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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    Well, they shot alright. Considering the heavy trigger and primitive sights. About 3" groups consistently at 50 yards using a less than stellar bench set up with no rear support. The only adjustment the sights have is being drifted left and...
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    Today, 08:32 AM
    I may need to add some weight to this rifle, should be easy to do with the synthetic stock. No recoil pad on it, just a hard butt plate. Might need to get a slip on one.
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    Today, 07:47 AM
    They all seem to eat real well around here, even bucks during the rut. I hunt public land, but the state manages it and allows people to farm it, not sure how that deal works, but the deer on there eat real well on milo and soybeans. I don't grill...
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    Today, 07:39 AM
    Until just a few years ago, most of my deer kills were with muzzle loaders and I used that Lyman Plains bullet with some pretty heavy loads. Got the job done and I only ever recovered one bullet, but now older and smarter, I realize what I used was...
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    Today, 07:08 AM
    Several years ago, I bought a little CVA in .54 from a young man who had it advertised locally real cheap. The gun looks unfired, very plain, small and light, has a synthetic stock, not a nice rifle, but seems serviceable. I haven't in a few...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    What Newtire said.:goodpost:
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    Today, 05:42 AM
    A Roll crimp device spins. MEC loaders do not incorporate any spinning device for the purpose of creating a roll crimp on a shotshell.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Gp, went through my library and have a older copy of a Hodgdon 4th printing of Basic Loading Data. I'll scan and send you a PM with the file. Most of the powders are obsolete, but the wad column information is helpful I think.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 AM
    The big downside to enlarged sprue holes is when you go to cut it the greater amount of lead now created by the enlargement will be harder and more force needed. I had to open up two Lee .515 molds and now can only cut the sprue with a protected...
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    Today, 03:21 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Possibly Moving to Arizona in Our Town
    Dove hunting, Javalina, Wild turkey, Squirrel, Whitetail deer, Mule deer, Coues deer, Antelope, Sheep, Elk, Red heads, Canvasbacks, Teal, Mallards, Blue grouse, Mountain lion, Black bear. Just a few of the game animals. Of course then the fishing,...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    It will take a while to recover your grip strength as you will want to protect the stump for a while as its healing. Don't rush too fast to do pistol shooting with your right hand. But consider this as a perfect opportunity to reinforce your...
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    WTB/WTT I'm looking for a used set of reloading dies in either 260 Rem Ackley Improved or even an older 6.5-308Win AI wildcat for an upcoming winter project. If you know of the availability of a set, drop me a line and we'll discuss a purchase...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Back from Utah (long post) in Our Town
    Utah is beautiful. Moved from just outside the 285 perimeter south on hwy 85 toward Riverdale, Ga. Here's a image outside of Monticello while on my elk hunt. I ended up with a spike too.
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    Yesterday, 08:03 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Possibly Moving to Arizona in Our Town
    Right on!
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    Yesterday, 07:02 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Possibly Moving to Arizona in Our Town
    TomR, Lived in flag for most of my adult life. Went there from Atlanta where I worked for Delta to go back to college on the GI bill. Flag is nice. But it has grown lots since I livd there in the 90's. Flag medical center is a nice facility and i...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 02:48 PM
    Rich, just saw your post. Yes, the paper hulls are working perfect. The PW press was pretty much good to go. I did order a new o-ring to go under the powder dispensing area of the press to keep the powder leakage down, the old one was a little flat...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 09:26 PM
    Not a firearm misplaced but some extra components. I built a switch barrel 1911 in 45ACP and 400 Corbon (both government model slide setups) a few years back and recently added a Combat Commander 45ACP bull and barrel and slide to the setup for my...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 06:13 PM
    I have gotten to where I rarely shoot jacketed in anything. I'll keep using them in .223, but not .22 Hornet. Been shooting them in .270, but someone else cast them. I plan to start the 6mm pretty soon. Everything 7mm up is cast exclusively...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 10:22 PM
    I'm dealing with this very issue with a new AR10 upper in 6.5 creedmoor. My other reloads for my Mauser 98 chambered in that same caliber has no problem loading the cartridges but the new rifle is a no-go with the older reloads while new cartridges...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 07:17 AM
    Gonna miss him. I had no idea he was in bad health. Good man and very helpful on this forum.
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    09-17-2018, 10:10 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread stevens in Single Shot Guns
    You and I think alike. I am a fan of the whole Rook Rifle concept and have plans to build one up on a Savage 219 eventually. A .32 S&W Long would be cool, but have been thinking a .25-20 would be good too.
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    09-17-2018, 09:48 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread stevens in Single Shot Guns
    I wish ammo was still available for them. Got a rifle in it from Dad and found a mostly full box in his stuff, but won't shoot it. If you want more power out of a rim fire than a .22 LR now, you get the .22 WMR or .17 HMR, both of which are too...
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    09-16-2018, 09:37 PM
    Agreed. Hits hard too.
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    09-16-2018, 12:04 PM
    Are you looking to shoot cast in it? Seems the 6.5 would have the advantage there.
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    09-16-2018, 07:38 AM
    I think with big bores like that and flat nosed bullets, you'll be fine if you're getting the accuracy you need.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 06:47 AM
    He's a good guy, wish he hadn't left, but glad he's OK.
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    09-13-2018, 11:49 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Ovideo Mauser in Military Rifles
    Thanks for the tip.
    56 replies | 3632 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