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Figured I better check my stock of pocket pistol ammo for the upcoming spring shooting season. 

Loading 32SW, I have a high dollar 32SW case gauge. If they fits, they ships!

 

now if I could only find my 38SW shell holder! My bench looks like a tornado disaster area! 

 

 

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My .32 S&W powder measure. :lol:

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Hmm, ifn' that's a brass tube, it looks suspiciously like something from a "smoke" shop back in the '60s & '70s. :D

 

Seriously, I'm a big fan of elegantly simple devices. Well done.

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2 hours ago, Hoss said:

Figured I better check my stock of pocket pistol ammo for the upcoming spring shooting season. 

Loading 32SW, I have a high dollar 32SW case gauge. If they fits, they ships!

 

now if I could only find my 38SW shell holder! My bench looks like a tornado disaster area! 

 

 

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Hey Hoss, my pocket pistols are 38sw. All I have used is factory ammo. That gets expensive! Do you use 38 special dies to reload or 38s&w? I apologize now if thats a dumb question.

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10 minutes ago, Tennessee williams said:

Hey Hoss, my pocket pistols are 38sw. All I have used is factory ammo. That gets expensive! Do you use 38 special dies to reload or 38s&w? I apologize now if thats a dumb question.

I use the 38 SW lee dies, tried 38 short colt with no luck.

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2 hours ago, Tennessee williams said:

Hey Hoss, my pocket pistols are 38sw. All I have used is factory ammo. That gets expensive! Do you use 38 special dies to reload or 38s&w? I apologize now if thats a dumb question.

38SW Lee Dies. I use APP powder, bullet set to just touch powder. I do cheat a little and use 105 grain 38Sp Bullets. .357 vs .361. They may rattle a bit going down the barrel, but at PP distances accuracy isn’t really an issue.  

 

I woukd really avoid using smokeless powder in these old pustols. Most pre-1900 really aren’t made for it. 

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I also use the .38 S&W Lee dies.   .38 Short Colt, which I also reload, is a totally different animal.    I have several loads for the little cartridge, some with a 158 grain .360" bullet that I got from betterbullets.com, and some with a 150 grain .358" hollow base bullet I got from Buffalo Arms.   Both bullets give me good accuracy, and the smokeless loads only go into newer guns that I know are made to handle them.

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Why are the primers in the rnds inserted in the cyl mangled?

I load .32 S&W on my D/550.

OP-What press?

OLG

 

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1 hour ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Why are the primers in the rnds inserted in the cyl mangled?

I load .32 S&W on my D/550.

OP-What press?

OLG

 

I noticed that too. Using a Lee classic press. I finally had one get stuck in the primer cup and would not come out. I wet it down with oil and then pried it out with pliers. The cup was filled with crud. I cleaned it out and much mo betta now. I guess it just got something in it from sitting on my bench. I probably have not loaded small pistol with that press for several months. I guess I need to keep a closer eye on it. 

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4 hours ago, Hoss said:

I noticed that too. Using a Lee classic press. I finally had one get stuck in the primer cup and would not come out. I wet it down with oil and then pried it out with pliers. The cup was filled with crud. I cleaned it out and much mo betta now. I guess it just got something in it from sitting on my bench. I probably have not loaded small pistol with that press for several months. I guess I need to keep a closer eye on it. 

Store it in a zip-loc bag. ;)

OLG

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