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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread .40/.44 Special in Special Projects
    Bumping this old thread, my buddy Mike and I got our Ruger Blackhawk convertibles back from John Taylor with dual cylinders for .40 S&W and for the 10x25R. DougGuy made the loading dies by shortening .38-40 seater and sizer dies and then honing...
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    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    Good data points, thanks for posting!
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    Yesterday, 01:56 PM
    How much of it have you got? How was it packaged? WHat was it pulled down from? Any clue? My best, safest guess, fertilizer to put on your tomatoes.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    If the powder is unknown you are taking a risk trying to load with it. Load data is for known powders. Figure or guess wrong on powder and use a load you "think" is right is one way to turn a firearm into a pipe bomb. Does make good plant...
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    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
    I bet they didn't see it in the SOLD section of flea bay. Lot of stuff is offered at high prices, it just doesn't get sold very often. I have been tempted a few times to put up nicer pewter objects at super high prices just to see if someone bites....
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    Yeah but you are weird (in a good way but still weird) I only paid enough attention to understand how to make "interesting" stuff. Like ammonia and iodine :-) Or everyone's favorite mole and ground hornet remover. 2 KNO3 + S + 3 C
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    Reading this thread with interest and curiosity. I no longer own a Trapdoor or any .45-70, but several .410s and also a .44-40 break-open single-barrel smoothbore shotgun. Might be a stupid question, but would 2-1/2" .410 loads enter a .45-70...
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    05-22-2018, 10:16 PM
    I've shot lots of that stuff for practice and most of it goes bang. What doesn't I pull the bullets and ream the primer pockets to re-use the brass. The older pre-WW2 stuff uses the smaller diameter .206" primer vs. the modern .210" primer. Ream...
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    05-22-2018, 04:50 PM
    Less money than a Harley, a bass boat, an RV or wife!
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    05-22-2018, 04:11 PM
    Yes, and its .32 S&W Long cousin also:
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    05-22-2018, 04:06 PM
    And my Ruger Blackhawk is more accurate than my WW2-era Inland M1 carbine too!
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    05-22-2018, 04:03 PM
    In my GM LRH barrel I am not shooting pure lead, but 1:40 tin-lead and the gun has a short, 22" carbine-length barrel, so I used 3Fg rather than 2Fg for a cleaner burn and higher velocity. I lubed my patches with SPG and at 60 grains got 1400 fps...
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    05-22-2018, 03:27 PM
    Carlini in the photo title is the Italian gunsmith in Turin who did the restoration. Here is the Cogswell & Harrison London barrel marking and a couple more pics:
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 03:15 PM
    It seems that there are certain questions that keep coming up. This being one of them. The answer was no, is no, and will be no. Even in french they say "Non!" Sometimes I wonder if there should be a sticky that is required reading to post. ...
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    05-22-2018, 02:55 PM
    You have two extra bonus items there. Antimony of course is good and at 7% it will be unlikely to reduce the percentage in any alloy you add the Babbitt to for the tin. Second goody is the copper. Makes a "tougher" bullet, one less likely to...
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    05-22-2018, 02:32 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Tin removal in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Nah we all know our scrap melts are not really smelting but it sounds way cool to call it that so..... :-) In answer to fiatdad having contaminated his soft Pb with harder alloy it sounds like a swap is in order. His hard for someone else's...
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    05-22-2018, 02:29 PM
    I use ordinary standard pressure .38 Special loads in rifles to reduce noise without having to resort to a suppressor so that I can shoot small game and varmints on my property without upsetting the neighbors. Ordinary .38 Special target wadcutter...
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    05-22-2018, 02:22 PM
    I shoot patched .495 round balls in a .50 cal. Green Mountain LRH barrel with 1:28" twist and they shoot very well with lighter charges from 40-60 grs. of 3Fg. I tried heavier charges up to 80 grs. of 2Fg and groups opened up. You want a tight...
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    05-21-2018, 06:12 PM
    Tumble lube works and if you want to push it (or enjoy the smell of burning Alox based lubes) then dip and place in plastic bullet tray from box of bullets to dry/drain. Then through Lee sizer. Nice thick band of lube in each groove. Or for...
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    05-21-2018, 01:32 PM
    Here is my chronograph data of typical .32 S&W Long loads fired in revolvers and in a cobbled up "rook rifle." .32 S&W Long Factory Vs. Handloads In Revolvers and H&R “Bunny Rifle” Remington cases, Federal 200 primers in all handloads: Ammo...
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    05-21-2018, 12:49 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Tin removal in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Interesting question. Never heard of folks wanting to take tin out of their casting alloy. Why would you wish to do so? Typically if the tin content is too high then one "cuts" the tin alloy with more plain or WW lead to reach a lower percentage...
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    05-19-2018, 10:03 PM
    https://www.bbb.org/south-east-florida/business-reviews/investment-advisory-services/banyan-hill-publishing-in-delray-beach-fl-92018996/reviews-and-complaints Customer Review Rating: Positive Reviews Neutral Reviews Negative Reviews Total...
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    05-19-2018, 08:11 PM
    In Rugers with their longer cylinder 13.5 grs. of current Alliant #2400 is a good full-charge load with #35429 cast 1:30 tin-lead and crimped in the normal crimp groove, using .357 brass and the Federal 200 primer. Great performer on deer in any...
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    05-19-2018, 07:20 PM
    OK. Hmmm... would be tight then if the mic is right by gage block.
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    05-19-2018, 02:57 PM
    The bullets I use in .38 S&W are all Accurate designs, most having a short base to crimp length so that seating depth in the case does not exceed factory 146-grain LRN ammo. For the Colt, Ruger and S&W 940 revolvers having smaller cylinder ball...
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    05-19-2018, 01:02 PM
    Because I have several older .38 S&W revolvers I'm not about to assemble any .38 S&W +P to use in the 940, for fear of a mixup. But I like the idea of being able to use .38 S&W ammo I already have loaded for the older revolvers in the 940 for...
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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