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  • Bad Water Bill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 AM
    And BUMP one more time for a good cause.
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  • oldracer's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 11:29 PM
    For my 45 caliber slug guns I have 3 cast bullets. First is the 540 grain BASCO (Buffalo Arms) Creedmoor that just rides slightly on the bore diameter of all 4 of my slug guns. Two of them have Green Mountain barrels, one is a Pedersoli Gibbs and...
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  • oldracer's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 09:59 PM
    I would seriously doubt that is a field or hunting gun due to the stock and large barrel. The rifling will require a wet and dry patch after each shot. The fore stock is meant to be sitting on a rest or "log" or "table" for matches. In a private...
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  • Pepe Ray's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 08:34 PM
    What's happened to KohlerK91? Hope it's nothing serious. Pepe Ray
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 02:42 PM
    Given the evidence I have seen in my terminal ballistics tests (40 yards into soaked, compressed phone books) of 30/30 boolits at a muzzle velocity of 1550 fps with a medium hardness alloy, you are good to go on any deer out to 150 yards. Just...
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  • oldracer's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 10:39 AM
    Since this rifle is a muzzle loader, the bullet will probably need to be bore diameter or as on the card 0.450 or maybe 0.451. The groove diameter is 0.457 which was what my BPCR guns were and I shot 0.458 diameter bullets BUT they were loaded from...
    25 replies | 621 view(s)
  • quilbilly's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 11:44 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread 7MM Lee Mold in Cast Boolits
    I really like that Lee 130 gr RNGC boolit for paper punching. In my 7mm TCU carbine, it has routinely been sub-MOA at velocities of about 1900 fps. It is definitely minute of coyote out at 300 yards. For larger game hunting I prefer the Lee...
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  • Springfield's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 02:03 AM
    The reason for the stitching is to use 2 thinner pieces of leather back to back so you have smooth leather on both sides. Stitching a solid leather belt doesn't do anything for the strength. My belts are one piece, and I make the carry belts out of...
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  • oldracer's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 11:59 PM
    Probably someone made themselves a chunk gun. The large and flat fore stock is meant to sit on a log or other similar surface. Since there is 45-70 engraved on it the barrel might be from a conversion. The high cheek piece and rearward mounted scope...
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    11-13-2017, 11:42 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread How's your weather ? in Our Town
    We now have had 5" of rain in the last 48 hours with more on the way. Late this morning I went down to the bay to check where I launch my duck boat. The wind was a steady 15 kts so the bay wasn't too bad but there was a empty van parked there...
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  • Pepe Ray's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 07:42 PM
    WTS Redding 3 BR powder measure with universal and handgun meter chambers WTS Redding 3 BR powder measure with universal and handgun meter chambers Excellent condition. Cash check paypal money order $125 Shipped I'll take it. PM to...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 05:14 PM
    Faster than you should need or want to. Most of the rifle cast calibers I shoot perform better accuracy-wise and field-wise at velocities well under maximum even on elk. Of course, this defies conventional wisdom but moderately soft...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 01:43 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread sabot source ? in Muzzleloading.
    I like the MMP sabots a lot. They used to make the sabots for all the other outfits as well but that may not be true these days. The MMP blue color sabot is the one that allows shooting 357 or 9mm in the 45 cal. muzzleloader. For some reason,...
    7 replies | 244 view(s)
  • quilbilly's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 01:18 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Lee .357 Bulits in Cast Boolits
    I have several of the Lee 357 molds. The one I use the most is the 125 gr RF which drops boolits at about 133 gr plus/minus 1 gr. I load that 125 boolit for light loads in my 38 sp. and in my 357 mag. load it for target at about 38+P velocity....
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    11-13-2017, 01:11 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread How's your weather ? in Our Town
    Our first big fall storm rolled through in the last 24 hours with 4" of rain and winds to 40. The ground is saturated now and the next storm rolls in late tonight so should bring in another couple inches of rain. My chainsaw is sharp and fueled.
    43 replies | 760 view(s)
  • quilbilly's Avatar
    11-11-2017, 03:03 PM
    I did several expansion tests some years back with 30 cal CB's using water soaked, compressed phone books at a distance of 40 yards and will be doing more shortly. Until now it was just 160 gr. RNGC's and 113 gr RFGC but will be doing 158 gr RFGC...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    11-10-2017, 02:58 PM
    Since every barrel has a personality, my range results with the 16" barrel Mossberg may not apply to your barrel. At the 100 yard range I tried RE-7, 4198, and 5744 all for velocities at around 1650 with the 180 gr RNGC boolit and the results...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    11-10-2017, 02:47 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    I have used those of and on for decades, especially on my 444 Marlin, but now that I use cast and have reduced loads accordingly, I no longer need one. As others have noted about plain base boolits, I barely know the 444 is going off with a plain...
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  • Pepe Ray's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 12:03 PM
    Hi Brad, In brief, yes that is doable & if I were 30 years younger that would be my first effort. BUT I'm not and , so far, my search has suggested that it would be very expensive, even if you could find someone capable to do it. Another method was...
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  • Pepe Ray's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 11:41 AM
    Those are the essentials. Details can be negotiated. My tale of woe as follows. I gave my grandson, for his B.D., a V. nice BRNO combo. 7x57R x12 gg with a set of 12 gg tubes for birds. I must have been having a blond moment 'cause I completely...
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    11-08-2017, 09:36 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread pickup trucks? in Our Town
    Small pickups, even with the extended cab and "suicide doors", don't have enough space for the medium size dog plus the baby IMHO. I am currently driving a Nissan Frontier which I got when Ford discontinued their Rangers. The Frontier gets 25%...
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  • Springfield's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 03:53 PM
    Mike doesn't ship out of the country, he has his things sent to somewhere in the US, I assume where he is originally from. I wouldn't even think of shipping out of country anyway, to easy to lose and/or get in legal trouble.
    15 replies | 592 view(s)
  • oldracer's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 02:45 PM
    One of our shooters has some heavy barreled rifles from an estate and I was very interested as they are heavy, very heavy but were weird calibers such as 36 or 44 or such. So I passed but I'll check to see if he still has them.
    18 replies | 631 view(s)
  • oldracer's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 02:42 PM
    Cases, what are those????? Used to shoot black powder cartridge 45-70 rifles, 25 to 50 shots or so at a range visit. Now with muzzle loaders, 20 shots is a good day!
    8 replies | 348 view(s)
  • Springfield's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 02:27 PM
    Ok, I talked to a very competent gunsmith who does lots of rifle work. He says the thread pitch is right but the diameters are different,so Uberti barrels won't fit Winchesters. So this is still up for grabs.
    15 replies | 592 view(s)
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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
GC Gas Check