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 Post subject: Sunday lineup
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:51 pm 
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I finally made it to the range with a friend last Sunday. I always bring a few guns along for therapy and usually in a few different calibers. Here are the ones that made this trip for fun and load testing.
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Top left: Ruger Blackhawk in .41 Magnum
Bottom left: Hawes Western Marshall in .357 Magnum
Top center: Taurus Model 82 in .38 Special
Bottom center: Shooters Arms Commadore 1911 in .45 ACP (this used to be my regular carry)
Far right: Glock 27 in .40 S&W (This is what I carry now)

I had a friend along that also brought a Ruger Blackhawk .41 Mag and has been loading for it for many years (he has six other .41 Mag guns too). I have never reloaded for a revolver and I know there is a difference in how they are loaded so I knew he could offer some advice. I know the Ruger should be more accurate than I am but I was getting a 6" group at 25 yards while he was getting them at 1". This was due to ammo. He told me that the .41 likes a pretty hard roll crimp and that most revolver rounds need that roll crimp so the pressure develops to where it needs to be. We talked a great deal about reloading. Bill is in his mid sixties and has been reloading since his mid twenties and is a wealth of information, Bill was a barber and had plenty of time to read.

My loads for my 9mm, .40 and .45 autos are spot on and I can shoot milk jugs at 50 yards with my JHP all day long. So learned a few things and went home to crimp all my revolver loads better.

The Western Marshall was my uncle's and Was not safe to fire due to the trigger pull being so light and as I can find parts and replace them (you can't put metal back once removed) I test it out, It fired two out of ten rounds so back to the bench it goes.

The 1911 and G27 were flawless as I expected. The groups from the Taurus were pretty big so I'm hoping that a good roll crimp will help.

I also brought a Springfield Model 86 .22 that is going to be a winter project. It shot well but I couldn't get the aftermarket sights to be any better than 2" high. I have a set of sights from an old Stevens 987 that I'll try on it and the aftermarket ones that I think are Lyman are up on Ebay. Comparing to similar sights they are probably worth more than I paid for the gun. We're going out again Thursday and I'm hoping to bring my Mosin (another ongoing project) and Ballester Molina along with the Blackhawk again to test some loads.

I know I've been kinda long winded but I don't start a lot of posts and I hope you enjoyed.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunday lineup
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:37 pm 
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Very nice to have close access to that kind of resource and friend!!

Yes revolvers need roll crimp.

Have you shot 10mm before? They (?) say it'sabout like .41 mag... makes me want to get a .41 mag... ;-)

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All I got done Sunday was getting the new scope set on the .50 BP rifle and one of the AR's.

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Looks like a table-full of fun to me:
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 Post subject: Re: Sunday lineup
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Nice range report Tolly!! :great:
I wondered what gun you had chambered in 41 Magnum... Now I know - a Ruger Blackhawk!!
I've kind of taken an interest in the 41 Magnum. It seems like there aren't many guns chambered for it anymore...
A real nice collection of guns - Like Amp said, a table full of fun!
And you weren't long-winded at all. I enjoyed every word.

Maybe you should start a few more posts... :D

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I thought about doing one on my Marlin model 60. It was a project rifle that I had fun building. That one and my Mosin.


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srtolly wrote:
I thought about doing one on my Marlin model 60. It was a project rifle that I had fun building. That one and my Mosin.


Go for it! I'm sure people would be very interested!!
Lord knows everyone is probably tired of reading about my boring crap..
I really enjoy seeing what other folks are up to.
It's a good way to learn a few things too.
Did you see how many views your post on your holster has??
There must be something good going on there or people wouldn't be reading so much!! :D

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I hadn't looked at the views yet. Been busy working and stuff. Ya might like my Mosin.


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