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Wads, Lubes, Patches, Cleaning Supplies, etc / Re: Lazy version of lube pills
« Last post by G Dog on March 23, 2017, 08:16:05 PM »
Hi Gary     Crisco in the late 60 and early 70s, man that takes me back to the day.  Were not the only ones who started out making a mess.  Some members here, when at a range, use a great big cake decorating syringe to dispense lube.


Jax  --  I understand that jojoba oil is chemically the closest thing to sperm whale oil which I think (tentatively and qualified) is what the old timers often used to lube the action parts and arbor. 
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I always like looking at chronograph data.

Regards,
Richard

Me too.  That's good data.  Can't get too much crono data.  Thanks, Gary.

Having no regular pan to prime, I don't use 4f.  I mostly use Pyro P or Swiss fffg (when it's available).   Experimentation is good, great even, but be careful. 
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Gary, I would be concerned about pressure spikes using more than 30 grains of 4F. Seems to me my old Lyman Black Powder Handbook had something to say about that. I'll have to see if I can find it and refresh my memory...
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Metallic Cartridge Reloading / Re: Reloading Revisited
« Last post by Captainkirk on March 23, 2017, 07:31:00 PM »
Kirk, I've purchased a couple used Dillons off auction sites for about 1/2 to 2/3 the price of new.  A 550 (what I load .380 on) can be had for a much more reasonable cost that way.  It's warranteed for life; even if you get a worn out one they'll fix it.

I got my 550B at auction about 12 years ago for a very good price; it also came with a bunch of stuff. I've picked up other stuff over the years, made a bunch of my own tool head stands from wood. Once you get it set up, it runs nicely. However, I am not in it for speed, and am careful to make sure the cases are loaded with the correct amount of powder. I have loaded mostly 38/357 and 380 rounds with it, I need to get busy and load a bunch of 9mm, 45 ACP and 45 LC!

Good points. I hadn't thought of it from that aspect. Lifetime guarantee is just that!
On one hand, I like the idea of loading fast, but on the other hand I am very meticulous and anal about ensuring primers are seated, (and properly!) and all cases are powder charged visibly equal, so maybe progressive is not my bag?
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Metallic Cartridge Reloading / Re: Reloading Revisited
« Last post by mazo kid on March 23, 2017, 03:31:17 PM »
I got my 550B at auction about 12 years ago for a very good price; it also came with a bunch of stuff. I've picked up other stuff over the years, made a bunch of my own tool head stands from wood. Once you get it set up, it runs nicely. However, I am not in it for speed, and am careful to make sure the cases are loaded with the correct amount of powder. I have loaded mostly 38/357 and 380 rounds with it, I need to get busy and load a bunch of 9mm, 45 ACP and 45 LC!
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General Discussion / Re: Cabelas
« Last post by mazo kid on March 23, 2017, 03:19:33 PM »
....At some point the sales of BP revolvers becomes saturated where it will be difficult to sell many more. Cabelas used sales to trim inventory that compounded the saturation issue.
Many local gun stores don't carry BP revolvers because they couldn't compete with Cabelas. That favored us consumers where we could get an 1851, 1858, or 1860 from Cabelas when on sale for ~$170-200. IMO those days are probably over. Regards, Richard
I would think that we, as traditional black powder shooters, make up a small specialty market. Look at what the majority of the floor space in the stores is filled with....clothing, accessories, rifle scopes, modern shooting supplies and guns. I have always received the Cabela's catalog, but recently there are TV commercials airing; they are the first I have seen around here.
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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: Crossdraw holster for Walker?
« Last post by mike116 on March 23, 2017, 02:06:25 PM »
Yep, that picture of Rip Ford comes up whenever "Texas Ranger" or "Walker holster" is Googled.  One of my favorite photos of a frontiersman.
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Wads, Lubes, Patches, Cleaning Supplies, etc / Re: Lazy version of lube pills
« Last post by GaryC on March 23, 2017, 01:58:01 PM »
I make smaller batches more often.  I wonder if someone has tried making softer version like a sort of past that you could push out of a squeeze bottle or a syringe.  Less waste.  I'm cheap as well as lazy ;)
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Next trip to the range I will give it a try and post it.  Not sure when that will be though.  Busy time at work.
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Metallic Cartridge Reloading / Re: Reloading Revisited
« Last post by Dave Shooter on March 23, 2017, 01:27:42 PM »
Kirk, I've purchased a couple used Dillons off auction sites for about 1/2 to 2/3 the price of new.  A 550 (what I load .380 on) can be had for a much more reasonable cost that way.  It's warranteed for life; even if you get a worn out one they'll fix it.
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