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    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    What I do is to take the new blocks out of the box and brush the cavities and entire surface of the blocks with Palmolive dishwashing detergent, then put in a coffee can, enough tap water to cover, then boil for 20 minutes. With whatever is in our...
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    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    .444 Marlin or brass .410 2-1/2" hull loaded with Accurate 45-370Y heeled bullet and 60 grains of FFg black.
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    02-17-2018, 12:26 PM
    All good advice. Pre-1972 steel frame Detective Specials and Police Positives shouldn't be fired with +P either! Winchester makes a standard pressure 110-grain Silvertip which performs well in the 2" guns.
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    02-16-2018, 08:55 PM
    Brownell's sells Cosmolene. Alox was originally used as a rust preventive for topside machinery such as winches and deck guns on WW2 submarines exposed to extended periods of complete saltwater immersion. WW2 use the common practice was to...
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    02-15-2018, 04:16 PM
    Honing and uniforming cylinder throats so that they were all the same, and ordering a new mold from Accurate which fit the new throats cut group size approximately in half.
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    02-15-2018, 03:24 PM
    Doug's work on my Webley MkVI speaks volumes:
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    02-15-2018, 11:37 AM
    Redding makes a profile crimp for the .32 S&W Long. Easy way to get one for .32 ACP is to find a used one for .32 S&W Long and cut the die .25" which would be less expensive than having one custom-made, which I did.
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    02-14-2018, 08:22 PM
    I never owned the 077B mold, but had good results with bullets others sent me to test. In getting my own mold finally I really needed to reduce band diameter and control max. nose diameter to fit CIP chamber throats in my SIG P230, Walther PP and...
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    02-14-2018, 08:06 PM
    Range report on the .38 S&W Rook rifle. With muzzle diameter .70" and barrel length 20" rifle is 34-1/2" long and weighs 4-1/2 pounds. A .495" high XS front sight blade dovetailed into the .70" diameter muzzle is zeroed with Remington 146-grain...
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    02-14-2018, 05:25 PM
    Outstanding, Thx. There will soon be another, I looked at your 083B and ordered it at .311" diameter with nose tolerance negative, and with a crimp groove added 0.26" back from meplat, pulling the lube groove back by 0.015" to make room for crimp...
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    02-14-2018, 10:50 AM
    No, but the chamber is a bit longer than the case and the forcing cone is angled directly from the .335" case mouth diameter, without a ball seat, so the heeled bullet fits the throat and origin of rifling better and shoots much more accurately than...
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    02-13-2018, 09:36 PM
    I am shooting into water jugs, this is typical test array, shoot through chronograph and capture round at 25 feet. Some photos of typical low velocity tests of 1:30 alloy fired in a .38 S&W snubby.
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    02-13-2018, 09:24 PM
    Do you have a copy of Creighton's original article which appeared in Precision Shooting? And if so could you possibly can it and post a .pdf? I'm sure folks would like that.
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    02-13-2018, 05:40 PM
    Matt's Bullets has several wide FN .44s which might work for you and I've found him great on delivery: http://www.mattsbullets.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=70&products_id=216 250-grain wadcutter ...
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    02-13-2018, 05:29 PM
    Yes, my work has mostly been in black powder handguns, but I use the loads in rifles also. Crude swag which I have found agrees with experience is that you want BHN ~ velocity/100 so For very low velocity under 800 fps you want 1:40 or 1:30...
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    02-13-2018, 05:10 PM
    I had Erik at www.hollowpointmold.com do a cup point which I use at low velocity in the .45 Colt, .45 Schofield and .455 Webley. I cast my bullets using 1:30 tin-lead from Roto Metals, 9 BHN. Velocity is about 700 fps. Cavity is a full radius...
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    02-13-2018, 12:10 AM
    The Speer .45 shot capsules work fine in either the .45 Auto Rim or .455 Webley with 4 grains of Bullseye.
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    02-13-2018, 12:06 AM
    I load and cast for both. Use the cast loads mostly for practice ammo and recreational/ field use. Accurate has a great number of designs for the .32 ACP, several of them being mine. I've posted lots of info on the .32 ACP here, but if...
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    02-12-2018, 05:39 PM
    No source of new barrels, but the old one can probably be "stubbed" and a new tube made from a piece of .32-20 liner inserted and chambered. At worst a new barrel can be purpose built. I had John Taylor made one for an older Beretta for me.
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    02-12-2018, 01:22 PM
    Accurate 31-077B is a good choice. If you had Tom add a 0.03 bevel base and increase OAL to 0.45 it would bump the weight up a little.
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    02-11-2018, 09:12 PM
    FWIW I find that Accurate's 43-230G double-crimp-groove design works just dandy in both revolver and rifle, in either .44 Special, .44-40 or .44 Magnum and it's a great one size fits all .44 bullet. Seat out and crimp in the rear crimp groove in...
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    02-11-2018, 07:54 PM
    I've fire-formed 9.3x74R brass in the .44 Shotgun chamber and loaded them in the same way with a full 1/2 oz. of shot and they work well in the original 2" chamber, the fired cases emerging somewhat bottle-necked.
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    02-11-2018, 07:51 PM
    With bullet that heavy, how are you rethroating the barrel, so that bullet intrusion into the powder space is not robbing you of powder capacity and spiking pressure from the increased load density? How are you determining loads, you running QL?
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    02-11-2018, 05:35 PM
    This 2" version of the .410 pre-dates the formation of SAAMI by a generation. As near as I can tell it closely resembles a modern .410 chamber except for its 2" chamber length instead of 2-1/2" or 3". Bore diameter 2-1/2" ahead of the chamber is...
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    02-11-2018, 05:28 PM
    At subsonic velocity up to about 1450 fps you don't need the GC and you can save lots of money by not bothering with them. What cartridge case are you loading this in .444 or?
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    02-11-2018, 01:25 PM
    Depends on the gun, but .311-.312 works in most, Colts, CZs, Walthers, postwar Berettas. For Wartime Berettas I use .313-.314
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    02-11-2018, 01:05 PM
    We load the Accurate 31-077B in ours with 3 grains of Unique, 5.6 grains of Alliant #2400 or 3 grains of AutoComp at OAL 0.945", velocities shown are for Beretta M1935 with 3.4" barrel. Acc. 31-077B LD#0 3.0 AutoComp__957, 16 Sd Acc. 31-077B...
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    02-11-2018, 12:41 PM
    A heavy, flatnosed .32 ACP similar to the Buffalo Bore also is an extreme penetrator. http://mousegunaddict.blogspot.com/2012/06/buffalo-bore-32-acp-75-grain-hcfn.html Owner of Buffalo Bore Tim Sundles on 32 ACP +P Ammunition: "Item 30A/20...
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    02-11-2018, 12:34 PM
    Mine has a 2" chamber, for the original .410 Eley cartridge, which was based on the German 12mm gas case. I load for it using Starline 5 in 1 blank cases. First expand the cases with a .44-40 or .44 Mag. expander plug to make them more nearly...
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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