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    Today, 03:34 PM
    You are right as to Federal RIFLE brass. IT IS SOFT and no good at all for anything hotter than a .30-30 because the primer pockets usually loosen on the first firing in calibers such as .223, .30-'06, .308 and .270! Federal PISTOL AND REVOLVER...
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    Today, 02:13 PM
    I'll take them. Great find, don't care if handles are aluminum or steel, PM to follow.
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    Today, 12:40 PM
    S&B, S-B headstamp is Sellier & Bellot, from Czechoslovakia. Probably the worst brass you will come across. -*- headstamp is Starline, 100% Made in USA and the BEST of current manufacture!
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    Today, 10:21 AM
    ^^^^^^What Char-Gar said!!!! Nothing is said in the OP about the alloy hardness or load... It would sure be nice to have more info. In my experience most leading is caused by bullets being too hard, not too soft. Elmer Keith did all of his...
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    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    The imported brass, PARTICULARLY S-B has differently dimensioned primer pockets than US manufacture, and they tend to run tight. If a particular make or batch of brass has tight primer pockets, I would swage or ream them. I don't know about striker...
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    09-22-2017, 10:32 PM
    Olin AutoComp gives me safe and satisfactory results in my .32-20s, using the same volumetric measure setting as Bullseye: Factory Loads Fired to Develop Safe Performance Baseline in Rifle and Revolver: Ammunition Description___________Colt...
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    09-21-2017, 01:43 PM
    Years ago had a cotton canvas band on my military-issue Benrus. In hot-wet field environment these would disintegrate in a week. Nylon replacements are more durable but will absorb sweat and funk and stink unless washed. Good selection of...
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    09-21-2017, 10:55 AM
    Many people disregard the .38 S&W cartridge, but in its day it was considered effective for personal defense and was highly popular in small, compact pocket guns, being more effective than a .32... In swing-out cylinder, solid-frame guns like the...
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    09-19-2017, 11:48 AM
    It isn't so much that the "are a shadow of what they once were," quite to the contrary, they have increased their production capacity and are involved in military production. I'm sure if you wanted to order enough Winchester '92 .44-40 barrels...
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    09-18-2017, 03:46 PM
    I've had a 20kW Generac Guardian with solid state ATS panel and 500 gallon propane tank for five years. My model was replaced by the 22kW version currently sold. If doing it again I'd get a 1000 gallon tank. ...
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    09-18-2017, 10:49 AM
    Slow pony from USPS getting back into the mountains here. Still waiting on your MO and agreed parts swap. Expect it will probably arrive today, so your cylinder is boxed, addressed and ready to ship when it does. That shouldn't keep you from...
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    09-17-2017, 01:58 PM
    Magtech 2-1/2" all-brass, large pistol primer, 1-1/2 drams (40 grains) 2Fg, 1/2 oz. shot. Starline 5 in 1 Blank case, (.44 Game Getter) 1 dram (28 grains) 2Fg, 1/3 oz. shot.
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    09-17-2017, 12:20 PM
    If you pulled down one of those OWS rounds, examined the powder and weighed the charge, that might provide useful information. I know that Dangerous Dave liked to load Unique in most of his black powder caliber rounds, and if I were to guess off...
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    09-16-2017, 09:21 PM
    I loaded the Accurate 31-087T bullet cast of 1:40 tin-lead with 1 grain, weighed, of Bullseye for a neighbor's S&W New Departure Safety Hammerless in .32 S&W and that load shoots to the sights and is "minute of beer can" at 20 feet, plinking in the...
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    09-16-2017, 08:41 PM
    I have higher velocity loads with Alliant #2400 and Olin AutoComp which approach 1000 fps in my SIG P230 and Beretta 1935, but I don't use them in the LCP. The cast load in the LCP is for practice only and I carry it with the Remington 102-grain...
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    09-16-2017, 08:29 PM
    The heavier 93-grain bullets are meant for solid-frame, swing-out cylinder revolvers chambered for the .32 S&W Long. IJ top-breaks are not particularly strong. The original load was an 88-grain heeled lead RN bullet with 6 grains of 3Fg black...
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    09-16-2017, 03:20 PM
    Pitted barrels which have been chemically cleaned to remove all prior metal fouling and corrosion, and then well cleaned with Kroil and JB, when necessary using a lead lap with AA Clover to remove tight spots, will shoot cast bullets just fine if...
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    09-16-2017, 03:05 PM
    Yes, that bullet also VG. I tested an earlier version 36-125T which was based on the 37-125T for the 9x18MAK cut to smaller diameter. Tom at Accurate changed the designator for the .380 ACP bullet and THAT is now cataloged as the 35-122T, here is...
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    09-16-2017, 12:28 PM
    My LCP, SIG P230, and Beretta M1935 all shoot accurately and feed reliably with Accurate 35-120H, cast from wheelweights, sized .357" and loaded with 2.5 grains of Bullseye. Velocity about 800 fps from the LCP. When hollow pointed by Erik at...
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    09-15-2017, 05:00 PM
    Have no experience with N320. I fired charge establishment tests comparing large and small size Federal 100 vs. 150 primers in the .45 ACP loading the H&G #68 201-grain SWC bullet and Alliant Bullseye powder. It required a 0.3 grain increase in...
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    09-15-2017, 02:42 PM
    I would NOT buy Federal brass unless you can afford to shoot it once and then throw it away. In both .30-'06 and .308 Win. primer pockets in once-fired range brass were loose. Cases are soft! Starline .308 Win brass is good!!!!
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    09-13-2017, 06:07 PM
    The square pound Hercules cans date back to the 1970s, but double-base powders are quite stable and should be fine. Metal caddy of Unique is same era and should be OK. Paper caddies which say Hercules, rather than Alliant are later. The DuPont...
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    09-13-2017, 12:33 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread .32-20 recipes? in Cast Boolits
    My 1905 is an earlier one, hence the lighter loads, which I also use in the Colt. In your heat treated version you can increase up to about 8.5 grains of #2400 or 11 grs. 4227 for 1000 fps.
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    09-13-2017, 11:17 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread .32-20 recipes? in Cast Boolits
    You don't mention what rifle or revolver you are using this in, so sticking with standard pressure loads below 16,000 psi: Safe loads for Colt Police Positive or S&W 1905 Hand Ejector, which can also be used in Winchester 1873 or Colt Lightning...
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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