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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: 4227 in .38 special
« Last post by Crow Choker on Yesterday at 08:22:57 AM »
***What Abilene said in his two posts*****  I've been reloading handgun and rifle loads since 1976 and have been using 4227 since that time, BUT only in .357 and 44 Mag loadings. Have used it some in high end 44 Special loads also. Once loaded up some 38 Special with 125 grain Speer HP's, but decided before even firing them in my J-Frame Smith Model 60 they were to much in the +P category which isn't recommended for many or any +P----loosen the thing up to much. Fired them in my 357's. I have used 4227 for cast bullet reduced loadings in my collection of military model bolt action rifles with success, but it is a recommended powder for doing so.

IMO and all the readings I've done, 4227 wouldn't be a good powder for CAS powered 38 Spec or any other caliber. You'd be over the legal power ratings for competition ifin you do load your 38's with 4227 to reach its accuracy potential and with reduced loadings not realize its potential. Plenty of faster pistol/shotgun powders out there if ya can get them that would reduce the "wailing and gnashing of teeth" you'd get using 4227 for Cowboy Action loadings or just stick with Trail Boss.
The Longbranch / Independence!
« Last post by Virgil Lantey on Yesterday at 08:11:55 AM »
Happy 4th of July!
Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea on a very Independent July
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Yesterday at 07:59:01 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

I'm praying for Jonathan's healing.

'Tis 63 and cloudy. "Humid. Cloudy. Isolated showers in the morning  then showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent."

The Darksider's Den / Re: Lead Composition
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on Yesterday at 07:55:49 AM »
Thank you both for the info, a friend who retired from a cable service gave me about 60 #. It was a sheet about 3'x2'x3/8" it is really soft except where it was soldiered together.  It should make pretty good 50-70 bullets.

Upcoming Musters / Re: 2022 GAF Grand Muster
« Last post by Good Troy on Yesterday at 07:33:22 AM »
Cathy is too humble.  She deserved the bouquet!  The food meals were terrific, and I think it was from the care and kindness she added to the recipes.  THANK YOU CATHY!!
Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea on a very Independent July
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 06:24:55 AM »
We've reach and past the mid-point of 2022, just 176 shopping days to Xmas.
Ads for Pumpkin Spice everything may appear shortly ::)

Currently 76° heading to 91° Scattered thunderstorms at 25% chance of precipitation.

Surrounding locals did fireworks, the standard rattle of firecrackers, A few redneck 9MM's
Some guy about a 1/2 mile to the SE of my place, must have access to professional displays.
He puts on quite a nice aerial show both on the 4th & New Years.
And then, I can only assume there is a replica cannon down by the lake East of me, as this wag is the big, he-bull of "BOOM"

Happy Fourth, let freedom continue to ring!

Tall Tales / Re: Coffee and Tea on a very Independent July
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on Yesterday at 04:48:53 AM »
Afternoon all.

Happy Independence Day to you all. Enjoy some fireworks and freedom for me.

My Independence Day did not involve much. I did some group PT for “morale,” and then did normal work.

The Darksider's Den / Re: Lead Composition
« Last post by greyhawk on Yesterday at 12:16:07 AM »
I was always told cable sheathing is close to pure ---makes sense --no need for hardness and the alloy metals (antimony but particularly tin) we use are more costly than lead - industrial applications always take cheapest option if it will work.
Gunsmithing / Re: Silver grip frame
« Last post by mtmarfield on July 03, 2022, 11:43:21 PM »
      Greetings, KS!

   From whom did You order this?

The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: 4227 in .38 special
« Last post by 44 centerfire on July 03, 2022, 11:23:59 PM »
Experimented a lot 50 years ago with this powder. shines in carbine length barrel for a hot load using magnum primers for a complete burn....and rarely  in a 7 1/2 inch six-gun with mag primers.

To me 2400 is more practical which is little faster burn and not needing mag primers. I settled on 2400 for 7 1/2 barrel .44 mag and .357. Anything shorter than 71/2 barrel would warrant Unique or Bullseye.

Have used 800X and used 20-28 in my 44-40s and .38 non magnum stuff when I couldn't find Unique a few years ago.

So a lot of newer powders can be used that have a better complete burn than 4227. bla-bla-bla lol. That's my story and I'm sticking too it ;D
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