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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Herters 45 Colt?
« Last post by Crow Choker on Today at 09:31:48 AM »
The majority (not all) of my Herters boxes list the manufacturer at Fiochi.   I have not bought Fiochi before, but I think some is made in southern Missouri.   

I've shot 9mm Fiochi before and had no problem. Fiochi ammo from what I read on American Rifleman, various other gun mags, and have read from various firearm forums is good quality ammo. I reload 95% of what I shoot and have had a few brands of brass over the years be a problem. Most if not all was of European origin, mostly had problems of it being Berdan primed and/or crimped primers. Have the means necessary to take care of those roadblocks.

 European outfits such as Prvi Partizan and Sellier Bellot ammo is good quality-have used it over the years when I did buy ammo. Both have good reputations. Some of those outfits in old Soviet Union countries or Arabic produce ammo that is not well controlled by safety standards that I've read over the years as not real quality ammo. I bought some 7.62x54 ammo at a gun show once (some old commie controlled) that every round had a cracked case and was hard to extract from a Russian Mosin Nagant rifle. They were kickers too. Only shot around 6-7 of the 20 I bought. Destroyed the rest, only paid around $10 for the box of those flamethrowers. Bought at a gun show, no idea where the seller was from.  Buyer beware on that crap!!!! :o ;D
CAS Matches & Events / Thunder in the Valley 3 day NE Ohio
« Last post by Rye Miles on Today at 09:21:12 AM »
After a 5 years the Firelands Peacemakers will have their annual 3 day event the 3 rd week of June 2023.

check it out at

Hope to see ya'll there!! 8)

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The Winchester Model 1886 / Re: 280 grain bullets in a .40-65 '86?
« Last post by Ranch 13 on Today at 09:17:51 AM »
 Yes you can safely load those bullets , but check the groove diameter of the barrel, and then as already mentioned the twist of the barrel may not stabilize the longer bullet.

The Winchester Model 1886 / Re: 280 grain bullets in a .40-65 '86?
« Last post by nasarna970 on Today at 08:45:14 AM »
To be on the safe side, I suggest you go to the manager of some gun store.
The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Herters 45 Colt?
« Last post by Ranch 13 on Today at 08:29:11 AM »
 As scarce as new 06 brass has become, I don't know if scrapping those would be a great idea or not. But chances pretty good being that old they were corrosive primed and if not cleaned....
 Would still boil them in vinegar and spot weld the decaying stem from a Lee size die and give it a try.
The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Herters 45 Colt?
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 07:56:25 AM »
just for kicks and grins you might want to shine a light down into the case to see if those are Berdan primed.

Not Berdan primed but they are sealed in with some kind of red sealant...and of course crimped.

I used to have pinch & arbor bench deprimer, but its long lost in a former move.
  These 75 or so spent milsurp 50-year-old 30'06 brass, really aren't worth the trouble to buy another,
clean and remove the crimp  ::)
I prolly drop them in the scrap barrel for Boy Scouts fund drive.
The Barracks / Re: paging Rattlesnake Jack Robson
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 07:46:35 AM »
I discovered we do have a Mk 4  :)
Tall Tales / Re: Happy New Year Coffee
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 06:46:50 AM »
Completed a little "smithing" for the LGS yesterday on a Remington 7400.
The gun had been stored, 14 years in a closet.
It needed a detail cleaning, and the stock finish at the butt plate was munged up from oil draining down.
Finish that and the guy wanted to buy and have a scope mounted. I did so and bore sighted it.

I get little projects like that from time to time, adds "alms" to my Gun a holic fund.

45 this morning, Haircut for a photo, because I have to renew my CCW permit, and they require a current mug shot.
Tall Tales / Re: Happy New Year Coffee
« Last post by pony express on Today at 06:32:58 AM »
I learned to drive a stick from the beginning, in my Dad's '65 Ford Falcon. Seven miles of gravel road out to my Grandparents' farm. That thing had a really touchy clutch, pedal only moved about 1/2 inch from fully disengaged to fully engaged. Was easy to kill that little 200 cubic inch six it had. Good training vehicle!
Zoot Shooters / Re: Mud puppy came home with me
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 05:53:17 AM »
Here's that Mod 19 I mentioned, but it doesn't really flick my Bic
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