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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    That pistol is stronger than an old Colt, but not up to the Ruger Only loads that go to 30kpsi. Standard 45 Colt pressure is right around 14kpsi, and since there is no SAAMI spec for +p, too many old guns would be destroyed, you will probably find...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 PM
    It's probably the most accessible and forgiving caliber you could load for, plenty of dies, boolits, molds, and plenty of knowledge shared. The only thing you need to do is ensure the cylinder throats aren't too small if you are loading for a...
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    Today, 11:30 AM
    (413) 256-1630 Mike Orlen Gunsmithing 79 Salem Street Amherst, MA 01002
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    I didn't ever think I was going to need another carry gun outside of a Commander. A white haired old judge and an over zealous prosecutor in a podunk North Carolina courtroom showed me differently. They took great joy in vilifying my cocked and...
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    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    I want to go to the store and get things for tomorrow, but my TV won't let me leave!! It keeps showing these INCREDIBLY TALENTED acts that are just killin' it out there on that stage!! It is SUCH a relief to see honest bare bones artists breaking...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    Factory ammo they can get away with whatever they want to make the finished size because for one, they want it to fit in EVERY gun chambered for that caliber, so everything is of course on the small side. This is fine for jacketed ammo, as the...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    I don't know of any Ruger cylinder with throats big enough to plunk a .3595" boolit without resizing throats. The chamber dimension at the case mouth, just behind the chamfer should be .381" and I have seen cylinders with .379" dimensions have...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    1YLDKAT, Welcome to the forum. Before you relegate the loose 45 for parts. Give it a try. When you procure a size die and top punch, get a Flat top punch for the Keith mold...or you can easily make one with a 1/4" bolt. Tightness and...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    P&P, I believe you are thinking of a 450 and/or 4500. The 45 is a totally different design and it doesn't have a ram.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-24-2019, 10:12 PM
    It likely has a 5 land and groove bore, which is difficult to measure even with the correct tooling, you need a 108 degree V block and a comparator, but there is an easier way to figure it out. Slug the bore and see if the slug goes through the...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-24-2019, 07:32 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Zamak in Cast Boolits
    Maybe that's a different compound the mazac I know of is used on Fender guitars as a tailpiece, I couldn't conceive a chunk of that being swaged into rifling without major pressures building.
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  • bdicki's Avatar
    06-24-2019, 06:34 PM
    You don't have to die, you just have to move to a new house with less barns.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-24-2019, 05:15 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Zamak in Cast Boolits
    I seriously doubt you'd be able to fire any boolits cast from it without risking permanent damage to the barrel with very very few shots fired, maybe only one.
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    06-24-2019, 01:54 PM
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 09:18 AM
    Sometimes a little heat will reinvigorate the old lube, old beeswax will bloom or get a bit hard. Just enough heat to warm the old lube, but not enough to melt it off. Or as stated before, just use a small amount of tumble lube like Lee's Alox or...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 04:53 PM
    It is about S&W model 25 throats rather than throats in general. Posters are chronicling the timeline of model 25s and large throat sizes.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 11:01 AM
    I had typed a response but deleted it so as to not steer this thread.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 05:28 PM
    Ouch that's just enough to cause it to shoot to each throat's POI. I would hone those even with the largest one, will group much better. More important than the actual size of the throats, is how close they are to each other. You can always...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 08:46 AM
    I "prefer" Lyman for Lyman and Saeco for Saeco But I have also successfully modified Lee handles to work for both, and those worked fine
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 12:11 PM
    If you can detect any measurable difference from a boolit freshly dropped from the mold (after it's cooled enough to do so), to a week old boolit...Let us know. I never noticed any change in size from aging, until you get to plenty of age, like a...
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    06-20-2019, 11:50 AM
    I am not allowed to discuss the reasons for actions of the Staff. Leaving this thread open was after a staff discussion. The deal that is mentioned in the OP, was initiated and conducted via email, and NOT here in the S&S section. John Ross is...
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    06-19-2019, 10:58 PM
    John Ross is a honest and generous guy. If anyone knows if his health has taken a turn for the worst, please post in this thread. The owner of this website (No_1) has given permission to leave this thread open to the entire forum.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 04:44 PM
    Gotcha covered to .4025" no problem.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 01:51 PM
    I said not to do that meaning don't just seat it in the top groove over the same powder charge used for the lower groove. It's fine to seat it in the top groove, *IF* you take into consideration the lesser case volume and lower the powder charge...
    15 replies | 416 view(s)
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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
GC Gas Check