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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    As mentioned weight is the issue. A good stiff leather belt 1 3/4" + wide is best with a "pancake" style holster that holds the revolver tight so it doesn't flop/move around is what I've found to be best. My 4" Colt Anaconda is big and it is...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 788 Again in Factory Rifles
    A Lyman 311466 or the NOE version is the best bet for a "classic" target bullet. The NOE 30 XCB would be a better choice though. All three will give better accuracy most often than will any bore rider. If a heavier bullet is desired there are...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:57 AM
    Your Mauser barrel should have typical .005 - .006" deep grooves which were Mauser spec. Those are obviously deeper than the typical .003 - .004 grooves of most other rifles barrels, especially commercial rifle barrels. As recent tests recovering...
    10 replies | 236 view(s)
  • BNE's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 AM
    I agree with this post. That gun does not need super hard alloy. I've just begun working up some hp loads and it is amazing how a little Antimony will make a Bullet shatter in water. A tight fit in your barrel is better than hard alloy for...
    11 replies | 279 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Some OLD bullets in Vintage Ammo
    Guessing from other old boxes I have 1900-1920 approximately.
    2 replies | 114 view(s)
  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    It's a 45 Colts . I have 2 . A 16" seen from March 13' and a 20" from 82-86' . The slow twists are a bummer , the Lee 457-340F will stabilize . Important because mine don't play nice with super sonics . The SWCs get all undone and go wild past 80...
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  • gray wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    I have an extra for lead
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    As deep as you're in this little darling (oozing sarcasm) , maybe a new Green Mountain bbl installed by a master would have you money ahead ( casual suggestion) . I know a guy in Arkansas that does a little lever gun work . His personal 1886 Win...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    you can get away with plain old PVC if you cut slots in the side to act as windows. I also drilled cross holes on both ends of my tubes and use 1/16" cotter pins. I run the tube down to empty then run 5-6 more boolits then swap out the tube and...
    8 replies | 171 view(s)
  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    I'm sure glad I got a 1 in a million . A 40 shot with 3 bullets , 8 loads and sight adjustments at 75 yd . Next to a Rossi 92' The wood is a little proud. My buddy Jorge got a Rocky mountain mule deer limited edition engraved JM...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    right from NOE
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    good god a chance to go fishing. sounds like you might make it out before I do, unless I run some jigs through the flooding basement.
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  • gray wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    OK great .452X.448 so the part that goes into to case would be .448 and the little ridge at the top that allows the bullet to seat is .452 That should allow plenty of bullet grab, is the .452 enough to place the .451 bullet on top ? What do I...
    11 replies | 248 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread New law? in Our Town
    No such thing. They just want the uninformed to hand over their ID. Most will not question this and just hand it over. Walmart thinks that the rules they make up are laws!
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    I had some with mouth splits .
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  • gray wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    I have come across a Lyman M die for 45 A C P The Problem is the main body part of the die is .450, this makes my bullet fit for a J-word .451 bullet to loose. Can I get ( or have made ) an M-die that is .448 or .449 so the J-word bullets will...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    Yes, As far as I know there is no 57 mm Japanese round.
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    There is .0227 difference in the AR and Colts rim . The Schofield shares the rim thickness of the Colts but is slightly larger dia . The Colts neck dia is .480 vs the ACP at .473 SAMMI . So the Colts is larger dia going in plus our cast bullets...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    This is what I made and used when I used to do it. I can't lift or carry much anymore so I am using what I have collected over the years. Once I run out, I will have to start to buy. But as of right now I have about 2.5K lbs. I could get a...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    Make sure you lite the end of the wick and let it burn for just a little bit. It helps the next time you try to lite it if the end is already charred.
    60 replies | 3492 view(s)
  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    rockrat started a thread Some OLD bullets in Vintage Ammo
    The box of Remington bullets is unopened, so unsure if soft point or fmj. Kind of strange that they would be for Winchester, Marlin or Savage rifles, but nothing on Remington rifles even though they are Remington bullets. Any idea on how old...
    2 replies | 114 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    Mineral Oil USP from the pharmacy, colorless, odorless, tasteless, nontoxic, inexpensive. ATF also excellent as is any modern 5w-30 synthetic motor oil.
    24 replies | 610 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