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    Today, 10:01 AM
    I do indeed. Even though chambered for the 32 H&R Magnum, it is very accurate with 32 S&W Longs with a 98 grain SWC. Still keeping an eye out for a decent Model 31. I have an improved I frame pre Model 30 4” which is handy as a pocket on a shirt,...
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    Today, 06:34 AM
    Me too. Just glanced at it. Duh 98 grain! And honestly that was not one of them spell correction things either.
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    I have found that with a 98 grain swc, my most accurate and shoot to point of aim loads for fixed sight S&W's - 32 HE's, an improved I frame pre-Model 30, and my 631 (all 4") are 2- 2.1 grains of Bullseye. I have tried 115 grain swc's but due to...
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    05-28-2020, 10:17 AM
    I was wondering about the FC brass. A cousin gave me 5 boxes of Federal white box 223 “223 REM. 50 grain” jhps. All head stamped FC 223 REM. I thought it was weird all were crimped and with red varnish on the crimp. Was it that Federal had a slew...
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    05-19-2020, 09:40 AM
    I reckon I was raised under a tub, but I would never ever have thought of it being considered suppressed. Now that is a bright and shiny new idea to me. One of the many things I like about this site, is the engineering done by some on here. I'm...
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    05-18-2020, 11:46 AM
    Quite true: dwell time. I was on the opposite end trying to regulate my sights on my Lipsey 4 1/2" New Model Blackhawk. It was shooting near the absolute top of my target at 25 yards with 240 grain SWC's. I upped the powder charge in increments...
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    05-17-2020, 01:18 PM
    It’s prettier than a speckled pup under a red wagon compared to a black gun. They certainly have their uses but are plumb ugly!
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    05-15-2020, 08:00 PM
    I just heard the other shoe drop. Counselor you have just moved for a summary judgment and it is granted.
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    05-15-2020, 12:57 PM
    I understand that, but sometimes I've had a feller's heirs drop by for my opinion on their daddy's firearms. It is kind of tough to explain that if nothing had happened to it, it would be worth so much, but now ... On that Garand it was a...
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    05-15-2020, 12:49 PM
    JoeJames replied to a thread Mosquitoes? in Our Town
    Anywhere in the Mississippi Delta and especially where there's rice, there's mosquitoes. Up in the hills they are are rather weak variety, but in the Delta they are tough! I think they keep the red wasp population down though.
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    05-15-2020, 09:31 AM
    I ain't ever been much in favor of banning anything, but I might consider it when it comes to grinders, sand paper, and varnish. I have seen some firearms that might have been quite high priced, if one or two of the previous owners had just left...
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    05-14-2020, 06:34 PM
    I will size like I’ve always done with my rcbs carbide die. I may use next the Lyman 44 Special neck expander/decapper die. The Lyman seating die seats only - does not crimp; so that would be next. Then use my rcbs seating/crimping die to just...
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    05-14-2020, 09:31 AM
    Even though the locking ring on the full length is frozen, I have an rcbs carbide sizing die anyway. I hope I can salvage the seating die because I really like the configuration of the seating plug - perfect for swc’s.
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    05-12-2020, 01:46 PM
    Good news on #1 - nothing wrong with an extra de-capper. No carbide ring I could see in #2. On pics dis-assembled - the decapping rod on #3 is locked up, and is soaking in liquid wrench right now, along with the locking ring on #2; if I can free...
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    05-12-2020, 12:27 PM
    Last weekend a cousin gave me a box of Lyman 44 Special dies that a friend of his had given him. He knew I was an irredeemable nut about the 44 Special. I already have an RCBS set of 44 Magnum/44 Special dies with carbide sizer, etc. But I am always...
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    05-12-2020, 10:43 AM
    JoeJames replied to a thread Help pricing vise in Our Town
    Wait a minute here, hog scapers? You talking about the kind with a kind of concave round circular blade and a turned wood handle? $150? Wow if that is true!
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    05-12-2020, 10:39 AM
    JoeJames replied to a thread New Press in Reloading Equipment
    My old RCBS JR is like that - can swap out large and small primer assemblies.
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    05-10-2020, 06:17 PM
    Never saw that, but if I had I might have sold a few.
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    05-10-2020, 06:01 AM
    During the President Hussein 22 shortage/hoarding highest I saw was $50 to $55 a carton at gun shows.
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    05-10-2020, 05:53 AM
    Of all the strange and nightmarish aspects of the Chinese Plague, the T.P.stampede is by far the weirdest . Well it is imported from L.A., lower Arkansas, Crossett to be exact. Curious as to the source of the stampede?
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    05-10-2020, 05:39 AM
    My math skills may be rusty, but I am cyphering 4 ounces of tin to 5 pounds of lead.
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    05-09-2020, 08:19 PM
    Probably no need to mention it, but with cast boolits you need to bell the case mouth just enough to let the boolit start seating. Otherwise it will hang on the case mouth.
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    05-09-2020, 07:26 PM
    GooseGestapo’s tip on lead free solder came in very handy today. I was up at a cousin’s scrounging for lead and looking for tin. I mentioned lead free solder and he gave me a 1 pound roll. Thanks for the tip!
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    05-09-2020, 03:11 PM
    I had to register in 1969; 2S for two years in college. Lottery drawing in 1971 - fixing to go advanced ROTC - my number was 356. That was the end of that! But still have my card for sure - 1H.
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    05-09-2020, 01:08 PM
    That sure beats Elmer’s suggestion of finding a tree to lean back against.
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    05-09-2020, 11:46 AM
    In praise of this thread. I subscribe to a number of gun magazines, but this thread has been much more interesting than anything I’ve read lately. The suspense about the breech, pictures of the RB, details of the repairs, cartridge discussion all...
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    05-08-2020, 05:58 PM
    "Also, if you add 2-5% lead-free solder (95% tin, 5% antimony) it will greatly improve the fill out of the bullets and decrease rejects. It also makes a more velocity tolerant bullet. " That's a very good tip. I am getting in some 99% lead, and was...
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    05-08-2020, 05:43 PM
    That's what I figured !
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Standard issue Arkansan. Family arrived in the Arkansas territory @1820. We set the tone in the Arkansas.
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Arkansas Delta
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S&W's, reloading 44 Special, 32 S&W long, and 38 Special.
Occupation:
lawyer - small town - Mississippi Delta

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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