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    Today, 01:03 AM
    I bought a 624 3" back in 1988. The Gun shop "lost" the box & Factory grips. $225. Out the door w/Pachmyers. It's always shot well for me. I use a reduced SKEETER Load of 6.5grs of UNIQUE with the KEITH bullet. I used to get 3" group's at...
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    I've had a WILLIAMS Fool Proof on my 39D for at least 40yrs. Regardless of my Eyeglass RX at the time I can still shoot better with that rifle than any conventionally iron sighted rifle. If you get a peep sight you will have to get a higher front...
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    04-23-2018, 05:15 PM
    When I have a problem mold, that's not a simple bullet release from cavity problem. I go back to the beginning and disassemble the mold and boil it in DAWN. Rinse in boiling water x 2. Scrub with Acetone & CLEAN, NEW toothbrush. Then brake Cleaner...
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    04-23-2018, 04:54 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Iím an idiot!! in Our Town
    Lucky. I put a BENELLI Montrefeltro back together once with the extractor facing in, instead of out. The bolt came back and the case didn't eject. But it still tried to feed another round. I WAS LUCKY. Just disassembled the gun turned the bolt...
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    04-21-2018, 11:31 PM
    They are great guns. If you decide you want a shorter barrel, please don't cut that one down. So many people have done that, they are almost impossible to find in the original 24" length. Sell it and buy a 20" barreled gun. MARLIN hasn't made a 24"...
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    04-21-2018, 02:46 AM
    I have the 1st RCBS Digital Scale. Twenty Fours yrs old. still works great. I have my Forty yr old OHAUS 10-10 behind it. I also have a OLD Redding #1 oil damping scale. Treat them all with care. An old HORNADY beam scale too. I got a LYMAN...
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    04-20-2018, 01:38 PM
    TGM is right on. I lived on the beach for 6yrs; from Separation from the NAVY until Marriage. BALLISTOL, BALLISTOL, BALLISTOL
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    04-19-2018, 01:12 PM
    Now I remember why my Dad wouldn't shot cast in the Garands. Okay for 1903&A3's, ok for M1917 and any sporting rifle. Too much inconsistency in the Garands. And back 50-60yrs ago there was no way to regulate gas pressure, as with the accessories...
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    04-19-2018, 12:56 PM
    Used it all my life. Always from an old Gentleman here in LA. Either in type form or 5lb blocks designed to be feed into a typecasting machine. (Still saving about 12+ 5lb blocks) Melted down all the pieces into 1lb ingots using OHAUS Ingot Molds....
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    04-19-2018, 12:43 AM
    I started out stacking 4"X6" pieces of 1/4" plywood under a inverted ingot mold. You slide the right number of pieces to get the level you need. I built a base with metal strips for the sides to hold the plywood pieces in place. Worked much better...
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    04-19-2018, 12:26 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Need a 45 LC mold in Leverguns
    The #454190 is an old favorite as it's the original profile. But they're hard to keep from sliding back into the case when you stuff 14 in a 24 1/2" rifle's magazine. Yes I said 14 rounds on a UBERTI 1873 rifle. I also can get 14 .44WCF Cartridges...
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    04-17-2018, 03:59 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Reloading the .32 ACP in Cast Boolits
    I load .32ACP, 32Short&Wimpy, .32S&W Long & .32H&R Mag on a RCBS Piggyback 2 mounted on the 'ol RockChucker. The only problem I ever encountered was using Moly-Coated 80gr RN's. The little bugger's would slip out of my fingers. Not a problem with...
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    04-17-2018, 03:19 PM
    A .45 Caliber 280gr SWC at 950fps or a .44 Caliber 265gr FP at 1000fps, makes a pretty good argument.
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    04-17-2018, 03:17 AM
    The Lee factory crimp die in .44WCF & .38WCF won't work on MINIMUM LENGTH BRASS. I ran into the very same problem with new starline brass. It's also to thick to chamber a .427 bullet in my 1st GEN COLT. Either shorten the lee die or clip a...
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    04-17-2018, 03:11 AM
    One of my Cowboy Shooting Buddies has been shooting a pair of C/H Blue .44Mags for 20yrs. In & out of the Holsters a couple thousand times a year for 20+yrs. They look better than My COLTS. I just did a total stripdown & heavy cleaning of them....
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    04-16-2018, 02:28 AM
    dikman, i have no experience with PID's, never having seen one up close. I've seen them in a video. Dude drilled a hole in the back of his LEE pot & stuck the probe through the hole to rest on the heating element underneath the pot. Guess I should...
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    04-16-2018, 01:43 AM
    Good choice. I just sent my 35yr old back for the 2nd time 3 months ago. This time they charged me $111.00 for a full rebuild. And $30 bucks to send it to them. The temp. keep bouncing up&down, froze the spout once. So I figured to get it in while...
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    04-15-2018, 03:23 PM
    Graf.com They list them by REDDING, but out of stock. $90. They are REALLY GOOD dies. I've had a set for 25yrs. I use BERTRAM brass. They're made correctly and are soft enough to expand with the low-pressure loads I use in my WINCHESTER 1886...
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    04-12-2018, 11:34 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Need a 45 LC mold in Leverguns
    I started out shooting the RCBS .45-225-CAV in my .45COLT UBERTI 1873 clone back in 1992 when they first came out. There were no "Cowboy" bullets back then. Sized .452, bore slugged .451dia. that bullet dropped .454dia. I used "Bear Creek" Moly...
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    04-12-2018, 02:10 PM
    An old LYMAN Spartan for sizing/decapping, then hand priming and onto the L-N-L for powder/bullets. .223,.308&.30-06 and all handgun except .32ACP & 32short & wimpy. Too darned hard to handle those tiny RN bullets & tiny cases on a Progressive. ...
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    04-12-2018, 01:18 PM
    Walks replied to a thread 1866 Uberti in Leverguns
    I've had one 25yrs+. Never had a chambering problem of any kind. Must have shot 20,000 rds myself. It's also my loaner at Cowboy Matches. Never heard a complaint from any other YELLOWBOY owners/users. Is it a new gun? Or used. It could be you just...
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    04-12-2018, 04:55 AM
    Got a (new) die set in the mail today, .44MAG. Bought it from a member here. He listed it as 44MAG/steel. Came in the factory plastic box with only the SWC seating stem. All the description there was. Boy ya gotta ask detailed questions. The die...
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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