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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    I size to. .357 and use the same bullets in 9 mm guns and 38 Special guns. All are powder coated to keep lead out of the barrels. Have shot thousands of the powder coated bullets sized to .357 without any problems.
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    08-13-2018, 11:20 PM
    I use 444 Marlin brass for reloads in my S&W Govonor hand gun. I have shot the reloaded brass several times with out needing to size the 444 Marlin brass. There is a lot of info on this site for loading the 444 Marlin brass as a shot she'll. I...
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    08-11-2018, 01:05 AM
    Have a Handi-Rifle in 45-70 shoot it a lot with light bullets and Trail Boss powder. The load does not kick much and is accurate out to 100 yards. Have Williams peep sights on the rifle, the rear sight has a lot of adjustment to get on target at...
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    08-09-2018, 11:34 PM
    Retired at the age of 70 two years ago. Worked in the offshore drilling industry for a very long time. Over the years drilled offshore all over the world. Spent time in the North Sea, South America, the Far East, Africa and some other not so...
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    08-07-2018, 01:25 AM
    Fire lapping sometimes work but as suggested earlier paper patched bullets might be better choice for a first try. I have manually hand lapped a lot of barrels over the years but I ruined a few barrels in the process of learning the process.
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    08-07-2018, 01:13 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Annealing brass? in Single Shot Guns
    Anneal the 45-70 brass after three firings, use Star Line brass and shoot cast lead powder coated with a home made gas check bullets using Trail Boss powder. The rifle is a H&R Handi rifle that is light in weight. Have used the same brass for...
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    08-07-2018, 01:05 AM
    Use a 117 grain cast bullet that is powder coated and a home made gas check is installed on the plain base cast bullet. Use VV-N-10 most of the time but have used H-110 when the VV powder was not available. No leading and gun barrel very clean. ...
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    08-07-2018, 12:57 AM
    I stand them up since I use the electronic spray gun to apply the powder coat. This works best for me since I coat several thousand bullets over a few days.
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    08-04-2018, 10:40 PM
    I flux with the flux from Magma Engineering on my Master Caster. I used saw dust in the past but found some of the carbon would plug the outlet on the Master Caster pot. Ordered the flux from the manufacture of the Master Caster and the lead...
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    07-15-2018, 11:28 PM
    Looking for some 380 Auto brass. Is it is available how is payment made, PayPay would be good for me. Let me know please. Bstone5
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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