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    05-05-2018, 11:04 PM
    I usually take a .40 caliber cleaning brush, attach it to a section of mil-spec .30 cal cleaning rod. Dip the brush in Hoppe's #9 and attach the rod to a cordless drill and rev it up and enter the chamber with a Back & Forth motion until the crud...
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    05-05-2018, 10:32 PM
    Ok. What will be your powder charge? If you are shooting the .45/70 TD Rifle and using a charge of 65 to 70 grains of BR, Do Not Use wads. They will lodge in your cavity and through the balance of your boolit off. Likewise for the carbine. If...
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    04-23-2018, 06:33 PM
    I started using the .45 Colt in 1973 when I bought my Colt 1873 SAA. I started using the Lee 454255 RNFP, the Lyman 454424 255 grain Keith SWC, and the Ohaus .45 250 Grain RN. I shoot the Lee more often than not out of the Single Action Armies but...
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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