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    Castpics needs your Help

    For the first time since taking over Castpics, I am asking for help. With all the changes that have come of late, we have more than doubled our space usage and our bandwidth has grown by nearly triple as well. The great thing about that is it means it is getting used. We are now closing in rapidly on half a million hits a month. Bandwidth wise, we have already moved over 13gig worth of material since the beginning of April. We had looked at the prospect of moving Castpics to the CB server but as both continue to grow at the pace they have, it makes more sense to continue on a separate server so as not to jeopardize the performance of either.

    I have plans to continue to add to Castpics, first a mold lookup by # that will allow users to quickly identify which mold is being discussed, and second a searchable Cast boolit load database. I think both of these will be a boon to our community, but have no delusions about the amount of extra resources they will consume with heavy use.

    If you can contribute to help offset the costs, even a few dollars, I would greatly appreciate it.

    I have a paypal account at wiljen(AT)embarqmail.com
    or my snail mail address is (remove the @ - keeps me from getting junk):

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    Also, I am still searching for a Lachmiller catalog to add to the site, if you have one, I would love to scan it and promise to return it to you in as received condition within a week of arrival here.

    I have recently added or am adding:

    Whelen's Why not load your own
    Ideal Manual #38
    Howes Modern Gunsmithing Volumes 1 and 2
    Vickery's Advanced Gunsmithing
    1962 first edition Handloaders Digest
    The Sporting Rifle and its Projectiles (Forsyth)

    If you haven't visited lately, please do. I want this site to be as the name implies, "THE reference site for Cast booliteers".

    Thanks again for any help you can muster, I know times are lean for all of us.

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    Great site Will, I use it a lot.

    I'm glad I am able to help a little.


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    I think Castpics is how I found Cast Boolits. I was trying to learn about lube and found a conversation with Felix and others hashing out the particulars of FWFL. I made some and was hooked!

    I have spent many hours reading articles on Castpics and value the information stored there. I was going to suggest an information archive on CB but Castpics has that covered and should be utilized more.

    I will contribute after I heal from a recent bout of bills, taxes, tickets and contributions.

    Thanks Will Jennings for your work.
    Jay
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    Great work on that site. Thank you.
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    Contribution made.

    Thank you for your efforts !

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    Another contribution made. Thanks!!

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    Contribution made as well. Thanks for your efforts.

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    And yet another small donation sent. I just wish I could afford to send more.
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    Want to checkout my feedback? It's here:
    http://www.castboolits.gunloads.com/...d.php?t=136410

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    A little something sent from me. Thanks for everything.
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    Thank you everyone. Your generosity does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
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    William,

    Your efforts are appreciated. Sent a small contribution in thanks.

    Bliksem

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    I just started to use castpic to find a load and I'm very impressed with the amount of info there.Keep up the excellent work
    thanks
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    Thank you for all your work. I just found this site from Cast Boolits. But I can see where a lot of work went into it.
    Thanks again.
    Victor
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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