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    Today, 10:45 AM
    I just found a link for a lot of reading! Thanks Markopolo!
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    Yesterday, 01:14 AM
    Numrich Arms might have the parts you need
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    10-19-2018, 07:31 PM
    Thanks Wolfer. That's the nice thing about the roller....... no need to be fast, just need the first shot to be dead on. I really like the creativeness on your approach to the scope base. Most all my rifles are all optically enhanced too, my older...
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    10-19-2018, 07:08 PM
    ¥ certain hunter from the Orofino, Idahd, ' vicinity is going to be a mite more careful what he's shooting at from now on. Out hunting elk, he suddenly grabbed his rifle and fired away. It turned out that he'd blasted a farmer's horse out from...
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    10-19-2018, 07:00 PM
    I PC coat then check and size and then PC coat and size one more time at .225 for my AR15 with both my 55gr BATOR and my 69gr MiHec mold bullets. I use 24gr of IMR4831 and 20.5gr of IMR 4895 for the 69gr bullet and 21gr of Hodgdon 4895 for the 55gr...
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    10-19-2018, 05:12 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Almost in Hunting with CB's
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    10-19-2018, 05:07 PM
    Congrats Wolfer. How far a shot? What type of mount did you use for your scope?
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    10-19-2018, 04:00 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Great guns, what an epic adventure. Just saw a episode of Mountain Man last night that has this guy who was the only guy who lived on one of the bays of Kodiak Island and does a Brown bear guide service there for over thirty years. Great episode...
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    10-19-2018, 03:32 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Would you accept this?! in Cast Boolits
    Yup. New gun or total replace. Maybe better off with a total refund and move on. How exciting, bet you can't wait to see how they will handle the next "FIX" you might have down the road. lol
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    10-19-2018, 02:57 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Neat little gun in Leverguns
    Yes, I think they do have a nice carbine there. Now if they only would make one chambered in 45 Colt I'd be getting one.
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    10-17-2018, 10:01 PM
    Now that's cool!
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    10-16-2018, 08:01 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 7x57mm Mauser in Hunting with CB's
    The .358 is a good one, have used it with cast on deer myself, but you don't really need bullets that big to deer hunt effectively. The .30s and .32 I've used worked great. Was a little apprehensive about one this small, but if I haven't tagged...
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    10-15-2018, 07:04 PM
    Nice job! I have yet to kill one with a hand gun, still on my list to do someday.
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    10-14-2018, 11:05 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 7x57mm Mauser in Hunting with CB's
    It's a good bullet for what I've done with it. I'd be curious to see how it works on game, I kind of figured it was too light, but after seeing how well this bulle that was only 30 grains heavier penetrated, the soup can might work fine.
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    10-13-2018, 09:42 PM
    PPU brass is available and reasonable. Get a set of dies and it reloads just like any thing else. It's better than the .30-30 in that it can use spritzer type bullets if you like. Don't let the nay sayers tell you wrong, it's as easy to have ammo...
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    10-13-2018, 09:36 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread No meat today in Hunting with CB's
    The fawns are weaned now and still have a couple of months of relatively mild weather and good food sources. They'll be OK if orphaned now. That said, nothing wrong with your decision at all. I like to watch deer from my stand and watch a lot...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 12:20 PM
    I like Avogunner's suggestion to mark the brass for specific rifles/pistols. I may start doing that for the rifles I have multiples of to segregate the brass for each I have one Lee Enfield with a very sloppy chamber that requires necksized brass...
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    10-11-2018, 09:24 PM
    Charlie is back making them the last I knew a few months ago. He doesn't post a lot but he is on the forum regularly.
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    10-11-2018, 07:20 AM
    In the high 30s here this morning and finally not raining. Starting to feel like Fall.
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    10-10-2018, 10:02 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 7x57mm Mauser in Hunting with CB's
    This was 30 grains of IMR 3031. I got the data from the RCBS cast bullet manual for their 168 grain bullet. According to their data, should be a little over 1900 FPS. I've been shooting a lot of the soup cans through this rifle for practice. I...
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    10-10-2018, 09:58 PM
    For the Hornet, NOE makes a 45 grain WFN I have had great success with using two grains of Bullseye. The Lee 113 grain soup can works well in .30-30.
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    10-10-2018, 05:30 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 7x57mm Mauser in Hunting with CB's
    It does have a generous throat, that bullet base is still in the case neck and it feeds through the magazine slick as glass. That is the alloy I use, I think I would slow it down a bit if I do it again, but maybe not. This wasn't the best shot...
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    10-10-2018, 08:05 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 7x57mm Mauser in Hunting with CB's
    Could have worked different if the range were farther, the shot was better, etc., but killed quickly which is the important thing. I never found the gas check.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 12:27 AM
    Go to Ebay and make a custom search for dies you are looking for. I do that for specific molds or rifle components when I'm looking for new or used items. I get an email once a day on my searches if a new item is ever listed that meets my search...
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    10-10-2018, 12:06 AM
    The Type 99s are chambered in 7.7x58 (basically .31 caliber like an Lee-Enfield or Mosin-Nagant) and is comparable to 30-06 or 308Win in effectiveness. For reloading, its easier to load for than the Type 38s as you can use trimmed down and reformed...
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    10-09-2018, 10:33 PM
    Congrats. I've used a crossbow to take my bucks the past three years. Archery is the only way to hunt the rut here, and they legalized crossbows during the archery season a few years ago. They are effective weapons, but not like many people think...
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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