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    Today, 10:30 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread New Barrel in Factory Rifles
    I think I'll do this. I hardly ever shoot jacketed bullets through anything, but sure have enough to do this, might be fun to see how the other half lives for a while. I know (and there are all kind of opinions) that you should clean very often,...
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    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    richhodg66 started a thread New Barrel in Factory Rifles
    If a brand new in the box rifle is intended to be a cast only shooter, is it advisable to shoot some jacketed through it first to smooth things up? I know barrel break in procedures have been beaten to death and everybody has an opinion. Just...
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Pretty sure this was designed for the .25-20. You need this for that 23D.
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Fat doe in Our Town
    I'm always impressed by how much fat ours always seem to have too. Then again, where I hunt is farmed, milo and soybeans mostly, so they live in a grocery store.
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    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    I don't use them for jacketed bullets, only cast. I've never done anything to rounds after loading them unless I crimp for lever guns.
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    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread a new loader? in Our Town
    I used to reload with my dad, but didn't really get into it as a kid. Shot a lot of dad's reloads, though. While I was in the desert waiting on Operation Desert Storm to kicks off, I did a lot of corresponding with my dad via letters. I got the...
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    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Berdan to Boxer in Our Town
    As stated, opening up primer holes for very light loads is common practice. That round is rimmed, correct? If so, no need to worry about shoulder set back with very light loads either. Sounds like you lucked into a good deal. Do standard large...
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    Yesterday, 08:41 AM
    I killed a nice buck with a .308 a few years ago and used the Ranchdog 165 grain .30-30 bullet, 28 grains of IMR 4895 with a small tuft of Dacron pillow filling on top. The bullet was fairly soft, 50/50 COWW to pure with 2% tin, and I'm guessing at...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    What is 5.6x35R? Sounds about like a .22 Hornet?
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    Yesterday, 08:03 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Great books to read. in Our Town
    Lately, I've begun to read one I read a few years ago, it's on the Marine Corps' reading list for junior Marines and it is a good one, C.S. Forrester's Rifleman Dodd. I became a fan of Cormac McArthy a few years ago. He's not for everybody and I...
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    Yesterday, 02:36 AM
    Pictures?
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    11-19-2018, 08:09 PM
    You might want to check this out, though not a rolling block. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?371294-Nice-buck-with-my-Husky-9-3x57-and-NOE-285-gr-FN
    10 replies | 215 view(s)
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    11-19-2018, 04:23 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Shot a fawn in Hunting with CB's
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    11-19-2018, 02:33 PM
    I have a '70s vintage 99A (straight wrist, saddle carbine type) that has never shot very well at all and is my least favorite 99. It had one of the barrel mounted sling swivels on it when I got it and removing that at least made it cosistently on...
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    11-19-2018, 02:15 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Shot a fawn in Hunting with CB's
    They do grow them big here in the Midwest. I grew up in the deep south and about 20 years ago while hunting with some guys here, saw the first mature Kansas buck I had ever really seen on the ground. Darn thing looked like a horse to me, but...
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    11-19-2018, 01:21 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Shot a fawn in Hunting with CB's
    I have seen some still sporting some spots during our muzzle loader season in September, but that early, they are small enough to tell even at a distance. I was out this morning with the cross bow, the rut is definitely in, had deer running around...
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    11-19-2018, 12:39 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Shot a fawn in Hunting with CB's
    Don't know about Idaho, but here the fawns grow fast and even now, if they aren't standing in a group can be mistaken for adult does pretty easily. By January, they are as big as deer generally ever get down south.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 08:38 PM
    He was an awesome gunsmith and researcher for his time.
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    11-18-2018, 11:21 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread old fashioned in Hunting with CB's
    Gee, I thought you needed some kind of belted magnum and premium bullets that cost $5 apiece to kill a deer these days (I hope the sarcasm is evident). Congrats, nice deer, nice rifle.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 02:54 AM
    Look up a gentleman by the name of Frank De Haas. He was known as Mr. Single Shot and developed his own single shot action and also wrote a couple of books on gunsmithing the majority of the various single shot actions of the 19th and early 20th...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 02:37 AM
    country gent, great points!
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 02:37 AM
    If you are cutting down the 7.62x40 brass from LC or other military cases, your necks may need to be thinned as well. If you are using ready-made from Wilson or other brass sellers than disregard.
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    11-18-2018, 02:22 AM
    I'm looking to trade for any 6.8 SPC brass you find on the ground at your local ranges. I can trade equal weight in pistol cartridge brass in the following calibers that are deprimed and corncob tumbled: 9mm, 40S&W and 45ACP. By preference, I'd...
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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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