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    06-10-2019, 04:15 PM
    Now if that ain't a double barreled shot pun.... It's only evidence if they can find and test it. However, places like this are usually filled by the law abiding, and we generally will aid our local law enforcement if they run across...
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    06-10-2019, 03:36 PM
    Mine was the thin white plumber stuff. Would probably have given the thicker stuff a try if I'd been shooting .30-30 paper patched back in those days. As I said, it worked for the pistol rounds. You're startin' to get me interested in messing...
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    05-31-2019, 04:13 PM
    Worked with .45 ACP when I tried it back in the 1980s. Handloader magazine had an article, and it caught my fancy. Had to use 3 wraps to get it to stop leading though.
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    05-31-2019, 03:57 PM
    Used .303 British pulls (174 grain target slugs and 175 grain soft points) paper patched to .324" out of the 8x57 Mauser. They shot well, expanded well, and contrbuted to the jerky supply quite satisfactorily. I think the cannelure was a help in...
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dull as dishwater....
NW Arkansas
all sorts of lead bullet shooting


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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