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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    Kev18, I will post my work up and components along with my methodology so a complete grasp of my approach to these loading can be discerned.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 PM
    Well I think the op was specifically speaking to the 1887 model, NOT the Winchester model 1901. 1901 IS the model number in this case that Winchester used different steel in than what was used in the 1887 model. Easy to tell which model you have....
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    There's a fella on here who posts in the shotgun forum a lot who has several old Damascus ten gauge doubles he shoots buck shot though. Can't remember what his screen name is at the moment, but he seems to have it figured out pretty well.
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    Today, 02:48 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Sunflowers & Doves in Our Town
    I never have dove hunted really and want to this year. The public land I hunt on usually has a lot of them when I'm out during muzzle loader season, and there are usually fields of milo planted. I have a few corners I could sit in and wait for...
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    Today, 01:39 PM
    Kev, I know many do that. For myself I will stick to black on those guns made and ment for black. I wish you continued success in your endeavors with substituting smokeless.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    fair enough! hopefully someone else will benefit from the PIF also.
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    Today, 09:17 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Savage 99 30-30 in Leverguns
    I love 99s and have a few, though not a .30-30. All the .30 and bigger ones shoot cast well for me. I would want a bullet a little heavier and have a flat nose to hunt deer with, though. Something along the lines of the 311041 or similar. It...
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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    richhodg66 started a thread Attention LEOs in Our Town
    It was pretty close to home here recently, two officers in the suburbs of KC were killed transferring a prisoner. Not sure of all the details, but the thug apparently got ahold of one of their sidearms. The male officer was DOA as I recall, the...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    I was wondering if replacing the magazine follower with a follower from a 9mm or 38 super 1911 magazine wouldn't work?
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    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    Glad you found an answer to your problem! I've considered getting one of those Beretta 92S models for a while and probably get one or a American police trade-in 92FS one day. Although to be honest, I loved my Taurus 99AF model which was the same...
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    Robert, what is the 250 grain cast bullet you're using?
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    Drm50 I think you hit it on the head. It's so easy to think that I'll just use a lite load of smokeless and it will be ok. I'm sure it is tempting to many, but if you want to shoot smokeless, than the best way to do it is to buy a firearm made...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    brstevns, I got your PM. I'll get it in the mail this week. Bruce
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    Winchester 1887 in 10 & 12 gauge.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    The 1887 models, both the 10 and 12 gauge were made for black powder. Winchester did not start using fluid steel until the 1901 model, that model is made for smokeless powders. I am working on data for both the 10 & 12 gauge. I have one of each...
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    Yesterday, 09:22 AM
    I don't know if you hunt with cast or not. I've been hunting deer exclsivelt with cast and the occasional arrow now for almost ten years and .30s work just fine under the conditions I hunt, but there is definitely an advantage to having a bigger...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Coffee in Our Town
    I had never heard that coffee contributed to gout. I've never had it but have a neighbor who suffers with it and it is apparently pretty miserable.
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    Yesterday, 08:59 AM
    About a year ago, I bought a beater commercial Mauser with the intent of reboring it to .35 Whelen. Oddly, I have been shooting it a lot, just plinking at 100 yards with cast bullets my Dad gave me a whole lot of, mostly Lyman 311466s. It may be...
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    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    I have always been intrigued by the idea of the .338-06, but your bullet selection will be much better with the Whelen. Any .38 Special revolver bullet will work for plinking loads.
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    Yesterday, 08:19 AM
    I would love to have such a rifle. I have a ruined Savage 219 .30-30 barrel I will eventually turn into a Rook rifle like that, but it'll sure cost more than $45. Several years ago I bought an Iver Johnson top break in the short .32. Trying to...
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    07-14-2018, 11:40 PM
    1qt ATF, 1qt 5W30 motor oil and 8oz of Hoppes #9 (If California allows Hoppes to be sold in their state...) Mix and pour into squirt or shaker bottles. If you can't get a decent Ed's Red mix, this is my cleaning oil blend and it doesn't stink up...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 11:27 PM
    Mattw, I got your PM. I'll get it in the mail this week. I've done the same on a couple of my 30 caliber rifles also in the past. Bruce
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    07-14-2018, 10:53 PM
    I recently received two small lots of odd brass from the PIF board and in return, I'm now offering two bullet molds for folks to pick up for free to try. IF you own a 36 caliber blackpowder pistol/rifle or a Makarov and are willing to size it...
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    07-14-2018, 09:58 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    I'll agree with Saudi and Kuwait. Seemed like they accounted for it by building all the roads with very wide lanes and big medians.
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    07-14-2018, 09:55 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Coffee in Our Town
    I'm hopelessly addicted. Usually drink it most of the day, gotta have two or three cups when I get up to be able to think. I've tried to cut back from time to time, yeah, didn't work. Sodas and tea don't hack it either. And I never learned to...
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    07-14-2018, 08:48 PM
    richhodg66 started a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    Had to do a whirlwind trip down to College Station and back. Now, I had a Texas Driver's license for most of the time I was in the Army, have lived in the state off and on, was born there, but it's been a few years since I really drove deep into it...
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    07-13-2018, 06:17 AM
    I'm a bit surprised too, it doesn't seem like it became a lead story until the very last few days of it. Not sure why. When those miners in Chile were trapped, it made news and people followed it more closely, I'd have guessed that due to the...
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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
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