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    05-18-2018, 10:42 PM
    Iowa Fox replied to a thread Encore 223 in Single Shot Guns
    I have 16"- 21" and 23" in the Contender. In the Encore I have a 15"- 24" and 26" all 223 barrels. My favorite is the 15" Encore barrel with Lyman 225462 or the Noe copy of the RCBS 55 gr. sized to 226 with carnuba red or LBT Blue. I like Unique or...
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    05-03-2018, 11:52 PM
    When my boys were in High School during the summer months a case of 5K would last them about 6 weeks or less.
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    05-03-2018, 11:28 PM
    The 44 mag is one of those that shoots well with a variety of bullets and powders. Over the years I've picked up more 44 cal molds than any other cal., LBT, Devastator, Lee 310. lyman 429244, 429421, HG 503, maybe more if I looked. Unique and H110...
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    05-02-2018, 02:05 PM
    The 450 and 550 do not use the same powder die. The 450 used a different die because of the manual push powder thrower.
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    04-27-2018, 10:55 PM
    I have a xp that has been re-chambered from 7 BR to 7-08. It was done before I purchased it and basically I purchased it for just the action. A lot of the BR's were rechambered to 7-08 in the silhouette days because originally you had to make brass...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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