I was reading through this fairly old post, and came across a remark from Richard that I strongly take exception to.
On page one, he is replying to Classanr, and makes the following statement!
( Hi Classant, It frosts me because there has never been a post that was 100% accurate, true. )
Well this frosts ME. I have never posted a load, or an experience that was not the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth! Whether it has been of a personal experience that I have had, or a load I have used in my Remington Revolvers! I have seen guns that have blown up, and witnessed the distress, (Sometimes bravely hidden!) of the wrecked guns owner, at the loss of a favorite Toy! Falsely publishing load data, could lead to loss of property, or serious injury, or even loss of life! These are VERY SERIOUS MATTERS! I only EVER use a combination of a Ten grain Goex Booster, and either 35 grains of Pyrodex P, or a 30 grain Pyrodex Pistol Pellet. I personally have been away from Smokeless Powder for so long, I cannot even remember the powders, or the loads I used to use for .357, .303 British, .44-40 Winchester,
and a couple of other calibers I cant remember, or be sure of. If I EVER gave any advice on reloading smokeless powder, it would be to tell the enquire'r to look up the caliber in a reputeable Re-Loading Manual, published by a reputable company!
The only powders I can remember using were Unique, WW 630 OR 230 Ball Powder, (Can't recall which one!) and I did have a can of Bullseye for a while! I think (?) I used that in .38 Wadcutter target loads!
Any one who puts any quantity of ANY smokeless power in a Black Powder gun, is flirting with disaster! He may lose HIS life, or cause the death or Serious Injury of another!! I don't care if it is one of those stupid NMA Mouse Guns! A piece
of redhot steel entering what might pass for your brain, is NO LAUGHING MATTER! Stick to Black Powder, of one of the many
well known substitutes on the market! I personally WILL NOT USE Triple 7!
My conscience is quite clear on this! Any load I have advocated, I have fired off in my own guns MANY TIMES! So I am confident that they are safe to use in a REPLICA Remington Revolver! My PDL I have never recommended for use in an original Remington. I know some members shoot them, but even if I owned one, and knew it was in sound shootable condition, I STILL would not use my PDL in it. Any revolver THAT OLD, has deserved it's retirement! Just my opinion! I'd rather it survive for others to enjoy!
I do not know what Richard meant when he made the above statement!Maybe he was calling us ALL Bull-----ers? I just know that I always tell the truth, and believe that most other members do too! I don't have a good enough memory these days! Hard enough for me to recall WHAT DID HAPPEN, than to try and make up Stories about what I INVENTED AS HAPPENING! HELL! I even forgot to eat my breakfast a few mornings ago!