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GAF After Action Reports / Re: Dept. of Missouri Muster 2022
« Last post by Whiskey Double on May 20, 2022, 03:40:58 PM »
I would like to thank everyone for driving the distance to be there !!! And yes we had a lot of ORIGINAL GUNS.

WHISKEY DOUBLE

PS I couldn't resist :-)>
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on May 20, 2022, 03:19:41 PM »
Hmmm

lots of esoteric air traffic lately.

C5A's Hercy Birds, all coming and going much more than usual...

I was on a 767.

At the moment I am at a WiFi -having Subway restaurant in Africa. It’s rather toasty here.

—TK
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Burn Rates of Smokeless powders
« Last post by Professor Marvel on May 20, 2022, 02:21:38 PM »
Trailrider and Abilene hit the nail on the head. They have both gotten the point of this exercise.

The intent is NOT to hot rod anything , but in fact the very opposite, to safely
create safe, lighter low pressure loads in giant old fashioned cases.
BUT not mouse fart loads, either.

The burn rate and pressure curve data is most useful in that  effort.
AND for clarification, I am not talking about going below published minimums.

The most useful thing in this effort in my opinion, has been the availability of smaller cases such as the
.45 Schoffield and .45 Cowboy. I find that lighter loads are safer and more consistant in smaller cases.

I also feel there is not enough real data for consistancy - ie:
weather conditions, powder position, case length and volume, crimp...

Ah my good netizens, what about CRIMP? How does one actually measure crimp?
what exactly constitutes "light crimp, firm crimp, etc?
 
Aaaaand as Coffin said... I am bored.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Burn Rates of Smokeless powders
« Last post by Abilene on May 20, 2022, 12:07:30 PM »
All of my reloading is for CAS, and for that we need fast powders.  Since various powders are harder to find now, the burn rate chart is good to give an idea of what the faster powders are so as to keep an eye out for them when a preferred powder is not available.  Then use the load manuals for actual recipes.
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GAF After Action Reports / Re: Dept. of Missouri Muster 2022
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on May 20, 2022, 12:01:24 PM »
A lot of fun, and some great campfire sessions.  You all missed a good one.  ;D
Yes.

Slim
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Burn Rates of Smokeless powders
« Last post by Trailrider on May 20, 2022, 11:13:16 AM »
BY ALL MEANS, USE THE RECOMMENDED LISTINGS IN THE LOADING HANDBOOKS! Over the sixty-plus years since I started handloading, I have found that if one seems to get close to or right on the maximum or minimum loads listed, it may be prudent to look at a different powder. Minimum loads in particular can present problems. It takes 5,000 - 7,000 psi (NOT CUP) to get smokeless powder burning stably. The listings in the manuals are determined under certain conditions which may not obtain in your particular gun, with a softer or harder cast bullet, or with too light a crimp. For example, if you want a reduced load in your .45LC, with bullets much lighter than 250 grains, rather than using Unique, you may be better served in going to W231/HP38 (same powder, different brand). If you have 2400, I definitely would not go with reduced loads, but with a faster powder, such as Unique.  In large magnum rifle cartridges, reduced loads of slow-burning powders can lead to real trouble! For example, DO NOT reduce loads for H4831 and others when trying to make a .338 Magnum feel like a light .30-06! Look at a faster powder such as IMR4350. These are generalizations, but as I shouted at the beginning, USE THE BLOODY MANUALS!
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1860 Henry / Re: the Russian
« Last post by Dave T on May 20, 2022, 10:13:35 AM »
If one of the reproduction makers would build and chamber one of those I'd have to buy one. (smile)

Dave

PS: Same for a repro Henry chambered for the Russian.
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Tall Tales / Re: May flowers bring coffee, tea and grub
« Last post by Major 2 on May 20, 2022, 09:43:48 AM »
Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day, we HONOR the active services.
We are grilling, Burgers, Hotdogs, all manor of chips, soft drinks and free admittance to all comers.


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The Leather Shop / Re: RC Gallup, Sort Of
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on May 20, 2022, 08:13:54 AM »
Thank you, Coffinmaker, Rube. I'm pretty pleased with it.
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The Leather Shop / Re: RC Gallup, Sort Of
« Last post by Rube Burrows on May 20, 2022, 07:52:15 AM »
Love everything about it. The design, the belt loop, the color. Timeless.
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