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    11-11-2018, 09:31 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Ranch Dog, Thanks for looking in. I am sizing my cast bullets to .252" for a .251" Groove L.W. derived Barrel on a Ruger "Single Eight" revolver conversion to CF from RF. My Case are running .278"-.276" and I had a Custom Chamber reamer cut to...
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    11-11-2018, 04:36 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Sadly, I did not know of his passing. Chev. William
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    11-11-2018, 04:05 PM
    I have use "Permatex" Gasket Cement to waterproof card top wads in 45 cal shot and blank shells back in the 1970s.
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    11-10-2018, 03:03 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Grumpa, I have successfully resized after Tumble lubing Hornady #2510 60 grain J-word .257" diameter down to .250" diameter so it is doable successfully (100 percent yield when lube before size). Since .250" is my Rifle Barrel's BORE diameter, I...
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    11-10-2018, 02:53 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    As cast diameter can be anything over .253" for use in correct .25ACP or 6,35 Browning dimensioned bore and groove diameter barrels. if you need to cast for a Taurus .25 Auto barrel , then .256" might be a better starting 'as cast' diameter. NOE...
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    11-10-2018, 12:00 PM
    As I have no way of testing for that possibility in my local (Southern California) area, I will leave that problem, and its converse (performance at Elevated Temperatures), to others for evaluation. Chev. William
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    11-10-2018, 01:20 AM
    Back to the original Question of the thread: It appears the 'consensus' is H110/W296 is not suitable for .25ACP size case volume. Now how slow a Propellant Is viable in said .25ACP case to get best velocity out of a 8 inch Barrel? Or a 10...
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    11-10-2018, 12:57 AM
    Finally got the Two Mandrels machined to fit my cases. Now to wait for time on the Lathe to try them out on trimming case rims and extractor clearance cuts. My friend is working on a Production this weekend so i will wait. Also this week, I...
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    11-09-2018, 12:00 PM
    In my 'uninformed' opinion; any .32 bullet hit in the torso area would be 'distracting' to an assailant in an Altercation involving weapons. Perhaps enough to 'spoil' the assailant's aim and perhaps 'dissuade' from further attack. As a probable...
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    11-08-2018, 01:59 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    I would think a Flat Face seating punch that is about the same diameter as the Primer would work to seat it in a .22LR case. Further, i think it might be 'prudent' to add a short piece of Thick walled tubing to the stack to support the anvil for...
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    11-07-2018, 03:13 AM
    In a "Survival " situation, "Any Kill" is better than "No Kill" even if the "Kill" takes time and tracking to follow up on. For Survival, gaining Food is the Important Point. Chev. William
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    11-02-2018, 01:33 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    The Recently purchased Ruger MKII Pistol looks like it will get converted to .25ACP sooner rather than later as John Taylor of Taylor machine gave me an estimate that is within my Budget range to machine and fit the barrel. John also offered to...
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    11-02-2018, 01:02 PM
    I just bought two sets of RCBS .25ACP reloading dies from a poster on this forum and they are now in the USPS System on the way to me. One set is 'plain alloy steel' and the other is 'carbide' so I will be comparing them when I receive Them. For...
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    11-02-2018, 12:52 PM
    A 6x18 inch lathe is definitely a 'small' lathe size but not 'tiny' as both the 'Unimat' (at 3x12") is small and Watchmaker lathes, at around 1-1/2x6", would be more likely 'tiny'. Note that if you can remove the tail-stock and mount a Full Steady...
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    11-01-2018, 10:05 PM
    I agree. I have read, and Marveled at, modelers who have made 3/4" and 1" to the foot scale Live steam Locomotives using an EMCO "Unimat" Lathe and A Bunch of Custom home built tooling, jigs and holding fixtures to accomplish it, and one did it in ...
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    11-01-2018, 09:59 PM
    CH4D does advertize tha tthey will make custom die sets upon special order; so You could ask for a Price Quote form them for appropriate forming die sets. I believe Lee Will also but prefer a Production run size order unless it is only a...
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    11-01-2018, 09:47 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Chuckling, The finer the granulation the more You can get into a case BEFORE Compressing to seat a bullet; BUT you may find the BP compresses into a Solid Block and therefore Burns from one end instead of throughout the full body of the Charge. ...
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    11-01-2018, 09:28 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Indian Joe, Have you made and Measured a Chamber Casting of the chamber(s) in which you are getting RP Brass split bodies? My 'feeling' is that the Chamber may be allowing the RP Brass too much 'expansion space' and it is stretching beyond its...
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    11-01-2018, 11:18 AM
    As to Myself Alone, I have not yet contacted CH4D, or any other Die Makers for a Full set of forming dies for any of my projects. I am Retired on what is increasingly limited Retirement Annuity payments form Social Security, Military Retirement,...
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    11-01-2018, 11:09 AM
    Robert, A few Questions: 1. What Model/type is your Stevens .44 Shot Rifle? 2. Is it one which is designed for "take down", or use of Interchangeable Barrels? If it is a "Take Down" type, the change is much easier. 3. What...
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    10-31-2018, 09:59 PM
    I am Interested in the .25ACP die sets (items 6 and 7). Will send PM. Chev. William
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    10-31-2018, 09:49 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    You CAN do it with Breech seating the bullet and using an appropriate Grade and size Powder Tool Load Rimfire Blank. PTL blanks are standardized in 12 steps from Grade 1 (weakest) to Grade 12 (strongest) I am aware they are available in at least...
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    10-31-2018, 04:04 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Laughing . . . Try .25MACP. That is .25 Magnum Auto. Colt Pistol. Case diameter .276"-.278"; Bullet diameter .251"; Case length 1.055"; Bullet weight 50 Grain JRN or 65 grain Lead (NOE TC255-65-RF mold). Load for about 25,000psi MAP Pmax. Use...
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ETC USN retired with 40 years 10 months 29 days total Service, Semi-Retired From Defense Electronics, later Production Electrician in the Movie Industry, Many and Varied Life Experiences, VA registered Agent Orange and Ionizing Radiation Service Connected disabled Veteran, Pilot with Instrument Rating, Widower. Past Professional Road Racing Sidecar Passenger (Monkey), Qualified SCUBA Diver, Parachutist, and Aviator Qualifications, Vietnam Veteran (1963-1965).
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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