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    08-07-2022, 06:22 PM
    StrawHat replied to a thread Which CB for 45 acp in Cast Boolits
    Are we looking at a typo here? The 452423 typically comes in around 230-240grains depending on alloy. Lyman 454424 is a bit heavier at 250-260 grains. And there have been many threads about getting heavyweights to go in a 1911. ...
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    08-01-2022, 10:00 PM
    Jerry, Thank you for that image. Not the exact one but certainly gets the idea across. Thank you. Kevin
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    07-31-2022, 10:46 PM
    Hello All, I tried searching but could not find the image I seek. Years ago someone one thins forum included an image of the various changes made to the Lyman 454424 boolit. The image contains 6 or 8 different bullets from molds supposedly all...
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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