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  1. 23 hours ago, Lawdog Dago Dom said:

    It does add weight. I put one in Shortcake's shotgun and she said it made a difference in felt recoil. I suppose if you are a 5 foot tall petite lady compared to a 6 foot husky male it would make a difference. Size matters.:D

     

    But I found out you cannot ship anything containing mercury to Illinois, so it was sent to a friend in another state where we got it.

    Illinois is funny that way. Soon they will allow violent offenders to walk with no bail, but dammit, they take a hard stance on mercury!

    That is funny since Obama came from there and changed to light bulbs containing enough mercury to be dangerous when broken! 
    But I'll bet they allow Obama bulbs to be shipped.

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  2. 8 minutes ago, Hendo said:

    I was kinda wondering the context of your question. 

    I shoot DD and had done a fair bit of dry fire practice at home during the lockdown. I also practiced my draw and reholstering and developed the habit of decoding which earned me my first ever SDQ. 

    Gotta watch what you practice.

    We all know that decoding can be very dangerous!  :D:D  :D

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  3. Start with your Dad's.

     

    I had a MEC Jr I bought used.  It was okay but slow. 

    Then I upgraded to a used MEC 650 and it is so much faster.  I did have to buy a separate Super SIzer (that is a sizing tool).  Again, a used one that was MUCH less than new.

    I'm happy with the combination.

    Helped a friend get the upgraded Grabber that resizes as well as the 650 "progressive" functions.  It is nice but takes just a little more adjusting.

    I like the simplicity of the 650 with a super sizer best.

     

    As mentioned, you can get replacement/upgraded parts as I did for a few things that really helped.

     

    The Lee is okay, but does not do the final finish of the shell that the MEC 650 and above do.

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  4. I'm one of several that had trouble with squibs using light loads of Titegroup.  I won't go below 3.8 grains so that's a little hot.

     

    If it works for you as it does for many, great!

     

    Just load some first and test them to be sure.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Mustang Gregg said:

    It's hard to say how long ago it was done.

    We have one here with a capped copper tube with #4 lead shot in it (20 yrs back).

    But I like the Dead Mules the best so far.

     

    Much better than trying it with a live mule!  :D:D:D

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  6. Remember, back then didn't have custom work from the factory - Oh, they did?

     

    And there were no gunsmiths available. .  Oh, there were?

     

    The gunsmiths had very rudimentary tools and little knowledge or skill.  Really?

     

    Many cowboys didn't even own their guns but were issued them by the ranch, etc.

     

    Others actually practiced a fair amount and wanted their guns to fit their individual needs.

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  7. Remember, they (leadership and too many followers) are leftists, so they hate the actual constitution except for when they can use it to achieve their communist/fascist plans.

     

    The despise and distrust personal freedom.

     

    They have begun to finally admit their hatred of the constitution or any constitutional court decisions.

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  8. What I've learned from some of the comments.
    If it is pointed down range as you got to the stage, it is okay.

    If it is pointed down range as you leave the stage it is a DQ.

     

    So if a crowd is watching, it is okay to point the gun in their direction as I leave the shooting line.

     

    Have I got that right?

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  9. 10 hours ago, Hendo said:

    I'm not sure I'm tracking you on this. It's probably just me, but could you explain just a touch more?

    If you change from standard to magnum, you will get the same velocity if you decrease the load by about 2/10 of a grain - that is assuming that your load is not so light that the reduction will lead to inconsistency.

     

    So generally, you will not notice a difference between the two.  But as mentioned, you may get more consistency, especially in colder weather, as others have mentioned. 

    But many have said that with their tuned guns, the magnums were not quite as reliably in firing.

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  10. About 2/10's of a grain difference in powder to get the same result.

    Since we don't go near max loads, they are safe.

     

    In some cases the mag primers are just a little more difficult to work as to hammer strength.  So if you are set for very light hammer, you may need to slightly increase it.

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  11. Don't forget the Bo Diddly sweep.  It is kinda like the Whatz it Called Sweep, but in reverse.

     

    Not to be compared to the Super Secret Sweep.

     

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  12. 7 hours ago, John E. Law said:

    If you look close the decor is an 1880's saloon. The work bench is the "bar" with the mirror behind it and on the wall are the saloon doors. 

     

    JEL

     

     

     

    Cool!

     

    I never would a guess they had those kind of lights back then! :D:D:D  

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  13. Consider that the 380 pistols are almost always a blow-back design.  That makes them have more felt recoil.

    Nearly 9 mm have some form of delayed process that helps absorb felt recoil. 

     

    That is why the 380 is so snappy compared to even small 9mm pistols.

     

    I've been very happy with my Taurus GX4 for when I don't worry about covering my Glock 19.

     

    So check out a variety of the great new small 9mms to see what fits your hand best.

     

  14. One of the problems with CUP (and LUP) is that they are essentially averages.  The pressure is measure by how much a sample of copper (or lead) is deformed at the end of the test. So you don't know of any short pressure peaks.

     

    PSI can give a much more complete picture of the pressures though out the test - not instantaneous, but much closer to that.

    So after the industry started using PSI gauges, they noted that some loads had much higher pressure spikes than they would have thought.  A pressure spike for a short duration will deform the copper but doesn't really measure the full shock to the chamber, barrel and gun.

    So one this was discovered, many loads were reduced to reduce wear and risk.

     

    When you are shooting, you can sometimes feel the difference in recoil - it is sometimes very "snappy" with higher but shorter peaks - other times it is more of a push and slightly longer duration.

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