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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by McCrower on October 14, 2021, 12:22:34 PM »
I am trying a new bullet for my Ruger SR1911 Wild Bunch pistol. The Lee 230gr RN with microgrooves. But I have som problems when there is one round left in the magazine. The empty case from the round before gets stuck on the way out, and the pistol jams up.  It has happened several times with different brands of magazines. What are your loads and OAL's when using this bullet in 45 ACP?

McCrower
Norway
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The Longbranch / Re: Colt unfired, should I???
« Last post by River City John on October 14, 2021, 11:06:31 AM »
Reminds me of the exchange in "Dances With Wolves" when Dunbar gave Kicking Bird a pipe he made.

"How does it smoke?"
"I don't know, I never tried it."


Enjoy it, it's just a Colt, after all.
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The Longbranch / Re: Colt unfired, should I???
« Last post by Major 2 on October 14, 2021, 06:55:56 AM »
Update # 2

I stated earlier I was not a curator, 
well that has changed, I recently took a position of curator at a Museum of Military History.
It does not change my outlook on my collection of Firearms, I'll continue to shoot...

Good on you Rye, enjoy your shooter  :)
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The Longbranch / Re: Colt unfired, should I???
« Last post by Rye Miles on October 14, 2021, 06:45:12 AM »
UPDATE: Colt is all slicked up and shoots great! Wolff springs and some minor smoothing out of some parts. Gunsmith did a great job, It's now my favorite Colt! 8)
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The Longbranch / Re: SCAMS
« Last post by Abilene on October 13, 2021, 07:20:02 PM »
...2. If you're going to talk to them, make up your own language.

I like that.  ;D
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The Longbranch / Re: SCAMS
« Last post by Story on October 13, 2021, 07:07:12 PM »
1. You guys actually answer your phone for calls not already on your known list?  Huh.

2. If you're going to talk to them, make up your own language.

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For accuracy , when shooting standing and not supported, you are supposed to shoot this way..more or less, it is the best tecnique....just the oposite of what dad told us....the rifle supoorted againts the arm rather than againts the body, shotgun style.


https://www.avancarga.com/8_articulos/50/2-lamarmora/13-entrenamiento/13_entrenamiento_lamar2015.htm

Using also the left arm as a support for the weigth, resting elbow on the body...head backward....It is the most comfortable and most stable way for shooting standing...a stiff jacket helps as a support for the left arm.

Not very  useful for CAS...but they did shoot like this in competition  in the old times... the shape of the crescent plate of the W73 comes from the  percussion rifles shown on the link..very close in design.

These old rifles were more intended for long range shooting...better to keep the enemy, at a respectable  distance. ;D

Our postmodernist way of shooting these old guns is anacronical and unrealistic...the W73 was not designed to be used like a machine gun, CAS style.
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Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: Home made movie
« Last post by Rube Burrows on October 13, 2021, 03:05:14 PM »
A fun watch. Thanks for sharing.
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The Longbranch / Re: SCAMS
« Last post by Professor Marvel on October 13, 2021, 02:25:55 PM »
We’ve started getting them in Spanish. I’ve no idea what they are saying.

I used to use Russian... Learned a few phrases, such as

Ты говоришь по-русски?
     Pronounced
vy gavaREEte paRUSSki ? Da? Nyet?

Or Lakotah
inskalah washichu!! Lakota woyegelaka hwo!

But now instead of playing with the poor sods at the call center whose sorry life consists
Of making these calls under the iron thumb of the sweatshop owner so they can eat,
I willing to chase down the actual perpetrator of the thing and get them shut down.

Prf mrvl
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