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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: All Four
« Last post by DrummerBoy on Today at 12:04:58 AM »
Mr Williams,Thanks so much for your concern. Im sure your remarks are well intended…However, the extrapolations derived with the aid of my tin thingamajig did show me that I’m roughly in line with Venturino’s spread of .406 to .410 published for several Winchesters in 40 caliber…as well as Mr Pearce’s article exploring Italian 40 caliber reproductions…there’s a ghost of a chance I’ll look for a bullet larger than .406 now..probably no bigger than .408…
BTW my 50 cal slug and my Steinel ammo are both just a RCH shy of 17/32..Bigger than .515 smaller than .531..now in this case, Venturino got .508 off an original and Miller got .514 off a new repro? But my Steinels make round holes at 50 yards…I mashed all my oversized lead balls down the spout with a wood stick..so my conclusion is that one gathers information from various sources, couples that with empirical data to establish the working zone and then relies on the physical characteristics of 20:1 lead to make up the difference…I’m not sure that Ideal ever made a digital loading tong…
Many Thanks Again,
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Thanks. I need some and I didn't even know it!
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The Leather Shop / Re: Skidmore's A Step Further
« Last post by Ten Wolves Fiveshooter on Yesterday at 09:38:11 PM »
You’re all showing some fine work, just shows to, that you can’t go wrong with Skidmores Leather Cream, I’ve been using it since 2006, when it was suggested by Cowboy WC
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: First Time 73 Owner
« Last post by BrickwallJackson on Yesterday at 09:07:08 PM »
:) ALL  ;)

I would like to share, at my age, I can't SEE a deer at 200 yards let alone shoot at one.  Scope or no scope.  If you can see the critter, as David Battersby commented, a 44-40 will serve just fine, thank you.


People ARE Hazardous to Yer Health

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!!!!

Well played sir, well played indeed.  ;D
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The Winchester Model 1873 / Re: First Time 73 Owner
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Yesterday at 07:03:04 PM »

 :) ALL  ;)

I would like to share, at my age, I can't SEE a deer at 200 yards let alone shoot at one.  Scope or no scope.  If you can see the critter, as David Battersby commented, a 44-40 will serve just fine, thank you.


People ARE Hazardous to Yer Health
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Max overall length for .44-40?
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Yesterday at 06:54:51 PM »

 :) Oh Lonesome One ;)

Normaly, I'da jumped all over this one, but the guys ahead of me just plain nailed it.  After the dissertation(s), there is a really short answer.  The Carrier Block of yer rifle will determine YOUR correct overall length.  If your rounds will drop into and fall out of your carrier, your gold. 


People ARE Hazardous to Yer Health
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Max overall length for .44-40?
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 06:49:00 PM »
BTW, regarding Bunk's advice about emptying rounds out of the magazine tube.  It certainly is advisable to make sure you can get the mag tube cap off for whenever you might need to and to be able to clean the mag tube, but most times you can back cartridges out of the loading gate on these guns.
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In fact, a lot of these guns are indeed cut with  .44Special chambers. Same for  the 1860's and Open Tops marked .44Colt.
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The Darksider's Den / Re: Who is our Cas City resident Cap & Ball guru?
« Last post by RRio on Yesterday at 06:16:44 PM »
:) Well PLUS ONE for 45 Dragoon  ;)

And I completely forgot to nominate him in our list for Gurudom.  Sorry Mike!!  Meant no insult.  Just a pea poor memory.
[RRio:  Must admit I have never heard it referred to as "Cap Fall."
 What many of us call a "Cap Rake" (the post pictured by 45 Dragoon) is also considered a necessity to keep fired caps out of the lock works.

It isn't a case of "are CCI caps any good."  THE most important thing, is to use caps that FIT your nipples Properly.


People ARE hazardous to Yer Health!!

Told ya I was new to C&Bs.  :D ;D
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Max overall length for .44-40?
« Last post by LonesomePigeon on Yesterday at 06:05:04 PM »
Thanks so much for the advice. I think I will make a few dummy rounds so I don't try this with live ammo. I will report my findings. Worst case scenario I can shoot the rounds I already have in my revolver and go back to the Mav Dutchman for my rifle.
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