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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 12:34 AM
    Dave, You sent me your original books when you thought you'd never need them again. Send me a PM with your mailing address and they'll get sent home in a most riki-tick fashion! :) They were very helpful reference works when I was setting up...
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    04-13-2018, 01:10 PM
    For me Mike, I have to limit my recoil due to some neck surgery I had a few years back. downloading that JDJ cartridge to recoil levels I can handle really isn't worth going past the 357-44B&D levels in a light single-shot gun. Bruce
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    04-13-2018, 08:23 AM
    I could have sworn someone on this site had been working on a 30 caliber wildcat built of a 357 Magnum case that they were calling a Bobcat. If you run a 300BLK sizer die over a 357 Magnum case you probably would come up with a nice looking...
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    04-12-2018, 11:39 AM
    It was designed for a Truncated Cone bullet profile if I remember the history on that cartridge's development in the Post WWI timeframe. I prefer to shoot TC...
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    04-11-2018, 10:43 PM
    Place me down for 2nd in line for the half-jacket swage dies please.
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    04-10-2018, 07:57 AM
    Can it be upgraded to the newer model handle?
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    04-04-2018, 02:08 PM
    The Lyman 311359 mold drops a short spirepoint gas-checked 115gr bullet that I use for my 300BLK and 30 Apache chambered ARs.
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    04-04-2018, 10:07 AM
    I have a 5" 400 Corbon barrel for my Govt model 1911. I found I prefer the 145gr bullet over the 170gr bullet for range use. If I was considering using it for deer, I might consider the heavier bullet but the 145gr SWC does it for me. I use the...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    03-26-2018, 10:02 AM
    That bolt is not in its original form. Original bolt is a straight handle. It was chambered for the 7.65 Argentine so a .314" bore is standard for the caliber. There. You've got some help.
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    03-26-2018, 09:40 AM
    Yea thanks for none of the help.
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    03-25-2018, 06:17 PM
    Im gonna toss out a theory that its just a marginal design. We have to remember Taurus makes these 45/410 chambers for the US market. In brazil, they sell them as 410 only. So a 410 will never see anything over that 12k pressure limit. So they...
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    03-25-2018, 05:36 PM
    The Rowland brass may not be thicker, it is different, stronger.
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    03-25-2018, 05:34 PM
    200gr data is not something I could find, probably same issue you run into with 357 sig, short neck, and OAL reduce case capacity. I have looked at the Corbon several times, guess where it comes in is its a simple barrel swap in a 45 1911. No mags...
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    03-24-2018, 11:22 AM
    8.8 is not a hot load. I have some reloading data where it gives standard pressure, blackhawk, and now judge loads. The Judge loads are higher than standard pressure, but still low pressure due to all the blow by in the chamber of those guns. ...
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    03-24-2018, 02:20 AM
    Check the Vendor sales here first and then check with Rotometals before you go to the Ebay or Amazon routes. Most of my tire shops here in Indianapolis are nearly impossible to purchase from as they get excellent deals from two local scrap/recycle...
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    03-23-2018, 11:46 AM
    325 is probably to long. I had good results w the Lee 300gr. Worked good in a single shot Rossi i did a barrel stub w. But an out of the box Lee 300gr mold did not work, it had to be leemented to size where they were of any use. Found the NOE 250gr...
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    03-23-2018, 11:39 AM
    Tackleberry41 replied to a thread 6x45 upper in Factory Rifles
    I looked into these various wildcats based on the 223. Your not gaining anything, heavier bullet but going slower due to powder capacity. So ends up about the same as a 223. Not something I could buy ammo for, semi auto so chasing brass. Barrels...
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    03-23-2018, 11:33 AM
    Its one of those self fulfilling things. A store carries tons of 50 but little else, so thats what people buy. Since the 45 or 54 cal stuff does not move, they stock less of it. Which means there is less to buy and soon they say, 'nobody wants the...
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    03-23-2018, 11:28 AM
    Well its seems difficult for Ruger at times to make a modern revolver with properly sized throats at $600 for a gun. Really hard to expect it out of a company like Pietta since Spain was not known for their quality and half the cost of a Ruger. And...
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    03-23-2018, 11:09 AM
    Sadly you might be a in a minority. I have found alot of people to think there is only one way to skin a cat, their way. So if they do not like it, well its junk and should not be sold. What exactly does Lipseys do for the extra cost? I saw a...
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    03-23-2018, 11:06 AM
    Well got it mounted. A small ring mauser base sort of fits an 1891. 3 spots had to be relieved. later mausers do not have that curved bolt release, the mount is in the way a little. And guess the slot of the stripper clip is taller, the underside...
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    03-23-2018, 07:41 AM
    240 is probably pushing it. I can get the NOE 230gr blackout bullet to work in a Mosin, but only subsonic. Shoots great going slow. Not so much with any velocity. Get better results out of a 200gr.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    03-22-2018, 08:19 PM
    put sky shades on your chrono if its not reading the bullets correctly. That way you can ensure you have a contrast between the sky and your baby blue bullets...
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    03-22-2018, 01:44 PM
    Its original barrel in original cal. No way an 8mm is going down the tube. I tried the warne bases, front fits fine, back, little filing and it will fit, except for the holes. Both will not line up. Not like you can move a hole. Can you get away...
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    03-22-2018, 11:35 AM
    Its your standard 7.65x53 rifle. They do not mark them as to caliber like civilian rifles. Whoever owned it did not know what google was to look it up. The owner of the shop had never even heard of the caliber, so tagged it going off what the guy...
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    03-22-2018, 08:27 AM
    They are really really nice guns, do not see me owning one any time soon, seldom have that kind of cash to throw down on a toy. Not exactly a carry gun. The shop near me got a trade of a CZ shadow in 9mm. Whoever bought it new, fired it once and...
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    03-22-2018, 08:21 AM
    4.318in center to center rear hole to rear hole. The one piece that came with that 7mm from old west scrounger doesn't even come close to fitting. But looks like would work with the Warne bases I bought for the 7mm. After the gym, probably try those...
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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