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  • PB234's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 12:42 PM
    I would call this fellow www.klnullholsters.com/default.htm and talk it through to get as close as possible to your desires. His products are excellent.
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 07:59 PM
    AA#9 might "help" but it does NOT stop bullet setback. And, that's with a proper 357 Sig case. Reform one from a .40 S&W, and end up with an even shorter neck, and you are barking for trouble.
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    04-02-2020, 01:44 PM
    I have both my cherished Erie (maybe 120 or 130 years old) and my new Stargazer in front of me. The Erie has a long history and the Karma of generations using this excellent pan. I probably bought it for $20 a few decades ago at a flea market. ...
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    04-02-2020, 04:30 AM
    Makes me wonder if I have a Jiffy Corn Bread Mix box in the pantry. Jiffy makes about the best cornbread for the amount of effort to make it. Hope I have a box!
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    03-30-2020, 04:56 PM
    Doug, I just received a Victoria pan made in Columbia from Amazon. I had not used it yet but it appears very nice, was inexpensive and made in Colombia. It is a 13 inch skillet / paella pan which should come in useful. They seem a glass top...
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    03-30-2020, 03:14 PM
    In my humble opinion, extruding lead wire for making cores was too time consuming. I spent a lot of time doing that UNTIL I discovered the art of casting lead cores. I can make cast cores faster than extruding and cutting them. The cast versions...
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    03-30-2020, 03:01 PM
    There is not many "cheap" options for getting into swaging bullets. While a used RockChucker (that's the option I use) might be cheap, the add on's are expensive. Custom ram, die sets, core molds, etc...... The swaging of bullets is NOT...
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    03-30-2020, 02:55 PM
    Give this a good read, it should explain a lot for you: From Ingot To Target: A Cast Bullet Guide for Handgunners
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    03-30-2020, 02:42 PM
    DukeInFlorida started a thread Be Patriotic! in Our Town
    When our country called us to duty at the outbreak of WW2 (and other wars!), we all rallied, and did our parts, to the degree that we could. In high school and college, back in the late 60's and early 70's, I worked for a small auto parts dealer...
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    03-30-2020, 02:31 PM
    Yeah. While we still have some work to do (moving the storage shed, etc), I am not going any where near others during this time. Gotta remember that we recently had three thibngs going on, almost at the same time, attracting large crowds:...
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    03-30-2020, 02:27 PM
    The "Go-To" powder for 357 Sig is Blue Dot. However, that powder will NOT stop bullet setback. And, if you over pressure it, it goes off with a BRIGHT flash Bang.
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 09:51 AM
    CAUTION One of the known issues with reloading the 357 Sig (my current carry chambering, in a Sig P229) is that of bullet set back. That is to say, that the grip length on a proper 357 Sig case is already so short that just installing and...
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    03-28-2020, 06:53 AM
    To say I am envious of that rook rifle is putting it mildly.
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    03-27-2020, 08:31 PM
    I think anyone who gets your old timers will be very lucky especially if the custom mold and some advice goes with it. It is no sin at all to fulfill a harmless hobby as desired. If I were the eventual owner of your modified equipment and the...
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    03-27-2020, 08:03 PM
    Those look like excellent equipment. Maybe 30 years ago a firm, Cop-R Chief, made a three layer pan. Copper on the outside, stainless on the inside and aluminum for the middle layer. They were very affordable on eBay until a year or two ago. I...
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    03-27-2020, 01:30 PM
    Doug, I use an old stainless lids since as I have bunch of them (old gifts?) and they work well. The reheat pizza idea excellent and makes me want pizza more for experiencing the reheating then eating it. My days of not counting calories long...
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    03-27-2020, 11:26 AM
    https://stargazercastiron.com It costs more than the other stuff but it sits on my stove used almost daily. It will provide excellent service for generations. Who thought some Americans would come together and make something better than wonderful...
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 08:05 AM
    The Corona virus has put an end, for now, to our lawn steel shooting gatherings. The gun club has cancelled all tournaments and matches. However, we had continued to shoot weekly, including last Sunday and again Tuesday. However, while all of...
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    03-27-2020, 07:54 AM
    Hahaha. More of Roy's "cheater bullets"... Sorry, running joke. My preference is for the 358-158 Lyman mold. Lawn steel shooting in Contender with 10" barrel, and S&W model 27 with 8.375 inch barrel, I win my share of nickels with that RFN 160...
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    03-27-2020, 07:47 AM
    I concur. Depends on how you are using it. I have two of these. One is an M9 that I bought new. Says US Government on the side. The other is a 92FS. For me, I found that the original factory grips work really well. Easy to carry in the waist....
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 07:21 AM
    No need for such extreme measures. I always ask folks if they want to try the easy on the wrist version first. Or, if they want the real deal. They know what's coming in all instances. My warning about not dropping the gun is always sternly...
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  • PB234's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 04:59 AM
    100% right and appreciate the information. My shooting Webley is a historical curosity for me to be left alone rather than altered to make it preform better. A Webley in a world offering modern pistols is an enjoyable range toy. I understand the...
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    03-26-2020, 08:07 PM
    Yes, I hope so and isn't there some firm in the area also trying to manufacture the Webley Automatic Revolver? That might get me to buy another thing I have no real use for.
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    03-26-2020, 08:03 PM
    Wasn't Joel in Wisconsin? Bought a Webley from him on an auction site a years ago. Later I found him bidding against me for an old clean Brno rimfire and I thought if he is the bidder below me I must be getting a good deal so I left him $5 or $10...
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    03-26-2020, 10:42 AM
    PB234 replied to a thread How to Solve This Problem in Our Town
    Find somewhere that has higher end office equipment that can take a pile of pages and quickly scan them. One at a time scanning might take forever.
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 12:24 PM
    I have a 6 3/8" S&W 500 Magnum, and it's my favorite revolver by far!! There are two ways to load for them..... 1) OoooooooHHHHH!!!! 2) ahhhhhhhhhh!! The Oooooo option uses a powder like Lil Gun, which respresents the factory loads you can...
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    03-25-2020, 09:14 AM
    Outpost75, thank you for another informative post well worth sitting back and reading slowly. There is also a group buy going on now for a hollow base (.455? SWC? NOE? memory fails me) bullet that looks workable for these old revolvers.
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    03-24-2020, 02:37 PM
    My daughter, who lives in Coventry, CT, just sent me a text message. The Governor from FL (where I am) just proclaimed that anyone coming from CT, NY, and NJ have to quarantine, upon arrival, for two weeks. So, she cannot come to visit. Worried...
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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