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    Today, 09:41 PM
    I just did an energy calculation on that. Over 2000 foot lbs. I have shot quite a number of rifles with less energy than that. My 243 for instance.
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    Today, 08:25 PM
    It may be that a partial charge dropped in one case while the rest of the charge was hung up until the next case got under the powder measure. You might find a light load in there somewhere. The over loaded case would not have been a double, just...
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    Today, 07:26 PM
    A double charge of 14 grains should have damaged your gun.
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    Today, 03:36 PM
    I won't go anywhere near Chicago, thank you very much. I am not experienced enough with urban "civilization" to know how to stay out of trouble there. I have a stepdaughter that lives in Beach Park north of Chicago. That's as close as I want to get.
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    Today, 03:16 PM
    I have a model 15 which I have been carrying in the woods and occasionally carrying a 1911. I was wanting the 66 to carry with 357 loads. Where I hunt, we have a few packs of wild dogs and many coyotes. I have had close encounters with both. The...
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    Today, 11:52 AM
    I agree. I wasn't thinking in terms of a lot of magnum usage. I have a 686 for that. I was thinking of 38 special(lots) with the option of magnum if needed. I really like the K frame revolvers and don't currently own a stainless one. I have a...
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    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    I am not concerned about getting a "classic" gun. I have no use for safe queens as they will not stay that way for long. I buy guns to shoot, use, and enjoy. If a gun is in pristine condition, great. If it is an older gun with well worn bluing...
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Did you ever get the brass reloaded and shot? If so, what were your results? I like getting data points even if they don't necessarily help right now or agree with my thoughts. I may learn some new data or a new way of thinking about things. Some...
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    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    I use Titegroup in 38, 9mm, and 45acp. In longer strings of fairly rapid fire, the gun barrel heats up faster. It doesn't seem to have any effect on boolits, accuracy, or leading. I like it because it is cheaper per shot and flows perfectly through...
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    01-15-2018, 11:13 PM
    That is very good to know. I had a model 19 many years ago that blew out the bottom of the forcing cone. I didn't want a repeat of that for sure.
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    01-15-2018, 08:49 PM
    Any idea when these will become available?
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    01-15-2018, 08:43 PM
    Starline has claimed their 38 special brass conforms to the necessary specifications for use as wadcutter brass. You might contact them and verify.
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    01-15-2018, 07:13 PM
    Have you slugged your revolver barrel to find out if the groove diameter is larger than the throats? If the groove diameter is the same or smaller than the throats(unlikely but possible since I own one like that) you won't need to have the throats...
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    01-15-2018, 01:39 PM
    I understood your reference. I just thought the way you said it was interesting. Drm50---I understand your point of view. I am not a collector. I read a year ago or so, that the extra parts in the lock caused the trigger to be considerably...
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    01-14-2018, 11:23 PM
    Thanks guys. I feel better about it now. Hickory-- that is an interesting perspective.
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    01-14-2018, 10:24 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Remington 760 cast in Factory Rifles
    The annealing to make the case tension more consistent would probably help. I question whether a .1 grain inconsistency in a 30-06 case is going to make much difference given the use of Trailboss, but you never know until you test it. I have one of...
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    01-14-2018, 10:14 PM
    As far as the hollow base expanding under pressure to seal the barrel, that is exactly what it is designed to do. I don't know how quickly it does it though or how much it expands. I would hope it would be starting to expand and seal things up as it...
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    01-14-2018, 10:03 PM
    I have 7 different 9mm handguns. They have groove dimensions all over the place. The loosest are the Beretta 92fs/m9 barrels. They measure .357-.358. The tightest are the Springfield Range Officer 1911 pistols. They measure .355. I run .358-.359...
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    01-14-2018, 09:41 PM
    I just looked at the drawings on the NOE website. The difference in depth/location of the crimp grove between the 360432 and other similar weight boolits is .030-.040. The Lyman 358432 that I have is a 148 grain version and measures almost exactly...
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    01-14-2018, 09:30 PM
    mehavey------According to the NOE website, the 148 grain hollow base wadcutter they make molds for(360-148-wc(hb), produces a boolit .634 inches long. That is at least .2 inches deeper than the depth your expander produces when the boolit is...
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    01-14-2018, 07:50 PM
    I ran across a S&W model 66 4inch at a local gun shop a few days ago for what seems like a good price. Condition appears to be very good to excellent. This one has a "lawyer hole"(lock) in the side of it. All my other S&W revolvers are pre lock...
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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
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