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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 09:27 AM
    I've been gathering and accumulating (I hesitate to dignify what I do by calling it "collecting") old Lyman and Ideal stuff, especially all things 310. I must admit that I don't use my 310 tongs as much as I used to, but do use the dies in one of...
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    Yesterday, 09:25 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread CCI Primers in Reloading Equipment
    The only concern I’ve ever had with CCI primers was with my finely tuned 38 Special PPC revolver... it needed the notably soft Federal SP primers to be dependable. Otherwise, whatever primers were at hand got loaded in my handguns for the last 40+...
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    03-17-2018, 11:43 AM
    You left out that key info in your text messages, Brass! MCRW is/was a company that made high precision reloading tools for the benchrest crowd and of course the 6 PPC was a very popular round for that game. I guess that gives you a place to start....
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    03-16-2018, 10:26 PM
    One of my shooting buddies shoots a Uberti 38-55 copy of a high wall. He finally got it to shoot well when he slugged the barrel and found it to be .382 or bigger. Once he found an odd oversized old Ideal 375249 mould (mine) he got instant good...
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    03-16-2018, 11:56 AM
    You wouldn't happen to have a set of 44-40 dies would you, Brass? I'm also interested in that set of L steel handles. Froggie
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    03-15-2018, 11:29 AM
    It would appear that the Culver conversion was a way to make a #55M. Of course it was even more precise and repeatable. I have often wondered why Lyman didn’t make that style... lack of demand,I would imagine. I have used a #5M for years in...
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    03-14-2018, 07:05 PM
    You might look into the FDL Wondersight™ which has been around for a half century or so... in the old days, the top side plate screw on a 5 screw S&W was the ready-made anchor point. With your more modern models, you'll need a single hole drilled...
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    03-12-2018, 03:04 PM
    Thanks Vall, I've got a few of those as well, but I'm hoping I can find and use the old project bushing I made with Charlie (OK, that Charlie did the work with me trying to stay out of the way) if indeed I don't get to work with one of my TruLine Jr...
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    03-12-2018, 12:13 PM
    Vall, you can think of that cracked receiver as an opportunity! Now you have something to practice your engraving on without worrying about messing up a “good” receiver. Try different layouts on opposite sides then if you don’t like what you did...
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    03-12-2018, 09:38 AM
    Back many years ago I thought I should gather up one each of all sizes of J-type shell holders. Over the years my nearly complete "set" has been broken up and individual pieces placed with various die sets as needed. Last night I remembered that...
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    03-10-2018, 06:23 PM
    Sounds too complicated for an old retired Biologist like me! :coffeecom Froggie
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    03-10-2018, 12:52 PM
    I wonder whether they offer a button that will cut a .313 groove diameter with a 1-10 or 1-12" twist? That would be great for recutting old S&W barrels in 22 LR to make 32 H&R and 32 FM barrels. Would you be so kind as to PM me with the URL for...
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    03-10-2018, 11:55 AM
    OK, it looks like when my order gets here from the big N I'll take one box of them out and load them up following Reverend Al's suggestions on fire form, then load up some of my various 40 cal bullets I've got laying around and I should be good to...
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    03-09-2018, 12:09 PM
    Does anyone know offhand whether there is a Herter’s or a Lyman shell holder that fits the 9.3X74R casehead? If not, I’ve got a kinda beat up Herter’s shell holder I can grind on if I have to make a custom one. ;-) TIA~Froggie
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    03-09-2018, 09:20 AM
    Vall and Rev Al, what diameter do you guys size to? I know I need to slug my Ballard barrel since they have been known to vary a bit, but I need a starting point now. BTW, I also had Barry Darr cut me a couple of copies of the old Maynard 40...
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    03-07-2018, 02:30 PM
    Thanks for the heads-up, Vall! I guess I won't be re-barreling my Pacific in 40-90 for a while after all. At that price I can afford to mess with it for a while longer in the original caliber. I think I've got a set of dies around here somewhere...
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    03-07-2018, 01:44 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Lyman Dies in Reloading Equipment
    Lyman used to make dies in 32-40. I can say this with authority because I've bought 2 sets over the years off of fleaBay. I sold the first set with a gun then discovered my mistake and had to bid on another set to replace it. They are not shown...
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    03-05-2018, 09:43 AM
    Sounds like you do indeed have a bullet sizer as I guessed. I must admit that although I have several, they have gotten little use from me. The bullets should be lubed prior to sizing so the lube grooves don’t collapse. :-| I’m pretty partial to...
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    03-05-2018, 08:29 AM
    Resistance is futile... you WILL be assimilated! (Cue sound of evil laugh. :bigsmyl2:)
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    03-05-2018, 01:01 AM
    Earlwb; Regarding your single action grips. A few years ago, I bought two Ruger Flattop .44 Specials. They were everything I could have hoped for. I am a bit of a heretic, because I have Pachmayr grips on most of my handguns (both single and double...
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    03-04-2018, 10:57 PM
    I have a tendency to set up presses more-or-less devoted for a specific caliber. I have my All American pretty much permanently set up for 327 Fed Mag, which means I can also use it to FL size 32 S&W Long and 32 H&R as well. The J-type shell...
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    03-04-2018, 09:45 PM
    Great haul MJS. It's refreshing to have somebody post something on this forum page that actually pertains to the topic, and to have a treasure trove like you found is just out-STANDING!! That Lee Target set is a super find all by itself, not only...
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    03-04-2018, 07:59 PM
    In the .45ACP cylinder of my Ruger Convertible, the .45 Cowboy Special Brass headspaces perfectly. If you want to use a bullet which needs a roll crimp, you can do so with the .45 CS. .45 CS Brass is available direct from Starline. FWIW Dale.53...
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    03-03-2018, 09:39 AM
    I saw my answer at post #4 and periodically thereafter. A Model 60-4 and a couple of speed loaders or speed strips and you’re good to go. :Fire: Froggie
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    03-02-2018, 10:18 AM
    It appears that you have been the victim of the dreaded "spill chick" here. :coffeecom Why do you want to "grey them front" and what does this mean? Are you having difficulty purchasing them from either Ruger or Altamont, or can you not change the...
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    03-01-2018, 07:15 PM
    You know, I don’t have as much problem seeing why the Model 48 did exist as I do understanding why S&W wasn’t able to sell more units of the Model 16! BTW, I currently have a K-22 cylinder like the one mentioned by Outpost75 being reworked to make...
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    02-28-2018, 08:04 PM
    I have had a 60-4 since they were first offered. At the time, and for a long time after, I did a LOT of woods walking and bird hunting. When grouse hunting (with a shotgun) in both Eastern Ohio and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I carried my 60-4...
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    02-26-2018, 02:10 PM
    The Herter's Model 234 Turret Press came with 6 stations and I have seen enterprising folks go between each station and add another threaded hole. Would 12 stations be enough for you?? IIRC, Lyman is also making a 6 station turret press, so you...
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    02-26-2018, 09:54 AM
    “Bueller? Bueller?” I know others got this mould, it was a group buy. Isn’t anybody casting enough of them to sell? Froggie
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    02-24-2018, 06:21 PM
    FISH4BUGS; Congratulations on a great catch! I am a big fan of the .44 Special and have several. They are a superb choice for both the Range and in the Field. My favorite field load is 7.5 grs. Of Unique behind the Mihec version of the H&G #503....
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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