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    04-15-2018, 07:57 AM
    PapaG replied to a thread Barrel life expectancy? in Cast Boolits
    Your lifetime and one or two more.
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    04-10-2018, 11:31 AM
    Great guns. I have three, one from each period up to but not including a G2, the earlier two set up as carbine with .22, .223, and .30-30 barrels. There are seven barrels for the pistol that I have, .22, .222, .357, .30-30, 44 mag hotshot but...
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    04-10-2018, 11:10 AM
    My favorite is Lyman 358432, a heavy, solid base that crimps about 1/4" behind the nose. Mine come out at about 160 grains and I have not found a .38 they don't shoot well in. Got it when we began this journey in the 60s.
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    04-10-2018, 11:06 AM
    Just moved and in my stuff I found a Potter hardness tester I bought from Gil Hebard in Knoxville, IL, back in the sixties I think. Since I don't use it, what would be a fair asking price? It is complete, in fine shape with the hang weight and a...
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Started reloading in 1956, never quit. 50 moulds, four sisters and more than a few presses.
Trap, meet, rifle and pistol, reloading, deer hunting and golf.


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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