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    11-13-2018, 03:09 AM
    I had the 6.5" gun and sold it to fund the 4 5/8" model. I've shot the same loads through the shorter tube and I feel it recoils less as well. I would guess shorter barrel time for the bullet and slight loss of velocity.
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    10-21-2018, 11:06 AM
    Paper Patchers tell me how you make your patches. I like shooting my rifle and casting bullets and loading ammo but dislike the patch making process itself andI am wondering how some of you are doing it? I have a paper cutter and make strips and...
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    10-21-2018, 11:00 AM
    The hand written note could be from any period after the manual was purchased, I'm not sure what the current 45 Colt Ruger only load for 2400 is but that seems high today. I don't have any old manuals but have read numerous times that the data has...
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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
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