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    I can't speak to the qualities of a Colt...

    I can't speak to the qualities of a Colt revolver. I haven't owned one for nearly 50 years. What I can say, is the S&W revolvers I own are outstanding. I have one that is older than I am and several...
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    Ithaca Gunner---Several times, I have taken my...

    Ithaca Gunner---Several times, I have taken my cleaning equipment with me and cleaned the barrel between ammo tests to see if it makes any difference. My answer was, it does make a difference but not...
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    The purpose of the crimp is to hold the boolit in...

    The purpose of the crimp is to hold the boolit in place in the case during the chambering sequence and recoil of the firearm.
    Revolvers differ from semi-auto in that a revolver tends to pull a...
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    All this experimentation, demonstrates just how...

    All this experimentation, demonstrates just how much details matter in precision shooting. Both in equipment and technique.
    Also, just how much different conditions matter in day to day shooting.
    I...
  5. I find these discussions interesting. I suspect...

    I find these discussions interesting.
    I suspect Lee must have issues with differing dimensions on their factory crimp handgun dies. I own FCD dies for 38 Special, 357 Mag, 9mm, 40S&W, and 45ACP.
    I...
  6. Thread: 135 gr. 9mm OAL

    by tazman
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    My 135 grain RF style boolit from NOE has a...

    My 135 grain RF style boolit from NOE has a slight step where the nose of the boolit begins. I seat that step at the case mouth. It has worked in every 9mm chamber I have tried it in, including some...
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    I never feel undergunned with 148 grain full...

    I never feel undergunned with 148 grain full wadcutters. They have a full meplat, so don't really neede to expand. According to ballistic gel tests I have seen, they penetrate to a very good...
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    It would depend somewhat on the individual...

    It would depend somewhat on the individual revolver. My S&W 929 headspaces off the moon clips rather than the case mouth. It has no ledge for the case to run into.
    This means I can load any boolit...
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    Ideally, the forcing cone shape should guide the...

    Ideally, the forcing cone shape should guide the boolit into perfect alignment with the bore without damaging the nose.
    My best accuracy usually comes with a boolit that has a RNFP shape to the...
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    Green Dot worked well in 9mm when I used it. One...

    Green Dot worked well in 9mm when I used it.
    One thing to keep in mind. Green Dot is temperature sensitive. Enough so that you will feel and hear a difference in recoil and sound when the...
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    Years ago, I bought that boolit mold under a...

    Years ago, I bought that boolit mold under a slightly different designation. It quickly became my favorite for accuracy and feeding.
    I use others of lighter weight to save on lead and a couple of...
  12. Rapier----That thumb safety you mention is the...

    Rapier----That thumb safety you mention is the main reason I prefer the Taurus to the Beretta. I like my handguns to work the same way as much as possible. The Taurus safety works the same as the...
  13. I have split a lot of 38 special cases from long...

    I have split a lot of 38 special cases from long usage but have never seen one separate. No reason at all it can't happen though.
    Old fired brass tends to be brittle. My oldest brass splits a lot of...
  14. Since you mentioned KKM barrels, I remembered...

    Since you mentioned KKM barrels, I remembered that Y owned one for a time.
    It was cut to nominal dimensions(.355). It also had a very tight chamber. Boolits sized to .357 would often fail to chamber...
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    Yes. They just held the state rifle matches there...

    Yes. They just held the state rifle matches there a week or two ago.
    They are currently doing some dirt work with heavy equipment, apparently, for another range. I don't know what they intend it for...
  16. My experience is with one Beretta 92 and several...

    My experience is with one Beretta 92 and several M9 barrels(probably USA manufacture).
    All the Beretta barrels, 5 in all, measured the same as yours. Why I ended up with so many is, I have several...
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    That is SOOOOOO true, as I found out when I...

    That is SOOOOOO true, as I found out when I bought my bore scope.
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    3.5 of Bullseye with a Lyman 358432. Both...

    3.5 of Bullseye with a Lyman 358432.
    Both accurate and sufficiently powerful.
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    I wish you luck on your search. I still have the...

    I wish you luck on your search.
    I still have the one I bought in 1962 when I was 10 years old. It was my first rifle and has fired many thousands of rounds.
    I used it for squirrels for decades.
    It...
  20. Thread: My new 686

    by tazman
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    I have an older model 60 that has dimensions like...

    I have an older model 60 that has dimensions like that. Very tight and slightly undersized everywhere.
    It shoots fine. Very accurate and no leading.
    The dimensions don't tell the whole story.
    As...
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    I gave the rifles a good workout today. When I...

    I gave the rifles a good workout today.
    When I got to the range, it was thunder, lightning, and pouring rain. I went into town and had some lunch and filled up the truck(gas is MUCH cheaper in Iowa)...
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    I have seen that kind of problem with the Eley...

    I have seen that kind of problem with the Eley boxes a lot recently. That said, I haven't noticed any extra fliers or anything else I can blame on it.
    Eley ammunition continues to shoot the best in...
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    I love it! Great setup and great shooting. I...

    I love it!
    Great setup and great shooting. I wish I had room here for that bench setup.
    I have to drive 40 miles to get to my club to have that much room.
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    A Ruger Blackhawk with the squared off trigger...

    A Ruger Blackhawk with the squared off trigger guard in 44mag.
    I had polished wood grips that I couldn't hold on to. The fist shot put a small cut in the web of my hand. The second tore the skin off...
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    The uses for a chronograph are several. Speed...

    The uses for a chronograph are several.
    Speed of course being the first. Are you getting the velocity you expected.
    Second. When working up a load, make incremental changes to the powder charge...
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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