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    Today, 05:03 PM
    Currently, your revolver is a shooter. That isn't going to change just because you have it re-blued. If you want it to look nicer, have it re-blued and enjoy.
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    Today, 04:26 PM
    Illinois has a shooting qualification section for our concealed carry license. The distances shot are 5 yards, 7 yards, and 10 yards. When I took my class, we had people who could not keep all their rounds on a full size NRA silhouette target at 7...
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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    I own 3 Taurus PT92 pistols and they are all utterly reliable. They should be, given the pistol they are based on. I like the Taurus safety better than the one on the Beretta 92. It works the same way as my 1911 does so I don't have to think about...
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    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    I agree. I have a model 15 with a 4 inch barrel and it feels just as you describe. The model 19 I used to have felt the same way. I think any of the K frame revolvers are like that. I still won't give up my 686 revolvers.
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    I owned a 6" model 19 back in the day. I shot it a lot. Nearly all 38 special but enough 357 mag that the forcing cone cracked at the bottom where it was thin. I assume they changed that for the new ones but since I haven't seen one, I don't know....
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    03-15-2019, 01:29 PM
    The Hodgdon data site has PB data listed for the majority of boolit weights 38 special, 45acp, 45 colt, and 9mm. I didn't look to see if thee were any more cartridges with data for PB.
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    03-14-2019, 05:40 PM
    I would consider trimming my 357 mag brass so I could get the longer nosed boolits I like to use to feed through my Henry. Some of them are just a tiny bit too long to function properly. Of course, I would adjust the powder charge appropriately.
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    03-14-2019, 09:07 AM
    When I use heavy for caliber boolits in the 9mm, I use AA7 from Accurate Arms. It seems to have a larger range of safe loads that still function the weapon than some of the other powders.
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    03-13-2019, 05:34 PM
    The process you describe is a good solution. I have been fortunate in that I haven't had that particular problem with the handles as yet.
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    03-13-2019, 05:32 PM
    I have purchased several Lee molds(usually 6 cavity) in the last few years and all have been to spec. I have seen other people post about various problems with Lee molds, but I have been lucky enough that I never encountered any of them myself.
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    03-12-2019, 11:52 PM
    The 30-06 is one of the finest cartridges ever devised and is the premier choice on this continent, for a one gun arsenal for the game hunted here. That said, there is really no reason to restrict yourself that way. With current rifle prices being...
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    03-11-2019, 11:20 PM
    I put a Bartlein barrel on a 700 long action in 30-06 for my 600 yard rifle. I am using a load of H414 (about 2 grains under max) with a Hornady 168 gr match bullet. It leaves the 34 inch barrel at 2950fps. Does a great job without all the recoil...
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    03-11-2019, 01:03 AM
    Now that idea has a lot going for it.
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    03-10-2019, 06:17 PM
    Vol I is 1st edition and Vol II is second edition. They are great books!
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    03-10-2019, 01:41 PM
    Fishing, photography, computer repair, a few other small things. I read a lot. I used to shoot trap. I used to shoot target archery. I used to ride bicycles a lot. I was never very good at any of them except archery. I won Illinois state...
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    03-08-2019, 01:54 PM
    SA 55, SA 45, SA44...still looking for more
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    03-06-2019, 01:08 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Short squirrel hunt in Rimfire Area
    Simple answer is don't shoot anything but the head. I am not trying to be a smart alec with that statement. My father was a real pain about that. He would torment me terribly if I ever brought home a squirrel hit anywhere but the head. I learned...
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    03-06-2019, 12:52 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Crimp in Cast Boolits
    I roll crimp, either into a crimp groove or over the front. I think it gives me more consistent ignition. For matches, I use the same headstamp brass and trim to length. For plinking, I use mixed headstamp and don't trim. There really isn't much...
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Long time hunter and fisherman. Recently re-entered reloading and casting for fun and experience after 15 years away.
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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