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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 PM
    I have to keep telling myself, "you don't need another revolver, you don't need another revolver, YOU DON'T NEED ANOTHER REVOLVER!" You're not making it any easier to convince myself! That is a sweetheart! It's already obvious you will enjoy...
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    Today, 06:48 PM
    Back when I was doing product evaluations for the American Single Shot Journal, I was sent a batch of Starline's then-new 38-55 brass to try out. By every metric I could apply that stuff was the best!! When I started loading 327 Fed Mag for my two...
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    Today, 06:20 PM
    OK, now we're getting somewhere! I'm loading a similar bullet in my 327s, but as others have said, OAL is going to be problematic in that Single Seven's relatively short cylinder. I'm going to posit that your best results within the criteria you...
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    Today, 05:57 PM
    In my little froggie dreams I can see a re-introduced Ruger #3 in 327 Fed Mag. That, along with my 8 shot Blackhawk in the same caliber would be a great pair to use on a walkabout! :roll: Froggie
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    Today, 05:50 PM
    Nice set, BR. I've had one of those sets in 32-40 on my want list for about 25 years. I've got the priming tool, but have had no luck on the seating tool. Of course I've still got the S&W set I've show here before (in 32 S&W) that is...
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    Today, 05:36 PM
    I think a little tin can with a small spout and screw-on cap. Sort of like a little all metal version of the 3-in-1 Oil can that used to be so common in everyone's home. There were also some drum style cans as well, again all metal. Some little...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 05:29 PM
    You might try here; http://leeloaderdata.com/index.htm I've never bought from him, but somebody on this forum gave me his listing when I was looking for something. He seems to have one in stock for $75 + shipping and handling. From the way I...
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    Today, 09:27 AM
    vincecyr, this is like pulling teeth. If you will tell us what powder(s) you have, which ones you can get, and where in the country (world?) you are, all in one post, it will be possible to try to help you. At this point the thread is on its 17th...
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    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    The Contender action is so compact that the 18" barrel will still appear pretty short. With the common loadings for the 327 and its siblings, this is still more than long enough, but you could go to 20" just for balance if you like... I don't think...
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    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    If you can possibly find any Accurate 7 or 9, they both work well with my heavy (125 grain) NOE bullet based on the old Ideal 3118. To be perfectly honest, they are the only powders I've tried in it though, because they were already on my shelf. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:45 AM
    The NOE 314008 could be your Huckleberry. It’s longer and heavier than the original Ideal 3118 and even becomes too long in some revolver chambers. In your Contender chamber, it should have enough room and give you the kind of flexibility you seem...
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    Yesterday, 07:37 AM
    I friend of mine has an Italian high wall (Pedersoli? Uberti?) Anyway, he was getting similar results out of his until he borrowed my VERY oversized (.383”) Ideal 375249 and his problem went away. Not sure that’s your problem, but I’ve seen a...
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    Yesterday, 06:08 AM
    I thought paper condition might have been a factor, but these were targets bought on site at my indoor range and which had been stored there under climate controlled conditions. I've gotten good results with larger caliber SWCs in the past, so that...
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    Yesterday, 05:56 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Makes me cringe... in Cast Boolits
    Don, By any means of logic I can find, that would be reasonable... in fact, the very best I would hope for would be that the inaccuracies would be additive and they would become 3+3=6, but since we're dealing with tolerances, it is much more...
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    Yesterday, 05:44 AM
    That sounds like something that might have appeared in an issue of the Blackpowder Cartridge News. They used to publish a list of major articles by issue. I no longer have them, but somebody here might look in their archives. Froggie
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    07-21-2019, 10:10 PM
    Quigley & Chamberlain wrote a good book on the early reloading tools, but the quick answer is that many folks used the various generations of Winchester tools, the tools somebody referred to above as forerunners of the "Whack-a-Mole" tools... both...
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    07-21-2019, 03:18 PM
    I went out yesterday and shot my custom recreation of a Model 16-3 at the local indoor range... Iím lucky in that it is only a mile and a half away. :grin: Iím posting in this thread because I took several lots of 25 rounds each, all of them having...
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    07-21-2019, 08:08 AM
    Larry, I’d like to see that data too. I really want to find some “regular loads” for my 32 S&W L guns and would be somewhat interested to see what Green Dot has to offer. Dale53 has offered to let me cast a pile of those Lee SWCs in his 6-banger,...
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    07-20-2019, 10:04 AM
    Update: I talked to Dale53 on the phone last night and he reminded me that his Lee TL SWC mould is a 6-banger from a now long-discontinued run. The design is still available in a 2 cavity, but of course the bigger mould blocks seem to be made from...
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    07-19-2019, 10:03 PM
    The person selling it is apparently a beginner and sells all sorts of odd stuff they get from who-knows-where. Obviously they left a fair amount of shekels on the table by their lack of knowledge... but then again, that's why we buy stuff at...
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    07-19-2019, 07:10 PM
    Since I broached the subject of Ideal #5 measures in this thread, I thought I'd add this little tidbit, so apropos of nothing.. While doing my usual scan of antique and vintage reloading tools on fleaBay, I found a listing for an Ideal #5 powder...
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    07-19-2019, 12:05 PM
    One thing I don’t see mention of here: I have been present three times on the range, when hollow base wadcutters resulted in damage to a both a revolver or auto. The skirt separated and stayed in the barrel (probably caused from a slightly heavy...
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    07-18-2019, 03:53 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Makes me cringe... in Cast Boolits
    Amen Brother Don, you've got a witness! Preach on, brother. :bigsmyl2: As I said in previous posts, there is casting and there is casting, and the precision style we engage in for our particular form of insanity is certainly a little more...
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    07-18-2019, 03:31 PM
    CORRECTION: They still make the SWC (actually a sort of truncated cone) but they no longer list the wad cutter, which is a pity since that was a promising design. The remaining mould is the TL314-90 SWC and as the model number suggests it is...
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    07-18-2019, 12:45 PM
    If you want to go cheap, the tumble lube WC and SWC moulds from Lee ( think they still make them) seem a little larger... in fact I have to size the ones given my by Dale53 from his moulds DOWN to .313 so they'll go through my tight chambered K-32. ...
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    07-17-2019, 10:20 PM
    I load 3.5 grs. Bullseye in a .38 Special case behind a double ended wadcutter. Hodgdon has info on their website using the .357 case. Check that out: https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol Or, you can safely add 1.0 grs to my .38...
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    07-17-2019, 05:03 PM
    I fear you've waited a little too long to look for that 32 S&W revolver. From what I've seen over on the S&W forum, a lot of folks have been jonesing for them as well and too many buyers chasing too few available guns have elevated the prices by...
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    07-17-2019, 04:51 PM
    Mattw, I have a DC example of the 313445 and it does quite well for me, but since so many of my 32s seem to have that as their favorite diet, I'm thinking I might be better off to have a 4 banger for that one too. A couple of folks have commented...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    07-17-2019, 10:20 AM
    You sure can pick ‘em! With all my compulsive collecting, gathering and hoarding I’ve never even seen any of those? Are you trying to make a complete set or you going to actually use all of them? :coffee: Froggie
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    07-17-2019, 10:10 AM
    Now if I could only find a 4-banger Ideal 313445! :bigsmyl2: So many great moulds and so little time (and money! :-?) There are so many things to do with the 32s, but they’ve been the red headed step child to the bigger calibers from Smith. ...
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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