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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    I examined today a 1918 date of manufacture Colt New Service in .45 ACP. Its bore slugs .443", groove is .451", cylinder throats are .456” Cylinder gap pass 0.007”, hold 0.008” A 1914 date of manufacture .455 Eley has bore .444", groove .454"...
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    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    Don't use LocTite! Is barrel chrome-moly or stainless? It matters. If Stainless barrel use Permatex Nickel Anti-Seize, US Part Number: 77134, It is NOT harmful to use this product on a carbon-steel or CM barrel. Protects metal parts from...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    Don't buy street food in Korea, Thailand or Vietnam then... 8-)
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    03-22-2019, 11:05 PM
    I load for old Colt New Service M1909 with Accurate 45-259EB cast 1:30 tin-lead from Roto Metals with 6.5 grains of Bullseye, shoots to fixed sights at 25-yards using RCBS Cowboy dies with bullets as-cast and unsized at. 455" lubed with Lee Liquid...
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    03-22-2019, 10:38 PM
    There is no need for "hard" bullets. For Eastern deer hunting in West Virginia I use plain-based, soft cast bullets of 1:30 tin-lead from Roto Metals at about 1300-1400 fps in the .30-30 Winchester, about a half charge for jacketed bullet of same...
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    03-20-2019, 11:08 PM
    I'm with Larry, Petrol & Powder on this one. I value accuracy more than velocity. IF I can fire 50 consecutive rounds with no degradation of grouping, then higher velocity is no detriment, but if accuracy cannot be maintained, all is mental...
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    03-20-2019, 11:03 PM
    My original model LCPs are not the first year production. As my flight instructor at NAS Whiting Field, Pensacola, FL told me years ago, "never fly the "A" model of anything!" Also, I was in another life an engineer at Ruger, Newport, NH and I...
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    03-20-2019, 10:44 PM
    To my way of thinking, the .303 British would be ideal for a No.3. Because the action is strong I would go ahead and use a normal .30 cal. barrel in 10" twist for the greatest flexibility in bullet choice. Use the SAAMI-dimensioned .303 British...
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    03-20-2019, 09:56 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 22lr bhn? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    When I worked in the industry .22 LR standard velocity and .38 wadcutter were 1-1/2% antimonial lead whereas .22 LR high velocity, .38 Special +P and 9mm, .40 and .45 ACP cores were 3% antimonial lead. 12-ga. 00 buckshot today is usually 6%...
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    03-19-2019, 05:16 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 38 Loads in Cast Boolits
    The current issue of The Fouling Shot has an excellent article in which .38 Special wadcutters were tested in a custom, heavy-barrel PPC gun fitted with optical sight out to 200 yards. It is an interesting read which blows away much of the popular...
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    03-18-2019, 08:34 PM
    I mis-typed, yes, sand wood from the butt end of the fore-end wood.
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    03-18-2019, 07:23 PM
    Of the powders you list, Power Pistol is the only one listed by Lyman. From Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook, 4th Edition (2010) p. 265 RCBS 10mm-200SWC 1.250" OAL TiteGroup Start 4.8 grains 1057 fps/24,700cup MAX 5.4 grains 1148 fps/28,300cup...
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    03-18-2019, 01:13 PM
    Fore-end hanger should not touch barrel. Common technique to "free float" barrel on No.1 is to drive a wedge between the hanger and barrel to bend it away slightly from the barrel and to pull the wedge out. Adjust bend until you can slide a...
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    03-18-2019, 11:07 AM
    One of the rarest US milsurps is also a levergun
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    03-18-2019, 10:47 AM
    That would support an e-Book!
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    03-17-2019, 08:24 PM
    Some .32 S&W Long Data which will help in working up loads for your Ruger: .32 S&W Long Factory Vs. Handloads In Revolvers and Rifle Remington cases, Federal 200 primers in all handloads: Ammo Type____________Colt DS 2________Colt PP...
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    03-17-2019, 07:18 PM
    Agree that the Mods could lock and archive this thread. There are other threads addressing loading of the various .32 cartridges for field and recreational use, and perhaps those could be merged. I would like to see a new sticky combining all of...
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    03-17-2019, 04:54 PM
    You are correct. Initial work was done in .32 S&W Long brass making essentially a +P load, but Mike Bussard at Federal Cartridge, and Jay Jarvis at Ruger both convinced Ted Rowe at H&R that it would be best to lengthen the case slightly to prevent...
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    03-17-2019, 02:43 PM
    If properly stored, USGI Ball M1, Ball M2 and APM2 ammunition of WW2 manufacture should still be 100% reliable. I am still using FA and LC ammunition made in the 1940s, which has produced normal pressure, velocity and accuracy, functioning reliably...
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    03-17-2019, 11:45 AM
    Around here even the WW2-era corrosive ammo brings $1 per round. More than that if packed in the 8-round M1 Garand enbloc clips and bandoliers. If clipped pack figure $1 per round plus $2 per clip. WW2 dates are more collectible and if in clean...
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    03-17-2019, 11:18 AM
    Good info from the posters above. I have owned both the S&W and Colt M1917s. The shallow rifling isn't usually an issue with correct bullets which "fit" IF the bore is in good condition. The biggest factor influencing accuracy of these guns is...
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    03-17-2019, 10:55 AM
    I checked checked my references and you are indeed correct and I appreciate the correction. It can be dangerous to rely upon memory once you get past age 70. Thank you! But for the purpose of answering the OP, his 18" twist is more than ample.
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    03-17-2019, 10:52 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 38 Loads in Cast Boolits
    Back in the day (1960s-70s) many eastern police departments had "full charge" wadcutters factory loaded for practice ammunition. The purpose for doing so was to approximate the recoil of the old 158-grain lean roundnosed ammo which was carried back...
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    03-16-2019, 06:13 PM
    My R-P .30-30 brass is 0.010"-0.011" which is normal in my experience for the caliber. I think somebody must have neck-turned some of yours and got a little "happy" with it. Did you use a tubing micrometer or ball mic to measure the necks or...
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    03-14-2019, 09:43 PM
    Velocity Test Data for 7.62x25 in TT33 Pistol Handloads in Starline cases with CCI500 primers Ammunition Description_________________Vel@15ft., Sd, ES n=10 ____________________________________TT33, 4.6” Romanian Type P Ball, Factory 22,...
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    03-14-2019, 08:51 PM
    The Ruger carbine has a SAAMI chamber. For a 9mm carbine to function with anything you want a NATO chamber cut to the NATO Standardization Agreement 4090. Alternately, if you want to simply rethroat then use a Clymer .35 cal. rifle...
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    03-14-2019, 06:01 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread S&w in Cast Boolits
    Casting a lead lap in the barrel gives you better control of the process. My experience has been that fire lapping tends to cause forcing cone erosion more than lapping the tops of the lands where you want to remove the constriction. When I...
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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