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Thread: Sizing the TL, Ranch Dog, Loverin boolits

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Jan 2011
    Prineville, Oregon

    Sizing the TL, Ranch Dog, Loverin boolits

    You fellers who run these boolits with lots of close-spaced lube grooves know the standard hole spacing in our Star dies doesn't match up real well with the grooves, so we either accept the fewer grooves lubed or run them through a second time with different punch setting. I asked Lathesmith if he'd make me a closer hole spacing, and he gave me 5 rows of beautiful close-spaced holes (.06" spacing) without even charging extra. Here's how the new dies match up with a couple of the boolits I want to runClick image for larger version. 

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    And here are the results -- just a single run of each boolit. And yes, I did need to block a couple rows when I ran the GC boolit with no GC, for which I use 7 1/2 shot that is squeezed in far enough to clear when inserting the die but is still easily removed. Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks for the nice dies and perfect hole spacing Chris!

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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