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  • beagle's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    Over the years I've burned a lot of WW231 in the .32 Long. Meters well for me./beagle
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    They were my basic source for shot, powder, wads and shotshell primers. Gone now so I reverted to Midsouth for my powder needs. Don't know what I'll do for a shot supplier now. Oh well, I'm getting old. Maybe my stash will last me./beagle
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    Today, 12:09 AM
    Wayne's right. You just have to get a customer rep that is knowledgeable enough about their stuff to know where to look for them. Last time I bought them they were $5 each but that's been a while. Lyman is a gold mine of parts but their cataloging...
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    Today, 12:01 AM
    For those of you that use Ed's Red, it's a good penetrating oil as it. All I use around the bench./beagle
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Probably the original intent. I've loaded quite a bit for both the S & W M52 and the Colt Midrange Match. The Colt will take a button nose wadcutter but the Smith is more picky. Then another reason is that one of the early mass reloaders like...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Bringing sharks or moray eels onto your boat is like sharing a campfire with sidewinders. To each his own.
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    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    zymguy; That load is WAY over the max according to Hodgdon's web site. Remember, this revolver is chambered for .32 H&R Magnum and will also be used with .32 S&W Longs. Folks, let's be safe! FWIW Dale53
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-20-2018, 09:20 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Dang! in Cast Boolits
    For future reference on fixing stiff handles..... place handles without mould on the anvil on a vise. Tapping the bolt head with the other end on the anvil with a ball peen hammer will tighten fit. Reverse and hit bolt end where it extends through...
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    07-20-2018, 05:01 PM
    GhostHawk; That Ruger Bisley looks like a DANDY! I predict a GOOD shooter if you are able to match the cylinder throats with your cast bullets. I had a Single Six .32 H&R with 4 5/8” barrel and it was an excellent performer with both .313” and...
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    07-19-2018, 10:06 PM
    If you're looking for top drawer loads, search the archives for some John Taffin articles on heavies in the .44 have a SBH or Redhawk. I have fired some of his listed loads in a 4" M29 with both a 280 and a 320 grain Keith with...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 09:55 PM
    Better yet than cutting up moon clips, look for some of the E-clips similar to the ones Lyman uses on HP mould pins. They come in all sizes and thicknesses. Check McMaster-Carr. Those moon clips get expensive to cut up./beagle
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    07-18-2018, 02:10 PM
    Having been both a forensic firearms witness and a homicide investigator for a long time, most of what is posted above is pretty good info. In homicide cases--which are thoroughly and vigorously defended--a prosecutor better have a whole lot more...
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    07-15-2018, 09:51 PM
    One of our old members once experimented removing moisture from black powder and BTW, he received some interesting results from the dry stuff. His method was to place powder in a .50 ammo cans with desiccant bags and recycle the bags in an oven. ...
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    07-15-2018, 09:44 PM
    Eagan use to make tapered nose sizers that were very handy for this purpose. I attempted to make a .300" nose first sizer for the Lyman 450 out of a smaller sizer reamed out to .300. The holes were left naturally. The bullet went in fine. ...
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    07-11-2018, 11:52 PM
    Froggie; That sounds like a DANDY! I can hardly wait to see and shoot it! You do know that this calls for another "North/South .32 Skirmish" do you not? I will practice tirelessly in order to uphold the honor of the north:mrgreen: Dale53
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    07-10-2018, 12:59 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread S&W Model 14 soured in Cast Boolits
    What I said in Post #29.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    07-10-2018, 10:17 AM
    Kind of what I was figuring. I knew there was a metal thickness difference but I expected the priming compound to be about the same. Since I am not a hot rodder with my loads, I should get by fine. Thanks for the responses guys./beagle
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    07-10-2018, 01:07 AM
    Once upon a time, the loading manuals recommended small rifle primers for the .357 Magnum cartridge. This practice has fallen by the wayside over the years. I've always used small pistol primers in the .357 Mag and .38 Special with good results and...
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    07-09-2018, 06:36 PM
    Persistence FINALLY paid off, it seems. A customer really shouldn't have to resort to such lengths to obtain decent service, but you did what was necessary to achieve your goal. Good on ya. I hope the resolution to the issues is done to your...
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    07-08-2018, 03:44 AM
    The last 5 years of my career, I used a Beretta 96 as my uniform duty sidearm. I liked the pistol, and REALLY liked its caliber--40 S&W. 40 caliber pistols tend to collect in my safe, so the Beretta 96 went down the road not long after I retired. ...
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    07-07-2018, 12:12 AM
    Over the years, I have shot thousands of swaged HB wadcutters. The hollow base in them is very deep and any hot rodding of the loads asked for "blow through" although I have never seen one. I have even loaded some backwards with standard loads for...
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    07-06-2018, 11:58 PM
    Boys, I apologize for starting this row over eagles. Just stating what Keith wrote. I appreciate seeing an eagle now and then but the ones we see here in KY are baldies. Never saw a golden but Keith wrote that they played havoc with the lamb...
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    07-06-2018, 10:27 PM
    The 327 Federal probably beats out the Tokarev-level 7.62 x 25, bullet-weight-for-bullet-weight. Using that same barometer, the CZ-52-level 7.62 x 25 is about a dead heat with the 327. All of them are louder than Purgatory's Drum Line. It's for...
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    07-06-2018, 08:27 PM
    The original-strength 45 Colt was no joke as a blackpowder caliber. With 40 grains of good BP behind it, the 255 grain bullets were designed to shoot through a cavalry mount and wound the "hostile" using that mount for cover. Velocity was on the...
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    07-06-2018, 04:36 PM
    I shoot a whole lot of "Skeeter's Load", or its equivalent put up in 44 Magnum brass (8.5 grains of Unique or 9.0 grains of Herco). The half-lug GP-100 is a NICE-LOOKING revolver.
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    07-06-2018, 04:16 PM
    It doesn't get any better than THAT! In 2013 when I elected to have my Win 94 x 25/35 with ringed chamber rebored to another larger caliber, I thought long and hard about having the rifle done up in 32/40. The 32/40 did not offer any attribute...
    20 replies | 2126 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