10-17-2017, 12:19 AM
    Had a successful p.d. hunt last week and used the Lee Bator and the newer Lee 55 grain designs for some of the 100 - 150 yd shots. Both were loaded over a charge of 12.5 gr. 2400 and both had gas checks seated with a .225" Lee push thru die. I lubed...
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    09-30-2017, 10:11 AM
    One step forward, two steps backward. I continued reducing diameter of the pin punch and began getting rims to collapse at about .205" diameter. However, I checked the diameter of the formed jackets and found they were .2258" where the rim had been;...
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    09-29-2017, 06:25 PM
    I am attempting to make a punch/die set to remove rims from .22 lr brass and will refer back to MightyThor's sticky from 1/25/08. In post #48 Bullshop mentions using a Lee .224" push thru die and turning the pin to fit the I.D. of the brass as an...
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    09-27-2017, 11:55 PM
    wmitty replied to a thread Gallery Load in Cast Boolits
    If brownells prices don't do it for you go to local welding supply and get a 36" piece of brass 1/4" brazing rod. About 6 bucks last time I bought one.
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native texan, A & M grad.,
sulphur springs, Tx
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