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1 . The 17-357 RG - Real Guns Project Cartridge - Finished Good golly, a 3,300 FPS handgun!

It was a little chilly at the range, and a little overcast and the 17-357 RG prototype was a little uncooperative, but all and all, the combination performed admirably. The combination was able to push a 20 grain bullet over 3,300 fps and a 25 grain bullet at slightly over 3,000 fps from a 10″...

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2 . The 17-357 RG - Real Guns Project Cartridge Part II and other updates and information

While the .45 SAP was the subject of a parody, the 17-357 RG was not, honest. I thought an update would dispel the rumors that the 17-357 RG was little more than the product of my imagination and too much time on my hands. The chamber reamer and go gauge arrived yesterday, and were turned...

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3 . The 17-357 RG - Real Guns Project Cartridge Part IV The P229 is in, one down, one to go...

This has not been a particularly fun filled project. There is an odd phenomena that occurs with skilled crafts people when they progressively miss their own commitments; first they are apologetic, then they are resigned to corrective action, then they stop answering the phone or start blaming their customer.  I always figure, if you really...

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4 . The 17-357 RG - Real Guns Project Cartridge Part VI When things go terribly wrong...

I arrived at a point in the project were things didn’t work and the problems and correctives actions were not obvious. I had to decide if all would end up in a box at the back of a shop cabinet or if I had enough retained enthusiasm to see it through. I finally decided there...

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5 . The 17-357 RG - Real Guns Project Cartridge Part III And then the dies arrived....

I was really surprised at the amount of mail I got from people who thought the 17-357 RG was just me goofing around again with a fictitious cartridge. Well, if you’ll forgive the pre fire formed shoulder, it looks a lot like the gem to the right and it is, in fact, a very real...

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6 . The 17-357 RG - Real Guns Project Cartridge Part V And the other half, the T/C version

Before moving on to the cartridge and load development phase of this project, I wanted to cover the converted T/C Contender, a firearm I believe is optimal for the 17-357 RG. The barrel began life as a 357 Magnum chamber, a configuration which is of no practical consequence, as the barrel was drilled out and...

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7 . The 17-357 RG - Real Guns Project Cartridge Part I

I was staring at a couple of 17 HMR and 357 SIG cartridges, while trying to scrape some recently fallen tuna and mayo off of my keyboard, when my brain merged the images of the two rounds into what looked like a miniature WSM. I opened RCBS.Load and QuickLOAD, working different case configurations and powder...

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8 . 17-357 RG

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may easily be excessive in others....

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9 . RCBS's Pro 2000 Auto Indexer There's heavy duty, and then there is HEAVY DUTY

The Real Guns’ shop is usually set up for short run load development and experimentation rather than for volume. It’s not that loads aren’t developed that serve a useful and volume demanding purpose, it’s more an issue of me getting bored after a lot of tedious short run reloading. I have little incentive to produce...

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10 . Small Shop DIY Reloading Dies Part I

If I had my choice as to how I would spend my time, it would be building one off prototype firearms and cartridges. Which is a little ironic, as I am not actually skilled in any of the associated technical disciplines. Yet, here I am, a couple of decades since my first attempt, all fingers...

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11 . Remington's VS SF II .220 Swift Part I Long Ranges and Short Spaces

I’ve been carrying a “Ten guns I’d like to own” wish list in my wallet for over fifty years. For at least some of those years the list was probably the only thing I had in my wallet, which made it retain its importance over the years. Drafted during Miss Conahan’s middle school English class,...

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12 . When Longevity Trumps New...gevity Part III Tequila with a Cold Dos Equis Chaser

Sometimes it is tough for me to write a piece that doesn’t put me to sleep mid sentence. So when you doze while reading some of my stuff, I can empathize, I’ve been there myself. So take a short nap beforehand, and try to get through what follows, because the Taurus Model 44 double action revolver...

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13 . Dragon Breath? No, Fire Dragon....EFK Fire Dragon Barrels

I’m not sure what demographic firearm and firearm accessory companies consider when they want to name products. My all time favorite is the Burris “Mr. T” product line that was introduced 5 years after the real Mr. T had been reduced to guest oddball appearances on Howard Stern. The product line was later renamed Mr....

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14 . Review: The Gunsmith's Book of Chamber Prints

For all of the subjective discussion relating to firearms, there are some some instances when quantitative or objective data is essential. U.S. SAAMI or European CIP standards provides reliable safe pressure levels and circumstances of tests and verification, as well as dimensions for standard chambers and cartridges.  The Gunsmith’s Book of Chamber Prints combines: SAAMI,...

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15 . Remington's Model 700 CDL 300 Ultra Mag Part I The Ultra Mag Chronicles

I was sitting at my desk, looking out of the shop window into the woods, and wondering exactly what kind of big, bushy, snarling mammal had just dragged a wild turkey down into a hole under a nearby birch tree. Living in Maine, home to Stephen King, can be interesting. I couldn’t see down into...

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16 . The Last Shadow - America's Legacy

This morning my wife and I headed to the range. I needed to fire form some 17-357 RGI brass for a new die set I am having made, everything I had on hand had been loaded or at least had already been sized and wouldn’t reflect true chamber dimensions.  I also grabbed a Winchester Model...

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17 . High Pressure load Development & T/C Custom Barrels

Assuming there is a valid reason for publications to always include a picture of the author with articles, I’ve decided to upgrade Real Guns and follow suit. You can see by the look of surprise on my face, time spent with the Oehler Model 43 playing “How much pressure do my old pre 43 maximum...

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18 . The Ruger 57 5.7x28mm

12/31/2019 Snow storm coming tomorrow afternoon. The weather has held up so far this winter so, with a little bundling up, there have been lots of good shooting days. Temperatures have dropped into the high teens on occasion, but the air is still and clear and offering good opportunities to function check firearms under less...

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19 . Outside Neck Turning

By Joseph D’Alessandro Editor | RealGuns.Com Through neck size reduction, or brass flow under chamber pressure, material thickness at a case neck may increase. The result is an inside neck diameter that is not concentric to the outside, or a case neck outside diameter that is oversize to specification. These conditions may cause: a loss...

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20 . Ruger's AR-556 Pistol

In 1865 Charles Dodgson, a conservative Christian working as a mathematician at Christ Church College, Oxford, writing under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, penned “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Dodgson’s intent was to have published a satirical criticism of abstract mathematicians of the day. The well known setting of Alice and the caterpillar, contrary to Grace Slick’s...

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21 . Case Trimming...Does the Excitement Ever End?

Just when I thought I had as many case trimmers as anyone could possibly want or need, that would be one, I realized the reason it took so long to trim the ever popular, but very short, 17-357 RG case was that the cutter didn’t reach the case mouth. Bummer. In addition, I wasn’t happy...

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22 . Ruger's 77 Series Model 77/17 17WSM

Some of the most significant firearm related information I’ve encountered came with the purchase of a spiral bound copy of Ackley’s “Handbook for Shooters and Reloaders”.  Originally published in 1959, my copy was a 1961 10th printing. I was fifteen years of age; five years a shooting enthusiast, three years deep into reloading and in...

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23 . The 7mm-30 RG Wildcat Part I

A lot of what we do in the shop, stays in the shop and never makes it to publication. It’s not as though we are running a covert operation. it’s just that much of the subject matter lacks broad appeal; the flipper autoloader, the pivoting cylinder revolver and the propellant distilled from banana skins to...

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24 . Ruger's No. 1 Tropical 450/400 3" NE Part I

“So she filled their mouths with dust And their bones with fever; Greeted them with cruel lies; Treated them despiteful-wise; Meted them calamities Till they vowed to leave her!” 1903 – Rudyard Kipling’s South Africa The concept of the Ruger No. 1 and the 450/400 3″ Nitro Express combination originated when the 19th century was...

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25 . Lee Classic Turret Press Part I Lee Equipment - It's not just for Kids

Experienced handloaders recommend Lee products to novice handloaders all of the time. The price is always right, the equipment is innovative in design and frequently Lee is sold in all-in-one kits that make it easy to get started. $69 will get you a complete single stage reloading kit; add dies, cartridge components and you’re ready...

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