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    Today, 05:12 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread home made bullet mold in Cast Boolits
    The expansion rate for lead can be found here. https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/linear-expansion-coefficients-d_95.html Lead has a greater expansion rate that any of the materials commonly used in molds.
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    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    https://uniquetek.com/product/T1346-550
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    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    Interesting ... I use the same lube: mutton tallow - paraffin - bees wax for all the calibers I shoot, pistol & rifle including 30-30, 220 Swift, 308 and have never had bore leading or lube starvation with smokeless and black powders
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    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    I'll take the 9mm's
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    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?26262-Reloading-data-for-Nobels-powders No experiences or loading data
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    01-13-2021, 02:28 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    While per Dave Emary Hornady's senior ballistics scientist the Creedmoor’s parent case is the.30 TC but that is mostly marketing hype. It's actually the brainchild of Denise DeMille and like a whole host of others like the 6mmXC, 240 NMC, 6mm...
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    01-13-2021, 02:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    Killed between 40 and 50 whitetail buck and a few does with a 243 most with one shot. Depending on angle and size I found a couple of bullets just under the skin. Never lost one or had a hard recovery.
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    01-13-2021, 01:55 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread Lehigh Valley lube in Muzzleloading.
    Agree, have used both. LV Lube/Cleaner is a better bore cleaner than Shenandoah IMO The formula didn't have to be 'gotten'. The US Patent for Lehigh is listed and the complete mixing formula of tar oil & sodium hydroxide for preparation is...
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    01-13-2021, 01:48 PM
    48 twist is the 54 cal ML twist ... 66 is 45 cal twist
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    01-13-2021, 01:47 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    The .243 has been extremely popular since it's introduction and it will remain so for a very long time. https://www.chuckhawks.com/prolific_rifle_cartridges_2019.html
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    01-12-2021, 03:50 PM
    prs replied to a thread 32 w.s. Success!!!!!!!!!! in Leverguns
    My carbine is of similar vintage and I am also a '54 BD. My Dad left it to me. It is a real shooter with cast boolits and I should shoot it more. prs
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    01-12-2021, 03:33 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    No need to play their game. They are required to cash the USPS MO. Call the postmaster for that office and tell them what time and how much you are cashing. They may not have it until the following business day but they are required to fulfill...
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    01-12-2021, 01:52 PM
    Magnum primers are primarily used for ball and stick powders
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    01-12-2021, 01:46 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread SPG recipe in Boolit Lube !
    Sharps, don't need to have taken chemistry in school. Just hang around the BPC Community shooters who learned that a good lube was needed for black powder reloads. Have to remember that in the 1800's, black powder was it before smokeless powders...
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    01-11-2021, 08:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    https://faq.usps.com/s/article/Money-Orders-The-Basics#verify_postal_money_order How do I Verify a Postal Money Order? USPS Money Orders have distinguishing marks you can check to make sure that the money order is valid. By holding a money...
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    01-11-2021, 06:45 PM
    Gents ... Henry Fire Arms headquarters is in Bayonne NJ and ... Henry Repeating Arms employs 535 people and operates two manufacturing facilities totaling 250,000 square feet. The company headquarters is located in Bayonne, New Jersey and a second...
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    01-11-2021, 06:04 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread SPG recipe in Boolit Lube !
    Gentlemen, education time .... * Paraffin started out a crude oil and is refined to be an alkane with a chain of 20 to 40 hydrocarbon molecules https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraffin_wax Joboba Oil, an excellent lube ingredient also has a long...
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    01-11-2021, 03:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    By law the PO is required to cash all money orders. It is true that them may not have the cash on hand but a simple phone call solves that issue. Any time I cash one for more than a couple of hundred I call the PO and inform them what time I will...
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    01-11-2021, 01:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    Any idea how they handle disputes? With PayPal they will side with the buyer 99.9% of the time. With PayPal they can remove funds from your account months later. I've been burned three times on this site for small amounts and received one...
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    01-11-2021, 12:59 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    Too many fake owns out there. Even if they will cash them if they bounce later they will remove the money from your account except for the USPS.. Only place I cash USPS MO's at is the PO. If they run the number it's GTG. Plus they cannot...
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    01-11-2021, 12:31 AM
    Jed, take your wife’s hair dryer and a bath towel. Dump the brass on the towel. Fold the corners to make a tent. Turn the hair dryer on to high, max heat is 205 degrees and stick it in the opening of the towel. In approximately 2 minutes the wet...
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    01-10-2021, 09:31 PM
    Pick one .... 30-06 reloads. ... http://www.reloadammo.com/3006load.htm
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    01-10-2021, 05:01 PM
    Thanks for all the great info!!!!!!!!
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    01-10-2021, 04:51 PM
    SB dies are needed when they are needed and not until they are needed. If you have cases that don't chamber from radial case expansion by the base they have a purpose. Using them if you don't have any issues just reduces case life. ...
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    01-09-2021, 10:56 PM
    I had in reference a table that described all Ideal/Lyman bullet descriptions such as this this The table link is now hosed ... http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/Cast_Bullet/Ideal-Lyman_Molds/Ideal-Lyman_Mold_Descriptions.html Is there a new link...
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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