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  • Dale53's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    Some years ago, I bought a Cimarron (made by Uberti) .44 Special single action. It had "Colt First Generation" sights, which are nearly too small to use if you have good vision and almost impossible for anyone else. Within the first two weeks, the...
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    01-13-2018, 07:24 PM
    YUP! That's the very one! And if you ever gave up reloading it would make a great anchor for your bass boat! I've still got the Super Model 3 that I can still load on, along with all the other stuff, but that Model U-3 Super is on my wish list...
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    01-13-2018, 03:10 PM
    I was able to acquire (at Ohio Gun Collectors' Association) a box of 32 S&W ammo in the blue and white S&W box. It is the short version. I'd dearly love to find a similar box of the long stuff, but AFAIK it doesn't seem to have been made, even...
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    01-13-2018, 02:56 PM
    The 20 ga Lee Load All I had was the only press, metallic or shot, rifle, pistol or shotgun, that I could never get to work to suit myself. While the Lee Loader for shot shells can be cantankerous, the OP is making the individual component tools to...
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    01-12-2018, 12:20 PM
    Randy, l’m a little baffled by the acronyms... where did that neat little (flat) zipper pouch for your press come from? Although I already had one of the HDS Compac units before you went into production, I’m thinking that might be a good thing to...
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    01-08-2018, 01:59 AM
    DougGuy; I have been following this thread with great interest. There is more than one way "to the promised land". I suspect that your new project is going to work out just fine. At my age, I have quit experimenting and pretty much go with my old...
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    01-07-2018, 04:48 PM
    From Battis, "...but I didn't want to buy it before because of the grips, then I wanted to buy it because of the grips." We gun owners are a strange lot, aren't we? Just for what it's worth, I think you made the right decision... you got...
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    01-07-2018, 04:41 PM
    Thanks to Nueces, Outpost75, 9.3X62AL and Thumbcocker. I'm guessing the little plinker bullet I used to see sold for the 30 Carbine, a 110 grain half jacketed one, would work pretty well in this application, as well as my old Favorite Ideal 3118...
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    01-07-2018, 04:21 PM
    I agree with EMC45 wholeheartedly! If the 38 special gets no respect, our little I- and J-framed 32 revolvers seem to get active disrespect. I'll keep carrying my little I-frame "Hand Ejector Snub" in 32 S&W Long, and feel well armed, not for...
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    01-06-2018, 11:11 PM
    OK guys, forgive me if I'm threadjacking here, but I've heard discussion over the years about how cool the BH 30 Carbine chambering was because with little or no alteration it could also be used with 32-20. With hat in hand I'm asking those of you...
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    01-06-2018, 10:35 PM
    During WW 2 there was a thriving cottage industry in making grips like those mentioned by PB above using plexiglass from wrecked airplanes, which were pretty common in places. That would be my guess. Froggie
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    01-05-2018, 10:46 AM
    :coffeecom Every time this comes up I have the same reaction... why put more of a load on the little TL Jr than it was engineered to stand? To me, if there is any upgrade needed, having a single hole upsized to 7/8 x 14 to carry a carbide die for...
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    01-02-2018, 04:25 PM
    When I saw the word “super” in the title, I thought of another Herter’s press I had long ago but regrettably let get away. It was called a “Super U” IIRC and was supposed to combine the strength of a C and an O style to be, like everything else...
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    01-01-2018, 01:03 AM
    I have a group buy 200 gr. Wadcutter that works extremely well with 4.0-5.0 grs. Of Red Dot. It is extremely pleasant to shoot and easily groups under 1” off a rest at 25 yards. FWIW, Dale53
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    12-31-2017, 07:06 PM
    Well, it looks like I waited about 30 years too long for this project! :coffeecom As I observed on a 1911 Forum, I really thought that with all the folks cranking out cheap but relatively good AR receivers that there should be at least one or two...
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    12-28-2017, 12:29 PM
    Olut gets the gold star! As soon as I read the word “Ranger” in his post it all came back to me. While the aluminum receivers I got from them back then were on-spec and reasonably well finished, they were available dirt cheap - a major attraction...
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    12-26-2017, 11:09 AM
    Have you tried Taylorís in Winchester, VA? They are one of the larger Uberti importers and dealers. ;) Froggie
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    12-26-2017, 11:01 AM
    About 30 years ago I bought several full size aluminum 1911 receivers from a California company called AMT, IIRC. I havenít seen them listed for years, but lately have been wondering whether I could find another one for one more build. :coffee: ...
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    12-26-2017, 09:27 AM
    I was wondering when this concept would resurface... there was a long thread several yeRs ago about using the Work Mate as the basis for a compact, storable, but steady loading bench arrangement. Iíll track down the thread and add pix later when...
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    12-25-2017, 08:24 AM
    I use a Lee Factory crimp die for my .45acp/.45 Auto Rim S&W Model 625. The Lee Factory crimp die comes set up for taper crimping. However, Lee also offers a roll crimp insert together with a needed spacer to go along with it. The roll crimp insert...
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    12-24-2017, 06:56 PM
    With the number originally made that still percolate through the surplus market, I’m not sure the demand will be there for remake at that price point. Nostalgia will only get you so far and this may be a nine, but it’s sure no “Wonder Nine!” JMHO,...
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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
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