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    03-16-2018, 02:21 AM
    You didn't ask, but my 16 gauge Foster from Lyman mikes at .653" with a .487" hollow cavity from pure lead. That's .012" undersize, but it fits reasonably well in a 12 gauge shotcup. Until there are enough orders for Mihec's 16 gauge diablo, I may...
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    03-12-2018, 01:26 AM
    Cowboy_Dan replied to a thread Old lee moulds ? in Cast Boolits
    Depending on the diameter it drops, and the diameter your .45 Colt needs, a 215 grain should do just fine. I would use data for a similar profile 225-230 grain boolit to account for the hollowpoint. It will probably shoot lower than the more...
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    03-09-2018, 05:25 AM
    That's about the weight my 312-155 R Lee boolits come out as. The heavies are better with that fast twist that AK's and SKS's have.
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    03-09-2018, 03:08 AM
    Larry and Run, I am interested in both. Could you post links if either of you do post on the subject? I just checked both forums and was unable to find either. Thanks!
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    02-27-2018, 02:54 AM
    Depends on a lot of factors. What are you hunting and at what kind of range? Weight also can make a difference. The WFN style does tend to pack more punch, but there are definately times when a similarly weighted SWC is more than plenty. My one...
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    02-22-2018, 11:29 PM
    I've been thinking of getting a copy of the 3rd ed Cast Handbook from them for a while but haven't gotten around to it yet. Good to see that so many have already given Cornell such high marks.
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