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  • Dale53's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    I have, over the years, experimented with many calibers of handguns on edible small game. If I were hunting rabbits, both cottontails and snowshoe rabbits, exclusively, my favorite calibers are .32 S&W Longs/.32 H&R Magnum, or .38 Special/.357...
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    02-26-2021, 03:23 PM
    I would call it something like an axis pin or link pin. I can just about guarantee it is precision ground and hardened because of its job and location. Maybe if you post this in a forum more heavily traveled by bench tool vs hand tool users,...
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    02-25-2021, 10:35 PM
    ^^^This^^^ A single primer going off by itself in isolation will startle you, but usually nothing else. Add some powder and compression or constriction and things get a lot more exciting quickly! :shock:
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    02-24-2021, 12:12 PM
    Organization, organization, organization! I have so many odds and ends scattered around that I constantly make exciting rediscoveries as items come to light, which usually must serve as consolation when I can’t find whatever it was that I was...
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    02-24-2021, 11:59 AM
    My favorite powder for the 32-40 is the late, lamented IMR 4759, but I found that for fixed cartridges such as you will use in your rebored Model 336, IMR 4227 ran a close second, and was sometimes superior. IIRC, I was using 16.7 gr of 4759 in a...
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    02-23-2021, 11:56 AM
    So you are short the priming chamber for your 30-30 set? Maybe I can help you find one... drop me a PM and we’ll see what we can do. I hadn’t thought of one of those little priming flasks from the BP world... that could be a good solution, even...
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    02-23-2021, 11:48 AM
    So you are short the priming chamber for your 30-30 set? Maybe I can help you find one... drop me a PM and we’ll see what we can do. I hadn’t thought of one of those little priming flasks from the BP world... that could be a good solution, even...
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    02-22-2021, 08:10 PM
    I’m going to suggest that the dies marked BS-CH are bullet sizing dies... probably better used with a TruLine Jr press than with a 310 Tool. Each of those dies originally came with a push rod to force the bullet through the die. You can look at the...
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    02-22-2021, 04:11 PM
    ButchC that's the first really inspiring suggestion I've seen for packing a 310 in a very long time. If there's room for a cigarette tin or Altoid's Mints tin of bullets and a tray of primers, about the only "spare parts" I would think might be...
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    02-22-2021, 12:47 AM
    Im so OCD that I had to buy all 28 rotors (#00-26) and right now I store them in a nice wooden cigar box. Id like to use a plastic MTM type case like I used to, but the boxes only hold 25, and what would I do with the other 3? I have the same...
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    02-21-2021, 09:55 AM
    This may be true if you already own a drill press, but an inexpensive small arbor press will cost less than just about the cheapest drill press. Another consideration is that you can throw a small arbor press in the trunk of about any car and do...
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    02-21-2021, 03:28 AM
    Outpost75; Thank you, again, my friend! I got signed up without issue. The newsletter looks to be quite worthwhile! Dale53
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    02-19-2021, 02:11 PM
    I'm not sure I could actually use it, but I'd love to have one in my reloading room, just because... :bigsmyl2: Of course with the price of shot these days, I'd have to take out a second mortgage just to fill it with the assortment of bags of...
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    02-19-2021, 01:57 PM
    Wow, a lot of people must be stuck at home reading old posts! :coffeecom I reactivated my All American (which is somewhere between red and deep rose in color) this week. I had long ago set it up as a dedicated press for loading 327 Fed Mag, using...
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    02-19-2021, 01:44 PM
    Wow, that's a new one on me too! I haven't needed one in that caliber since I sold my old Marlin 1893 in 32 with dual firing pins (yes, I wish I never had) and my Winchester low wall that had a CF block installed. Of course then you'd also have to...
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    02-19-2021, 12:18 PM
    I sent in my registration request and got back my response with first issue of the electronic journal very quickly. It looks like there could be some interesting materials in this if some of us who appear here will clean up and expand some of our...
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    02-18-2021, 03:19 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Mountain Molds ? in Cast Boolits
    Making moulds is more than a bunch of machines and tooling... it's the guy choosing the tooling for the job and running the machines. If there is an apprentice who is smart and talented enough to learn at the master's feet, the business might...
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    02-17-2021, 09:18 PM
    Charlie; I will fill you so full of WONDERFUL food and drink, that you will WADDLE on the way home!!!:drinks: Dale53
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    02-17-2021, 04:01 PM
    JJ; If both the Model 15 and the Model. 67 were the same price, I agree with you. When you are talking “real world use” I prefer stainless, too. However, in the past twenty years, at least, the Model 15 has been priced considerably less than it’s...
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    02-17-2021, 03:59 PM
    Just thought I'd show a few of our favorite little snubs. :coffeecom The "newest" is a 38 Special Baby Chief's Special from about 1952, the oldest is a pre-War 38 S&W Terrier, and in between is a little transitional post-War 32 HE snub... the one...
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    02-17-2021, 03:33 PM
    Eye seed yore spill chick steel walks lick mind! :kidding:
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    02-17-2021, 11:49 AM
    I don’t know... will you fill me up with good food and drink if I come visit?? :mrgreen:
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    02-17-2021, 11:39 AM
    I find the biggest stress on a press is when random brass is FL sized, usually along with the decap function. I like to batch load anyway, so when I have sufficient brass of a single caliber, I set up my RCBS Jr with the proper die (carbide if...
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    02-16-2021, 11:41 AM
    Froggie; I am just going to "roll my eyes" at your comments:bigsmyl2: As you know, I am all about "Performance" with my handguns. Anything practical that makes SHOOTING more pleasure, I am up for it. Packmayrs are just flat more pleasure for me...
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    02-16-2021, 11:35 AM
    The best solution of the O.P. is to simply find a Smith Model 15 (Combat Masterpiece). Back in the day, Model 15's were the pick of progressive police departments. Masterpiece design, fully adjustable sights (with excellent sight picture), and Smith...
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    02-15-2021, 06:44 PM
    C'mon Dale, is all of your taste in your tongue? You know those Goodyear Grips are an abomination! :kidding: rintinglen, even with Barbie's grips on it, you can handle it... but if you want the coolest grips around, see if you can find a set of...
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    02-15-2021, 12:11 PM
    44Mag#1; I am going to have to clarify my comments. I could not find my copy of Elmers book, "Sixgun Cartridges and Loads", last evening. I did look at his book "Sixguns". You are correct, he did not mention sizing to the throat in that book....
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    02-15-2021, 11:07 AM
    Actually, Those Packmayr's look perfect to me for a proper field pistol. If that revolver has a good sight picture and shoots to the sights with an effective load, it would be near perfect for an edible small game pistol. I used my S&W 631 for many...
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    02-14-2021, 12:34 PM
    I = Inside Lubed probably. This was a big deal in the early days... whether the case was the same diameter as the bullet (with a “heeled” bullet and outside lubing) or the case large enough to contain the full diameter of the bullet. Colt 32s used...
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    02-13-2021, 02:15 PM
    Don’t you know that we amphibians are poikilothermic? Even so, the cockles of my little froggie heart do feel a little warm! :mrgreen: One of the first “antique” Ideal tools I bought was a boxed set Model 3 tool in 32 S&W. It came in the...
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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