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  1. Outpost's Little Dandy "Cheat Sheet"

    The RCBS Little Dandy measure uses interchangeable, drums or rotors to throw a fixed powder charge. The proper drum is selected in accordance with a table, which lists the nominal charge weight...
  2. I have used the RCBS Little Dandy measure for 25...

    I have used the RCBS Little Dandy measure for 25 years. Anything not loaded on the Dillon or Star machines gets charged a 50-round loading black at a time with the Little Dandy, 100% visually...
  3. Fire Extinguisher Basics

    This material is dated, but the basic info is good. Recommend that you contact your local fire department for current fire extinguisher training

    Virginia RACES - Fire Safety Awareness Module - ...
  4. There is no need to use .44 Special brass unless...

    There is no need to use .44 Special brass unless you want to use it for positive load identification. The .44 Magnum has very close to the same powder capacity as the .44-40 Winchester and the same...
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    Sorry for phone typos, I corrected the...

    Sorry for phone typos, I corrected the mis-spellings in the quote above which should be clear now.
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    Babbitt bar

    S&W uses a small babbitt bar about 3/4" diameter and 10 inches long. At Ruger they used a 1 pound lead mallet case from the Hensley & Gibbs mold. If barrel has shrouded ejector rod just support frame...
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    Don't have a link. The 3 reports are 15MB of...

    Don't have a link. The 3 reports are 15MB of .pdf files. PM me with an email address which can accept the files and I can send them to you.
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    .pdf of tests are public domain, but large files....

    .pdf of tests are public domain, but large files. I can send if you PM me, but too arge to attach here.
  9. Recommended practice is to fire a known reference...

    Recommended practice is to fire a known reference sample as a calibration check on the chronograph each time you set up. I use factory 148-grain target wadcutter in .38 Special for this, as I have...
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    Outpost75, are you participating in the upcoming...

    Outpost75, are you participating in the upcoming VHF contest? A buddy and I will be backpacking to High Knob just north of Harrisonburg to activate that summit for SOTA and to camp overnight while...
  11. The 10x25R, aka .40/.44 Russian

    The 10x25mm, a rimmed revolver wildcat, aka .40/.44 Russian

    "Shortened .38-40" is versatile as BP cowboy plinker, powerful smokeless packing pistol or hard-hitting, subsonic, blooper rifle.

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    Getting the Best from Your Handheld Transceiver

    This article we used for RACES Basic Operator Training Course is dated, but the fundamental information is still good.

    Getting the Most from Your Hand-Held Transceiver
    1998-2009 Arlington County...
  13. SOP following these types of incidents in my day...

    SOP following these types of incidents in my day was a 10-day rip and $500 fine back when that was real money.
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    Again, the catalog velocity was based upon test...

    Again, the catalog velocity was based upon test firings in a solid barrel, not from a revolver. Lyman's older data was obtained the same way.

    For comparison refer to my measured velocities of...
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    This pressure-tested data from Larry Gibson: ...

    This pressure-tested data from Larry Gibson:

    38 SPL with 170 gr Cast Bullets & Alliant 2400 Pressure Test

    Larry Gibson - Often on the forum someone asks about loading 160 180 gr cast bullets...
  16. Cylinder gap of test guns?

    Might note that the 642 is not a true 2-inch barrel, but is probably 1-7/8". That 1/8" difference does matter. Also useful to know the barrel-cylinder gap of the test revolvers, as that matters...
  17. A Lewis lead remover should not be necessary with...

    A Lewis lead remover should not be necessary with correct loads. I have not needed one in 50 years. Correct lead bullet loads should never lead the barrel, forcing cone or cylinder.

    Leading most...
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    Cylinder should not strike barrel when closing!

    Cylinder should not strike barrel when closing!
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    Measure with sized, empty brass in the chambers. ...

    Measure with sized, empty brass in the chambers. Up to 0.002 is then OK, but not more.
  20. You might want to check charge hole diameters on...

    You might want to check charge hole diameters on your older service revolvers. I have three pre-1980 S&W "former cop guns" which readily accept the Remington brand of .38 S&W brass or ammo as well. ...
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    My favorite is a 1905 Colt Frontier Six Shooter...

    My favorite is a 1905 Colt Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 which has family history from the West Virginia "coal wars."

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  22. Velocity data from 2-inch and 4" service...

    Velocity data from 2-inch and 4" service revolvers, both having been selected as having 0.005" cylinder gap:

    .38 Special chronograph data, S&W Model 15, 4 REVOLVER, 0.005 cylinder gap 6-22-93....
  23. If the load is standard pressure, rather than +P,...

    If the load is standard pressure, rather than +P, more than 830 fps is highly unlikely from the 4-inch vested test barrel or an actual service revolver. From a 1-7/8" S&W J-frame typical of current...
  24. Not the first time they've done it either. ...

    Not the first time they've done it either. 168-grain .308 Match #308M with soft case heads which the government rejected repacked for commercial sale.
  25. I think it far more likely it was a way to use up...

    I think it far more likely it was a way to use up the millions of reject bullets accumulated over the years which failed the LE performance spec.

    Developing in a special box to appeal to the mall...
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