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    Yesterday, 12:26 AM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread 1894C Dark in Leverguns
    I had a hard time debating between this one, the CSBL and the CST model. I went with the CSBL and must admit, it is finished right, slicker than goose poop on a dew covered down hill slide and I can’t wait to get more loaded to shoot it again. I...
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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    TR, not bad for an asthmatic kid from New York. A true “Mans man.” Need more of his type in government leadership. One of the people I’d love to have known.
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    04-03-2020, 11:46 PM
    The only issue I had using “Tier 2 Loads” was that I ran out of rear sight adjustment and needed a much taller sight to use those loads. One of the reason my “Mountain Gun” went down the road. Should have just put a taller front sight on it.
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    04-03-2020, 10:52 PM
    My recent do everything magnum load has been a 230 WFN with 18gr 2400. Has shot well in every 41 I have which is several. I also like 7gr of 231 and some 210-230gr class LSWC for general practice.
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    04-03-2020, 10:49 PM
    I had a no dash 8-3/8” 686 that I still kick myself for letting go down the road. I don’t remember what it went towards. I did get a 586 4” which is as perfect a revolver in 357 Mag as I could ask for. A 5” PC version sounds like the cats meow
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    04-01-2020, 03:49 PM
    1.260-65 if problems persist. Polish the top of the chamber with 600-1000. Check firing pin hole on breech face for a burr. With the slide off, check extractor tension. New Wilson mags need to be used fully loaded to get spring set. Once...
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    04-01-2020, 03:31 AM
    Frame porosity = cast as opposed to forged. The other item to consider is flooding the part to allow longer working action can sometimes be detrimental as the solution is caustic and it eating away the surface. Re-read the directions to check...
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    03-30-2020, 03:24 AM
    Yup, and dem jamomatics need da metal thingymabobs that ya put toes boolits into too.
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    03-29-2020, 09:18 PM
    I've got over a dozen of his molds and this is the first thing I do after cleaning and assembling the mold. I had one problematic mold that I repeatedly had problems with after pre-heating. I finally disassembled the pins, chucked the up in a...
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    03-29-2020, 04:48 AM
    If there isn't one closer, look for a saddle shop locally that can professionally mod your existing gear without it looking like an afterthought. I know 5 shot leather could probably do a one off if he had the time and desire and he's just north of...
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    03-27-2020, 11:49 AM
    Last I knew as an active service member was to fill out an ATF Form 6 and submit. It'll take 4-6 weeks + Corona time for approval. Secure in luggage, declare at port of entry and they will check #'s against approved Fm6. If insufficient time to...
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    03-26-2020, 02:46 PM
    Pretty popular 32-20 bullet with a big lube groove. I"d start. He king all.the vendors instead of trying to buy one used if out of production. It's my standard plinker bullet with 5.0 Unique in my japchester 32-20. G luck in your search.
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    03-25-2020, 08:55 PM
    Have always liked them. Have a 6" 5 series set up for PPC that is a laser. Would not think a second if I stumbled across an earlier 6 series 4".
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    03-25-2020, 08:49 PM
    When I was 9-12, the family went to Williamsburg on vacation and toured the colonial village. Spent most my time in the blacksmith and gunsmith shops with my father. Memorable, educational and my start down the firear road.
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    03-24-2020, 03:28 PM
    Greg S replied to a thread Preheating mold in Cast Boolits
    Try putting a cover over your mold on the hotplate made from a modified coffee/tin can.
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    03-24-2020, 03:20 PM
    Is it something not in production anymore. I'd walk myself. Sounds fishy to me for 2bills. My friend is an Internet FFL and ships everything for 30-40 bucks. Handguns USPS and long guns FEDEX with his account. I'd discretely find out the shop...
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    03-24-2020, 03:06 PM
    A couple of things to check. Rings tight? Base tight? Front base screws to long interfering/binding the bolt? Try some proven ammo that has worked in the past of try the ammo you have in another proven rifle. Do a box test with...
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    03-22-2020, 06:07 AM
    I'm rocking Redding 45 Colt/Casual dies for a FA Mod 83 in 454. I need to move to a 451 sizing die to aid chambering occassionaly. Looking at scoring a set of RCBS Cowboy dies to use for 46 Colt.
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    03-22-2020, 12:43 AM
    125 jacketed and blue dot. I think k the old Speer manual with the powder kernels on the cover listed 8.+ gr (oldstimers, can't recall) but it is almost a case full. It cruises along and was accurate out of my CZ75.
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    03-20-2020, 07:18 PM
    Do it Italian style in a red sauce stewed served polenta made with 1/2 half and half and water or gnochi. Mmmmmm.
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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