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    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    My first impression is that you are having extractor issues with your feed-up. This is easily tested. Remove the slide from the frame, then remove the extractor from the slide. Test your ammo to slip into the breech face (as if they were feeding...
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    12-11-2018, 07:41 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Nef .223 in Single Shot Guns
    Good Cheer, you are going to love Jesse's work on your rifle. He recently bored and rifled a NEF 30/30 barrel over to a 38/55 chambering for me. Cast or jacketed, that barrel loves to group shots tightly together. Jesse needed only the stripped...
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    12-04-2018, 08:59 AM
    Blacky, buy that revolver and buy it now. From your comments on this thread you have already decided you want it but are confronted by the price. The only thing worse than arguing with yourself over the price of a firearm is - buyer's remorse over...
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    12-04-2018, 08:35 AM
    Back in 1973 (lucky I can remember that far back) SWMBO and I were traveling around the New England states and wound up at the Charter Arms factory. They allowed us a limited tour and I got introduced to their Bulldog 44 Special. Must have talked...
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    12-04-2018, 07:37 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Ideal 319295 ??? in Cast Boolits
    Green Frog and I may have had similar experiences in trying to feed a Japanese 8mm Nambu. Several years ago I started looking for a mold for these pistols when a friend bought a nice Nambu. We started with a Lyman 323062, 85 grain RN. This boolit...
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    12-04-2018, 06:47 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread New member intro in Our Town
    Welcome to the best site on the net for learning about casting. I started handloading in 1970, then casting in 1973. Plodded along for many years thinking I knew a bit about casting. That lasted until I found this site. Was I ever wrong! Since...
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    12-02-2018, 08:13 AM
    I started with a 1961 CJ5 with the Hurricane 4 cylinder engine. Called it a "gutless wonder" as it had little power but nothing could stop it in the woods. Next came a 1970 CJ5 with the V-6 engine. Wow, what a powerhouse. Kept that one for 30...
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    11-27-2018, 12:15 PM
    About 30 years ago I bought a Win. M-70 in 250 Savage caliber, mostly for the caliber. Wanted to use 100 grain bullets in it but all it would give me was shotgun patterns at 100 yards, usually 6-8 inches. Tried everything from COL adjustments,...
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    11-24-2018, 09:03 AM
    I recently noticed that Starline is offering 348 Winchester brass. Their pitch is a minimum quantity of 250 cases for a modest charge of $425.00! At that price you really want to be careful in forming your .43 Spanish. At that rate each "oops"...
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    11-24-2018, 08:55 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread zeroed for hunting in Our Town
    Sounds like Remington's problems in rifle manufacture may have moved over into their ammo line. Why not try another brand of ammo to get an idea if this issue is created by the ammo or the rifle.
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    11-24-2018, 08:47 AM
    My wife and I gave the offer of help to the widow of a close friend who was a very active shooter and reloader. The widow called me for help with her husband's firearms and reloading and shooting materials. I cataloged about 166 firearms and...
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    11-15-2018, 06:41 AM
    Breaking down other people's handloads is the only way to go. Just lately I have been disassembling handloaded rounds from a late friend's estate. Haven't found any obvious double charges yet but I have found several rounds, both rifle and...
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    11-15-2018, 06:24 AM
    It sounds like everyone has decided this rifle falls into the "shooter" class rather than the "collector" class. While waiting for the gunsmith to return, ask the seller if he would go with you to a range where you can cycle a few rounds through...
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    11-14-2018, 08:04 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread .30-30 110 grain loads in Leverguns
    I have an H&R Topper in 30-30 that refuses to group any bullet weight of 150 grains or higher. One day I loaded some 110 FMJ bullets for this rifle just to make noise and smoke (think cabin fever cure). The rifle that had given me shotgun patterns...
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    11-14-2018, 07:55 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread 375 win brass available in Leverguns
    I just got (opened it today) an e-mail notice from Starline that they were taking orders for 375 Winchester brass. This message had a tab to click to see pricing, etc. However, the tab did not respond to being clicked. I sent Starline a message...
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    11-14-2018, 07:09 AM
    I will occasionally look at Armslist.com for "in-state" commercials by both sellers and buyers. Firearms, accessories, ammo, lots to see. Occasionally I have seen some screaming deals that I didn't have the time to drive over to buy (very far away...
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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