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Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by countertop, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. KONY

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    Sure! What is the grand total for this (including shipping)? I meant to pick up some of this when Smurf organized the group buy but I waited too long ... to add insult to injury, it was only $8.49 per box (10 boxes)! :(
     
  2. Smurfslayer

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    How can people tell which box of ammo is mine?

    a: Frolicking pixies on the box clearly denote Smurfslayer's loads
    b: All black, totally blank box.
    c: The box is wrapped in smilies.
    d: It's the one that says bad m*ther F*cker.


    Buffalo bore has a reputation (good) for exactly what they advertise. If you've shot my 500 S&W "Woodlawn" load, that's just a tenth of a grain or 2 more stout. My 125 .357's are about .5 grains under max. I have a batch of "you gotta be kidding me" SAAMI limit .357's and they are quite impressive. I haven't loaded the heavy weights yet though.

    I think that that may actually be too much penetration, even from a short barrel. I guess there's only one way to find out... :evil:

    I'd be in for at least a hundred...

    I'm sure we can find the ballistic gelatin recipe on the net. I hear would be good to coat the gelatin with common clothing...like a pink shirt :neener:
     
  3. Sinsaba

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    Good point... I've only read one review (on the 180gr) and it was favorable, so I guess I'll take a chance.
     
  4. Sinsaba

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    Well, since I saw one positive review on the net so I bought the last 2 boxes Midway had. This ought to be fun. :evil:

    Actually, it would be fun to test the gelatin with or without pink shirt. Not sure it would be worth the effort though. Making it, curing it, keeping it correct temprature till use. And the amount we'd have to make. From some of the other tests I've seen, a 36' block might not be too long. Then we'd have to find somewhere to do it <sigh> no wonder you don't see too many of these tests.
     
  5. KONY

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    If anyone ever looks to me to learn a lesson

    ...
    this would be a good one:
    http://www.bighammer.net/images/600_500_split2.JPG

    My aim here was not to skimp on ammo cost at all - think about it, I just dumped 9 c notes on the gun... I just wanted a broad cross section of ammo to test. Here are my thoughts...

    If the ammo is SAAMI spec as they advertise, great. Load a full cylinder, fire 1, 2 shots max. Return the gun to retention ready, and unlock the cylinder.

    slightly push the ejector rod, and slowly empty the cylinders into your hand. Set the gun down and inspect your fired brass first for signs of over pressure. Look for bulges, hairline cracks, tool markings on the case head (I've seen that in range pickup brass), flattened or pushed out primers. Or brass that looks like that 500 stuff above. Any of those are a problem...

    If all goes well, check your unfired rounds from the cylinder. Make sure the bullets are not unseating. If they are, the load is incompatible with your gun. Snubs are succeptible to this, and especially lightweights. I wouldn't expect the 65 to have this problem, but you should look for it.

    Next, inspect the gun, looking for anything out of the ordinary - hairline cracks, something doesn't quite feel right, etc. If all goes well here, reload the cylinder full and resume firing in a controlled manner until you know you can get all 6 shots off without the bullets unseating and more importantly, that you don't have a problem from your ammo.
     
  7. Sinsaba

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    Many thanks! This will go in my book of things to remember. Were those split shells yours? :eek:
     
  8. Smurfslayer

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    No, <knocks wood> none of my reloads have ever split a case. Those were (bought from Midway, btw) Grizzly ammunition 450 grain loads. At the time, that was the heaviest bullet commercially available. FWIW, as I recall that range session the shots which split recoiled like my 500 grain "Woodlawn" load. Think about that for a minute; the recoil on the 450 was roughly equal to the 500 grain bullet. Obviously, something had to out of spec... 1 or 2 of the cartridges was noticeably low recoil, leading me to suspect that this was a serious powder charge issue. My 500's get measured individually on a digital scale. Ditto my 44's. 357's I load progressively and I load them close to full pressure, but not that close. Enough so that a 'double charge' would seriously overflow the case and enough that I can peer into the case and see powder without difficulty as the bullet is seated.
     
  9. Sinsaba

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    From what I understand, the Taurus should be able to take the full SAAMI specs without falling apart?? :D
     
  10. Smurfslayer

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    Of course, you have to check with them about that:scrutiny: But any gun chambered for a round would have to meet the SAAMI spec for that round nowadays.
     
  11. KONY

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    Muster

    Call for militia muster. :cuss:
    051026:1800L :banghead:
    Be there or Be talked about. :uhoh:
     
  13. mtnbkr

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    FWIW, I've had low pressure 38 specials split like that. Brass condition is more an issue than pressure sometimes. I didn't even notice a problem until I removed the shells, sometimes not even until I went to reload them later.

    I have no idea what the date for Hightech's muster is, not being ex-military or anything. Unfortunately, I won't be making any range trips for at least a few weeks. I'm getting my gallbladder yanked out Thursday. :barf:

    Chris
     
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    I like 'em! Just need to get rid of those nasty finger grooves that never seem to align with my hand! ;)
     
  16. mtnbkr

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    They can be ordered without fingergrooves.

    Ahrends has been great to deal with. My only complaint is lack of online presence and no credit cards. This means I have to talk to actual people and wait for a check to reach them. How am I supposed to make impulse purchases that way? ;)

    Chris
     
  17. KONY

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    Yea, that kind of nullifies the "temporary insanity" pleas to the wife! ;)
     
  18. hightech

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    Ouch!!!!!

    The day of the week is Wed.
    The date is the 26th of October in the year of 2005.
    The time is 6:00pm local time.

    What the heck you are not getting the tune up until Thursday, there is plenty of time to muster on Wed. :rolleyes:
     
  19. KONY

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    Or better yet, just get the home kit! That way you can remove your gall bladder from the convenience of your own home whenever your schedule is free. :neener:
     
  20. mtnbkr

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    I'll be sitting in the corner, rocking gently, in a near state of panic. :)

    So many folks in my family have had this surgery, I could probably get it done for free by family members in the comfort of my own home. :scrutiny:

    Chris
     
  21. Slateman

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    So guess who I saw today? Luke!! Turns out he really does go to my school! Whodathunk it? :p :neener:

    Anyway, good to see you, though it was odd not seeing you with your wheelgun.

    PS - He can confirm that I was NOT wearing a pink shirt. Aren't you guys so proud!! ;)
     
  22. KONY

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    Heheh ... see, I told ya! Good to see you too but I woulda liked to have seen ya out shooting with us tonight too! Also, I will confirm the lack of a pink shirt for Slateman. Almost didn't recognize him! :neener:

    Tonight happens to be the lowest attendance we've had on Magnum Night that I can recall. What were you guys doing? :confused: Anyhow, good night out. Since it was just an intimate party of three, we went out somewhere pretty fancy. Bet you guys really wish you made it out now! :neener:
     
  23. Smurfslayer

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    Halloween prep.

    I had to make some arrangements for All Hallows Eve. I'm trying to come up with some cover noise so I can lay down suppressive fire at the trick or treaters...:uhoh:

    kidding. I'm setting up for this year's pyrotechnics. I'm hoping for ... just a little more creepy than last year... ;) I've still got a little work left to do, and should be done by Saturday... hopefully I'll get a "dry run" in before the big night. I want not only the trick or treaters to run away screaming into the night... by my neighbors as well! :evil:
     
  24. Well Regulated

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    Halloween Prep?

    Rememeber, always keep the pumpkin pointed in a safe diection!:)
     
  25. mtnbkr

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    I'm home folks! The procedure was a success and the pain is much less than I anticipated.

    Chris
     
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