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    04-01-2020, 07:30 PM
    If you have one, I would suggest .38 special, or another rimmed pistol cartridge. Keeping it simple, you can start with a basic SWC or RN bullet of 125-150 grains and Lee tumble lube. You might not even have to size them. That way you will learn...
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    03-31-2020, 08:23 PM
    I'm curious. Did the GCA article say it was alright to shoot commercial ammo in general terms or did it recommend commercial loads loaded specifically for Garands, of which there are some around? When commercial ammo comes up in these threads the...
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    03-19-2020, 05:05 PM
    higgins replied to a thread Rust or assembly grease? in Leverguns
    ask the clerk to scrape the groove with a toothpick, plastic, or something non-marring. Even dried grease should be removed.
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    03-19-2020, 10:13 AM
    skeet1 replied to a thread Old H414 in Canister & Surplus Powder
    Ball powders are much more resistant to the aging process. H414 I believe is the same as Winchester 760 and is a good powder for most medium sized rifle cases. Ken
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    03-09-2020, 05:59 PM
    If your schedule allows, smelt during the middle of a weekday. Burn off the smoke when you add flux, which should be easily done with one of those long-snout fireplace lighters that allow you to keep a flame in the smoke; if you light it with a...
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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