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    06-30-2017, 03:55 PM
    These are a bargain for those needing a good 38 that anyone can shoot safely with minimal training. I was buying Colts back then when they too were offered as police trade ins (J and G) and have more than enough. Isn't S&W latest price on what...
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    06-30-2017, 02:58 PM
    I have all the common handgun calibers and then some. 38 special is loaded in bulk placed 30 cal. ammo cans instead of individual 50 round boxes. 148 wadcutter, 158 SWC and 158 SWC Plus P. Its probably what I shoot 80% of the time. And carry.
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    06-29-2017, 11:50 AM
    I shoot the skeeter load for longer distances in my Colt SAAs. For close range, that same 429421 bullet also works as a very accurate target puncher with 4.8 grains 700X. I can shoot the later all day long in the plow handle. It would even be...
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    06-28-2017, 01:46 PM
    You can get the lower velocities with unique in a 1886 and save some money on powder. I am loading 14.7 grains with the 385 lead bullet for about 1250 FPS in a modern trapdoor and shooting 200 yards all day. That same 385 grain bullet will hit...
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    06-28-2017, 09:42 AM
    I have a Taylor/uberti burgess 1883 45 Colt that I use for cowboy action. Nice gun and it was ready right out of the box. Also got it used for $900 shipped, I would not pay $1400 for one but the quality is that good.
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    06-27-2017, 12:37 PM
    FWIW, I was worried I would have to size these to shoot in both a Colt pre-war vest pocket and a Colt post war Junior 25. They chamber and shoot fine as cast. I lucked out finding this mold 10 years ago new old stock and it must have sat in the...
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    06-27-2017, 12:04 PM
    smkummer replied to a thread .40/.44 Special in Special Projects
    Your cartridge will kind of look like the 357/44 Bain and Davis. I believe problems with cartridge set back like the 22 Jet occurred. And I remember reading 30 years ago about a cartridge that loaded in a 44 chamber with a plastic ring around the...
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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