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    09-22-2021, 07:26 PM
    I load for two 32 S&W BP breaktop revolvers, both from the black powder era. When using BP, I use 6.0 gr of FFF, which fills the case nicely. I use a 77gr cast bullet in one revolver, and a 90 gr heeled bullet in the other, which has no cylinder...
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    09-21-2021, 08:43 AM
    I use 231 in my 45 Colt, Marlin 1894 rifle.barrel. Works great for me in the rifle for plinking, with the Lyman 255 gr bullet. As with any load data, start low and work up. There is much published load data for 231 out there, for the 45 Colt. 231...
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    09-17-2021, 12:26 PM
    4 feet down and 3 foot to the right @ 25 yards, is way off. I am experimenting with my 1899 Krag for a scout setup, with a 2X leupold scope. The Krag barrel has considerable taper. I experimented with fitting an old weaver base, using the existing...
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    09-09-2021, 09:40 AM
    I bought one new in 1983. Mines a 45 acp, and it works great. I ditched the disk primer feed, and went to a stick feed. Also I upgraded the powder measure to a Lee disc measure. I think it is a mechanical marvel. You do have to have a certain level...
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    09-05-2021, 11:19 AM
    I always use a loading block when charging cases. Before I seat the bullets, I hold the block under a light, to make sure the cases are all equally charged. I never have had any issues using this method. This is a good system for keeping things...
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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