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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    Better than listening to my screams of agony from burning my hands and other favorite (or at least well-liked) body parts. I have spent a lot of time around campfires over the years, and I just don't have any desire left for campfire activities...
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Makes me cringe... in Cast Boolits
    WinchesterM1, for what has been done with/to your bullets, that's very impressive 75 yard group. What DonH and I were talking about however is a group that size at 200 yards on a pretty regular basis. I'm not saying that what we are talking about...
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    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    MOA, Do you have your lube stick bases ready for sale yet? I'd be interested in getting one as I've got a couple of types of lube I custom mix for my own applications, and I'd be very interested in getting some "organized" into tubes ready to...
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    07-14-2019, 08:25 AM
    Generally my preferred brand of loading equipment is painted... ORANGE!. That will start another rash of condemnations from at least one faction on this forum. :bigsmyl2: When I need it right now, donít know whether Iíll really want to keep using...
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    07-14-2019, 08:11 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread H&g #68 in Cast Boolits
    Years ago, there was an article in one of the NRA reloading guides that said in essence, if you have the Lyman 452460 for your 45, thatís the only bullet youíll ever need. Seems like youíve confirmed that again with its H&G equivalent. :Fire: ...
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    07-13-2019, 10:58 AM
    As I stated in the "Makes me cringe..." thread, for many years I spent time chasing casting precise, matched bullets for the demanding game of cast bullet rifle shooting, I tried to do everything possible to make each bullet like the one before it...
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    07-13-2019, 10:18 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Makes me cringe... in Cast Boolits
    Don, as I’ve said here on a variety of topics, it’s just like John Sebastian sang, “...it’s like tryin’ to tell a stranger ‘bout Rock-n-Roll...” Our endeavors are so far out of the mainstream of even other bullet casters that our practices and...
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    07-12-2019, 09:36 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Makes me cringe... in Cast Boolits
    You may be thinking of The Bullet's Flight by Mann(?) Good to hear from you Don! Trying to explain shooting cast bullets to precision standards is pretty tough to those who haven't seen what goes on at places like the Beeson Range, huh? If one...
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    07-12-2019, 06:46 PM
    :coffeecom Well, I got down in the flotsam and jetsam of the loading gear and my RCBS Jr had a RCBS seating die already mounted in it... the one for 32 revolvers. I loaded 25 rounds of the Ideal 313445 and 24 of the MP 105 gr hollow points. These...
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    07-12-2019, 04:51 PM
    I just saw one of these on fleaBay, but it had been so long since I had seen this thread I forgot about it. Froggie
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    07-12-2019, 09:50 AM
    I just observed the 31st anniversary of my 39th birthday, so I guess I’m officially an “old fart” but I still claim the right to call most of the stuff shown in this thread as “current” at least it is in my shop! The Green Frog with the Grey Beard
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    07-12-2019, 09:42 AM
    What he said! You can always use shorter rounds in a longer revolver chamber, but longer doesn’t work! If I could only have one 32 revolver (Heaven forbid!) it would have to be chambered in 327 FM. :cool: Froggie
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    07-12-2019, 09:26 AM
    I’m considering blowing the dust of 5 years of disuse off the Dillon 550, filling up the powder reservoir and primer tube, and cranking out a hundred or so 38s before I get back to the challenges of working with my 32s. I think I’m over the biggest...
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    07-12-2019, 09:11 AM
    To add to my previous post... I wouldn’t have bothered to drop down from .314 to .313 if the larger bullets would have seated in my custom, tight chambers in the K-32. As I said, I’d like to use one size bullets for all my 32s, so if I don’t see...
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    07-11-2019, 08:55 PM
    I decided late this afternoon to do a little reloading for my 32 S&W L. I'm in the process of moving and a lot of my stuff is in various stages of being scattered. Anyway, I had 100 cases that had previously been sized and decapped. I found a #9...
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    07-11-2019, 05:52 PM
    For many years I left a 311 sizing die in my Lyman 450 for all of my 32 revolver rounds. Then I got interested in getting max performance out of my custom NOE mould, so I added a 314 die to fill the lands and grooves well. Lately I've had a K-32...
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    07-11-2019, 08:13 AM
    There are limits I won’t exceed for my fun... I want wood between me and any metal getting hot enough to work with molten lead. I’ve tried the “romance” of casting by the campfire and I’d rather bring along a guitar and learn to play and sing county...
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    07-10-2019, 10:11 AM
    If you are asking about replacement value, the rotors are now running about $10 ea X 28 sizes = $280, then the measure itself retails for about $50, so you’re looking at about $330 if you had to go out and buy it all at once. Careful shopping @ gun...
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    07-10-2019, 09:58 AM
    I thought that just for grins and giggles I’d reopen this thread. Keep in mind that it has become somewhat bifurcated into its original intent (think “loading a single caliber from your saddle bag”) to being able to load anything out of the valise...
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    07-10-2019, 09:31 AM
    I’ve just got to make up a really small chambered rotor for my old Pacific Pistol measure... that little unit should be just right for loading my 32 S&W L SWCs for the K-32 and my early post-War I-frame snubbie. Of course I’ll be doing most other...
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    07-09-2019, 06:38 PM
    I've always been attracted by the original Ideal mould for the 32-20, the 3118. Thank you phaessler for the opportunity to obtain a 4 cavity in beautiful condition. I've got a new old mould and a new friend. Thanks! :bigsmyl2: Froggie
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    07-09-2019, 06:18 PM
    I'm not familiar with the Schmitt conversion. What makes it distinguishable from the other Culver Clones, and are there any identifying marks I can look for? The rotor assembly (and handle) can be interchanged, and the knocker didn't change...
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    07-09-2019, 08:47 AM
    Scott,I feel a little guilty dragging this thread so far afield, but since you were the OP... As best I’ve been able to research the story, Homer Culver developed his click micrometer rotor conversion for the Lyman #55 soon after the new version...
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    07-09-2019, 08:25 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Makes me cringe... in Cast Boolits
    I’m going to be a little snarky here and observe that if you are going for maximum cast bullet accuracy, you probably aren’t powder coating. The technique is what it is, but for bench rest or BPCS accuracy, I have to keep my bullets in order cast...
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    07-08-2019, 04:16 PM
    Ask and ye shall receive, Mr Pressman! These pictures were taken a while back and were taken more to show the micrometer rotor than the #5, but you can see it's pretty rough. As best I have been able to determine, the rotor is an early example...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    07-08-2019, 03:52 PM
    My 32-20 is a Navy Arms made by Uberti while my 327 Fed Mag is a Ruger Blackhawk. I also have a Uberti built 45 Colt that was bought through Taylor. The 45 is "Taylor Tuned" and the 32-20 had a similar package from Navy. Both of them feel a...
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    07-08-2019, 08:43 AM
    Thanks for the kind offer, Scott. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to carve out some time to do prep work, but I’ll keep it in mind. I’ve got this orphan that has a Culver style conversion and a hole bored in the top for a funnel to return charges...
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    07-08-2019, 08:22 AM
    It’s what I think of as the “Internet Effect.” Things people have never heard of or care nothing for hit the interest of the digital public and suddenly they’re popular and in demand. Sellers remember having one or two of whatever is getting hot,...
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    07-08-2019, 12:40 AM
    scotth; "Now, if someone can come up with a feasible 25 cal replacement for the 25-20 that the big two (rem and win) no longer want to load and produce brass for we'll be set." Actually, it is a simple matter to buy Starline 32/20 cases and run...
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    07-07-2019, 06:23 PM
    OK, BF, I reread your post and picked up on the 10-22 part. I'm not sure that platform would support any existing 25 CF round, but it would be kinda fun in a carbine length rifle. I'm still in handgun mode and my previous answer still applies. ...
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check