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    05-24-2018, 08:16 PM
    I just finished writing the check for my two yards. This time of year sometimes it's 3 times in 2 weeks. We've had 2 days in the last 12 without rain, and the grass loves it. Rain doesn't get rid of the airborne pollen either, my nose proves that.
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    05-24-2018, 08:04 PM
    That's also the source of the brass chips many blame on SS pin tumbling. Until I started wet tumbling I religiously used a flash hole de-burr bit.
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    05-23-2018, 10:27 PM
    Dunno, Jmort--internal and external ballistics is a pretty exact science, but terminal ballistics remains a poorly-understood art form. The bullet tech is better than it was 50 years ago, but I don't try to predict terminal performance. My...
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    05-23-2018, 10:16 PM
    If all things are equal, that will be the case. But I noted some variance when chronographing the 125 grain J-words a few years ago. The 686 x 4" has a cylinder/forcing cone gap of .003"--the pre-27 x 6.5" has an 011" gap. Most loads that I have...
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    05-23-2018, 02:40 PM
    Bent Ramrod-- 32/20 WCF firearms appear in some number at my house. A 1906-made Colt Bisley x 4-3/4" (inherited), a 1920-made Army Special x 5", a pre-war S&W M&P x 5", and a 2004 Marlin 94 CCL with 20" octagon barrel. If there is a better...
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    05-23-2018, 10:33 AM
    BBB--I am just glad that Uberti didn't install a cross-bolt Rem 870/Marlin levergun safety on their SAA repros. I can ignore things of that sort, but Hillary Holes in S&W wheelguns and like/similar superfluous speed bumps are a mild irritation.
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    05-23-2018, 10:30 AM
    What Newtire says! I'm in the process of sizing lubing about 1500 cast bullets, cast 2 weeks ago in about a 3 hour session. All for the .40 S&W. That process will take some hours before I can load and shoot. Using LBT (Lead Bullet...
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    05-23-2018, 01:48 AM
    My only Uberti Cattleman experience involves revolvers in 44/40 WCF and 45 Colt. In a word, flawless. I will buy others. The "safety" in my late 2012 44/40 is the base pin--push it inward about 3/16", and it catches the hammer before it strikes...
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    05-22-2018, 10:06 PM
    Ordered some 303 British brass from Graf & Sons just now. Shuffling through the ammo cabinets and gun safe to figure out what I am taking to NCBS. Stuff to shoot, maybe a few things to sell, yadda yadda. Test-drove some 10/22 magazine loaders I...
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    05-22-2018, 09:53 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread Henry 44 magnum in Leverguns
    Walks-- Specific to the 357 Magnum levergun question--I would have loved to buy either a Miroku/Winchester 1892, or a Marlin 1894C with the side-gate, but both have been unobtainium for several years. I got tired of waiting on gunmakers or...
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    05-22-2018, 09:32 PM
    I am getting things pre-set for the NCBS trip, and I dived into the ammo cabinets to inventory the 8 x 57 Chow. Good news--200 of the Lee 175 loaded, using 18.0 grains of 2400--and 50 of the 236 grain Cruise Missiles from the Lee group buy that...
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    05-22-2018, 09:26 PM
    Very sound recommendation. Starline 32/20 brass is excellent stuff.
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    05-22-2018, 09:23 PM
    That sounds reasonable, Nick39. My goal was to match my carry rounds as closely as possible. These loads extracted easily, and my impression was that I still had a little "gas pedal" left if I chose to go there. About 5 years ago, the shop went...
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    05-22-2018, 11:23 AM
    My old duty load in 357 Magnum was the W-W Super-X 158 grain JHP, which gave about 1235 FPS from my S&W 686 x 4". I assembled practice loads using Lyman #358156 seated to crimp in the upper crimp groove atop 13.5 grains of 2400, and these clocked...
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    05-21-2018, 08:20 PM
    Yes, sir. Es mui hideoso. It looks cheap and cheesy. Fiber optics is fine for sending data and video--I can do without it on my revolver sights.
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    05-21-2018, 02:20 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Another WHAT IS IT? in Our Town
    Not having the proper tool, that's definitely not what I called them as I kissed my sore finger.
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    05-21-2018, 12:35 PM
    ^^^ this! ^^^ 45 Colt (Ruger) with #454424 or #454490 running 1050-1100 FPS. This will be my handgun & load for the 2018 deer season--the final year that lead bullets can be used to hunt with in CA. Even varmints. Time to move, for sure.
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    05-21-2018, 12:21 PM
    No worries, Pkchwy. I am new to the hobby as well (37 years along) and I trip over something new every now & then. Welcome to the site.
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    05-21-2018, 12:09 PM
    Good summation of my view, Erik. Some of these hobby-related "innovations" just leave me shaking my head. 9mm brass is already dimensionally-poetic enough in its usual form, this sort of departure is just annoying.
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    05-21-2018, 10:10 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    I thought sure this was going to be instructions on decorating with toilet paper. You know, there is a proper way to throw a roll so it unwinds and hangs on every branch, or at least thats what I'm told. Not that I have any experience.
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    05-21-2018, 09:51 AM
    Where did this sea of clover come from? My lawn was manicured Friday and again this morning it looks like it snowed. Are aliens sewing it at night?
    47 replies | 1317 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
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