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    Today, 12:36 AM
    Cast a few hundred each of NOE 453-200's, Accurate 40-180C's and Lee 452-255's. Loaded the NOE boolits because I needed practice ammo for my carry gun, the Accurate 38WCF boolits in memory of John Kort and I have no idea why I cast the Lee 45 Colt...
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    Today, 12:23 AM
    Been wondering where that wench wandered off to! Had a date with her awhile back and I hope she understands she's not welcome here again. She was on my mind tonight but I was casting with some low-risk ingots and proper gear so she wouldn't have had...
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    Today, 12:11 AM
    I've had this 4-cavity mould sitting on the shelf for a year or three, finally ran out of 45acp ammo so it was time to see how NOE's copy of the H&G 68 works. In a word; great! I did the heat-cycle break-in process when the mould arrived but today...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    I have several Lyman moulds that I've been very pleased with. I'm not surprised by John Boy's success.
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  • rking22's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 01:39 PM
    AND ME!!!!! Here I thought I was the only one who thought that way. Make me one in 22lr with a switch barrel in 32SWL, as long as we're fantasizing :)
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    03-13-2018, 11:12 PM
    Love those "ribs", stores around here used to call them "country style" but now they call them loin chops or something similar. Always cheap, always good. Just look a little funny but that's OK with me!
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    03-13-2018, 11:02 PM
    Nobody. Wild hogs gotta eat, too. ;-) But seriously, ask anyone who's done rescue response or emergency medicine how many calls were the result of something stupid. Asking that question in a college town has an effect on that percentage, trust me....
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    03-13-2018, 03:47 PM
    Must admit I'm on my second "smart" phone even though my "dumb" phone was much smarter than I. I'm learning to use more features as time goes by but the capabilities are mindboggling. I still keep a flip phone around for special situations, amazing...
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    03-12-2018, 05:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Movie: Wind River in Our Town
    I love driving through that part of the country, will need to find the DVD.
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    03-12-2018, 04:49 PM
    I take pics of good groups to send to my shooting buddy if he cancels on me. ;-) I used to label & save targets but they piled up and I never looked at them. I'll also take pics to help with my load notebook when I get home.
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    03-12-2018, 04:26 PM
    Thanks for re-posting that, pietro. I've noticed he hasn't been posting much in the past several weeks but hoped he was just busy. Hope you don't mind that I re-posted over on the Winchester Collectors' forum, he's going to be missed there as well.
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    03-12-2018, 03:19 PM
    Mine is a sporter weight rifle so I don't enjoy shooting it off a bench after a few rounds. It's fun to rattle the roof over the firing line but I have other rifles that I enjoy shooting more. I upgraded my wimp pad since I fired it last, old one is...
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    03-12-2018, 03:07 PM
    Actually pulled the cover off my Dillon 550 and loaded 200 rounds of .380acp over the weekend. Hate loading those tiny things but I've given up finding any 45acp practice rounds, time to pour a big pile of boolits and load them. Figured since the...
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    03-10-2018, 07:54 PM
    How do they shoot?
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    03-10-2018, 06:38 PM
    I have one of the earliest 550's and during it's first 18 years it loaded over 200,000 rounds of .38 ammo for PPC competition and no small amount of 45acp and a dab of 9mm and 40S&W. Like all the early machines that were used to make lots of ammo it...
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    03-10-2018, 10:17 AM
    My interest lies in the accuracy potential and the available bullet shapes. The ability to Taylor a load with a nice fp bullet is intriguing. I have a near lifetime supply of plinking long rifles, but limited target grade hunting loads. Think of...
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    03-10-2018, 09:33 AM
    Rcbs 200 or one of the clones shoots very well in my 14 inch. I have a Lee 2 cavity, casts on size, meaning not touched by my .360 sizer. My NOE is just right :)
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    03-10-2018, 08:55 AM
    rking22 replied to a thread Fun old singleshots? in Rimfire Area
    Grew up with a Rem 41 shooting bullfrogs for the frying pan. Still have it, and a Rem 33, A couple Win 67s, a Win 47, and a Win 04, oh and a Cricket and Contender carbine too. The 33 and 67s get hunted with and shot frequently, just a relaxing...
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    03-10-2018, 08:47 AM
    Nice project! I've often thought it would be nice to have a 221 Askins to play with, now I'm really interested. Would be really nice in a low wall..... Too bad Tennessee won't let me squirrel hunt with a cf.
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    03-09-2018, 09:22 PM
    I use it to make my alloy of choice, roughly 2/2/96 but it heat-treated is hard enough without being brittle. Yes it's a pain to melt, I put my plain lead in the bottom, pour the shot on top and crank the burner up. Lots of sawdust and stirring to...
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    03-07-2018, 04:48 PM
    My Rossi 511 is a favorite woods gun, a Smith 63 clone, and it shoots better than the 63 I had in the 80s. I think they are better built than the Taurus guns, but then I have had limited samples of both!
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    03-07-2018, 11:05 AM
    Found a JC Higgins 100 in 16ga at a local shop! Good shape but cut for a lady or youth.J ust in time for the Vintage Skeet World shoot, fun little shotgun and Not what is generally found with the JC Higgins label. Spanish AYA and of very nice build...
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    03-07-2018, 09:41 AM
    Considering you already have a M69, I would go with the M60. Personally , I went with a M36-6 target to go with my M696. I feel no need for the 357 in a woods bumming gun, just too dang loud for me. If I'm where I might need the slightly more potent...
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    03-05-2018, 09:26 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread Remington 141 in Factory Rifles
    Grab it! 250 is a good buy if it's all there and works, do check the bore. I have both a 30 and a 35 , like them both. They are relatively heavy but they are accurate with cast, can't say about jackets. My 35 really likes the 200rcbs clone by NOE,...
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    02-22-2018, 07:15 AM
    Pietro, I have see that posted before, plumb cool! Did you build it ? Need more pics too!!
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    02-21-2018, 02:31 PM
    May be just the way my head works, but I have ZERO confidence in my rifle hitting poa if I've been fiddling with the turrets on a hunting scope. Need to know what I last had it set for and did I put it back to " base" or not , I cant handle it. I am...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    02-21-2018, 02:44 AM
    Thanks, I suck at gambling. I share your love for old Winchesters but quite honestly haven't wandered down the 38-72 path. If your bore is good I may have some resources for you.
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    02-19-2018, 11:47 PM
    I'm pretty fussy about my optics, lots of failed or questionable scopes on my "take-off" shelf and almost exclusively VX-3's on my serious hunting rifles these days. When I was looking for a spotting scope awhile back a Bushnell came out on top for...
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    02-19-2018, 11:25 PM
    Yes, for the most part. I've collected Winchesters long enough to give myself a little room. They used both receivers between 5000 and 6000 and a very few second variation rifles have serial numbers under 5000. Can't rule out the possibility that...
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    02-19-2018, 08:05 PM
    Congrats! I'll bet I can guess the serial number in five tries or less. ;-)
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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
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