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    06-13-2018, 05:40 PM
    I use a slip on pad for most of my .45 cal prone rifles. It's the really ugly black one, I think called the "Shooters Friend". It adds a little to the LOP and reduces felt recoil a lot. I used to use one of the Buffalo Arms strap on shoulder pads...
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    06-13-2018, 08:42 AM
    Most important will be what Don said. For top accuracy with paper patched bullets, you need the bore to be consistently clean and dry. Don't just dry the chamber. This will be more important the further you shoot. Chris.
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    06-04-2018, 09:58 AM
    In addition to making the bullets fill out better, the tin does harden the bullet to some degree. Not at all like antimony does, but enough for our purposes. Kurt has posted a bunch of pictures of bullets cast in various alloys and how they bump...
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    05-29-2018, 10:46 PM
    I like custom molds because they generally produce a more round and perfect bullet. You can also customize the dimensions to suit your rifle. I do like the way the Saeco bullets shoot though. Right now they are the only mass produced molds I...
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    05-29-2018, 09:54 AM
    I have two tumblers. The first I bought is a Lyman tumbler with a high RPM. It also has a really large diameter drum which causes the cases to fall further than other tumblers. It peens cases every single time. I have Thumblers which is far...
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    05-26-2018, 09:36 AM
    Brent is 100% correct about the application of statistical analysis to shooting. You don't need to do it, but it's a certainty that if you don't you'll be deceiving yourself regarding improvements from small changes. Nearly every shooter I've met...
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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