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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    I went & looked at just a few of my reloading manuals. Not all , but a few. Most of the ones that show pressure for loads for the 120+/- at the max. suggested loads show them at around 15,800 CUP. The max pressure SAAMI is at 21,500, if I am not...
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    Today, 02:01 PM
    Do you have a chronograph? Testing those 2.0 gr. RD for velocity, may help with determining pressure in THAT firearm. IOW, if the load data says you are reaching close to the 21,500 that is the recommended limit for a .380 Auto by the velocity of,...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    That will work, but so will dropping a soft lead .38 Special slug into the chamber, and driving it into the chamber neck with a 3/8" brass rod, having its end well rounded and polished. Drive the slug in until the brass rod comes to a firm stop...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 PM
    If you are measuring .309-.310 across a 5-groove slug from top of land to bottom of groove, assuming the depth of rifling being 0.005" at mean tolerance, you probably have a .315" barrel, and if you also have a wartime chamber, you can expect a...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread kinda cold here in Our Town
    Gets that way here in MN on occasion as well. LOL ;) it was only -16F overnight & that is sort of "balmy" for this time of year. Right now it is 5F at 10:38AM with a wind chill of only -12F. Quite tolerable, considering where I live in MN... ...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 PM
    The little "mini- bottles' of booze around here are plastic now a days. Have not held a glass one in my hand since I flew domestic many years ago. Kind of cool you still have some available. ;)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 PM
    Interesting topic... lots to consider... All I have on my phone that I might use is some loading manuals, some books I never finished reading, and, if it still worked with batteries, my Caldwell chrony to phone app.. That is all I could think...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    The pics show the muzzle end leading, and not the rest of the bbl.. Is the leading just there, or thru out the bbls? While what Ghosthawk says is true, that "fit is king", IMO, Dusty Bannister likely is going in the right direction with alloy...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    I would do a pound cast of the throat and ensure your bullets fit that, rather than to the groove diameter of the barrel. Even if the groove diameter is as tight as you saw, throat size determines bullet size. Barrel dimensions you cite are...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    You are Welcome!, and glad to oblige! :) :drinks:
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    Today, 11:14 AM
    https://castbulletassoc.org/blog/article/2018/4/145/ed%E2%80%99s-red-revisited http://handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=9
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 AM
    Minimum OAL 0.955", 2 grains of Bullseye or TiteGroup.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    In the S&W topbreaks don't exceed 2 grains of Bullseye with 158-grain bullet. 2.5 would be OK with 125. Good load is 148-grain HBWC seated out to 1.20" OAL with 2.2-2.4 grains Bullseye. OK to start a full grain less, then seat to 1.0" OAL...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    Good Idea.....only caveat I would suggest is to have a 14" twist and certainly not any faster twist than 12". Otherwise, with cast bullets, you lose accuracy with the 30-30 capacity that the additional gain in velocity would provide. If done just...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    The 2.5 grain Bullseye load is max. for the Accurate bullets 36-187H and 36-190T which have only 0.275-0.30 seating depth. With heavier bullets which require seating depth exceeding 0.3" do not exceed 2.1 grains Bullseye.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    Any good feeling light weight 2-4” blade with a good belly made from good steel is gonna fit your bill. Much information out there on steels. Carbon is always a good choice if you can sharpen a knife as they sharpen well and quick but wont hold...
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  • rl69's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 AM
    Thus says the Lord: "I remember…the kindness of your youth…" JEREMIAH 2:2 Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Does everything in my life fill His heart with gladness, or do I constantly...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    LOL. In all sincerity & no offense, I read this post & what came to my mind was 2 things. One is the saying about, "Putting lipstick or a dress on a pig doesn't make the pig any prettier.", and, for the second part of the post, this: I...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    As I read through this topic, I am reminded of another topic... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?156622-75-000-Wadcutters-in-a-Model-27 It makes me wonder more about "breaking in a barrel" of a firearm. I also think it may have...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 AM
    While it is sad to hear of the loss of your friend, your mentioning the liquor bottle is a good idea since it appears to have worked well for you. Now it is time for me, or anyone who might be interested in doing so, to venture out to the local...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 AM
    I am pretty sure that the OP & many here know this, but, if someone else who reads this topic may not be aware that, even if the 44 mag brass are short & you decide not to use them for your 44Mag as 44Mag rounds any more, you can always trim them...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    http://www.sv-verstal.com/Wiederladen/Accurate/44REM.pdf
    23 replies | 335 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    PM sent. :) Thanks! :)
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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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