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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    Cylinder throats on S&W M1917s and M1950 .45 ACPs are typically .455-.456, Colt M1917 and New Service. 45 likewise, but MkVI Webleys more often .449-.451!!! Webley cylinder throats run tight and benefit from honing by DougGuy to proper size...
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    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    A young man with good eyes, firing handloads can do about as well with a CZ52 or TT33 at 100 yards as an old fuddy duddy can with an M1 carbine and GI ammo, about 6 inches give or take. Even with Combloc surplus ammo the the Пистолет браконьера...
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    Before WW1 the folded (balloon) head cases did not have a relief cut ahead of the rim, as modern solid-head .45 Colt cases do, and the rim did not project far enough beyond the circumference of the case head to provide reliable extraction in rifles....
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    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Golly! Don't 'cha jist luv it whin a plan cums togetter!~
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    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    My best guess is that the bullets are undersized for both guns and that the alloy is too hard. If you cannot gouge the nose of the bullet with your fingernail, it is too hard. If you cannot deform the bullet lube in the grooves with thumb...
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    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    Have you cast your chamber and if so, how large is the unrifled portion of the origin of rifling before the lands start? How does this dimension compare with the diameter of the bullets you are shooting? What is the difference in diameters...
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    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    I lucked out that my S&W 544 cylinder has very nearly the same chamber dimensions as my circa 1993 Marlin 1894S .44-40. I had John Taylor rechamber my Ruger Vaquero cylinder and the reamer he used is close enough that once I had the neck honed on...
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    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    In a .410 pattern effectiveness is limited by the small payload, which limits the number of shot in the pattern. I would not use shot larger than 7-1/2 in the 2-1/2" shell or 6's in the 3" shell, with the possible exception of 00 buckshot for large...
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    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    The stuff I have was gunned as 5% Sn only difference is I have 11A15A "H" after it rather than "Body" Pretty sure I used some as a 1/2 part of the plain lead in 50/50 plain/COWW to give me about 1.25% Sn for revolver bullet casting. 1 part 5%...
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    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    I can validate the above from my own experience. Key is having a smooth barrel and a well-constructed bullet. I had a 7" twist 5.56mm test barrel blank which I rechambered to .22-250 and fitted to a Hart 1A benchrest action for test purposes. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    I am using Starline .45 Schofield brass shortened to 0.87" with the rims turned by Reed's Custom Ammo in Oklahoma City, OK. http://shop.reedsammo.com/455-Eley-455-Colt-Brass-455eleybrass.htm?categoryId=-1 I am using Accurate 46-262H bullet at...
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    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    Rear sight is the XS Ghost ring for short-action Remington 700. Front sight base for M14 front sight was scratch-built to correct height to zero and silver-soldered on. I asked that John make no effort to get short TOK round to feed from...
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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    I have cast chambers on both antique and modern .44-40 rifles by Marlin, Winchester, and El Tigre, as well as revolvers by Colt, S&W and Ruger. The rifles ALL had chamber neck diameters of .447-.448" which permit safe release clearance of a...
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    07-21-2017, 06:22 PM
    Hornady makes a .312" diameter 174-grain SPRN which works well in the .303 British and 7.62x54R.
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    07-21-2017, 04:55 PM
    My first thought was "Body" solder. I think I have a bunch of thin rods that are stamped 11A15A will have to check. I know I had that stuff tested so if it has the same numbers I'll know what it might well be.
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    07-21-2017, 04:50 PM
    Pewter has a bunch of different mixes, so I'm guessing the range of BHN is pretty wide. I too picked up a small platter for $1.50 no pewter hallmark I could find but soft enough I could nick with thumbnail, soldered on handles, and with a very...
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    07-21-2017, 04:45 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Eclipse in Our Town
    I'm getting a two-fer. Going down to Tenn. around Knoxville to see one of the kids. Will only have about an hour and a half drive south to be in them middle of the totality. Well that drive time is for "normal" traffic. I figure we better be up...
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    07-21-2017, 04:32 PM
    With very light cast bullets in the .30 calibers, from 100-130 grains, 4 grains of Bullseye is pretty hard to beat in any case from a .30 M1 carbine to a .30-'06 for a plinker and gallery load. It tolerates the free airspace well, does not require...
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    07-21-2017, 04:10 PM
    Not a huge fan of pay pal but as part of going "cash only" online I set up a checking account w/debit just for online purchases. That checking account just for online is what I linked pay pal account to. I move money to the bank account only when...
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    07-20-2017, 11:54 AM
    I went a different way with mine and had John Taylor turn it into a 7.62x25.
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    07-20-2017, 11:30 AM
    Ideal #311410 was/is a 130-grain plainbase, long ogival round nose, with one grease groove for the M1 Carbine.
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    07-18-2017, 06:23 PM
    I ladle cast so no opinion on bottom pour but I think you will like the 20# pot. I try to replace lead at about 1/3 down, I think the larger capacity holds a more consistent temperature. A single pre-warmed 1.5 lb. ingot can be added without a...
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    07-18-2017, 06:08 PM
    I have to agree price can put you in a different league but sometimes the price is really steep to move up a rather modest amount. Redding makes a sizing die for 45 colt at over $100, and RCBS makes one for $34, and that entire Lee set probably ran...
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    07-18-2017, 01:50 PM
    https://www.mil-specproducts.com/Products/TECTYL-900?gclid=CK_-mYmwk9UCFUm5wAodDHUESQ Corrosion Preventive Lubricating Oil - MIL-PRF-32033, VV-L-800C Container Size Unit Price Lead Time Quantity 54 Gallon Drum $1,215.49 1-2 Weeks 5 Gallon...
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    07-18-2017, 01:41 PM
    I'm still using Corrosion Preventive Lubricating Oil, MIL-PRF-32033, VV-L-800C from the 1960s.
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    07-18-2017, 12:11 PM
    I guess people only buy the .223/5.56 brass in batches once in awhile. I'm set for now myself but I'll bump for brass at near price of buying at a scrap yard + shipping. Around here we pay $1.85 per pound and that 1200 cases would be approx. 16.25...
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    07-17-2017, 02:05 PM
    I use similar loads, actually 7.2 grains in my .44 Magnum and .45 Colt Rugers and they shoot well with standard-weight cast bullets for the caliber.
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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