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    03-24-2017, 12:59 PM
    Your method of loading currently is fine but can be simplified should you so wish. You can dump the felt wad and add a couple of grains of powder. If you aren't deforming bullets or brass, you don't have too much compression. And yes, you can use 2F...
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    03-24-2017, 11:53 AM
    the 45 ACP has no parent case. It was designed by JMB. That it may be similar to the .380 does not make the .380 the parent case
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    03-24-2017, 10:55 AM
    Original JM Browning design.
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    03-24-2017, 10:51 AM
    Because the pistols weren't originally. "45 Cal" was simply a redesignation of 44 Cal when cartridge bullets were introduced in pistols. "44 Cal" cap and ball revolvers had .452" grooves (+/- .002") but .446 - .448" bores. So, they weren't the same...
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    03-20-2017, 04:36 PM
    50 yards: round ball. Simple, effective. ~ 570 grs 73 cal ball is going to make a bloody awful mess of anything it even partially connects with. I have had great success with 20ga brass shells, black powder, and .626" round ball. No need for...
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    03-20-2017, 04:19 PM
    Need pics please. This sounds promising.
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    03-17-2017, 05:34 PM
    With respect, the question is potentially irrelevant. If loading for something less strong than the Ruger #1 or 1886 Win, the potential accuracy of loads intended for those firearms is irrelevant; they cannot be used. If loading for the "strong"...
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    03-17-2017, 01:54 PM
    RPRNY replied to a thread Reboring by JES in Factory Rifles
    First, go with Jesse's recommendation. Second, enjoy the results. He did my 35 Krag barrel and it is fantastic.
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    03-16-2017, 04:28 PM
    My daughter shot competitively with the Rascal against kids using $3,000 Anschutz rifles and held her own. I replaced the front blade sight with a globe. The aperture sight is cheap and fiddle but once it's dialed in, it's very effective....
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    03-15-2017, 02:17 PM
    Yes. .626" ball over 93grs Old Eynsford FFg. 1350 fps from a 24" RIFLED barrel. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?306128-The-626-Pigpocalypse
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    03-10-2017, 06:49 PM
    RPRNY replied to a thread 338 cal lever in Leverguns
    35/30-30 Send it to Jess Occumpaugh (JES Re-bore).
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    03-10-2017, 11:48 AM
    There are 237 Republicans, 193 Democrats and 5 vacancies in the House. The Bill would pass in the House, though it's unlikely to be brought up for a vote given other priorities. But it won't get a vote in the Senate anyway. A cloture vote in the...
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    03-10-2017, 11:32 AM
    I have worked with Zinke a lot. He's a good guy and his heart is in the right place but be prepared for some gaffes. Sometimes in his exuberance, his choice of words can get him into a pickle. He's a great guy and really a throwback to an earlier...
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    03-09-2017, 08:46 PM
    Whelen. Go big or go home. I do not shoot the Whelen but among my favorite rifles is my 35 Krag, in a 24" Handi Rifle. Loaded to potential, it's between the 358 Win and the 35 Whelen and I have a 280 grs soup can type bullet - no idea what mold,...
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    03-09-2017, 06:23 PM
    That's fantastic. Well done.
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    03-09-2017, 05:16 PM
    I can't offer a Herco load but your last point above, should be your starting point. Is the ball a tight fit, if so that will limit where you want to go with load development. Also, do you have a published recipe with these components? That...
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    03-09-2017, 01:59 PM
    RPRNY replied to a thread Taylor Model 92 357? in Leverguns
    Too much, in my opinion. You can have the 16" Rossi carbine R92 and have the whole rifle worked over at Steve's Gunz, add the Skinner sights, and still have plenty of money left over. Do the work yourself and you can have a matched pair in 45LC and...
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    03-09-2017, 11:36 AM
    I liked the article. I thought it was great that he started by saying that there is absolutely no sense in developing a wildcat today - and then immediately dismissed that balderdash :-) Great article. Well written and plenty of technical data.
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    03-08-2017, 06:18 PM
    I use both extensively in both my 1898 Manufactured Krag 96 and Ruger No 3. Before I moved my Miroku made 30-40 1895 along, it did reasonably well with the 311299 and wouldn't feed the 311284. They are both good bullets but the chamber on the...
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