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  • rockrat's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    Grafs has free hazmat with a $200 order. I just ordered some shooters world precision powder. Supposed to be close to Varget. Will see how it works in my 308, which loves Varget, just uses alot of it!!
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    They also made Model 19s with a 6-inch barrel for CHP, but less common than the 2-1/2" or 4". Some 3" Model 19s were made for Customs and Border Patrol, Office of Naval Intelligence and State Dept. Security for use by Marine Embassy Guards, reason...
    18 replies | 449 view(s)
  • lar45's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    If it was me, I would use an inertial bullet puller. You put the loaded cartridge in the top, tighten the nut and smack it on some concrete until the bullet and powder pops out of the case. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019614146?pid=157862 ...
    16 replies | 218 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    I figured out long ago that a pistol or revolver which weighed more than 24 ozs. loaded was too heavy for pocket carry. Since I have retired and grown more "portly" I have taken to wearing suspenders for comfort, and do not routinely wear a belt or...
    42 replies | 3289 view(s)
  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread 45 Colt - RF vs SWC in Cast Boolits
    I had both the 255 and 252 and both shot equally well in a 7.5" RBH . Both of those and a 454424 killed 135-165# hoof weight hogs at 10 ft to 50 yd with a 1050 fps MV decisively .
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    You use a spring to pull the bullet feeder tube down and it stops the dropped bullets.
    9 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    "THAT IS WHY I use Bullseye, TiteGroup, WST, or 452AA in the .38 Special, .44 Special, .44-40, .455 Mk2, .45 Colt and .45 AR." I certainly agree with Outpost75s choice of powders. I've been shooting M1917 S&W and Colts since the late '60s and...
    19 replies | 628 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    I'm one who disagrees with the philosophy of "always size to the cylinder throats". I did considerable testing using a Ransom Rest and testing at 50 yards along with shooting off other rests at 25 yards found if the bullets were larger than .002 -...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    Blammer used to but I think he got banned. He was the one I always got my checks from.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    jason280 Forgot to mention you might just TL those bullets in LLA as per the directions, let dry thoroughly and shoot. I do that to lots of commercial hard cast bullets with the hard wax lube and they shoot fine w/o leading. I used to clean the...
    21 replies | 377 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    Murf205 That would be worth getting the heater for sure. I do have one of my 450s mounted on a heater as I was experimenting with lots of different lubes, including some harder ones such as carnauba red, for HV cast bullet shooting when I lived...
    21 replies | 377 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    I'm with CuriousShooter on this one. Fire lapping causes wear of forcing cone and cylinder throats, but does little or nothing to mitigate a thread choke. A round-hole broach is the factory method to repair thread choke unless you pull the barrel,...
    22 replies | 393 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    It seems that about any clip point knife style made these days is tagged as a Bowie knife for some odd reason including my CRKT Bowie which I certainly wouldn't call a Bowie knife... though I really like the knife: ...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 PM
    Greetings That smooth sided might be for PP . If you can take that pesky paypal and available I will buy these. PM follows
    10 replies | 836 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    Fellows , I'm sorry for the blurred photos in the original post. I wish I'd never used PhotoBucket !!!!!!!!
    159 replies | 69872 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    Another thing about "how good" some bullets make the trans-sonic transition back down to subsonic is how close the make that transition to the target. The closer to the target the transition occurs the less noticeable the adverse affect will be. ...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:47 AM
    They are for the new APP press.
    8 replies | 244 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 AM
    I had a problem with it reacting. But it was my fault. I did not cook my bullets long enough. Once I started the 25min timer after the bullets wetted out it went away. It was bad enough to cause a few rounds to baarley get the bullet out of the...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 AM
    These guys (this guy?) will make whatever size you want: https://www.ballmoulds.com/ Also, a former poster here turbo1889 posted drawings for a 10 ga. slug mould he had made by Brooks I believe. One of the members here has or had the same...
    9 replies | 224 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 10:38 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Obturation in Cast Boolits
    16 BHN is unnecessarily hard for BP, 8-10 BHN is fine for holy black.
    25 replies | 830 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 10:37 PM
    Outstanding! There are a bunch of hams on this site. Recommend http://w4ava.org/training.htm as a free training resource with additional useful info beyond what you needed to pass the test.
    17 replies | 357 view(s)
  • lar45's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 07:45 PM
    I believe that the cylinder goes backwards, not forwards. In order to prevent wear and tear on your revolver, be sure to keep a little oil on the base pin and also on the front and back of the cylinder to act as a cushion during recoil. These are...
    8 replies | 321 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 07:44 PM
    If Trump loses you will see a major shortage worse than we have ever seen. The Dems are already telling what they are going to do. And if they don't they are going after everything else in the State level. It is going on right now if you have not...
    9 replies | 1321 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 07:41 PM
    I am getting Tactical Rifle for $16ish/ lb. And Auto Pistol for $20/lb. So it is a bit of savings. If I bought the AP in 8lb jugs then it would be the same as the Tactical powder.
    4 replies | 174 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 07:35 PM
    Other than the above some bullets will make the trans-sonic transition w/o losing a lot of accuracy, becoming dynamically stable or losing stability entirely. Generally a flat based, round nosed bullet with high sectional density makes the...
    11 replies | 250 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 07:27 PM
    I've been shooting 41 magnums for many years and have used a .410 H&I sizer in my 450s. That has always given excellent accuracy because, as already mentioned W&W and Ruger are quite uniform in throat and groove diameter dimensions. Also for a lube...
    21 replies | 377 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 03:29 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Marlin 1894 to???? in Leverguns
    I have an early 70's 1894 in 44 mag with a gouge in the chamber from the factory. Looks like a chip got between the reamer and the barrel. It works OK with moderate loads, but not with full power ones. I'm thinking it needs to get rebarreled to...
    14 replies | 348 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