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    06-18-2018, 12:18 PM
    I've tested the velocity of Blue dot in cold temps in shotguns and handguns, and have yet to find it to be any more temperature sensitive than any other powder. Use it with a proper load, and it works great. I prefer 1 3/8 oz and heavier myself. I...
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    06-17-2018, 10:54 PM
    I got to check out a 7 shot GP100 357 mag, I've been told some brands cases don't even fit in it. I don't see why they couldn't make an 8 shot GP100 327 Federal. The cylinder can't be that much different from the blackhawk, which came as an 8 shot.
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    06-17-2018, 10:24 PM
    There are certainly real gunsmiths around, and I am luck enough to be near a handful. I do know of a number of the type you describe. I know a guy that was honest, yeah they really only put together AR's. The ones that baffle me are the ones that...
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    06-17-2018, 10:06 PM
    That's a good point on the 9mm. I never liked 38 special in a snubbie. Sure it works, but I'd rather stick to something like a full wadcutter, SWC, or ideally a SWC hollow point casted soft, and all driven as fast as possible. I don't have a 38 LCR,...
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    06-16-2018, 03:03 PM
    For that price, I'd give that saddle mount a try. Stay away from Weaver and B-Square. Those are the ones I tried, and they are junk. I forgot about the recoil pad, yes the standard 870 pad is about as soft as an offroad tire. No surprise, the Lyman...
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    06-15-2018, 01:41 AM
    I had just addressed another person on accurizing an 870, so I'm just going to copy and paste the text. When I started, it was an old 870 12 gauge, that started as a bird/buck combo. The slug barrel is a 20" smooth bore, fixed IC choke with open...
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    06-15-2018, 12:53 AM
    Just so you are aware, their sabots really only work with their hammerhead slugs. I tried a few different 50 caliber bullets, and all blew trough the bottom of the sabot. Unless something has changed, 44 cal will not work.
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    06-14-2018, 11:05 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread GT Bullets in Cast Boolits
    I mostly cast my own, but what I do buy is mostly from GT. They are good bullets, all cast from 96/2/2 alloy. It's a fantastic alloy, probably my favorite, but they can get dings easy in shipping. I've bought both sized and not sized, and they are...
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    06-14-2018, 07:48 PM
    If I'm not mistaken, the 429422 is the same as the 429421, except with a hollow base (or possibly a hollow point). I was just reading about that in Sixguns, apparently hollow base were thought to be more inherently accurate back then.
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    06-14-2018, 02:29 AM
    One thing I forgot to add is the two slugs I measured were .7358". I was hoping for .733", but that should fill the hull nicely.
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    06-13-2018, 10:16 PM
    The trick to heavy slugs, is a heavy gun. My USH is pushing 11 pounds. I agree, if I were to start completely over, I would have gone with 20 gauge. Estimated weight with a plain base is 943 grains with wheel weights. I want to try heat treating...
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    06-13-2018, 02:43 PM
    I finally got the mold today, and couldn't be happier. Like anybody, I had the pot heating up before I even opened the box. I had the pot set at 750F, and it casts fantastic. I don't know why, but I always got well over half as rejects with the...
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    06-13-2018, 01:01 AM
    I assume it matters where you are, but there will be some kind of 32 caliber ammo you can use. By me, 327 federal is almost non-existant, but I can find 32 H&R at pretty much any shop, along with 32 ACP (and it's cheap too). The only time I tried 32...
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    06-12-2018, 08:05 PM
    That's good to hear, and a 5" 15 shot group is already pretty good. Once you get the combo with the right barrel fit, you will have a heck of a slug gun. Round balls really are impressive.
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    06-12-2018, 06:29 PM
    I just found the solution to my problem. After checking out a handful in a store, I decided the GP100 would be an even better fit. I ended up finding a Lipsey's special GP100, 5" barrel half-lug, blued, 327 federal, and it will hopefully be here...
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    06-10-2018, 08:33 PM
    It has just come to my attention that MP already made a #258 clone a few years ago, it is even listen on their website. At this point I've lost all interest in this. Feel free to still use my designs, but I'm no longer interested in the large meplat...
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    06-07-2018, 06:24 PM
    With 60 buyers between us and singleactions, they must be getting ready to run this soon.
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    06-06-2018, 10:45 PM
    It sound like the others can help with the load itself better than I can. I did build a smooth bore slug gun for my dad about this time last year, and I may have some ideas for that. Is this a gun you have previously fired slugs out of with good...
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    06-06-2018, 12:58 AM
    I have yet to actually shoot the NOE version, but it sure looks like it could be a great hunting bullet. If I had found it earlier, I probably wouldn't have even posted this in the first place. I'm still interested in an H&G clone, but I could care...
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    06-04-2018, 09:41 PM
    There you go using logic to an illogical state. Firearms (even muzzleloaders) must be "single projectile". My favorite one is I hunt in the "shotgun zone" (any handgun 22 caliber center fire or larger, shotgun with a single slug, or muzzle loader of...
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    06-04-2018, 09:10 PM
    If you can find one for $700 (about what a SP101 with rear sight machine work costs), let me know. Good luck even finding one. I do not like porting though, what a waste on a small gun. I personally think the 2" SP101 would be a downgrade from...
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    06-04-2018, 06:59 PM
    If Minnesota would allow it, I would choose 000 buckshot, and never look back.
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    06-04-2018, 03:19 PM
    I'm starting to think an unaltered one might be a good idea. I've found that the NOE 412-237-SWC should be the ticket for a wide meplat, hunting bullet. I was thinking a H&G #258 as Elmer intended it would be a good addition to the Elmer Keith...
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    06-01-2018, 06:27 PM
    While I think the LCR is awesome, it beats out any J-frame IMO, I'm not interested in a big LCR. First, I actually like the heft of the SP101, soaks up even 140 grain H110 cast bullet magnums, but it's still light enough I can forget about it on a...
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    05-31-2018, 09:38 PM
    That is a possibility, along with putting the 3" barrel on the 4.2" frame. At this point I don't think it's worth going farther though. It seems that it will be easier to learn to carry the 4.2" model, than to track down somebody that can put a rear...
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    05-31-2018, 08:32 PM
    After making a number of calls today, it's not looking good. The best i can do is Bowen classics, and they can install a raised fixed sight. I'm not even going to bother with that. It really is a shame, I had tried the 4.2" barrel, and it's just...
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    05-31-2018, 01:05 PM
    It looks like it is back to the drawing board. I've talked to a number of gunsmiths, and even left it at one for the past couple weeks to look it over. The end result is, none are willing to install a J-Frame rear sight. It's a shame Ruger would...
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    05-30-2018, 10:11 PM
    I had never heard of them before now. The one 730 grain mold looks about what I'm going for. I am still waiting for the mold to be sent to Erik. I got my 5 cavity mold last week that I had ordered on the same day. I'm guessing it will still be...
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    05-30-2018, 07:57 PM
    I will take one 2-cavity gas check mold twcondon94 at gmail dot com
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    05-30-2018, 07:03 PM
    I don't think it would be a safety issue, but I doubt you have a proper crimp if some of the ball is protruding. I know my roll crimper wont, the nose of the slug hits the tool before the crimp seats on the edge of the slug or ball.
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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
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