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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    Today, 11:35 AM
    Was the holster advertised as having 1 1/2 inch belt slots?
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    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    If shooting BP, forget about the crimp. The bullet is sitting on the powder charge and will not telescope any deeper. Just iron the flare out of the case mouth and drive on. The crimp you are showing is excessive, even for smokeless.
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    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    A real working Colt; not a faked up finish on a new gun. Squeeze the old gal where you grip her and dance the night away as her dress is pretty enough as is.
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  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 12:36 PM
    one-eyed fat man replied to a thread BREN Gun in Military Rifles
    There's always a trade off. Although, I will say, the Brits did a pretty good job with the magazine otherwise. More capacity and remarkably reliable with a rimmed cartridge. I see it doubled on you a couple of times. Did it short stroke and fail...
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    12-07-2018, 10:18 AM
    one-eyed fat man replied to a thread BREN Gun in Military Rifles
    The BREN was much better suited to the role of squad automatic weapon than the BAR. I wish I could find one now, it would eat the ammo a Vickers doesn't like. BARs were common in Viet Nam and fun to play with. Only ran across one BREN there mixed...
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  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 04:28 PM
    A "Railway Mail Service" marked Colt
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    12-04-2018, 04:57 PM
    I use the Lyman #375449. It is a gas check design and using the last of my stash of DuPont's SR-4759 it will group under 2 MOA from my Model 70. Very pleasant to shoot.
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    12-04-2018, 10:47 AM
    Most of the guys that shoot this discipline are pretty generous with info and even letting you try their rifles if you do like MT Chambers suggested. I have never heard of a place that rented out equipment and ammo for doing it though. It is a...
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  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    12-04-2018, 10:41 AM
    As a tanker, I have a deep and abiding distaste for the area.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    12-02-2018, 11:20 PM
    Magazine full and five or so in the cartridge loops of my gun belt. If no gun belt, then my pocket. If I am hunting men, that is another story.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    12-02-2018, 03:24 PM
    Another satisfied Accurate customer. Open the box and use with complete success.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-28-2018, 02:58 PM
    A bullet made for gas check may lead if shot without the check. Don't know what cartridge you are working with but the propellant charge you mention suggests that a check is not needed. Your out of round bullet sounds like an exercise in...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-27-2018, 01:00 PM
    I have a 1952 vintage 99 with 1:14 twist. It handles most 100 grain spire point bullets well enough for hunting and will work very well with the Hornady 117 grain round nose. The 117 is really death on deer and likely heavier animals. I have...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-26-2018, 11:14 AM
    I just ran the 30-30 brass through the 7mm Waters size die and shot them with regular loads. Worked just fine and actually shot pretty good groups as well. 32gr of IMR4895 gave me the best groups out of my Martini conversion. Bob
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    11-26-2018, 10:51 AM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread 45LC bullet lube in Boolit Lube !
    Find something greasy and shoot it (beaver, badger, ground hog,sheep, deer, etc) and problem solved.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-25-2018, 10:42 AM
    You can bob the hammer on a 1911 style pistol IF you are going to carry cocked and locked as long as the main spring is at least stock weight. Trying to lower a bobbed hammer on a loaded chamber is very hazardous. Changing a standard spur to a...
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    11-24-2018, 08:36 AM
    They are not necessarily the same. I would not worry about finding "rag" content as it does not seem to make any difference in my opinion. I have been using Pacon Corp Artist, Mead Academie and Darcie Studio 71 tracing papers with great and equal...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-23-2018, 11:44 AM
    As my profile states, I live in western North Dakota and it gets about as cold as you might want. I know about bundling up and heavy gloves; I do it all winter to feed and break stock tank ice. If the gloves are so bulky that you can not get a...
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    11-23-2018, 09:55 AM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Dillon RL550B in Reloading Equipment
    The Lee dies will work with the Dillon press but for $30 more you could have gone with Dillon dies, which I think are $30 better. Their decap system is virtually fool proof and the seating die system has a 2 profile seating plug for RN and SWC...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-22-2018, 10:03 AM
    You have a fine rifle. The less you tinker with it, the better it will be. If you wish to have parts on hand for the gun, I would recommend an extractor and an ejector as nothing else gets broken. Every time you clean it, check all the screws as...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-20-2018, 09:58 AM
    Two of my friends built 38-50s and they used 30-40 brass. IIRC the .405 brass has a thicker wall and needs to be reamed. If you need 303 brass I have 100rnds or maybe 200 of new WW that I have no need for. I got a 40-50 an ended up using the 30-40...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-20-2018, 08:28 AM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Dillon RL550B in Reloading Equipment
    I am not sure about the difference between 550B and 550C models but I run two 550B and have since about 1985. They are super, including their primer catching systems. As Tatume points out, if the offered press does not have a caliber conversion...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-19-2018, 11:43 PM
    That is especially nice.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-17-2018, 11:11 PM
    I had a .454. It was beautifully fitted and finished; could not ask for better. It went down the road as it was heavy beyond what I wanted in a pistol and I did not enjoy the recoil or the grip shape.angle. For that weight and power level, a...
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    11-17-2018, 08:36 AM
    OMG!!! We're all gonna DIE!
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  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 12:04 PM
    Smith and Wesson did not heat treat the cylinders of the Hand Ejector until 1920. At that, a rough 1905 isn't worth much as a "shooter." Now, while a nice nickel Smith makes for an interesting "shiny object," a Colt's Army Special is my choice for...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 10:03 AM
    Petander, ...My previous 1895 ,a 90's model, did not have this but the new 1895 SBL has it - and I didn't know!................. Your new 1895 does not have it either, nor does any other Marlin. See what Gtek wrote. That is a full and perfect...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 09:31 AM
    It is not impossible that your die is miss cut. I have an old Herters .30-30 sizing die that produces an angled neck.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 10:29 PM
    I think the revolver is over priced. $150 would be more in line. The early hand ejector Smiths are not all that stout so load would need to be very conservative, say a 100 grain bullet at 900 or a bit less. You could add a hundred to the asking...
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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