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    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    I’ll be using the 125 gr NOE 314008 in virgin Starline brass, and I have a little more freedom of COAL because I’ll be shooting them in my Ruger Blackhawk and custom K-frame S&W. The Blue Dot should give me a promising pathway to pursue with a...
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    Yesterday, 09:25 AM
    Patrick L; :drinks: Dale53
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    02-15-2020, 08:28 PM
    I've been following this thread with great interest, CW, but I'm getting a little confused. The 7.3 gr you refer to is Blue Dot powder, right? So this means you are shooting your powder coated 135 gr bullet is being pushed ahead of 7.3 gr of Blue...
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    02-14-2020, 08:46 AM
    "Some of the prices asked & received for OEM grip sets is mind-boggling. I use Pachmayr and Hogue neoprenes to a large degree, and I have likely thrown away or given away a small fortune--if pricing like this is typical. One set of grips that I...
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    02-13-2020, 10:49 AM
    Dadgummit, you guys did it to me again! I had planned on backing off from buying more presses (and other reloading equipment) and even thinning the herd a little. Now you guys have me thinking of buying my brother's surplus-to-him Spartan that he...
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    02-13-2020, 09:53 AM
    Look for another e-mail this afternoon when I get off work and can sit down to make a list. :coffeecom Regards, Froggie
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    02-12-2020, 10:04 PM
    Be sure and post here on Swapping and Selling when you figure which dies and die sets are surplus to your needs. I'm still looking for a few more dies myself to finish sets. I sent an e-copy of the Fouling Shot article as requested to your e-mail...
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    02-12-2020, 12:05 PM
    I'd be glad to. In fact, I have an article I did for one of the collector's association journals... I'll send it to you via e-mail if you send me your address in a PM. I looked for the top punch list, but no joy so far. :( Froggie PS I've...
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    02-12-2020, 11:15 AM
    Michael, Many many moons ago I assembled a "Master List" of the 310 Die Codes. It is not complete as some of the calibers were so obscure and made for such short runs that they don't appear in many of the lists in the Ideal Manuals. It has been...
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    02-11-2020, 09:35 AM
    My personal “cross to bear” is IMR4759, but I find that all of the stick powders tend to be challenging to meter. I personally like the old Ideal #5 with factory micrometer (one deep measuring chamber) but find that the major key is to useless slow...
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    02-10-2020, 01:26 PM
    If you are a true believer in the Zen of the Thirty Two, no explanation is necessary; to the non-believer, no explanation is possible. As for the little 32 ACP round, it exists in that Twilight Zone that is neither fully rimmed nor truly rimless,...
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    02-09-2020, 08:33 AM
    At one time sheet tin from roofing (particularly commercial roofing) operations was a great source of dead soft lead. My late father retired over 30 years ago from such a company as VP in charge of Purchasing. His guys in the shop kept a big white...
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    02-09-2020, 08:23 AM
    If I found bagged lead shot at fire sale prices, it would get swapped off to some of my friends who shoot flying pottery. It’s always good to keep other guys at the club thinking what a great guy you are, :drinks: and that amount of new shot is a...
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    02-08-2020, 10:20 AM
    Dale53 replied to a thread Biscuits and gravy in Cookin' Recipe's
    Lloyd; That sounds perfectly practical to me. A lifetime ago, i’m talking 70 years ago, we had a school field trip to the local Pillsbury Plant. It was quite illuminating. They explained that each batch of flour was different. They would lab test...
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    02-07-2020, 11:29 PM
    Dale53 replied to a thread Biscuits and gravy in Cookin' Recipe's
    Fatnhappy; Your post reminded me of MANY winter campouts where I did a lot of interesting cooks. Biscuits, cheesecake, Pie Iron Cherry Pie over a campfire, etc. Good times, indeed! Dale53
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    02-07-2020, 10:59 AM
    Yes Scott, that’s about where I am too. I have a pretty broad assortment of pick gears for threading on the old lathe I mentioned and an instructor from the local Community College has offered to come help set it up for thread cutting. I’m hoping...
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    02-06-2020, 11:54 AM
    So now we’re color coding our bullets and the bins they go in too? I’m so far behind the curve! :( Froggie
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    02-06-2020, 10:01 AM
    The Hungarians have been building solid, business-like small pistols for many years. Thanks for the heads-up and I’ll take a look today... hope I’ll be in time. :roll: Froggie
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    02-06-2020, 09:44 AM
    44magLeo, I assume you are talking about the 310 shop? When last I was in contact with him I got the impression that he contracts out his machine work, so getting it done in a timely manner becomes more complex by about another order of magnitude. ...
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    02-05-2020, 06:12 PM
    While digging around looking for something entirely different, I discovered my bench priming tool. The metal tag on it describes it as coming from LACHMILLER! Does this surprise anyone besides me? It has a Herters #7 shell holder in it but the...
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    02-05-2020, 10:00 AM
    Initially Lyman made their adjustments based on BP volumes... the use of BP was pretty much taken for granted. Then some engineer (or lawyer??) discovered static electricity and theorized the plastic reservoir could generate enough of a spark to...
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    02-04-2020, 10:58 AM
    Sarco doesn't manufacture their parts... they are surplus and over runs from a variety of sources. This said, the quality can vary tremendously depending on the actual source. NOS parts from the original manufacturer would be great, while rejects...
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    02-04-2020, 10:52 AM
    If I were in your situation with 100# of essentially unknown alloy, I would take a random sample ingot off the pile and carry it somewhere that does electronic testing of alloys (such as a major recycling center with a "laser" tester.) I would then...
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    02-04-2020, 09:55 AM
    I fired 75,000 rounds of full house loads (#68 H&G at 1000 fps.) over a five year period while shooting IPSC in the sixties and seventies through my 1911's without a failure to function. My 1911's were specially tuned. However, I also experimented...
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    02-03-2020, 10:28 PM
    Once I get my 4" barrel adjustable sighted kit gun built in 32 S&W L or H&R I should be able to let the others go on down the road... unless I come up with another project I just can't live without. :roll: Then you'll just have to wait a while...
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    02-03-2020, 09:12 PM
    I've said it before, I sold my Ruger Blackhawk Buckeye Special in 32 Combo, and have regretted it ever since, but now that I have my Ruger 8 Shooter in 327 and my custom "Project 616" in 327 FM I plan to hold onto both of them until I can't hold...
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    02-01-2020, 09:38 AM
    I’m going to be following this thread with great interest... my research has all been so heavily skewed toward heavy bullets that this will be a whole new train of thought for me. Keep those reports (with actual loading and range data) coming! ...
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    01-31-2020, 02:37 PM
    Don't own any Mernickle leather personally, but friends in Cowboy Fast Draw Association that have them swear by them. I believe a couple of the rigs I tried out at introductory shoots were from Mernickle, but really can't speak from personal...
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    01-31-2020, 02:34 PM
    If I had kept the 6" Model 16-4 I ordered about the day they were announced, I would probably have two fewer custom guns today. Truth to tell though, I'm glad I got the stainless 327 built when I did, and really like the class of my recreated Model...
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    01-31-2020, 11:01 AM
    They show up on flea-Bay just about every day. Try searches for “Antique Reloading” and “Vintage Reloading.” Froggie
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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