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    03-25-2017, 07:29 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread Heeled bullets in Cast Boolits
    Kermit1945, The Accurate #31-090A heeled bullet with the lube groove on the Heel was deliberately designed that way to allow the exposed Part to be Clean of Lube. They are intended to be carried lose in pockets and not pick up dirt nor lint in the...
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    03-25-2017, 07:19 PM
    NavyVet1959, In my experience twist drills seem to make holes slightly larger than their Measured drill body diameter. Best Regards, Chev. William
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    03-25-2017, 07:11 PM
    Traffer, your recapitulation reads like you understand correctly. Best Regards, Chev. william
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    03-24-2017, 04:58 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread M1 Carbine in Military Rifles
    The Surplus USGI ones from WW2 and Korea run the full gamut from Bad to Excellent. All have been through at least one Armory rebuild in their lives. The Latest New Build "USGI Specification" ones like Fulton Armory, Auto Ordnance, Klar, and Inland...
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    03-24-2017, 04:36 PM
    In my limited experience, .30 Carbine Ammo that was loaded to Specified Cartridge overall Length can be pulled down using a Collet type Puller with less Mess (spillage), noise, and Worry than with a Kinetic puller. The bullets come out reusable in...
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    03-24-2017, 04:07 PM
    3/4-10 is UNC, 3/4-16 is UNF, so you are probably thinking of easy to find taps and dies. My personal thought is to go with 3/4-20 UNEF as even easier, just takes more Looking for the tap and die to cut them. generally a 3/4 diameter Length of...
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    03-24-2017, 12:48 PM
    Do "Go for It!" you wil enjoy the Project and its use when completed. Remember to NOT use a 'standard .25 ACP Semi-Auto tapered Chamber" though, As I found out in my Ruger single Eight, that yields Bulged Ring Cases and makes reloading them a...
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    03-23-2017, 03:06 PM
    .25ACP ammunition planned for use in the "Putter Project" 1890 will range from .35 grain JHP Factory, through 50 grain FMJ-RN Factory to 63 groan or heavier Hand Loads with propellant charges worked up for greater performance within the 'Carbine's...
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    03-23-2017, 02:50 PM
    My current "Putter Project" is a type 3 Winchester 1890 conversion to Center fire and .25ACP cartridge use. The 'donor' is a hodge-podge of used parts mostly purchased off Ebay over Months. I first bought a Front housing, a Stripped Bolt, and a...
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    03-23-2017, 02:56 AM
    RE: .25ACP rifle Putter Projects. Today I received two relined barrels from John Taylor. The first is a Shortened 1890 Winchester Octagon marked ".22 WRF." but now fitted as a .25ACP with a 1:14 inch twist T.J.'s Liner. This barrel was already...
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    03-22-2017, 10:09 AM
    Trivia: I believe "Cake" was the Term used when Black Powder was Made in Wet processing, with Water, to prevent it exploding while be mixed in a Mill/Grinder. The Final material was still wet when removed from the Mill/Grinder and was rolled out...
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    03-21-2017, 03:20 PM
    Don't forget the five pound Black Powder Booster attached to the breech end of each Bag of Powder for the 16" Guns. That makes the Total Charge 690 Pounds. Then there is the "Primer and Initiator Charge" Weights to add also. All in All a 'Mighty...
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    03-20-2017, 11:43 PM
    RE: .25ACP and "you're not going to shoot much of it." I have a Ruger Single Eight in .25ACP with a 10-5/8" barrel that I have run 300 rounds through so far, from factory Loads to 3.0 grains of BE-86 behind 63 grain Lead FN bullets. And have a...
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    03-20-2017, 11:19 PM
    I found a Box of Peters .25 Stevens Long RF at a gun show about 3 years ago for $40 so The Prices continue to rise. I converted one of my 'Favorite' from RF to CF and made Cases from .22Hornet Brass by Swaging and trimming. THEN I found out that...
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    03-14-2017, 01:06 PM
    Is anyone else interested in Experimenting with Bullets Heavier than nominal 50 grain ones in the .25ACP cartridge? I have used some resized 63 grain Lead "Air Rifle" bullets in .25ACP reloads that seem to perform reasonably well. I also have...
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    03-13-2017, 07:37 PM
    Still no Response from Ruger about my defective Stainless Steel Single Six Cylinder (22WMR). I have since acquired Three more SS Cylinders and two Blue Steel Cylinders for this project in both .22WMR and .22LR. My Gunsmith reported that he is...
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    03-13-2017, 07:23 PM
    Last week my contractor came out and replaced the Siemens Disconnect unit with a Larger 'Square D' Disconnect Switch and box. this one does NOT have anything between the Wires, Connections, and Switch Contacts to protect Users from accidental...
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    03-06-2017, 06:19 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 32 long stuff in Want To Buy !
    .32 Colt Family Brass is NOT Interchangeable with .32 S&W Family Brass. The Body Diameters are Different. .32 Colt Family body diameter is .318" . .32 S&W Family body diameter is .337" . Chev. William
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    03-04-2017, 11:22 PM
    The OP stated Factory Ammo with 82 grain round nose Bullets. The Later .32 LC ammo taht was Inside Lubed had 82 grain Bullets. so it seem she has this later Type which is .299" Diameter Inside Lubed HOLLOW BASE Bullets. as such they would also be...
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    03-02-2017, 12:36 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 32 long stuff in Want To Buy !
    Laughing! Or even .32 Long Rim Fire? Chev. William PS: See the thread: "reloadable .32 rimfire brass"
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    02-28-2017, 07:36 PM
    Would you compare the .25-20 WCF and the .25-20 Single Shot? Chev. William
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    02-28-2017, 12:16 PM
    Paul5388, The .25 Stevens (Long) RF was loaded with a .251" diameter 67 Grain Lead Bullet originally. Available .25ACP bullets seem to be between 35 grains and 51 grains. There Are some .257" diameter bullets Available in the 60 to 75 grain range...
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    02-28-2017, 12:01 PM
    Paul5388, I also have a 'Displaced ring of Brass' just above the rim on my Swaged Down Hornet Cases that I turn off in a Friends Lathe along with thinning the rim and Trimming the Rim diameter down slightly. Hornet Cases Are Lubed Before Swaging....
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    02-28-2017, 11:23 AM
    John, Is that Bolt thrust calculation for the .25-20 Single shot or the .25-20 Winchester Cartridge? I believe the Case Base diameters are different. Also did not Frank de Haas say he thought the "Marksman" was suitable for .22WMR in his book on...
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    02-24-2017, 10:42 PM
    RE: Powder "Funnel" problem. I use an RCBS balance bean Type Powder Weighting 'scale' to measure my Charges an it has a Pan with a spout formed into it. Since I am loading on single stage press I don't experience the problems of high production...
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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