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    02-02-2023, 02:48 AM
    DoubleBuck, I didn't get my edit in time and my browser didn't update, my apologies for jumping ahead of Brimstone for a reply to your question. It looks like a real "gold mine" of information! Okay, let's set a time in about a week when we can...
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    02-02-2023, 01:08 AM
    DoubleBuck, pardon me for jumping in ahead of Brimstone on a response to your question about Mad Monk's booklet. Brimstone may still have a better answer than what I found, though, I didn't find anything specific about the booklet. About Mad...
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    01-18-2023, 12:16 PM
    I've been using Tel Tru (analog) dial thermometers for 25+ years and find them to be quite reliable + no batteries, probes, or wires to worry about.
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    01-16-2023, 11:55 AM
    I have the 10.5" bbl'ed. SBH and love it. I don't find it unwieldy even with the longer spout. Btw, I size my CB's to .431" and get fine accuracy with it.
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    01-14-2023, 01:12 PM
    BBarn, Take a look at this, from the late BruceB: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?57105-BruceB-s-Speed-Casting-Method&highlight=BruceB%27s+speed+casting+method
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    01-12-2023, 07:33 PM
    Doug, I had a bowl of that soup this evening and really liked it. Thanks for the recipe!
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    01-11-2023, 01:54 PM
    Doug, I ordered the Alessi soup mix last week, got it delivered on Monday, and am cooking the recipe you provided as we speak: It smells delicious! Thanks!
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Born just after World War Two and raised in a sparsely populated rural farming district west of Los Angeles County, California.
Otero County, New Mexico
That's pretty obvious, but I like Ham radio and old Caterpillar Tractors, too!
chemist, machinist, retired college professor, retired in 2005


There is no such thing as too many tools, especially when it comes to casting and reloading.
Howard Hughes said: "He who has the tools rules".

Safe casting and shooting!

Linstrum, member F.O.B.C. (Fraternal Order of Boolit Casters), Shooters.com alumnus, and original alloutdoors.com survivor.


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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