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  • beagle's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    Over the years I've burned a lot of WW231 in the .32 Long. Meters well for me./beagle
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    They were my basic source for shot, powder, wads and shotshell primers. Gone now so I reverted to Midsouth for my powder needs. Don't know what I'll do for a shot supplier now. Oh well, I'm getting old. Maybe my stash will last me./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    Wayne's right. You just have to get a customer rep that is knowledgeable enough about their stuff to know where to look for them. Last time I bought them they were $5 each but that's been a while. Lyman is a gold mine of parts but their cataloging...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    For those of you that use Ed's Red, it's a good penetrating oil as it. All I use around the bench./beagle
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Probably the original intent. I've loaded quite a bit for both the S & W M52 and the Colt Midrange Match. The Colt will take a button nose wadcutter but the Smith is more picky. Then another reason is that one of the early mass reloaders like...
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Bringing sharks or moray eels onto your boat is like sharing a campfire with sidewinders. To each his own.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-20-2018, 09:20 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Dang! in Cast Boolits
    For future reference on fixing stiff handles..... place handles without mould on the anvil on a vise. Tapping the bolt head with the other end on the anvil with a ball peen hammer will tighten fit. Reverse and hit bolt end where it extends through...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-20-2018, 02:52 PM
    I thought the color around the 231 was blue in the good old days?
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 10:06 PM
    If you're looking for top drawer loads, search the archives for some John Taffin articles on heavies in the .44 Mag....IF....you have a SBH or Redhawk. I have fired some of his listed loads in a 4" M29 with both a 280 and a 320 grain Keith with...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 09:55 PM
    Better yet than cutting up moon clips, look for some of the E-clips similar to the ones Lyman uses on HP mould pins. They come in all sizes and thicknesses. Check McMaster-Carr. Those moon clips get expensive to cut up./beagle
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 08:39 PM
    Dang you sound like Dennis Marshall! ;-)
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    07-18-2018, 07:36 PM
    The part of the extractor that folds down over the face of the bolt is the CLAW on a claw extractor, the bevel is the bottom edge of that claw that slips into the extractor groove of the cartridge, notice the shape, very very little at a time.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 07:27 PM
    I've done a couple from BLANKS and they needed extra work to be 100% To tight or not enough rounded off on lower corner, feeding issue, too loose and you are screwed, it can jump the extractor over the rim and you can run it like a push feed, not...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 07:14 PM
    Look directly at the face of the extractor, head on if you will, you will see the bevel on the edge of the extractor. That bevel is what slips into the extractor groove on the cartridge. After you get the extractor to fit down in to the groove in...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 05:48 PM
    This is the best I can do with cell phone. Bolt is in same position as your picture, no cartridge under claw as yours, note the extractor to bolt interface, that is what it should look like. I hope this helps you
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 05:31 PM
    Yes and then the bevel on the claw to cartridge head, the cartridge should slip under the extractor with enough force to hold the cartridge in place-CRF. make sure the collar wraps around the groove in the bolt as a slip fit also, especially if...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 03:13 PM
    Maybe this will help, maybe not:-) cell phone pictures not too good. SR extractor on bolt and with cartridge under extractor lip. You may have the wrong extractor or one that has never been fit, maybe even an extractor collar that is wrong?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 02:24 PM
    There's way to much clearance between bolt and bottom of extractor, there is not that much with a cartridge under the lip of one that's correct.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 02:19 PM
    Yes that looks to high and is causing the bind I would guess, once you fit that correctly then the claw/ bevel will need fit to case head. Where did you get the extractor, one of Midways NEW blanks?
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    07-18-2018, 02:10 PM
    Having been both a forensic firearms witness and a homicide investigator for a long time, most of what is posted above is pretty good info. In homicide cases--which are thoroughly and vigorously defended--a prosecutor better have a whole lot more...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 12:41 PM
    Sounds like a blank new extractor that has not been fit to case head yet?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 12:37 PM
    I use a 5 gal bucket with about 4 gal of water in it. I float 7-8 small wet Dollar Store sponges on top of the water, a bullet just tips the sponge and dumps. If you do slash water in a cavity it is gone instantly anyway so no worries.
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    07-17-2018, 02:23 PM
    I've been using it with powder coated gas checked bullets for 3 years now according to the 2015 date on the HBN bottle. I've also added to lube(no value I could determine) and used on a patch to condition the bore, helped with getting HBN back into...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 01:54 PM
    I tried it in 30-06 with 200 gr Lee bullet, nice mild load and reasonably accurate for conditions that day. 15.0 grs was most accurate of 14-16 tested, 5 round groups of 1.5"-100yd @ 10*F Jan 2004, 15.0=1556 fps from 22" Savage 110. WSF(15.0=1555...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 09:35 AM
    Very nice JB, enjoy it. I made one years ago so the wife and I could get away from the crowds at the range and love it.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 09:51 PM
    One of our old members once experimented removing moisture from black powder and BTW, he received some interesting results from the dry stuff. His method was to place powder in a .50 ammo cans with desiccant bags and recycle the bags in an oven. ...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 09:44 PM
    Eagan use to make tapered nose sizers that were very handy for this purpose. I attempted to make a .300" nose first sizer for the Lyman 450 out of a smaller sizer reamed out to .300. The holes were left naturally. The bullet went in fine. ...
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    07-10-2018, 12:59 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread S&W Model 14 soured in Cast Boolits
    What I said in Post #29.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-10-2018, 10:17 AM
    Kind of what I was figuring. I knew there was a metal thickness difference but I expected the priming compound to be about the same. Since I am not a hot rodder with my loads, I should get by fine. Thanks for the responses guys./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-10-2018, 01:07 AM
    Once upon a time, the loading manuals recommended small rifle primers for the .357 Magnum cartridge. This practice has fallen by the wayside over the years. I've always used small pistol primers in the .357 Mag and .38 Special with good results and...
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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