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    08-31-2021, 09:39 PM
    I have an old Ideal 357446 that I sent to Erik to have HP'd. It now makes wonderful cup point and hollow point boolits. I Wouldn't use it otherwise
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    08-31-2021, 09:31 PM
    To my way o thinkin, the 358429 shines in Elmer loads in .38 Spl brass. Unless one has only one revolver with a suitable cylinder that allows the 358429 to be used in .357 brass and crimped in the groove, I'd go with another bullet that's more...
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    08-29-2021, 12:16 AM
    Tim357 replied to a thread Leadlubbers stepson in In Remembrance
    Sorry to hear this. Please, if I can help you cope, send me a PM. You aren't alone. This is a messed up club we belong to. My prayers for you and your family
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    08-26-2021, 09:51 PM
    Thats quite a write up, thanks for the legwork. I realized years ago that ammo factories do not weigh their powder, they throw charges in every instance once they figure out a suitable charge for whatever powder they are using for a given load. As...
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    08-25-2021, 10:05 PM
    This pretty much sums up my requirements. 1095 is probably the one steel I have the most knives made of. Case CV is a pretty decent steel now that Schrade is no longer using 1095. Gerber and Buck use decent stainless, but Buck is one of those that...
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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