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Thread: Boolit casting for Lever Actions article.

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    Boolit casting for Lever Actions article.

    O.K. now, all you old salts give me a break. This isn't for you guys who already know it all. I thought some of the newer guys might find it interesting.

    Shooting Times, August 2021. Yeah, I wondered that myself--how can the August issue be out already, but this morning there it was in my P.O. Box when I made my weekly visit. It's got an article "Cast Bullets For Lever Actions" by Layne Simpson. Not very technical, but a nice read. Some nice boolit photos, a few good tips, and an interesting chart with a couple of loads for most lever action cartridges. He gives Rim Rock pre-cast bullets a big boost and tells a couple of interesting facts about them. Check it out.

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    Ha, I got mine yesterday.

    I Haven't had a chance to read yet.

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    I got the mag yesterday, read the article, not too bad, was surprised by it being there, as for me, I can skip a lot of articles in most gun mags anymore so it was nice to see something decent.

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    Haven't read ST for 15 years or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockrat View Post
    Haven't read ST for 15 years or so
    Me neither, too many black guns, to much tactical stuff.
    I HATE auto-correct

    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

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    I quit most of the gun rags years ago. Like most of you, too much black guns, sooo much repeats.

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    Read it, good article. Shooting times, Handgunner, and Handloader, are my top three mags. G&A is nuts for black plastic wonder nines.
    Britons shall never be slaves.

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    Layne Simpson has been a good writer for a long time. In that same issue Terry Wieland has a good tribute to the late Bob Haley of Seymour, Texas.
    I also yawn at the AR articles and and the latest bolt action 6.5 Creedmoor bolt actions that look like Optimus Prime built them.....

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