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    11-20-2017, 03:05 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread CB 8pt Buck in Hunting with CB's
    Good job! And yes, deer can be vocal on rare occasions. I've heard deer cry out or bleat at times and heard a buck grunt on my last trip.
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    11-20-2017, 02:58 PM
    Good job! Meat in the freezer and some good times in the field. Hard to beat.
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    11-17-2017, 05:36 PM
    Dave Clements does the GP100 in 10 mm and 41 Special, both 6 shot ! The super Redhawks is just too big for me, glad they're doing some interesting revolvers!
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    11-14-2017, 11:43 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread velocity in Hunting with CB's
    How many RPM's is that with a 1/10 twist?:kidding:
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    11-14-2017, 11:30 PM
    Nice! Alloy?
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    11-14-2017, 11:25 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    Been using a PAST pad for some time, I think it's time for a new one. Will probably upgrade to the one Mary linked.
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    11-14-2017, 02:46 PM
    I worked with inventory control for quite a few years. In my loading room I only have a general idea of the inventory on hand and I have no desire to quantify it. Inventory control is my vocation and I have no desire to do it at home. THAT'S where I...
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    11-14-2017, 11:42 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Did I Make A Mistake? in Leverguns
    Better to kick yourself for passing on a gun than to kick yourself for buying it. Quite often a gun I REALLY like comes along after I pass on one that I only want to buy just because it's a good deal.
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    11-14-2017, 09:31 AM
    kingrj replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Unless the LED lights are on a battery or filtered supply they will play hell with the crono...The detectors are phototransistors that are coupled to an operational amp set up as a differentiator so it only amplifies high rate of change light...
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    11-13-2017, 09:32 PM
    My brother and I teamed up a couple of years ago, he shot a recently wounded buck and cheated the coyotes out of a meal. I shot a big boar and we drug it off to feed the coyotes he'd robbed. Good deal all around....except for the boar. I'm OK with...
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    11-13-2017, 09:24 PM
    Good job, both of you! I had a similar project last year and you have every reason to be proud of the results. Thanks for taking the time to help a young hunter.
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    11-13-2017, 09:18 PM
    My efforts in the loading room awhile back helped me take a deer over the weekend so today was spent in my kitchen, not my loading room. I'm OK with that!
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    11-13-2017, 08:46 PM
    My only experience pushing a hunting boolit that fast involved heat treating as well as a GC and a fairly hard alloy. It was a 35 Whelen and 2for some reason the rifle and the 230 gr boolit would not shoot consistently at a lower velocity. Very few...
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    11-13-2017, 12:49 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Mechanic overalls in Our Town
    I had a neighbor who wore blue coveralls like a uniform most weekends. He had a government job that required a white shirt & tie during the week. If a hostile stranger wants to know what I'm wearing under my coveralls I think I'd give the answer...
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    11-13-2017, 12:28 PM
    It's very well suited for that purpose. It's also great for most medium bore, straight wall rifle cartridges so I've had more than a few load tests indicate 5744 was the best powder for that particular rifle & boolit. Only problem is it's quite...
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    11-13-2017, 12:20 PM
    I've caught it at Cabelas for $40 as well, a couple of my rifles like it very well. Have a few bricks but will buy more next time they put it on sale.
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    11-13-2017, 12:13 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Did I Make A Mistake? in Leverguns
    I've finally learned I can't buy every nice levergun I see. Most hunters and shooters simply don't hold them in the same high regard that I and others do. I have a very nice 32 of similar vintage that came home with me and has seldom left the safe...
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    11-13-2017, 12:01 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread How's your weather ? in Our Town
    Spent the weekend in S TX and weather was so warm one of the hunters worked on projects around the lease shirtless Saturday afternoon. In addition to a nice doe I brought home dozens of chigger bites. For some reason I neglected to take bug...
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    11-13-2017, 11:21 AM
    I'm not a fan of Tannerite but don't much care for hogs either. Looks like one was launched quite a distance by the blast. Must admit I enjoyed that little video.
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    11-13-2017, 10:40 AM
    Well, my Super Grade (with the dreaded J-words) put meat in the cooler and we had a great time so it's all good. I blew the shot and placed the bullet a couple of inches high for a lung shot so it was an extensive tracking job in the dreaded brush....
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    11-11-2017, 11:44 AM
    Glove on right hand for the sprue , most of the time. Pretty much the only time I wear glove/ gloves is casting and welding. Safety glasses ALL the time ! Jeans and leather boots as well, t shirt or flannel depending on weather. Total focus on the...
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    11-08-2017, 09:22 PM
    I take the same precautions with feral hogs that I do with domestic hogs. Neither are safe if improperly handled or cooked.
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    11-08-2017, 04:24 PM
    Glad to see you used enough gun for that tree rat. They can be nasty when wounded. :kidding: I don't get too upset when a wounded hog runs into the nasty bits. I just shoot another. :drinks:
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    11-08-2017, 04:11 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Tada! I'm back... in Our Town
    I took awhile off myself, number of unread posts was blank. :coffeecom
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    11-07-2017, 09:04 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Thoughts .... in Our Town
    Early this morning I was looking over a potential business site before meeting with the owner. A wheel weight caught my eye and I snagged it, of course! I figured it was a good omen and I was right! Meeting went very well, I think my lucky wheel...
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    11-07-2017, 08:59 PM
    ....Another direction to consider is a very effective cartridge for short ranges, launching 150 grs j-words at 2500+ fps or accommodating chunky 170 grs cast bullets in a nice long neck, both from a handy, lightweight rifle, i.e. a lever gun in...
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    11-05-2017, 10:07 PM
    Stopped counting at 15 cartridges. Pretty sure the total is under two dozen, maybe even < twenty. Pretty much a slacker compared to some around here. :wink: Three favorites? I'd give a different answer tomorrow or even two hours from now so I won't...
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    11-05-2017, 09:41 PM
    Do you have a thread about your study or are you going to wait to post your conclusions? My shooting buddy has a very similar Winchester mould and loading tool, both look like new. Very good workmanship.
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    11-05-2017, 09:29 PM
    Seems 5744 works for most BP cartridges, MLV even lists a load for it under lighter boolits in his leverguns book. Haven't tried it because Unique works so well for a lot less $$.
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    11-05-2017, 09:21 PM
    Hard to beat a good range day.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check