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  • David LaPell's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    Well, I think I am onto something. My old Winchester 1892 .32-20 was keyholing with bullets with .312" which is what the barrel slugs out at, and (115 grain Lyman bullets). So while I wait for .313" bullets to get here, I decided to try paper...
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    Today, 10:06 AM
    Well, I think I am onto something. My old Winchester 1892 .32-20 was keyholing with bullets with .312" which is what the barrel slugs out at, and (115 grain Lyman bullets). So while I wait for .313" bullets to get here, I decided to try paper...
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    09-19-2018, 05:19 PM
    Nope, slugged it again, those first couple inches are as tight as a drum. I've gotten some paper patched bullets that right now are running .315" (used rice paper which is incredibly hard to wet and lay and wrap around the bullet since it basically...
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    09-16-2018, 03:10 PM
    I slugged the bore a while back and I am getting .312" out of it. Right now I get what I would say are about 3-4 inch groups at 25 yards with .312" bullets that I loaded for my other .32-20, and you can just see them start to keyhole, at 50 yards...
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    09-15-2018, 01:43 PM
    I have been playing around with my .32-20 Winchester a bit more, and with the Model 1892, the rifling being shallow, .312" bullets aren't giving me the greatest accuracy. I have ordered some .313" from Montana Bullet Company, but I have a lot of...
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  • David LaPell's Avatar
    09-07-2018, 04:46 PM
    Finally got my 1892 Winchester made in 1894 to the range. With Remington and Winchester factory ammo it keyholes wildly. I pulled a Remington factory .32-20 round and the bullet measured .308, I didn't measure the Winchester bullets, but the way it...
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  • David LaPell's Avatar
    09-06-2018, 06:11 AM
    That's a very interesting revolver, sure is something you don't see very often.
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    09-05-2018, 05:40 PM
    I wish I still had my old M & P made in 1950 in .38 Special. It was one of the most fun revolvers and it was a great carry gun. I just wish bills hadn't forced me to sell it, it wasn't mint, but it was a lot of fun to shoot.
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    09-04-2018, 09:08 PM
    Well, I have been thinking of getting a new handgun, was debating about what to get, found a used Old Model Blackhawk, but something about that gun nagged me, was going to maybe get a new Colt clone in a larger caliber. Well, last Saturday I was at...
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    08-30-2018, 10:20 PM
    You sound like you have been having the same issues I was having with my Model 1892, which of course is a smaller version of the 1886 by design. I was having problems where the cartridge was getting hung up. Once I replaced the lifter, I have it now...
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    08-30-2018, 07:53 AM
    David LaPell replied to a thread Savage 99 30-30 in Leverguns
    One of the local gunshops has a Savage 1899A takedown in .30-30 in really nice shape. I have thought about buying it but am short of funds at the moment or I probably would jump on it.
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    08-29-2018, 03:27 PM
    I have run across a couple SAA clones in .44-40 lately, I haven't ever messed with that round before, I've had .45 Colt and .38-40, but never .44-40. Anyone else ever messed with that round in a six gun?
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    08-28-2018, 11:55 PM
    .32 rimfire is not as hard to shoot as you think it is. Here's an article I wrote earlier this year for a .32 Rolling Block. https://www.ammoland.com/2017/12/32-rimfire-obsolete-round/#axzz5PXGmgjZj These are made with the cases that Dixie Gun...
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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
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