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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    The dreaded internal lock—a.k.a. Hillary Hole—began in 2002 with the 66-6, the Model 66-7 featured a two-piece barrel and more internal lock mechanisms. Smith & Wesson dropped the Model 66 from production in 2005. You might ask them if they...
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    Is gun blued or stainless? S6 doesn't ring any bells, they made a 66, 586, 486, the -7 is a change number, the A20 probably a rack number, is there a more full serial number, probably with a letter prefix, pictures would help. You might be able...
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    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    Both of the 1934s I have produce 0.012" copper indent on the "C" size copper in the gov't gage and smack the primers harder than most modern 9mms. Mine also feed anything, JHPs, WFNs, etc. To ddcrawford, if your Dad's bringback produces light...
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    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    What model S&W? Old or new? Under warranty or not? New gun, under warranty, send it back to S&W with EMPTY brass and box end flap. Older gun, shoot .38 Specials...
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    02-20-2018, 07:12 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread NEI question in Cast Boolits
    It was carnuba http://universalphotonics.com/Portals/0/MSDSs/waxcarnaubaMS.pdf http://www.eganstore.top/candle-wax-c-402_457_461_467/carnauba-wax-flakes-choose-size-p-14177.xhtml $8/lb. you can go into business!
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    02-20-2018, 03:59 PM
    Are there capture papers, original holster or other collectible WW2 militaria with it? Very simple, rugged, reliable guns. I have two. Probably the very best of the WW2 bring backs. When I was in Italy I was instructed by the Carabinieri...
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    02-19-2018, 04:55 PM
    I use Accurate 43-230G in mine, which is a .44-40, also use it in my .44 Magnums. Use front crimp groove for 1.60" OAL.
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    02-19-2018, 02:41 PM
    My five-inch Colt Police Positive Special was made in 1924 and has a 0.005 cylinder gap. The pooled average of seven different samples of factory .32-20 loads was 814 fps. This defines a sensible velocity limit for these old guns when assembling...
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    02-19-2018, 01:19 PM
    My "go-to" bullet in all of my .44s is the Accurate 43-230G, which is a double-crimp-groove design: Use the rear crimp groove to seat out long in .44 Special brass to increase powder capacity, or to exploit the longer cylinder length of Ruger...
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    02-19-2018, 12:47 PM
    Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook, 4th Edition (2010) p. 147 #311284 #2 alloy 3.025" OAL RL7 start 18.5 grs. 1437 fps RL7 max 29.0 grs. 2015 fps
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    02-18-2018, 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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    02-18-2018, 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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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