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  1. 15 hours ago, Abe E.S. Corpus SASS #87667 said:

    The New Model Flattop is also available in .45 caliber.  I think all the ones I have seen are convertibles.  I agree, though, no “Ruger only” level .45 Colt loads in the Flattop.

    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. 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.

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  4. 47 minutes ago, Roanoke Rifleman, SASS #30256 said:

    Are the Marlin 1894 c b rifles being produced ready to go out of the box

    or do they need action work.

    I was advised that mine at least needed to have the white blacked out on the rear sight to be legal.


  5. 1 hour ago, Warden Callaway said:

     

    That's the way I understand it as well.  But the above video shows it set up with the Lee 4 tube feeder.

     

    https://www.grafs.com/catalog/product/productId/7701

     

    If a person bought a manual press and a 4 tube feeder,  would there be anything else needed to set it up like above?

     

    They also have the APP single tube feeder kit in stock.  But it'll cost more buying the press and kit separately than to buy the deluxe.

     

    https://www.grafs.com/catalog/product/productId/7921

     

     

     

    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.


  6. 2 hours ago, Warden Callaway said:

     

     

    Yet another APP press video.   This one he used the press to load 45Colt.  He primed and charged off the press.  I think at the end, he ran them back through a Lee FCD. 

    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.


  7. 1 hour ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    I realize that. My post was a response to the one about the Redding die. 

    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.


  8. 3 hours ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    The Redding die looked interesting as I could use it on my Hornady LNL which is has more leverage than the bottom of the line Lee press I use for bulge busting. It's spendy! $100 for the die in the video, plus $8 for the plastic bottle and $13 for the bottle adapter. Thinking I'll pass on that route.

     

    Lee's bulge buster die is $16 and it comes with its own collection container. Works just fine.

    Bulge Buster Kit MSRP is 20 bucks plus the FCD in the caliber of choice for $23 MSRP. No $100 premium that I noticed.


  9. 7 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

    How the The Lee case collator works and a couple of improvements. 

     

     

     

     

    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,

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