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Roscoe Regulator

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  • Birthday 08/25/1944

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    Musician, dog lover, reloader, gun collector, target shooter, admirer of pretty women

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  1. Mentioned so far: Bushing# - weight 24 - ? 25 - 13.9 26- 14.5-14.7 27 - "~15" 28 - ? All were with pretty much the same other elements. There must be a better way to measure effectiveness and what to recommend other than " works for me". Not sure I want to risk my chronograph testing a shotgun. I have never used it. Anyway, I have an unopened jar of Clays and figure I will use it up with the median advice to use MEC # 26 at a bit under 15 gr., but #25 at 13.9 might be just the ticket and worth testing. The wallop we get when firing the gun seems to be the only subjective metric used here other than yes, it knocks down targets and gets clay bird bonuses. When I look at load data for 7/8 oz of shot, say using Win AA hulls, I look for velocity hovering around 1200. I have never seen published data that goes below that, closer to specs for Win AA new shells.
  2. Brass will gall on the cowboy expander, because the sizer is not larger than standard. The set only differs in the expander. I found the set worthless, put it back in the case, and ordered RCBS Cowboy, the real deal.
  3. This is my experience too. I tried the Lee collet die and set it aside, because my 44-40 takes .430 bullets, not .428, leaving the RCBS Cowboy doing the better job in my case. My gun is a Uberti 1875 Remington Outlaw with throats that demand .430 bullets. Most accurate gun for me. I use Lyman's load for 700-x.
  4. To help avoid bridging I use the largest aperture available for the grains needed. I also remove the baffle in my powder measure, because it proved counterproductive with TB.
  5. You went off in your own direction here, but I would note that I have seen Trailboss, which I use extensively, priced significantly below the same generic jar size of other powders. Considering any number of pennies difference per round, I am not going to worry about it, when shooting at most two matches per month.
  6. You should not have any trouble finding what you need online with Alliant's load data. If you are using .357 brass, you can load with 38+p data or warm 38 Special. .357 data may run too fast for our rules. Using a 158 bullet should contain the velocity below the allowed limit of 1000 fps. Using 38 brass should be pretty straightforward but you will need to find a COL that will run in your rifle. Your pistols won't normally care, but if you load many hundreds of rounds ahead and suddenly acquire a 38/357 rifle, you could have a problem with COL or bullet profile and need to load differently..
  7. If I am not competitive in my category (ES), the least I can do is try to shoot clean. My number one goal is always to hit the target and worry about the next one later. My times have been improving, but I got ahead of myself last match and slam fired a couple Lightning rifle rounds and jacked one out for the first time in two years of CAS. I think I got outside of my limitations.
  8. A preference for using Trailboss is an alternative to having a station available for a powder check.
  9. I shelved my Hornady die and now use the Mr Bullet Feeder die very satisfactorily. I did get another Bully adapter to match the die. I use the four tube Bully Adapter rig using a Lee tube set.
  10. Both my 140 gr and 158 gr TCFP .357 rifle ammo seated to the crimp groove is .075 longer COL than a sample I have of the popular way of loading 105 TCFP in 38 Special brass well before the crimp groove.
  11. I can't see a charge of Titegroup in a case that tall. I use Trailboss but with a 158 gr bullet to limit velocity. I used it on a spinner bonus target last week and flipped it with authority, but am not afraid of the word magnum. The trick with my gun, a Lightning, is use of TCFP bullets without a pronounced leading band. Penn Bullets is the best, but MO 140 Zinger works pretty well to, but I can feel a little hitch in the action without the Penns.
  12. I would avoid Cimarron, because their warranty is far too strict, maybe working for them but not their customers. If the gun has been disassembled for any reason, you're out of luck, even if just verifying the problem. There could be reasons for it, but still a gun to avoid.
  13. If not crimping in the crimp groove, any velocity data would need to be rechecked with a chronograph. Probably need that anyway, since barrel lengths may not match, yours versus the data. I use TB in both 38 Special pistol and 357 Magnum rifle. I had inconsistent load weights and some pooft! light loads,until I removed the baffle from my powder measure. Seemed to have been bridging, barring having some sort of vibrator mechanism.
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