Very good article!

I’m thinking about getting into reloading and this was an eye opener even about factory ammo! Which after reading it I checked some casings on my once fired .17 Hornet brass. Sure enough, the Hornady 25 grain JHP was hot enough to make the primer look like your early pictures of cratering.

My question about the oil is how do you deal with rifles that get ice all over them, then sweat when brought in? Oil seems unavoidable.
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