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    Today, 05:44 PM
    As I understand the radius stud package, S&W started machine a slight radius to the hammer and trigger studs to facilitate easier assembly. The other changes were to aid in keeping the cylinder "in time" while shooting heavy loads. I am almost sure...
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    04-07-2020, 09:24 PM
    They are just a damn good gun that shoots where you point it and doesn't take a gorilla to shoot it accurately. Remember, " It aint what you shoot, it's how you shoot it"
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    04-07-2020, 01:54 PM
    6901, get a copy of Standard Catalog of Smith&Wesson. It is really a 432 page book by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas. It in invaluable as far as referencing S&W guns and great company history as well.
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    04-07-2020, 01:50 PM
    Beginning with the 10-2 on the standard barrel and 10-3 on the heavy barrel guns the threads on the extractor rods were changed to left hand threads to keep from loosening and giving way harder opening. By 10-6 the trigger guard screw had been...
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    04-06-2020, 03:20 PM
    And....if you have to "sort things out" you will be glad that you had a fiber optic front sight put on that rifle. When you get a bit long of tooth, like some of us here, they make quite a difference.
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    04-05-2020, 10:17 PM
    They are as big as I can fit on a piece of copy paper for my printer. The white center section is a must for me because I can see the contrast of the front sight or cross hair. I never could see the S&W red ramp or target black front sight worth a...
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    04-05-2020, 10:12 PM
    I have had much success with Burris Fullfield II scopes. I had a 2x7 on my Rem 870 with a 20" Hastings barrel that went through a lot of rounds both factory and handloads, before I found what it liked. That gun was eating scopes like nobody's...
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    04-05-2020, 12:07 PM
    I can't recall the exact number of of rounds he said that gun had through it but the number was astonishing to me, and it still shot 1" groups at 100 yds. Kent was a pioneer for us handgun hunters along with Major George Nonte and Lee Jurras. We owe...
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    04-04-2020, 03:07 PM
    I remember that gun! I saw some groups he shot at 100yds with a Ransom rest and they were amazing. 1 big ole' ugly hole.
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    04-03-2020, 11:09 AM
    When it comes to the 32/20, I am reminded of one of my grandfather's sayings: "it don't beller like an ox or kick like a mule".
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    04-02-2020, 10:16 PM
    Howdy y'all! Although this is my first post on this forum, I've been browsing info from you all for years and have found it very helpful in all of my casting adventures :). So, I owe a hearty thank you to all of you! Recently I began reloading...
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    04-02-2020, 10:11 AM
    Got my Black yesterday. Good packaging and super fast shipping. Thanks for a great service to us.
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    04-01-2020, 05:49 PM
    Bazoo the first paragraph says it all and that's cool. I applaud your efforts and I am not trying to sell you on the idea even though I have had a lot of success with it. I subscribe to the theory that it will get better the more you shoot it as...
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    04-01-2020, 01:22 PM
    Why, is it because you want to keep the traditional look. There is not much $ involved in pc'ing. My oven pan came from a thrift store for .50 cents and a 15$ used toaster oven. 1 roll of non stick aluminum foil and an empty butter tub and you are...
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    04-01-2020, 11:59 AM
    reddog81are you thinking that .38 special caliber is .38 in diameter? They both shoot .357-.358 boolits.
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    04-01-2020, 11:46 AM
    Remember this: if your cylinder throats (aka chamber throats) are, for example .430 and you boolit is .432, you are sending a .430 boolit down the barrel. nawagner, if you are getting accuracy without any leading you probably have a .451 or .452...
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    03-29-2020, 08:16 AM
    Smoke, I just sent a PP for a lb of Jet Black. Here's praying this mess get over with and you can get back to opening up again. Buy with confidence, this is the best powder coating around.
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    03-29-2020, 07:53 AM
    Great choice James, you will love it. Mine is a no dash 6" with a Simmons 2x scope and it thinks it is a rifle! I load 13.6 grs of 2400 with an Accurate Molds 358160H that drops at 158grs for 1287fps average of 10 shots. A few yrs back I came across...
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    03-28-2020, 11:37 AM
    It's good to see you Glock shooters having so much success with cast boolits. For years I have heard that cast in a Glock was a headache in the making. I was a bit skeptical of all the rumors, as a boolit caster should be, until it was proven to be...
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    03-27-2020, 10:11 AM
    The last time I inquired about the long tube 3x Leupold, CDNN said they could order on for me. I beleive they come from Leupold's custom shop. Well worth it. If my son decides to shoot his Ruger #1 45/70 any more, I am going to "repo" my 3.5x10 from...
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    03-26-2020, 07:10 AM
    I use range lead that is from muzzle loading matches so it is pretty soft. I use 2% tin. Powder coating lets you get by with a softer boolit, in my experience, and also "slicks" up the boolit so is squirts up the feed ramps of auto loading pistols...
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    03-25-2020, 11:43 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Varget powder? in Cast Boolits
    Ditto for trying ReL 15. It is Varget's 1st cousin and my LGS usually has it in stock. If you find a load that works as well, send the joker who wants $50 a lb for Varget a message thanking him for letting you find an alternative powder.
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    03-25-2020, 11:35 AM
    Another vote for the 175 gr Lee. I haven't loaded it in a 40 but I have in my sons 10 mm Colt Delta Elite and it shoots them better than anything. The powder coat helps feeding in semi auto pistols IMHO.
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    03-23-2020, 12:30 PM
    If there has ever been a bad shooting FA or 40x, I have yet to see one. good shooting on your part brother.
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    03-22-2020, 12:00 PM
    That's pretty darned good considering that 22's are very sensitive to the wind. I have surrendered to glass on my rifles except for the 1895 Marlin where I put a Skinner peep sight on it
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    03-21-2020, 04:30 PM
    Do you know the dimensions by any chance. My chief concern is if the chamber is reamed for a .355 throat and I cast and size a .357 or .358 boolit it might not fit, of course I could buy the right size sizer die, but I'd like a heads up in advance.
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    03-21-2020, 02:38 PM
    I am starting to sniff out an inexpensive single shot rifle and I read on the web that the accounts of the accuracy of CVA Scout's is very good. By all accounts their triggers are in the 3lb range too. One source says they use Lothar Walther...
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    03-20-2020, 10:40 PM
    When I was a teenager, I remember going grocery shopping with my parents at a GES store and in the sporting goods dept they had an island of W-W Super Speed 12 ga shells (high brass, naturally) for $3.04 per box. That was pretty expensive for a kid...
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    03-20-2020, 10:23 PM
    Ok, here ya' go.These were the first rounds out of my then new CZ 512 22 mag with a pretty rough trigger. Maybe not dime sized but I like the way this rifle shoots. Not as good as my yard sale Marlin 25N but pretty close. I was particularly...
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
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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
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check