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    07-08-2019, 10:15 PM
    I've got a Ruger Blackhawk and a Uberti 1873. both in .45 colt. Like someone said, Ruger for strength and Uberti for authenticity. You would be happy with either, and happier with both!
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    07-08-2019, 09:43 PM
    Got out today and tested some loads in the Uberti 1873 winchester clone. Was shooting 6.5 gr. of Promo behind a 250 gr rnfp. At 100 yds, the uncoated loads went into 3.75 inches. The pc rounds went into 3.40 inches. That small difference is easily...
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    07-06-2019, 10:16 PM
    You made one of the cardinal errors of reloading. NEVER keep more than one powder on the bench at a time! And make sure it is the one that you want! You got lucky. I hope you learned your lesson. Other people haven't been so lucky!
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    07-05-2019, 09:58 PM
    jimb16 replied to a thread Double Charge of Unique in Leverguns
    I batch load, charging up to 50 cases at a time. But before I seat any bullets, I visually inspect ALL of the charged cases using a flashlight. If any case looks different from the others, it gets dumped and recharged. It has proven interesting...
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    07-05-2019, 09:38 PM
    Haven't had a chance to test them yet; crazy busy! I'm not concerned about velocity, only accuracy. For any particular load, which is more accurate? Some theorize that uneven thicknesses of powder coating can cause inaccuracy. I don't know so I'm...
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    07-05-2019, 09:29 PM
    Welcome aboard. I've been casting and reloading for 50 years and I still get valuable tips on this site. Never too old to learn and never so smart that you don't need to.
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    06-30-2019, 07:18 PM
    jimb16 replied to a thread Uberti 1873 Accuracy? in Leverguns
    Maybe I expect too much. I'm grumbling about 2 1/2 inch groups at 50 yards. I know it can do better. I just haven't found the right combination....
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    06-30-2019, 07:11 PM
    jimb16 replied to a thread 73 parts in Leverguns
    It is my understanding that all parts are interchangeable with the originals. That is why I bought mine. If they aren't then the makers lied to me.
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    06-30-2019, 06:47 PM
    I haven't been all that thrilled with my accuracy out of any of my .45 Colts (4 of them). I've tried several different powders and multiple loads with each. The one thing all the loads have in common is powder coating on the bullets. I just finished...
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    06-29-2019, 08:06 PM
    jimb16 replied to a thread Ouch in Cast Boolits
    I wear a full length denim apron over heavy denim jeans, leather gloves, long sleeve shirts and high leather shoes when I cast. Don't worry too much about the face. I need glasses so they are always on and with a full beard, I have yet to have any...
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    06-27-2019, 08:16 PM
    Another word of caution: If you decide to get a rifle in .45 colt, make sure you know the acceptable OAL for the cartridge for that particular rifle. Some of them will not accept OALs that are fine for others and can jam the rifle.
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    06-23-2019, 04:21 PM
    If you have access to an old copper screen, cut a patch from the copper and push that down the barrel. It does a wonderful job of pulling the lead out of the barrel. You can usually find scraps of lead sticking to it.
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    06-20-2019, 09:36 PM
    311299 and 311291 are my favorites.
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    06-18-2019, 08:09 PM
    Ithaca 37 featherlight in 20 ga. Never found another just like it.
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    06-16-2019, 08:09 PM
    jimb16 replied to a thread What is it in Cast Boolits
    Muffler bearing adjustment tool???
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NRA instructor, OGCA Lifer, NRA Life member
N. E. Ohio
hunting, fishing and collecting mostly US WWII milsurp


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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