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    04-24-2018, 03:03 PM
    One good lesson I absorbed from my Dad was to have respect for any mechanism I chose to use or to work on. This included having a reasonable working knowledge of the tool's capabilities and limitations. Prior to the intro of the 357 Magnum...
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    04-24-2018, 01:43 PM
    I had a 6 1/2" I bought used from a guy in California years ago. It's accuracy did not measure up to my Redhawk so it got sold.
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    04-24-2018, 12:14 AM
    One of my least wise dispositions was the Model 10 x 2" I sold off when my shop went to autopistols in 1987. A 2" Model 10 or 64 would delightful, and a 3" Model 13 would make my day.
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    04-23-2018, 04:07 PM
    I would guess that is not to be found. It would not take much to re-thread a near size screw to those if you could not find some. The mehenite is fairly soft.
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    04-22-2018, 01:54 PM
    38 S&W dimensions differ from those of the more-often-reloaded 38 Special and 357 Magnum--38 S&W is NOT a short 38 Special. Throat diameters on my four examples range from .359" (Colt Police Positive) to .363" (S&W M&P and Webley-Enfield). My S&W...
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    04-21-2018, 08:08 PM
    I have a couple of 92's. One feeds the 358156 in 38 cases very well. Both like the Lee 125 and Lyman 358477. My longer one feeds the NOE 160 wfn very well. Both are newer safety types.
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    04-21-2018, 07:59 PM
    I have a 5" gun and a 3" in 40. Both do their best with power pistol, though they need different diameter bullets. AA2, Red Dot, Herco and Unique are also rans.
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    04-21-2018, 07:55 PM
    I have an older BLR in 308. It will be the last rifle to leave me. Accuracy is good enough with a cold bore 5 shot group averaging 1 1/4" to 1 1/2". Mine is light enough to pack all day, and the trigger is decent if not benchrest quality. I have...
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    04-21-2018, 07:47 PM
    I have used a 3-5 grain "kicker" of fast rifle powder to help ignition with some really slow burning powders. I would guess that a 2-3 grain kicker might be OK with a medium burning one. Que se cazas con estas? A de estar en el Oeste cerca de...
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    04-21-2018, 07:41 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread TapaTalk ads in Our Town
    I have been married 40+ years and have learned to ignore the small stuff, thank God she has too.
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    04-21-2018, 07:38 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Who, What, When and WHY in Our Town
    On the recommendation of a friend I walked into a McDonalds in Rome to see the menu. It also had the most ornate bathroom in a McDonalds. Yep, two beers on tap or soda with your meals. I had better things to eat in Italy than US fast food. Great...
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    04-21-2018, 04:05 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread 32-20 bullits in Cast Boolits
    I use pin gauges to measure revolver throat diameters. Most machine shops have such tools, and some may be willing to gauge your revolver's throats at nominal cost. I don't pay much attention to bore and groove diameters any more, and concentrate...
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    04-21-2018, 03:56 PM
    None of my currently-owned 38 Specials are built for use of +P ammunition, so I got out of loading the stuff when my last capable example went down the road 10+ years ago. The small amount of +P 38 ammo I had on hand got run through one of the 357s...
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    04-21-2018, 03:11 PM
    By all means--PLEASE breed them! :-)
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    04-21-2018, 02:44 PM
    I have had very similar results from my chronography of the W-W, R-P, and F-C versions of this load. I believe this load to be the single-best 38 Special loading carried in harm's way, and it would be my choice in this venue. Have a look at the...
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    04-20-2018, 05:53 PM
    98% of my rifle castings get the No. 1 Mk III eyeball exam throughout the process, and I am a kinda unforgiving of flaws I see on a bullet. I did scale some #225438 bullets for a 22 Hornet test series I ran in 2014, and shot some fairly impressive...
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    04-20-2018, 03:10 PM
    If by "Lyman 200 grain SWC" you mean #452460, then YES I have run it through a Glock 21 successfully. The slide cycle had a bit of a hiccup with it and with an H&G #68 clone (also a 200 grain SWC). These both were seated with .020" of the bullets'...
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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