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Thread: What have you learned about boolits this year

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    Boolit Master trixter's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    Where E. Pine crosses I-5
    Quote Originally Posted by Orchard6 View Post
    I’ve learned that I no longer need to be a He-Man and shoot full weenie loads at paper and steel targets. I’m much more accurate with standard loads and that most of my loads are more accurate than I am. Evidently the wing nut yanking the trigger is the weak link in my setup!
    That would be me also, thanks for the reminder.

  2. #42
    Boolit Master

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    Feb 2012
    Morganton, NC
    Powder coating mostly solved a SP101 binding problem by keeping the cylinder face and cylinder pivot cleaner. 375F (measured with 2 oven thermometers) and 20 minutes seems to work much better than 400F with Harbor Freight Red. The boolits break up much easier, and don't leave bald spots. Powder opened a year ago and stored in a damp basement sticks fine if the boolits are still slightly warm (not hot!) from casting.

    RCBS X dies make me much more willing to load bottleneck cartridges.

    A whitetail hit in the pump room with a .432 boolit still might not leave a blood trail.
    To Thomas Jefferson: It's America! We can have our plows AND our guns!


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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