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    Wow, that is a collar button. I wouldn't use a...

    Wow, that is a collar button. I wouldn't use a crimp with such a thin front band, but rely on neck tension only (make sure the bullets won't move with the recoil of the gun; not that you will have...
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    Hi Doug 127gr calls for a Gallery Load; it is...

    Hi Doug

    127gr calls for a Gallery Load; it is the weight of a round ball in that caliber so I guess you have very little bearing surface.

    Google "round ball load" for 44 and 45.
    3 to 5 grains...
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    Seat the bullet deeper, flush with the case...

    Seat the bullet deeper, flush with the case mouth. Depending on how much space is left in the case, you can look at heavier bullets loads.

    Or, for example, if you have a pet load with the 158gr,...
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    Hi Guesser There's a dozen things to talk...

    Hi Guesser

    There's a dozen things to talk about with these guns, usually wrong ones in the opinion of most, like saying they are "on 1911 frames":
    "did you see the grips fit", "is that a...
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    inaccurate advertising

    These are actually Star frames.... :mrgreen:
    http://www.trackofthewolf.com/(S(gyhru5n1nribnnmdqkmbwpam))/Categories/PartList.aspx?catID=12&subID=83&styleID=294&as=1
  6. Welcome aboard John If you go for the single...

    Welcome aboard John

    If you go for the single stage press, pick one with the little priming arm at the bottom (Hornady, Lee Classic Cast, etc...), it will save you lots of time as you can prime...
  7. Thread: Help

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    It's not unknown for LEE dies to be out of (their...

    It's not unknown for LEE dies to be out of (their own) specs.

    Do you think the expanding plug is going all the way in the case? If yes, contact LEE.

    If not, would it help to trim the die a...
  8. Thread: swamp people

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    Too much TV in my younger years I guess, that and...

    Too much TV in my younger years I guess, that and being a city slicker... :)
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    Heavier bullets might be more adapted to the...

    Heavier bullets might be more adapted to the barrel twist.

    Buy surplus 7.62x54R and pull the bullets. Actually you should slug your barrel first as some of them 303 were as big as 32/8mm.

    Paper...
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    Got to watch that... I actually had to google...

    Got to watch that... I actually had to google "swamp people" to make sure it wasn't about zombies or something (sorrryy, :mrgreen:!).
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    My notes from an old ('80s) Hornady manual give,...

    My notes from an old ('80s) Hornady manual give, for their 158 grains swaged bullet:

    4.7/5.1/5.4/5.8/6.2/6.5grs of Unique for 850 to 1100fps, by 50fps increments.

    This is what Alliant gave 10...
  12. Thread: Pf9?

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    Interesting, It looks like they made a new gun...

    Interesting, It looks like they made a new gun rather than simply single stacking the old one... and had to go through teething problems...
    Can you see lots of differences with P11 parts?
    ...
  13. Thread: Cast 45 ACP loads

    by kg42
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    It must be that stubby CBA little thing? make a...

    It must be that stubby CBA little thing? make a few dummy rounds with some questionable brass found at the range and see if it cycles.
    (sometimes, guns will feed from regular shooting but make fuss...
  14. Thread: Loading .690 RB

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    Thank you for sharing. Considering how...

    Thank you for sharing.

    Considering how difficult it is to get things here, I was wondering if I could remove shots from Trap ammo sold at the range and replace with a slug of same weight + some...
  15. Thread: Toney ??

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    Welcome back Commander:)!

    Welcome back Commander:)!
  16. Thread: AR Kits???

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    I-don't-believe-it-![smilie=p: Now you've got...

    I-don't-believe-it-![smilie=p:

    Now you've got some explaining to do Mister![smilie=l:

    And we want details about that kit too :mrgreen:! I see they make them in 308...

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    They have a Reloader's guide, caliber by caliber,...

    They have a Reloader's guide, caliber by caliber, and a pdf file with "all" recipes:

    http://www.alliantpowder.com/
    http://www.alliantpowder.com/resources/catalog.aspx

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    Rolls of plastic were (?) sold by some stores at...

    Rolls of plastic were (?) sold by some stores at some point for the purpose. The process was discussed at Castboolits and some shooters mentioned good results (full speed in 30-30), and variations on...
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    it is not appropriate for "magnum" loads. You...

    it is not appropriate for "magnum" loads. You will reach maximum pressures before maximum speeds for the caliber.
    Like many superfast powders it is also touchy at these pressures and very likely to...
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    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp ...

    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

    Keep an eye on Lil'Gun, it is getting a reputation for eroding forcing cones real quick, something to do with too much nitro for a slow powder.
    It...
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    Versifier, have you tried plain base bullets with...

    Versifier, have you tried plain base bullets with punched out pieces of plastic or other materials for gas check?
  22. Thread: .38 super

    by kg42
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    Hi there I found a few posts by Rocky on...

    Hi there

    I found a few posts by Rocky on Castboolit (searched Kword=special, user= "Rocky Raab" ), he had spectacular improvements for sub-1000fps loads with the short case.

    This reminded me...
  23. Thread: .38 super

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    You're welcome :) kg

    You're welcome :)

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  24. Thread: .38 super

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    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/prohibite...

    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/prohibited-prohibe-eng.htm

    The prohibited class is an attempt at prohibiting... dangerous guns, that you can hide easily or shoot full auto as well a a...
  25. Thread: .38 super

    by kg42
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    The 327 is a bad caliber, prohibited in Canada,...

    The 327 is a bad caliber, prohibited in Canada, as it is a 32. The 7.62 Tok, the 7.63 Mauser and the 7.65 Long (French), on the other hand, are only restricted, as they are, well, I suppose, not...
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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        

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