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    added 3 more to the collection

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    Love these old books!!
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    Lucky you! I never throw away a loading manual.
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    The cast bullet handbook is a classic and worth it's weight in gold.

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    ..... you mean my first brand new manual (Lyman #43, printed in '64) is "vintage" now? And I was reviewing some good stuff in it just an hour ago! Goodness, where has all the time gone???

    (You may find the plastic binders in those old books have become brittle and therefore fragile; be gentile with them.)

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    So I should feel "vintage" instead of just old??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackpine View Post
    So I should feel "vintage" instead of just old??

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    #43 seems to have more cast, and vintage data than the #1 CAST Bullet handbook

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    I guess we are all getting a bit "vintage". I keep my "vintage" books also...
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    You don’t throw away knowledge no matter how old it is.

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    I have all 3 of those and more.
    I also love those old manuals.
    I picked up a few at H&Gs estate sale.

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    i have storage tubs of older reloading manuals, magazines, vintage gun maker info in general that i can't part with. My fear is that if I did I would immediately need the information and realize my folly. Everything is "sorted" by title, type & date... I even have duplicates and even triplicates of some publications (2 sets 30+ years of Double Gun Journal, 3 sets of 1-6 of Lyman spiral manuals, etc) just in case... Yep, I'm one of "those" guys... a hoarder with a purpose & good taste
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenTolson View Post
    i have storage tubs of older reloading manuals, magazines, vintage gun maker info in general that i can't part with. My fear is that if I did I would immediately need the information and realize my folly. Everything is "sorted" by title, type & date... I even have duplicates and even triplicates of some publications (2 sets 30+ years of Double Gun Journal, 3 sets of 1-6 of Lyman spiral manuals, etc) just in case... Yep, I'm one of "those" guys... a hoarder with a purpose & good taste
    Me Too ...only not as organized ...
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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
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