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    Today, 07:39 PM
    If this works out, you'll be much happier with the Redfield. I love mine on my Winchester. Get a nice white or gold bead to go with it. I'm constantly taking money from scoped-bolt-gun crowd at the range... Cheers!
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    That load would beat a medium frame, or small frame Colt or Smith and Wesson to pieces in short order.
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    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    That was a smoking deal on some high quality vintage American reloading tools.
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    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread Hi All , in Cast Boolits
    Welcome to the site and the craft. I have been casting for over 50 years and have been a member of this site and it't pre-cursor site since 1998. The internet has enabled bullet casting to take a giant leap forward.
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    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread Whole Home Generator in Our Town
    I live on the Texas Gulf Coast where it get bad storms and hurricans from time to time. Quite a few folks have Generac whole house propane systems and are pleased with them. The community of 2,000 where I live has three of them with propane tanks to...
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    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Get a receiver sight and/or some glasses that enable you to use the sights. Don't descrate that fine old rifle! If you drill and tap it for a scope, I am not certain that even Jesus can get you into heaven. :-) I am 76 and with proper glasses can...
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    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    That be the Redfield 102. The non-click adjustable all steel sight. They could be the dickens to sight in, but when set and locked down, are the best field/hunting receiver sight ever made.
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    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    The handgun I wish I had back was a Colt Official Police 38/200. I lost it in the Great DeVorce of 94.
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    I don't know Squat about Blue Dot, having never laid my eyes on it. I am however passingly familiar with 2400 in the 38 Special. You do not get a clean burn with 2400 unless you get to the upper pressure levels. Overall, it is a poor choice. A...
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    Yesterday, 04:31 PM
    The fastest way I know to seriously wear the blue on a good revolver is to put it in a Kydex holster. I use one for my Glock 19, but who cares about the finish wear on a Glock?
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    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    Nope, not a lube dent. This will happen most every time, unless you go slowly, drop the press ram and rotate the case in the shell holder about 1/4 turn every time. It will take about 4 to 6 passes to get the case all the way sized without the...
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    Yesterday, 04:18 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    3031, 30 grains
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    I have no experience with Uberti rifles, however I do have a Browning Traditional Hunter in 30-30 that I have had for better than 16 years. It is a finely made and highly accurate rifle with cast bullets. It would be one of the very last rifles I...
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    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    I will stay far way from the science/pressure stuff, because I know nothing about it. That said, I will ask the OP why do you want or need max pressure loads? I have been loading for various 357 Mag revolvers for 50 years or so and can't remember...
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    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    Likely a 9X57 Mauser Lyman 310 neck sizing die. Any 38 Special/357 Mag expander can be use. It is a very good round, with thump about like the 358 Win. A great deer and elk round. I also have one of the Lyman Shell Resizer FL die in this...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    Gosh, I wish I needed that press, dies and cases. I am a huge fan of older American single stage presses, steel dies and anything 38 Special. I could reload happily with that set up the rest of my life. That, said, I am very deep in such presses and...
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    The only revolver I own in this caliber is a early 1950's Webley that is surplus from the Singapore Police. You are correct about the throats. I use a 200 grain clone of the original bullet made by Matt's Bullets. They come with the correct size and...
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    The only thing I might add, is the older Smith and Colt revolvers mainsprings, often appear to be lighter because they loose strengh with use. On the same note installing lighter mainsprings often are just pre-worn in their feel. With use, factory...
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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