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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 10:50 PM
    The single action enthusiast could do a lot worse than to own these three guns... I probably should have followed through with what I started rather than giving up the one I did buy. If it could be done with a SA revolver, it could be done with one...
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    10-18-2018, 10:36 AM
    Going from .410" to .401" is not sizing, it's SWAGING! Like somebody else said, either swap them or melt them and try again if you want good bullets that much smaller. Of course this is JMHO, YMMV! :D Froggie
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    10-18-2018, 10:33 AM
    Tom, I've seen some really neat pencil holders made out of "retired" cylinders... maybe you should find a little slab of some pretty wood and make one for your desk from the cracked(?) cylinder. There wouldn't be any pressure on it and accuracy...
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    10-17-2018, 11:11 AM
    One of the dumbest moves I ever made in my life was selling my convertible 32 Buckeye Special about 25 years ago... that still hurts! As soon as I found out about the 8 shot Blackhawk in 327, I bought one. I’m not likely to sell this one. I just...
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    10-17-2018, 11:00 AM
    GONRA, in this case I think it’s realistic rather than snotty, buuuttt, I’d still go for even cheap dial calipers over the electronics... seems like my last (odd sizes) battery always goes dead when I’m planning to do a bunch of measurements....
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    10-15-2018, 10:35 AM
    Isn't that size still available from Lyman? At one time you could go all the way from .307 to .314 by thousandths (I'm not sure .312 was available??) but they haven't been making as many sizes of late. It wouldn't hurt to give their customer...
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    10-12-2018, 11:54 AM
    IIRC, those MEC bushings are made of a rather mild (soft) grade of aluminum. I doubt they'll last long enough to be worthwhile when you start using them in a way in which they were not designed. You also have the lack of holes for the lube to get...
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    10-11-2018, 08:58 PM
    My brother has an early New Model Blackhawk 45 Colt, purchased used sometime in the '70s. A few years later I found an orphan 45 acp cylinder on a gunshow table. I picked it up for about $20 plus or minus and just brought it home and dropped it...
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    10-09-2018, 07:53 AM
    I tend to accumulate “classic” reloading equipment, including powder measures. My pistol measures tend to be ones using fixed cavity rotors like the RCBS Little Dandy and Lyman Accu-Measure as well as the old Pacific Powder Measure. For rifles I...
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    10-08-2018, 07:37 PM
    Bones37; We are certainly in agreement. I have had my 631 and 16-4 since they were first introduced. That is after looking in vain for an affordable K-32 for many years. I almost broke my arm reaching for my wallet when the 631 and 16-4 hit the...
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    10-06-2018, 08:26 PM
    If we’re playing “show and tell” I’m certainly game. I have been using .32’s for a long time. Currently, there is my 631 - a delightful “.32 Kit Gun”. It has done great work on the bunnies and is a joy to carry: Then, there is my 16-4. It is...
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    10-06-2018, 12:24 AM
    This thread brings to mind a situation I ran into a number of years ago. I and my family were staying in a cabin at a Northern Ohio State Park. We were hiking along a popular trail not far from our cabin. We saw some agitated people just ahead of...
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    10-04-2018, 08:40 AM
    Ok, I’ll play... how about a custom recreation of a Model 16-3 and a custom stainless K-frame in 327 Fed Mag? Do they qualify for inclusion here? They sure get included when I think of 32 revolvers. The former is chambered in the original 32 S&W...
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    10-02-2018, 08:31 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 32-40 reloads in Testing Area
    I don’t have my records handy, but there is also a good load for 32-40 using 4227. It’s in the old reloading manuals. My personal favorite load was 13.6 gr of IMR 4759, but that powder is discontinued and hard to come by. Froggie
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    10-01-2018, 02:35 PM
    Hey Bailey Boat, did you ever get a Lyman Accu-Measure rotor to check the possibility of making your adjustable rotor for that as well? There were a bunch of leftover units sold on fleaBay that had no or only a couple of rotors included and few if...
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    09-30-2018, 03:03 PM
    Hey NZ, I've always counted the 32 Colt NP and 32 S&W L as equivalent except for details of exact bullet shape and weight. In your research, is that about correct? I like that 31357 bullet, but it seems it would be more accurate if it had a...
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    09-30-2018, 02:20 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 327 Federal in Cast Boolits
    I still haven't taken the time to settle on a "standard" or even "favorite" H-108 load for my 327s. I started with the minimum (starting) load for a 115 gr LSWC and Accurate #9 and put it behind my NOE 125 gr LSWC bullet. It seemed OK in my guns,...
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    09-29-2018, 08:42 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 327 Federal in Cast Boolits
    That would be a definite yes. I've still got close to 20 lb of it from when I was seriously shooting 32/357 (Dell) in a Peregrine at schuetzen bench matches. Works great in that size cartridge case with lead bullets. :mrgreen: Froggie
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    09-25-2018, 01:43 PM
    Thanks guys, that's what I hoped to hear. You've reinforced my guess! :coffee: Froggie
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    09-25-2018, 10:45 AM
    My 327 FM loads using the NOE 314008 reach almost to the front face of the cylinder of my custom S&W K-frame. Not a problem with the BH! That thing is a real stud hoss!! I’ve considered mounting a scope on it, but I figure 8 beans in the wheel is...
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    09-25-2018, 10:22 AM
    I got a used Lyman die for a 450 Lubricant-Sizer from a friend in another state. Unfortunately, the part “I” which is the rod to support then eject the bullet, had been mislaid and a wrong sized one had been substituted. The “H” die is marked 313...
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    09-25-2018, 10:08 AM
    Dale53 and I got a wild hair (perhaps inspired by an article from Ed Harris?) to use unsized TL bullets in the 32 and let the taper crimp in the final step “size” the bullets by squeezing them within the brass. IIRC, we were using the full WC...
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    09-24-2018, 08:36 PM
    About 5-6 years ago (IIRC) Ruger had what I consider to be a "Stealth Release" of what was a regular production gun, an eight shot Blackhawk in 327 Federal Magnum. There was virtually no advertising, in fact even though I am a somewhat enthusiastic...
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    09-24-2018, 08:09 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 327 Federal in Cast Boolits
    That said RangerDan, I would suggest looking for some cast bullets in the 115-130 grain range. I personally think that a lot of folks get hung up on the lighter bullets because that's what the lesser versions of the 32 use. Gotta "put on your big...
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    09-24-2018, 09:03 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 327 Federal in Cast Boolits
    Before I make any recommendations, I'd like to hear a little about what you want to do with your new baby, and what kind of reloading you are already doing. Like when the 44 Mag was all the rage (at the time the first Dirty Harry movies were...
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    09-23-2018, 04:56 PM
    Well, from the postings here and our PMs/e-mails it appears that Mr rdwarrior is well on his way to being pulled into the tong tool game... looks like we've hooked another one! (Cue evil laugh! [smilie=l:) Froggie
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    09-23-2018, 04:51 PM
    ^^ What he said! ^^ I've got a couple of sets of 'tuyos (including a 4" set with a small crack on the crystal) but I use my cheep imports marked Lyman (the stainless ones, not plastic) for most general work at home. One of the machine shop...
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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