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    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    My Ruger original Vaquero .44-40 came with a .429" barrel and a cylinder having a .444 neck diameter and .426 cylinder throats. It shot jacketed factory OK, but not lead. My S&W 544 Texas Commemorative also has a .429 barrel, but the cylinder...
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    Yesterday, 01:19 PM
    I upgraded my .357/9mm Convertible Blackhawk by having John Taylor rechamber the 9mm cylinder to .40 S&W and the .357 cylinder to the 10x25mm Rimmed, which is made from Starline .44 Russian brass necked down to .40 cal. He has the tooling to do...
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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    .44 Magnum brass has quite a bit greater wall thickness at the mouth and would result in a cartridge too large in diameter to chamber unless you turned the mouths thinner to fit into the chamber neck.
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    02-14-2019, 09:00 PM
    Accurate 45-264D was designed to provide the absolute minimal 0.25" seating depth. The purposes for doing so are to maintain powder capacity and reduce pressure in the shorter Starline, Hornady and Fiocchi .455 Mk2 cases, which are 0.76" long. The...
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    02-14-2019, 02:36 PM
    I don't think those 1970s boxes are old enough to bring more than fresh, current ammo. I'm currently watching a listing on GunBroker with three boxes of old Super-X 170-grain boattail SP rounds of pre-WW2 manufacture. The boxes are falling apart...
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    02-14-2019, 02:07 PM
    This week I am casting bullets for my Colt New Service .455 Eley from the new Accurate mold 45-264H, to load in my newly received Starline .455 Mk2 cases. Starline .455 Mk2 brass is 0.76" long, vs. 0.86" for Dominion .455 Eley and .455 Colt...
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    02-13-2019, 11:17 AM
    As a general rule, GC design bullets can be used without the GC if the load would otherwise be suitable for a plain-based bullet AND the driving band diameter above the GC heel is large enough in diameter to fit the revolver cylinder throats. You...
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    02-12-2019, 11:38 PM
    Factory swaged lead bullets loaded in calibers such as the .38 Special for factory standard pressure and +P hollow-point loads are usually 8-10 BHN, as are .22 LR bullets.
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    02-12-2019, 02:31 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 45 Colt molds in Cast Boolits
    RCBS bases all of their cast bullet weights on linotype, so with any other alloy the bullets will be heavier in weight and smaller in diameter. I gave up on RCBS molds many years ago because in COWW they all ran undersized.
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    02-11-2019, 12:00 PM
    Accurate has heavier ones, but these are all for the Ruger Blackhawk revolver.
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    02-10-2019, 07:15 PM
    If you plan to roll crimp 0.001" smaller is OK. In cartridges which are taper crmiped only go 0.002"
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    02-09-2019, 07:22 PM
    The real Italian dry sausage “ salame crudo “ is made with boar meat or venison and fat, cut with a knife, not ground in a grinder. The preservative is a mix of saltpeter (potassium nitrate), cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic, sea salt and other...
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    02-08-2019, 03:38 PM
    Accurate 31-171D fits the Marlin throat In a Winchester 94 the front end engraves like Eley Tenex in your Winchester 52 Also available in a 155-grain plain base.
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    02-06-2019, 01:22 PM
    Accurate has several molds for 9mm MAK. Trim-to length is .710, max. .713", bullet diameter .366" Use Accurate 37-125T with 2.5 grains of Bullseye
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    02-06-2019, 11:56 AM
    In my tight-bore Fazakerly 5-groove it shoots well with 16 grs. of Aliant #2400, crimping the GC on in a .314" die and leaving thebullet unsized.
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    02-06-2019, 11:06 AM
    If your No.4 has a 2-groove barrel you will need a .316" bullet. See NOE website.
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    02-04-2019, 09:12 PM
    Swaged lead bullets produced for loading ammunition for the major ammunition companies vary, depending upon the application. All is antimonial-lead alloy of 8-10 BHN hardness when fully worked. Common .38 Special wadcutter and standard velocity...
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    02-02-2019, 03:06 PM
    Rationale for the .38 S&W was for people wanting a safe factory load to use in the antique rifles, NOT handloading. Also, for those of us who collect old revolvers in this caliber, having a companion rifle is a sensible choice. .38 S&W brass...
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    02-02-2019, 12:22 PM
    At the velocity are talking about, and GC bullet COWW will expand, but will also probably blow the nose off.
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    02-02-2019, 09:55 AM
    Loading 4 grains of Bullseye in the shaved Webley .45 ACP is OK with up to a 230-grain lead bullet, but is a bit "warm" for the 265-grainers. When Larry Gibson ran pressure tests for me, we both determined that 3.5 grains was much safer and...
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    02-01-2019, 06:21 PM
    Here is mine.
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    02-01-2019, 03:30 PM
    I coat iron molds with either plain mineral oil USP from the drug store, or Kroil. Pre-heat the molds on a hotplate before casting and the oil sublimes off so you get good bullets right away.
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    02-01-2019, 02:19 PM
    In richer ternary Pb-Sb-Sn alloys tin forms the intermetallic compound Sb-Sn, which provides better strength and grain refinement than either tin or antimony used alone. If the tin content exceeds the antimony content, so that all the tin is not...
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    01-31-2019, 03:29 PM
    Group 1 Standard Pressure .32-20 Loads for Rifle or Revolver Bullet, Little Dandy#, Pdr. Chg.____Colt Police Positive 5”______Savage Sporter 25” Remington .311” 100-grain JSP____930 fps, 16 Sd, 45 ES________1230 fps, 26 Sd, 79 ES LD#4, 4.9...
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    01-31-2019, 03:25 PM
    LPP primers are also more liable to puncture when the primer cup is driven back against the bolt face and the cup is forced back against the striker point, which may cause a pinhole leak at the indent which erodes the firing pin tip. If the load is...
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    01-30-2019, 05:26 PM
    I have a .45 ACP Hand Ejector Model of 1950 Military which is the same way. #454190 will work just fine in .45 ACP or Auto Rim brass when seated out a bit and crimped in the top lube groove, using 4.0-4.5 grains of Bullseye or 5.0-6.0 of Unique....
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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
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