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Went to a local flea market today and found a small bag of assorted brass for a dollar.:D When we got home I went through it and among others I found a 30-30 Winchester case that had been cut down to 1.42". The diameter is too small for 44 mag, and too big for 38 spl or 357 mag. Any ideas what it may have been adopted for?
 

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Probably cut to be a straight walled case- but you've got me as to what someone would want it for.
 

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Absolutely no idea other than a wildcat.
 

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Wildcat is what I was thinking. The case mouth diameter is .377 and like I said the case length is 1.42. Sorry, didn't mean to confuse anyone on diameter. The only other thing I can think of would be a major case failure. And if that's it I'd hate to see the gun or what happened to the shooter.
 

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Some people on another forum think it may have been in the middle of the process of being necked down for a wildcat. Sounds reasonable to me.:)
 

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My Dad used to cut off cases he found in calibers he didn't load for, and solder nails on them as handles, and use them as powder dippers.
I've heard of that being done too. Someone was telling me years ago his Dad or Granddad did that and he made them to pour the precise weights he needed. Wish I was that good. :D
 

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I've heard of that being done too. Someone was telling me years ago his Dad or Granddad did that and he made them to pour the precise weights he needed. Wish I was that good. :D

You just trim them down with a file. They are about as accurate as a cylinder style powder charger. Dad used to set them up for a light load, and then trickle in to get his maximum.

IIRC, the original Lee kits had little scoops to measure the powder.
 

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I have .32 S&W, .32 S&W LONG, .2 HR MAG and .32-20 BRASS .32 BULLETS, LEAD OR SEMI JACKETED.
.41 Winchester factory loads jacketed in boxes (spendy), .41 LONG BRASS, and .41 L DIES - RCBS .38-40 BRASS and DIES - RCBS .38 SPL BRASS up to 2000
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My Dad used to cut off cases he found in calibers he didn't load for, and solder nails on them as handles, and use them as powder dippers.
You are talking about something that I haven't heard in years. Back in the late 50's and early 60's reloaders used to do that especially for wildcat rounds. The plastic spoons were not as available then as they are now.

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I assume that atmospheric conditions have some effect(s) on powder measurement, whether by volume or by weight. Wondering which characteristic is more influenced.
 

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Principals of physics.....


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