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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Where do the currently made Uberti SAA in 45 Colt fit on the spectrum of strength? Can they handle the Ruger level loads with their modern steels, or does the old design lower their overall strength potential? I’m using factory loads in mine, and...
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    01-22-2018, 06:32 PM
    That's getting pretty close to my "Project 616," a stainless custom 327 FM built on a S&W Model 66 using a rebored 4" barrel from a Model 617... of course it has the full under lug so it's a little heavier than the "pencil barrel" you describe. ...
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    01-22-2018, 11:27 AM
    I'm not Bloodman, but I'll mention that a lot of those complications come from untreated Lyme Disease, after it seems to have gone away. Then you get symptoms that mimic all sorts of other disorders like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc, etc. An...
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    01-22-2018, 12:20 AM
    Rintinglen, I had one of the Buckeye Specials with cylinders for 32-20 and 32 H&R but let in go in a time of stupidity. When the 327 FM Blackhawk 8 shooter came out I grabbed one up and am not likely to let it slip away! The single six/seven...
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    01-20-2018, 10:39 PM
    Well, amphibian memory isn’t all it should be, but it seems like back in the dark ages of the 1970s when I started reloading, 2400 was being used for 357s & 44 mags, for reduced loads in. 30-06 target loads and occasionally 45-70s, and by the...
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    01-20-2018, 11:23 AM
    Just a quick comment on the question about so few mentions of 2400 in rifles... it was designed primarily for reduced loads when used in “full size” rifle cases, a style of loading few rifle shooters embrace that heavily. Once old Elmer Keith and...
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    01-19-2018, 12:35 PM
    As with a few other items, I use Gun Shows as my source for primers. Dealers there are apparently more responsive to the market... they do go up in price faster, but availability and price seem to improve there more rapidly as well. A lot of these...
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    01-19-2018, 12:24 PM
    About 25-30 years ago, this subject came up among members of the American Single Shot Rifle Association. This was very critical for their shooters who would fire hundreds of shots per season through barrels of soft steel, often a century or more...
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    01-17-2018, 11:46 PM
    Two and a half years ago I decided I needed a SAA 45 for fast draw games... said decision made while I was at Taylor's Spring Open House. I bought the 4 1/2" Smokewagon Deluxe with their special tuneup package included. I still haven't shot the...
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    01-17-2018, 11:01 PM
    Back in my PPC shooting days with a super tuned full custom K-frame gun shot double action, I made every effort to get Federal SPPs and to be honest I can't remember (since it's been over 20 years ago) that I ever had to switch off, but I do...
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    01-17-2018, 12:10 PM
    Just something to check here... is part of the front blade broken off? I've seen a lot of these blades, very thin and with a little rib or bead on top. This upper part somehow would get broken off and it looked like you had a plain blade, but it...
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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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    01-07-2018, 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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    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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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