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    05-17-2020, 05:42 PM
    I sort as best I can, but some zinc always seems to escape notice. As a result, I melt the wheel weights at a temperature 50-100 below the melting point of zinc. The zinc weights just float on top and are easily removed.
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    05-12-2020, 05:30 PM
    I must be an exception. At my club, a good 70% reload rifle, pistol and shotgun. About 1/3 of those reload cast. Most of the exceptions are the .22 RF shooters. Often times, conversation at the skeet house, between relays, is about casting and...
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    05-08-2020, 04:21 PM
    jimb16 replied to a thread 8x57 Mauser in Cast Boolits
    I had terrible results with cast and with J-words until I changed the front sight! I HATE ACORN FRONT SIGHTS! Replaced it with a blade. Now the Yugo shoots 3/4 inch groups at 50 yards, no problem.
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    05-05-2020, 07:19 PM
    I use a lot of Bullseye for those loads.
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    05-03-2020, 09:10 PM
    jimb16 replied to a thread Johnson Rifle Pic in Military Rifles
    I used to have one. Wish I still did. Just didn't care that much for it. Didn't feel right. Moved around too much when I shot it. harder to keep on target.
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    05-02-2020, 08:54 PM
    Wife went to the range with me recently and she shot the Wrangler. OOPS! Her only question was, "are you going to get one for yourself?!!!!
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    05-02-2020, 08:49 PM
    I've got a Belgian HP that is a tack driver with 124 gr. RN plain base sized at .356. I've thought about trying .357, but as it is, I don't see much room for improvement. I am going to try PC'ed bullets next time I reload for it.
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NRA instructor, OGCA Lifer, NRA Life member
N. E. Ohio
hunting, fishing and collecting mostly US WWII milsurp


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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