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  • Dale53's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    Froggie; I clicked on the link and it worked for me. However, as a direct result of hanging around with you, I am a member of the Forum and had to sign in. However, it was no problem at all. Hopefully, others that are interested can view it without...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:27 AM
    Has anybody tried the link I put in the previous listing? :coffeecom Does it work without being “logged in” to the ARTCA site? I need to get hold of their editor [smilie=s: and see if I can get a hard copy of the issue of their journal that carried...
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    Yesterday, 07:06 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Zamak in Cast Boolits
    At one time Lyman sold a special mould that cast a bullet that used a zinc “washer” as a base band that served as a “wiper” to remove fouling from the bore as they were being fired. IIRC, they proved unpopular not because of damage to bores but...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    06-24-2019, 11:34 AM
    To both MNruss and psweigle: I went through a long process of discovery of what tools S&W made and how to use them. As I was making new acquisitions and discoveries I posted my progress reports on the Antique Reloading Tools Collectors'...
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    06-23-2019, 12:35 PM
    One of the most gratifying things that I as a bachelor ever heard was my niece, when I half jokingly said I was going to leave her a certain gun when I died, said, “Uncle Charlie, when you die there will be a lot of people fighting over your guns!” ...
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    06-23-2019, 11:57 AM
    Scott, did you ever get much history of the Grand American? They weren’t made long or in very large numbers, I know. Are you actually loading enough on it yet to really evaluate it compared to newer “more modern” units? It looks like it has the...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 11:21 AM
    I’ve always regarded the basic bullet for 32 revolvers to be the original Ideal 3118 and honestly didn’t even notice the lack of a crimp groove until Outpost75 pointed it out from the writings of Ed Harris. I’m now leaning toward the 313445 &...
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    06-23-2019, 09:20 AM
    :bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2:
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 09:06 AM
    Froggie, Now you are bragging!:bigsmyl2: Ed Harris has some of the best info on reloading in general and .32 Specific I have ever read. Thank you, my friend! Guys like Froggie and Ed make me truly happy and PROUD to be part of this community!...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 08:06 AM
    I guess I’ll just have to use my old S&W loading set to put the taper crimp on my 32 S&Ws. (Sigh!) Froggie
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 04:29 PM
    Are they still making NEW powder measures? I think my newest measure is a Lyman Accu-Measure made some time back in the ‘70s or ‘80s. They really don’t seem to wear out and my 1900 vintage Ideal measure still works just as well as ever. Froggie
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    06-21-2019, 04:10 PM
    There’s 32s and then there’s all those other calibers for those who haven’t discovered how well 32s of various sorts work for just about everything. “It’s like tryin’ to tell a stranger ‘bout Rock’n’Roll.” Some things you just have to experience....
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    06-19-2019, 12:28 PM
    I’ve sold a lot of guns I’d like to have back, but as the old saying goes, You can’t have them all...” There are three I would be most happy to have again (or any one of them.) First, I got a S&W Model 16-4 and a Ruger Buckeye Special 32 combo...
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    06-16-2019, 11:04 PM
    Sounds like the theoretical and range info holds up in the field! ;-) That big old BH 8 shooter is a stud hoss, isn’t it? At first I wasn’t too sure whether I would like it, but mine sorta grew on me. I wouldn’t want to give it up now. :Fire: ...
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    06-16-2019, 04:24 PM
    Does your straight lead drop out of the mould noticeably smaller than WWs? This has been my experience. I still think that getting the final size right is the critical step... there are rifle bullets I can shoot “as Cast” but those are...
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    06-15-2019, 10:39 AM
    When last I spoke with Bailey Boat he was in the process of changing machinists. I'm going to guess that he should be back up and running by now, and even if he's not shipping quite yet, I expect he would like to hear from you if you are thinking...
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    06-15-2019, 10:26 AM
    Antimony makes your alloy harder, tin makes it cast better. Regardless of what else is in your pot, a little tin is usually a good idea. I used pure lead to pure tin at a 25:1 ratio for my Schuetzen bullets with excellent results. For pistols and...
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    06-13-2019, 08:48 AM
    If you go back to the original Ideal loading manuals started by Talbot in the late 1800s, you will find nothing but ideal moulds described and tested to provide suggested loads... he wrote and sold them to go with his own products. Once Lyman took...
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    06-11-2019, 08:00 PM
    You need a mill, not a lathe for the job you propose. In fact, with the right vise, you could probably do it on a drill press. Then you need to find a tap for the proprietary thread to hold the adaptor. The only downside is that the little “bumps...
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    06-10-2019, 04:09 PM
    I had gotten the point of ignoring this thread. Those who really know how the 32 can be used don’t need convincing, and those who won’t really take a look can’t be convinced. I wonder whether a perp would feel honored to be stopped with one or more...
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    06-10-2019, 07:14 AM
    The “nut” that holds the decapping pin onto the bottom of the rod came in two styles, the one that just held the pin on and the larger type that served (on TL Jr dies) as an expander ball as well. You need the former. AFAIK, Lyman has only used...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 10:53 AM
    Al; While my standard loads for both range and field use commonly use WW's+ 2% tin, if I needed expansion, I would certainly use a lead/tin alloy (the softest that would work - 20/1 lead/tin or softer). I have to smile at your paragraph (while...
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    06-05-2019, 02:25 PM
    A good case lube is also a good idea, just don't overdo it. Regardless, as 3006guns so eloquently stated, "...the leverage you enjoy with your bench press isn't there." And of course never, ever, ever try to FL size or size and neck expand using...
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    06-05-2019, 08:38 AM
    I just went back and reread the whole thread on the Model 27... and it appears that as usual, I’ve hopped to a wrong conclusion. I thought it was bored for and dedicated to the small dies, not just a little press with an adaptor bushing. :-| I...
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    06-04-2019, 08:08 PM
    Just noticed this thread, Ken. Have you done any more with it? If ever a press was deserving of a loving restoration, that is the one! The recent thread showing that baby Herter's press has me getting all excited about small die presses again. ...
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    06-04-2019, 09:35 AM
    As a novice machinist (whose lathe was made in about 1950 and has pick gears instead of quick change) I have to ask, do most modern lathes have the capability to set up and cut 30 tpi? Of course turning major diameter to .609 would be no problem......
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    06-04-2019, 09:22 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Lyman 356429 in Cast Boolits
    Thanks, Mike. I’ve got a 2.7 and a 3.0 gr bushing for my old Pacific Pistol measure, so I should be able to get something going pretty easily. Seems like old Elmer just wanted “earschplitten loudenboomer” loads with this bullet. I’m hoping for...
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    06-03-2019, 11:00 PM
    Green Frog started a thread Lyman 356429 in Cast Boolits
    I thought I had started this thread before, but I can't seem to locate it, so I'll try again. Back in the early Spring a friend in my local shooting club gifted me with a nice old Lyman mould labeled 356429. :D I haven't cast with it myself...
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    06-02-2019, 02:28 PM
    I’ve come back and looked at this press again and the wait did me no good. I STILL WANT ONE!!! :killingpc There is absolutely no logical or practical reason to have one of those presses today except for the fact that they are just so darn cute!!....
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    06-02-2019, 02:12 PM
    How about a holster for a J-frame with adjustable sights and a three inch barrel with full underlug? My Model 60-4 looks (and shoots) like a miniature Model 686 and I’d like to find a secure and protective belt holster to carry it in the field (and...
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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