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    12-12-2017, 03:01 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Building a dock in Our Town
    You never mentioned how deep the pond is or how steep the sides are. Does the pond go up/down very much for irrigation drawdown? Most of the plastic barrels I see are 3-1/2 to four feet tall so if partially filled with rocks and flooded could be...
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    12-09-2017, 03:59 PM
    If the boolit looks good and is within 1.5% either side of average it is good enough for me. I just finished weighing a batch of 186.5 gr 30 cals. and only tossed ones under 185 or over 188 but most were between 185.5 and 186.8. Other molds or...
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    12-09-2017, 03:51 PM
    Whichever one I am shooting today
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    12-05-2017, 02:50 PM
    Question for you. At NCBS I sponsor and event called the "practical rifle shoot" which is 10 rounds in 3 minutes with iron sights offhand at a mystery distance. This thread is making me rethink that a bit for us old geezers (i assume we are both...
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    12-04-2017, 02:35 PM
    I sort pistol boolits by appearance but rifle boolits I sort by appearance and weight. I have been amazed at the variations of rifle boolit weights coming from the same mold with the same alloy with good appearance. I allow a little less than 1%...
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    12-03-2017, 08:16 PM
    Check the Midsouth price of the six-hole new molds. It was the same. I for one would not get rid of it. I have both the old Bator style and the new one. My Hornet loves the old style while my 223 bolt gun likes the new style that is a couple...
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    12-03-2017, 03:59 PM
    Congratulations on your win and your recovery. May you have many wins in the future.
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    11-30-2017, 05:22 PM
    A Muzzle Tamer on a 30/30 is certainly not necessary in a T/C Contender carbine and you may eventually want to defeat it because of the horrendous noise and blowback by reducing the velocity of your boolits. I have a TCR in 338 WM with that device...
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    11-28-2017, 02:13 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread TC Hawken .45 in Muzzleloading.
    Another amen to that. I take out the nipple after every shooting day to clean it after I fully clean the barrel then grease the threads before replacing the nipple.
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    11-26-2017, 08:42 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread TC Hawken .45 in Muzzleloading.
    Amen to this. You should always do this just to make sure nothing is in the flash channel like a little oil. Sometime even this doesn't work so you have to develop a sense of humor when the deer is standing there laughing at you while you fumble...
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    11-26-2017, 03:32 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread TC Hawken .45 in Muzzleloading.
    I have two T/C 45's and both are exceptionally accurate with my own cast PRB in front of 55 gr of 3F Goex. I have no experience with Triple 7 and have never used anything but standard #11 caps. Both rifles have filled the freezer many, many...
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    11-26-2017, 03:17 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread .410 shotguns in Hunting with CB's
    The 410 slugs I have seen are basically 9mm projectiles. Some years back, I used 9mm 125 gr CB's in my 45 cal muzzleloader with sabots and got several deer with them before I switched back to PRB. Velocities were about the same in the ML and...
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    11-23-2017, 02:09 PM
    I always thought of my 9mm Luger T/C carbine as my version of a rook rifle. It is my favorite "walking around" rifle.
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    11-23-2017, 02:04 PM
    Back to all of you from the flooding Olympic Peninsula.
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    11-16-2017, 02:42 PM
    Given the evidence I have seen in my terminal ballistics tests (40 yards into soaked, compressed phone books) of 30/30 boolits at a muzzle velocity of 1550 fps with a medium hardness alloy, you are good to go on any deer out to 150 yards. Just...
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    11-15-2017, 11:44 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread 7MM Lee Mold in Cast Boolits
    I really like that Lee 130 gr RNGC boolit for paper punching. In my 7mm TCU carbine, it has routinely been sub-MOA at velocities of about 1900 fps. It is definitely minute of coyote out at 300 yards. For larger game hunting I prefer the Lee...
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reitired Navy officer, former fisheries biologist
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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