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    Today, 01:04 AM
    Dale53 replied to a thread Boiled eggs in Cookin' Recipe's
    I belong to the Instant Pot crowd. I pressure cook them at low pressure, then place in cold water and they peel effortlessly regardless of how fresh they are. On the other hand, I have poached eggs every other day for breakfast. I use a stove top...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Outpost75; Can you give me some help on what the pressure is with this load? The performance is excellent, but I don't know how to decipher the pressure (I need PSI:killingpc). Thanks in advance, Dale53
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    You’ll probably have a harder time finding one with a correct N. They were made like yours for a long time with a lot of them being in circulation... I have two of them myself. Froggie
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    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    Plus 1 on the little plastic spheres (regardless of source.) While they may cost a bit more than robbing sand from the kids’ sand box out back, the leakage factor is eliminated, and getting the bag wet doesn’t matter... it will dry. Also the bag...
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    Yesterday, 10:02 AM
    The number of bargains I encounter in any given situation is inversely proportional to the amount of cash in my pocket. [smilie=b: I’ve tried to plan ahead. I’ve tried to keep a “slush fund” hidden in my wallet. I’ve tried a variety of other...
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    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    I am a shooter, not so much a collector. However, my step dad was a casual shooter and hunter. He was good to my mother for the years of their marriage before his passing. My mother gifted my brother and I his guns. One of the items was a Texas...
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    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    35 Whelen; The newer revolvers that I speak about are not "mischambered" but they changed the spec's. They have a "normal" ball seat. It raised quite a stink when they did it from those who MUCH preferred the "old way". Frankly, seeing as how my...
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    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
    Not to put too fine a grammatical point on it Petrol & Powder, but in Spanish it is customary for the adjective to match the noun in both gender and plural basis. Therefore the word “Marcas” which ends in an “A” and an “S” would demand agreement...
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    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    Anything I own that is shootable gets shot... with one exception. I inherited the 1860 Colt revolver my great grandfather carried in the Civil War. It was passed down through the family and since I am somewhat active in the N-SSA, it was logical...
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    11-15-2019, 09:13 AM
    OK, every time I see this thread my Froggie brain wanders off to ask, “what is the new name of the throat/leade, and what was wrong with the old name?” You are aware of the EDIT feature, aren’t you? I’m a retired school teacher (Science, not...
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    11-15-2019, 09:03 AM
    I use Vice Grips on my Lyman ingot moulds that are old enough to have only a small tab to hold them. OTOH, the long extensions on my Lee moulds give plenty of room to attach a “proper” wooden handle. When relatively new, these handles are relatively...
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    11-15-2019, 02:27 AM
    35 Whelen; Some modern S&W's will not headspace properly without moon clips. There has been much discussion regarding this. Of course, the 1917's will headspace properly without clips but the newer ones will not. I have owned both and have seen...
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    11-14-2019, 07:45 PM
    Bad news, Leo. I've been collecting sets and parts for decades and the two I have had the most problem finding to fill my own needs are the .319 and the .313! Hopefully with the large audience here you will reach someone with a spare. You also...
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    11-14-2019, 07:39 PM
    Believe it or not, I find the slides on the earlier rotors faster and less frustrating to adjust than the standard #55 slides. Of course the #5 Micrometer and #55 Culver conversion units are nice if you can get them. I just seem to gravitate...
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    11-14-2019, 07:30 PM
    My dream is to get the King Super Police conversion done on my Baby Chiefs Special and/or my I-frame snub in 32 S&W L. The rear sight is enhanced by having a half circle groove cut to outline the aperture then filling it with a white or platinum...
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    11-14-2019, 07:17 PM
    A K-22 and a K-38 for a Security Six and $325? You must be living right! :D As I said in my previous post, my K-22 and K-38 are early post-War, but it's hard to go wrong with any of them. They were always well built and as a result the accuracy...
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    11-14-2019, 07:03 PM
    The lack of the C in the serial number inside the grip panel is correct. Frequently the number will be stamped with the first 3 digits in line over the last three, but this is variable. As for the second number, "81699" which will be visible at...
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    11-14-2019, 09:50 AM
    RIHP, that powder measure on the left is pretty desirable too, if didn’t already know it. It’s a #5, made first by Ideal around the turn of the last century and continued by Lyman (still with the Ideal name) all the way up to WW II. After the war...
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    11-14-2019, 09:39 AM
    If you only had one S&W revolver, you could do a lot worse than to choose a Model 10-5. I have a bunch of guns to choose from, but when my brother who is not a gun person expressed the need for a house gun I gave him a 10-5 with 2” barrel and a...
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    11-14-2019, 09:20 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    My good friend Dale53 has this mould (in the rare 4 cavity version, IIRC) and on occasion gifts me a nice little supply of them. He and Outpost75 have experimented with using it tumble lubed and as cast (not sized.) In spite of its TL design I...
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    11-13-2019, 06:32 PM
    Looks like it’s pretty stout! ;) Just one question, though. What kind of shell holders does it take? The holes look almost like it would need to be something like a Lyman J-type. Froggie
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    11-13-2019, 06:26 PM
    In my “herd” two of my favorite and most used revolvers are a late ‘40s K-22 and a K-38 of the same vintage. The third member of my beloved trinity is a K-32 custom built on a Model 14-3 that had the barrel and cylinder replaced as needed for the...
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    11-13-2019, 06:17 PM
    If I were going to be around charging brown bears the most useful handgun I can think of would be a Desert Eagle in 50 caliber, backed up by a large caliber rifle and a couple of friends with large caliber rifles as well. Better yet, I really like...
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    11-13-2019, 04:09 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    Wish I could find my 311316 mould. That's a good all around mould too. With its GC, the HP version of this makes a dandy small game bullet. ;) Froggie
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    11-13-2019, 04:04 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    Bill, with it coming from a cardboard box(?) is your mold old enough to be a 3118 or is it really a 311008? I’ve seen some of these moulds drop even bigger bullets, but apparently this is a function of which cherry was used to cut it and how much...
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    11-13-2019, 08:44 AM
    Welcome to the club! :mrgreen: Froggie
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    11-12-2019, 02:11 PM
    Sounds like you are well and truly hooked, rbuck351. Next you’ll be buying die sets for guns you don’t have “yet” and all sorts of neat accessories. Then “just one more” press because of its special features or history, and then, and then... Better...
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    11-12-2019, 02:04 PM
    I’m getting old enough now for my wild flights of fancy to tempt me less, so maybe I should go ahead and sell a bunch of stuff as I’ve been threatening... it could finance the next phase of my retirement! I don’t know whether I should have a big...
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    11-11-2019, 11:05 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    So the Lyman mould actually cast .311” diameter or less? That’s pretty unusual. What alloy were you using? Did you slug the barrels? What was the groove diameter of your guns? Froggie
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    11-10-2019, 08:31 AM
    Here in Central VA, I might even suggest the 327 Fed Mag, especially if you reload. The high performance loads for self defense and even med-large game hunting will work, then you can download through the whole spectrum of 32 cal cartridges to suit...
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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