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    03-12-2019, 04:22 AM
    ..............I bought a brick of the Aguila SSS Super sniper maybe 8-10 years ago? Wasn't very accurate simply because the twists in my 22 RF's are all for 40 gr slugs, but .............. so was an old Savage (Springfield marked) bolt action marked...
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    03-12-2019, 04:13 AM
    ............Simple, 38-55 :-) ..........Buckshot
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    03-12-2019, 04:10 AM
    ................Looks like a very attractive rifle to me. While the walnut doesn't have much 'Figure' it has a very nice grain structure. The only thing wrong with the stock (and it's only MY taste) is that I tend to like it a bit redder :-) Don't...
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    03-12-2019, 03:23 AM
    ............May be for a "Taylor & Co" rifle/pistol? ...........Buckshot
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    03-12-2019, 03:22 AM
    .............A good, cheap way to deal with lead smears, splatters, and such on iron blocks is to simply get a 4" long (or so) piece of 1/4" copper water pipe. Mash (technical term) one end flat. The flat end can be like a bulldozer and the 2 end...
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    03-12-2019, 03:11 AM
    ...............I normally lube to about the case neck mouth so long as the unlubed/sized portion will chamber W/O pushing the boolit back into the case. If so I'll size in a Lee die and then lube to the casemouth. ...............Buckshot
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    03-12-2019, 03:02 AM
    ...........I'd dropped my subscriptions to "Rifle" and "Handloader" a year or so after they admittedly 'Dumbed' them down for the Newstand Crowd. However I "re-upped" a few years later. Even dumbed down they were still interesting enough to get. ...
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    03-08-2019, 04:16 AM
    ...........I purchased a Savage M112 single shot, 26" heavy barrel in .223 in 82. This was just after They'd gone through a financial reorganization and were only making the long action at the time. I had an O-1 FFL at the time and paid $285...
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    03-07-2019, 04:32 AM
    ...............Years ago I converted a Destroyer carbine to 45 ACP. It's not an ideal alteration due to a few drawbacks in how things "Align" (magazine, chamber, bolt) and the OD of the 45 cartridge itself. However it makes a heck-uva single shot!...
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    02-22-2019, 03:34 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Lee Molds in Cast Boolits
    ..............After quite a bit of use, you learn what works and what doesn't. The currant Lee moulds are quite a bit better then they were to begin with. Due to the size of the Lee 6 cavity, and especially with 45 cal boolits you CAN get the blocks...
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    02-19-2019, 10:49 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread sizing bullets? in Muzzleloading.
    .............A thing I do when shooting BP in my muzzle loaders is after dropping the powder charge for the next shot is to thumb the slug into the muzzle then lay a damp patch over it and then ram the slug home (These are all Minie' or slugs as I...
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    02-19-2019, 10:32 PM
    ...........A few years back a guy in Great Britain for whom I'd made a couple size dies PM'd me asking if I could find a loading lever for him. Not even thinking about it I said "Sure" :-(. Holy Cats, it was a PITA and I soon realized they were very...
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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