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Marauder SASS #13056

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  1. Carolina, of course with what we are doing any good bullet should be accurate enough.  But I would wonder about a bullet that keyholes at a rather short range.

    I would check the bullet diameter to be sure it was proper - .357 or better, .358.  The 160 should be long enough for good contact but, so . . .  It may be that the bullet is too hard so it isn't fitting in the barrel as much as is needed for good accuracy.


    Some do  like a little more "roll" but most find the 125 grain loaded a little warmer to work well for that.

  2. FYI, it is common for the front sight to be a little tall on the fix-sighted pistols. Then you can easily file the sight down a little to raise point of aim properly.  Each gun will shoot slightly differently, so the makers plan for that and allow the user to easily adjust.  Much easier to file off than add to.


    That is where people differ from pistols.  We can gain much easier than we can lose.  :D

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  3. On 3/22/2024 at 11:13 AM, Colorado Coffinmaker said:


    Not to be Snarky (yes I am).  Fixing a Stoeger is like riding a Merry-Go-Round.  It won't be long and yule be doing it all over again.

    But many folks really enjoy the Merry-Go_Round, so, think of the fun they have!  :D :D  

  4. 7 minutes ago, Billy Boots, # 20282 LTG-Regulator said:

    Perfect.  Thanks Marauder.

    Bet you still have some Mule Camp results around.  

    I remember "our boys" would head to Mule Camp and we went to Rabbit Ridge.  Check on the way home as to who did what.

    Of course.

  5. To echo what's been said. 

    I really like CFE for 9mm and similar loads, but it is designed to work best with high pressures and gives some of the highest velocities of pistol powders.

    I haven't even tried it for 38 Specials due to that.


    Hope you can get some faster rate powder for the lighter recoil & lower velocities. 


    Ask around your club for someone who is loading 9mm, 40 S&W, etc and they may want to buy what's left or trade for Clays, Claydot, RedDot, AA#2, etc.

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  6. $ of us from work once rented a brand new Chevy (68 miles on it) in Philly and drove to New Jursey.  As I pulled off the interstate I thought saw the oil light blink.  Others said it was just a fluke, but I knew what it really meant.  When I got to the stop sign, the engine sounded HORRIBLE.

    Turned out it was 5 quarts short of oil!


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  7. Bison Bud and others gave good info.

    In general you can use any of the powders 1-35 for target type loads as we use.  I've used most of them with success for target loads in standard revolver loads.

    The faster powders work well for lighter loads (and lower velocities) and can generally be loaded at their minimum levels well, with a few exceptions.  You will notice that when it gets down to 40 degrees and below that the lowest loads become erratic.


    The relative slower powders can give higher velocities.  But in pistols,  all the powders will burn nearly all unless using 2" barrels.

    I have noticed that slower powders such as Unique can give a little softer recoil but may leave a little more residue, but that isn't a problem.

    For some reason some powders, especially titegroup, give a very sharp report and snappier recoil compared to similar powders.  But it is reliable and accurate, but not my personal favorite for Cowboy.  But I use it for 9mm and loads that need higher pressures.

    Get a good reloading manual that lists powders and loads and you will see how the powders give differing velocities.  You can also learn a lot by reading some of the powder companies web sites.

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