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    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    They're better rifles than a lot think, at least mine have been. Pretty good cast shooters too, and now all the manufacturers have boxer primed brass available. Clean her up and start working with it, I bet you'll like it for the price. Gotta...
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    Yesterday, 06:54 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Blue Tongue in Hunting with CB's
    I'm seeing a lot of deer, I doubt this will be a wide spread die off, also not sure that's even what it is, just wondered what killed a buck who was in his prime, he's a long way from a paved road and I highly doubt it was a poaching incident or...
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    07-21-2019, 11:06 PM
    Not worth free? I don't understand that, if 1/3rd of a hundred pound bucket is lead that's 30+ pounds of lead for nothing except sorting. I'm all about free lead. I occasionally will get some wheel weights from a tire place. A lot of them are...
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    07-21-2019, 04:45 PM
    Saw quite a few vultures swarming around an area of my place and roosting in the trees, we'd flush them every time we drove in or out. Went over to look around in the woods. Took a surprisingly long time for me to find it, but there was a pretty...
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    07-21-2019, 10:17 AM
    I think hand tools were it. Someone posted an odd press being sold on ebay recently and Pressman said reloading began to take off in the 1920s. I was told reloading was quite popular before the advent of smokeless powder because all the...
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    07-20-2019, 08:47 AM
    Image of when I was checking the fit of the 9.3 into the action of my 410 bolt shotgun action and magazine.
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    07-20-2019, 08:38 AM
    I just use my Lee universal deprimer. It's deep enough to decap even the tall 74mm cases.
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    07-20-2019, 08:35 AM
    Sweet looking work on that puppy gramps.
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    07-20-2019, 08:09 AM
    I've always been a lot better at dealing with heat than with cold, but it's kind of evened out over the years and now I don't care for heat so much. Too many years in too many deserts in the Army. I will say, you really don't know what hot is...
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    07-20-2019, 07:56 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread New rifle in Military Rifles
    They're better rifles than a lot of people think. It's been a long time, but I did the cast thing in one years ago and tried downloading it to see how low you can go before it starts to malfunction and you can go way, way lower on charge than you'd...
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    07-19-2019, 07:54 PM
    In most cases...as long as you stay away from using the modern plastic wads in your brass cases, and stick to a over powder card, a fiber wad (s) and top over shot card sealed with a glue the pressure will not be a issue. The old system before the...
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    07-19-2019, 07:44 PM
    I guess it just kinda depends on how much fooling around ya Wana do with the 410. Easiest is to just buy good quality shells, save the empties for reloading later if that happens or at worst you sell the empties here on the S&S forum. Next, would be...
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    07-19-2019, 06:59 PM
    I'm shooting both of those in my swede roller. Unless your targets are silhouettes the 450 is fine and less recoil, with metal plates, extra weight is your friend with longer boolit contact time. Here's mine.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    07-19-2019, 01:52 PM
    It's done well in my H&R at Trap Door levels, 30 grains or so of 5744.
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    07-19-2019, 09:20 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Reboring a 1899Sav in Leverguns
    Niether one is exactly a power house. Use on grizzlies is a stupid argument, if you live where they are and are worried about it, you can buy a new .338 Win mag for what the rebore will cost you and not worry about screwing up a collector piece. ...
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    07-19-2019, 07:26 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Eisenhower as a Hunter in Our Town
    I am fortunate in that I live maybe ten miles from Ike's home town where his museum and presidential library are located. An amazing man for sure, true patriot. Wish we could get a presidential candidate like him again, but it'll never happen. ...
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    07-18-2019, 09:54 PM
    This is something I will eventually get around to trying. I have a .32 muzzle loader and cast up some .310 round balls a while back to try. What loading of powder should I start with? I'm fairly knowledgeable about muzzle loaders and have hunted...
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    07-18-2019, 07:05 PM
    Add IMR4895 to that list and I think I could be set. I have been using a lot of 700X lately. Good stuff in a lot of things and my old Lyman manual has data for it in just about everything.
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    07-18-2019, 06:08 PM
    Good to know. I kind of like to use things as they were intended, so thinking about just procuring the old shell holders. Besides Ebay, there's a brick and mortar old school shop about 50 miles away with a gentleman who must be close to 90, but if...
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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