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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Some .32 ACP Euro brass has a different internal taper, which begins to thicken quickly at the location of the base of a 73-grain FMJ bullet. The purpose of this is to help prevent bullets from being pushed deeper into the case when they strike the...
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    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Crisco in Boolit Lube !
    Lard sandwiches with salt & pepper were a Depression staple and in England during WW2 rationing. Also on Saltine crackers or pilot biscuit if you didn't have bread. Still very popular in among the Alaska indigenous peoples and First Nations of...
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    RCBS 32-90CM is a rounded flat-nose Cowboy bullet which feeds fine in the .32 Auto. RCBS 32-98SWC is a semi-wadcutter, have not used that one in the .32 ACP My favorite bullets for the .32 ACP are these from Accurate: These bullets all...
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    08-20-2019, 09:53 PM
    Old NRA Handloader's Guide had a well done article by William Dresser on Minimum Loads In Handguns. He worked entirely in .38 Special using flush-seated 148-grain HBWC bullets and found that 1.5 grains of Bullsye was the minimum which would expel...
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    08-20-2019, 05:55 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Winchester 1873 44-40 in Leverguns
    If you plan to shoot it, I would repair the chips and cracks first. If possible I would use period-appropriate materials for the repairs, carefully fitting splices of closely matching OLD, close-grained wood and using a casein glue. The techniques...
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    08-20-2019, 05:28 PM
    Yes, they reload fine with a 209 primer. I reloaded several with powdered CN and sealed with Duco cement over the top. Primer alone was not enough to get good dispersal of the CN powder, so after initial trials I put a booster of 8 grains 4Fg Goex...
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    08-20-2019, 04:09 PM
    It's your money. Doug doesn't ream, but uses a Sunnen hone which produces a rounder hole, true to size and with a better surface finish. Bowen reams, and depending upon the heat treatment of the factory cylinder, you may or may not get truly...
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    08-20-2019, 02:51 PM
    I still have my Mk79 pen-flare kit with tethered "bandolier" holding six flares, Mk13 day/night distress signal, signal mirror, VS17 panel, Mil-K-818 and sheath knife. SV2 vest and PRC90 radio went away many years ago.
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    08-20-2019, 02:29 PM
    Even nicer with the Airweight S&W to go with it.
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    08-20-2019, 01:50 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    The ingenuity of Jack Tar is legendary. I expect that the story told in the classic Brit comedy Whisky Gallore (aka Tight Little Island in its US release) is also true. Rule Britannia! Splice the Main Brace!
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    08-20-2019, 01:24 PM
    You will know how hot your loads are when: 1) your gun loosens up, developing more than 0.002" of end shake, 2) it goes out of time and fails to carry up in DA, or 3) the forcing cone cracks at 6:00. If you enjoy the gun, want it to last...
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    08-20-2019, 01:15 PM
    Here's one you don't see very often:
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    08-20-2019, 12:45 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Crisco in Boolit Lube !
    I don't think new vs. old Crisco makes any difference, as you adjust the amount of beeswax blended in to get the final consistency that you want. You can use hog lard or bear grease the same way. I like a 50-50 mixture, equal parts by melted...
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    08-20-2019, 10:39 AM
    I have shot .45 ACP+P factory LE loads in my H&R .45 ACP/.455 Bunny Gun which John Taylor did. Supersonic rifle loads are louder, less pleasant and less accurate than the light, subsonic blooper loads. I did it only for academic curiosity. ...
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    08-19-2019, 03:16 PM
    Once a model goes out of production or undergoes a major engineering change, you can depend upon customer service repair parts being available for about ten years. After that all bets are off.
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    08-19-2019, 02:10 PM
    The lifetime free repair applies ONLY as long as it can be done using factory parts as available. The Model 19 went through various engineering changes over its years of production and factory parts for guns made before the mid-1980s may be...
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    08-19-2019, 10:37 AM
    ^^^What BigSlug Said!^^^
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    08-18-2019, 09:12 PM
    Skilled hand filing can do it, but from my observations of the product produced by trained monkeys at S&W you cannot depend upon it. Most important at Ruger was online statistical process control to maintain minimum required clearance with the...
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    08-18-2019, 07:50 PM
    On the S&W K-frames failure rate was about 50% in FLETC 5000-round endurance test done on 30 guns over the course of 30 days production, testing one gun at random selected from incoming receiving lots each day. Flat on Ruger Six barrels was not...
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    08-18-2019, 04:34 PM
    Accuracy of my cast bullet loads was better than militaryFMJ or commercial soft points. My most accurate cast bullet loads, used Accurate 31-100T cast 15 BHN and sized .311 with Lee Liquid Alox and 7.4 grains of Olin AutoComp, metered with the...
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    08-18-2019, 01:13 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 35/30 makes me smile in Leverguns
    My .35/.30-30 uses a .358" barrel with 1:16" twist of rifling, the same as in the .35 Remington. Chamber throating follows the form of the .35 Whelen, having a cylindrical ball seat of .360" for 0.2" ahead of the case mouth, with 6 degree angle...
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    08-18-2019, 09:55 AM
    In the Ruger revolvers and others having longer cylinders, which permit seating bullets out to reduce jump and provide maximum powder capacity, the Accurate 45-290H bullet is my bullet of choice for a heavy hunting load. Seven grains of Alliant...
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    08-17-2019, 05:37 PM
    When weather permits I'll shoot some groups with vintage 1930s WRA and Rem-UMC balloon-head factory rounds, as well as some black powder, cast bullet handloads, and pattern a few of my home-made shot loads assembled in Starline 5 in 1 Blank cases. ...
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    08-17-2019, 03:33 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Ball Caliber .30 M2 in Vintage Ammo
    Maj. William C. Davis, Jr. and Col. E.H. Harrison were both US reps to the NATO standardization committee, Bill coming from FA and Col. Harrison from APG. Both told me that a design requirement for the 7.62mm NATO cartridge prior to adoption in its...
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    08-17-2019, 01:15 PM
    Keith in Sixgun Cartridges and Loads and also in his later book Sixguns, describes his experience with the .45 Colt. Factory loads with the pointed conical bullet were great penetrators, but had less killing power than heavy, flatnosed bullets...
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    08-17-2019, 10:37 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Ball Caliber .30 M2 in Vintage Ammo
    Great info. Sea story I was told which you may be able to shed sme light upon, was that the 2450 specification was intended for Garand clipped-pack for use by the ARVN and ROC forces, to reduce recoil, and the 2650 specification was mostly for...
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    08-16-2019, 01:32 PM
    The Original Kit Gun:
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    08-16-2019, 01:23 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Ball Caliber .30 M2 in Vintage Ammo
    Larry, great info. Thanks for posting. Also can you clarify, I have seen some WW2-era Ball M2 packed in cartons marked "M2 Alternative". I always presumed this described ammunition using gilding-metal-clad steel (GMCS) jacket material,...
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    08-16-2019, 12:38 PM
    Fine. Plan is to shoot them in the Colt Frontier Six Shooter, S&W 544 and El Tigre.
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    08-16-2019, 10:37 AM
    Appreciate the offer, but too hot here to cast. If you could send me 50 that would be enough for my testing.
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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