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    10-28-2019, 11:48 PM
    That is remarkable performance, regarding velocity vs. penetration. Reminds me of a stiff 455 Eley load!
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    10-25-2019, 09:18 PM
    You might want to measure your revolver throats. If yours are oversize, you may wish to use a larger diameter bullet. In this case, you might be happier using a different sizing die, like a 45 Colt, 455 Webley, etc. The Lee 45 Colt carbide size...
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    10-17-2019, 10:37 PM
    Are you referring to the pointed Himmelwright target bullet? I posted separately that NOE currently makes three weights of the pointed Himmelwright bullet, with a choice of plain base or GC, and with an as cast option of .432" or .434". There may...
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    10-16-2019, 10:22 PM
    Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies. I was recently given an unused can of Hercules Red Dot (I know the guy!) which I've been hankering to try. So, guess I got something new to work with. That Cramer bullet shoots well. Typical great Cramer...
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    10-16-2019, 03:35 AM
    Hi, Anyone have any experience with the NOE 44 cal Himmelwright molds? I see they have a few weight options in the 150 to 200 to 237 gr range, as well as .432" amd .434" options. (I'll pass on the gascheck, thought!). Accuracy comments,...
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    10-13-2019, 10:25 PM
    Hi Guys, Thanks for your kindly replies. As Ed Shot mentioned, Unique is a surprise performer. My initial exposure to the Lyman 429348 was as a light practice load in a M29. Unique consistently outperformed Bullseye. In the 44 Special,...
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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