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    08-18-2019, 09:08 PM
    uscra112 replied to a thread Faithful .22s in Rimfire Area
    Favorite of all is my Dad's 39a Golden. Near mint so it doesn't get out much. Just as a datum, I've rebarrelled a number of "boys' rifles" (Stevens, Hopkins & Allen) with used Model 60 barrels bought on Gunbroker for $35 to $50 each. They all...
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    08-17-2019, 11:46 PM
    2016? So Winchester is making High Walls again?
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    08-11-2019, 04:59 PM
    The O.P. has that G&H brass, which was only made in the 2R variant. So I'll venture my own starting load for a 45 grain bullet in G&H 2R brass, which is 13.6 grains of Lil'Gun. With 4198 I would no longer go above 15.5 grains, just to be easy...
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    08-11-2019, 04:37 PM
    Before Jamison, I made my cases from .223 brass. The swaging-down process is rather brutal, and at the end one has to machine the O.D. close to the rim on a lathe. If you're interested, I have the whole procedure written up and can email it. ...
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    08-10-2019, 01:47 PM
    I have several Lovell rifles, and have done a lot of study on the cartridge over the last 18 years. In a nutshell, it was the only size between the little Hornet and the .219 Zipper for about 20 years. Consequently it was popular, but often...
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    08-09-2019, 01:05 PM
    I have tang sights on several of my single-shot offhand target rifles. Can't feature having one on a lever gun, though. Ghost ring receiver sights work best for me in my 99s, scopes on my 336s. I even drilled out the rear peep on a Mini-14 that I...
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    08-06-2019, 09:13 PM
    Don't anneal first. I did .308 to .243 many years ago in one pass, using RCBS lube. Have never used the Imperial wax, even for much more drastic reforming. Just a dumb swamp yankee who doesn't know better I guess. Remove the expander ball and...
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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