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    Today, 07:56 PM
    Sorry to read this. Hate to read these actually. But part of life is death and none of us make it “out” alive. I dread the day. Have experienced it it’s never fun and the current is expected to be the worst. My first “lap dog” 19# Lahasa and my...
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    Today, 07:51 PM
    I get same in one Marlin ‘94. My newer Cowboy dosent do it. So I agree generous chamber. I have shot some healthy RUGER loads pushing 300’s to 1600 to see it. Worst is brass probably won’t last as long. But I have had that rifle for over twenty...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 07:15 PM
    NOT a brass problem. A sloppy chamber and excessive case sizing problem.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 PM
    I will put You in My Prayers tonight. I know how hard it is to watch a Parent suffer until the end. We had to do it twice. My Wife and I are hanging on by our fingernails too. Prayers help sooth the Soul.
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    Today, 07:03 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Biscuits and gravy in Cookin' Recipe's
    It's so blasted easy to make. My Wife does the shopping tomorrow, and I'm bad sick. Gonna tell Her I need some Serious COMFORT FOOD. Biscuits and gravy for Dinner tomorrow night. I can almost taste it NOW.
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    Today, 06:57 PM
    I still get Handloader & Rifle. My Wife gives Me the 2yr Subscriptions as a Birthday Present every other year. I don't want to upset the Apple cart so I take it and read them. I Read it with a BIG grain of SALT. One of their writers did and...
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    Today, 05:32 PM
    Well that’s a big one! My first attempt set at 400 left a pool of lead with a couple lumps. Ironically it was red HF and looked omanis. Temps on these cheap ovens can be all over the map
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    You should have some reading material in your mailbox. Feel free to contact me again if I can be of further help.
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    Today, 03:32 PM
    If you get into reloading .32 ACP in a major way, you will find that mixed headstamp, range pickup brass varies greatly in wall thickness and is rather a nuisance. Dealing with it is a fool's errand and poor economy. As one who has over 50 years...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 PM
    Too hot for the chamber dimensions. You are asking alot of the brass to expand that much and seal a sloppy chamber. The .45 Colt, .44 Magnum, .357 were not designed for lever-action use. To make a cylindrical case feed reliably in a...
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    Today, 02:29 PM
    I like my 222/20 better than my later, bigger & heavier 223/20 Savage. That 222 is a earlier model and much lighter. Shoots great too regulation is MUCH closer than the 223/20. Not much difference as the 223 is a 1:14 so it won’t shoot heavier than...
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    Today, 02:17 PM
    Just called Keystone. (Not real happy with them.) Dispite the lip service they acknowledge the order but it’s not gonna ship till “possibly” end of this week. They say my dealer called up a few days after my order and ordered a stocking order. She...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    Chamber is too large. Measure diameter of fired case at the bulge. Expect that it is over .485" Load is probably too hot. Dies size the brass too much. Measure your sized cases, expect they are smaller in body diameter than .475" Look...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    You should not be seeing leading. What’s the dia? Hardness with PC at sub 1k is moot. I have shot dead soft to straight Lino PCd zero issues multiple Glock bbls. Are you crimping heavily? Said before but your sure the PC is cured...
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    Today, 07:34 AM
    I loaded my oven with lava rock. It helps allot with even heat but needs to be warmed. So I run the oven full timer before first bake. I keep two baskets on top and warm bullets in there before coating. It absolutely helps! My bullets make it just...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 AM
    Yep, the Rotating Drum PM is the most Consistent, Period. Have Lyman, RCBS(2), Hornady L-N-L & older style, and a Redding BR-3. No sliding bar measures for me. They stick.
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    Today, 04:38 AM
    Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. I guess Ugly is too.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 AM
    I ran into this exact problem with a Cimarron-Pietta Pistolero 4-3/4" in .45 Colt on which the sight was crooked. Gun shot way off! Smacked front sight with a 2 oz. brass hammer to straighten up, and snapped the front sight off. Poor factory...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    Here are some updates from me: These all for .32 ACP and .32 S&W Long with 3 grains of AutoComp for .380 ACP Original Ruger LCP Beretta 1934 and SIG P230 with 2.5 grains Bullseye for 9x19mm REVOLVER, S&W 940, Ruger SP101, etc. with 3.5...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Red Dot is bulky and a porous base "fluffy" powder, so you should not need to use any filler. The 13-grain load of Red Dot would give about 1800 fps with a 145-grain GC bullet and should not be increased.
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    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread Marlin 1894 to???? in Leverguns
    EXACTLY MY THOUGHTS!! Find a smith to spin off that 43 Bbl and install and chamber a 357 barrel. First on your block to have a B&D!! Great caliber!! CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Either of those colors has worked for me either. Some colors simply don’t work shake n bake. I bought two last week green and blue. Blue has always been great for me. But never bought this brand. Wouldn’t coat at all. Left a “frosted” look. But...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
    Bottom line is 99% of distances where a red dot is used will not see an appreciable difference. Have t ya seen them mounted at a 45 angle on MSR setups? If it really bothers ya, you have a dot with a tube 1” or 30mm or a pic rail, levels are...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    Water dropped bullets are too hard and don't shoot as well in standard-pressure revolver loads. I have no need for "hard" bullets and am another one of those old fuds who prefer drop their bullets onto a folded towel for gentle cooling and easy...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:15 AM
    Haha. Good deal.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    02-17-2020, 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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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    02-17-2020, 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...
    34 replies | 1731 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