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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Encore in Single Shot Guns
    White eagle, you're going to need to do this before you make any progress with your ammo and gun. Right now you're just trying things by trial and error. Watch this video and see how to measure headspace on your gun and barrel. Once you know where...
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    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    The "blobish" is your eyes, not the dot. Anyone with any astigmatism or very early on-set cataracts will have some minor distortion in what they see. It's not really of any concern. I see a distorted dot and it hasn't effected my grouping at all. I...
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    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    That's true. However, all the data was from your gun and you're the shooter. I just wanted to know what difference it made for YOU. Keeping everything the same, including the shooter, I wondered if there was a difference in the end result? Simple...
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    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Encore in Single Shot Guns
    Neck sizing only is rapidly falling out of favor. Sooner or later you're going to have to full length size anyway. It sounds like your neck sized cases are stretching too much when fired and causing the primer problem, and the case head separation....
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    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    My question is this: difference in accuracy?
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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Encore in Single Shot Guns
    If I were you, I'd measure the headspace on the gun/bbl combo. I have two MGM barrels and there's nothing wrong with the way they make them. However, they have tolerances and so do the guns. Add that to what the sizing die is producing and you could...
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    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Encore in Single Shot Guns
    The Encores will go to max pressure, you have something else wrong with your gun. There is a very simple way to check headspace on these guns, and it's pretty easy to correct. Are you using aftermarket barrels on your gun? It sounds like you...
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    04-16-2019, 01:23 PM
    I don't use much AA5 anymore. It was my favorite powder for my 38Super race gun using Gold Dots and light charges. I think it's a good powder for what you're planning on using it for. I find it has limited uses, but where it works it works well.
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    04-16-2019, 09:26 AM
    It can be dangerous. I had a friend of mine who went about three hundred yards from his house to cut down some trees he wanted for firewood. When he didn't return for supper his wife went looking for him. Somehow the tree he was cutting got hung up...
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    04-15-2019, 01:41 PM
    A Harley. I'd never ridden on one before and had the dealer deliver it to my house. We wheeled it up the front steps and put it in the front hallway. That was fifty years ago when I was young and didn't know any better. I ended up riding it down the...
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    04-14-2019, 09:13 AM
    At a measured 114 yards with my 1886 Win 45-70 (distance from my porch to the backstop). I'm not sure if I could do better with a scope. This is with a Burris FF3 3moa. It debunks the idea that you can't shoot good groups with a red dot. You just...
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    04-12-2019, 06:29 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Pellets or powder in Muzzleloading.
    Loose is better for two reasons: you can use exactly the amount your rifle/load likes best, and pellets can crack when being pushed down and the result is a different burn characteristic. Accuracy overall is better with loose.
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    04-12-2019, 08:56 AM
    Win 1886 45-70. Turnbull mount. Shoots great. Thought I'd try it and I was getting five shot sub 2moa at 114 yards. Burris FF3 and it holds zero with no problem.
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    04-11-2019, 09:42 AM
    I've used them for many years. I've owned at least two dozen red dots over the years, both can style and reflex. I find the reflex more difficult to use in some ways, but they have advantages in other ways. They're smaller and more "holster...
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    04-09-2019, 02:25 PM
    Simply measuring the cut will show it's wider on the right side (as you're "aiming" the gun). As per the provided link above, the first responder got it wrong. Amazing how many people give advice without actually knowing the answer. If you read past...
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    04-09-2019, 07:56 AM
    You always drift a dove tailed sight out from left to right (as looking down the barrel the same way you look to aim). Dovetails aren't parallel on the sides, they're a trapazoid cut. This applies to every make gun I've ever seen. Fillers and new...
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    04-06-2019, 11:58 AM
    NSB replied to a thread .44mag case length in Cast Boolits
    I haven't trimmed a straight walled handgun case in the last thirty years. It only grows after sizing...which is pretty normal. In any event, your cases are safe to use. Here's a thought: size one and see what happens. I know you don't have to in...
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    04-06-2019, 10:58 AM
    Have two Dillon, one Redding turret, and an RCBS single stage. I use the turret almost exclusively. It's not the fastest, and it's only real advantage over the single stage is not having to change the dies. But, it still makes enough ammo for me to...
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    04-05-2019, 03:43 PM
    Follow the loading manual, not internet comments. You never know anything about who's giving advice on the net, but the manual is pretty reliable.
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    04-05-2019, 09:27 AM
    LED lights emit radio signals on a set frequency. I installed a new garage door two years ago and it had a fixture on it so that when the door was opened or closed two bulbs came on so you could see in the garage if it was dark. I put two LED bulbs...
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    04-04-2019, 10:12 AM
    NSB replied to a thread 2400 in a 22??? in Rimfire Area
    Over the last thirty years of shooting rimfire, I've had quite a few cases rupture at the base of the case where it meets the rim. This is the weakest part of the case due to the metal being formed here to hold the priming compound. I've had these...
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    04-03-2019, 07:27 PM
    I've been a .357mag fan for around fifty years. I've owned a lot of different guns, including a model 19, model 27, and a model 28. I had Bill Davis build me two different custom guns in this caliber and both were "one holers". I also had/have...
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    04-03-2019, 05:39 PM
    NSB replied to a thread 2400 in a 22??? in Rimfire Area
    Nueces5, I'm not saying this to be argumentative, but what does "improve ballistics" mean to you? This is the most popular round on the planet, and it's been around for well over a hundred years. There's probably been hundreds of millions of...
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    04-03-2019, 02:13 PM
    NSB replied to a thread 2400 in a 22??? in Rimfire Area
    Shoot the ammo you have and sell the powder or give it to someone who can use it. I think you're headed to nowhere with this project. There's nothing to gain here. Using up powder you have isn't a good reason to do this. You're simply dumping good...
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    04-03-2019, 02:08 PM
    A good friend of mine had it done to both eyes at the same time. He had tears in both eyes. That was over ten years ago and he's been good since then. He doesn't shoot, but he's in his mid seventies and he skis and golfs all the time. He's pretty...
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    04-03-2019, 02:04 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Marlin .357 in Leverguns
    Realistic? Two and a half -Three inch five shot groups off a rest with cast loads the gun likes. Don't count the rare three shot groups someone's been carrying around in their wallet for the last ten years. I've seen a few that did just a tad over...
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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
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