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I’m contemplating a Kimber 1911 4” in 38 Super . How are the Lee five cavity 124 or 125 PB molds for this application ?
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Dunno, but the Rural King near me had 1,500 rounds of 38 Super I'm guessing they ordered by mistake; sadly, on the days the less experienced staff were there, or they were just super-busy, it gradually got purchased, and I'm betting many of these new gun purchasers were disappointed to find out it wouldn't work in their 38 Specials.... :(
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6pt, I recently bought the 4" Kimber in 45 and I love it. Really like the idea of 38 Super too. I saw Bill Wilson carrying a 4" 9mm which I know must be loaded to the limit to make major for IPSC. Got mine for $620 NIB for the Elite II. I have a really nice Colt 5" but the 4" carries so much easier in my Galco Summer Comfort.
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I have a 6 cavity 124 gr. TC and I can make a bucket of them in short order......don't even bother to size.....mix em up with liquid alox and shoot em by the thousands out of a pair of 9mm Uzi's.......In a Smith 59 and a Smith semi M&P I'll size em. EXCELLENT reliability in all guns.---6
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M. M. Wright wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:26 pm
6pt, I recently bought the 4" Kimber in 45 and I love it. Really like the idea of 38 Super too. I saw Bill Wilson carrying a 4" 9mm which I know must be loaded to the limit to make major for IPSC. Got mine for $620 NIB for the Elite II. I have a really nice Colt 5" but the 4" carries so much easier in my Galco Summer Comfort.
I'm kinda getting hung up on 1911's in general and Kimbers specifically . I've got Kimber 45's now with 5' , 4'" and 3" . Ordered the 3" yesterday !

Also have a Kimber 6" 10mm I like quite a bit .

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The whole thing for the 38 Super is sort of for my wife plus the fact that I'm no fan of a 9 .
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Sixgun wrote:
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I have a 6 cavity 124 gr. TC and I can make a bucket of them in short order......don't even bother to size.....mix em up with liquid alox and shoot em by the thousands out of a pair of 9mm Uzi's.......In a Smith 59 and a Smith semi M&P I'll size em. EXCELLENT reliability in all guns.---6
I think if I go on and get a 38 Super I'll see if I can't pick up two of the six cavity jobs then .

Since I don't like changing over on progressive pistol presses I'll have to see if I can get a Lee Loadmaster or 1000 set up for 38 Super as well .
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6pt-sika wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:33 am

I think if I go on and get a 38 Super I'll see if I can't pick up two of the six cavity jobs then .

Since I don't like changing over on progressive pistol presses I'll have to see if I can get a Lee Loadmaster or 1000 set up for 38 Super as well .
Mmmmm...curious...do you just "want a 38 Super?" .....which is totally fine as you we guncranks will spend big bucks just for "want". :D

Of the many handgun cartridges the 38 super never caught my fancy, mostly because it's a self shucker, brass is more expensive, and unless you have a reason for it, it doesn't do a lot more than the nine. With the nine and the .223 I'll buy a bucket of range brass, load it once and scrap it. Those cast bullets mentioned will hit the 200 meter 10" plate every shot out of the 16" Uzi.

But..your hearing that from a guy who used to shoot the .22 Jet....a major PITA cartridge.----6
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AJMD429 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:39 pm
Dunno, but the Rural King near me had 1,500 rounds of 38 Super I'm guessing they ordered by mistake; sadly, on the days the less experienced staff were there, or they were just super-busy, it gradually got purchased, and I'm betting many of these new gun purchasers were disappointed to find out it wouldn't work in their 38 Specials.... :(
Actually it will work but it would be safer in a .357.
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Sixgun wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:00 pm
6pt-sika wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:33 am

I think if I go on and get a 38 Super I'll see if I can't pick up two of the six cavity jobs then .

Since I don't like changing over on progressive pistol presses I'll have to see if I can get a Lee Loadmaster or 1000 set up for 38 Super as well .
Mmmmm...curious...do you just "want a 38 Super?" .....which is totally fine as you we guncranks will spend big bucks just for "want". :D

Of the many handgun cartridges the 38 super never caught my fancy, mostly because it's a self shucker, brass is more expensive, and unless you have a reason for it, it doesn't do a lot more than the nine. With the nine and the .223 I'll buy a bucket of range brass, load it once and scrap it. Those cast bullets mentioned will hit the 200 meter 10" plate every shot out of the 16" Uzi.

But..your hearing that from a guy who used to shoot the .22 Jet....a major PITA cartridge.----6
I suppose I'd like a 1911 70 series Gold Cup in 38 Super but I just ran across a Kimber 1911 Target in 38 Super that might fill the bill . Nothing wrong with a 9 i just have this mental image of hoodrats shooting them sideways while holding their junk . Plus different I usually deem as a good thing :wink:
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Well, ya know 6 PT. if worse comes to worst you can always add these to your guns. Just think of all the cool factor...you can install em on a handgun or a rifle...go down to the hood and show the hood rats. They'd pat ya on the back and maybe let you take a swig out of their quart sized bottle of Malt liquor!

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Sixgun wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:00 pm
Well, ya know 6 PT. if worse comes to worst you can always add these to your guns. Just think of all the cool factor...you can install em on a handgun or a rifle...go down to the hood and show the hood rats. They'd pat ya on the back and maybe let you take a swig out of their quart sized bottle of Malt liquor!

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