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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    Which of the two competing "Lee" companies made the pistol rest? I think it was Lee Custom/Mequon, as I've seen some (IRRC) of the last ones so labeled This would make sense as they disappeared about the same time as the Mequon company name. ...
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    08-18-2019, 10:32 AM
    Over on the ASSRA.com forum there is a fellow who goes by the screen name ofTexasMac. He has written at least one good about the Japanese high walls and seems to know just about all there is to know about them. You might want to check with him to...
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    08-17-2019, 08:19 PM
    CountryGent; Elmer Keith's six hundred yard shot was at a previously wounded deer. He was trying to do the humane thing. FWIW Dale53
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    08-17-2019, 07:09 PM
    I think mentioning the automatic as a possible kit gun is certainly in order. However, even tho' I carried some .22 Auto's in my early days, the .22 was rejected by me in favor of centerfires. The centerfire autos pitched brass everywhere, most...
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    08-17-2019, 10:14 AM
    I had a 6" Model 19 and it shot extremely well for me. I mostly ran .38's but did use a goodly number of 158 gr. home cast bullets at magnum velocities in mine. Mine was more than satisfactory. However, when the information began to surface of...
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    08-16-2019, 02:10 PM
    Dale53 replied to a thread Dillon 550... in Reloading Equipment
    The Dillon 550 series is my favorite progressive loading press. I have two - one set up for small primers and one for large primers. I have 11 calibers I loaded for. when I was still shooting rifles. I have loaded a couple of hundred thousand...
    18 replies | 356 view(s)
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    08-14-2019, 10:47 AM
    Some time ago, Ed Harris mentioned that he had decided to simplify the number of his powders. I thought that was an EXCELLENT idea. Over the years, being a serious competitor with both pistol and rifle as well as a serious shotgunner, i had...
    37 replies | 7963 view(s)
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    08-14-2019, 01:06 AM
    I've had excellent results with 231 in the .32's and .38's as well as the .45 ACP/.45 Auto Rim over the years. A couple of years ago, my good friend Green Frog put me on to several pounds of HP38. Checking out the loading manuals showed me a great...
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    08-13-2019, 06:17 PM
    Tie between my little TruLine Jr and my All American. Runner up would be my old Star Pogressive. Froggie
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    08-13-2019, 08:36 AM
    This is indeed good news. I’m guessing it will take him a while to wade through all the orders from folks who have discovered they missed their chance with Lyman and get caught up with the new demand. Maybe then he will be able to start...
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    08-13-2019, 08:29 AM
    Maine1, Your experiences pretty much mirror mine. If I am loading for a single gun that doesn’t make the brass expand in strange ways, neck sizing is sufficient or even preferable so the 310 really shines for doing my reloading with minimal...
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    08-12-2019, 01:36 PM
    Both my Wheeler and Chapman set, much as I like them, don’t hold up quite as well to hard stress as the old Brownell set. I’ve broken tips on both W & C, including one of the honking big tips I broke from the W set on a shotgun draw bolt. I can’t...
    14 replies | 339 view(s)
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    08-11-2019, 04:29 PM
    I would like to respectfully disagree with the statements above that allege “weakness” in the Original Ruger Flattop .44 Magnum. It simply isn’t true. Bill Ruger, against the advice of Elmer Keith had two or three prototypes built on the .357...
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    08-11-2019, 10:26 AM
    Wow, talk about overkill! All that cast iron is enough to set my little froggie heart to racing! I can’t wait for a complete step by step description of loading on that set up. “More, please.” Froggie
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    08-11-2019, 09:43 AM
    MM, it may not be obvious, but I’m guessing the interior of that die is probably scuffed up a little now with what it’s been through. I would suggest polishing it up a little before using it again, just to be safe. [smilie=s: Also, I would...
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    08-11-2019, 09:28 AM
    Those Lee handles for 6-cav moulds are one of their most useful products. They are becoming sort of the de facto “universal” handles to use or modify slightly so they can be used for virtually everything. The one downside is that so many folks have...
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    08-09-2019, 11:09 PM
    Other than being a little under powered, what other problems did you have with your round nosed lead bullets in your hand ejector? It seems like they would work well. I have to admit though that the only round nosed moulds I have in that cavity are...
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    08-08-2019, 11:12 AM
    mistermog, you never got back with us with a number. If you just want say, 50-200 to get started with, I could probably come up with that much range brass (with mixed head stamps, of course.) You can send me a PM if interested. Larger numbers...
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    08-07-2019, 10:17 AM
    Outpost 75 beat me to the draw! He is exactly ON POINT! Dale53
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    08-07-2019, 10:09 AM
    I have a couple of RCBS Pro Melts. I almost exclusively use multi cavity molds. I have the top of the mold about 3/4" under the pour spout. I can regulate my pour rate by leaving the adjustment screw loose to finger adjust. I have the lead stream...
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    08-06-2019, 08:45 PM
    ARRRGGHH! Now I’ll never hear the end of it! Oh well, at least now that I’ve outed myself on the H&R (still can’t bring myself to call it “Magnum”) I can actually shoot come of them next time I’m in OH... in my Ruger Blackhawk eight shooter - the...
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    08-06-2019, 08:08 PM
    Froggie; I knew that you were just hiding your love for the .32 H&R. Everyone knows that the .32 H&R is THE edible small game gun amongst the .32's It is also LOADS of fun on the range.:bigsmyl2: FWIW Dale53
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    08-06-2019, 04:28 PM
    I'm surprised it took Mr 53 this long to chime in! We've had many a chat about the whole concept of the Kit Gun, including what size is big enough but not too big, what caliber(s) would be appropriate. I'm still in love with that 4" Model 631 even...
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    08-06-2019, 01:56 PM
    One thing has always puzzled me. How can a relatively small operation compared to the manufacturers, afford to put "Special Models" on the market and make money on them but manufacturers don't seem to want to market them themselves. It hardly makes...
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    08-06-2019, 10:42 AM
    fatelk, The phrase, "an old top break revolver" takes in a lot of territory. If you have one of the old S&Ws of that era, your shooting options are a lot different from what you would have with one of the Spanish or Belgian pieces of junk that...
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    08-06-2019, 10:38 AM
    This subject is dear to my heart. Early on, I became dissatisfied with the .22 Rimfire as a "proper" edible small game gun. Standard velocity solids lacked stopping power and the high speed hollow points damaged too much meat. My "ideal" choices...
    95 replies | 3416 view(s)
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    08-06-2019, 10:29 AM
    I've been toying with the idea of playing the Cowboy Fast Draw game. Of course they only shoot wax bullets in their revolvers, but they do it very fast and do it a LOT! The folks I've talked with are about evenly divided between Ruger Vaqueros and...
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    08-06-2019, 12:18 AM
    When I sold my Dillon 450 and moved up to the 550, I was loading 11 calibers from .221 to .375 H&H including all of the popular pistol calibers. Later, to expedite caliber changes, I bought a second 550B so I don't have to change primer size (saves...
    31 replies | 1118 view(s)
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    08-05-2019, 01:16 PM
    You might have better luck asking this question in the section, “Molds... Maintenance and Design.” That said, I’ve been told but have no way of confirming that Lee uses a different, higher grade of aluminum for the blocks in their gang moulds. ...
    6 replies | 407 view(s)
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    08-05-2019, 08:37 AM
    Jeep; Excellent post! Dale53
    26 replies | 796 view(s)
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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