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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 09:59 PM
    I’ve got a donor barrel on the way from JMtoolman. Thanks to all for your suggestions and offers. Froggie
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    Today, 11:52 AM
    I have two of the Ruger .44 Special Flattops - one is the 5.5" blued one and one is a 4/58" SS one. Both of them show excellent accuracy (under 1" at 25 yards with my home cast bullets). I size at .430" and my "standard" alloy is WW's+2% tin. I have...
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    Today, 12:46 AM
    Here is some useful information from the Cast Bullet Association Forum: https://forum.castbulletassoc.org/thread/favorite-loads-for-saeco-58-215gr-swc-in-45-acp/ Enjoy! Dale53
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    Yesterday, 12:05 PM
    JohnSmiles, at this point I’ll quote the great philosopher Ricky Nelson who said, “You can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself.” When I’ve done my various builds including two pistol class low walls (a 32 Long Colt and a 32 H&R) I...
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    11-27-2020, 02:41 PM
    Title says it... I want to build a custom revolver in 32 cal and need about 6 or so from a standard military Enfield barrel. A bad muzzle and/or chamber is fine as long as I can get about six good inches out of the middle. What have you got on...
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    11-26-2020, 03:42 PM
    J Tried there... no joy on 32 caliber (that I could find.) Froggie
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    11-26-2020, 03:19 PM
    Im about to embark on another build, but one thing is holding my up. I need a revolver barrel in 32 caliber. I want to make a S&W Kit Gun on an old pre War I frame and in a best case scenario, Id have a 4 +/- barrel with .312-.314 groove...
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    11-25-2020, 10:36 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread H&R Handi in Single Shot Guns
    Thank you very much! :D
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    11-24-2020, 06:03 PM
    A confusing aspect about this is that some of these designs "survived" in two or more weight offerings long after their Perfection antecedents were discontinued. The Perfection moulds were advertised by Ideal as being for the "crank" (or real...
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    11-24-2020, 12:11 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread H&R Handi in Single Shot Guns
    Could I get some more info about those “Skinner sights” please? They sound interesting. Thanks, Froggie
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    11-24-2020, 11:59 AM
    You might wish to go over to the forum on www.assra.com. Those guys are often a good source for info about the care and feeding of German as well as American single shot rifles. BTW, for stop ring and outside lubed bullets especially, you will...
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    11-24-2020, 11:11 AM
    PS I also have the single weight version of a different 32-40 design shown to yield a 200 grain bullet. It was my go to bullet for fixed loads (as opposed to breech seated) in my original high wall Winchester. Even though I really like that...
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    11-23-2020, 01:56 PM
    If I were going to the trouble and expense of building a “dream gun” for the 327 FM, I would seek out a Ruger #3 carbine, preferably a 45-70, which is a total non-starter as an actual shooting gun. I would order a 223 extractor from Ruger or one of...
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    11-23-2020, 12:55 PM
    Tom, This design is similar in principle at least to one I’ve seen from the Golden Age of Schuetzen. I’d love to see the details of how the moving shaft passes through the main body. If that opening can be made with minimal tools, this could be...
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    11-21-2020, 09:24 PM
    Iron brew, if you can’t get what you need from country gent’s description, the plan is for him to send one around to members of our merry band for testing and evaluation, starting with me. I plan to take a few pics to add to the discussion. ...
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    11-21-2020, 09:17 PM
    C’mon, John Boy... tell us how you really feel! :bigsmyl2:
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    11-21-2020, 08:54 PM
    That mould was originally a nose pour mould that had a screw-adjustable plug at the base. In use, the plug was moved up or down to make the bullet of the desired weight/length. This series of moulds was called Ideal Perfection moulds. It was also...
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    11-19-2020, 09:06 PM
    I just got a Lee/Mequon Improved Loader from NoZombies. Not only is it the better version of their set, its in a rare caliber. Packed well and shipped fast. Thanks, NZ! Froggie
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    11-19-2020, 09:06 AM
    Sounds good, CG. I’m having a hard time visualizing how it works from the pix and description, but I’m sure it’s just me. Having the actual tool in hand to try out and then going back to look at how it was built would probably be best. Drop me a...
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    11-17-2020, 10:16 PM
    Yep, JonB, that press has led a hard life! I guess it just goes to show how well designed it was originally to withstand such “slings and arrows of cruel fate.” Did it come with the proper clamp? Froggie
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    11-15-2020, 08:25 PM
    I wouldn’t normally use the terms “fun gun” and Ruger #3 in the same sentence. I know of at least 1 that passed through 4 sets of hands before expending a half a box (10 rounds) of factory ammo... and I shot two rounds of that! I sincerely wish...
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    11-15-2020, 07:05 PM
    Ol' Bubba did a pretty fair job on that one. I still prefer the original, non-ratcheting wrench so I can put pressure on, then back off so I don't get "blow by." In fact, that is one of the major advantages I see in the #1 vs the #45 that replaced...
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    11-15-2020, 03:57 PM
    Unless I’m terribly mistaken (for the first time since 1978?) Henry has one or more lever action rifles and carbines chambered in 327 Fed Mag. If you have decided a repeater is in your future, I would humbly suggest you look there (for well under...
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    11-15-2020, 02:00 PM
    Hey country gent: “No pictures, it didn’t happen!” [smilie=1: Sure would like to see pictures of this item. Froggie
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    11-14-2020, 09:47 PM
    Since the OP was dealing with a manufacturer of parts, it may be that the operations would be done in batches and his job would get done when the batch came up. I had a pistol barrel rebored and rifled and I’m sure he waited until he had several of...
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    11-14-2020, 09:33 PM
    Yeah Randy Happy Birthday! I celebrated 71 trips around the Sun back on 6/16, so you’re just a youngster. :kidding: You would like my basement... it doesn’t seem I can let anything go either. That’s why you pique my interest every time you show...
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    11-13-2020, 09:20 PM
    Back to the original question about applying gas checks, if I wanted to install the gas check on a bullet as it was undergoing minimal sizing, I wouldn’t worry about it. OTOH, if I had to go down several thousandths, then I would worry (and...
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    11-13-2020, 09:03 AM
    But I still can’t find a #2! :violin:
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    11-12-2020, 10:11 PM
    Life is good! My third Ideal #1 Lubricator got here today on the white FEDEX truck and upon unpacking, it looks as good as I had hoped... a little rust on the two metal shafts and of course some cement-hard black lube as well as the usual missing...
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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