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Thread: Never Know what you can get away with

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    Boolit Master


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    Never Know what you can get away with

    Been a while and my .45/70 sized and lubed bullets were getting low. Cast a couple of hundred yesterday and sat down to lube and size today. RCBS 45-405-FN with a HP. About half way through, you might know it, I ran out of gas checks. Sitting in front of me was a box of Pat Marlin's .44PB checks made from pop cans. Tried one of them and it fit but wouldn't stay on. Went and had lunch and came back. Fit a second PB check on the first one and ran it through the sizer. Worked slick as a whistle. Proceeded to check 19 more in a like manor and I'll test here in a while. Got to think outside of the box./beagle
    diplomacy is being able to say, "nice doggie" until you find a big rock.....

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    So now your shooting a 44-70!
    Hell, I was there!

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    Guess you might say that but the double thickness seats well and they look good./beagle

    Quote Originally Posted by swheeler View Post
    So now your shooting a 44-70!
    diplomacy is being able to say, "nice doggie" until you find a big rock.....

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    Boolit Mold
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    I bought 1500 .429 240 boolits with an ugly slightly taper rear end at a garage sale years ago. I also bought some 44 gas checks on line that turned out to be for a 41. Someone had remarked the box. I got to wondering about the 41 gcs fitting the taper 44s and they did. I put them on with a .430 Lyman sizer. Will see how they do in my Super Redhawk this weekend.

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    Many are the projects I would have been able to finish cleaner or cheaper if when faced with a problem and looking for a solution I took a lunch and thought about it a bit longer.

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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