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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 04:55 PM
    My custom K-32 is tight chambered with .313" throats, so now I'm sizing all of my bullets accordingly. I may be losing a little bit with my other guns, but at least it's consistent. I still have a .314" die if I change my mind. ;) Froggie
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    02-18-2019, 04:51 PM
    I got a Colt like the one d4xycrq shows for my Dad about the same time I got him his Model 52-2. The colt was about 96% condition with a bunch of mags. After trying out both, he decided to keep the Smith and sell the Colt for a significant (for...
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    02-17-2019, 12:07 PM
    Some years ago, I bought my iPad Air mostly to store and read my digital magazines. My favorites are Handloader and the Cast Bullet Association's "The Fouling Shot". I get the benefits of reading the magazines wherever I am plus can store dozens of...
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    02-16-2019, 12:53 AM
    Here is my Group Buy 200 gr dbl ended W/C. As I may have mentioned, 5.0 grs. of Red Dot gives just under 900 fps. and 4.0 grs. gives an excellent target load. That wide meplat does a FINE job of delivering serious terminal effect. FWIW Dale53
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    02-15-2019, 10:49 PM
    I have a 52-2 I inherited a couple of years ago from my father. IIRC, I found and bought it for him sometime in the late '80s and although we often shot together, I don't think I ever shot it back then, and I haven't loaded any 38 wadcutters in a...
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    02-15-2019, 10:33 PM
    Back in my active SCHUETZEN days, especially at the ASSRA Nationals, it was common practice to put a dimple on the bullet so that each time a bullet was breech loaded into the single chamber, it was in the exact same orientation so each bullet...
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    02-15-2019, 10:44 AM
    I think you'll be quite happy with it. I'm still sorting out what I'm seeing posted about the change in the action (built-in safety, etc.) and I'm sure glad that my Taylor Tuned 45 Smoke Wagon and Navy Arms tuned 32-20 are of the older type, true...
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    02-15-2019, 10:37 AM
    I favor the even older Lee Priming Tool... the one with the old screw-in shell holders. I grab up all I can for an assured supply of working units and or spare parts. I've seen some real Rube Goldberg repairs to some, especially the handles that...
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    02-13-2019, 09:10 PM
    I would hate to have to guess how many 357156 bullets have been loaded and fired in 38 Specials without benefit of gas check. If I could only own one bullet mould for all 38 and 357 loadings, that would be it. It works great for a wide variety of...
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    02-13-2019, 06:56 PM
    IMR 4759 was super popular for many years with the Schuetzen crowd, but it has been discontinued at least twice because it was produced in old mills and was difficult to produce. I've heard rumors somebody is trying to revive it once again, but...
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    02-13-2019, 11:40 AM
    Ruger got it right with the Blackhawk 8-shooter in 327, but they couldn’t take yes for an answer and discontinued it in favor of smaller models to satisfy perceived market demand... but try to buy the Blackhawk now though! :o A K-frame S&W also...
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    02-13-2019, 11:30 AM
    “It’s deja vu all over again!” I only wish my old buddy Steve Eagler were still here to see it! Thanks for making the effort to share! Froggie
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    02-13-2019, 11:22 AM
    ^What he said... some of the lighter barrel Remington 22s had that 2 screw mounting instead of a dove tail.^
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    02-13-2019, 11:17 AM
    I’ve got a spare Little Dandy LNIB I bought as a backup for the one I use often. Trades are always a possibility. My Little Dandy rotor collection includes all 28 (from #00-26) except for the #24 that I loaned my brother, but even the 00 is a little...
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    02-13-2019, 11:01 AM
    When I got started in Schuetzen nearly 30 years ago, I settled on IMR 4759 with whichever plain base lead alloy bullet I was shooting (per ASSRA rules) and adjusted my charges slightly according to bullet weight. With my original Winchester high...
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    02-13-2019, 10:52 AM
    It would appear that each range, whether indoor or out, has its own rules and if commercial, it’s own business model. Some is based on laws, some on safety needs specific to the facility, some on the profit motive, and some on magic ju ju passed on...
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    02-11-2019, 02:21 PM
    As Wayne mentioned, I use Pacific bushings... I have three or four of them at last count. I’d love to purchase one or more blanks to make purpose-cut bushings for loading 32 S&W Longs with 1.7 gr Bullseye. Send me a PM if interested in selling,...
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    02-10-2019, 11:49 PM
    Rodfac; Excellent information. Frankly, I was reading that same article, by Brian Pierce, this week, and consider it right on point. Dale53
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    02-10-2019, 11:39 AM
    C-dub; Since you are going to do this yourself, I have a suggestion. Take a fired case of the caliber in question. Try it in all of your chambers to make sure it fits. Then cut the head off for a "cylinder bushing". You can slide it in each...
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    02-10-2019, 12:13 AM
    For the record: I just looked at the .44 Special article in the NRA Reloading Handbook and the pressure listings are in PSI. AND, the cases are solid head cases. This is NOT antique data, but it has been some years since the NRA published this...
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    02-09-2019, 05:18 PM
    P&P; It was before psi and was CUP, I am sure. However, if you want a copy I can furnish it...:wink: Dale53
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    02-08-2019, 11:56 PM
    Using my 624 (6.5” barrel), standing at 25 yards with witnesses with the Skeeter load, FWIW, Dale53 P.S. In the spirit of full confession, this was done a few years ago. At my advanced age, that will not happen again. However, keep in...
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    02-08-2019, 08:00 PM
    The old NRA Reloading Manual has pressure tested loads for the .44 Special. A 240-250 gr Keith (Lyman 429421) shows less than 12,000 psi (less than SAAMI for a .44 Special) with 7.5 grs. of Unique. The newer Unique is reputed to be a bit faster...
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    02-08-2019, 06:57 PM
    C-dubb; Doug Guy is "spot on". I do not have a Ruger Flattop .45acp/.45 Colt convertible but I do have a Ruger Bisley SS .45 ACP/.45 Colt Convertible. I bought it new, and the cylinder throats were too small in both of the cylinders (.449"-.450")....
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    02-08-2019, 10:04 AM
    NZ, have you looked at the “Velo Dog” brass Charles Adkins used when he built his CF Colt Woodsman? This is all second hand based on reading his books, but I believe that he made essentially a CF 22 LR for that project out of the French cartridge...
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    02-07-2019, 12:10 AM
    Skeeter Skelton popularized a 250 gr. Keith ahead of 7.5 grs. Of Unique. This gives about 950 fps in a 624 Smith with 4” barrel. Elmer Keith’s max load was 16.0 grs. Of 2400 behind a 250 gr. Keith giving 1200 fps. In my 6” 624. NRA pressure tested...
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    02-02-2019, 06:51 PM
    You’re absolutely right... my DA revolver in 327 is a K-frame Smith, and my SA is the 8 shot Blackhawk... “getting more out of a 32 revolver than our forefathers would have ever believed possible!” Froggie
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    02-02-2019, 06:38 PM
    If you’re just talking about fluxing... I would suggest you do as I’d do and just dip in the stub of some random candle you wife or girlfriend is ready to throw away. I hold it by the wick and just dip it for a few seconds. You’ll be amazed at how...
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    01-31-2019, 09:15 AM
    NZ, “...temptation isn’t a hard thing to come by” you say? Rather, I say “Temptation is a hard thing to get by!” Btw, I just listed the moulds I’m admitting to.. Then again, don’t get me started on 32 Rifle Bullet moulds! Regards, Froggie
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    01-30-2019, 01:17 PM
    NZ, I've come to the conclusion that I will never be able to find/afford any of the 32s I still want, so I guess I'll have to just periodically build another one. I have the two I speak of so often and there is already one "in the pipeline" to the...
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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
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