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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 12:38 AM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread S&W Model 14 soured in Cast Boolits
    That is a REALLY GOOD outcome.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 10:06 PM
    From examining a bunch of Air Force M13s that were condemned, I can see the reason that S & W and the government didn't want them on the street. Most had barrels that you could wobble with your fingers and cylinders were all messed up. I know no...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 06:34 PM
    Isn't nomenclature FUN??
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 05:33 AM
    ...............If you're using a "Big Bore" like 375" or more (like .458") 45-70 etc, a FN design cast 1-10 or pure lead paper patched will do all you want to considerable ranges. You just have to do your homework (ie: ranges) to be an ethical...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 04:12 AM
    The current service load for the 9mm pistols is a stalwart one--124 grain bullets running in the 1235-1250 FPS bracket. This has been pretty standard for European 9mm pistols since just about forever. It has been American ammo companies that have...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:39 PM
    Given the totality of the situation, I like your selected option of having the factory fit a steel cylinder to the existing platform. I would have trouble selling off any gun that I got from my deceased Dad. The steel cylinder would allow for...
    30 replies | 629 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 02:10 AM
    .............It's very possible you may simply have a case of "Levergunitis". You have a wooden handguard under the barrel trapped between the forend tip and the action. Plus a magazine tube that goes THROUGH said handguard, and is also anchored at...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 01:21 AM
    ...........Glad you abstained from removing a couple of those pipes :-) I'm sure you would have been viewed as being in bad oder. Speaking of Tin, a shooting acquaintance of mine was the person in overall charge of the physical plant at Riverside...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:44 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    Man after my heart. I bought another 62A last year after a 50 year dry spell of not owning one. Looked everywhere for shorts and finally found a box of CCIs at I think close to $9. I remember when I had the other 62A, shorts were $.50 a box and...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 04:24 PM
    WW-231 and Bullseye do what I need in 45 ACP.
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    10-09-2018, 02:29 PM
    30+ years ago as a graveyard shift deputy in the Banning, CA area I was called to assist a local police department's officers on containment of a prowler sighted in the back yard of a very nice home in the upscale section of that city. The suspect...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 01:56 PM
    No deer so far, but I have grassed some coyotes using Lyman #311041 cast as a Bruce B Soft Point. The casting method for creating them is posted in a sticky on this site. Entry wounds are 1/2" diameter, exit wounds are 1-1/2" or larger, and the...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 01:41 PM
    This has been the extent of my "duplex loading"--1 grain of IMR-4198 in the kicker per 8 grains of WC-860 as main charge, with about 1/10" compression to keep things located in the charge chamber. I have not tried this in any Trapdoors, just a...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 07:37 PM
    Bones37; We are certainly in agreement. I have had my 631 and 16-4 since they were first introduced. That is after looking in vain for an affordable K-32 for many years. I almost broke my arm reaching for my wallet when the 631 and 16-4 hit the...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 04:49 AM
    Good info, Gianni. Many thanks!
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 04:21 AM
    Cimarron Arms lists their Colt SA repros in 32/20 WCF, in several barrel lengths. I suspect these revolvers are actually Uberti or Armi San Marco products. My repro Colt SA in 44/40 WCF is a VERY well-made firearm, by Uberti.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 09:17 PM
    If you have feeding trouble with a FN design in the M1 Carbine, use a Lyman #311 top punch with a slight bump at the downstroke on the lubing cycle and it will slightly round the corners enough for good feeding. I had that problem with Lyman's...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 09:10 PM
    Great in a .30/30 M94. I went so far as to HP one. My "go to" bullet for the .30/30./beagle
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 08:20 PM
    One other little secret to refining 32/20 WCF performance........the Remington 6-1/2 primer. In 22 Hornet, 25/20, 30 U.S. Carbine, and 32/20 my accuracy was enhanced across the board via their use, and chronography supports this...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 03:44 PM
    I currently own and run three handguns and one rifle in 32/20 WCF. I have yet to experience any of the "setback" spoken of herein with the revolvers, but I limit 100 grain bullets to less than 900 FPS and the 115-120 grainers to the 800 FPS level. ...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 12:55 AM
    .............The publishers of "Handloader" and "Rifle" magazine admitted years ago that they were going to "Dumb Down" (not their words) both magazines to compete with the other 'Newstand' magazines. They were not at the time sold primarily from...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 08:26 PM
    If we’re playing “show and tell” I’m certainly game. I have been using .32’s for a long time. Currently, there is my 631 - a delightful “.32 Kit Gun”. It has done great work on the bunnies and is a joy to carry: Then, there is my 16-4. It is...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 12:24 AM
    This thread brings to mind a situation I ran into a number of years ago. I and my family were staying in a cabin at a Northern Ohio State Park. We were hiking along a popular trail not far from our cabin. We saw some agitated people just ahead of...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-04-2018, 11:54 PM
    The PPQ cannot come into California, per Cal-DOJ.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-04-2018, 01:16 AM
    I think we are going to "pass" on the P-22 purchase. Folks have indicated that performance is a little uneven. We saw that movie with the SIG Mosquito, and don't want to sit through another screening of that sort. Ruger's 10/22 and 22/45 models...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-03-2018, 05:42 PM
    This idea wasn't of my development, but I read or heard it 20-30 years ago regarding the average law officer's focus on sidearm training and skill set development........most personnel would rather spend $30-$35 of their own money on a "Cross" pen...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-03-2018, 04:44 PM
    I have not tried to apply gas checks to castings lacking the reduced shank meant to support them, nor have I tried shooting shanked castings meant for gas checks without checks in place. Not very imaginative, I know. Not all GC shanks are a...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    10-03-2018, 01:40 PM
    Found a resizer. Still need the expander. Looking for a .30/06 neck resizer die for the 310 tool as well as a .311 expander to fill out a .30/06 set. I have the following 310 adapters for trade: #2,#1,#6-2each, and a #5. PM me./beagle
    206 replies | 40794 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