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Roscoe Regulator

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About Roscoe Regulator

  • Birthday 08/25/1944

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    Six Mile, SC
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    Musician, dog and cat lover, reloader, gun collector, target shooter, admirer of pretty women

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  1. I have used my 44 Mag a few times and with 200 gr and close to Hodgdon minimum of Trailboss. Since a heavier bullet imparts more recoil, I avoid 240 gr and just use my 44 Special bullets (but magnum data). The loads are under the max allowed of 1000 fps and aren't marking targets any worse than 45 Colt, especially those with black powder, so I would ignore any comments about damaging targets and encourage use of harder steel like other clubs use. That said, I have witnessed a new shooter step up and fire store bought 44 Magnum, and everyone knew immediately that was not going to work or be allowed on further stages.
  2. My 44 Magnum Anniversary Flat Top was a larger frame than my 44 Special. I also have a 41 Mag Flat Top but have no comparison for frame size. If anything limits the firepower on the Flat Tops it is the grip size. I have the parts for a Bisley conversion on the 41 but haven't moved forward yet with that project. I sold the 44 Mag and used the money for my SBH Bisley, which solved my problem there. I don't believe 41 and 44 are offered anymore in Flat Top, which for me were a way to get indexing on the loading gate, unlike my SBH.
  3. The manuals, including Hodgdon Cowboy, indicate 357 Magnum loads with 125 gr lead that approach the SASS limit of 1000 fps (for pistols) even at minimum load, true of Clays too. What you will find is many using lighter loads that are not published but which get bullets out of the barrel and far enough down range and which would likely take out a knock down. I checked Lyman Cast Bullet and Hodgdon Cowboy, and neither are of use for our game except for 158 grain bullets. I use 357 cases to load for one of my rifles and have always used 158 grain bullets I get from Penn, because their TCFP has no leading band and loads reliably. I use Trailboss for each of the calibers I shoot except for the 45 ACP load with W231 that I use for 45 Cowboy Special..
  4. That is a 17" resaw bandsaw by Jet.
  5. Miss Lilli seems to have no problem when I go to one of 4 matches that are within an hour of home. She is always excited to see me and may yell at me for being gone. Of course the cat is more self sufficient.
  6. Is Roscoe your real first name.  It was my father’s and his father’s.  He didn’t like using it and went by various nicknames.

  7. Comparing the parts in the picture from the above link to the Automation Package, I don't think you would have the fingers that grab the bullet or case. The Universal Case Feeder package just has the pusher.
  8. Automation package is included in the "Deluxe" version. WIthout it, I believe every bullet or case would be hand fed, and probably calling for a standard shell holder.
  9. Very useful video but demonstrates that Lee dies are not very good with lead bullets that are larger than intended for the dies. Shaving bullets was not cool, and crushing bullets with an FCD is not good either. The issue with coated bullets is whether they need to be resized after coating. Some disruption of the coating is pretty likely. This procedure could certainly make a single stage press user more productive. With seating I would want to take that spring out of the way. He needs a sturdier bench.
  10. Quotes are helpful to put comments in context. In this case I would have had to watch the video, which I didn't. I have both the Redding and the Lee Bulge Buster but forget why. I think one of them will do loaded ammo and not the other. I had occasion to need that when I once and only once bought reloads. My Redding is 40 S&W and the Lee is for either 40 S&W or 45 ACP. It's been so long since I loaded for semi-auto, I forget, but will be doing 45 ACP again soon, mostly for a revolver, which never bulges cases.
  11. Bulge Buster Kit MSRP is 20 bucks plus the FCD in the caliber of choice for $23 MSRP. No $100 premium that I noticed.
  12. I don't find that Lee has indicated the four-tube feeder as compatible. Tubes aren't practical without that collator that fills tubes with a shake. All the pictures I have seen of the case feeder on the press and in the productivity kit are of one tube,
  13. I saw that Johnny Meadows has listed a couple JM Marlin 1894s on Gunbroker.

    1. Rye Miles #13621

      Rye Miles #13621

      I don't deal with gunbroker! Thanks anyway!

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