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  • sniper's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    O.K., dumb questions...My revolver throats measure .358, and barrel groove diameter is .3567, measured by Dardas before they went out of business. I ordered some boolits from an on-line company which has very good reviews and good service. I...
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    Today, 12:36 PM
    sniper replied to a thread Trail Boss in .357 Mag in Cast Boolits
    Thanx; Seen it, got a copy in my files. Used it for my recent activities.:smile:
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    Hamish replied to a thread Molds FS in Swappin & Sellin
    Bumping it,,,,,,
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    I've used Smokes powder & Eastwood. I use a Zip-Lock Brand Container from the Grocery store. I use the flat about 6"x6". It's a #5 in recycle triangle. I put in 4 tablespoons on 6mm air soft BB's, a teaspoon (max) of powder and 100 38/9mm...
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    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    Saying it like that, I'd tell you to pound sand. milkman' been a member here a sight more than either one of us.
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  • jetsfan-24's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    jetsfan-24 started a thread Noe -311-175gc ? in Leverguns
    I have a noe 311-175 gc mold do u think I would b safe in a marlin lever as far as having a big enough flat point to not making the rounds go off in front of each other
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  • jetsfan-24's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    I have a noe 311-175 gc mold do u think the nose of the bollits is 2 small for it to b safe in marlin lever gun ? as far as the nose firing off the bollit in front of it
    1 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    I used to go to a bagel shop next to a starpucks. I piggybacked off their Wi-Fi, no problem. Unfortunately they closed. Now I go to Coffee Bean, don't know what their Corp policy is on 2A. But That Store Mgr shoots at the same indoor range as...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    02-19-2019, 10:07 PM
    Well zippity do dah,,,,,,,
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  • sniper's Avatar
    02-19-2019, 10:01 PM
    Conservative, or whatever you may wish to call it. After using Blue Dot very satisfactorily behind 150-158 cast SWCs, the warning about 125 gr boolits made me a bit skittish, seeing as how that is my other most-used projectile weight. I know...
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    02-19-2019, 02:12 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Casting Furnaces in Casting Equipment
    Remember that Guanantees from both only cover two years because of the electronics. I have the old pots from both. But when one does die, I will buy a new RCBS pot. Even though the display is on the side. RCBS still has the BEST CUSTOMER...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    02-19-2019, 01:56 PM
    Plus one on the plunk test. I do that in all auto loading handguns. Ya just use the bbl with the tightest chamber.
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    02-19-2019, 01:45 PM
    When I was a kid in the early 1960's, we used to go out to Arizona to visit an old Shipmate of My Dad's. He had an old Thompson M1 Submachine gun. We would bring out a couple thousand rounds of .45ACP loaded to max with 225gr RN from a H&G 8cav...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    02-19-2019, 12:58 PM
    Hamish started a thread Molds FS in Swappin & Sellin
    Please post an "I'll take it", followed by PM with payment and shipping information. Payment by USPS money order or Paypal, personal check if I know you. Shipping by USPS. Prices are shipped CONUS, outside CONUS actual cost. 1. NOE 326331...
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    02-19-2019, 12:37 PM
    I called and spoke with a tech at IMR powders last week, inquiring about IMR Blue as a replacement for Blue Dot in loads for my Ruger Match Champion. I was told that data was in the process of being accumulated, and "might" be available "in a...
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    02-19-2019, 01:03 AM
    sniper replied to a thread Trail Boss in .357 Mag in Cast Boolits
    I decided to try something. I got a .357 case, measured and marked to the base of a 158 gr SWC boolit, which I figured would be the longest projectile I'd be likely to use, then used my Dremel to cut it off at the bottom edge of the line, to...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 11:59 PM
    When I shot Max-Power .38-44, .357Mag, .44Mag and Especially. 454 Casull, I would keep cases trimmed. Because they did grow. I crimped and seated at the same time, almost always in a Keith Type crimp groove. Later on Taper Crimp be came...
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    02-18-2019, 11:21 PM
    Lyman #358429 over 6.5grs Unique in .38spl case. Good for short bbl'd 4"-4 3/4" Colts. A very Heavy Load only shot in .357Mag Guns these days. Take great care to use these in .Heavy Frame Guns. If I still had a .38-44 Today, I wouldn't shoot...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 09:53 PM
    It looks better then RockChucker I bought in 1975.
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    02-18-2019, 08:04 PM
    Depends on how sharp the nose is ? I know of two (personally) blown up lever guns that had detonations in the mag tubes from round nose bullets. Back in the day (20yrs ago+) When I had time to cast bullets for my 2Kids Cowboy guns, I used 2...
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  • jetsfan-24's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 07:37 PM
    I was mainly wondering because they r round nose and not flat point they r sized at 358
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  • jetsfan-24's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 07:14 PM
    ii have some 158 gr round nose hi tech coated bollits at cowboy vel would they b safe in a rossi 357 mag lever ?
    14 replies | 321 view(s)
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    02-18-2019, 06:49 PM
    Walks replied to a thread oil in powder measure in Our Town
    Let He who is without STUPID cast the first stone. Last dumb thing I did was try to check a "dummy" cartridge in the wrong caliber rifle. Got a Uberti 66 Carbine with a brass topped front sight in .45Colt. Got a Uberti 73 Carbine with a brass...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 06:28 PM
    Walks replied to a thread 38-55 bullet sizing in Leverguns
    Just size them base first. Otherwise you could maybe strip off the gas check.
    6 replies | 157 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 06:25 PM
    Looks like you applied TOO much crimp. Is your case way too long. What Mold does that bullet drop from ? Doesn't quite look like a #452374. Is it from a Lee mold? Almost looks like it was sized from the bottom in a Lube-Sizer, from a too big...
    4 replies | 323 view(s)
  • Walks's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 04:11 PM
    I got my M1 Garand from the DCM in 1988. It was a Walnut Stocked Winchester made in June 1944. All Winchester Parts. It was in 95%+ Condition. It also had It's rear sight moved half way to the left. I didn't touch the sight first time I fired it....
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 12:36 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread Meplat? in Cast Boolits
    The same way you pronounce "sabot",,,,,,, [smilie=1:
    33 replies | 736 view(s)
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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