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    11-11-2018, 09:42 PM
    Old Coot replied to a thread Papers in Smokeless Paper Patching
    There is not a thing wrong with Green Bar, one of the best. I didn't know you had any. I posted what I did because one of the first things people want to do is try all kinds of weird papers; cash register recipts, cigarette paper, just about...
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    11-10-2018, 10:48 PM
    A really good stable target stand that is also easily disposable is a cardboard box of appropriate size with a shovel full or two of dirt or sand in it. You can put the targets on with tape or 3M spray adhesive. I use the spray adhesive. It won't...
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    11-10-2018, 10:32 PM
    You'll get a lot more frosty bullets when it is cold where you are casting than you will in the summer when everything is warm. Personally I prefer a light overall frost on the bullet. The other thing is the bullets will be slightly larger the...
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    11-10-2018, 08:07 PM
    Old Coot replied to a thread Papers in Smokeless Paper Patching
    Any paper with a 10 to 20% rag content will work, provided that it is the correct weight and thickness. Strathmore 20# tracing paper works quite well for me. Among the papers that are hard to roll with (especially when wet) are computer printer...
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    11-10-2018, 08:02 PM
    You can use a slow enough powder that the amount of the powder will keep the bullet in place so that it does not set back. Brodie
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    11-06-2018, 11:16 PM
    Rich, Is all the brass the same make? If not check the ones that the primers backed out in. Also, I don't full length resize anything unless it is going to need it. ie. Heavy revolver loads, brass meant for several rifles where one or more may...
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    11-06-2018, 10:51 PM
    Cast bullet accuracy and performance are dependant on two thing: 1. Bullet alloy. Is it hard enough to withstand the pressure of the particular load. 2. Bullet fit. In a revolver the bullet must be larger than the cylinder throat, and the cylinder...
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    11-06-2018, 10:40 PM
    Sharps 4590 said: "Generally I am not a Remington fan but I have found their -06 brass to be the best to form far. ". It should be easier to form Federal and Remington are probably the softest brass out there. Do not use them in your...
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    11-06-2018, 08:57 PM
    Sometimes it takes about a 100 rounds of paper patch for the rifle to start shooting its best. The paper will smooth and polish the bore to a glass like finish, and it will also clean out any and all metal deposits left from shooting jacketed...
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    11-04-2018, 10:59 AM
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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