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So most of the sixguns site and forum modules (the engines behind what you see, upload, etc) are getting long of the tooth and are no longer supported by the community, assume sometime in the near future we will be making major changes to the site. It may result in downtime, limited access, fubar, quien sabe? Anyway, I'll experiment with the sister "Elmer Keith Memorial" site first as the same thing is happening there. Bear with me, this ain't my day job. If anyone knows a young buck/ webmaster/ php ninja who would like to help, let me know.
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Hello folks, I was here before ,lost my job of 25 years had to sell most of my handguns including my SBH talo, and my beloved three screw old model SBH , the very reason I joined the forum, time has gone by and I was lucky enough to get not one but both of them back,so here I am again . I look forward to it.

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Howdy!

Will check back later, just happened to be around this w/e but normally outside more, at least until winter really sets in. :)

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...gift of whiskey? among other things.

Thanks.
Shopping for soninlaw ... he loves to sip and not really a bourbon fella, so far anyway.  Any suggestions?

Also, working on low vel., heavy bullet handloads with 4227 in revolver... any general thoughts on an idea of minimum percentage of burn? and minimum case capacity? with this propellant that I should be looking for.  4.75inch & 7.5inch bbls'.

Have used this powder with published brisk loads, for many many years.

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Whiskey and...

There is a local distillery that produces excellent sipping whiskey,  Westland Distillery. My goto for gift spirits. 
My goto for reduced recoil is Titegroup behind a 240-250 gr Keith pill. Keep us informed. 
My earlier post about downloading 4227 is removed, please disregard,  downloading for some is 240 Gr bullet at 1200fps, others 800 fps. Stick with published loads, and if you work outside that envelope do so with caution.  
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Okeedoke, done and thanks for

Okeedoke, done and thanks for best practices re-enforcement tip and totally agree.  Will check out Westlake whiskey too. 

   More specifics on 4227.

Yeah, prefer fast powders for reduced 'light' bullet loads too. Then have used Medium burn powders for moderate velocities.

And actually prefer Medium burn powders for reduced 'heavy' bullet loads. (eg). HS6 seems to work well, but do not prefer Titegroup for 300g-400g bullets myself, though listed.

    However, Lyman 50th also lists 4227 with 185g (etc.)  copper bullets for reduced loads as well and I like these loads too. 

    But have also been looking for reputable tested 4227 data at reduced velocity (800fps or less) in the 400g bullet range. Where muzzle PSI is still around 2k.  TrailBoss is fine for some heavy 'lead' bullets (at 600fps or so) but NOT copper bullets, since copper could easily stick in the barrel.

   Believe Mr Taffin lists something like 15 or 16g of 4227 with 300g 'lead' in 45Colt.  I am loading 475 caliber right now, 325g to 406g old Pennys bullets.