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Police Models / Re: 62 police question
« Last post by G Dog on October 16, 2017, 09:25:29 PM »
For town, a .36 is obviously adequate but out in the baddies a .44 would be more to the point.
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Army Models / Re: .454 or .457
« Last post by G Dog on October 16, 2017, 07:23:20 PM »
I almost always load on the gun so I consistently use .454 on Pietta Remington and 1860ís. Iíll occasionally use .457 on Colt with the pinion loading lever but on a Remington .457 is overly tight and a bent loading lever pin would not be any fun at all.

Extra bearing surface is always good but especially on the shorty Pietta Remington 5.5Ē the use of .457ís is not worth the effort.  Anyway, .457 is for Rugerís.
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Electric Miner on October 16, 2017, 01:11:14 PM »
Mesquite. And this is Arizona.

We do need to pick up another cord, or maybe two. The next batch will be cedar, if we get it from the same source.
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Army Models / Re: .454 or .457
« Last post by ssb73q on October 16, 2017, 08:28:34 AM »
Hi Whip, while I use both the 0.454 and .457" balls in my .44s, as soon as I run out of 0.454" balls I will only cast and use 0.457" in my .44s. Something not mentioned is that it takes more force to load the larger ball and can be pretty tough if there is the slightest amount of lead hardening that is common is scrap lead. That's not really an issue for me since I almost always load cylinders off the gun with a stout loading too, either the Tower of Power or arbor press.

My Uberti 1860 cylinder chambers are very slightly tapered where the 0.457" ball is best used, that's not the case with the Pietta's.

Regards,
Richard
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Army Models / Re: .454 or .457
« Last post by 99whip on October 16, 2017, 07:31:03 AM »
Thanks for the responses, I was also thinking that a .457 might offer a little more surface to engage the rifling.  I slugged the bore with a .454 and couldn't see any light peeking through, but, when you load it into a chamber that's undersized it wouldn't jump through the forcing cone as a .454.  Thinking the .457 might provide a little more surface area if it was swagged down into the chamber upon loading.  Also, like Mike says, way simpler to use one size.
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Smokeless Repeaters / Re: Mauser 71/84 Repeater
« Last post by Bishop Creek on October 15, 2017, 08:01:50 PM »
Really nice rifle with a beautiful stock!
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Smokeless Repeaters / Re: Mauser 71/84 Repeater
« Last post by mazo kid on October 15, 2017, 07:50:19 PM »
That is one....NICE.....rifle! I have one but it was shortened. A friend of mine has one he bought for $5.00 .....65 years ago, that is quite nice. Have you shot yours yet? I have the Lee reloading dies and 2 different bullet molds and have made brass. My friend bought a box of Bertram brass for his rifle. They are a blast (pun intended) to shoot. Here is a thread I posted on our sister forum.
http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,7877.msg123374.html#msg123374
I have also made some brass from 300 Win. Mag brass, but that is very labor intensive!
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by mazo kid on October 15, 2017, 07:21:33 PM »
What kind of wood? Who split it? Looks good, but wouldn't last more than a couple of weeks here.
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Electric Miner on October 15, 2017, 02:26:26 PM »
Heat for this winter!



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Army Models / Re: .454 or .457
« Last post by BOOMSTICK BRUCE on October 13, 2017, 04:30:13 PM »
I used 457 for everything. I don't know if this is true or not but I feel there is more grip surface for the rifling and it makes them more accurate...
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