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John Boy

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  1. https://shop.hodgdon.com/winchester/winchester-wst
  2. Warden, hardness tester with pencils ... https://forum.castbulletassoc.org/thread/dhccking-lead-hardness-with-drawing-pencils/
  3. I wear hearing aids that have channels. One is calibrated to stop all noise above 80 decibels
  4. As of 2019 ... “This smelter’s impending closure leaves just two primary lead producers within North America — Teck’s Trail in western Canada and Peñoles’ Torreón in northern Mexico.
  5. For 44 caliber ... https://www.muzzle-loaders.com/traditions-revolver-loading-stand-44-caliber-a1309.html https://rmcoxyoke.com/product/rmc-revolver-loading-stand/ ... both calibers
  6. Stump, even a 2nd year accounting major would have seen that Just In Time inventory control was wrong with escalating new Firearms purchasers and an adverse political environment ... was not going increase supply. Could full supply be achieved - No, but more supply could have been achieved Vista Outdoors placated their stockholders with saying we are a good stock with a billion dollar backlog and if the financial sheets were lifted up, they would be covered with ‘skid marks’
  7. Stump, a good Company forecasts Demand. Easy too. Just read the FBI website for the volume increase of NICS checks registered in the database I watched the FBI website, saw the much higher registrations and stocked up on primers and 22’s at the prices before this shortage. Vista Outdoors that owns nearly every company in this recreational market could have done the same forecasting. Dollars to donuts they are watching it now, but too late to supply the products But their stockholders are licking their chops ... 30 cents a round vs 3 cents a primer with a billion dollar backlog
  8. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?420190-Ammunition-Shortage&p=5129627&viewfull=1#post5129627
  9. Plus 1 for Larsen and Griff ... Not a Pedersoli but all Lightnings feed better at 1.5 to 1.55 including my Tarus And the key to chambering and extracting is rack the rifle hard, don’t baby it
  10. Measure the distance from your eyes to the distance to the front sight of your revolver - rifle - end shotgun of shotgun barrel. Take the measurements to an optometrist and start trying on lenses so you see each front sights clearly. Probably end up with a trifocal pair of glasses
  11. Grizzlestomp, I have no idea why you have a fixation wanting a rifle with Maximum Velocity for Cowboy Matches. Rare the longest target distance is 50 feet and only a Texas Wheel has plates needed to be knocked off ... and these targets are normally less than 50 feet But if you want heavy felt recoil ... your decision and a Rossi 92 will handle “heavy loads” plus being an accurate rifle
  12. Gambler, I have shot high brass shotgun shells since I was a tad over 12 and am 78 now. Never “about broke my middle finger” cause I pull both triggers with my “Index Finger” ....
  13. Needle Nose you are SOL ... Every vendor I looked at for Winchester AA Low Recoil Target Ammunition 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 7/8 oz or 1oz is Out Of Stock. The difference in velocity between these and Target rounds is only About 300 FPS so .... shoot what you bought and grin and bear it until the Low Recoils are back in stock and my guess will be a Long Time
  14. In NJ, a cap and ball revolver requires all transactions are to be made, FFL to FFL BTW, in Jersey, sling shots are illegal to own
  15. Sounds like the Marlin line was on its last legs like dying flower on the stem ... ready to die and fall off
  16. Give your friend a free year’s subscription with your renewal.... I got my post card confirming the year’s subscription this week
  17. Black Powder Shotgun Shells including Brass Hulls How To ... http://www.tbullock.com/bpsg.html
  18. More on heeled bullets ... page 16 in the Accurate Mold catalog has many designs for the 44 caliber http://www.accuratemolds.com/catalog.php?page=16#catalog-anchor
  19. I have spent a lot of time on this thread and have gotten an education about heeled bullets for cap & ball conversion revolvers... So for the First Time on the SASS Wire and other forums, presenting it’s appearance is a source and pictures for a 38 caliber is the Infamous Heeled Bullet ... http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=38-120C http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=38-155N http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=38-195H And a tapered heel bullet .... http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=38-130S
  20. Dave, I have a database of every Ideal and Ideal/Lyman bullet mold made. Started with 32 up to 44 calibers and this is the only such heeled bullet I could find ... 430185 This is the old model (O.M.) .44 Colt's pointed bullet. It is a heel ball and is for outside lubrications. The larger or forward part that fits the barrel is .446 in diameter. For further information see paragraph "Outside Lubricated Ammunition". http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohland/Cast_Bullet/Ideal-Lyman_Molds/Bullets/430185.JPG
  21. Dave, thanks for the heeled bullet picture that explains that the heel is inside the case. I'm going to have to find a picture of this type of bullet, having never heard they were designed this way
  22. Joe, I believe you have no idea what a tapered bullet is used for and certainly not in FC revolvers. Tapered bullets ARE NOT USED IN FIXED CARTRIDGE RELOADS nor Used in Revolvers They are used when one is breach seating rounds with a breach seater to push the tapered bullet into a tapered chamber leade up against the leading bore cuts of the rifle. Then a charged case with powder only, is inserted in the chamber, the falling block is raised, the hammer is cocked and one shoots the breach seated Tapered bullet
  23. Gentlemen .... the "heel" on a bullet is smaller in diameter than the overall diameter of a straight sided bullet. It's only purpose is to put a gas check (GC) on the heel and run it through a sizing die to equal the diameter of the straight sided bullet. And heeled lead bullets are for calibers where the velocity of reload is 1600 fps or greater ... TO PROTECT THE BULLET BASE FROM IGNITION GAS THAT WOULD DEFORM THE BULLET BASE Heeled bullets being reloaded in calibers with the velocity less than 1600 fps do not need a gas check and can be reloaded like any other NON HEELED bullet
  24. NO, the heel at the bottom of the bullet base goes in the case the same as a non heeled bullet and crimped at the crimping groove at the proper Overall Cartridge Length ... using standard dies.
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