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  • Big Boomer's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 PM
    Thanks for all the responses and suggestions. Info for all on this revolver - no lead to deal with because this is a new, unfired by me as yet (may have been fired at factory), Ruger revolver. Dealer in Indiana ordered some in and couldn't sell...
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    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    Thanks for the practical suggestions. I only loaded one round according to the length specs of Lyman's Handbook and it never occurred to me to seat some boolits deeper, shoot them and see what happens. Thanks. Big Boomer
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    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Recently came by a Ruger .30 Carbine revolver. Here are the figures obtained by slugging the barrel and cylinder mouths using a Starrett micrometer to measure the slugs: Barrel mikes at .3092 with some unexpected tightness under the barrel/frame...
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Retired Minister with Churches of Christ/Christian Churches in Ky., Ohio and WV. Grew up in the country, love hunting, fishing, target shooting, casting boolits for .357, .45 ACP and .45 Colt.
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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