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    04-14-2018, 08:36 PM
    Harry O replied to a thread Reloading the .32 ACP in Cast Boolits
    I have been reloading the .32ACP for some time. I use a Lee single stage press to reload them. They are the smallest cases I can handle with reasonable care. I would not want to try .25ACP cases. One of my .32ACP's is a preWWII Walther PPK and...
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    04-13-2018, 06:54 PM
    RU shooter: I wondered the same thing when I was planning to get one. I decided to go with the Magnum instead of the .22LR. I think I made the right choice. I learned VERY QUICKLY that this is NOT a plinking gun that you are going to run a lot...
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    04-13-2018, 06:36 PM
    I used to use W540 in several cartridges until it was discontinued. Like you, I heard that HS6 was a duplicate. I got some, backed down a few grains, and worked back up again. They do seem to be duplicates. I am using more and more HS6 in...
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    04-12-2018, 05:35 PM
    If it is still available, I would recommend everyone on this website to get one while they can. It is what I like to think of as post-graduate studies in the use of cast bullets. You really need a sold basis in casting before fully understanding...
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    04-12-2018, 05:31 PM
    I sold one about 3 years ago to someone else on this website for $50.
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    04-10-2018, 06:37 PM
    Harry O replied to a thread Uberti '73 in Leverguns
    I have had a Uberti 1873 Winchester clone for the last 25 years or so and have used it for CAS almost that long. I replaced three springs (the two that lift cartridge block and the one that controls the safety above the lever) when I first got it,...
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    04-08-2018, 05:17 PM
    I got one of the spring kits with three mainsprings of different amounts. I don't remember the exact amounts. I first tried the lightest one. It failed to ignite the primer 1 to 3 times per 100 rounds. I replaced it with the middle spring (the...
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    04-08-2018, 04:44 PM
    I bought the .22 Magnum NAA mini-revolver 30-35 years ago. Shot it enough to tell that it shot WAAAAAY low -- and that I could not hit much with it. I thought it might be because of the little grips. Then they introduced the grip/holster. I...
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    04-05-2018, 10:44 PM
    I once had some information on the standard solders sold by the National Lead Co. The auto body solder they sold usually had lower amounts of tin. It varied, depending on the exact product, but generally in the 30% range (+ or -).
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    03-31-2018, 09:34 PM
    I have used both. Cast is with reduced loads, usually with faster powders (Lyman/Ideal 311413 is very accurate with reduced Red Dot loads). The full power loads are with jacketed bullets. Most are 150 or 155gr (usually factory seconds from...
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    03-31-2018, 07:15 PM
    I have been using the standard IMR4350 ever since I started reloading the 30-40 Krag. That is a bit faster than Retumbo, but not that much faster. I am sure that it was originally chosen for the 220gr bullet, but it seems to work just as well with...
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    03-30-2018, 06:35 PM
    ajjohns: The Winchester brass is a lot thinner than the Starline brass. That is why I used Starline in CAS shooting. However, eventually the Starline will start to crack, too. On mine, the crack is usually a 1/32" to 1/16" "V" shaped crack on...
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    03-28-2018, 12:23 AM
    indian joe: That is probably the better way to do it, but mine is the cheaper way. Handloaders are well known to be cheap and proud of it. I have been told by people who have NOT done it, that doing it my way will work the transition more and...
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    03-27-2018, 05:13 PM
    Good point. I have shortened the bottom of my 38-40, 44-40, and 32-20 sizing dies for this very reason. It does not take much, between 1/64" and 1/32". The 38-40 was towards the larger dimension. Use a grinder and then dress it with a file and a...
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    03-27-2018, 12:05 PM
    I have been using a Uberti 1873 clone in 38-40 for over 20 years without any serious problems with leading. In the previous thread, you indicated that the bullets you were using were Bhn 22. I think that is a clue. That is too hard. I had a...
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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