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    Today, 02:54 AM
    I found a brand new maker of buckshot molds, and made right in my home state! They are a little expensive, but look to be absolute top quality. Check out that cool toggle and gear hinge. It looks like he will make any size shot or ball, even up to...
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Maybe I'm just lucky, but I have had nothing but good luck with the Load All II. It's downfall is the fact you can't final crimp hard enough on some loads, the stack has to be perfect. The resizing of the Lee is fantastic. The Mec 600 Jr. ... as far...
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    05-21-2018, 06:28 PM
    Are you talking about the fiber optic front sight? I see steel and tritium sights quite a bit. Mine came with a regular steel, all black blade. It's ok for light colored targets, but not good for much else. I painted mine orange.
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    05-20-2018, 05:56 PM
    I am certain that Ruger will no longer work on my modified Sp101. Ruger does not technically have a warranty at all, but they require all firearms are in the factory configuration, or they will not work on it. I will either have a gunsmith do work,...
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    05-20-2018, 05:46 PM
    That does sound like a decent setup. I guess it makes perfect sense now, you have a back bored barrel with a fixed improved cylinder choke. I always wondered why guns like the 590 didn't all come with I/C chokes. That sound like you learned a...
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    05-18-2018, 10:44 PM
    I'll admit, I'm one who thinks it's more in your head than actual feel. Doesn't matter what I think though, if you like it. I'd like to try it out if you ever come up my way. The thing that sets off a red flag for me is the "back boring." This...
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    05-18-2018, 12:43 AM
    I'm not 100% sure to blame the rifling yet, but my new model 57-6 seems to be leading considerably more than the old 80's built 57. So far I'm looking at the throats more than anything, which are .410". I can't seem to get an accurate measure of the...
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    05-16-2018, 02:52 PM
    The gun is now at the gunsmith, and it seems like a straight forward deal. He is going to use the 4.2" model SP101 to mock the location of the sight on mine. I should have it back in about 2 weeks. Just holding it on there, I can tell I'm going to...
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    05-15-2018, 09:41 PM
    No. I ordered two molds about 3 weeks ago, and have not seen either. One for handgun coming right to my door. The slug mold is going straight to Erik, and I'm guessing he must take 3 weeks or so to do his thing. He is not doing regular pull out pins...
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    05-15-2018, 07:23 PM
    Any word on this? I have not heard anything back.
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    05-15-2018, 02:18 PM
    Unfortunately you can't get a Smith and Wesson in 327 Federal. I prefer the SP101 to a J frame anyway. I would rather have the gun I want, in the caliber I want, than to save $200. Thanks for asking. I am set on adding a rear sight to this gun. I...
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    05-13-2018, 11:52 AM
    Buying the 4.2" model is the cheap way to go, but it won't work for me. I carry IWB, about 7:30 (left hand), and the 4.2" barrel is just a little too long, and digs in, I tried it. Plus you can see the bottom of the holster as you walk, and...
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    05-13-2018, 12:21 AM
    I'm sure that it would be, but I can't see myself carrying that every day in a holster.:D
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    05-12-2018, 01:07 AM
    That bullet wouldn't happen to be the 31-120K, would it? I love that bullet. My windage is pretty close, but it shoots low, something like 12" at 25 yards. I could file off the front sight, but there's more to it. Besides being slow to see the...
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    05-11-2018, 12:15 PM
    Did you end up finding another solution, selling it, or just living with the factory groove?
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    05-11-2018, 12:12 PM
    But if Lee dies size to .331", and Redding dies size to .331", what are you gaining? Maybe Redding holds a tighter tolerance, so your chances of getting a .331" are much higher, where Lee seems to have a .331" minus .002" tolerance. A die .335"...
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    05-10-2018, 10:42 PM
    That sounds like you are in the same boat as me. If I keep pressures down, I have no problems. I've shot up to 300 rounds non-stop with 3.5 grains of 700x. After I burn up the rest of this jug, I'm switching over to american select. At 4 grains, I'm...
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    05-10-2018, 07:54 PM
    I've been looking into something like having the J frame rear sight installed. That seems to be the most straight forward, simple, and effective way. For some reason there does not seem to be any pictures of an sp101 with one installed. If I could...
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    05-10-2018, 02:44 PM
    I am looking to install a rear sight onto my 3" SP101, and am looking for recommendations from people who have had it done. I've tried calling, but it doesn't seem like anyone listed online will answer the phone. I'm not looking for the cheapest...
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    05-10-2018, 12:08 PM
    I'm not sure if I have. I have a Ruger LCR, Ruger SP101, and Henry Bigboy carbine. It turns out I did have some fired brass, all .339"-.340", and the FCD showed up at the door. I ran a handful through, every single one comes out about .3365",...
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    05-10-2018, 01:29 AM
    I thought that was the case at first, but there is no way. There is tons of published data for the 100 grain XTP, and loading EXACTLY as listed causes problems. H110 is pretty much out the window, no H110 load has ever worked well. Lil Gun is the...
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    05-09-2018, 08:40 PM
    I have not had any luck with any mold makers cutting a mold for this bullet I drew. It is based on the H&G #258, but with a much larger meplat. I'm hoping there is enough interest in a group buy to have somebody like Miha make them.
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    05-09-2018, 01:31 PM
    I'm not sure how you could open up a carbide die, nothing I have is capable. Lee won't replace it, and even if they did it wouldn't help. They purposefully make the dies to the minimum spec. Speaking of which, I looked them up. The body diameter for...
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    05-08-2018, 03:11 PM
    It looks like I'm not alone either, especially in the case splitting department. Another guy, also using Lee dies, even Starline brass, has his sizing to .330", and having the same problems. He was told that this is the minimum spec, and Lee...
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    05-08-2018, 02:49 PM
    I had considered that, but I now have at least 3 different runs of Starline 327 Federal brass, and all are the same. I purchased 500 last year, 500 this year, and about 1000 this year that I'm told is a number of years old. All three fail in the...
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    05-08-2018, 12:27 PM
    I have always been having some problems with 327 Federal splitting cases, and never getting to max loads without sticking cases. I think I've found the root of the problem with the resizing die. Online specs say cases should be .337", but I'm not...
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    05-08-2018, 11:37 AM
    It seems Federal comes out with a new name for their promo shells every year, so it is hard to keep track. Are those a paper basewad? If so, they actually produce lower pressures than gold medal, and you could keep the powder charge the same as...
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    05-07-2018, 10:58 AM
    That's too funny. I got mine this year while sleeping too. A bird came in gobbling, most likely the one I shot, about 8am. It saw my decoys and gobbled like mad, but wouldn't give me a clear shot. As it was walking away I called, and that only...
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    05-05-2018, 06:11 PM
    I say just let them have them. My brand new S&W trigger has improved a ton from brand new, and seems to shoot well. I have yet to sit down and shoot groups off a rest. I see no reason the brand new S&W's are not every bit as good as the old. All you...
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    05-04-2018, 11:34 PM
    I personally start with what I've had luck with in the past, or have on hand. If I have bullets on hand, I use those, or I buy a 100 pack from the local store (along with brass if needed). I almost always start with Blue dot powder for handguns, or...
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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
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