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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    You list off 2 bullets that are comparable in weight, BUT... My question is WHERE are the bottom of these sitting in the case when assembled? A 158gr JHP crimped in the crimp groove sits at the same place in the case than a 158gr LSWC? No change...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    You could send the cylinder and let me get pin gages to the chambers to determine if the ridge is under spec. If it isn't a finishing reamer won't remove it unless it is a special order reamer made just for that cylinder. Most 357 cylinders are...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    Many years ago (2012) I made a batch of "up-side-down" bracket-mounts for the Lee classic cast single stage press, using some scrap plate steel that I got at a jobsite for just pennies. The Lee classic, besides having the handle switch from Left to...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 AM
    The SILE Target grips for S&W model 41 are still available...at a great price. Doesn't any one need a nice set of grips? Bump to top.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    It does matter, or maybe better put, it "might" matter...BUT, it will not likely matter until you are shooting beyond 100 yds. Also, any remaining NRA 50-50 in the grooves, should fling off as the boolit exits the muzzle, so then it shouldn't...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-21-2020, 09:10 PM
    That is a good group in that you don't have any flyers. I have heard, from reliable source, that 4227 can be temperature sensitive, so I never used it in 45 Colt for that reason. Once your cylinder gets good an warm, POI may change and groups may...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-21-2020, 08:27 PM
    what distance? Have you really given a thorough test comparison? or is this just a swag?
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-20-2020, 10:56 PM
    Battis that's funny we went into ND at Fargo, I made SURE I topped off to the gas cap. Man you can go 40 miles between mailboxes and you ain't kiddin there ain't nothing there but open road and mudholes in the fields.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-20-2020, 08:02 PM
    This is what I was wanting to illustrate in my earlier post. If you can compare your 115gr boolit with the Speer 115gr bullet in the published load data, and determine the difference in the length, that is IF you can find a drawing or someone here...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-20-2020, 05:53 PM
    ROFL^^ jsizemore I couldn't help LOLing.. jonp we had gotten a GE dbl oven from CL that the girl won on Price Is Right for roughly half of it's $2700 new price, I ran some gas pipe and converted the kitchen to gas. About a year later we were...
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    09-20-2020, 05:43 PM
    WOW Would you look at all the BLM shirts in that crowd!! Unbelievable!! North Dakota farmers finish neighborís harvest after heart attack. By Aleisa Tanner | September 15, 2020 at 12:28 PM CDT - Updated September 15 at 4:20 PM DIVIDE...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-20-2020, 03:20 PM
    You are probably good with 11.5gr 4227 under the 115gr boolit. 4227 is right close to H110 in burn rate, and loads list up to 12.4gr H110 for a 115gr Speer j-word, but no pressure figures are given. It is assumed that pressure is within the...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-20-2020, 02:18 PM
    What does the data say for the 115gr boolit? If you don't see any data it's usually because that boolit and powder combination aren't recommended or could be an unsafe load. Like looking for data with Unique for a 300gr boolit in 45 Colt. ...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-20-2020, 02:01 PM
    If you call Ruger customer service they will send you one for free or they will send the brown truck to pick it up on their dime and they will fix that no charge to you. May I ask why you are getting out of 45 Colt? This caliber is likely THE...
    6 replies | 264 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-19-2020, 08:12 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Ruger Chambers in Rimfire Area
    I said "all but .006" of the driving bands" if SAAMI spec'd the case at .613" and the Anschutz reamer cuts the chamber at .619" then all of the driving bands are into the leade ins except for .006" because the chamber is .006" longer than the case.
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    09-19-2020, 04:57 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    In my area, bumpy lawns are caused by night crawlers. Now you can roll a lawn, but if you don't get rid of the night crawlers, they will just make your lawn bumpy again. Personally, I think night crawlers are a sign of healthy soil, so I'd never...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-19-2020, 04:42 PM
    How do you know what to size the boolits too?
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-19-2020, 11:20 AM
    The load is great. The alloy, is too hard, you will get a 30 caliber pass thru with little or no expansion. Like you say you have time to develop and practice, I would see how soft you can go and still stay in 2" @100yds. That's not asking the...
    25 replies | 2437 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-19-2020, 09:17 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Ruger Chambers in Rimfire Area
    Here is the SAAMI drawing of cartridge and chamber. SAAMI lists brass as .613" with chamber length of .643" so that puts the first .030" of driving band in the chamber not the throat, the rest of the driving band is crammed into the rifling leade...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 11:49 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Ruger Chambers in Rimfire Area
    From the dimensions of the reamers given, the 2 degree or 1 degree 30min angle on the leade ins is the biggest difference noted in the match chambers as compared to the 5 degree called for in SAAMI 22LR chamber drawings. I wouldn't begin to guess...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 08:26 PM
    Huh? It's a SINGLE action not a semi auto.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 04:54 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Alloy help in Cast Boolits
    "range scrap of unknown hardness" I'm not sure what kind of answers you expect, without knowing what your range scrap is? But here goes, I like to use 94-3-3 for 9mm, as well as, for most "standard level cast boolit loads" in Rifle. Good Luck.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 04:40 PM
    "my Rossi 92" What is the groove diameter of that barrel?
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 02:08 PM
    That boolit needs spin to stabilize. Drive it hard and it will perform.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 01:50 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Ruger Chambers in Rimfire Area
    If you were to take the barrels out and post some pics of the chambers looking into the throat, maybe others could have something more to go on. Now.. Not to start a conflict or any arguments, not picking sides or cutting anyone's pistols down,...
    29 replies | 611 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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