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Adding new calibers, bullets, powders etc ????
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jander6442
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Adding new calibers, bullets, powders etc ???? Reply with quote

New here and want to use the Pointblank Program to keep track of my loading data.

Never having created a excel spreadsheet. I am also new to reloading, but having some success.

My question is that there are new powders and bullets that are not in the database and I want to know how to add those. I think I'm suppose to keep them in the same folder as the rest of the files that were created when the program set up the first time. If there was a tutorial or something I would have read it as I'm not wanting to be spoon-feed, but I need some help to get going.

Thank you in advanced.-Josh
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Adding new calibers, bullets, powders etc ???? Reply with quote

You can copy the original database and rename it then add your new information properly formatted to your new database.It has been a long time since I have done it so for instructions you will have to wait for DallanC or someone with more current knowledge to help you.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Adding new calibers, bullets, powders etc ???? Reply with quote

Hi Josh

Welcome to the 'nut.

I'm still feeling my way round Point Blank & will be interested in how you get on.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Adding new calibers, bullets, powders etc ???? Reply with quote

I think I got it done. Added AR Comp powder and Hornady 120 and 123gr ELD bullets.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: Adding new calibers, bullets, powders etc ???? Reply with quote

Aah...Nobody's "spoon fed" around here. You will earn every tid-bit you get by contributing.

Most on here are handloaders and will be more then happy to add to your knowledge.

Now pull up a stump to the fire, grab one of Vince's beers and join right in.

Welcome to this fine site.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject: Re: Adding new calibers, bullets, powders etc ???? Reply with quote

There are just so many components coming onto and off of the market, its really hard to keep up. We had a forum member here, fantastic gentleman named Popgun, and he spent alot of time keeping lists updated. Sadly he passed away quite a few years ago.

Originally, I had the idea to have the software upload new components, and update the default data that way.

There was so much churn of data it became a mess. I keep the current components files, update them occasionally when people send me preformatted data etc etc

Otherwise, I created the ability for users to make addendum's to the main data files with the "_user" files. Simply remove the sample prefix and edit it however you want. The data within will show up in point blank.

If you have mroe questions on it hollar. I'm at work and oddly, my company limits gun websites so I'm limited in my responding (at work).

-DallanC
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Adding new calibers, bullets, powders etc ???? Reply with quote

See? I knew you would get all the help you needed... and I shoulda warned ya about the sarcasm and beer.
I hope you do stick around, we need new people to pick on. I mean share with.

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