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    07-13-2019, 06:57 PM
    Thanks for reporting back Bluejay! I like the look of those. Mighty brave to cut on those pins. Even if you did lose 50-60gr off the nose there's still a 200gr wadcutter chugging on through.
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    07-07-2019, 07:45 PM
    For comparison's sake... 357 magnum out of a 20" Winchester 1892. Blue are MP 359-640 cup point HP, uncoated is 360-640 solid, both 20:1. Load data on pics. Haven't chronographed these yet but plan to.
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    07-07-2019, 07:36 PM
    Gun and test platform. Powder coated #503 solids, 18.3gr Alliant 2400, Starline brass, WLP primers. 25 yd from the bench off of sandbags. I can't do this every time on command, but this load and gun combo perform darn close and very consistently. My...
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    07-07-2019, 05:39 PM
    Using BlueJay's staring velocity (1870fps) in relation to range, credit Strelok+ ballistics app. I based the BC on the NOE version of the #503. *Edit- I think the temp vs velocity was a bit off when I generated this chart hence slightly lower MV* ...
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    07-07-2019, 10:36 AM
    All the following were cast from Roto Metals 20:1. All the small HP pin for the #503 Shot from a 6" 629. 18.0gr Alliant 2400. Blocks are 16" long Clear Ballistics gel, covered w/ 2 layers of cloth. Velocity data if listed on picture is the actual...
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    06-24-2019, 06:50 PM
    Thanks Oily If you trust yourself or have a high dexterity friend you trust, the penta pins can benefit from some cleanup as well. Either use a very fine file or 320-400grit emory cloth backed with a file to GENTLY draw file /lightly polish the...
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    06-24-2019, 12:46 PM
    I think the big pin sticking issue is both a surface finish and pin size issue. Typically I polish HP pins before ever casting a bullet. Did not polish these before as I was too anxious to try it out. If your bullets are sticking to the pins,...
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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