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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 11:40 PM
    Seems almost like the .22 K Hornet. Everybody says the main advantage is longer case life. I hope it works out for you.
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    08-12-2018, 10:53 PM
    I bet this is the problem. Try dropping one through the cylinder, a bullet should stick in the chamber throat. You're getting blow by somehow and commercial cast bullets are often sized too small, cast too hard and use hard lubes that are more for...
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    08-12-2018, 10:09 PM
    What advantage does the improved version give?
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    08-12-2018, 09:27 PM
    I hear there's a lot of folks doing it in Colorado about now.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 05:44 PM
    This is my favorite at the moment, we all know how wishy washy we can all be at any given moment when it comes to the "Your favorite cast Boolit", so here is mine. It is from a hard to find Ideal mold, #429 303. I powder coated it in HF red, I think...
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    08-12-2018, 10:19 AM
    I read somewhere somebody analyzed it from a bunch of different criteria and determined the .30-40 Krag was the ultimate rifle cartridge for cast bullets. Not gonna disagree, it's a very good one. Guess it all depends on which of those criteria...
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    08-12-2018, 12:15 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Which one? in Leverguns
    I love the Marlins with that 2/3rds magazine and perch belly forends. I'd pick the Marlin.
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    08-11-2018, 10:48 AM
    Thanks RustyReel. It was a fun little project. Kept me off the streets for a few days.lol
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    08-10-2018, 12:53 PM
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    08-10-2018, 12:41 PM
    PickelHelm riding a bit low on his head?
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    08-10-2018, 07:09 AM
    A 23B in .25-20 is on my "Must Have Eventually" list. Very generous of your friend.
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    08-09-2018, 07:14 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Pawn shops in Our Town
    That's a great story. I love a happy ending. What are the odds of that happening? Congrats.
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    08-08-2018, 06:15 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Pawn shops in Our Town
    About six months ago, I swung through a relatively new shop which deals mostly in tools, but has a few guns, usually cheap shotguns and .22s. One stood out so I asked to see it and it was a well-sporterized '93 Mauser which he said was a 7x57. ...
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    08-08-2018, 04:59 PM
    Thank you, gents. I will close this thread, but please consider me committed on the group buy, I want one.
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    08-08-2018, 08:06 AM
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    08-08-2018, 07:05 AM
    I found in the archives where a successful group buy was done with Lee to make a run of these back in 2010. Is it possible to have Lee make one of these now without all the start up costs since they have the tooling set up (or did)? I'd like a six...
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    08-07-2018, 06:57 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 99 250/3000 in Leverguns
    The tangs are curved as is the lever. You'd have to do some serious work on it to convert to a straight grip. best option would be to trade it for what you want. My 99EG is in .300, most common variant and most common caliber. I love it and it's...
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    08-07-2018, 06:01 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Pawn shops in Our Town
    We have three in our little town, all of which I have bought a gun or two from, all are honest. One in particular is a third generation family business is he is a respected member of the community. He's always done me right. He also looks out for...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 10:49 AM
    I dropped a donation through paypal right after I got the email. I justify this as our site is a great gunclub without the overhead of a range ;)
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    08-06-2018, 10:40 AM
    bruce drake replied to a thread 32 win special cast in Leverguns
    The Lee 8mm 175gr mold that Grmps mentions is a great starting mold for this caliber. If you can find a Lyman 323470 it is a Louverin design round-nose gas-check design that is almost perfect at 165gr for this caliber. I have used both and...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 10:14 AM
    On Saturday, I loaded forty .225" sized, poly-coated and gaschecked Bator RN boolits into some reformed 22-6mm Remington brass for my newest wildcat Mauser 98 rifle. I'm going to try to get to the range this weekend to try them out at 50 and 100...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    08-05-2018, 10:44 PM
    The 340 grain shoots well in my .45-70 and casts bigger than .457, seems like they came out .459. I'm using an H&R Handi. Hollow bases are a pain to cast, but it may be more forgiving diameter wise and may be worth it.
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    08-05-2018, 09:41 PM
    That second thread about the dishwasher was painful to read. Glad I live somewhere that's universally friendly and respectful and I'm sorry that gentleman had to endure that. I dread getting old and Bob handled it with more grace and dignity than...
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    08-05-2018, 05:40 PM
    Did these guys go out of business? Was this the company up in NH that the plant blew up in the mid 2000's?
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    08-05-2018, 02:23 PM
    Sad news, indeed. I enjoyed his posts.
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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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