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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    ..............Well heck. Sometimes it is only dumb luck or a couple of your pals are in the right place at the right time :-) My neighbor Ralf, likes to shoot (like me) and he reloads (like me) but he doesn't cast (unlike me :-)) He is a job...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Plain Base .58's? in Muzzleloading.
    Good Cheer, the above photo was taken to show a rather obvious lube preference my 2 Band has, but that Challenger slug is about the longest I have to measure. It is 1.145" long. The NEI 500gr Target slug (solid base) is 1.010" long. The Lyman 575611...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:29 AM
    I use lots of Herco at my house--12, 20, and 28 gauge shotguns, and 900-1100 FPS loads in all of the magnum revolver rounds--30 Carbine, 32 H&R, 327 Fed, 357 Mag, 41 Mag, 44 Mag, 45 ColtForRuger. "Unique data +5% to 7%" for Herco in these metallic...
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    Yesterday, 02:59 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Plain Base .58's? in Muzzleloading.
    .............I have the above Parker-Hale P58 2 Band Naval pattern Enfield, and it it exceedingly accurate. I has 5 lands and grooves. The bore is .580" and the grooves are 'Progressive Depth' being much deeper at the breech then at the muzzle. ...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:32 AM
    ..............Tough to get even a blunt 200gr RN to seat short enough to feed in the Rossi M92 357 with any kind of load at all. I HAVE shot nice groups with stout velocities for the 200 gr slugs, but the OAL's were like 1.685". I do have load data...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 03:16 PM
    It is interesting how like-minded folks on similar paths end up at the same destination. I was more fortunate with the lot of Federal 32 Magnum brass I bought as loaded ammo in the mid-1980s. I still have at least 80% of the 250 cases I...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 09:58 AM
    AL; I had to smile reading your posts above. They so nearly parallel my preferences that they bring a smile on my face. I lusted after a K-32 for years. I was always behind the price curve. Smith made so few, that the ones on the market were...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 02:49 AM
    Starline has become my go-to brass make, and as time goes on it is replacing my brass inventory that I have on hand. VERY GOOD STUFF.
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    11-13-2017, 12:08 PM
    I'll respond to Big Dipper's question in another way.......what a shame that someone wanting info about a classic caliber still in serial production can find so little info generally available that his first instinct is to ask about deriving it from...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    11-12-2017, 12:06 PM
    I honestly don't know. At present it is outside my experience, my only response to zinc alloys has been to AVOID THEM due to their contamination potential in lead alloys. As a practical matter, the Barnes TSX and TTSX are a handy and efficient...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    11-11-2017, 12:05 AM
    You'll probably be able to use a .357 Mag taper crimp die. When I was playing with the .351, I was able to load using .357 Mag TC dies. The taper crimp is the way to go if in fact this works out./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    11-11-2017, 12:00 AM
    Got to side with runfiverun, why reinvent the wheel. The .223 will do whatever the Hornet will and you're already set up. However, if you have the dreaded "got to have just one more disease" like most of us, go for the Hornet. It's an entirely...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    11-10-2017, 11:54 PM
    I've tried the 429421, the 429667, 429383, an old 429251 and a 429336 as well as some lighter 200 grain bullets. I keep going back to the 429421 in my Ruger .44 Special. Gives me the best accuracy. Also the 429215 and 429244 if we're talking...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    11-10-2017, 02:45 PM
    OK, folks--I am stealing that statement by Clint Smith as related by Rick R. It sums up my CCW experience pretty succinctly. In absence of aftermarket grips/stocks, an I/J-frame S&W or D-frame Colt revolver is kind of a waste of time for me to...
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    11-10-2017, 02:26 PM
    I haven't fired one of these arms either, but if it floats your boat HAVE AT IT, I say. I was always curious about their accuracy potential--I appreciate the info. 410 repeater goes with me on every dove season opener I have been part of for a...
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    11-09-2017, 09:07 PM
    OK Rebel and I have carried on a lengthy discussion of this subject. I designed a bullet on the Mountain Molds design software of 270 grains nominal weight with gas check shank and 70% meplat with sharp edges. With the bullet seated to kiss the...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 07:47 PM
    My 45 Colt-ing gets done with a Ruger Bisley Blackhawk x 7.5". These are a stronger platform than are Colt SAAs or their clones by Uberti. My pet 45 Colt load using Unique is 10.0 grains. I also use 10.5 grains of Herco. Both loads give...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 07:03 PM
    THAT is some keenly-interesting info regarding the 32 ACP, esp. about the USA WWII-era ammo. Even the W-W 60 grain Silvertips are a little lackluster......835-850 FPS from the PP.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 02:58 PM
    I have seen a number of Manurhin Walther PP examples over the years, and fired a couple of them owned by friends. I cannot see much--if any--difference between the Manurhins and my 1964-made Walther PP from the original maker. I have owned a bunch...
    13 replies | 498 view(s)
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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