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    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    I have a number of Taurus revolvers in RF and CF. I've had excellent accuracy and reliability from them. If I find a Rossi Or Taurus in a configuration and or caliber I want, the brand doesn't deter me from the purchase. A few of mine in .32...
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    03-08-2019, 11:06 PM
    NoZombies replied to a thread .224 Swaging dies in Testing Area
    I believe they might still be selling some stuff on Ebay. Good luck.
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    03-07-2019, 02:12 AM
    Whenever I'm teaching someone to reload, I make them knock out 100 rounds of 9mm or .45 using a rock chucker, explaining everything as we go. Usually after that, they'll make some comment about how they'll probably just buy a single stage press...
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    03-07-2019, 01:57 AM
    Isn't that the truth! I once found a listing that showed Saami for the .32 S&W (short) to be 17KPSI! Obviously incorrect, but Unless they were listing the proof pressure, I don't know where they would have even gotten the number. There are lots...
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    03-06-2019, 09:28 PM
    In 1903, the S&W second model 32 hand ejector was introduced, along with the updated gun, the .32 S&W long was updated to smokeless. The first model S&W hand ejector was introduced in 1896, chambered in .32 S&W long, and it was a black powder...
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    03-06-2019, 09:14 PM
    While you're probably right about it not being designed for the 32-20 initially, it certainly does predate the .30 carbine. It's in the 1929 Ideal catalog for sure, but I'm not sure how early it shows up.
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    03-06-2019, 02:30 PM
    I don't mean to be contrary, but the .32 S&W long was introduced in 1896 as a black powder cartridge, and updated to smokeless in 1903. Loading to 15KPSI is Saami max. Most factory ammo is closer to 11-12KPSI.
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    03-05-2019, 04:36 PM
    NoZombies replied to a thread 25 Stevens in Rimfire Area
    One problem with turned brass, even when turned from the correct alloy, the case heads aren't work hardened through the drawing process, so the primer pockets are more likely to expand, even without being over pressured.
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    03-04-2019, 11:11 PM
    I've had mixed results with the 313492. The RCBS 9 SWC, the Saeco 325 and the old Modern Bond SWC have all been winners in all of the guns at just about any reasonable velocity. The H&G #66 has been doing well for me as a full WC bullet.
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    03-04-2019, 08:01 PM
    I believe the 311359 predates the M1 carbine, and was originally designed for the 32-20, although I don't have my reference material in front of me.
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    03-04-2019, 07:27 PM
    NoZombies replied to a thread A LOT of tornadoes in Our Town
    A few folks I know were hit, One home was completely flattened other than the fireplace, another's house is half gone, along with all the cars in his garage and driveway being toast. For once it hit a nicer part of town rather than the...
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    03-01-2019, 11:12 PM
    It does look a lot like the .22 ladybug. I'll see if I can pull out my little rook rifle that was originally so chambered and get a photo before long.
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    03-01-2019, 11:06 PM
    Over the years, I've owned a few Rolex watches. I've also owned a few Timex watches. I've never had a Rolex that kept better time than a Timex. But a classic Rolex does a lot more to get my heart going than a modern Timex. Which watch is better? ...
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    03-01-2019, 10:44 PM
    I'm afraid that stuff is buried here at the moment as well, I'll try to dig a converted block out and get photos and measurements. I thought I had some... but darned if I can find them on this machine.
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    03-01-2019, 07:08 PM
    Yup, Opinions are all over the place. When I've done my conversions I've run the new FP along the top of the old FP body and brazed or silver soldered it in place. I'm sure I've got photos someplace. There are other ways of doing it, but...
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    02-28-2019, 08:37 PM
    Thanks for joining in! I've seen references to the .220 rook cartridge, but I've never seen one in the flesh.The only entry I can find that gives dimensions would seem to indicate it is pretty close dimensionally to the ladybug. The ladybug case...
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    02-28-2019, 02:29 PM
    I've seen people say the same thing, but breech face thrust is almost identical between .32 RF and .32 S&W long, so I wouldn't be concerned as long as you maintain Saami loads or less. I've fired thousands of rounds from so-converted guns without...
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    02-28-2019, 12:14 PM
    Slug your bore before making any assumptions. I've had a number of #4 RB's in .32 RF, and the bores have been all over the place, ranging from .310 to .313. I'm sure there are larger bored examples out there, but mine have all worked fine with .32...
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    02-27-2019, 01:32 PM
    Back then it wasn't uncommon to have a real blacksmith working in a local shop. A bending and forging jig when used properly can produce results consistent and accurate to within a small enough margin that a little file work would bring them to...
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    02-26-2019, 08:53 PM
    I've got 12,16 and 20 gauge versions. The 12 gauge versions are the most common..
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    02-26-2019, 08:18 PM
    What are the resolutions on the scales?
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    02-26-2019, 07:40 PM
    The 25-20 WCF and the 25-20 Single shot are different cartridges, and are not interchangeable.
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    02-26-2019, 07:06 PM
    Jamison was making brass, and is no longer doing so. As such, the brass supply is pretty limited with no current manufacture I'm aware of.
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    02-25-2019, 08:38 PM
    I have taken them apart, and even put them back together, but it's not the easiest thing to explain. For one thing, you need 2 different sized cup point punches, and the trigger guard isn't pinned in, it's held by it's own spring pressure... All of...
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    02-25-2019, 08:25 PM
    With your skills, I'm sure the ladybug will be easy enough to tackle when you get the urge. Feel free to Pm me any questions, and I'll try to help how I can. Again, Enjoy the H&A, they're great little guns!
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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