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    Today, 09:32 AM
    Among other reasons for a drop tube is getting the powder to the bottom of the barrel so there is nothing to catch the paper patch. The bullet and patch is a slip fit in the barrel, the patch is dry wrapped and a lost shot if the patch strips. It is...
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    01-14-2019, 03:36 PM
    Been reading the flyers, should be a real good shoot, muzzle loading rifle, pistol, and shotgun too
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    01-10-2019, 11:03 AM
    That is a fact, gents. Everything I know about loading/casting, I learned from Wayne! He set me up with equipment and showed me how to use it! Wayne, I'll give you a shout next time I'm down that way!
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    01-10-2019, 11:01 AM
    In regards to bear hunting, do you mean Shenandoah National Park? I've only ever bear hunted the Dismal Swamp, but that was back when I lived in Tidewater. I do love some smoked backstrap though.. Haha
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    01-10-2019, 08:21 AM
    I guess I should’ve specified, I do have reloading equipment;(RCBS Rock chucker, Lyman scale, Redding powder measure) but have no place to have it set up, so don’t reload at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    01-09-2019, 09:12 PM
    I’d like to have a GP100 in .357 one day, but have also looked at a smaller revolver to carry when the Glock is too big. Why 7mm-08 over .30cal? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    01-09-2019, 09:09 PM
    We have several pawn shops around with no shortage of old Remington’s, savages, and the like. What should I look for in an old wood stocked used gun? I figured one of the older Rem700’s (or the like) would be a good workhorse and hand me down to...
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    01-09-2019, 09:07 PM
    Thanks! I pop in from time to time. Mostly reading, but occasionally posting as time allows. Haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    01-09-2019, 03:34 PM
    *Mods, please move if it doesn't belong here* Hello All! If you were to start all over on the road to collecting guns, how would you prioritize what to get? I'm a young married fellow with 2 young'ins and looking to get the best 'bang'...
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    01-08-2019, 02:04 PM
    Arisaka99 replied to a thread Short squirrel hunt in Rimfire Area
    I love to squirrel hunt, but the wife always gives me a hard time. "I love to watch them, don't shoot themm!", etc... I still enjoy it!
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    01-03-2019, 09:52 AM
    Sika, Have you had good luck with Green Top? I went there once, but didn't have the best experience. The people didn't seem to want to help us out, and we were looking to buy a safe at the time. Haven't been back since, but maybe I'll have...
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    01-01-2019, 10:17 PM
    Intersting book from Pioneer Press, a part of Dixie gun works. A lot of it was orders for supplies that the buffalo hunters placed with the supply houses. Lead bars, kegs of powder and primers are in a good many of the orders. Sharon Cunningham was...
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    01-01-2019, 12:08 AM
    Carpet felt is getting hard to find. I use fiber and card wads from one of the dealers, Mike makes 14 ga and keeps them in stock. I can get you contact info
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    12-23-2018, 10:34 PM
    I load a 400 ball with 20 thousands teflon patching in my Green Mountin barrel.Once the ball/patch is short started it slides easily down a clean barrel, same with the 500 ball 20 tho patch in the 50 barrel, Hammering the ball does all kinds of bad...
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    12-23-2018, 10:07 PM
    My Walther will not chamber anything bigger than 356. and yess an M die cut for short case
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    12-22-2018, 11:41 PM
    More than one has been adjusted in the field with a forked tree. My 870 was
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Diden't work any job I diden't like any longer than I had to.
South Western Indiana
Old tractors, Muzzleloading shotguns Good bird dogs
Retired Paramedic, Just farming now


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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