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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    The first "small bore" cast bullet deer I killed was with my 340 (actually, a Sears named Savage 340). Used an old Ideal mold of the 31141 and 25 grains of the B-West BW 36 powder that burned like 3031. Good load that shot well in mine.
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    Yesterday, 06:32 AM
    Been living in north central Kansas about 25 years now, came here from Anchorage. Funny, right from get go, we saw hundreds more bald eagles in Kansas than in Alaska, they are all over the place in the coves of the rocky lake we lived by. Besides...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 09:54 PM
    Interesting. I would think the two smaller weight wadcutters would provide the bet chance of "accuracy" but if we are being honest, you are just really looking at something to hit a bad guy at under 5 yards. so if one of the bullets are tumbling...
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    04-16-2019, 09:30 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread in Our Town
    Tried clicking on the old link in my favorites and instead of coming up with "page unavailable" like it has been for a while, there was a Microsoft page that suggests that the domain is available(?) Guess it's gone for good this time. Gonna miss...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 03:39 PM
    There are newer threads addressing the old rollers.
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    04-15-2019, 11:21 PM
    Here we go;
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    04-15-2019, 10:55 PM
    A 1983 Kawasaki KZ1100 LTD. Beat up, but had all the Vetter fairing and bags. I've just about gotten out of riding the past few years, still have my KLR 650 which I'll probably keep til I die and my Triumph Bonneville. Didn't even get the Bonnie...
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    04-15-2019, 07:55 PM
    Mine is a good shooter with every cast load I ever shot in it, it's never seen a jacketed bullet since I've owned it. They're better rifles than they are given credit for and I haven't seen a decent one any cheaper than $225 in a while. By the...
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    04-15-2019, 07:41 PM
    I went up in it about 20 years ago when the wife and I went to Paris. Impressive. Very sad day to see it destroyed like that.
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    04-15-2019, 07:39 PM
    We keep a bone stock one with a scope loaded next to the door for whatever varmints are about. I think it's an 80's vintage one. Always been accurate for me, trigger is acceptable. Most reliable .22 auto loader ever with possible exception of the...
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    04-15-2019, 07:03 AM
    richhodg66 started a thread Prayers for Gary in Our Chapel
    Wouldn't say he's been a close friend, but I've known him a long time, active guy in our little town who had two daughters close to my two son's ages so I've had a good bit of contact with him over the years. Anyway, he's been fighting leukemia for...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-14-2019, 10:13 PM
    I'll take them! Send me a PM with your address and i'll put payment in the mail tomorrow. Bruce
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-13-2019, 05:19 PM
    Thx bdicki, I'll add it to the cabinet.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    04-13-2019, 01:26 PM
    I have a couple of spare #2s. I could use a #12 if you have one to trade, but if not, it's yours for the asking, just PM me where to send it.
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    04-13-2019, 09:49 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread An open apology in Our Town
    Sounds like an honest mistake to me and that you were straight with the guy. If he's butt hurt and can't accept that, he's the one with the problem. Sounds like someone I'd not do business with in the future.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-13-2019, 08:36 AM
    The metal is in pretty good shape. No rust, just some fading from handling.
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    04-12-2019, 08:38 PM
    That is a possibility no doubt Drydock. I will know more tomorrow after I do some drops and column height testing. I have a 36" drop tube I made last year, so if I need to I will just make a support backer for the measure and use it in conjunction...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 08:22 PM
    BrentD, you might be correct, but I won't know til I try it. The velocity of the powder may not be high enough to compact it like a straight tube will. I'll have a better idea tomorrow when I start so see how it flows through the spiral. Hopefully...
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    04-12-2019, 08:00 PM
    Since I located a 1895 Ideal Black Powder measure so it was time to do a BP build for this dedicated BP measure. This is the project. It will progress bit by bit over the coming weeks as I have time to put it together. Today was the start. A word of...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 07:40 PM
    Here's the start of the new powder drop made with 1/4" ID copper tubing. I've decided to do a spiral tube using a 2" rolling pin as the form. This will give me a 34" tube drop in a 22" distance. I took a large sheet of paper and drew a line at a 45...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    04-10-2019, 01:53 PM
    You'd need to change the magazine and bolt face at least. I have one in .222 and also a Stevens 322 in .22 Hornet, definitely set up differently.
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    04-10-2019, 07:38 AM
    The epitome of bravery and patriotism. RIP LTC Richard Cole.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    04-09-2019, 11:16 PM
    well, I finally did it, I read an archived post from one of our past Moderators (Buckshot) who had modified a German 88 Commission rifle with a 1903 springfield rear sight to give him some windage capabilities on the old rifle. Considering the...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    04-08-2019, 07:22 PM
    I've done it and decided it's more trouble than it's worth. Had a high reject rate if you don't do it just a slight amount at a time. This video is pretty much the procedure I used.
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    04-08-2019, 07:10 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Danger in Our Town
    At least that wouldn't create an unsafe condition. I'm surprised it even generated enough pressure to burn the powder with a bullet that under sized.
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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