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Roscoe Regulator

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  1. 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.
  2. 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..
  3. That is a 17" resaw bandsaw by Jet.
  4. 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.
  5. You could wear nitrile gloves or at least try that.
  6. I was advised that mine at least needed to have the white blacked out on the rear sight to be legal.
  7. The word policing is getting out of hand. Like tomorrow I am going to do some cowperson action firearm discharging.
  8. But now they have to virtue signal and go on about how special he is.
  9. Wondering how they get supplies without looting during what should be a siege and why that isn't a premise for forcefully breaking up their little street party.
  10. K is his girlfriend's puppet. I wouldn't give him too much credit.
  11. If it is a style with a flat brim, stretching or forcing it onto your head will distort the brim into dipping front and back. Pretty normal look but not what you could get by ordering an actual long oval.
  12. Hornady 45 Colt "Cowboy" has that same larger sizer but also a larger expander than their regular set. That sizer seems unnecessarily big but could be good for .454 bullets. In addition to the regular Hornady set I own both Hornady Cowboy and RCBS Cowboy plus the Redding 45AR crimp, so these are real observations.
  13. My Hornady 45 Colt sizer yields an OD of .470, while my RCBS Cowboy is suprisingly tighter at .467, so I use the Hornady with the RCBS Cowboy expander, larger than Hornady, and don't get finished rounds with the bullet printing through. I also don't get new brass sticking on the expander due to a mismatch in die sizes. Highly endorse the tip for using the Redding Profile Crimp die for 45AR.
  14. If you jam their mobile phone signal, their brains will explode.
  15. PenFed just took over the NRA Visa card accounts. See PenFed.org.
  16. RCBS offers a .428 sizer, allowing you to utilize the selection of .429-.430 bullets in profiles you favor. Another thought is that I have some Lasercast that are packaged and sold as .427 but which measure .428. I can't use them because my gun is sized for .430 and was leading badly.
  17. I got the crimp and fit I wanted after following the advice to get a Redding 45 AR crimp die.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Before you veer off to a 44 Magnum with other applications, appreciate that many CAS shooters have backups for each gun or another set in a different caliber. One of my backup sets is actually 44 Magnum, using cowboy loads in the Marlin rifle and cowboy 44 Special in the pistols, but that is only because I already owned the guns before coming to SASS. I have needed the 44 rifle a few times before getting my 45 Colt JM Marlin Cowboy. I mainly shoot 38 Special and 45 Colt having the rifles for them. I recently stepped up and bought a backup shotgun, another Baikal, since my primary was down for repair three times in two years. It just wasn't quite "cowboy" ready, but I believe is now. If you appreciate the need for backups, don't think of duplicates as redundant. You might want to stay within what is recommended for main match guns, prepared to enable getting your best times. Or as some do, make some compromises in exchange for style points. That is valid too, when not supposing to be competitive with the top shooters. There are different ways to enjoy SASS.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Bulge Buster Kit MSRP is 20 bucks plus the FCD in the caliber of choice for $23 MSRP. No $100 premium that I noticed.
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