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    01-18-2022, 06:31 PM
    A Chevy Impala does quite well also. I was almost stopped, the airbag didn't even go off. Robert
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    01-17-2022, 07:12 PM
    As usual Outpost 75's advice makes a lot of sense to me. However, the only time I ever fired anything approaching a 2" 12 gauge payload from my Model 870TB, one of the cheaper 7/8 oz loads, they patterned abysmally. Since then, if I want a 7/8...
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    01-15-2022, 11:49 PM
    Mk42gunner replied to a thread Nylon 66 Cleaning? in Rimfire Area
    I never took mine down as far as Dutchman. I guess I read too many horror stories about reassembly. On the other hand, I have taken both my R92 Rossi and my 94 Winchester down completely with no problems. With the Nylon 66, I'm in the "Take the...
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    01-15-2022, 11:40 PM
    For inexpensive plinking loads, the Lyman 311008 or one of its many clones works fairly well with a small charge of shotgun or pistol powder. Most any cast bullet meant for one of the .32 caliber handguns will work as well. Read the article in...
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    01-15-2022, 11:14 PM
    Not knowing what you have now, or had in the past, here are my recommendations: For ladle use, if money is no object, the Waage pot. I think you have to call them about it. Supposed to be the cat's behind of dipper pots. For considerably less...
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    01-14-2022, 11:42 PM
    I see some testing this coming Spring with the RCBS 200 and LeveRevelution powder, in both the 20" 336CS and the 24" 336A. I'm glad I picked up a pound of it during the height of the pandemic shortage. Once again I'll add my thanks to Mr. Gibson...
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    01-14-2022, 12:25 AM
    While I'm not thrilled with the idea of carrying a .22 for defensive purposes, it would beat empty hands all to heck. Given the short barrel length of a concealable handgun, the best answer I can come up with is to do your own expansion and...
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    01-12-2022, 07:21 PM
    Assuming (really dislike that word) you have a Lyman or RCBS lubrisizer, my solution is even easier than George's. Get a one inch long section of " rod, it can be cut from the non threaded portion of a bolt if nothing else is at hand, and start...
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    01-12-2022, 02:13 AM
    I don't have one, so this is guesswork. Depending on size (diameter) needed, you may be able to use some of the lighter or midrange 8mm molds. IIRC the .32 Winchester Special is supposed to have a .321" groove diameter, while many of the 8mm...
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    01-12-2022, 02:04 AM
    Couldn't have said it better myself. Personally, I like to load just off the lands, for zero chambering effort. Sometimes loading into the lands does produce better accuracy though. Robert
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    01-10-2022, 02:17 AM
    Mk42gunner replied to a thread Silver Bullet in Cast Boolits
    I remember a write up years ago about casting silver bullets. It seemed quite an involved process to get a decent result. Remembering back to my high school jewelry class, a combination of lost wax and centrifugal casting make it seem simple, if...
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    01-09-2022, 01:49 AM
    I also think the new S&W CSX would be the natural home for this cartridge, although I have never even seen either one. Given the way carry guns have gone to striker fired or DA only, with very few DA/SA autos. I won't be holding my breath. I...
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    01-09-2022, 01:17 AM
    I've always liked the looks of those wooden fitted gun cases, either the exposed wood or the leather covered ones. I just may have to try making one, now that I have a few rifles that will do them justice. Robert
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    01-09-2022, 01:00 AM
    I do like how the top edge of the forearm tapers into the barrel, unlike the huge flat that is the top of the forearm on most wood stocked rifles of the past forty years. It just looks more refined. Robert
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    01-06-2022, 09:26 PM
    Its a factory built Mauser in .308, what's not to like?
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    01-05-2022, 10:21 PM
    I don't believe it would be cost effective, or even a decent idea. Reason being the .350 Legend is supposed to be larger in diameter than the .223 case. I have no idea just how much barrel length you would have to lose before you could clean up...
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    01-04-2022, 10:10 PM
    I like to stand while casting, but my hip and back don't want me standing in one place for more than twenty minutes at a time. I am slowly learning how to cast while sitting, mainly on a tall stool because it is a similar height to standing. ...
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    01-03-2022, 06:29 PM
    As soon as you set him up with a downloaded rifle that is only good to maybe 150 yards, the biggest buck he will ever see will step out into the clear at 200 yards. Just the way the red gods work. If this is going to happen within the next month...
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    01-02-2022, 03:10 PM
    In his book "Single Shot Rifles and Actions," he also cautioned against using the high velocity .32-20 in the #2. If the rifle were mine, I would happily shoot standard pressure .38 Special loads, but draw the line at modern Plus+ ammo. I...
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    01-01-2022, 10:27 PM
    I use a one inch long section of " rod for 99% of my boolits over a quarter inch diameter. It even works for RN with ACWW at 12.5 BHN, no damage to the meplat. Robert
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    01-01-2022, 07:49 PM
    I went through this issue last year when I was loading a lot of .38 Special wadcutters. After a lot of measuring with a case micrometer, Starline for the win. Very consistent wall thickness (I want to say 0.010") to deeper than my boolits were long....
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    01-01-2022, 07:27 PM
    In actuality, primers should be seated a bit below flush. The legs of the anvil need to bear against the bottom of the primer pocket to provide proper resistance when the firing pin hits the primer. This is explained in the front half of just...
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    12-31-2021, 10:06 PM
    Mk42gunner started a thread Amateur Night in Our Town
    Be careful if you are going to be out and about tonight, all the amateur drunks will be out. Robert
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    12-31-2021, 08:05 PM
    In my opinion, the GP-100 is fine as a .357 Magnum or maybe the 10mm version, but it is entirely too big to be a .22. As was stated above, most people here got a Single Six and have been more or less satisfied with that. I have a Single Six...
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    12-31-2021, 07:50 PM
    This sounds like the best option. You may have a slightly undersized seating die, it can happen even with RCBS. Although I do believe they will make it right for you. I haven't had any problems using my set of RCBS Cowboy dies in .38-55, but I am...
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    12-30-2021, 09:09 PM
    Its been so long since I did anything to a 1911, I have no idea of what prices for parts or labor are these days. The good thing is your dad already put a flat mainspring housing on it, so you shouldn't get hammer bite. The hard part about...
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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
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