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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    I thought I had some, but now I need to do some casting... I’ll have to get back to you. In the meanwhile, that old #5 sure does look a lot better after just a minimal amount of TLC! ;) Froggie PS I would love to find a Pacific-style lever...
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    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    Well, just for grins and giggles I ran some JB’s Bore paste through the Pacific’s barrel and it came out a lot nicer than I expected. :smile: it actually looks a little nicer than the high wall did. I guess I’ll have to cast up some bullets and...
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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    I guess the real questions I’m left with are whether I could find suitable smokeless loads for those huge cases and whether I would have any hope of finding a mild smokeless load that was also accurate with that salt and pepper barrel. I don’t...
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    Yesterday, 12:29 AM
    I am 85, and still shoot. Many, many years ago, I realized that I was better served with Packmayr grips. I have no aches or problem with my hands. Early on, I realized that the base of my shooting hand thumb, suffered when any hard grip was used. I...
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    10-18-2020, 10:16 PM
    Apparently it was temporary... i'm back on as well. :coffeecom Froggie
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    10-18-2020, 03:58 PM
    My earliest high wall with an original barrel has what is referred to as a “salt and pepper” bore. In 32-40 it shoots cast bullets with moderate fixed loads (185-200 gr bullet over 13.6 gr 4759) surprisingly well, but doesn’t like BP at all. I’m...
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    10-18-2020, 08:30 AM
    This measure and the similar Pacific model, come up in nearly every discussion about Pacific’s earlier (rotor style) Pistol Powder Measure. Since it is based on the tried and true principle of a sliding charge bar with interchangeable bushings, it...
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    10-15-2020, 11:31 PM
    Many years ago, a good friend who was a reloading business (furnished reloads to various police departments, told me most of the commercial loaders had "red lighted" 700X because it was prone to bad metering. It had a reputation of serious...
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    10-15-2020, 08:48 PM
    Does anyone know what’s going on with the ARTCA forum? I keep getting “General Error” messages when I try to get on. Froggie
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    10-15-2020, 08:45 PM
    If you can get onto the ARTCA forum, there was a thread there about the one that sold recently on fleaBay. It’s pretty impressive. Froggie
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    10-15-2020, 06:45 PM
    “Reboring to 35-70...“. Is this a typo? I assume you meant 45-70. I’m guessing there’s enough heft to the Pacific to handle the recoil this will give me, right? Was the 45-70 chambering commonly available in (original) #5s? I’m thinking it would...
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    10-15-2020, 01:07 PM
    That was my feeling, and since I’ve never had a good 38-55, that’s one possibility if I line it. Either that or the modern version of the 40-70 made out of Krag brass. Reboring to 45-70 would probably be about as simple, and I could then recut the...
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    10-14-2020, 08:26 PM
    Vall, I finally went to the safe and got out my Pacific. You were right... no barrel markings. In fact, there was nothing at all on top, not even a caliber marking. Underneath, after removing the fore end the only marking was the serial number....
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    10-14-2020, 10:55 AM
    I’ll be looking forward to it, Jim. In many cases these threads get too convoluted to convey necessarily specific information. When we have a one to one exchange, we can get down to individual circumstances and I will gladly share what has worked...
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    10-14-2020, 08:51 AM
    The good news is that a package arrived at my door late yesterday afternoon, containing a complete #1 Lube Sizer. Mechanically it seems fine. The bad news is that it had been recently slathered with black enamel which in places was still a little...
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    10-14-2020, 08:39 AM
    . Way back when I was starting reloading, one of my first mentors was a strong proponent of using the 310 tool for priming. AFAIK, that was all he did with the 310 in his reloading routine, but he really liked that priming technique with its...
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    10-13-2020, 07:15 PM
    Maybe I came through a little too negative with regards to the bore... it’s a reasonably good shooter grade bore, I just don’t know how it would do for long range accuracy. That’s why I want to try it. If I do go with a liner, it will probably be...
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    10-13-2020, 06:14 PM
    JimB, please feel free to PM me if you want a little e-mentoring. I’ve been flirting with the 310/TruLine system since some time back in the early ‘70s so I’ve probably made all the mistakes you will want to avoid. Be sure and give me your e-mail...
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    10-13-2020, 11:00 AM
    Thanks Vall. I’m wondering whether I should just have a little bit of TIG welding added to increase the “bite” of the extractor. My bore is just marginally acceptable, and I’m trying to decide whether to have it bored out to 45-70 or relined to...
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    10-13-2020, 09:00 AM
    Marlinman93, I’m glad to find I’m not the only one who has extraction problems with modern cases extracting from a 40-85 or 40-90. I have to be sure my ramrod is available for just that reason. I have one original 40-90 round and the rim doesn’t...
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    10-13-2020, 08:30 AM
    Another vote for the 358156. You can get better bullets for specific applications, but if you’re limited to one bullet, this one can be loaded long or short, with or without its gas check, lightly charged for targets (it’s a SWC after all) or heavy...
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    10-12-2020, 02:57 PM
    I have done a LOT of woods rambling over a very active and long life in the field. I have done a good bit of hiking in black bear country. I have even been "treed" a couple of times. However, I have never had to shoot a bear with a handgun. They...
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    10-12-2020, 08:23 AM
    I’m just glad it went to someone who can and will appreciate this rare tool and give it the preservation it deserves. I had visions of some Philistine buying it and breaking it up for parts to resell or some other such indignity. My sincere...
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    10-10-2020, 11:42 AM
    Since this is a known problem with Ruger, I would first contact them and see what they have to say about fixing it. After all, they built it, so who would know better what to do with it? My suggestion would be a phone call to their customer...
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    10-10-2020, 10:57 AM
    No word on interest in a group buy or even whether it's possible any more from Lee. Does anyone know whether they even take special orders (for say 25 six cavity moulds from a cherry already in their library?) I now have two "loaner"...
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    10-10-2020, 07:39 AM
    That was the longtime complaint... that step had a tendency to shave lead rather than squeeze it into place. It became an article of faith for the schuetzen community that you had to have a properly sized mould so you could shoot your bullets as...
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    10-09-2020, 09:13 AM
    I’m still kinda gob smacked with this particular transaction. I’ve seen the clamp go by itself for nearly what I paid for the whole thing, and the wrenches are almost as expensive. I guess the stars just aligned for me this time, but I will admit...
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    10-09-2020, 08:53 AM
    It’s been pruned down now, NZ. Fire away! Froggie
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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