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    11-25-2019, 03:07 PM
    Simply taper crimp the 358429 on the front drive band to whatever length you need for it to fit, I've been doing it for close to 50 years. A max load of 296/H110 and a well cast 358429 will give you approx 1300 fps and 2.5-3" 50 yrd groups out of a...
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    11-19-2019, 12:25 PM
    One thing you might look at, see if the cylinder has the gas ring installed. My 14-3 came from the factory with no gas ring in the cylinder and would bind up after 200-300 rds of cast wadcutters. It was a warantee issue on some guns in the 70's...
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    11-19-2019, 12:07 PM
    Yes, I think that' the only wad combo that works in tapered wall cases and stays in SAMMI specs. Your AA wad probably goes over the max safe pressure by a bit but it's nothing I personally would worry about.
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    11-18-2019, 11:58 AM
    For safe pressures you are pretty much limited to straight walled Federal 20 ga. hulls.
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Retired A&P mechanic
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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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
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