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  • Pepe Ray's Avatar
    Today, 06:48 PM
    I'll take a srt per--- $20 with free shipping. PP f&f or Postal MO or personal check with appropriate wait time. Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ---- P.M. to follow from - - - - Pepe Ray
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  • Virginia John's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 PM
    Since you are relatively new at this reloading thing, I would suggest that you read your Lee instructions for setting up your dies. Lee does a good job of telling you how to set them up and once you are sure that everything is as it should be, then...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    Well, it HAS to at least chamber, so you can't fit a .358" into a .357" throat unless the boolit is seated deep enough that it doesn't enter the throat, or the interference would stop it from chambering. So the advice of using what fits the gun is...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    Avoid the carbide ring FCD. The one you want is the collet style FCD. However when you get it stock from Lee, the crimp band is too wide and it sits too high on the case mouth and actually crimps the boolit in front of the case mouth. WTH? Who...
    23 replies | 366 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    First, welcome to the forum! You sure came to the right place! Size to fit the throats. *IF* the throats are consistent in dimension, and have a consistent drag on the gage pin. I use pins in half thou increments, since whole thousandths are...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-21-2019, 03:17 PM
    This is how I ream and hone the 480 Ruger cylinder for shooting cast. If the throats aren't already .480" I hone them to .480" ~ .4802" and I ream the 45 degree step at the end of the chamber into a more conventional 6 degree 30min chamfer like a...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-21-2019, 11:31 AM
    Most of these bores run .477" I size cylinder throats to a light drag fit on a .478" pin gage, many of the 480 cylinders I get in for reaming the sharp step out of them are already .478" and unusually consistent for Ruger. .4775" is a good size for...
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 07:58 PM
    Your NOE drops bullets at about 170 grain.Here is some cast bullet loads using Red Dot and 170 grain bullet
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 07:48 PM
    Chances are, I will pull them down and reload them..I'll save em for some long range shots towards evening. I would think it is Visa Versa; (point not less than 75 yards and not greater than 900 yards)
    5 replies | 234 view(s)
  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 04:20 PM
    Well, for the money I have in this gun, it is no sweat to destroy the receiver...The gunsmith did say it was a bit soft, but was fine for cast bullets..I just don't know and value mine or someone else's Face and hands to be worth more than $100....
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 04:08 PM
    I have some 30-06 Orange tipped tracers head stamped TW 53 Are these type 10 or M32 or what? are they worth collecting. I wouldn't mind shooting them if I knew they were safe or just collect them...From what I had heard, some of the rounds don't...
    5 replies | 234 view(s)
  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 07:24 AM
    I have a Nation Ordnance 1903A3- sportorized, paid $100 for it..I had it tested by a very qualified gun smith. The gun smith tested the hardness and head spacing, all seamed fine but recommended using the Receiver for a boat anchor. He also said...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 05:52 AM
    Otoh, none of the boys at school are gonna give her any LIP! Would you mess with a girl that shoots a 12ga as well as a full grown man? I didn't think so! :bigsmyl2:
    29 replies | 786 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 08:32 PM
    I have to use the old ones a lot to be able to lock them onto a die body and chuck it up in the lathe. They work pretty good for that purpose, I doubt the new ones would have the same utility.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 04:35 PM
    This was probably a walmart slug not a cast boolit but it sure deserves to be shared. A friend's granddaughter in Indiana, 10yrs old, uncle gave her the shotgun for Christmas 2-3 years ago and she harvested her first buck with it early this...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 11:41 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Walmart Handgun Ammo in Our Town
    I am doing my part with the boycott, not that they will ever notice but principles are principles. I have gotten 2 prescriptions filled, and the same visit I bought as much 300 AAC as I could afford. Really couldn't afford to get the scripts...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 10:21 AM
    The late 70s early 80s 44 cal had widely varying throats b/c of how Ruger chambered them they would only replace a reamer when it was worn absolutely to the end, and then they only replaced the worst one, and left two worn ones on the machine so now...
    35 replies | 1333 view(s)
  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    10-09-2019, 04:54 PM
    "In My Father's house, there are many mansions"... Having seen several no-foolin' UFO/USOs, I will not argue "their" existence. Having also seen at least one undeniable miracle, I will not argue "His" existence. These two convictions are not...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-09-2019, 08:08 AM
    That is not good shooting from 50 yards standing, that is GREAT SHOOTING! I will be willing to bet the two flyers came from throats just a tad different size than the others..
    35 replies | 1333 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 04:05 PM
    Oooh I see another Schofield coming Nueces!
    4 replies | 227 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