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    Today, 01:38 PM
    Max a picture of them laid out side by side to show details better would be helpful, but it appears you have a pair of the earliest Ideal powder measures (the #1). They operate like the basic #5 that succeeded them. I have one that came without the...
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    Yesterday, 08:01 AM
    He goes by the screen name “BaileyBoats” but I’m not sure of capital letters or whether there is a space. Froggie
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    06-30-2022, 09:37 AM
    I missed the part about full potential without as much recoil and noise! That’s like saying you want to get into orbit without all that muss and fuss of a launch! You can back of on bullet weight to reduce recoil, and slow down the MV to reduce...
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    06-26-2022, 12:35 PM
    MikeM, I don’t have one for a 44-40, but visualize a rod slightly smaller in diameter than the inside of the case. Early versions were bored in the end to accept a pin appropriate to go through the primer (flash) hole and held by a flush seated set...
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    06-25-2022, 09:17 PM
    Beagle is still alive and well and living in KY… he still drops by occasionally to add a comment or two or answer a question. When he speaks, it is good to listen! I agree with the consensus. The grand old bullet designed for the 32-20, the...
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    06-22-2022, 01:54 PM
    When I was getting started with the 327 there was a group buy just getting ready to close for a NOE adaptation of the old Ideal 3118. I think they still make it as the 314008(?) and in a solid nose plain base it runs 125 grains with my COWW +2% tin...
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    06-21-2022, 05:46 PM
    Just a random thought... if you have another barrel for it, you could switch to that one and see whether you have a frame problem or a barrel problem. :brokenima Froggie
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    06-21-2022, 05:35 PM
    Although I’ve collected and used 310 tools for over 40 years, I have to admit I’ve never even owned a single piece of the near-mythic “large diameter” 310 stuff. :( I’ve seen the small diameter stuff a couple of times but the big boys have to date...
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    06-21-2022, 05:24 PM
    trooperdan, now that we have totally thrown your thread completely off track, probably due to my “opening salvo”, I’ll try to get us back on. If you are trying to get up a group to make an order, I could be interested in a half dozen or so of the...
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    06-21-2022, 05:09 PM
    Ruger makes/made a combo Blackhawk with two cylinders to accept 9mm and 357. A SA revolver is good for learning basic handgun handling. There are also a break open single shot rifle chambered in 38/357 as well as a couple of lever action repeaters....
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    06-21-2022, 04:40 PM
    Thanks Phil. Before I go googling around, is choice 3 based on cutting the rim off of the Hornet case and plugging in the 6mm acorn blank? I’ll see what a search on the site brings forth, but my luck with such pursuits has been pretty spotty of...
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    06-21-2022, 01:36 PM
    For the “beginner” who just uses his Dremel-type tool occasionally, the little clear plastic sectional box with a variety of bits and bobs from Dremel at places like Lowes and Wal*Mart is a great addition to the work bench. Once you have even a...
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    06-21-2022, 01:10 PM
    They both look useful, with the two piece more like the original in structure and function but the second style probably a lot more durable. An additional advantage of using either of these boxes would be that they would stack well and could be...
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    06-21-2022, 12:51 PM
    While this has not been a problem for me yet, I’ll just mention that with 38 Spl HBWCs driven too fast and hard, the possibility of “blown skirts” exists, leaving a possibility of a partial obstruction in the bore to bulge your barrel on the next...
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    06-21-2022, 12:28 PM
    Dan, no joy here yet , so if you can help him out, please go ahead and do so. I’m tied up with another project and haven’t been able to get deep enough into the mess to find it. That will be a win-win for both of you. uscra112, please accept my...
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    06-20-2022, 08:26 PM
    Pocket sized kits, such as the late lamented Lyman 310 tool sets, the Pac-Kit, and of course the Lee Loader are perfect for just what you describe, loading a few rounds “on demand” at hunting camp or other getaway spot. Friends of mine who were...
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    06-16-2022, 12:36 PM
    Very good! I do enjoy a video in a chatty, casual style when the maker is actually talking about what I’m expecting to hear. This is just what I was hoping to see the first time… I guess I just got ahead of myself, or jumped the gun, or whatever...
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    06-15-2022, 09:42 PM
    I’ve got a couple hundred pounds of salvaged #10 or 12 shot from an old turkey shoot operation. If he’d like to buy a small lot, have him PM me. I can easily put 20 or more lb in a small flat rate box… Froggie
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    06-15-2022, 09:17 AM
    ^^^ This! ^^^ Thanks, Don, you saved me from having to type just about word for word what you said! :bigsmyl2: Best regards, Charlie the Frog
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    06-13-2022, 04:49 PM
    Went back and reread your original post, and the description of the grips has me confused. All of the pre-War I frame revolvers have round butt grip frames, even the Regulation Police version with square bottom grips. The RPs will have a little...
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    06-13-2022, 01:41 PM
    Before I could answer your question, I would have to know what it was about your bullets was indicating to you that anything was wrong. Assuming you are dealing with actual binary (lead-tin) or tertiary (lead-tin-antimony) alloy without significant...
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    06-11-2022, 09:10 PM
    Pictures, we need pictures! You are right on the edge of a slippery slope, so slap on your skis, grab your ski poles, and enjoy the ride!! the serial number makes yours late enough to have the best heat treating etc that was available prior to...
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    06-11-2022, 08:35 AM
    Kevin; We need a further clarification, here. You are correct that the .45 Cowboy Special brass headspaces on the case mouth and will work in the 1917 revolvers (and allow ejection) AS LONG AS YOU USE A TAPER CRIMP ON LOADED AMMUNITION. If, on the...
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    06-09-2022, 01:12 PM
    Actually, In some circumstances, both. 1-use Cowboy Special cases for their original intention, a short case for light loads (both Black Powder and Smokeless in the revolvers chambered in .45 Colt. 2-Use in Single Action revolver cylinders...
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    06-08-2022, 04:13 PM
    That was the one thing I didn’t try that time was changing to the modified choke I am going to load a few more and report back
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    06-07-2022, 05:56 PM
    A friend of mine used that method with pieces of a lead “wall” from some sort of medical facility. He and his son used a lot of oil and the saw threw the swarf (what somebody called “sawdust”) onto a plastic tarp as it was produced. This was also...
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    06-07-2022, 08:16 AM
    Bob, you seem to have come to the same conclusions I have… tying the round to H&R was probably a mistake. If it had been called the “32 Ruger Magnum” from the start, there probably would have never been a 327 Federal Magnum, but the earlier...
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    06-04-2022, 10:02 PM
    To add to what my friend Char-Gar said, you can think of this die as an unthreaded full length sizing die. While a hammer may be used to drive cases in and out, an arbor press works much better (and more quietly) or you can even lay it into a bench...
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    06-04-2022, 12:44 PM
    I was thinking of that one too, jimkim. Maybe somebody saw the old Ideal unit and was talented (and stubborn) enough to make their own version of it. I believe that is their #2 model, or perhaps #3, and it almost surely was for shotshell reloading. ...
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    06-04-2022, 10:04 AM
    Sadly, that’s been my experience as well, Jtarm. I inherited a collection of The American Rifleman that goes all the way back to the late 1920s, and watching the deterioration of content quality, especially since about the Sixties, makes the changes...
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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
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