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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 10:10 PM
    A previously paid for NOE Precision Bullet Mold came in the USPS Mail today. It is a "225-39-FN-B2" four cavity Aluminum Alloy Mold. After I eventually get this, and some other NOE Molds marked with my ownership, I will negotiate with a Commercial...
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    07-11-2018, 02:24 PM
    Redding makes TiN coated (yellow colored) Neck Sizing bushings that are intended to swage down case necks to restore neck tension. These are roughly 1/2" Outer diameter by 3/8" long and come with a shallow groove machined in the outer surface. ...
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    07-03-2018, 10:34 PM
    Redding does make Hardened Alloy Steel Bushings also TiN (Yellow) coated Bushings, in the size range I believe we can use, with .001" increments of ID measurements. The OD i about .500" and the Length is About .375" with prices of $17 and $26...
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    07-03-2018, 10:28 PM
    I picked up a few sample Redding Sizing Bushings form my Local Reloading Store. these are in the Stock number 78xxx series and are TiN (Yellow) coated Hardened Alloy Steel. The Sizes I believe i need are covered by Redding in .001" increments so...
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    07-01-2018, 03:16 AM
    Since my Last post I have 'gathered' tooling to convert .25ACP brass into .22 Ladybug, .22 Remington Auto., .22 Winchester Auto., and .221 Askins Center Fire cases. I now 49 cases swaged down and 10 of them completed as .22 Winchester Auto CF...
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    07-01-2018, 02:49 AM
    June 30th 2018 approaching midnight and still patiently waiting for my gunsmith to complete my new cylinders. According to the shop, he is currently attending a Crew Reunion Gathering in Tombstone celebrating the completion of the Movie of the same...
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    06-29-2018, 11:06 PM
    Some News: Today "Ammoguide Interactive" added two Cartridges their Cartridge Master Database, the 5,5 Velodog and the Wild cat originally made form it, the .221 Askins. The case diagrams are based upon measurements made and reported by Major J. S....
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    06-29-2018, 10:53 PM
    Today "Ammoguide Interactive" added both the .221 Askins and the 5,5 Velodog cartridge to their Cartridge Master Database complete with case diagrams. YEA! Chev. William
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    06-29-2018, 10:48 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    Today "Ammoguide Interactive" added the .221 Askins, including a Case Drawing, to their Cartridge Master Database. Also, today they added its 'parent'; the 5,5 Velodog cartridge, including a Case drawing. These 1930s cartridges are part of the...
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    06-29-2018, 10:42 PM
    Today "Ammoguide Interactive" added the 5,5 Velodog cartridge, including a case Drawing, to their Cartridge Master Database. The Diagram is based upon measurements recorded by Major J. S. Hatcher and published in his 'Textbook of Pistols and...
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    06-25-2018, 01:28 AM
    I experimented and made a Swaging / Sizing die from a Hardened Alloy Steel "O"(.316") Drill Bushing and a PT&G Blank Reloading Die body. I tried it first on some commercial .32 Colt Long cases with no issues found. Today I tried it on a .327 Fed....
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    06-25-2018, 01:15 AM
    I ran a .327 Fed. Mag. case into a "O" (.316") Drill Bushing mounted in a machined PT&G Blank Reloading Die body and it came out ~.315" at the Mouth and ~.317" at the Web area. The rim was NOT touched. I took my time making up this experimental...
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    06-22-2018, 08:46 PM
    I finally got the swaging / Forming dies together and took some photos. Here are photos of my case forming dies. My .25ACP to .22 Ladybug dies are made from PT&G $20 Blank Die bodies and employ ~$7 Hardened Steel Alloy Drill Bushings for the...
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    06-21-2018, 11:20 PM
    Here are photos of my case forming dies. The following views are of my dies for reducing .25ACP and similar body diameters down to .22 Ladybug body diameters: Click image for larger version. Top and side view of dies (tops tapped 1/2-20UNF) ...
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    06-21-2018, 10:56 PM
    Here are photos of my case forming dies. The following views are of my dies for reducing .25ACP and similar body diameters down to .22 Ladybug body diameters: Top and side view of dies (tops tapped 1/2-20UNF) Bottom view of the homemade...
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    06-20-2018, 09:31 PM
    Chuckling at the idea of rechambering a .22LR Semi-Auto Rifle into such a 'Wildcat' cartridge at SAAMI .22LR pressures.
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    06-19-2018, 02:54 PM
    two reconstruction Wildcats: .221 Askins 5,5mm Velo Dog Case Drawing(s) Overall loaded length; .221 Askins =.995" with 40 grain lead bullet and 5,5 Velo Dog =1.35" with 45 grain Jacketed Bullet.
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    06-19-2018, 02:45 PM
    Update to the Listing: Old CF replacement = .221 Askins (original from 1937) New CF Replacement = .22 Ladybug or .22 Ladybug-Repeater (current 2018) All can now be formed from .25ACP parent cases via Swaging down body and base diameters and...
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    06-19-2018, 02:30 PM
    This thread is OLD but needs an Update! The .22 Hornet and 5.7x28mm CAN be used to form 5,5mm to 5,76mm Velo Dog cases via multiple-step swaging and then turning the rims somewhat. Schroeder, in the San Diego area, makes .22CCM cases form .22...
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    06-17-2018, 09:32 PM
    .22 Ammo? Try this on for size: This is based upon contemporary dimensional information from 1935 about the two cartridges drawn. I believe both were loaded with .224 diameter Bullets. I believe both used Small Pistol Boxer Primers. The...
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    06-17-2018, 09:07 PM
    .221 askins and 5.5 Velo Dog case Drawings. I found what I believe to be sufficient information to make a Reconstruction drawing of both the 1935 '5.5 Velo Dog' and '.221 Askins' cartridge cases in my Auto CAD 2000 software. This is a...
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    06-17-2018, 08:32 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    This is a drawing of both the 'parent' 5.5 Velo Dog and the .221 Askins derived from it and are based upon both Col. Askins comments as Quotedby others and upon information contained in "Textbook of Firearms Investigation, Identification and...
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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