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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    I do very much he same thing, and agree with where you are headed. For those who think extrapolating is wrong-- it is important to note that there is a huge difference in working between published values and starting low, which is safe, compared to...
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    07-27-2021, 02:11 AM
    Missed your earlier post,but what is the Tin content of your bullets? Hatcher's Notebook has an article about bullets that had tin coating tried for military rifles in which the tin bonded to the brass causing just the high pressure and POI issues...
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    07-22-2021, 09:53 PM
    Good results-- and I wouldn't be surprised if it can do even better. I use a 225-55GC and a lyman 225646GC in my CZ 527, and I only do tumble lube. Quite capable of < 1" at 100 yards when I am having a good shooting day. They are great rifles...
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    07-14-2021, 10:18 PM
    For many years I've been thinking of putting a Globe Sight on my Garand-- my artificial lenses make the front post fuzzy. This week I had one of those 'forehead slapping' "Why didn't I think of this before?" moments. Those familiar with the Garand...
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    07-13-2021, 09:48 PM
    Hick replied to a thread Shooting With Glasses: in Our Town
    Rifle: Globe sight on the front, peep sight on the back, lenses that let me see the target clearly. Very easy to center a crisp clear target in the middle of two fuzzy looking holes.
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Retired Chemical and Nuclear Engineer. 1954 M1 Garand, CZ 527 FS (223 Rem), S&W Model 64 (38 Special) and a few other things. I cast and reload for all. Signed up because I like this forum.
Winnemucca, NV
Target shooting, reloading, golf, teaching
Retired Engineer, Retired HS Teacher, Retired JHS teacher


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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