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    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    Two new S&W 686’s. One for me and one for my fiancé. 5” barrels.
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    Yesterday, 05:28 PM
    dverna replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    I bought a Howa in .223. It will be my fiancé’s rifle and will keep it ready to go in the family room if a coyote wanders into the area. Once you handle it, you will see the difference between it and the econo models. I have no need to...
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    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    Beagle, Star used to offer a taper crimp die for .38 to address the need to worry about slight case length variations on match ammunition.
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    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    My experience mirrors yours. Just a few days ago, I reloaded 300 .38 cases and most were over 40 years old....never trimmed...but I only load mid-range. But I never trimmed full power 9mm or .45’s either. I have not loaded maximum loads in .357...
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    Yesterday, 01:59 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Master of arms in Our Town
    I am impressed with how much they accomplish in the time they have.
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    12-07-2018, 05:39 PM
    dverna replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    The scope is not very good. But if all you do is punch paper and you do not drop the gun it should do for a while. I would recommend not considering the scope in your decision if you can afford to. Scopes are easy to replace if/when needed. An...
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    12-07-2018, 03:20 PM
    dverna replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    It would be more enlightening if “pretty good” could be quantified....5 shots at 2 MOA? 3 MOA? And what happens with a “slippery” bullet that makes reverting to jacketed bullets attractive.
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    12-07-2018, 03:14 PM
    dverna replied to a thread .223 vs .243 vs .270 in Factory Rifles
    Popper gave you good advice. But if you are determined to try a bolt gun, consider a T/C Compass. Although mine is in .308, it has been excellent. I have put 6 loads through it and none were over 2”, with one at .25”. I paid $225 after rebate.
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    12-07-2018, 08:09 AM
    I believe one of my problems is that my boots are a bit tight. I have a commercial shoe stretcher....my dad was a shoemaker and have kept that contraption for the last 30 years. So I will try stretching the Irish Setters and layering socks as...
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    12-06-2018, 06:37 PM
    I have two pairs of decent boots. Irish Setters and Sorels. Neither keep my feet warm especially still hunting or riding snowmobiles. I am not very price sensitive...say $300 or so What would you guys who live in really cold climates...
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    12-05-2018, 11:39 PM
    dverna replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    DO NOT DO THIS. Some are idiots and you will not know. Same warning about YouTube Any good manual will teach you to reload. Ask questions here as we have some good reloaders here.
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    12-05-2018, 06:50 PM
    dverna replied to a thread factory ammo in Factory Rifles
    A bad primer is going to happen even if you reload. Nothing made is this world is perfect.
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    12-05-2018, 06:45 PM
    Venison chili. Made a huge pot for deer camp and still have some frozen that I can cook up quick.
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    12-05-2018, 02:51 PM
    We are planning to shoot the pistols this weekend at an indoor range. My fiancé does not want to wait for Christmas....LOL I found 150 rounds and loaded up another 300 .38 Spl. Reloading was interesting. I did not want to do a change over on...
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    12-05-2018, 11:22 AM
    Cast for pistol matches, except for the 50 yard Bullseye slow fire target where swaged bullets had an accuracy advantage. Of course cast for CAS.
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    12-05-2018, 11:01 AM
    On a separate subject.... Doing this to get a HV cast hunting bullet makes no sense at all. Use jacketed bullets for hunting and save yourself a lot of time and money. No cast bullet will outperform a jacketed bullet at 300 yards If you...
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    12-05-2018, 10:43 AM
    Just a thought. If your reason for doing this is to test your theory, you are spending a lot of money to do what has already been done. Do a search on RPM threshold or PM Larry Gibson. Some here poo-poo the work Larry has done but you will learn...
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    12-05-2018, 12:01 AM
    They are called mouse guns for a reason
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    12-03-2018, 10:06 PM
    I lusted over the Ruger until I learned they do not shoot very well. I would be willing to take a chance on one, but the price is so high to make it unreasonable. It would be nice to have an accurate cast bullet rifle in a pistol caliber. But...
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    12-03-2018, 09:50 PM
    dverna replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    My $225 Compass .308 shot a sub 1/4 inch 5 shot group. (165 gr GameKing, 44 gr of Varget, Military prepped cases) It was the last group of a series of load work ups. It can happen. Once temperatures get reasonable, I will see how it does over a...
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    12-03-2018, 07:36 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Little Dandy in Reloading Equipment
    Using them to charge a loading block of cases is a disaster waiting to happen if a double charge will fit in the case. At least for this ADD person. My advice, mount the measure, charge one case, seat bullet immediately. For a patient and...
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    12-03-2018, 07:19 PM
    I picked up the guns yesterday. One has 4 3/4 lb trigger and the other 5 3/4 lb. A bit more than the K38 I foolishly sold a few years back. But no creep. Very useable out of the box IMHO especially if shooting more than just targets. I prefer...
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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
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