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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Converting Berdan primer pockets to Boxer

    Started by Larry Gibson, 02-16-2012 10:10 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 226
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    05-16-2024, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Can you top this? NOPE.

    Started by Crash_Corrigan, 11-26-2008 06:07 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 166
    • Views: 261,083
    05-14-2024, 05:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Can't attach my photos

    Started by HATCH, 10-07-2018 04:39 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 28,576
    03-17-2024, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: A myth about water and molten lead

    Started by jonk, 05-09-2010 10:28 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 181
    • Views: 229,670
    01-09-2024, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  5. Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: Post of the month.

    Started by twocool4u, 07-17-2010 12:53 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 136,228
    12-23-2023, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Mold Cheat sheet for buyers

    Started by ktw, 09-16-2008 10:52 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 145,831
    07-04-2023, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Stolen Guns sticky

    Started by 45nut, 11-24-2009 05:07 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
    • Views: 124,390
    06-28-2023, 12:24 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: From Ingot to Target: A Cast Bullet Guide for Handgunners

    Started by cbrick, 03-16-2011 03:39 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 144,723
    05-05-2023, 03:12 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Top Punch Reference

    Started by wiljen, 09-11-2007 06:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 59,897
    04-20-2023, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Setting up for boolits in a new 9mm

    Started by MtGun44, 07-10-2011 05:40 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 170,076
    01-07-2023, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Zinc Wheelweights

    Started by 38 Super Auto, 02-24-2008 08:58 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 274
    • Views: 359,962
    11-21-2022, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: how many pounds in a 5gal bucket?

    Started by lylejb, 08-04-2009 05:01 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 142
    • Views: 211,276
    11-20-2022, 12:21 AM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: Targets from your printer

    Started by Marlin Hunter, 07-28-2009 04:03 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 129
    • Views: 212,544
    08-15-2022, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Here is the write-up "My homemade black powder"

    Started by atom73, 01-26-2011 10:01 PM
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 244
    • Views: 347,410
    07-23-2022, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  15. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations - Acronyms - As Used on This Forum

    Started by patsher, 01-18-2011 09:38 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 91,678
    04-14-2022, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  16. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Hollow Point Casting Technique

    Started by rugerman1, 01-28-2008 09:52 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 139,038
    10-25-2021, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  17. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gator gas checks

    Started by charger 1, 09-24-2007 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 34,923
    07-19-2021, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  18. Sticky Thread Sticky: Free online gun manuals

    Started by crabo, 03-15-2009 07:14 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 50,520
    05-25-2021, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Sticky Thread Sticky: From Firewood to a Gunstock

    Started by Gunfreak25, 04-02-2010 04:55 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 59,875
    05-25-2021, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  20. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lyman Mold Chart Via Ol' Buffalo Bullet Co.

    Started by 45nut, 06-28-2007 04:35 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 140,179
    05-24-2021, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  21. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gas Check Boolits without Gas checks ???

    Started by Fire_stick, 03-15-2009 11:04 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 133
    • Views: 221,953
    06-18-2019, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  22. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Mould Enlargement “beagling”

    Started by 45nut, 05-23-2011 12:08 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 96,120
    02-28-2019, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  23. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lost your toe? Make a new one!

    Started by Gunfreak25, 04-03-2010 06:10 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 88,844
    12-18-2018, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  24. Sticky Thread Sticky: The complete list of Hensley & Gibbs Bullet Molds

    Started by Texasflyboy, 06-27-2005 04:54 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 66,195
    02-14-2018, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  25. Sticky Thread Sticky: Leementing Documentation w/Photos

    Started by wiljen, 06-28-2008 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 59,974
    01-04-2018, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  26. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Website - "Casting Fellows" Link Inside

    Started by Texasflyboy, 01-29-2007 12:08 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 96,784
    11-30-2017, 01:36 AM Go to last post
  27. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gates Extreme Meplat Bullets

    Started by Dixie Slugs, 03-07-2009 06:13 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 239
    • Views: 282,978
    11-30-2017, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  28. Sticky Thread Sticky: Made more Ben's Red today

    Started by Ben, 09-25-2012 09:57 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 148
    • Views: 210,467
    11-29-2017, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  29. Sticky Thread Sticky: Adventures in top punch making (Long)

    Started by oldtoolsniper, 03-11-2009 12:44 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 145
    • Views: 184,190
    12-11-2015, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  30. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Posting in the Classics and Stickies

    Started by 45nut, 03-11-2008 12:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 23,794
    08-23-2015, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  31. Sticky Thread Sticky: Just the facts: Lube recipes

    Started by 45nut, 02-22-2008 01:12 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 109,765
    05-24-2014, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  32. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Right Handles Pic Thread!!

    Started by Suo Gan, 10-22-2011 01:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 62,701
    11-07-2013, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  33. Sticky Thread Sticky: Glen E. Fryxell Fans

    Started by cbrick, 09-27-2008 10:26 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 123
    • Views: 188,301
    10-19-2012, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  34. Sticky Thread Sticky: Classics & Stickies

    Started by 45nut, 01-06-2008 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 27,626
    10-10-2012, 05:10 PM Go to last post
  35. Sticky Thread Sticky: Toughness Of Lead-tin-antimony Alloys

    Started by grumpy one, 05-22-2008 09:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 129,635
    04-17-2012, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  36. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shooters Archive (ZIP Format)

    Started by Gunload Master, 06-19-2005 05:06 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 31,497
    02-28-2009, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  37. Sticky Thread Sticky: Gas Checks vs Shank Size

    Started by 45nut, 01-03-2007 05:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 54,756
    10-31-2008, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  38. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why Car Batteries Are Dangerous

    Started by Linstrum, 07-05-2008 04:06 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 54,545
    08-28-2008, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  39. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to post a photo into your post

    Started by Buckshot, 10-21-2005 01:15 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-21-2005, 01:15 AM Go to last post
  1. Streamlining Softnose Production

    Started by BruceB, 08-09-2006 07:28 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 24,536
    07-07-2024, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  2. Data For Rex Powders

    Started by wiljen, 10-27-2008 01:41 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 96,813
    04-05-2024, 02:10 PM Go to last post
  3. Interesting Link- GMDR Cast Data

    Started by robertbank, 12-29-2007 10:06 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,781
    01-21-2024, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  4. Home made liquid case cleaner

    Started by HotRodAl, 08-27-2007 07:34 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 133,142
    01-14-2024, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  5. Bullet trap ideas for recycling lead

    Started by JIMinPHX, 12-27-2007 08:34 PM
    38 Pages
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    • Replies: 749
    • Views: 596,263
    01-11-2024, 08:44 PM Go to last post
  6. Favorite reduced loads

    Started by ez4545, 06-27-2007 10:16 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 153
    • Views: 268,638
    07-28-2023, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Head scratcher: How does lube work?

    Started by catboat, 06-22-2007 01:10 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 22,018
    07-16-2023, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  8. Casting hot glue boolits

    Started by Jim, 03-20-2007 08:59 PM
    20 Pages
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    • Replies: 394
    • Views: 422,791
    05-03-2023, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  9. Help!!! lol Stuck ingots

    Started by Swamprat1052, 01-25-2007 04:43 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 149,223
    12-24-2022, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  10. Pulling Bullets

    Started by Marc2, 01-26-2008 12:19 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 114
    • Views: 119,500
    08-01-2022, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  11. Tips on Salvaging Range Lead

    Started by Andy_P, 05-19-2007 06:01 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 165
    • Views: 199,899
    01-29-2022, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  12. The difference between casting and smelting

    Started by Pepe Ray, 02-05-2013 01:51 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 82,665
    01-21-2022, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  13. Smile "Gun Expert told me"

    Started by Freightman, 12-03-2006 05:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 19,118
    12-31-2021, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  14. ingots & why we smelt first

    Started by quiknot, 01-07-2007 06:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 82,849
    12-10-2021, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  15. New to reloading?

    Started by 45nut, 05-19-2007 12:50 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 38,729
    10-07-2021, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  16. Cast bullet book

    Started by sav300, 02-20-2008 06:10 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 38,507
    10-07-2021, 05:15 AM Go to last post
  17. IDEAL Handbooks from Cornell Pubs

    Started by utk, 02-19-2008 07:27 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 10,087
    10-05-2021, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  18. Reloading a fired primer

    Started by Jim, 12-26-2011 11:59 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 120
    • Views: 105,166
    09-14-2021, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  19. Pretty good casting article

    Started by 45nut, 08-17-2009 10:46 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 12,429
    08-21-2021, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  20. Badly Burned!!!

    Started by Whitespider, 04-12-2009 05:33 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 188
    • Views: 230,870
    07-01-2021, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  21. Repairing, restoring, cleaning up, or refinishing a rifle stock.

    Started by Gunfreak25, 01-20-2009 04:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 115,441
    05-26-2021, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  22. more on Lee tumble lube

    Started by hornetguy, 01-03-2008 12:39 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 96
    • Views: 122,746
    02-19-2021, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  23. Realistic Expectations for Cast Boolits

    Started by Bass Ackward, 11-01-2006 08:27 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 204
    • Views: 217,759
    01-24-2021, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  24. Smile Casting with my homemade lead hammer mold.

    Started by RogerWatsonfromIdaho, 02-08-2008 10:08 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 52,926
    02-08-2020, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  25. burning rate chart

    Started by Lloyd Smale, 01-06-2008 08:36 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 50,085
    06-25-2019, 08:47 PM Go to last post

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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