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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    It been a while since I have read Handgun Stopping Power by Marshall but if I remember correctly 9mm ball was about 30% for one shot stops. 45 ACP ball was about 50%. With good hollow points both are over 90% so yes expansion increases stopping...
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    Thanks for the posting. This will cost me some money.
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    In the 70's and 80's 20, 30 and 50 pound cardboard containers were common. In the 60's and early 70's some stores would sell by the pound out of the 50's. You got your powder in a paper bag.
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    Yesterday, 01:23 PM
    Some of us do both - at the same time.
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    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    I have used Reddings for 25 yrs or more for black. I do not worry one whit about plastics and have installed an oversized plastic hopper using an aluminum adapter on one of mine. They are fabulous. I have bought and sold Lyman 55s twice. As...
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    10-20-2019, 12:55 PM
    The Ruger Single Six convertibles have .224" bore for the 22 Mag. The bore for standard 22LR is .222" Through the years I have had three. None shot 22LR as well as they shot 22 Mag.
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    10-17-2019, 09:30 PM
    These folks might have an answer on what alloy you have. http://csalloys.com/cerro-alloys-casting-at-home.html https://boltonmetalproducts.com/
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    10-16-2019, 07:28 PM
    Even more odd is the arc or radius appears to be flatter than the radius of the machining marks???
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    10-16-2019, 03:35 PM
    Rhineland Arms uses the same barrel nut system as Savage. http://www.troupsystems.com/product/mauser-45-acp-military-barrel/ What you are seeing is normal for that system.
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    10-16-2019, 11:50 AM
    That is great that some of the designs are coming back. I used to do a lot of business with Fajen and Bishop. At one time between the two they had around 6,000 patterns.
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    10-15-2019, 09:43 AM
    BrentD replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    Carnuba wax flakes are available on Amazon - but the price is not friendly enough. Old bullet lube and beeswax scraps will have to suffice.
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    10-15-2019, 07:58 AM
    BrentD replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    Unfortunately, mine is all gone. I'm not sure if NEI is still in business after the owner (Walt?) died. I never hear them mentioned any more.
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    10-14-2019, 01:13 PM
    BrentD replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    Kurt, it's not like I have a forest of pines of any type growing outside my door. I have a thousand trees, but not one of them is a conifer. I don't really think it matters much what one uses. It's all about the carbon. I bet sugar would...
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    10-14-2019, 08:38 AM
    BrentD replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    I have a bunch of pellets made from compressed wood dust/chips. They are for a bee smoker but they don't work all that well so I use them for fluxing sometimes. I wonder if the wood pellets used in some meat smokers might work as well?
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    10-13-2019, 11:02 PM
    BrentD replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    What can I say. I was and then was permitted to return. True story. Pretty much sucked.
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    10-13-2019, 01:32 PM
    Seconds....
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    10-11-2019, 11:05 PM
    BrentD replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    This and many other things makes me think that really all you need is some powdered or ground charcoal. In the end, all of these materials are hydrocarbons that get charred to more or less pure carbon.
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    10-11-2019, 03:53 PM
    BrentD replied to a thread Fluxing in Black Powder Cartridge
    Ihave used sawdust but worry about stirring it deep in the pot due to the moisture issue. Even if "dry", during summer and humid conditions, it absorbs a fair bit of moisture and I can feel it boil when I hold it under the surface of hot lead. ...
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    10-09-2019, 09:20 PM
    Single cavities from Accurate are $76 singles and $90.50 for a double.
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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