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    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    Broke my orange bodied #55 last year and called Lyman for replacement parts: None available, but they sold me a brand new one for $60 delivered. Maybe because they knew the Brass Smith was about to be released? Not complaining, but the first...
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    07-01-2020, 07:01 PM
    Ziebart and Rusty Jones, both long gone, offered it. The Ziebart stuff smelled the same as the stuff we use, but was a lighter color.
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    07-01-2020, 02:14 PM
    Why not use just IMR 4198 with that CB in the 7.62 x 39mm? Btw, I've used 14gr. Alliant 2400 with Ly. #314299 in my 1st SKS and got surprisingly good accuracy (CB was gas checked). When you get tired of the inconvenience of duplexing, and when...
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    06-27-2020, 09:32 AM
    "...when you're wrong admit it; when you're right shut up." ...Ogden Nash
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    06-25-2020, 09:10 AM
    Maven replied to a thread What state are you from? in Our Town
    Works for me here in the Hudson Valley (NYS).
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    06-25-2020, 09:09 AM
    Maven replied to a thread Bore riding bullets?? in Cast Boolits
    I tried to post about this yesterday, but got caught amidst the server changeover. To wit, bore riding bullets are also know as two diameter bullets as mdi suggests. If the bore rider in question fits correctly, it will be engraved the rifling,...
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    06-12-2020, 12:11 PM
    Thanks, brewer!
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    06-11-2020, 09:17 AM
    Maven replied to a thread Saeco 315 in Cast Boolits
    Rocket, I have a 3 cavity Saeco #315 and found it to be the most accurate CB for my Marlin #336 (Microgroove) .30-30 Win. if I sized it to .310". I sold the rifle years ago, but got excellent results with WC 820/AA #9, IMR 4198, and AA 5744. Were I...
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    06-04-2020, 06:59 PM
    6pt-, Sometimes it is less than 3 weeks. My last one, a .618" RB for my 20ga. trade gun, arrived in ~2 weeks and cast exactly at the dimension I asked for (.618").
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    06-04-2020, 12:29 PM
    All, The new, blue/gray labeled plastic containers are Goex. Here's a cut & paste from Graf's: Product Information As of 2019, Manufactured for Graf & Sons by Goex Powder Inc. While Goex has improved manufacturing processes and material...
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    06-04-2020, 09:07 AM
    I'll soon need to place a BP order and was wondering about the new Goex BP produced for Graf & Sons*. Any pros? cons? Thanks in advance! *previously produced by Wano (green label; red, white & blue "Schuetzen" label).
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    06-04-2020, 08:55 AM
    6pt-, I have several Tanner RB moulds and highly recommend them. Fit & finish are excellent, use standard handles (e.g., I use RCBS), and they cast to your specification. Priced right too!
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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