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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    Trail Boss loads work well in the 45-70. Loaded some where the red powder coated cast bullets are visible as they travel to a 200 yard target.
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    Yesterday, 02:15 AM
    bstone5 replied to a thread FREE Bullets! in Cast Boolits
    I started may years ago with my father when I was 12 years old casting and reloading 38 Special. I am now 72 years old, have cast thousands of bullets over the years. Got a Master Caster second hand about 8 years ago, ran the machine manually a...
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    01-14-2018, 10:14 PM
    Have a H&R Handi Rifle in 35 Remington under the rear seat of my Nissian Titian Truck. Keep rounds on the rear stock with a slip on round holder. I got a plastic tray the fits under the rear seat to hold stuff, the rifle is in the tray. Have a...
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    01-12-2018, 09:19 PM
    Hard to beat the Lee Load All for reloading small amounts of shotgun shells. Have MEC machines but still use the Lee Load All a lot.
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    01-12-2018, 09:14 PM
    Have 38 Special brass that has been loaded many, many times. Ever now and then one will split but not very often. My wife and sister in law will shoot several boxes of ammo when we go to the range. Have a lot of the wad cutter brass with the the...
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    01-12-2018, 02:00 AM
    First. Check to see if the high voltage is present, a spark should be there at coating gun out put and the bullet resting fixture or tray. Replace the dryer or the dryer element, even add a second dryer below the pressure regulator, low pressure...
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    01-05-2018, 09:03 PM
    bstone5 replied to a thread Retired and happy in Cast Boolits
    Retired at the age of 70 now 72. Do a little contract work from time to time. Still like to do design work in the Offshore Drilling Industry. The offshore industry is very slow with few offshore drilling units working. Did some work with regard...
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    01-01-2018, 08:58 PM
    I use Grade 8 bolts, after finished machining, case harden. Have made a few for old break open shotguns purchased in pawn shops.
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    12-24-2017, 04:53 PM
    Use gas checks on my plain base powder coated bullets. The gas check results in a very good seal at the base of the bullet and cleans the barrel with each shot. Use soda can material and .010 thick roof aluminum flashing to make the gas checks. I...
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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