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    Today, 06:24 PM
    Thanks Larry!
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    Today, 02:57 PM
    The 2.1 Bullseye is safe in your Terrier, about 16,000. It exceeds Lyman's published max. 1.6 with #358430, at 1.175" OAL, which is 10,500 for topbreaks. 2.0 TiteGroup or 2.5 Unique also OK.
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    Today, 12:52 PM
    For full charge loads in .35 Whelen with 92-6-2 "hardball" alloy 60 grains of IMR4350.
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    Today, 10:53 AM
    I can post the data here also for the benefit of those who don't know what they are missing on the "other" forum.
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    Today, 10:48 AM
    If your bullets run a bit large and you are using modern thick-walled .38 Special cases which are dimensioned to increase bullet pull when loading lighter-weight, jacketed bullets, your reloads may exceed SAAMI max. cartridge dimensions. The...
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    Today, 10:27 AM
    I experimented with the British Mk1 bullets from Matt's Bullets, but accuracy was not as good as I'd hoped for. So instead I went with an Accurate design for .38 S&W 36-190T which has a long nose, short seating depth and large meplat. It...
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    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Caliber for new can in Our Town
    I also have a .38 Special and a .38 S&W barrel for "The Infamous Bunny Gun." The small powder capacity of the similar .38 S&W cartridge is an advantage for this purpose and is the prudent gunsmith’s choice to safely restore black powder action...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Thank you Gentlemen for the validation.
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    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Caliber for new can in Our Town
    For my low noise whacker John Taylor built for me a .45 ACP / .455 single-shot. He used a .38-40 reamer to rough the chamber, so that the barrel also has a rim seat. The shoulder of the .38-40 reamer provides a .455" diameter throat with 6-1/2...
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    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    158 SWCs designed for the .38 Special when crimped into the normal crimp groove intrude too deeply into the powder space. Much better to seat the bullet out to about 1.20-1.25" cartridge OAL and crimp in the lube groove. OR get one of the Accurate...
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    11-17-2018, 11:47 PM
    This from Starline web site: https://www.starlinebrass.com/brass-cases/44-40-Brass/ Starline Brass > 44-40 44-40 Brass (Large Pistol primer) 44-40 Winchester Brass, 44-40 Win Brass, 44 Win Brass, 44-40WCF Brass, 44 Winchester Brass, 44-40...
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    11-17-2018, 10:01 PM
    Outstanding! Please tell us about your load. Are you shooting smokeless or black? Round ball or Minie? My friend Giorgio in Italy uses a .60" round ball in Fiocchi 24-bore shotshell cases cut off to 2" with a card and fiber wad column and 1...
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    11-17-2018, 09:19 PM
    Large rifle primers have a greater cup height and will stand "proud" in .44-40 brass unless you use a primer pocket uniformer to increase the depth of the primer pocket so that rifle primers can be seated flush with the case head. Large pistol is...
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    11-17-2018, 09:17 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Brass rods in Cast Boolits
    If you do alot of these in different calibers, get the Brownell's Squibb Rod kit which threads onto the end of a Dewey cleaning rod. I keep mine in the range kit and it paid for itself in one season as a range safety officer removing stuck...
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    11-17-2018, 04:49 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Hootmix, Here is Hercules data sheet for .44-40 featuring RL7, should be OK. You will get some burned powder in revolvers, but as long as you keep the muzzle elevated when you poke out the empties, spin the cylinder and blow out the action...
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    11-16-2018, 06:00 PM
    Here are some typical patterns of .44 No.8 shot loaded in Starline 5 in 1 blank cases, fired in a cylinder bore .410 at 25 ft. D1C repair center is 11 inches square, inner ring is 4 inches, outer ring 8 inches. A .410 factory 2-1/2", 1/2 oz. load...
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    11-16-2018, 04:43 PM
    5 grains of Bullseye is starting load in .45 Colt. 6.5 grains approximates factory with 255-grain bullet. 7 grains is max.
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    11-16-2018, 02:10 PM
    S&W began heat treating the 1905 Model .32-20 Hand Ejectors starting with the 4th Change, at approximately 81,000 serial number in 1918. Safe loads in the Winchester 1873, Colt Police Positive or early S&Ws are: 3 grains Trail Boss 3.2...
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    11-16-2018, 11:47 AM
    Bullet weight is not the problem. The long shank length of the Hornady .32 S&W revolver bullet intrudes VERY deeply into the powder space and will spike pressure. Heavy cast bullets which are correctly designed FOR the .32 ACP do not produce a...
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    11-15-2018, 12:38 PM
    My experience has been that with plainbased loads in the .30-30, A HALF CHARGE using any common and recommended extruded tubular rifle powder common for the cartridge with the same weight of jacketed bullet, when substituting the cast, works well. ...
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    11-14-2018, 08:27 PM
    Regulation Police is not stronger than Police Positive. You are correct, but for test purposes we fired some of the warmish handloads in the S&W to see how many rounds it took to develop noticeable cylinder end play. The gun didn't loosen up with...
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    11-14-2018, 03:01 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 4198 in Canister & Surplus Powder
    4198 is a great rifle powder for cast loads, but is not a handgun powder.
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    11-14-2018, 12:04 PM
    The S&W Model 32 and 33 Terrier and Regulation Police and the Ruger India Model Police Service Six in .380 Rimmed can be loaded heavily enough to expand with properly designed soft cast bullets of 1:30 or 1:40 tin-lead alloy, about 800 fps, but...
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    11-12-2018, 11:52 PM
    Twist in the '92 is probably 1:38" and will not stabilize a bullet heavier than 240 grains. That is reality.
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    11-12-2018, 02:05 PM
    Correct tool for the job is a Brownell's Squibb Rod and Kroil. 084-175-032WB $29.99 Caliber: 30 Caliber (.308), 32 Caliber (.312-.313)
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    11-12-2018, 01:06 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Old keith bullet in Cast Boolits
    My observations from various so-called "Keith" molds over the years. Oldest presumed "original" Keith had front driving band north of the crimp groove, which cast the same diameter as the driving bands, typically .432" in .44 caliber, which...
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    11-10-2018, 06:20 PM
    You've basically got it. We use MURS because all of our guys have 5/8 wave whip antennas on their vehicles. We also have a base station antenna up 30 ft. on the chimney cap of the camp, so we have good area coverage and can talk to the guys with...
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    11-10-2018, 03:10 PM
    The Multi-Use Radio Service or MURS is the product of refarming the former Business Pool VHF frequencies formerly known as the “color dot” channels. These were moved from Part 90 to Part 95 of the FCC Regulations to become a VHF Citizens Band for...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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