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    Today, 12:55 PM
    I absolutely agree with Doug and also prefer a little softer alloy. My personal rule is to look at terminal velocity versus boolit weight. Given the size boolits you are using, a terminal velocity of 1000 fps at the maximum range you intend to ...
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    09-16-2018, 04:20 PM
    Sounds legal to me in both states with the cap exposed and iron sights. You didn't say what part of western Oregon but that would be a fine tool in any firearm hunting season for the Willamette River bottoms if it is open. The best spots are...
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    09-16-2018, 01:29 PM
    One of my friends has not had any luck at all with cast boolits in his 6.5 Creedmore but my wife has a Mossberg 243 that absolutely loves 87 gr Loverin style boolits from an old Lyman mold shooting sub MOA regularly at 100 yards. I wish my old 6mm...
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    09-16-2018, 01:23 PM
    I have an old 244 Lyman Loverin style mold for an 87 gr boolit that my wife uses in her 243 Mossberg. The load is 11.2 gr of Unique and it is seriously accurate giving sub MOA groups at 100 yards. I wish my 6mm Rem shot as well with the same...
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    09-14-2018, 08:22 PM
    We just got our first serious rain since June 26 yesterday so the monsoons are coming. I will keep you informed.
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    09-11-2018, 12:59 PM
    I have just gotten started playing with this powder myself and so far have been impressed considering my bad experiences with other imitation black powders. My tests have been with 45 cal PRB. The powder seems roughly equivalent to my 3F Goex...
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    09-07-2018, 01:37 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread marlin micro groove? in Leverguns
    Thank you USCRA for explaining why my 444 with the MG barrel shoots so well with a 265 gr SWC-PB at 1300 fps. I have often puzzled about that.
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    09-07-2018, 11:50 AM
    I think it will work just fine at ranges 100 yards or less. My experience with muzzleloading using a 45 cal PRB says so with heart/lung shots and the velocity of the 130 gr PRB at 80 yards is less than yours would be.
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    09-01-2018, 12:41 PM
    Sounds like you have a boy or girl in the "oven". Big time congratulations!!! May you both have a long and happy life in the outdoors.
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    09-01-2018, 12:27 PM
    I use a similar weight boolit (265 gr 429 cal SWC-PB) with a sabot in my muzzleloader for elk and "long range" desert deer. My rule has been that when the velocity drops below 1050 for elk and 850 for deer, it is out of range. The Mv has been...
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    08-26-2018, 01:37 PM
    Not a 783 but a 770 in 308 that was so cheap on sale that I couldn't pass it up. One assumption that I made while looking at it at the store was that I doubted Remington made special runs of cheap barrels but used the same machines for all the 700...
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    08-22-2018, 08:49 PM
    I have a 7mm TCU carbine (basically a 7mm/223) that has done the job on our local deer with 140 gr. boolits at an MV of about 1700 fps including a couple over 200# on the hoof. Ranges have been 100 yards or less. All have been pass throughs with...
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reitired Navy officer, former fisheries biologist
Quilcene, Washington
fishing, hunting (blackpowder for big game and modern for all else), rockhound
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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