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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    I suggested the 327 chambering not because you would have to shoot the longer cartridges in it but so you would be able to. I shot my old S&W Model 66 revolver with literally thousands of 38 Special rounds and probably about 100 357s. Just because...
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    02-24-2020, 11:32 AM
    I would say that in all likelihood it will make a great companion for lazy days in the woods. About 30 years ago I built a 32 H&R chambered Winchester low wall based on a 32 rim fire. Bore was marginal, but with jacketed bullets it shot well. With...
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    02-24-2020, 10:02 AM
    You guys are getting better deals than I am! If I found a SC rifle bullet mould I liked and needed for Schuetzen and could get it for $75-100 I would usually try for it. DC pistol bullet moulds in desirable cherry numbers may be bought on a really...
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    02-23-2020, 09:25 AM
    Apropos of nothing, you can get a reasonably accurate read on groove diameter of a slug with an odd number of grooves by placing it carefully between a pair of thin plates of known thickness. While holding the plates carefully parallel measure the...
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    02-23-2020, 08:30 AM
    Friend beagle, i wonder whether the FBI might have been involved in the outfall from the OSS program Bob mentioned. Do you have any kind of time frame for the FBI having used the guns they had in 38 Super (or “Super 38”?) :?: I’m guessing it...
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    02-23-2020, 12:37 AM
    My comments will NOT address the particular revolver smoothness. However, almost NEVER in these discussions does anyone mention the operator and what the operator can do to improve his or her part in using a double action. The operator MUST improve...
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    02-22-2020, 09:56 PM
    Wow Bob, that's spectacular. That's the most information I've gotten on either of those topics ever, much less in one short response. Thanks very much! It's good to get something specific about the development of a mouth headspacing 38 Super...
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    02-22-2020, 02:05 PM
    A little off-topic, but about 35 years ago a big batch of ammo showed up at Virginia gun shows... it was spam cans of 38 Super ammo in the brown Kraft style military type 50 round boxes. The ammo was hardball type and loaded HOT. The story was...
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    02-22-2020, 01:48 PM
    Many years ago (before the rise of IPSC) there was a big article in one of the gun mags on upgrading the 38 Super with a specially chambered barrel that headspaced (like the 45 ACP) on the case mouth. This conversion used custom made brass derived...
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    02-22-2020, 12:01 PM
    Now that this thread has been resurrected, let me ask... has anyone actually tried the 32 S&W Long loads listed for Green Dot? Any pressure results? TIA~Froggie
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    02-21-2020, 08:34 PM
    I was promised a nice box of scrap lead from a stained glass shop. The problem is, the scraps take up a lot of space relatively while weighing relatively little. It was high quality near pure lead, but I was disappointed with the small number of...
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    02-21-2020, 08:22 PM
    Your problem as I see it is that other than the pure lead, each of your other sources is so variable you really don't know what you have in any given batch. It's kinda like making sausage, you really don't want to know what's in it! That said,...
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    02-21-2020, 08:00 PM
    As I understand it, that's one of the intended purposes of a V-anvil micrometer. I believe there is also an algorithm that must be applied based on the number of grooves, but I don't know as I've never done it. I looked at my "everyday" set...
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    02-21-2020, 07:48 PM
    What kind of leather did you use? For leatherwork, I've seen "Rawhide" mentioned, but I'm not sure what this actually means in this application. Please give us a progress report to let us know how well your new hammer holds up to its intended...
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    02-21-2020, 09:44 AM
    44MagLeo, it’s likely that the larger list is the one I assembled or is derived from it... that one has been developing and growing for nearly 30 years now, and I still haven’t been able to fill in all of the blanks. The most recent publication of...
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    02-20-2020, 09:44 AM
    I just found my Lachmiller bench priming tool (the one without auto-feed) and my Lyman hand primer from a wax bullet set... I just keep on finding stuff I found and stashed as I went through my “accumulating phase.” I’ll have to make or find a...
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    02-19-2020, 11:12 AM
    ADDENDUM TO LAST: I went into the oldest Ideal manual I had at hand and there was no listing for the Short 38 Colt, but the 151 die set is listed for 38 Long Colt, but they don’t list a bullet #. Whatever you find will have to pre-date the...
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    02-19-2020, 10:24 AM
    If you go way back into the early Ideal Loading Manuals you should be able to find a listing for a combination tool that casts the correct heeled bullet the sizes it and loads the case. Finding a usable example of such a beast will be a bit more...
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    02-18-2020, 08:43 PM
    PBSMITH; I just sent you a PM ( this forum). Looking forward to hearing from you. Dale53
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    02-18-2020, 08:25 PM
    I've never shot fixed ammo for that kind of accuracy in a rifle (I breech seat in Schuetzen bench) but I've heard some pretty impressive results described by those who have. OP, look for an incoming PM from a good friend of mine that may be of...
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    02-18-2020, 07:18 PM
    I've gotten so I really like my through-the-die arrangement from Lyman... I can mount any of several different powder measures as I wish in the top of the die, and as I expand the case mouth of each piece of brass, I simply activate the powder throw...
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    02-17-2020, 10:41 AM
    As you guys are posting results here, it is very useful to know what gun with which components you are describing in your post (like the OP did :wink: ) This discussion is going to get convoluted in a hurry and I see a distinct possibility (or...
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    02-17-2020, 10:21 AM
    I may be the oddball here, but since I 1) shoot a fair amount of muzzle loading, and 2) like to mix precise alloys from scratch (preferably with NO antimony) the closer to pure my resource lead is, the better I like it. I’ve got a pile of pure tin...
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    02-17-2020, 10:08 AM
    You guys are killing me! I went to the powder place and saw everything but Blue Dot! [smilie=b: Now I’ve got a new quest just to find powder. So far my highest power loads have utilized either Accurate #7 or a surplus non-canister version of...
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    02-17-2020, 09:47 AM
    I’ve got a question... if you don’t have a 45-70, why did you buy reloaded ammo in this caliber? Are you planning on reforming the brass for a different caliber or just keeping it as-is in case you buy a rifle later? If the former, I can...
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    02-16-2020, 12:15 PM
    I’ll be using the 125 gr NOE 314008 in virgin Starline brass, and I have a little more freedom of COAL because I’ll be shooting them in my Ruger Blackhawk and custom K-frame S&W. The Blue Dot should give me a promising pathway to pursue with a...
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    02-16-2020, 09:25 AM
    Patrick L; :drinks: Dale53
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    02-15-2020, 08:28 PM
    I've been following this thread with great interest, CW, but I'm getting a little confused. The 7.3 gr you refer to is Blue Dot powder, right? So this means you are shooting your powder coated 135 gr bullet is being pushed ahead of 7.3 gr of Blue...
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    02-14-2020, 08:46 AM
    "Some of the prices asked & received for OEM grip sets is mind-boggling. I use Pachmayr and Hogue neoprenes to a large degree, and I have likely thrown away or given away a small fortune--if pricing like this is typical. One set of grips that I...
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    02-13-2020, 10:49 AM
    Dadgummit, you guys did it to me again! I had planned on backing off from buying more presses (and other reloading equipment) and even thinning the herd a little. Now you guys have me thinking of buying my brother's surplus-to-him Spartan that he...
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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