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    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    I have some Rem-UMC nickled .45 Colt balloon heads for you, some Rem-UMC .38 S&W and Rem-UMC .44-40. Have some misc. misfired rounds in various calibers I'll pull down and decap, and if any balloon-heads amongst them will add them to the pile. PM...
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    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Another solution for .44-40 rifles having tight chamber necks, but a large groove diameter is the Accurate 43-200QL helled bullet. This has an oversized stop ring above the crimp groove which can be sized to fit the chamber throat or barrel groove...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    They also made Model 19s with a 6-inch barrel for CHP, but less common than the 2-1/2" or 4". Some 3" Model 19s were made for Customs and Border Patrol, Office of Naval Intelligence and State Dept. Security for use by Marine Embassy Guards, reason...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    Something wrong with Accurate? I have three molds built by them and every one casts beautifully was shipped promptly and works as expected. Check out NOE maybe. I also have a 311440 that drops large enough and also shoots well for Me with...
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    Yesterday, 06:18 AM
    wow!!
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  • Dieselhorses's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41 AM
    Just purchased a AR7 .22 survival rifle made by Henry Arms. Before that was a S&W 10-5.
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    02-16-2020, 09:20 PM
    I figured out long ago that a pistol or revolver which weighed more than 24 ozs. loaded was too heavy for pocket carry. Since I have retired and grown more "portly" I have taken to wearing suspenders for comfort, and do not routinely wear a belt or...
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    02-16-2020, 09:02 PM
    Cleaning brass
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    02-16-2020, 08:52 PM
    Two more “new” ones for me this week. Both RCBS. First is a 32-98 SWC and the second is a eBay find 45-300 FN. It’s covered in surface rust. But inside blocks is clean but one spot. Hoping evapo rust cleans them. CW
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    02-16-2020, 05:29 PM
    This mold is a Accurate 31-135s. It was designed expressly for the RUGER Single six to fit it’s shorter cylinder. I have t yet tried it in the 32/20 but I will soon! Froggy, 7.3 showed ever so slightly sticky extraction from the birds...
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    02-16-2020, 05:02 PM
    I'm with CuriousShooter on this one. Fire lapping causes wear of forcing cone and cylinder throats, but does little or nothing to mitigate a thread choke. A round-hole broach is the factory method to repair thread choke unless you pull the barrel,...
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    02-15-2020, 10:41 PM
    Alliant 300MP is turning up over and over in the research I have been doing the last week on .410 as giving top velocity, and very, very low pressure, which in turn is very forgiving on the hulls.
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    02-15-2020, 10:38 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Obturation in Cast Boolits
    16 BHN is unnecessarily hard for BP, 8-10 BHN is fine for holy black.
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    02-15-2020, 10:37 PM
    Outstanding! There are a bunch of hams on this site. Recommend http://w4ava.org/training.htm as a free training resource with additional useful info beyond what you needed to pass the test.
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    02-15-2020, 08:55 PM
    Hello Froggie Yes, your correct. I haven’t shot the birds-head with these kids yet. I have 6,6.5,7 & 7.3 g loads ready to try. This load started at 5.5g of Blue Dot. Then 5.8 & 6.0 gr. Then 6.5 and 6.8 and 7.0g. No issues with any. Cases...
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    02-15-2020, 06:45 PM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 350 legend HP? in Cast Boolits
    I have a MP 359-220 HP mold that’s really showing promise. I just got a 358429 HP. It’s a lil lighter than what I want as a hunting bullet. I have tried a LBT 220 and a Lyman 358315 and RCBS 200-FN. none shot very well. Not well enough for...
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    02-15-2020, 03:59 PM
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    02-15-2020, 03:54 PM
    I’m stoping at 7.3g with this 135g. No pressure but I broke 1250 and simply don’t “need” more. Shoots great. Tomorrow I’ll. Try them in the Birdshead. ;) CW
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    02-15-2020, 11:53 AM
    This small amount of Dacron should be completely consumed upon firing. If any is deposited onto the muzzle brake it will probably be as a smoky film which can be cleaned off with a brush using Mil-C-372B or Kroil. If you see any visible "fluff"...
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    02-15-2020, 11:35 AM
    Here are pics of Virginia John's raised diamond, square-butt, plainclothes rounded bottom stocks:
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    02-15-2020, 09:42 AM
    An old gun that works is worth more than a new gun that doesn't! For that much money you can get a pre-1980 Model 19 and have it gunsmith tweaked as a duty carry. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/854838805 ...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    02-14-2020, 10:01 PM
    LO, It can be remelted at low temp and more paraffin or BW, or both, added to firm it up. I don't believe it will seriously alter its characteristics for lower velocity applications. If this lube is for 2K+ fps, I do recommend folks that like...
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    02-14-2020, 09:48 PM
    When I had an armory full of them we made a fixture to hold the crane arbor and faced them in a Wilson case trimmer, which made it possible to stretch and face dozens easily once we figured out the correct base length to set the case trimmer.
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    02-14-2020, 07:56 PM
    Post-WW2 but pre-1957 raised diamond stocks typically go for $75-$100 depending on condition. Nice minimally worn, undamaged pre-WW2 ones with good finish VERY much more.
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    02-14-2020, 07:26 PM
    Big squirrel no doubt! UPDATE; STILL waiting on my Cricket. ;(. But I have spoken with the Keystone Factory four times and am holding hope that it’s either at my gun shop or will be tomorrow. Unbelievable it’s been such a hassle acquiring...
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    02-14-2020, 07:24 PM
    Pics would help, square butt?, round butt? Plainclothes stocks with rounded bottom, or uniform holster stocks with flat bottom? Raised uncheckered diamond around grip screw escutcheons or machine checkered right up to bushing? Walnut or...
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    02-14-2020, 02:23 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Obturation in Cast Boolits
    Keith understood the relationship between cylinder throats and correct bullet diameter. He didn't slug barrels. I discussed this at length with him and Skeeter Skelton at Bill Ruger's New Hampshire home when I worked for the company back in the...
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    02-14-2020, 07:44 AM
    AMEN!!! My all time favorite is the 358429. Hands down. I just yesterday received a 358429 HP mold after wanting one for years. Truth told most all mentioned here will suite ya fine. I’m no LEE fan but must give credit for cheap it’s hard to...
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    02-13-2020, 10:39 PM
    I understand that many people like Unique, but I've always had trouble with its large particle and not being able to uniformly measure charges assembled on a Star or Dillon machine. So Bullseye is my preferred powder for standard-pressure loads in...
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Reloading 59yrs, Shooting 59yrs, Casting 55yrs.
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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