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« on: May 29, 2016, 07:27:07 pm »


Have no measurement tools here.  Anyone mic their cyl throats?  Thinking 'bout trying .451"+ balls.  Thanks.
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New to CAS, SASS #100144.  Obtained: Marlin 1894CB; New Vaquero's in .45LC; Win 1897 12ga cut to 20".  Looking to pick old brains.  Designed/built my very own dbl. CAS rig.  Putting a Dillon 550B to good use for my .45-70, etc. & now .45LC.  I alloy lead & cast my own except .45LC at this time. 

Sew tent repairs & ammo belts, a hobby Blacksmith, woodworker & Boy Scout Ldr.
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 05:33:28 pm »

I am about to "Make Your Day."  There is NO typical throat dimension for Rugers.  Over the 20 years I hung out a shingle and the 16 or
17 years I was dedicated to CAS guns, I can count on ONE hand the number of Ruger Cylinders that were correct.  So ......

Your first step is pull the cylinder (after you unload it) and clamp the frame in a padded vice.  Slug the bore by applying a ling spritz of
oil to the barrel.  Then with either a brass range rod, or hardwood dowel, drive a soft lead bullet thru the bore.  You may have to start the bullet with a leather mallet or brass hammer.  Then determine your bore diameter with a Mic.

The diameter of the projectile should be at least .005 larger than the bore diameter and the Cylinder throat should be the same .005
larger than the bore.  It works out the way.  If the bore is a nominal 451, the projectile should be .4515 same same the throats.  In
the past, the most common seen was a 451 bore with throats at 449 or 450.  The throat swages the bullet too small for the bore so
it just kind of rattles in way through.  The normal result is so-so accuracy and excess leading.  For a 451 bore, a projectile and throats
can also run to .452.

If the throats are too small for the bore, they can and should be reamed to the correct size and to true em up round.  Ruger does NOT
do that.

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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 07:25:15 pm »

Coffinmaker;

Wow, woulda thought they would change their CNC bits more often to at least attempt some semblance of consistency/quality.  Thanks again for your valuable time...again. 

I'll try using the #8 Fishing Shaped Slip Sinker for slugging.  Heard tell the [longitudinal] hole helps reduce "spring back".  Should be back home in 2 weeks. 

I hope things work out to accommodate the .452" 200gr pills I usually buy [$38/500].  Not really lazy, but casting/lubing 4K pills/year would take too much time for this ol' salt with more leather projects to make, automatic annealing contraption, etc.

Thanks again friend.  I trust others are learning from this exchange.  p.s. Here's a pic of our Posse last month, sponsoring a "Ladies Shooting Day" in our Cowboy Town.


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New to CAS, SASS #100144.  Obtained: Marlin 1894CB; New Vaquero's in .45LC; Win 1897 12ga cut to 20".  Looking to pick old brains.  Designed/built my very own dbl. CAS rig.  Putting a Dillon 550B to good use for my .45-70, etc. & now .45LC.  I alloy lead & cast my own except .45LC at this time. 

Sew tent repairs & ammo belts, a hobby Blacksmith, woodworker & Boy Scout Ldr.
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:41:00 pm »

Those be some ........ ah ......... well ............ odd lookin ladies.  Whoa.   Shocked   Not real sure I'm much enamored of ladies with Beards and
um mustacheos.   Roll Eyes  Actually sorta scary even   Grin

Looks like ya had FUN!!  Name of the game

Coffinmaker 
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