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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    barnabus, you are correct for concern and I agree with everything you have stated. Go to Buffalo Arms Co and they can provide any size you want with any size mouth flare. They are cheap and will screw into your current Lyman or RCBS die body...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    This is just my opinion; if you are regularly able to put all your shots into 1.25 MOA, especially at the longer distances, your bullet and alloy are doing well together. I am not sure a change into a harder alloy will get you anything. Certainly...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    So, how was the accuracy? As you know, that is a good measure. Also as pointed out, trying the harder alloy and comparing groups under fair conditions may tell the whole story. In my experience, the strength of 20-1 or its alloy hardness...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    Sounds like lots of fun times ahead. Ought to have that puppy dialed in just right by the time deer season arrives. Good luck. :-)
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    07-20-2018, 11:18 AM
    1) Condition ? 2) Condition ? 3) Pictures ?
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    07-19-2018, 05:02 PM
    I think you have a typo. you wrote powder and maybe meant to type primer? You can substitute one primer for another loading BP and not have to start over for pressure reasons like you would with smokeless powder. Often a change in primers from a...
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    07-19-2018, 02:45 PM
    CCI use to sell 9mm Largo. Send an email to them an see if they still have runs of it occasionally. Or have one of your LSG guys check with their distributors to see if you can special order it. Is it possible to run 38 super hand loads in that gun?
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    07-19-2018, 01:57 PM
    Kev18, sorry to hear about the gun shop owner going brain dead on you. I just looked at GB and they only list two winchesters in the configuration you are desiring. One is a 1887 in ten gauge, the other is the model 1901 in ten gauge. The 1887 is...
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    07-18-2018, 09:13 PM
    Okay. The hunting Reg's have a "What's New for (2018)" section and the changes to Round Ball caliber went larger as we have talked about on here BUT in true fashion, they failed to mention that they no longer list the requirement that bullets be...
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    07-18-2018, 05:51 PM
    Bullet 0.460" Brass-Case mouth 0.010" (x2) 0.020" Loaded round diameter = 0.480" Chamber neck 0.4825" = 0.0025 "clearance. However...... Bullet 0.460" Brass-Case mouth 0.011" (x2) 0.022" Loaded round diameter = 0.482"
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    07-17-2018, 08:55 AM
    That is interesting Doug. Thanks for pointing that out. It likely still is and for sure, used to be, that Colorado ML rules would limit bullet length to up to two calibers. It was written and I have read it many times. Your cut and paste is from...
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    07-16-2018, 04:39 PM
    Kev18, I will post my work up and components along with my methodology so a complete grasp of my approach to these loading can be discerned.
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    07-16-2018, 04:32 PM
    Well I think the op was specifically speaking to the 1887 model, NOT the Winchester model 1901. 1901 IS the model number in this case that Winchester used different steel in than what was used in the 1887 model. Easy to tell which model you have....
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    07-16-2018, 01:39 PM
    Kev, I know many do that. For myself I will stick to black on those guns made and ment for black. I wish you continued success in your endeavors with substituting smokeless.
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    07-15-2018, 04:24 PM
    Drm50 I think you hit it on the head. It's so easy to think that I'll just use a lite load of smokeless and it will be ok. I'm sure it is tempting to many, but if you want to shoot smokeless, than the best way to do it is to buy a firearm made...
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    07-15-2018, 11:12 AM
    Winchester 1887 in 10 & 12 gauge.
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    07-15-2018, 10:01 AM
    The 1887 models, both the 10 and 12 gauge were made for black powder. Winchester did not start using fluid steel until the 1901 model, that model is made for smokeless powders. I am working on data for both the 10 & 12 gauge. I have one of each...
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    07-14-2018, 10:08 AM
    Marshall, It sounds like you have a bit more than a casual background relating to this or maybe just chemistry. Back before dirt, I made my living putting out fire, not starting them. We taught basic fire chemistry and that is where my formal...
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    07-14-2018, 09:23 AM
    I received an 8lb can from an estate. Priced right, very old and unopened. I made a few 243 rounds with it. Then, it sat around here too long. Just this spring I opened it up again and I made the most accurate 45-70 gov load I have have ever had...
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    07-13-2018, 11:53 PM
    You likely have a safer place to shoot them and are not a nitwit like these two.... https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/09/lake-christine-fire-arson-suspects/ "Felony arrest warrants have been issued against a man and a woman who allegedly...
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    07-12-2018, 01:45 PM
    Ya just gotta love corporate shoe size IQ. It's no wonder America is turning into a third world country......anything above middle management is brain dead to their customers needs. Then when times get hard, who goes down the road but middle...
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    07-12-2018, 01:33 PM
    Geeez Marlin356, these guys really need to get their act together. Here's just an example. I sent them a email last week re a neck expander for my 8x58RD roller that I use Hungarian brass for and I ask them if they made one in 8mm. Got an answer day...
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    07-12-2018, 08:46 AM
    Lyman like so many other firearms related businesses that have been bought up by the big holding companies have gone the way of the big box stores. No more side bar type items. They've done away with the nitch items and concentrated only on the 80...
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    07-12-2018, 08:41 AM
    C&H does them for just under 12 bucks each. But you need to check with Dave as to what die body they work in.
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    07-12-2018, 05:54 AM
    MOA replied to a thread What did you cast today? in Cast Boolits
    I got so tired of being run out of outdoors due to it raining all the time and the humidity so I moved it indoors to the stove top, it's soooo nice casting in the A/C that I doubt if I will ever do it outside again.
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    07-11-2018, 09:27 AM
    I'm in. 2 cav, plain base. Bs53050@msn.com
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    07-11-2018, 04:13 AM
    MOA replied to a thread 32-20 taper crimp in Single Shot Guns
    Get a Lee factory crimp die. I needed one for a swede roller that I use Hungarian brass in that is 2 mm shorter than the factory brass when it was made and for hunting I want the boolit to stay put in its travels until the hammer is dropped on it....
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    07-11-2018, 12:11 AM
    Yes, Unique is a favorite powder of mine and I try to always have some. I agree, Unique's burn rate is something like BP in the pressure traces I have seen published. I am not sure but, it could be this starting load of H2400 may just be less...
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    07-10-2018, 09:18 AM
    Yup. Got taken by him on an 8" round. Soft mild steel. Won't respond to feedback.
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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
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