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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    04-21-2017, 07:03 PM
    I find .25ACP seems to be running $11.98 a box of 50 Factory 50 grain FMJ-RN at the Moment. I was able to buy 300 pieces of Hornady 60 Grain JSFN Bullets for $90.80 last week. Making .25 Cases from FNB once fired 5.7x28mm is still reasonable at...
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    04-21-2017, 06:45 PM
    The CF conversions are STILL in my Gunsmith's hands as "Low Budget Back Burner jobs" to keep my costs down. as A obvious result he works on my rifles when not being pressured by better paying Work. My "Model 44" is waiting for him to finish...
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    04-20-2017, 08:47 PM
    JOY! I received A Package of Hornady .257' Diameter 60 Grain JFP bullets this Afternoon. My Next "putter Job" will be Tumble lubing them prior to resizing them to .250"-.251" diameter for use in my .25 Stevens/.25ACP series of Experiments. At...
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    04-18-2017, 10:23 PM
    Today I took my "32 Long Colt" cylinder, three more Stainless Steel and one Blued Cylinders along with my .32 H&R Mag. Ruger Single Six to my gunsmith to get the "New cylinders fitted to the Frame and the .32 L.C. chambers 'cleaned up' a little. ...
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    04-17-2017, 01:14 AM
    Last Wednesday, I got my Stainless Steel .32 Long Colt Six shot Cylinder Back from my gunsmith. This is NOT the One The Shop is trying to get replaced by Ruger. anyway, "Playing with it since, I have found that it has some "Rough" chambers in it,...
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    04-16-2017, 01:39 PM
    Easter Sunday and Weekend is here and dawned Clear, Bright, and Forecast Warm Today. I may get some needed chores done later. I am still contemplating the 'corrections' needed by my Lately Purchased Winchester 1890 Type 2 Front Housing. Holding...
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    04-14-2017, 07:33 PM
    Not a Mold but a "Possible Source" of cast Bullets: "Hunters Supply" Has a Mold They do not list now that drops 63 grain RFN Bullets with a Wide Lube Groove 'ostensibly for .25 Air rifles. Last Year I was Able to negotiate a Hand Cast run of 1000...
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    04-11-2017, 10:28 PM
    Lately, I have been watching Ebay for specific Winchester 1890 parts and finally Scored a Type 2 Front Housing and a 1xx,xxx serial number Trigger Housing to go with a Type 2 Bolt assembly I purchased a while back. Upon receiving the Front...
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    04-08-2017, 07:21 PM
    Re: Gov. "Moonbeam" Statement: I have been Living in California all my life, except for my Navy Active Duty time, and I know he is duplicitous in his public statements. Chev. Willaim
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    04-08-2017, 01:15 AM
    I have my Dodge Dakota Back; the Transmission Control solenoid assembly had an open solenoid coil in it. They also Flashed two Computers to correct software problems, Forcibly removed my Solar Cell and HUD from the dashboard and Replaced the...
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    04-08-2017, 12:47 AM
    As of Friday April 7th there IS a Chance Again, and it will be Much more assured by Monday Night. Sadly, there will be 'tantrums' by the Opposition in BOTH Houses of the Federal Congress. Chev. William
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    04-06-2017, 06:12 PM
    A Loan from some friends is helping to pay for the Dodge dealer doing the diagnostic and repair on my Dakota transmission. They confirmed that it is in need of a 'transmission Control Solenoid Assembly' replacement, assuring me that the 'corrosion...
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    04-06-2017, 05:39 PM
    I agree with Ouchhot! Except that the "Utopian Society" the Democrats and other anti-Gun agitators are Striving for will ONLY be Gun Free for the Law Abiding Residents. The Criminal Gangs will be "Well Armed" as always and still support the...
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    04-02-2017, 01:38 PM
    Yes that is a Possibility; but then I would not have my retirement "Project" to have enjoyment at. Getting three '6,35mm Wildcat' cartridges "Published" and still going. My Long Barrel Ruger Single Eight in .25ACP so far has been a Challenge to...
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    03-30-2017, 04:02 PM
    NavyVet1959, Will your 'mini-lathe' handle turning a 2" chamber adapter? If so, it would make things slightly easier overall. You could bore a flat internal face at the bottom of a about 1-1/4" deep hole of suitable ID to take whatever thread you...
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    03-30-2017, 03:37 PM
    Run those .228" bullets through a sizing Die to bring their diameter down. Lee Makes Custom "Lube and Size Kits" that allow Pushing the Bullet straight though using a "Punch mounted on your reloading Press ram. I found that I needed custom punch...
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    03-30-2017, 01:16 AM
    That is why I answered the questions. i Pulled Back. Seriously, the Ram50 was purchased from a private Owner who bought it as a "Project" at a Lien Sale Auction. It had been Impounded adn confiscated from the Unlicensed Driver as illegal on the...
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    03-29-2017, 03:37 PM
    Check the FEDERAL rules on Bullet Materials Allowed and Not allowed. Chev. William
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    03-28-2017, 01:46 PM
    It has been A while . . . Any results yet? Chev. William
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    03-28-2017, 01:08 PM
    !. ".25ACP 50 Grain FMJ-RN", I do not think so As I believe The Nose Radius is large enough to not crush the Primer in a tube magazine. "63 grain Lead FN" definitely Not as the Flat nose 'Meplat' is larger in diameter than the Primer cup. 2. ...
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    03-28-2017, 12:49 PM
    Please consider: I live in the San Fernando Valley area of the City of Los Angeles; within Los Angeles County of California. I am a Registered Republican Voter who is in a Voting Precinct that is a plurality Democratic Party registered Voters. I...
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    03-28-2017, 02:37 AM
    I bought the set of Hornady .25ACP Dies as there was no other response about them. These will help me in my .25 Stevens experiments. Best Regards,Chev. William
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    03-28-2017, 02:32 AM
    Studying the ~20" Winchester 1890 Lined barrel I find that the Magazine ring dovetail cuts are both Shallow and too small for the set of Magazine rings I have to rotate into and hold so they will need to be re-cut by a Gunsmith with a good Machine...
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    03-28-2017, 01:27 AM
    Laughing; is that a .50" diameter or a 50 grain bullet you consider suitable for "self defense" use? And What is your barrel length? Best Regards, 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