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    10-19-2018, 07:51 PM
    smkummer replied to a thread Ultra Quiet 30-30 Loads in Leverguns
    I was experimenting with red dot in 223 and 30-30 in my back yard for quiet ammo. I was using 311252 bullet (32 auto) for 30-30. Red-dot was more consistent than 231 when we got down to 3 grains or less. Meaning we starting sticking bullets with...
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    10-18-2018, 04:48 PM
    Great minds think alike as I was thinking the same. The colt number 3 should arrive about the same time the cases do. I have not seen any broken colt 41 unlike the Remington double, so maybe the navy arms smokeless didn’t cause any harm in them. ...
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    10-17-2018, 06:25 PM
    I have 12 empty reloadable cases coming from Britain. $40 shipped. Yes, black powder and I already have the crimped blanks they recommend. I have a line on that 41 short colt mold at 160 grains. If I don’t get it, I will still try to shave the...
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    10-17-2018, 03:43 PM
    I think you would just do more work to where you are now. Often it takes more trial and error with 45 colt to get the out of box accuracy with 44 magnum. And I am a big fan of 45 colt owning more than I can count for now. But also a big fan of 44...
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    10-17-2018, 01:27 PM
    Ordered some HC brass from across the pond. I am getting 12 cases shipped for $40. I am good.
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    10-16-2018, 01:27 PM
    I am shooting lymanís 311644 with 2400 at I believe about 1800 FPS in my 1901 Krag rifle. Deadly accurate at 200 yards. I am away from home to look up excact data. Most likely unsized, water dropped and gas check. I am on the fence for shooting...
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    10-15-2018, 04:49 PM
    Did you decide if you will load hollowbase or heeled bullets? You can load heeled bullets on the long case with a SAA or Bisley.
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    10-15-2018, 04:38 AM
    That 6.8 gr. unique load with 452423 shoots wonderful and accurate to the sights of my 1917 colt. I am not changing or fixing anything that isn’t broke.
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    10-11-2018, 08:09 PM
    Yep, both neck sizing and using 700X or Red dot for lighter loads than say unique will cut down on blow by.
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    10-11-2018, 12:44 PM
    Your gun will be easy to load for, and that is using 45 AR cases with 454 diameter bullets. You most likely have what’s known as a “shaved Webley”. The 455 loaded and empty cases are desirable. Let me know if you need 45 AR brass.
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    10-10-2018, 08:38 PM
    Now Iíll have to do it just prove I can! The above mold would be great to find and I would use it for cowboy action in 41 long colt as well. I was into a nice Lyman 386178 hollowbase Lyman mold on eBay a couple of days ago and it sold for $219!
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    10-10-2018, 08:30 PM
    These are the cases that use 22 crimped blanks for a primer. I believe 6-10 would be enough, maybe someone here has extra they don’t use. Thanks Yes, these are for 41 rimfire short as used in derringers.
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    10-10-2018, 07:38 AM
    I have what you want but would only trade for a mint condition colt army special in 41 colt. I lucked out and got it at a auction for cheap. If your patient, you can find one for 500 on GB or auction arms. I understand the desirability for this...
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    10-10-2018, 06:28 AM
    Before you jump into the delightful challenge of loading for 41 Colt, you should read Harry Oís very useful write up concerning loading 41 colt. Lots of variables. http://harryo.sixshootercommunity.org/ I thought I was going to luck out and...
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    10-09-2018, 07:33 PM
    At this point I am leaning towards black powder. My plan is to chuck a heel base 41 LC bullet in a drill and shave the blunt round nose to look like the pointed 41 RF short bullet.
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    10-09-2018, 11:27 AM
    Looks like I may win a colt number 3 in 41 rimfire. Empty cases are available that use a 22 blank for a primer. Of course black powder can be assembled but was wondering if anyone has loaded these cases with smokeless. Thanks
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    10-09-2018, 08:02 AM
    No doubt in its day, 32-20 was used and killed as many creatures as any other cartridge made, especially if Winchester marketed it as a deer cartridge. Maybe purchased new back then as a farm/ranch gun which would kill anything including larger...
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    10-05-2018, 08:01 AM
    25-20 appears to be discontinued and has to formed from 32-20. You may want to consider that before purchase.
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    10-04-2018, 06:48 PM
    smkummer replied to a thread Big Bore Regret..? in Leverguns
    A buddy of mine had a guide gun and traded it for the 1895CB. Likes it better because of less recoil. I have the 1895SS with pistol grip, shotgun butt, 1/2 mag. and 22” barrel. Wonderful combination with a 350 grain bullet at 1300 FPS with...
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    10-02-2018, 05:44 AM
    I’ll be watching this tread as I own a Mag10 roadblocker. Maybe when it goes back together, some anti cease can be used.
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    09-29-2018, 01:04 PM
    Good for you. Why rebuild an engine that isn’t worn out? Or fix something that isn’t broken. I would now use that money to find the caliber and configuration that you want. Just my .02.
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    09-28-2018, 09:30 AM
    I have loaded this warmer 2400 load for my colt E medium frames ( official police/ officers model/original trooper). This is a stout powerful load in the power range of 40 S&W with maybe better penetration if needed. The bullets almost protrude...
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    09-28-2018, 07:05 AM
    The plow handle grip frame will tell you were to stop. A 250 gr. bullet at 9-950 FPS, which can be obtained with standard colt pressure can do a lot. You might even down load that a bit for plinking. I used to have some Ruger loads for my 45...
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    09-26-2018, 12:13 PM
    As long as you donít use 452374 in a tube feed rifle it will work if crimped into the ogive since it doesnít have a proper crimp groove. All of my Colt manufactured revolvers in 45 colt prefer .454 diameter bullets so if I were using 453374 in a 45...
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    09-24-2018, 12:32 PM
    Your Bisely single action colt leaves a lot of metal around the cylinder chambers and barrel forcing cone. If made in 1905 it should also have the VP stamp on the forward trigger guard indicating verified proof for smokeless powder. 30 Year’s ago I...
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    09-24-2018, 08:17 AM
    smkummer replied to a thread Starline 30-30 in Leverguns
    Hope this works for starline but empty 30-30 is very easy to find. Maybe some custom ammo makers are requesting it also.
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    09-24-2018, 07:47 AM
    If you can hit a 8-10” steel plate at 100 yards consistently with 45 colt, I wouldn’t pass up that shot. Since this is posted under lever guns, we are assuming your shooting a rifle. Good chance your shot will be 40-75 yards anyway.
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    09-23-2018, 04:23 PM
    Kind of settled on Lyman’s 358477 and 3 grains red dot in my colt PP 4” and bankers special 2”. I just received a bunch of brass from a forum member here and I will bulk load this brass with that load. From this post, if my bullets are dropping at...
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    09-23-2018, 06:53 AM
    smkummer replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    If I was using a scoped 30-30 rifle, I would sight in like Larry posted and with masking tape, tape that data to the buttstock. My main range has a 200 yard berm, that’s basically one step (maybe 2) higher on the elevation ladder on a open sight...
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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
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