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    10-09-2019, 07:33 PM
    The old government black powder load was a 500gr round nose at 1180 fps and winchester's old smokeless load was about the same. Lyman's 457125 is a close duplicate to the gov't bullet. If you want speed try the Lyman Gould hollow point 457122 it...
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    10-03-2019, 09:17 PM
    I'd mic the bullets before pulling them remington use to load the 8 mauser with .318"s just in case someone used them in an 88 commission rifle.
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    09-21-2019, 02:58 PM
    600.00 is an ok price for a cavalry model and if its got the fold down modern rear sight it was made towards the end of the production. The start of production they used a rear sight that was a pretty close copy of the military ladder sight. Does it...
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    09-21-2019, 02:13 AM
    Try a little larger diameter bullet say a .460-.462 without the dacron filler and maybe seat the bullet out a bit further say 5 to 10 thousands longer for your overall length. 3031 always leaves the granules but that shouldn't be a issue. The other...
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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