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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    5 grains of Bullseye was the standard .45 ACP charge. The .45 Colt M1909 load with 230-grain bullet used 7.5 grains of Bullseye and this would be a safe, standard pressure load substituting the 230-grain FMJ government bullet as well.
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    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    Accurate has several heavy bullets for .38 Special and .38 S&W. I use the 36-190T which is a flat nose with large meplat which weighs 190 grains in wheelweights and about 195 in 1:40. .38 S&W (NOT SPECIAL!) Hand Loads Fired in Revolver And...
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    Yesterday, 12:50 AM
    I agree that a Savage 340 in .30-30 is the obvious choice, unless you can find a Winchester 54 or Remington 788. If you have an ample budget a new bolt action rifle in 7.62x39 or .300 BO would be the obvious choice, but I vote .30-30!
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    12-12-2018, 11:12 PM
    D.S. Militaria in UK has some No.4 parts
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    12-12-2018, 10:13 PM
    Yes, click on your screen name, go to user CP, then go to attachments, click on that and then photos to get to the list of your photos on the site. Capacity maxes about at aboout 12 pages. Click on the last, oldest page, then click on the marking...
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    12-12-2018, 10:05 PM
    For low recoil, low velocity loads in the .44 Magnum you can use .44 Special data, but you will get better results with bulkier powders which take up some of the excess free airspace in the case. I use 5.5 grains of Bullseye with a 230-grain...
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    12-12-2018, 06:30 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread TV repairs in Our Town
    I'm using a 20-year-old Sylvania tabletop model with a digital converter and Sony DVD player patched in through a diplexer. We don't have cable or satellite, but use the old Channel-Master antenna and rotor up on the roof. We get as many channels...
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    12-12-2018, 05:28 PM
    That's what it says on the box of the Super Police. Lyman-Ideal #358430 is about 195 grains in No.2 alloy and to 200 grains in 1:40 tin-lead, which is closer in hardness to the factory bullet alloy. According to Hatcher's Textbook of...
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    12-12-2018, 04:58 PM
    A solid, 10-15 BHN bullet at .44 Magnum handgun velocity, having a meplat 0.6 to 0.7 of the bullet diameter will be very effective and have good penetration. You don't need a HP. At handgun velocity harder alloy is not needed. I use Accurate...
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    12-12-2018, 03:59 PM
    My 1930s originals are 1.545" and very accurate in iron sighted rook rifle at 50 yards.
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    12-12-2018, 03:12 PM
    Uniformity of mouth wall thickness not exceeding 0.010", and body wall not becoming tapering thicker until depth approximates the location of bullet base when sesated, for most wadcutters about 0.50" +/- Use a tubing micrometer to sort, or the...
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    12-12-2018, 09:21 AM
    If anyone has a 44 or 45 freechex 3 they want to part with im interested.
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    12-12-2018, 12:08 AM
    rmatchell replied to a thread Gas check or swage? in Swaging
    In my opinion they are about the same. For my swaged lead bullets both 1/2 and ones with a check I use my homemade dip lube and see no difference.
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    12-11-2018, 06:55 PM
    Yes, my bullet designs from Accurate, loads developed in my Colt revolvers and The Infamous Bunny Gun by John Taylor:
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    12-11-2018, 05:23 PM
    The .25-35 also makes a great small game gun when loaded down to .25-20 levels. Factory .25-35 loads feature a 117-gr. soft-point bullet. Some 50-year-old Super-X rounds and current Winchester ammo chronographed just shy of 2300 f.p.s. from the...
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    12-11-2018, 11:46 AM
    It would help to know which number and mark of rifle you have. The No.4 Mk1 and No,4 Mk1* are common, but many No.1 Mk3rifles were also used during that period but their furniture and hardware is quite different and not interchangible. Does your...
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    12-11-2018, 01:15 AM
    I have found many of the so-called stability calculators do not agree with empirical experiments. I prefer ten-shot groups at 100, 200 and 300 yards, looking to confirm that the groups are circular normal with vertical and horizontal variances...
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    12-10-2018, 11:02 PM
    I have a .30-'06 with cut rifled Obermeyer 1:16" twist barrel which is scary accurate shooting 152-grain Ball M2 and 160-grain cast bullets which fit the military chamber at charges which function my M1 Garand and provide about 2200 fps with 40...
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    12-10-2018, 10:56 PM
    I store sized and lubed bullets in plastic or foam ammunition box trays. This prevents the bases from getting damaged and the bullets don't bounce against each other so that soft lubes stay intact. I wrap the bullet trays in butcher paper to keep...
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    12-10-2018, 10:01 PM
    H110 and 2400 were hard to come by for magnum pistol. BL-C2 and Titegroup were fairly available. I just looked at what I load, how fast I go through a specific round and over the last couple years built up based on that. Replace what I use as I...
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    12-10-2018, 03:14 PM
    The ADI production facility for pistol powders had a fire back then and since ADI makes powder sold under many brand labels it really wiped out pistol type powders for awhile. You buy what you use and convert to loaded rounds based on grains you...
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    12-10-2018, 03:11 PM
    Limit revolver velocity of 270-grain bullets in the Webley MkVI in .455 to 600 fps and 230 grain ones to 700 fps by using 3.0-3.5 grains of Bullseye or 4.5-5.0 grains of Unique. You can determine safe charges with other powders in “shaved” .45 ACP...
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    12-09-2018, 02:50 PM
    The 9mm cylinder can be rechambered to .38 S&W if you want a smaller case to use for light Cowboy loads. Manson makes the reamer .380 Rook Rifle (using .38 S&W case) Rev. 11/17, chamber very similar to Ruger India Model Police Service Six. ...
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    12-09-2018, 02:44 PM
    I stole it from Frank Marshall, but he's buried at Arlington and won't mind if you use it.
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    12-09-2018, 02:17 PM
    What OP is seeking is something akin to the old British .380 Long rook rifle and revolver cartridge: https://plimking.com/making-380-revolver-ammo-for-an-ancient-bulldog-pistol/
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    12-08-2018, 08:13 PM
    Your mileage may vary, but I have not had favorable results at ranges over 50-yards, with large meplat bullets more than 0.8 of the bullet diameter in subsonic loads, as are required in the .455 Webley, Auto Rim, .44 Special, etc. Perhaps in...
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    12-08-2018, 08:08 PM
    Your mileage may vary, but I have not had favorable results at ranges over 50-yards, with large meplat bullets more than 0.8 of the bullet diameter in subsonic loads, as are required in the .455 Webley, Auto Rim, .44 Special, etc. Perhaps in...
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    12-08-2018, 07:37 PM
    It does depend upon accurately measured bullet hardness, actual sizing die dimensions and brass wall thickness as well as the die state of cold working or anneal of the brass to be reloaded. Once-fired brass is MUCH more forgiving. As one who...
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    12-08-2018, 02:48 PM
    The expectation of getting 2" groups with a lever action of handgun caliber at 100 yards simply is NOT realistic. Two inches at 50 yards is. And that is about what factory loads will do when fired from the industrial test barrel and Universal...
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    12-08-2018, 11:53 AM
    A soft lead bullet of 10 BHN or less, forced into a FL sized case which is only flared, will reduce bullet diameter as the bullet is seated, so that it no longer fits the cylinder throats, but will be undersized. You can determine if this is...
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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