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  • MaLar's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 08:30 PM
    Corned venison is VERY GOOD!
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    11-03-2019, 01:46 AM
    I only use gas check on rifle bullets. I double coat rifle bullets, leaving the check base uncoated on the first coat, installing the check then then a second PC on the complete bullet, which bonds the check like it is part of the bullet. I PC all...
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    11-03-2019, 01:36 AM
    I have fired a number of full power 22-250 plain base PC bullets at 3500+ fps with no leading as well as full power 7x57, 30-06, 7.72x39, .556. A properly coated PC bullet will withstand the torque spinup of 50K chamber pressure, so as far as I am...
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    11-03-2019, 01:27 AM
    When I built my 30" PC oven I used a PID because the oven controls were shot and the reason I got the oven for free. Otherwise I see no need for a PID if an oven will get to 400 degrees and hold a reasonable constant temp once its there, because...
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  • Bama's Avatar
    10-28-2019, 07:29 PM
    I use 3/16 aluminum plate that fits the original shelf with a sheet of oven liner on top I only pull out the shelf a couple of inches and stand bullets up with a pair of tweezers if bases are flat not a problem to stand bullets, only knock over if I...
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    10-23-2019, 06:00 PM
    May be shell holder got mixed up from another die set. Found out the hard way they are not all the same thickness above shell rim. Had to take a couple of thousands from to to fix problem and started keeping matched dies and shell holders together.
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  • Bama's Avatar
    10-22-2019, 02:50 AM
    Been doing it for 20 years. Works well with non military brass. Miliitary brass is thicker and the froward section of case does not want to release from chamer without occasional problems. Non military brass works great and is reloadable. It is...
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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