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Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-28-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,085
Posted By Bayou
I shoot both revolvers and semi-autos. Speaking...

I shoot both revolvers and semi-autos. Speaking of the revolvers, the only failures I've had in the past several decades were related to my reloading errors, including:

1. an occasional high...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-30-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Bayou
I've purchased from the CMP before, and may...

I've purchased from the CMP before, and may likely do so again..........

Bayou
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-21-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Bayou
Hi, tinbucket - Wet tumbling uses water,...

Hi, tinbucket -

Wet tumbling uses water, soap, Lemi-Shine and stainless steel pins. It's a completely different process from vibratory tumbling with corncob media.

Here's a typical video of...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-21-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Bayou
Good guess, Catfish!

Good guess, Catfish!
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-10-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Bayou
Is it Brass or is it Jewelery?

You decide. Here's today's wet tumbling results:


http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg578/Bayou413/IMG_20151210_112830_zpssx5feplu.jpg...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-06-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Bayou
I bought a box in 45 acp. Just to check the...

I bought a box in 45 acp. Just to check the quality, I ran all 50 through my Dillon case gage. About 5 of them did not fit in the case gage. I ran these 5 through a Lee Factory Crimp Carbide die...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 11-23-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,950
Posted By Bayou
Is this a Security Six model? Very handsome,...

Is this a Security Six model? Very handsome, indeed..
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 11-22-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By Bayou
For my SR 1911, to be on the bullseye, the front...

For my SR 1911, to be on the bullseye, the front sight and the rear sight are aligned evenly. But here's the key - the front dot must completely cover the bullseye. I had to shoot benchrest to figure...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 11-22-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Bayou
For my SR 1911, to be on the bullseye, the front...

For my SR 1911, to be on the bullseye, the front sight and the rear sight are aligned evenly. But here's the key - the front dot must completely cover the bullseye. I had to shoot benchrest to figure...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 11-22-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Bayou
I've got the same pistol. The SR 1911 is great...

I've got the same pistol. The SR 1911 is great fun to shoot. Got about 500 rounds through it so far.......

Bayou
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 11-22-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Bayou
For my SR 1911, to be on the bullseye, the front...

For my SR 1911, to be on the bullseye, the front sight and the rear sight are aligned evenly. But here's the key - the front dot must completely cover the bullseye. I had to shoot benchrest to...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 11-19-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By Bayou
Just a note about using ammo. I recently bought...

Just a note about using ammo. I recently bought a new Ruger SR 1911 as well. I'm a handloader, but for the first 100 rounds, I wanted to shoot off the shelf, in the box, ammo. That way, if there...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 11-09-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bayou
Can't get 231 so I'vebeen using 700 x. Burns...

Can't get 231 so I'vebeen using 700 x. Burns fast and clean. But, it is a flake powder and doesn't meter evenly.

Bayou
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-18-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Bayou
My theory in these times is buy it when you see...

My theory in these times is buy it when you see it, not when you need it. If you wait until you you need it, you may not be able to buy it. At that point, all you have is all you gonna get.........
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 08-17-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Bayou
Not having been able to buy 231 in over a year, I...

Not having been able to buy 231 in over a year, I picked up 20 pounds of 700 X when I saw it available a few months ago.

Bayou
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-01-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By Bayou
As a general tule, I crimp pistol bullets, and...

As a general tule, I crimp pistol bullets, and only very lightly crimp most rifle bullets.

Bayou
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-30-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Bayou
Just from the pics, the dark colored part seems...

Just from the pics, the dark colored part seems to be tarnish and can likely be cleaned a bit with alcohol.

However, that reddish spot/part in the lower casing seems to be beyond tarnish and...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-26-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bayou
I shot a 45ACP round of WW I vintage - the brass...

I shot a 45ACP round of WW I vintage - the brass was stamped 1916. Went bang real good.....

Bayou
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-12-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bayou
My go to pistol pwder for years has been 231. ...

My go to pistol pwder for years has been 231. Which has become virtually unavailable these days. So, when I saw 4 pound jugs of 700 X for sale a couple of months ago, I got several of them.
...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-04-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Bayou
IMR 4198 per Hornady reloading manual, 9th...

IMR 4198 per Hornady reloading manual, 9th edition.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-01-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By Bayou
Don't anyone think for a second that King...

Don't anyone think for a second that King Hussein's attack on our 2d Amendment rights will stop here.

Stay vigilent and stay loud!

Bayou
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 02-25-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Bayou
Concur, with locutus on this one...... ...

Concur, with locutus on this one......

Results are spectacular with no evidence of deleterious effects whatsoever.....

Thanks,


Bayou
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-26-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Bayou
Effect of Lemi-Shine in Wet Tumbling

I've been wet tumbling with a Thumlers Model B for over 2 years. I've used different detergent agents but I've always used 1/4 TSP of Lemi-Shine per batch. Well, on my second batch today, in my...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-04-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By Bayou
I use a Lee Deluxe carbide 4 die set. It was...

I use a Lee Deluxe carbide 4 die set. It was given to me- works great. Kudos on the 4th die in the set -the factory crimp die. It post-sizes the loaded round and sets the crimp to exactly how you...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-25-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Bayou
Thanks, Geobob, for the snaps. Now, I can see...

Thanks, Geobob, for the snaps. Now, I can see your set up. Great idea with the handles. I'm going to try to fashion a set.

Tonite, I flared about 700 38 SPL brasses with the hand held press. ...
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