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Tall Tales / Re: June bugs, Cawfee,Tea and food on the grill.
« Last post by Major 2 on June 03, 2023, 06:32:38 AM »
Coffee's on   :)
Mostly cloudy with a high of 84 °F and a 56% chance of precipitation.
  What was to be a RAIN event now named TS Arlene has move south headed toward western Cuba.
I thought sure (eh! so did the guessers) we'd see squally conditions all weekend.
We'll see rain but that's not unusual.

How much longer than standard do you seat the hollow base bullets?

Also, do you have a photo of one of the 150 gr HB bullets?
After quite a bit more research, I found that 4.0 grains of Unique is a duplicate for the original 1892 Army load (150 grain hollow base bullet over similar smokeless powder). 

In my earlier test, 3.3 of Unique worked well with the 148 grain hollow base wad cutter, loaded out 1/4 past case mouth. (That is the load for flush seated 148 HBs) It was still on the light side (though not as the Trail Boss, which - though accurate, were absolutely mouse f@rt loads).

The Bear Creek hollow base bullets are loaded longer, increasing case capacity with bullet in it.  Based on my experience, 4.0 grains would seem to be about right, and give more boom for expansion/obduration into the bore.

Right, is myy .38 Long Colt load, 150 grain Round Nose, Hollow Base bullet from Bear Creek over 4.0 grains Unique.  On the left is a pre-war .38 Long Colt Army load from Remington-UMC.
Tall Tales / Re: June bugs, Cawfee,Tea and food on the grill.
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on June 02, 2023, 08:20:29 PM »
Was sunny,humid and got to 94 degrees today, The city just south of me broke a record at 95 degrees,Tomorrow high of 71 and mostly sunny with 52% chance of precip and 2-17 mph winds. North of me they reported 3 inch hail,Glad that missed us.Y'all have a nice weekend!
The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: I think all you guys must have croaked
« Last post by Montana Slim on June 02, 2023, 06:41:41 PM »
Not yet!!! But I was prepared to update my profile avatar to a skeleton filled with arrows & tag line "why don't he rite?" 😅
The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: .32-20 brass
« Last post by ira scott on June 02, 2023, 04:24:28 PM »
 "That's gonna be hard to find at any kind of reasonable price"   Unfortunately, Cowboy brass seems to be made of either gold or unobtanium at the present time.  Just like L.R. and L.P. primers.

B.N. Scotty
The Barracks / Re: April Precision Pistol Match
« Last post by cpt dan blodgett on June 02, 2023, 02:48:34 PM »
who would have thought?  Happily the base temp was not say -5 F
The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: New Winchester 1873 S/R Carbine
« Last post by Tronicst1 on June 02, 2023, 12:00:06 PM »
Both of those are really nice Winchesters, I got mine in .357 Magnum to go with my Vaquero.

Gunsmithing / Changing Springs In 1851 Navy Conversion
« Last post by Rube Burrows on June 02, 2023, 11:10:29 AM »
Gunsmithing / Re: Krag parts....Sources?
« Last post by Ironbadger on June 02, 2023, 10:03:44 AM »
I now have most of my parts.
Thanks all.

I even managed to locate 100 rounds of primed Hornady Krag brass.

Got a 100 round box of Remington 220 grain, round nose soft point bullets at a gun show here, and a half pound of powder suitable for them.

Just need a trigger guard and screws, a suitable barrel and a bolt.
Well... Upper and lower bands as well- but theres tons of those on ebay.

I have sources for all of what I need, so I should be good as I manage to free up a bit more cash to buy them.

Thanks everyone who offered sources and opinions.


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