Welp… I am happier than a pig in the mud!
There are a lot of rod and gun forums out there but in my opinion, this is one of the better ones
Be careful of the info you get there - the old hands are great and really know their stuff... but like anything else, the pikers are there and they are not shy about sharing their opinions even when they know nothing about whatever it is the experts are talking about. Usually the experts will pretty much be very close to the book in their advice.
In any event, I am over the first hurdle in cast lead mastery. Now all I gotta do is get a handle on my alloys and bullet hardness... and I should be good to go.
I'd like to thank AB for all his help in getting me off to a reasonable start. If you have any questions you can post them in the comments, or over at the boolit forum and we should be able to help you out - or at least point you to somebody who knows what they are talking about.