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    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    I need to sandblast a spray-on coating off of the hard-to-reach places in a barrelled action (the rest of it is in the white) before rust blueing it. What is a good sandblasting tool to get? I don't plan on trying to clean up anything larger than...
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    07-16-2018, 06:51 PM
    Thank you all. I just reread my post and see I said "158 grains (or heavier)". Oops. I shouldn't have said "or heavier" because the only powder I have for heavier bullets is WW296 and have no local source for Alliant.
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    07-10-2018, 05:06 PM
    Steven66 replied to a thread Cast bullet size in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for this. I was worried my Ruger 77/357 chamber was wrong. It measures 0.3615" just ahead of the case mouth. I'm planning to get a NOE mold since they claim a diameter of 0.360" for their 38/357 bullet molds using wheel weights. The...
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    07-04-2018, 09:07 AM
    ... because SWCs just won't group. I figure I need 0.358" diameter at least because the groove diameter is 0.3575". The beginning of the throat is 0.3615" just ahead of the case mouth, so 0.360" probably would not be too large (?) and I can always...
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    06-29-2018, 11:10 AM
    I think I made a serious error in excessively firelapping my Ruger 77/357 because I kept feeling roughness in the bore with push through slugs (per Veral Smith's and Marshall Stanton's books). When I made a chamber cast afterwards I found that the...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
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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
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