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    01-05-2023, 10:34 AM
    I've fire lapped 18 or 24 rounds. With 400 grit Clover. Hard to remember I've worked with this thing for so long. Maybe I need to use a finer grit and do a few more since it appears to get a bit tighter towards the cylinder.
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    01-04-2023, 09:24 PM
    I have considered that it’s not “clean”. Despite working a chore boy brush back and forth hundreds of times. Dry and soaked. Maybe there’s still layering of deposits. Been thinking about diy foul out / electrolysis.
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    01-04-2023, 09:00 PM
    Used nearly all. 429421, 429244, lee 310, lee 200, commercial bullets. Same w lube. 50/50, C red, mix of c red and 50/50, liquid alox. Just powder coating now.
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    01-04-2023, 07:00 PM
    This is a 429244 in the FC. Not sure if that tells you anything.
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    01-04-2023, 06:59 PM
    FC seems smooth to me. Same w cyl throats. I don’t have much of a frame of reference. Slug seemed to push thru barrel consistently. I choreboy’d it clean and within 20 shots it went from 2 inches at 15y to 5 inches. You wouldn’t call it a...
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    01-03-2023, 08:58 PM
    Shot a few more at the upper end. Loaded .005 longer. half were Win LPP, half the same CCIs as before. The Win primers showed nothing weird. Shot those first and figured the longer length had solved it. The CCIs showed the same as before. No...
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    01-03-2023, 08:20 PM
    Same here. That’s why I’m wondering if something else is up. I’ve tried em all. Diff ratios of WW and Lino, WW and pure. Hardball and pure. Air cooled, water dropped. Diff lubes. Powder coat. Diff common bullets, gas checked and plain based.
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    01-03-2023, 06:10 PM
    My SBH 44mag has always leaded. Always in the first 2 inches of the barrel. Had some initial success with powder coating, but it will still lead. Back to measuring for the umpteenth time. As of today, a pure lead slug pushed 2 inches into...
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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