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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM
    Your post was a little disjointed there, 35. If I read it correctly, you are asking about an aluminum alloy frame Charter Arms revolver in 32 H&R. Your plan is to examine whether it will be suitable for concealed carry for a third party, who will...
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    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    bbogue1 you can “cheat the system” on the TL Jr system if you have a muzzle resize (only) die in the caliber in question. You can just “kiss” the loaded round with this die in your press and you have a “po’ boy’s” taper crimp! The press you have...
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Nice find. That is indeed deserving of the title, “Unicorn of Dan Wessons”. Word on the street is you can have your chambers “evened up” by dougguy who now does this process by honing. My current 32-20 of choice is the Ruger Buckeye Special...
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    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    I believe that it may stand for “Military”, but there is also the possible explanation that it may in some cases stand for “Marlin”. This long after, unless you find some old factory documentation, it’s all speculation. :? Froggie
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    Yesterday, 11:30 AM
    Wayne, I need to get that back to you. Dale53 sold me his example so now I am good to go! Thanks for the generous loan and for the needed reminder to return yours. It was appreciated! Froggie
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    05-21-2022, 05:55 PM
    Just got lucky I loaded some three inch in the ctps wad too but never got that good of a group they were stacked by threes so I am going to try them again stacked by twos see if it will tighten up
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    05-20-2022, 08:59 PM
    Landy, was this # made in more than one caliber? Froggie
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    05-18-2022, 03:55 PM
    An old friend taught me his technique for cleaning brass from BPCS. As soon as it was fired he threw the case into a jug of soapy water (Dawn dish detergent) which, after he finished shooting, he would agitate well. When he got home he would place...
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    05-16-2022, 10:28 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread MEC 600 jr in Reloading Equipment
    To add a bit more to my comments, I first loaded 20 ga. shot shells on a MEC 600 Jr back about 1972 in the basement of a friend from church. When he passed away about 40 years later, his widow gifted it to me. I now have the first shot shell press...
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    05-16-2022, 08:27 AM
    I’m getting ready to start using my old RCBS 22 lb pot I acquired recently. I’ll use it as-is for now, but can I/should I repaint the “top deck” where almost all of the original paint is gone? If yes, is high temp paint necessary? Will even that...
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    05-13-2022, 07:31 PM
    I wonder whether the bean counters at the manufacturers ever read these threads. Getting revolvers in any of the 32 family of calibers out of Ruger is difficult and from Smith & Wesson it's worse than pulling teeth! Ruger's 32 caliber SA 7 DA...
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    05-13-2022, 11:14 AM
    I have long belittled the 32 H&R magnum-wannabe. Now I have a Buckeye Special 32 Combo and a S&W Model 631 (w/4” barrel and adj sights) so I guess I’m coming around. I inherited a recipe for the Lee group buy Keith bullet over a modest charge of...
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    05-13-2022, 11:06 AM
    Green Frog replied to a thread MEC 600 jr in Reloading Equipment
    You are indeed fortunate. Unlike a true progressive press, it’s easy to stop and take the shell off of your 600 Jr, perform some off press task(s) then put it back on and continue. Also, if something should go wrong (don’t ask how I know about...
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    05-13-2022, 11:00 AM
    A friend who shoots a Uberti high wall in 38-55 talked me into selling him my oils SC Ideal 375248 because with soft alloy it dropped bullets at .383 or larger. The oversized Italian bore shoots those big bullets very well as cast. I couldn’t say...
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    05-13-2022, 10:51 AM
    Generally speaking, when lubing for black powder, “More is better”. The only downside of lubing exposed grease grooves is the tendency toward contamination. If you are keeping the loaded rounds in a clean, well enclosed container, I would advise...
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    05-13-2022, 09:33 AM
    Could it be that everyone in business is afraid of what will be the target of punitive regulations next... or could they just be afraid they will be taxed into oblivion if they actually make money? HMMMMMM...
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    05-13-2022, 06:10 AM
    Here is a picture of the loads from full choke with all patterns marked Slash was the 27 Circled 28 X was 29 The ones not marked was 28 with no buffer
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    05-13-2022, 06:02 AM
    That was the spread it was the best group I had but I could also see the wad almost hit the target so the shot was just leaving the wad. I had some cut to the bottom of the cup but those were wider as well.
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    05-12-2022, 08:45 PM
    After reading tons of stuff and watching Wade’s videos I tried some 2.75 fiocchi hulls someone had given me. First off I like these better than the federal. I tried these below Longshot powder Fiocchi 2.75 hull from a 1 ounce dove load Ctps wad...
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    05-11-2022, 01:56 PM
    Almost all of the paint is gone from the top surface of a 20# RCBS bottom pour lead pot. Would it be possible to get a high temp paint in a rattle can and repaint it to stop the rust and corrosion? Is hi temp paint available in a green that’s...
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    05-09-2022, 01:53 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread 9mm in Cast Boolits
    I’m kinda surprised this thread has gone this long without mentioning W231/HP38. My go-to load for 9mm is swaged lead RN 125 gr bullets over 4.2 gr of HP38. The brand of brass seems to make no difference for casual range use. FWIW, my pistol is a...
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    05-07-2022, 05:15 PM
    Green Frog replied to a thread Just starting out in Boolit Lube !
    Fortunately, if you do need a little heat, RCBS makes a nice LAM heater unit that even has a rheostat built in. Nothing to add. Actually, their heater has holes drilled for several different sizers (including my Star) so it’s quite versatile and...
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    05-06-2022, 02:08 PM
    Nice job on that case. I lug my Uberti-made Remington 1858 around in a (cheaply) factory made case for a Colt 1860 (I think) that I picked up used on Vendors’ Row at a N-SSA Nationals. It’s a little tight but it does OK. When Dad passed, he left...
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    05-06-2022, 01:42 PM
    I STAND CORRECTED. 44Mag1 reminded me that the ten ring of a fifty yard Bullseye target is a little over 3” so according to my statement Master Class shooters would need to shoot perfect scores to qualify as Master Class. This is incorrect. I was...
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    05-05-2022, 09:23 AM
    Master cClass in what discipline? If a Bullseye shooter can’t stay in 3” at 50 yds Slowfire he won’t make Master Class, and if his shooting falls off to where he no longer can stay in 3”, he won’t be very competitive. Froggie
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    05-04-2022, 09:00 PM
    Who decided what "any 32 should be able to do for you"? My attitude is, if bigger is better and I need (or even want) better, and it can safely be achieved with a truly magnum of the 32 persuasion, well... just bring it on! The 327 FM was marketed...
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    05-04-2022, 08:34 PM
    Just a note here, the 6 cavity Lee moulds were (and still are) made to higher standards and of better materials than the 2 cavity moulds of the old days. Rumor has it that the quality of work and material of the 2 cavity moulds have been...
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    05-04-2022, 08:19 PM
    I'm using an old Pacific (rotor type) Pistol Measure. By trial and error I found a rotor that drops about 4.15 grains of HP38 which I put under some commercially swaged round nosed lead bullets that run 125 grains. Function in my S&W Model 639 is...
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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