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    Today, 07:57 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Got my buck in Hunting with CB's
    Very nice. What method did you use? I hear the beetles they use for this purpose work real well. I did one a few years ago on a big one I found. We boiled what was left off using Borax and a big steel buck and campfire. Worked well, but took a...
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    Today, 08:24 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Savage 99 in 25-35 in Leverguns
    I bought new .25-35 brass to make .22 Savage High Power brass out of not long ago, so easy enough to get her up and running. I love Savage 99s and have several. You don't see .25-35 ones very often. Buy the rifle if you can afford it. You'll...
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    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    An awful lot of older shotguns out there with old "Poly Chokes" and such on them. If you opened one of these up to improved cylinder or so, would they be Ok to shoot steel loads through?
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    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Did I Make A Mistake? in Leverguns
    There's a Pre '64 one in a local shop here. Been there a while, priced at $750 or so. It'll likely be there a while. The .32 Special is a neat caliber if you cast. I do have a late '40s vintage Marlin I saved from a pawn shop rack. Took a...
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    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    They are fun rifles. Get yourself a brass catcher, you'll be glad you did.
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    12-08-2017, 07:41 AM
    I killed two deer this year and processed them myself, like most years. I'm not quite as in to it as I used to be, but we eat venison, a good bit of it. I have found myself not liking to kill anything without a good reason. A couple of years...
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    12-08-2017, 06:52 AM
    There was a big one in Lawton, Oklahoma which close a few years ago. It was my favorite store there. They had a smaller one in Altus for a while and I think there was one in New Mexico someplace. Hated to see it go.
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    12-07-2017, 10:32 PM
    Son of a biscuit! Beat again! And I just got a 357-44 B&D Finish Reamer in the mail today for another pet project of mine!
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    12-06-2017, 11:51 PM
    That's a nice buck. I like to hunt from tree stands and get them very close too.
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    12-06-2017, 10:39 AM
    unlubed straight out of the mold with the following lead alloy run: 50lbs of Magnum Lead shot/5lbs of Roto Metals Super Hard Alloy/5lbs of 60/40 Solder (14 Brinnell) Measured 5 bullets pulled at random: .4015" weight: 145.6gr Hope this...
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    12-06-2017, 08:09 AM
    There's a thread posted just yesterday of a hog kill with a Hi Point carbine, take a look at that. Looked to me like the old .45 ACP is a better hunting cartridge than usually given credit for.
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    12-06-2017, 07:47 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Dogs ....a blessing . in Our Town
    Me too, much better companions than many think. However, I love dogs too. I'm real glad that little one found another person to love. Shelters often have older dogs whose owners passed and no one wanted them, always breaks my heart to see it,...
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    12-05-2017, 09:13 PM
    Cool. I'm this close to getting one of those High Point carbines.
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    12-05-2017, 08:08 PM
    This is all good news. I'm gonna try it, I think. Fosters are cheap at Wally World and they'll probably go on sale with deer season ending Sunday.
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    12-05-2017, 03:11 PM
    I use a Lee .401 push through sizer and it sizes up nicely. I'll pull an unlubed as-cast out of the box tonight to give you a reading for pre-sizing.
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    12-05-2017, 08:30 AM
    I don't have an answer to your question, but I have watched those 464s with casual interest. I kind of wish Mossberg would do more with them in terms of variants (hate that Tacticool version) and calibers. If it will handle longer cartridges than...
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    12-05-2017, 07:15 AM
    I found some data, rather was sent some. Not sure I want to mess with it and will likely leave these to a more knowledgeable shotgunner. They are kind of neat, though.
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    12-05-2017, 07:11 AM
    This has probably been asked before, but since Fosters are supposed to be full diameter, are they safe and do you see any benefit from shooting them in a rifled barrel? Fosters are cheap and easily available, just got to wondering. A concern...
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    12-05-2017, 12:04 AM Check this mold out if you have a long wait time from Lyman. My 400 Corbon 1911 loves this LEE 145gr SWC. It comes out at close to 148gr with my standard alloy...
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    12-04-2017, 11:57 PM
    Have you slugged the barrel to ensure that is in spec for a .308 caliber barrel? I've known some Palma and Benchrest rifles be extremely tight on their specs. To the point they are often .299"/.307" on their bore and groove measurements of their...
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    12-04-2017, 11:49 PM
    45-70 Express Loads. You can probably easily duplicate this load from Remington.
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    12-04-2017, 11:37 PM
    LEE makes an affordable 200gr copy of the Lyman 311299 for you to experiment with. I would also recommend the Lyman 311291 (170gr Round nose design) as well as LEE's 155gr C.E. Harris designed spirepoint. I haven't used my Lyman 311413, 175fe...
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    12-04-2017, 11:18 PM
    bingo! Seems like this is the easiest answer if you have a 8x57 FCD die already.
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    12-04-2017, 10:17 PM
    I think the 110 series are the best things going anymore in new rifles. I have an '80s vintage plain jane one in .223 that is crazy accurate. Son's deer rifle is a basic one with synthetic stock in .308 that came as a package deal and it was a...
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    12-04-2017, 08:14 PM
    Wife was driving home the other night and saw a half grown black cat lying curled up in the middle of the road. Of course, she turned around to check on it and it was friendly and meowed. A sheriffs deputy saw her turn around and stopped to check...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    12-04-2017, 04:09 PM
    well. Necro posting again. I've got a 357-44 B&D finish reamer coming in the mail. For the price I got it for on Ebay, it was cheaper than renting a reamer. Hopefully I don't need to send it in to PT&G for resharpening once it gets here. ...
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    12-03-2017, 08:28 PM
    VFW and American Legion are the lead dogs on such matters when you're retiring. The DAV is probably also a good route.
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