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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    It’s also a good idea to mark ammo boxes with what’s actually in them, not what was originally in them. Don’t ask me how I know that cast bullets in 457” diameter don’t fit into a 22 rifle, regardless of the box they’re stashed in. :roll: Froggie
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    03-30-2020, 12:43 PM
    Looks like itís stamped 185, not 165. There were a couple of 32 Special as well as 32-40 moulds in that size range. Also, it looks like the sprue plate is marked Ideal RECHAMBERED? Is this correct? How is it marked on the block itself? The...
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    03-30-2020, 12:30 PM
    Logical error, TN SM, Andy Horvath isn’t a common name, even in OH. I’d guess our Andy would have been at least 10-15 years too young to serve in WW II. Froggie
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    03-30-2020, 12:21 PM
    There was a small coterie of indoor shooters using wax bullets. They drilled the flash holes significantly oversize to maximize impact of flash on the wax projectile. At the time they cautioned not to mix these with cases for live rounds as...
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    03-30-2020, 12:15 PM
    If you drop by the auto parts place and get a tube of graphite dust (used to lubricate locks, etc) you can finish your clean up with that one more step and I’d bet you will find your 55 works even more smoothly. Many powders have graphite added to...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    03-29-2020, 07:53 PM
    I’ll bet there is a story in that piece of advice:mrgreen: FWIW, Dale53
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    03-29-2020, 03:57 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 4759 in Canister & Surplus Powder
    From my ASSRA activities, especially advice from their former president, the late Charlie Dell, I have settled on 4759 for original (mild steel) barrels in my single shots... the Green Mountain BP barrel Charlie used to re-barrel my original high...
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    03-29-2020, 02:52 PM
    Petander, I have come to believe you've encountered a phenomenon known as "tolerance stacking." As you are no doubt aware, manufacturers have a defined range of acceptance, + or - from the specified size. If you try to fit a maximum size part into...
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    03-28-2020, 01:55 PM
    I donít think youíll ever get a return email from him, he doesnít use a computer! As for him passing away two years ago, his name pops up on the S&W Forum often, and I donít recall seeing any such news. BTW, Iíll try to attach a picture of Project...
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    03-28-2020, 01:35 PM
    When casting balls for muzzle loaders and C&B revolvers, I try to stay as close to pure lead as possible. Iím sure some tin and even antimony ďsneak inĒ as I have used some scrap from a big ML range so who knows what somebody else may have thrown...
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    03-28-2020, 01:27 PM
    The last group buy in which I participated “filled” rather quickly then we waited... in fact we waited so long that the subscription doubled, even with a substantial number of dropouts. When I finally did get it, the mould was everything I had hoped...
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    03-27-2020, 08:26 PM
    Scott, I remember seeing that thread... mostly it refers to the later measure that uses a slide bar with interchangeable bushings. The measure in question uses rotors very much like those we see in the RCBS Little Dandy. Ken posted a picture of...
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    03-27-2020, 03:56 PM
    37 views so far and no replies? I know they discontinued these things a long time ago... before a lot of the members here were even born, but doesn't anyone have any memory about them? I know we have some graybeards as well as newbies here, so...
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    03-26-2020, 11:05 PM
    OK, I'm saddling up my trusty steed to go tilt at windmills again. Come Sancho Panza, we must save Dulcinea! :lol: I have somehow been enchanted by the long produced and much varied powder measure made first by Pacific and called their Pistol...
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    03-26-2020, 02:04 PM
    AndyE, when I do a SWAG of lead alloy composition from a range or berm I use the following rule of thumb; swaged bullets and cores in jacketed bullets are pretty close to pure lead as are any muzzle loader projectiles I normally recover. Cast...
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    03-26-2020, 01:23 PM
    ^^This^^ When we started casting about 45 years ago, Dad had just broken the head off of a small hammer. It made a good sprue knocker, and I’m only on my second or perhaps third such repurposed handle after all this time. :mrgreen: Froggie
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    03-26-2020, 01:09 PM
    Back from the crypt! :coffeecom The problem with using BP in virtually any powder measure with metal components is not the danger of explosion but the risk of damage to the measure itself through chemical reaction (read “corrosion.”) BP is by...
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    03-26-2020, 12:27 PM
    I have done quite a bit of hunting in rough country with long barreled revolvers. My choice for carrying is accross the chest. My preference is my Bianchi nylon across the chest. It is quickly adjusted to go over light or heavy clothing in just a...
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    03-25-2020, 08:30 PM
    I consider the S&W 686 the best .38/.357 ever available I currently have three: CS-1 (4”), a 686 standard with 4” barrel and a 686 with 6” barrel. I have NO plans to downsize. I have owned most of the better .38/.357’s out there and have shot the...
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    03-25-2020, 08:08 PM
    Dale53 replied to a thread 550 happiness? in Reloading Equipment
    I am probably not the best person to comment. However, I will anyway! [smilie=1: I have had a Dillon 550B since they hit the market (started with a Dillon 450) after several years with a variety of single stages and turrets). I presently have two...
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    03-25-2020, 03:41 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread H&i ??????? in Casting Equipment
    I think they’ve been using variations on these same line drawings since the late 1800s. Here’s one from the 41st Ed of the Lyman Ammunition handbook and one from the 32nd. Froggie
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    03-25-2020, 01:59 PM
    They are available in two grip sizes. You can go on Taylor’s website and see whether either fits your needs... the longer one is called the “Gunfighter Grip” IIRC. I think that would be the closest to your Ruger, but I’ve never measured them to...
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    03-25-2020, 01:50 PM
    I was about 43 when I got interested in single shots and joined ASSRA. At that time I was watching all those “old guys” in their mid- to late 60s with their classic rifles. I just turned 70 this year and now the remaining ones of those guys really...
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    03-25-2020, 10:30 AM
    Ours is a moving pastime. As one source is lost, we must look for others. There are a couple of parts dealers in the NJ/NY/PA area but I've never heard of that one. I met a guy at the last Lynchburg gun show who came down from that area (I'll...
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    03-24-2020, 03:41 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread H&i ??????? in Casting Equipment
    OK, it's "part with the Hole" and the "Injector." Fixed it, so do you feel better about it? Actually this is an example in industry of having a useful label and keeping it, even though in this case the history of its origin has really lost its...
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    03-24-2020, 03:35 PM
    Two alternatives come to mind; first the old plastic bullets with plastic cases made by Speer. The primer pocket in those little red "cases" was drilled and the case was designed to hold a little dark grey full wadcutter bullets. You could shoot...
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    03-23-2020, 12:42 PM
    :coffeecom ... :Fire: :mrgreen: I, on the other hand, found out about them after they were gone. If it hadn't been for Dale53 I'd probably still be trying to find one! :roll: Froggie
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    03-23-2020, 12:22 PM
    Thanks, Ed. I have several of those cards around here somewhere, but it seems like every one of them is damaged in some way. I've got your jpeg in my archives now ~ MUCHAS GRACIAS! Froggie
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    03-23-2020, 09:43 AM
    Then, there is my Model 520, 4" barrel, Titanium cylinder in .357 Magnum, with a Simmons Red Dot sight: Standing at 25 yards: Dale53
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    03-23-2020, 09:38 AM
    Here is my 629 Light Hunter Performance Center revolver. It is made for scoping. I have an Ultra Dot on it and it has been more than satisfactory: FWIW Dale53
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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