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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    Sweet, Mr 75! :mrgreen: As I read this, the wheels in my little froggie brain started turning quickly and visions of a S&W N-frame in 10X25 R. That would be able to take any load you would put in the BH, but would have the advantage (IMHO at least)...
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    12-17-2018, 09:59 AM
    That’s sure an ugly gun, Dale53. I know a guy in VA who would reluctantly take it off your hands for what you paid for it so you won’t feel so bad about making such a terrible faux pas. Of course I (I mean “he” ;) ) would immediately change out...
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    12-16-2018, 10:59 PM
    I’ve had my share of fun with the little .32’s, too ( as the Green Frog can attest:-P). My treasured S&W Model 631 FWIW Dale53
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    12-16-2018, 09:08 PM
    For years the small frame S&W 32s were the "red headed step child" of the revolver world. Now they have been discovered and their popularity (and prices) are going through a major upswing. I'm kinda wishing I had kept the 4" Model 30 I sold off to...
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    12-14-2018, 10:13 PM
    There's a reason they named it "Unique." It is definitely not the best for each possible load one might do, but it is the all around best for all the different loads one might have to do with a single powder. I haven't heard any real solid results...
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    12-14-2018, 12:42 PM
    In some of the old Ideal Cast Bullet Handbooks, there used to be a section on reloading in the field/at the range. It included a picture of a car trunk (like a '38 Chrysler???) open and a little loading bench utilizing a TL Jr all set up to go...
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    12-14-2018, 12:36 PM
    If you are willing to settle for aluminum handles, your overall price will be about half (on average.) Sometimes a steel handle set kinda sneaks through though, so keep your eyes open. As far as prices before and after Christmas, it used to be...
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    12-13-2018, 07:53 PM
    :coffeecom Somebody could get everything they need to load 38 Specials with a tong tool with this package from fleaBay; ...
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    12-11-2018, 08:01 PM
    gwpercle, on a purely logical and utilitarian basis, I have to admit you have a point. Further, Lyman seems to be giving less and less emphasis to the 310 while raising the prices on what is left. Back in the day, the 310 was a handy and...
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    12-11-2018, 01:34 PM
    KT -Thanks for the info, but I'm a little out of my wheel house here... is "BFR" a part code or a manufacturer I've never heard of? Which of the Ruger sights are we talking about here (ie for which model?) Froggie
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    12-11-2018, 10:04 AM
    Talk about a zombie thread!!! :coffeecom I started reading with the first posting, saw some familiar names and was going to respond to a couple of comments but then noticed the dates from 13 years ago. :shock: I’ve still got an All American set...
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    12-11-2018, 09:47 AM
    That definitely works for the repriming stage, then you can also bell case mouths at the same chair. I like a workbench or table when I’m adding the powder (preferably to cases in a tray.). Then after I use a strong light to check powder levels in...
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    12-10-2018, 09:27 PM
    ^^^^^ This ^^^^^ Periodically someone comes on the forum with a variation on this same question/topic. The answer of course is that the tong tools don't have the leverage to push the shell into a full length sizing die, but more importantly, if...
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    12-09-2018, 02:01 PM
    Does anyone know where I can obtain a Millett or other aftermarket replacement sight for an early (SN 68XXX) Model 15-3 revolver from Dan Wesson? My late father left my brother the Pistol Pac he bought new in about 1974 or so but in spite of lack...
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    12-09-2018, 01:56 PM
    Back in the '50s and '60s when Bullseye was THE pistol competition, the 38-45 won a lot of centerfire matches for guys who were competitive with their 22 semi autos and 45 hardball guns and wanted a good "third gun." They were accurate and won...
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    12-09-2018, 12:31 PM
    My original Walther PPK .380 would eat me alive. My solution was VERY satisfactory - I swapped it for a Sig Sauer .380. Totally solved the problem. Each of us has different shaped hands, thicker, thinner, etc. What works for me would not...
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    12-05-2018, 11:31 AM
    Wayne, I'm beginning to get the idea that the only way I'll get a collection of Pacific/Bair rotors will be to make them. :( They weren't made in all that large numbers way back when, and were never that common around here, so I just find the...
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    12-04-2018, 07:31 PM
    The rotor type powder measure dates back to at least the pre-WW II days when Pacific made their pistol measure using brass (then steel during WW II) rotors calibrated and marked for Bullseye and later Unique Powders. After the Little Dandy became...
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    12-04-2018, 10:38 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Ideal 319295 ??? in Cast Boolits
    Thin Man, I can't claim first hand experience with the Nambu... I found out about the 32-40 connection when I was actively buying up every mould for 32-40 I could find. I bought a 319323 that somebody had penciled "Nambu" onto the box. I can't...
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    12-02-2018, 10:12 PM
    The little flip top boxes for reloaded 16 or 12 gauge shot shells are perfect for holding 25 rotors, then you put the other three from your complete set in your three Little Dandies and you have them all accounted for. I still need to buy one more...
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    12-01-2018, 11:05 PM
    Turning wooden parts on a metal lathe isn't that much of a stretch as long as you shape and sharpen your cutting tools appropriately. Going the other way and trying to cut metal on a wood lathe is not likely to be as successful. I've got some...
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    12-01-2018, 10:33 PM
    I had my 44-40 set (steel handles and 4 die set) handy and held them up alongside a set of 32-40 steel handles... it looks like the will screw in far enough to work. I wouldn't go out and buy a set of large handles just to load 44-40s, but if you...
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    12-01-2018, 11:48 AM
    Folks that wanted to hot rod that cartridge sort of obscured what I believe was its original intended purpose, building a reliable gun for the center fire leg of the 2700 course when Bullseye was in its heyday. The various military teams had...
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    12-01-2018, 11:03 AM
    OP, you never really state what you are going to use the gun for. This is like asking, "Which should I buy, a sports car or a sedan?" Both do similar jobs and in many cases share many of the same mechanical parts. The final decision must include...
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    12-01-2018, 10:53 AM
    It looks like you found a sweet spot... the power level doesn't seem too extreme, but it should be enough for most uses that Vaquero will be put to, and the accuracy looks good from here! I'd be loading a bunch of the cast bullets as I have an...
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    12-01-2018, 10:39 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Primer primer in Casting Equipment
    Good article. Thanks for sharing. About 15-20 years or more ago my friend Charlie Dell wanted to eliminate all variables he could for schuetzen, so he built a pendulum type device to determine the power of each brand and lot of primers. As I...
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    12-01-2018, 10:16 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Ideal 319295 ??? in Cast Boolits
    I was going to guess it was for an 8 mm Nambu pistol. :coffeecom As originally configured, that was a pretty good design for the 32-40, but finding a good bullet for the Nambu back then would have been a challenge, so I can understand someone...
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    11-30-2018, 02:16 PM
    I won't think any the less of you for it! Sometimes it feels so good to quit beating your head against the wall, you've just got to quit doing it! [smilie=b: Life is too short to drink cheap liquor or work on untenable projects! ;) Froggie
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    11-30-2018, 01:59 PM
    Well, I looked at the pictures again (Remington 870 bbl) and it looks like the steel was pretty badly pitted before being covered by XXX-cote. Stripping off the coating would probably just give me an unsatisfactory surface to refinish, so I'm...
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    11-27-2018, 12:19 PM
    Can you say “Wall Hanger?” This is the very kind of gun for which the term originated... something with;sentimental value, but for whatever reason unshootable. I would just piece it together the best I could for appearance sake and hang it over my...
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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