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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 03:17 PM
    In my 74 plus years of living I have realized that many People have no real patience or Long Term Attention Spans. the average modern person wants Instant Gratification of their Momentary Desires without any long term learning of the Skills...
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    09-18-2017, 02:41 PM
    If I remember correctly, "Ranch dog" wrote that he designed the TL256 Bullet slightly oversize to fit the Actual barrels on his Tarus(sp?) and other .25ACP pistols whose barrels showed "Daylight" when a .251" Jacketed Bullet was set in their Muzzle...
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    09-17-2017, 01:24 AM
    Sounds Like you have a RD TC256-50-RF mold; am I correct? What is your as cast Bullet weight? Best Regards, Chev. William
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    09-16-2017, 11:28 AM
    Both Remington and Winchester Made Early Auto Loaders that Do NOT Work with 'Standard .22 RF Cartridges' as both needed Smokeless Propellant loads When .22 RF was Mostly loaded with Black Powder. If I recall; Both companies came out with Custom .22...
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    09-16-2017, 10:55 AM
    Catshooter, Off Topic But you reminded me of an OLD Science Fiction Story I read Long Ago. It was about a Future Mercenary Group that had 'air cushion Vehicle Tanks that fired 'Osmium' Armor Piercing Bullets Through Tapered Bore Barrels to 'Insane...
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    09-15-2017, 10:01 PM
    I now have trimmed 100 cases to .960"/~24.384mm length; 100 cases to 1.055"/~26.797mm; and 50 cases (of a 100 case group) to 1.125"/~28.565mm. I received a "care package" from 'Traffer' containing a number of prototype Swaged WC/Hollow base...
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    09-15-2017, 09:37 PM
    "Hunter's Supply" has an "out of production .257" Diameter "Air Rifle Bullet" of 63 grain cast weight it has Driving band forward behind a flat meplat round nose then a 'bore riding tail with a "Lube Groove" in it. I was Able to plead for them to...
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    09-13-2017, 04:13 PM
    Cat, I do not think I ever Knew the CORRECT Answer to your question as I did not Make my Barrel; Willie Clark of "American Gun Works", Glendale, CA Did the work. I have read That You can learn Which end is which by Slugging each end separately and...
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    09-12-2017, 12:20 PM
    NOTE: Eutectic Lead-Tin Solder at ~63% Tin Will Disolve some Copper at SOLDERING temperatures. In Electronics Industry we went to a Semi eutectic Alloy Containing Silver to stop the removal of Copper Fine Line Traces on Modern Design Circuit...
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    09-09-2017, 10:36 PM
    Work with a Redding Hand Case Trimmer: Through the Kindness of a fellow Poster on the Forum, I acquired a NOS slightly used Redding #1400 Case Hand Trimmer. I now have done Twenty Reformed 5.7x28mm Cases; trimming them to about 1.125" length...
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    09-09-2017, 05:25 PM
    Further Work with the Redding Hand Case Trimmer: I now have done Twenty Reformed 5.7x28mm Cases; trimming them to about 1.125" length and found that the Length Variation is Greater Than I had thought. it is Running from 1.125" up to 1.130"...
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    09-06-2017, 08:32 PM
    To the best of my current Knowledge, almost all 1915 Stevens 'Favorite' Rifles were built as 'take-down' Models. Those in .32 Caliber were a part of the total, and in the years since have been used and abused more than one generation of owners. ...
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    09-05-2017, 12:56 AM
    Monday, the Local "Air Quality" improved throughout the day PLUS Temperatures were Lower! This evening I got out on the Patio and Worked with the Redding Manual case Trimmer I Purchased from JBelk. Here is a "Progress Report" on my setting up...
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    09-05-2017, 12:46 AM
    The Stevens Model 44 Firing pin typically is at An Angle trending Upward and has a 'wedge Shape Tip that usually will "hit' on a .22, .25, or .32 Rimfire Rim; But not always Well. IF you Can do the work, it is better to make a Firing Pin with a Tip...
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    09-03-2017, 10:03 PM
    At Least My Home is Down on the "Flat Land" Alluvial Deposits from The Canyons And ravines that Cut into the Verdugo Mountains (Hills?) there is About a half Mile from the toes of the hills to my home. My Niece Lives in Sunland, north of the hills...
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    09-03-2017, 02:00 PM
    This Sunday Early AM I was outside in The Smoky air cleaning up the Redding Manual Trimmer JBelk Graciously sold me. I found that it had been used for Probably something '.30' in caliber as it had a .304" Diameter Pilot in it. The Collet had been...
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    09-03-2017, 01:46 PM
    9-3-2017 Sunday of Labor day weekend is frustrating here as a Local Major Brush fire is Saturating the Air with Smoke and fly ash. This fire has been ongoing since Friday and now the inside of my home smells of Burning wood. Adding to the all...
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    09-02-2017, 12:30 PM
    A Pair of Modified Tools: First, A Lee Champfering Hand Tool that is TOO TALL to use with .25ACP Cases was Shortened in a Lathe to allow holding the case and champfering the Outside edge of Mouth. Left to Right: .25ACP Case; Stock Lee tool on...
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    09-02-2017, 12:29 PM
    A Pair of Modified Tools: First, A Lee Champfering Hand Tool that is TOO TALL to use with .25ACP Cases was Shortened in a Lathe to allow holding the case and champfering the Outside edge of Mouth. Left to Right: .25ACP Case; Stock Lee tool on...
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    08-30-2017, 12:50 PM
    A Pair of Modified Tools: First, A Lee Champfering Hand Tool that is TOO TALL to use with .25ACP Cases was Shortened in a Lathe to allow holding the case and champfering the Outside edge of Mouth. Left to Right: .25ACP Case; Stock Lee tool on...
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    08-30-2017, 12:49 PM
    A photo of Some of my "Wildcat" as Dummy Crtridges: Left to Right: .25ACP/6,35 Browning @.905" OAL; .25ALR/6.35x24mmSR @1.293" OAL; .25 Magnum Auto./6.35x26mmSR @.1.566" OAL; .25ALS/6.35x28.5mmSR @ 1.407" OAL. All With .250" sized Hornady #2510...
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    08-30-2017, 12:47 PM
    A photo of Some of my "Wildcat" as Dummy Crtridges: Left to Right: .25ACP/6,35 Browning @.905" OAL; .25ALR/6.35x24mmSR @1.293" OAL; .25 Magnum Auto./6.35x26mmSR @.1.566" OAL; .25ALS/6.35x28.5mmSR @ 1.407" OAL. All With .250" sized Hornady #2510...
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    08-30-2017, 12:44 PM
    A photo of Some of my "Wildcat" as Dummy Crtridges: Left to Right: .25ACP/6,35 Browning @.905" OAL; .25ALR/6.35x24mmSR @1.293" OAL; .25 Magnum Auto./6.35x26mmSR @.1.566" OAL; .25ALS/6.35x28.5mmSR @ 1.407" OAL. All With .250" sized Hornady #2510...
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    08-28-2017, 12:51 PM
    If I remember correctly; the 'XTP' in .25ACP is a 35 grain Jacketed HP Bullet? You Might consider Converting a Ruger "Convertible Single Six" to fire .25ACP like i have, or building a .25ACP rifle, like i have in The Process. I am sure You may...
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    08-28-2017, 12:41 PM
    My "Reloading Shop" is my Back Patio which has A Northeast exposure and is under a 10x20 foot Temporary Cover. I do get some breezes here to moderate the Current High temperature and Humidity "Problems". I also Try To Do my 'Work' in the Morning...
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    08-28-2017, 12:43 AM
    A photo of some recent Activity: Left to Right: Lee Champfer Too modification to use on .25ACP Cases; Dummy Cartridges of My .25ACP "Wildcat" Family; Modification to Lee Universal Expander Tool to Expand .25ACP 'Family' Case Mouths. Best...
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    08-28-2017, 12:30 AM
    A Pair of Modified Tools: First, A Lee Champfering Hand Tool that is TOO TALL to use with .25ACP Cases was Shortened in a Lathe to allow holding the case and champfering the Outside edge of Mouth. Left to Right: .25ACP Case; Stock Lee tool on...
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    08-28-2017, 12:25 AM
    Per Request: Left to Right: .25ACP @.905" OAL; .25ALR @1.293" OAL; .25 Magnum Auto. @.1.566" OAL; .25ALS @ 1.407" OAL. All With .250" sized Hornady #2510 60 grain Jacketed Soft Flat Point Bullet. Note: .25ACP Case Length = .612"; .25ALR Case...
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    08-27-2017, 02:43 PM
    Since My Last Post of Aug. 14 I have Completed de-capping all my "Back Stock" of 5,7x28mm Cases and put them in Plastic MTM 100 round or 50 round boxes stored in two Surplus 40mm Mortar ammo Boxes I bought on Ebay. These 40mm Ammo boxes hold 17 of...
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    08-26-2017, 01:09 PM
    De-capped the Last Batch of a total fo 3000 5.7x28mm FNB Once Fired Brass and Begun Reforming Them down to .276"Body diameter fo rmy 'wildcat' Projects. Latest Batch of Reformed is 400 cases as Parent for trimming to my Needed lengths. 100 cut to...
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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