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    11-25-2020, 05:16 PM
    faraim started a thread Barrel twist in Cast Boolits
    I've got a lot of experience loading jacketed bullets in .308, .30-06, 6mm and 7mm. The world of cast boolits is both weird and wonderful. There's enough learning here to keep me busy for the next few decades, for sure. I've been trying to figure...
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    11-15-2020, 11:56 PM
    My action is a 1937 S/243. It is a Mauser Borsigwalde action made in Berlin at the old DWM factory. I hope that's correct. My bolt is a mis matched Russian capture bolt. It has been d&t'd for scope bases so there is no collector's value and I hate...
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    11-15-2020, 12:03 PM
    I have an old Mauser action that I'm considering using in a cast bullet build. I'd like to make it a .35 caliber. It will feed and eject .35 Remington cartridges with no problems. I can also have it built into a .358 Winchester. I'd prefer one of...
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    11-15-2020, 11:56 AM
    Years ago I read a Boeing technical bulletin that stated the shape and smoothness of aircraft surfaces were vitally important. But taking the smooth surface and polishing it to a mirror finish accomplished almost nothing. So, if the angles are...
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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