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Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by wabash, Jan 10, 2001.
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another fine mess you've gotten me in to !
Problem solved. Carbon buildup on the front of the cylinder and the forcing cone were binding. I just needed to hit it with a bristle brush and some hoppes.
Ya got's ta quits using dat FFFG powder !
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It's the pistol granulation of BLACK POWDER. Soot & dirt will follow to the end of your days !
You've never shot a muzzle loader ?
1F = very coarse, cannons & big shotguns
2F = coarse, most rifles of .50 cal & over, 12 ga & smaller shotguns
3F = medium, most pistols & under .45 cal rifles
4F = very fine, usually only for priming pan for flintlocks, or 28-32 caliber pistols
3F would be proper for a .38/.357 .44 or .45 cal ctg. revolver
You're shooting Unique, aren't you ?
Well, yeah. I've got a 1/4 full four pounder in the garage and another pound for a rainy day.
But, most of my loading lately has been with AA#7.
One of the main reasons I use VhitaVouri N320 in my 9mm loads is because I HATE cleaning my pistols .
With the Vhit. I clean once every box of bullets. Rem 115 gr JHPT come 2000 in a bulk box !
Another thing, most powders burn cleaner at the higher end of the pressure spectrum, except a few... (NOT 2400, Herco or anything else double base/magnum powders)
If you push the AA#7 a bit, it should burn cleaner.
But I don't know of anything that's real clean with bunnyfart loads
I started reloading because .44 Magnum factory ammo was about 15-18 bucks a box of 50, and I was only making $2.50/hr when I got my first .44 Mag ! It worked out to about 1/3 the cost of factory per 50 rds. and that was loading JHPT Hornady bullets over DuPont IMR4227 powder, so I could factory duplicate (and did!) at will.
It probably wouldn't hurt if I cleaned my guns more frequently.
I had about thirty rounds of .38 Special wadcutters that had bad crimps on them and they wouldn't chamber. Fortunately, somewhere along the line I ended up with an extra set of .38/.357 dies and took the de-priming pin out of the sizing die and ran all the rounds through the die and they chamber nicely now. But, the first round the wadcutter got pushed back down into the cartridge about a 1/4 inch. I'm trying to figure out if I should shoot it (3.2 grains of Win 231, 148 grain wadcutter) or figure out how to dispose of it.
Given that you're shooting a GP-100, if it was me, I'd just shoot them.
That's about a normal load if not just a bit light for that combination, and for a S&W model 52, they MUST be seated flush with the case mouth. 2.8----3.2 gr. of Bullseye is normal, and it's a bit faster than 231 or HP38 (same powder, different package)
I figure I'll shoot that particular round in the Redhawk.
I saw a sign this weekend calling people cov-idiots for continuing to have parties even though covid-19 is on the rise (about 250 new cases per day). The people in one of the rentals on our street had their forth large gathering for the summer.
Do you have to wear a mask at work? I am required to wear one at the range. It doesn't bug me.
State dictate from Gov.Fatazz say masks are required, we don't & we politely request that folks entering the shop remove them. If they want to buy a gun or ammo, they MUST remove them so we can make a positive ID based on the picture on the FOID card.
There are a lot of conflicting reports on the number of new cases, and from what I've researched, NONE of the tests are that accurate. A 60% error rate don't cut it !
Deaths are far, far less than the annual "flu season" numbers. I feel this whole thing is to determine just how "sheepish" people can be made to act !(OK, off soapbox)
At some of the ranges I've used, the respirator that fits under my welding helmet is what I wear !
And this was long before the "virus" !
shooting it out of the RedHawk......BUNNYFART !
I saw the financial guy at my bank while I was wearing a mask. I had to comment that I never thought I'd be able to wear a mask in a bank without having the SWAT team called out. There was a sneeze guard between us, but I think the humor was wasted on him.
bankers have NEVER had a sense of humor, it's nothing gnu !
Meh!! Anyhow, I'm not looking to get a case of pneumonia.
I think the only disease one can get from a banker is a case of "stoneheart".
They seem to have no emotions, nor much of a life !
Yup. Selling certificates of deposit? What could be more soul sucking? Oh, yeah, I know; wearing a suit to work.
Yeah, wearing a suit to weddings/funerals is bad enough, why add MORE agony to the mix ?
You could wear a mask too. Maybe even a white hat.
"Have a Pizza Roll kemosabe ?"