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Cholla

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  • Birthday 06/21/1961

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    Martinsville, IN
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    Writing, Photography, hunting, shooting, fishing, woodworking, etc...

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  1. Cholla

    Got my Colt Lightning revolver!!!

    I think this is a great idea. I think the 1878 is also cool.
  2. Cholla

    Got my Colt Lightning revolver!!!

    You like Colt Lightnings and posted photos so I say you just did! It's an honorary super secret club anyway. Hoss had to fill out a ream of forms, in triplicate. I wouldn't get too excited about being a member because any club that would have me as a member isn't worth joining.
  3. Cholla

    Rifle accuracy

    Aim for the wire next time. Then you'll hit the deer.
  4. Cholla

    Rifle accuracy

    I'm guessing you don't go up to the Navajo Nation much. It's the breakfast (lunch and dinner) of champions up there.
  5. Cholla

    Got my Colt Lightning revolver!!!

    I bought a hundred Starline .38 Long Colt cases from Track of the Wolf. As of yet, I have not loaded any, but I plan on using APP. Welcome to the Lightning Brotherhood!
  6. Cholla

    My Dillon 550B Experience Thus Far...

    This is why I went with the 550 instead of the 650. A pard (Buckshot Butt) told me the faster you reload, the faster you make mistakes.
  7. Cholla

    My Dillon 550B Experience Thus Far...

    Check out these links: This is not the best video I have ever watched but it led me to buying the same adapter: And here it is for sale on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dillon-550B-Primer-Track-Bearing-Plate-W-Ball-Bearing/231783630462?epid=1785082951&hash=item35f761867e:g:3C0AAOSwv0tVQX3I:rk:1:pf:0 Please note that I do not know these guys and I am not receiving anything in exchange for posting this. The instructions that come with the adapter list other issues that can be happening and how to correct them.
  8. Cholla

    My Dillon 550B Experience Thus Far...

    I have already started doing this. All of my errors were made in the first 50 rounds I made. I had zero errors in the next 50. Most of it is muscle memory and remembering to push the lever back to seat the new primer. After using single stage press since 1983, it's going to take some time to get up to full speed. To be honest, I don't need to crank out 500 rounds an hour because my reloading time was my time to relax, and the sooner it's done, the sooner I have to go back to some other task around the house.
  9. Cholla

    My Dillon 550B Experience Thus Far...

    I was thinking the same thing because nothing in the manual I downloaded stated anything about different sized balls and I didn't see how the little one was ever going to work correctly.
  10. I recently bought a used 550B set up for .45 Colt, from which I have had a multitude of issues that were created by the previous owner. Starting out, the large primer tube plastic orfice was damaged. I assumed it was because I didn't work the press correctly. I ordered a repair kit and replaced it. After closely monitoring everything that was happening I found the primer seating punch was mounted too high and slightly damaged. Luckily the repair kit came with a new punch and spring. In the meantime, I ordered the upgrade kit that includes a new primer feed plate with bearing. Following the directions in the kit, I found the primer housing was slightly bulged. I filed it down smooth. After doing all that, the sizing die still wasn't lining up correctly a large portion of the time, and it seemed quite loose. After watching many youtube videos on the topic I took the shellplate off and cleaned everything. After tightening the bolt repeatedly, it still wouldn't index and align correctly. I took the shellplate off and reinspected everything. I discovered the index ball was actually smaller than what came in the repair kit, allowing the shellplate to move about. Again, luckily the repair kit came with a new index ball and it resolved the issue. I have no clue as to where the small index ball came from. I can only assume it gave the previous owner trouble as well. The Dillon 550B seems to be running correctly aside from operator error, such as not seating the new primer or forgetting to add a bullet. I have not mothballed the Lyman Orange Crusher, but as I sit here sipping the Blue Koolaid, I can see the attraction of a progressive press. At some point, I'm going to buy the quick change kit for .38/357.
  11. I just bought a used Dillon 550B and was watching videos on the Bully adapter or Mag-P adapter on a Hornaday or RCBS bullet feed die. They look easy but I have concerns about them feeding lubed lead bullets. Do any of you have experience on them? I am loading .45 Colt. I just noticed the RCBS die is not for cast bullets... http://socalsw.com/Mag-P-Large-40-cal-45ACP_p_30.html http://ultimatereloader.com/2015/04/17/video-custom-bullet-feed-setup-reloading-40-sw-on-the-hornady-lock-n-load-ap/
  12. Cholla

    WTB 45-60 brass

    I go by this guys shop often. I do not know the restrictions on shipping ammo but I can contact him for you if needed. https://www.ingunowners.com/forums/ammunition-reloading-supplies/460580-45-60-win-ammo-ten-x.html
  13. Cholla

    Target placement and safety

    I have been hit with splatter at an NCOWS event, which everyone knows has targets farther out. A lot farther out.
  14. Cholla

    USFS Colt???

    I found the data I was looking for. http://singleactions.proboards.com/thread/4543/mystery-black-powder-frame "THIS FRAME WAS MADE BY UNITED STATES FRAME SPECIALISTS OF MILWAUKEE IN THE LATE '80s. MINE WAS USED TO BUILD A .45 "COLT SAA" USING COLT PARTS. IT WAS COVERED IN THE JAN'FEB '89 AMERICAN HANDGUNNER. THE TWO PARTNERS HAD A FALLING OUT AND THE BUSINESS CLOSED. TOO BAD AS THEY WERE OFFERING SHERIFF'S MODEL FRAMES AND FLAT-TOP FRAMES ALSO."
  15. Cholla

    USFS Colt???

    I stopped off at my local gunshop and they have a consignment SAA that is supposedly a USFS Colt. It was made by United States Frame Specialists of Greendale, WI in the early 2000s. It has a Colt pony on the frame which totally confuses me. I have not found anything about it online. Any experts out there???
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