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    04-28-2017, 09:47 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread New law? in Our Town
    Started as April Fools joke and they forgot to take the sign down!
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    04-27-2017, 03:09 AM
    ..............Yes it is the Choate tactical. It's quite heavy, or it makes the rifle a bit heavy. I wouldn't want to have to hump it over hill and dale. But then I a long ways past my 20's :-)s ...............Buckshot
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    04-24-2017, 03:07 AM
    ............I don't recall now what outfit I bought it from but IIRC it was about $250. Solid aluminum block bedding, sling swivels on both sides of the butt and forend, and a rail on the bottom of the forend so the bipod could be slid fore and aft....
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    04-23-2017, 02:58 AM
    ...............Getting a MLer shooting is like other firearms in that trying historic loads, and then modifying things like powders, loads, lubes, and different boolits. It's all fun. I have a couple 58 cals. One is a Zoli Zouave which I have...
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    04-22-2017, 03:36 AM
    Rifle is in EXC condition. All number match exc floorplate. The barrel bore is bright and sharp front to back. No dark spots or roughness at all. It slugs .257"/.267", and the bore slug is included.
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    04-20-2017, 03:27 AM
    .............I bought a Savage M10FP about 8 years ago: The plastic factory stock was rapidly replaced with this Choate model. The scope is a Burris 30mm Euro Black Diamond 6-24. LEFT: Three rounds @ 100 yards, Federal Gold Medal...
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    04-19-2017, 03:09 AM
    ............I sold my M71/84 as it was a cut down infantry rifle, and was pretty much a sporter length rifle. However I still have a M71 Mauser (above) 2nd from the top. My 1871 has a .451" groove as is common. Dunno why the Germans took a...
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    04-18-2017, 03:29 AM
    .............To those who asked, it had a $600 price tag on it. Since I already have 3 M92's (2 x Rossi, 45 Colt 24" octagon case color, 38/357 Short rifle, blued, and a Miroku 45 Colt rifle, round bbl, blued) as pretty as it was I don't get the...
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    04-15-2017, 04:04 AM
    .................Stopped into a gun shop the other day. 1st time I'd been inside. Lots of used rifles. One was a Rossi M92 chambered 38/357. It was a short rifle (20" bbl) with a brass receiver, all the other metal being blued steel. The barrel was...
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    04-15-2017, 03:26 AM
    ...............I wouldn't buy old iron unless I could go look at it and run it. Too many possible issues to do it otherwise, unless it was at a REPUTABLE dealer who'd checked it out beforehand, and would stand behind it's advertised condition. ...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-14-2017, 06:36 PM
    25-06 in 71 or so then on to 7.65 Arg, 8mm,6.5-06, 35 Whelen, 270, and 7.7 jap probably forgot a few too.
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    04-14-2017, 10:11 AM
    I think this is just another "old wives tale" because Winchester introduced the 264 Win Mag in 1958 and rifles and ammo were readily available, then 4 years later in 1962 Remington introduced the 7mm Rem Mag. They did indeed just neck up one...
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    04-10-2017, 07:35 PM
    That is possible as WC846 was a flattened ball powder
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    04-10-2017, 07:31 PM
    I take it you've never seen AA3100, or MR 3100 or as it was originally marketed as Mag Rifle(not in any way to be confused with Win Mag Rifle from 1990's) AA3100 is an extruded powder very similar to IMR 4831 in appearance, kernels are of VERY...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-10-2017, 07:23 PM
    Fertilizer. It sure looks like WC860, 872
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-10-2017, 07:18 PM
    The ladle looks like someone dropped a penny or two into the melt, thats how it turns.
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    04-10-2017, 07:16 PM
    Looks like blue wax was dropped on the ingots while still hot, seems some ran down the sides too?
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PhD Biochemistry UC Davis 1973
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THE most fun rifle to shoot - The Martini Henry .577-450 "Zulu"
It was fun making the 'Milk Bottle' cartridge cases out of Magtech
24 gauge Brass shells and paper patching the 500 grain .45 cal
round nose bullets. Even made my own Bullet Molds !
80 gr Black Powder and Very accurate, very deadly.
They used to hunt Cape Buffalo and Elephants with it.


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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