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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    I used 3/4" EMT conduit for my target frame. It packs down nicely into a tent bag. It consists of five 5' long sections, two brackets, and the steel plate. I cut my own brackets nearly identical to these out of 1/4" steel plate....
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    44 special is a fine caliber. I was just double checking, as it is one of the most notorious for non-expanding hollowpoints. I'm sure the gold dot's work well, they are about the best JHP (technically plated) bullet you can buy in most calibers. ...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    If you choose a jacketed hollow point, do the research. 44 special is especially picky on such bullets. As for the shooting, don't stage the double action trigger. The GP100 has a great trigger that doesn't stack. Just dry fire the heck out of it...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    While I couldn't find the exact wad stack I was using, I was likely using the following Remington 3 1/2" hull Remington 209 primer 45 grains Bluedot X10X + (5) 1/8" 10 gauge nitro cards Scoop of PSB buffer .780" ball 1/8" 12 gauge cork wad...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    I have no idea about a lever action, but the Lee 452-252-SWC cycles through my Sig P220 as slick as can be. Never had a hang up. I'm guessing both will work fine. Flip a coin.
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    No. I've gone as far a .742" in a .731" groove 12 gauge. I don't recommend that as ideal though. Anywhere from .003" to .008" over bore (or groove if rifled) seems to work fine. It's the same reason you use .457" balls in a 45 caliber cap and ball...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Here is some more data for you guys. I did a quick chronograph session with different primers, as I'm still trying to decide on which one works best. The load was as follows 7 grains Bluedot Accurate 31-137K 1.605" OAL For whatever strange...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    For all I know this load, or one very similar has been recommended before. This was in my H&R Tracker II 20 gauge, with a .6265" groove diameter. I tried half a dozen factory sabot slugs, none of them are even acceptable. Remington sluggers shot...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Then my mold will be perfect for you. It drops about a .780" ball with clip on wheel weight alloy. Let me know if you want it.
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    It serves a purpose, it is the most powerful cartridge you can buy in the blackhawk with aluminum grip frame. It's a great gun. It's pointless in a redhawk, but I prefer 41 magnum in an N frame. It's a decent step up from 357 magnum, and a small...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    I only did it once to a blued steel S&W, and it 100% cured it. A pin gauge slides all the way through with no resistance. Cylinder throats were not effected, at least not significantly. I don't know about the throat, it looked fine to me. That gun...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    The fire lapping hits the constriction, which is pretty much right away. After that it will be sized down, and no longer effective. Do this enough times, and it should result as you say, in a slight taper from one end to the other. Most importantly,...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    I never did get around to writing my findings on 10 gauge slugs yet. I ended up finding a 22" slug barrel for my Ithaca Mag10. In the case of Ithaca/Remington, they used a .780" bore. Many 10 gauges use a .770" bore. You will have to find out what...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
    If that was the only 44 I owned, I would size to .432". Since all my other guns take a .431", I would use a .431". I don't know your own situation. You can fire lap your gun with a fire lap kit. It's kind of a PITA, but does work well. It will only...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Do you only see the BaD ? in Our Chapel
    Psalm 14;2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Psalm 25:1-21 To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. {2} O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    morning... 35 and more rain... The Inspiration of Spiritual Initiative By Oswald Chambers Arise from the dead… —Ephesians 5:14 Not all initiative, the willingness to take the first step, is inspired by God. Someone may say to you, “Get up...
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread for thought and meditation in Our Chapel
    A really good lesson . Thanks Marko !
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 09:57 PM
    Yea - I know all lf the complaints about the trigger pull on the Henry single shot so please don't refer me to the 18 page thread on how to fix it - I was there in the beginning of it. I put off buying one when they first came out but I am now...
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  • bedbugbilly's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 08:24 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Antique or not? in Our Town
    Isn't this Krag considered a highly dangerous "assault weapon' - after all. I believe some Krags were used in the assault by Roosevelt's men on he assault of San Juan Hill. :-)
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 08:16 PM
    Did any of your fingers, tongue, or limbs fall off after eating it? To me eating something that carries the Leprosy virus would be like have sex with Someone who has aids.
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 06:31 PM
    they are sizers if I am not mistaken.. but cant see the inside, and there are few details..
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  • Blood Trail's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 06:07 PM
    #00 is pretty popular around here for yotes. I’ve developed some real tight patterns at 50 yards with #1. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    55 replies | 6961 view(s)
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Been casting and reloading for years... Live very remote in Alaska. Retired military.
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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