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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    03-21-2019, 02:11 PM
    March 2019 Update: The Converted and Re-barreled Ruger .25ACP Standard Auto MKII Pistol now has about 200ea .25ACP factory Cartridges through it in 'Single Shot Auto Eject' mode and is throwing the empties into some 'nether region' that I have been...
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    03-21-2019, 01:38 PM
    Caught two 1890 type 3 'Front Bolt Housings' on Ebay and bought them via PayPal Credit for Future Projects. Waiting Now for them to be delivered via mails. Chev. William
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    03-21-2019, 01:34 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    The Lot of 500ea .25ACP once fired cases came, was cleaned in a Vibratory Tumbler Overnight to remove most dirt and 'Range Tarnish' an di snow stored in a "Fat50" Ammo can to await Decapping, sorting by Head Stamp, and Counting. Weather Here has...
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    03-21-2019, 01:22 PM
    Yesterday Morning I separated the tumbled Brass from my Crushed Walnut shell media, and was pleased at its appearance. Nice Clean shiny Brass-Gold color. I moved the Cleaned Brass to a Clean 'Fat50' ammo Can to be Decapped, sorted by Head Stamp,...
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    03-20-2019, 02:12 AM
    The Lot of Once fired .25ACP arrived today. Typical 'Range Tarnish' so I dumped them into a vibratory Tumbler with Crushed Walnut shell Medium for an overnight 'polish' job. I will sift them out tomorrow. 40% chance of rain tonight so may be...
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    03-18-2019, 08:28 PM
    Chuckling, My Personal Aversion to a Cartridge is for the 3 inch 50 Caliber Cartridge and Gun that was used to damage my Hearing way back in 1961-1962 on my First Ship of my Active Duty Navy Career. Chev. William
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    03-18-2019, 08:26 PM
    Chuckling, My Personal Aversion to a Cartridge is for the # inch 50 Caliber Cartridge and Gun that was used to damage my Hearing way back in 1961-1962 on my First Ship of my Active Duty Navy Career. Chev. William
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    03-17-2019, 10:33 PM
    If you include information on .32 Rimfire and the Later activity to make replacements for the RF cartridges, either as Adapter Cases OR conversions to Center Fire; such as .32 Extra Short RF, .32 Short RF, .32 Long RF, .32 Extra Long RF, and teh .32...
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    03-17-2019, 11:34 AM
    Is that the .32 S&W Family or the .32 Colt Family diameter Cartridge? Chev. William
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    03-17-2019, 11:31 AM
    Not Yet. My Gunsmith is slowly working through his Backlog of customer projects and has not yet gottne down to the Winchester 1890 project. He is saying maybe I wil get the remaining two Modified 8-shot cylinders for my 'Single eight revolver...
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    03-15-2019, 03:21 PM
    My .25ACP converted Ruger Standard Auto MKII Pistol throws its empties into some 'neither Region' that I have been unable to locate at my local Commercial Outdoor Range; whcih means my brass is being lost 100% so far. Today I ordered a Lot of...
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    03-15-2019, 03:13 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Today I ordered a Lot of 500 .25ACP once fired Cases from Diamond K for $70.00 which is about $14/100 similar to the Lowest priced new .25ACP brass I have seen advertised. I am looking forward to see hat hthis lot is like. Chev. William
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    03-15-2019, 02:52 PM
    Today I ordered a lot of 500 ea. .25ACP once fired cases from "Diamond K", an LLC vendor. At $14.00/100 they are about the Same as the Least Expensive New .25ACP cases available. I am looking forward to see how these turn out. Spring is...
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    03-14-2019, 08:51 PM
    The Second Marlin .22LR Barrel was delivered late March 13th evening, two days late according to USPS estimate of delivery. It Did arrive in "Los Angeles" on the 11th. frm there to Santa Clarita, to Burbank, To Sun Valley, then to my home took an...
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    03-12-2019, 03:42 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread Lost money order in Our Town
    I had one Heavy Package addressed to "8376 De Garmo" delivered by UPS to "8306 De Garmo" and promptly 'disappeared' form the World according to UPS. After Two months of trying to get UPS or My Vendor to accept it was Missing/Misdelivered/ stolen...
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    03-12-2019, 03:26 PM
    Well, the Current one I am watching was reported Scheduled for Delivery on March 11th but as the Tracking history shows it ARRIVED in Los Angeles, CA on the 11th, NOT at my local Post Office! "March 11, 2019, 12:04 pm Arrived at USPS Regional...
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    03-11-2019, 09:30 PM
    Ebay has a "rule" that is sometimes Breached by sellers; and buyers take advantage of the 'Breech'! Ebay also has a 'Rule " that denies selling any Magazine with a capacity over ten rounds, which is also mostly Ignored by Sellers and Ebay. ...
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    03-11-2019, 03:11 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 Stevens in Rimfire Area
    Late in this thread, but I relocated the table of PTL Blank Coding and Ratings. So hereit is as copied: "I repeat the Color code below copied from another post: "In brass casing: Color-coding (Velocity) (1)- Grey 315 ft/s (96 m/s)1.31 grains...
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    03-11-2019, 02:48 PM
    March is rolling in Here with Rain and Cold Winds; so I was looking on Ebay and found two Marlin .22RF Microgroove barrels for sale cheap. Impulse Buys got them both! One has arrived already! It appears to have conventional rifling instead of...
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    03-11-2019, 02:28 PM
    You 'gave up' on .25ACP reloading???? I can not imagine that if you are shooting an Automatic. Factory Ammo is 'too expensive in my Retirement to quit reloading the .25ACP, and of course my wildcat extensions of it. Chev. William
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    03-09-2019, 03:45 PM
    January, February, and the beginning of March have been Wet, Cold, and Windy here and I have only gone to my Local Commercial Outdoor Range twice so far. Both trips were shivering cold with gusting wids and intermittent rain. I did shoot my...
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    03-08-2019, 01:22 AM
    A custom Idea made to fit a Ruger Std Auto Grip Frame is an intriguing idea. I guess the Starting point is to purchase a Used Ruger Grip frame and measure the Frame to receiver attachments and their relationship to each other. From my own...
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    03-07-2019, 05:16 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Still Wet, Windy, and Cold here. The Trees are now grey and bare of their Leaves or dead needles with some pine boughs blown off also. The Olive tree in my back yard has had all the last years' fruit blown off and it litters the ground around the...
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    03-07-2019, 02:35 PM
    I am still waiting for my gunsmith to finish my two remaining new 8-shot, .22MAG 1144 aftermarket cylinders reamed out .25ACP and .25ALR with Cylindrical .2795" Diameter chambers respectively. This winter here continues Wet, Cold and Windy...
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    03-07-2019, 02:03 PM
    The weather Here has continued wet and cold and windy interspersed with partial sunshine and slightly warmer days. February turned out wetter than average here, like January had before it. Perhaps we will have another "Nondrought" year? The...
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    03-07-2019, 01:37 PM
    Also Check the CIP Standards if the cartridge is used/loaded in countries under their jurisdictions. The Pressures are listed in Bars, which could be mis converted to psi and give some 'strange' results. CIP does Publish their Standards and...
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    03-07-2019, 12:13 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    Winter Continues here with intermittent Wet, Cold, Windy days interspersed with Damp, Cool, Sunny days. Thankfully, no Freezing to date here; but there have been Slides and mud flows in areas hit by wildfires in the last two Years. Too Cold and...
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    03-07-2019, 12:00 AM
    My gunsmith converted two new CNC machined .22RF Stevens 1915 "Favorite" Breech Block to Center Fire: The Left one in the Photo is shown with the New Firing Pin in the furthest 'fired' position. The Right one in the Photo has the New Firing...
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    03-06-2019, 02:41 PM
    Now, as to Ethics, and Stalking, that is a completely different subject. If I am At home, and a group of Thugs Invade my Home, I would use whatever I could to cause them to cease their Illegal Actions, either permanently or at least to abandon...
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    03-06-2019, 02:13 PM
    A Custom Ruger .25ACP Standard Auto MKII Pistol fitted with a 8" Barrel sound like it would be Legal in TN to hunt with! Very Interesting! My Pistol has more Possibilities than I originally thought. Chev. William
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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