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    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Savage 219 in Single Shot Guns
    Looking a little closer at this one today, I'm pretty sure some prior owner restocked this one at some point. The stock is obviously hardwood, and all other 219s I've seen had walnut. The forend is walnut (I think) but is obviously cut for a 20...
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    I'd heard that they went to the Micro Groove because it was cheaper to produce. Never owned a Micro Groove one, so can't say, but it seems if they were that much better, every other manufacturer would have copied it like the Savage Accu Trigger.
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    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    The older Marlins really are sweet rifles. All of mine are old waffle tops, and none are .30-30s, oddly. My son has one stamped with the Western Auto or Montgomery Wards name which is probably mid '60's vintage. Haven't run cast in it yet and he...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Savage 219 in Single Shot Guns
    There is a guy on a .22 Hornet facebook page I'm on who did just that with a 219 Hornet barrel and a 94 action, though I can't remember what gauge. I came into some 16 gauge shells, enough that when a well worn, but tightly locking model 94...
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    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Savage 219 in Single Shot Guns
    I shot it this afternoon at 25 yards with some light weight bullets and 6-7 grains of 700X. Grouped fine, but still hits quite low with the open sights (which are about as precise as open sights get for me, I like them). Trigger pull is decent. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    That 13 grains of Red Dot always seemed kind of hot to me, I'd start with ten or eleven grains.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    Well I started re-melting it. Have added a bit more oil and two green crayons along with a good squirt of LLA. I think this batch will be more tacky.
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    Yesterday, 09:36 AM
    Thank you!
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    Yesterday, 07:13 AM
    Well I went back to home depot to get a pre-cut length of schedule 40 pvc and used it to finish off the extra lube I made the other day. The schedule 40 pvc is the correct diameter to fit into the Lyman 450. The schedule 200 is to large and the I.D....
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    Yesterday, 06:06 AM
    Sorry Dusty, I did not realize that it was a quote and a copy and paste you had put in the post in reference to the lanolin. I thought that was your formula that you used for making this type of lube. Yes, I got my information from a sticky on...
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    Yesterday, 01:51 AM
    One like this one, just hoping not to have to order one from Midway. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1009199766/weaver-side-mount-scope-base-2-gloss
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    Yesterday, 01:23 AM
    Was in a LGS today and looked at one they make now, stainless, had probably a two inch barrel chambered in .45 ACP and set up so it didn't need a moon clip to extract. I liked it, and the .45 ACP has a lot more real man stopper factory loadings out...
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    Yesterday, 01:12 AM
    Looks like NOE makes a similar design mold to that one; http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_info.php?cPath=27_181&products_id=826&osCsid=kl2ut5nj9gs0duia2pobt7di47
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    Yesterday, 12:21 AM
    It's a 219 and it was drilled and tapped for a side base. Common enough, I have a .22 Hornet one done the same way, talks a Weaver #2 base, figured I'd ask before buying a new one.
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    02-16-2019, 08:58 PM
    If I may add, my oldest son killed a young doe with a .44 caliber XTP when he was 11 or 12 using a youth muzzle loader. Bullet was in a plastic sabot and used 70 grains of Hogdon Triple Seven. It was the most destructive gun shot wound I ever...
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    02-16-2019, 08:40 PM
    Everything I read says this is the base that fits the Savage 219, which I have one a prior owner drilled and tapped for a side mount. Anyone have one for sale of trade?
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    02-16-2019, 08:37 PM
    I used to be a very avid bowfisherman, shot a few carp every day during the warm months (I lived on a lake with a lot of carp). I bought a cheap smoker from Wal Mart that uses charcoal for heat and I used various types of wood. Seems like I just...
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    02-16-2019, 08:32 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Savage 219 in Single Shot Guns
    I have a ruined .30-30 barrel and a spare receiver someplace, somebody tried to drill and tap it for a top scope base and drilled into the chamber. I plan on eventually getting someone to put a liner in it to make it a .32 S&W Long or similar for a...
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    02-16-2019, 07:59 PM
    Dusty, where do you get your lanolin from?
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    02-16-2019, 07:57 PM
    Thanks Messy bear. Does the color look right? My thinking is maybe I should have added more olive oil, but then again I've read where some have just mixed 50/50 beeswax and Crisco without the olive oil, so even if I was a little short with only a...
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    02-16-2019, 07:56 PM
    A 7mm hollow pointed bullet of mine after it went through about two and a half feet of a white tail doe. Worked out well. Starting weight was 166 grains, finished up at 77.
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    02-16-2019, 07:39 PM
    Dusty I was making the basic Emmert's lube, at least that was the name that was attached to that formula. Not the improved Emmert's lube, but the basic lube formula. My sticks are a slight off white color and very slick. But, since I have not ever...
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    02-16-2019, 07:37 PM
    richhodg66 started a thread Savage 219 in Single Shot Guns
    I've been a fan of these for a while. My .22 Hornet is my favorite squirrel rifle, have a really nice one in .30-30 as well, but it is unmolested and I won't drill holes in it so it will only be as good as I can shoot the open sights. Seems...
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    02-16-2019, 07:20 PM
    I'd be real interested in finding out what mold those came from. If they are commercially cast, they are likely harder than you'd want for hunting, but if a guy could find that mold and cast them with soft points, I'd deer hunt with a small bore...
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    02-16-2019, 07:13 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 20 GA single shot in Our Town
    They are virtually indestructible and simple. I just like the handling characteristics of the Savage and Stevens models a little better, but will probably acknowledge that the H&Rs are probably more durable. For current production, these look...
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    02-16-2019, 04:43 PM
    Well I am needing some help on the lube makin project. I got it from a sticky. Since this is the first batch, I don't know what the consistency of this lube stick is supposed to feel like. I know how the NRA/Alox feels like, and this is not that....
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    02-16-2019, 12:20 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 20 GA single shot in Our Town
    Are you set on new? Lots and lots of good older ones out there cheap. H&Rs are good, I prefer the Savage/Stevens models 994 and the hammerless 220s.
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    02-15-2019, 08:43 PM
    Do you know what mold those 160 grain flat nosed cast bullets came from? If I were going to develop a cast bullet deer load, and I think you can do it, I'd go with a design like you describe, cast them with soft noses (there's a sticky about how...
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    02-15-2019, 08:39 PM
    That's a nice rifle and a nice deer. My Dad had one of those rifles for a while when I was growing up, but a lot of guns came and went and I don't remember him doing much with it.
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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"
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