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  • rmatchell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    I have a few stripped receiver sets that I would like to finish up. Not sure what direction I want to go with on them so I figured I would see if anyone had any random barrels laying around. I will also be interested in any other loose parts.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    In my WW2-era Inland M1 carbine I use the Accurate 31-100T plainbased bullet with 7.4 grains of AutoComp. Despite the bore of my rifle having light frosting, I have no leading issues and the load cycles the carbine reliably and is more accurate...
    7 replies | 177 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Partly true. The correct method for final stress relief on rifle brass was not implemented until the mid-1930s. Ammunition manufactured prior to about 1933-34 commonly shows cracked necks in storage and even if no "season cracking" is evident may...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 10:58 PM
    My experience has been that .38 Special +P charges when loaded in .357 brass work well in revolvers and lever rifles, the somewhat heavier charge compensating for increased case volume.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 10:24 PM
    Titegroup is what I use for a lot of pistol and a double charge in a 38 case doesn't look all that different. It doesn't come anywhere close to filling a case even 1/2 way. So that is why the ability to visually check a load is front and center in...
    24 replies | 520 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 02:03 PM
    Time of year to be casting up some ingots or bullets for winter reloading, if you need some tin with a touch of copper here you go..... bump.
    10 replies | 832 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 01:52 PM
    I agree teaching kids or grand kids what their parent or grandparent does with all that strange equipment is rewarding. I was touched to be asked by a fellow reloder if I minded being added to a list for his wife of resources to help teach his...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 11:47 AM
    I have witnessed three low-number blowups in my lifetime and twice took the owners to the hospital. We don't allow them to be fired on our range, PERIOD. Even low-number rifles are worth enough as collectible these days that you could sell...
    51 replies | 2526 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 11:29 AM
    Unless you are "into" the .44-40 for the pure nostalgia and history, for the volume shooter and hunter the .44 Magnum is a better choice. I have an 1894S Microgroove in .44 Magnum also and it is my Go-To woods rifle. Some .44 Mag. cast...
    13 replies | 507 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 10:43 PM
    You might check out the ADI web site. They have some load data for heavy .303 British. ADI makes powder for sale under US brands so you have to look up the powder equivalent to find which US powder matches the ADI powder named in the load data. ...
    11 replies | 357 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 09:55 PM
    Once the case fill gets to plus 50% so you can't double charge without overflowing the case the safety aspect becomes less of an issue. When the charge is small enough that double charge or half charge squib is difficult to visually spot it requires...
    24 replies | 520 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 06:29 PM
    There are thin metal spacers that go between lines of letters to space out lines that can vary a bit more as to alloy. There are square spacers that take up space between words just like a letter, and typically the same alloy as the letters. Often...
    11 replies | 456 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 05:41 PM
    My VISA is through USAA Federal Savings Bank and I've never had any issues. If you are a USAA member, the best way to go.
    9 replies | 280 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 02:17 PM
    Price drop on pewter. 6 pounds for $54 to your door. Nice ingots, good tested alloy, good price, extra pound to maximize value of shipping costs.
    10 replies | 832 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 12:12 PM
    Larry Gibson told me this was your design and that it shot well for him, which prompted me to get it. None of my shooting is past 200 yards, so I wanted to work without GCs as my Hornady GCs won't seal a throat of .316", so I didn't see the point. ...
    11 replies | 357 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 12:03 PM
    I've been working mostly with a bevel-based version of it, which has a 7-1/2 degree bevel 0.09" long where the GC heel would be. Got promising results with 20 grains of 4064, 18 grs. of 3031, or 16 grs. of 4198, essentially a half-charge for...
    11 replies | 357 view(s)
  • rmatchell's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 01:41 AM
    I will take 1. Mags,Used,Nice,Factory Taurus,PT 92/99,9mm,15 RD.Marked Cal 9 Para Made in Brazil,1 Chrome and 1 Blue Both for $27 Shipped Pm on the way.
    13 replies | 1116 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:40 PM
    ummm those are not stories they are titles in quotes. Links to articles would be stories. How about dogs? Risk is always about probability of event and degree of harm. Bears are low probability of event, the level of harm is potentially greater...
    106 replies | 3202 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 06:58 PM
    Another data point, which gives useful info on test methodology, and results for typical 1980s police loads. "The Truth About Buckshot" - American Rifleman October, 1982 SYNOPSIS This article summarizes the results of firing approximately...
    31 replies | 1296 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 05:38 PM
    There are two ways to look at it. One is make large batch so you have a bunch of consistent alloy. However if you do it this way it just makes sense to have it be something that can be cut with plain or WW's to make an alloy for lower velocity. ...
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 05:27 PM
    Yes and I walked into the scrap yard about two weeks after one of them went out. It made me very sad to think of all that lovely tin being wasted. I always keep my eye out for them. However I think most scrap yards will know they are tin and the...
    8 replies | 676 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 05:22 PM
    If they are in foundry cast ingots such as round domed, octagon, little squares connected in strips etc. then they are an excellent purchase. I would leave them in "store bought" form since that provided assurances as to what they are. Ones home...
    12 replies | 445 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 05:15 PM
    Melt the hallmarked pewter to just molten state so less than 550* if you have a thermometer. Then dip the suspect piece in. Should just about disappear from being stuck into molten pewter. If it doesn't it isn't pewter but some other alloy. Melt...
    17 replies | 637 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 05:07 PM
    Good for muzzle loaders as is, can add 2.5% to 5% tin and have the early BP cartridge bullet (45 colt, 38 special, etc.) that will probably work with modest power loads just fine. Mixed 50/50 with WW lead is a pretty decent pistol alloy for modern...
    9 replies | 270 view(s)
  • RogerDat's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 04:56 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Quick Trim in Reloading Equipment
    I like the quick trim dies but using a cordless screwdriver to drive the cutter with a shaft is about the only way to do quantities. Still the hand crank is fine for doing a batch of 25 or 50. I have done hundreds but I'm doing 50 a night so I can...
    7 replies | 305 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