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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    Welcome to the madness BCD! One thing I would need to know in order to give an intelligent answer is what caliber(s) and bullet mould(s) you intend to use initially. I shoot some rifle bullets as cast, usually applying lube by pan lubing or in...
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    01-25-2021, 01:27 PM
    I’m interested (if the transaction with 1989toddm doesn’t come to fruition.) Regardless, I’d appreciate it if you could post a picture or two... I’ve never heard of this model before. Froggie
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    01-25-2021, 01:18 PM
    Dadgum, I’m getting old. I remember shot for $7.99 a bag from Best Products Co and being upset when the went up to $9.50 a bag! When I quit loading back then before I went away to grad school, we were being forced to pay the exorbitant sum of...
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    01-23-2021, 12:47 PM
    No problem TD... for some reason I have this insatiable urge to get involved with every 310 conversation that goes by. Do you think I need some help, or an intervention or something? :veryconfu I keep threatening to sort out my 310 holdings,...
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    01-22-2021, 09:24 PM
    #7 PC... I donít have old manuals handy to look up adaptor ring. Froggie OOPS! Both PC and adaptor are #6. I just called up the proper pixels and electrons from my laptop! :bigsmyl2: Froggie
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    01-21-2021, 09:05 PM
    Sounds great John. Looking forward to pictures of the grand opening. Froggie
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    01-21-2021, 06:33 PM
    Just for my own benefit, what kind of building are you having built? I hope it has good heat for those legendary Winters there in Idaho! I’m thinking of having a small (existing) building in my back yard equipped with electricity so I can use it...
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    01-21-2021, 11:23 AM
    Missed this earlier somebody observed that they couldn’t get RCBS rotors with small enough chambers. I would suggest you look at the current RCBS offerings and you will find rotors #0 & 00. They throw small enough charges of Bullseye for my...
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    01-21-2021, 11:03 AM
    I have no problem with the aluminum frame of Dadís Dillon 450 that he upgraded to a 550. What I do have a problem with on the 550 is the way the primer feed (and to a lesser degree the powder mechanism) loosen(s) up and get(s) out of adjustment too...
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    01-18-2021, 12:00 PM
    I’m going from my admittedly phaulty ‘phibian memory but I think the production run of Model 16-4s was approximately 8800, while the production of K32s, Mod 16s, 16-1s, 16-2s and 16-3s combined was somewhat fewer. There were lots and lots of I- and...
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    01-18-2021, 11:36 AM
    Before we became so hung up on preserving the historicity of vintage reloading tools we would have admired the ingenuity of this person to make his tool work for him when there was no “off the shelf” solution to his problem. Sometimes I wonder...
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    01-17-2021, 11:39 PM
    More like “Need to save a lot!!” but it’s OK, not only are they pricey, but they’re hard to find so you’ll have plenty of time to save up while you’re looking. As for bullet sizing diameter, I had a copy built of a Model 16-3. The gunsmith...
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    01-17-2021, 10:59 PM
    Yep, AFAIK, all of the 32 handgun rounds except 32 ACP & 32-20 use the same shell holder. Of course I load 32 S&W Long, 32 H&R, and 327 Fed Mag with the same tool and dies by simply moving the dies up and down. I don’t know why I think I need that...
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    01-16-2021, 01:13 PM
    The B&M will do for all but the smallest charge volumes, and the Lyman 55, using only the smallest slide is also good for small pistol charges. I have used both successfully along with others... I collect powder measures, it seems. I’ve gotten lazy...
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    01-16-2021, 12:53 PM
    Rich, you know me, though. I have to look for that one shell holder nobody has... Iíve been looking for a Herters #25 (to load my 327 Fed Mag) for about three years now without success. The few Iíve seen on fleaBay have been made of platinum and...
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    01-15-2021, 12:10 PM
    I still have my 631 (bought new when first available) as well as my 16-4. I shoot NOTHING but my home cast bullets. I had an early Ruger Single Six but sold it to a friend when I got the Smith's. It was a good piece, also. I had a Ruger SP 101 with...
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    01-14-2021, 07:12 PM
    I would throw it in a bucket or pan of EvapoRust for at least a couple or three days and forget it. It should clean up nicely with bronze wool and a bronze “toothbrush” and be able to be used. As friend Bent Ramrod said, the marking was stamped...
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    01-14-2021, 06:59 PM
    Dunross, I currently own more than a half dozen moulds for my 32 revolvers including a single and four cavity Ideal 3118. I bought one of NOE’s adaptations of the design, but I don’t know whether it would suit your needs as it runs quite a bit...
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    01-14-2021, 10:18 AM
    Having a cool rifle, with the full reloading outfit, and knowing not only that it came from your grandfather but also where and how he got it... priceless! I know you will treasure and enjoy this complete package. I’ll extend my usual advice to...
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    01-13-2021, 12:59 PM
    Sounds like you have already thought it through and come to the same conclusions I would have! :coffee: I've been trying to remember whether my 32-20 steel 310 tong tool is large or small, but I'm thinking small, and that you will be good to go. ...
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    01-13-2021, 11:21 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Tumble Lube Mold in Cast Boolits
    Just an observation... when I first encountered Lee Liquid Alox about 25-30 years ago, I used it to treat a batch of Lyman 405 grain bullets for 45-70. I shot them with mild loads of 2400. This worked fine, but I went back to conventional...
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    01-12-2021, 05:35 PM
    It will probably work with the small handles, and the long handles would be surefire, if my estimations are correct. The only thing I would be concerned about is whether the 310 dies with their neck-only resizing will chamber easily in a Henry...
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    01-12-2021, 10:10 AM
    Because they can’t find any more room in Texas! :kidding: Actually, the really interesting trend is not only where folks we would associate with are moving to so much as where they are moving from.. It’s complex of course, but factors such as...
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    01-11-2021, 07:55 PM
    Just the thing for robbing a stagecoach or train, or apprehending those who do. I love it. I also like the idea of the silver dime (of proper vintage.) That will be a nice finishing touch. While the TV Westerns of the'50s got us all thinking...
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    01-10-2021, 07:40 PM
    Oddly enough, I’ve only had one with the thumb lever broken, and the previous owner had super glued a flat piece of aluminum onto what was left, so it remained usable. I bought it for chump change and broke it down for spare parts. If I didn’t...
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    01-10-2021, 01:05 PM
    BF, I saw you made some good points and agree pretty much with all of them. I followed the path of many here and shopped for bargains, bought used, but sometimes may have paid too much to get what I wanted when I wanted it. That's just the nature...
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    01-10-2021, 11:07 AM
    Larry; As usual you give good advice! I have a number of .45 ACP revolvers and have shot them a good bit. My favorite is the 625-8 JM Special (4" barrel). However, that doesn't mean I don't treasure my Ruger SS Bisley .45ACP/.45 Colt Convertible....
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    01-10-2021, 09:48 AM
    Glad to hear it John. In this year past there has been so much upheaval and just sheer craziness, I’m pleased things are still progressing for you. We had discussed what I would do with my 40-90 Ballard Pacific some time ago, but since we last...
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    01-09-2021, 04:28 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Black Ideal Lube in Boolit Lube !
    “Panama Red” is definitely on my list... probably to go into my newly-acquired Star, once I can scare up funds to add the RCBS heater with rheostat I want for it. I’ve used it a lot while visiting Dale53 who runs it in his Star with a Lyman heater,...
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    01-09-2021, 03:55 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Black Ideal Lube in Boolit Lube !
    I just googled DT and was reminded of his passing. What a loss! Do you know whether anyone picked up on the manuscripts of the book he was working on so it could be finished?
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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