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  • Ring3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    I’ll likely get one when available. Looks and sounds like a great machine. Will be nice to see some videos and read some reviews.
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  • Ring3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 AM
    I’m 53. Have been a “scrapper” since I can remember. Copper, aluminum, steel, mercury, etc..., and of course lead. Been a source of extra income in good and bad times through the years. Until recently I had only casted fishing sinkers and round...
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 AM
    Shooting 45ACP a lot, I don't have time nor the patients to tumble brass. Using Citric Acid and a bit of Dawn soap in hot water, rinse real good and then lay the Brass out to dry thoroughly works great and saves me time. I process about 500-1000...
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  • Virginia John's Avatar
    11-19-2019, 12:38 PM
    I have one, send me a PM and I will provide pictures.
    1 replies | 132 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-19-2019, 08:10 AM
    The most useful handgun cartridge is the one that SAVES MY GRITS WHEN NEEDED!! The rest are just taking up space!
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-19-2019, 07:33 AM
    I have magpul 30s and lancer 20s for 300 AAC mostly what I use are the Remington 220 subs and they all work. I don't use anything except store bought ammo in a rifle that stays at the ready for home defense.
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    11-18-2019, 10:11 PM
    I tried growing music garlic in raised beds a few years, garlic NEEDS very fertile soil, the more organic material you put in the soil, mulch, compost, manure, the more it likes it. The final year I thought would be the most successful, I had great...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-18-2019, 06:34 PM
    I too have one of the three digit prefix New Vaquero models. Ruger chambered these in 45 ACP, and they are safely rated to 45 ACP+P 23,000psi, which means the 45 Colt cylinder is also safe to this level due to the same thickness cylinder walls in...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-18-2019, 01:03 PM
    I'd give this a shot!! Pun intended :bigsmyl2: Let me add to this.. I have some black garlic, it is fermented garlic, it is DELICIOUS!! It is soft and not unlike licorice, it's almost candy like but garlic flavored. It makes AWESOME gravy,...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-15-2019, 11:53 PM
    I never clean the bore and then hunt. If I have to or need to clean the bore, I shoot it at least one fouling shot. Mine will hit a guitar pick first shot cold barrel at 200yds so I know better than mess with that.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 11:36 PM
    I guess I am corrected. I always thought the early specs were cup.
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    11-13-2019, 10:06 PM
    Larry I didn't take your post as disagreeing, I took it as you posting first hand knowledge gained by your own pressure testing. Good stuff too! I was kinda surprised at the differences in pressures in your testing compared to the (assumed)...
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  • Pepe Ray's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 07:45 PM
    I think this is still available, so I'LL TAKE - - 55. Lyman 313492 .314 85gr. BNWC 2-cav $50 P.M. follows. Pepe Ray
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 04:48 PM
    454? Do you mean 454423? Alliant lists 250gr Speer LSWC @ 1.6" CCI 300 primer over 9.5gr Unique at 941fps. They do not give pressure readings but these loads are considered safe in a smokeless powder Colt single action, Italian clones, and...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 04:21 PM
    3B don't break your press arm off trying to resize these! Your measurements are very typical with harder alloy. The longer the boolit profile, the more they grow as well. Same boolit in 45 caliber that is shorter and fatter might only grow .0008"...
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    11-13-2019, 04:14 PM
    You're welcome. Unique actually -IS- the go to powder for 45 Colt, just not heavy boolits and 30,000psi loads. 255gr LSWC over 8.0gr Unique is a mild starting load which is close to the original smokeless powder loads, 9.0gr warms it up a bit...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 11:05 AM
    They are the same powder, made in the same plant, labeled for Hornady H110, or Winchester W296. The only variations are normal lot-to-lot variations that occur with all powders. It's possible two different lots were used in the testing and...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 10:38 AM
    You could use both cans in this recipe if you wanted to, or simply get two bags of soup mix and make another batch to use the second can of beans.. This is good stuff, I am sure you wouldn't get any arguments out of those who partake in the first...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 10:20 AM
    That is a DANGEROUS LOAD. Do not use this load data in ANY Ruger revolver chambered in 45 Colt. Let's get a few things out in text so they can be understood. 1. You cannot make magnum level loads with heavy boolits and fast burning powder,...
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    11-12-2019, 07:39 PM
    I use this Alessi brand mix, and I build and add to it for this recipe as the added seasoning intensifies the flavors. So easy, and SO GOOD! 1 Alessi brand Zuppa Toscana White Bean Soup mix 1lb Italian sausage (your choice hot, sweet, mild)....
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-10-2019, 10:52 AM
    At the risk of asking a dumb question, with the availability of 44 Spl brass, why go to the trouble of cutting magnum brass? It's a lot of work and obviously skews published load data. And if you wanted to go into the 2nd tier pressures, which has...
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  • Virginia John's Avatar
    11-09-2019, 10:07 AM
    I will take #6. PM to follow.
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  • Virginia John's Avatar
    11-08-2019, 06:10 PM
    Is your 50# weighed or based on count?
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-08-2019, 12:37 PM
    You may need some freebore in the barrel. Then you can seat out as long as the magazine will allow, this greatly improves feeding, AND accuracy. Manufacturers couldn't be bothered to even put a SAAMI spec throat in the barrel, as long as factory...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-06-2019, 10:17 PM
    Gotta also remember, there is the same amount of fascia or deer snot between the muscles of a small deer as there is in a big deer, you just have a LOT less meat between and with a small one it isn't worth worrying over saving the neck, brisket,...
    43 replies | 1436 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-06-2019, 10:06 PM
    I guess I have gotten lazy. I used to hang 'em by the hind legs, skin and gut and leave the gutpile in the rib cage while I took all the meat off the outside then cut the hams in the middle and separate them. Now? I lay them on their side,...
    43 replies | 1436 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-05-2019, 02:45 PM
    Can't use a cast boolit for a slug they have too much springback to be accurate you need a dead soft lead ball. I favor the egg sinkers in the fishing section of wallyworld, they have a hole in the center that is useful. Yes J-words are...
    17 replies | 528 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    11-05-2019, 10:10 AM
    Hrfunk, I have a medium framed Vaquero, same action and internals as yours, if I cock the hammer back just far enough to see the transfer bar, it is pushed back off the frame, and as the hammer is cocked, it stays back away from the frame and never...
    22 replies | 893 view(s)
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Shooter, hunter, avid reloader, ex gunsmith, cancer survivor enjoying the pre-retirement years. Have a tight cylinder? I will ream cylinders so you can shoot cast all day without issues!
just above Raleigh North Carolina


Got a .22 .30 .32 .357 .38 .40 .41 .44 .45 .480 or .500 S&W cylinder that needs throat reaming? 9mm, 10mm/40S&W, 45 ACP pistol barrel that won't "plunk" your handloads? Shoot me a PM! Also on Facebook:


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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