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    03-21-2020, 07:42 AM
    Been casting the older brother Lyman 358495 for over fifteen years now. A few of the shooters I know have the Lee version and do well with it. Got the Lee mould last year, for reasons not mentioned. Last Tuesday I took 20 of the Lee, four month...
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    03-13-2020, 07:34 AM
    Hey turtlezx Me and Tim, could keep five of five inside 4" @ 100' with velocity over 1200fps. Several propellants were involved in our workup and some were crossed off due to sound of report on young ears. I do not remember the exact charge...
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    03-12-2020, 06:14 PM
    Hey wallacem I have done a lot of load development for 410 slug use. Long projectiles do poorly in non rifled barrels. Expecting more than what is reasonable is a mistake. Lee 9mm, 124gr rn cast does as well as round balls and has a little...
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    03-07-2020, 07:03 PM
    gunarea replied to a thread PID Unit in Casting Equipment
    apples and oranges! A thermometer tells you what the temperature is. A PID keeps the temperature where you tell it.
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Retired!! R&D engineer, certified gunsmith, Florida "Cracker", old PRCA contestant, Horseman extraordinaire, past champion FSSC(multiples), Marine.
North Central Florida
shooting, loading, casting, fishing, whiskey, glory days.


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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