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    Today, 04:56 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Marlin in 35 Rem in Leverguns
    I've mentioned in the past that my father hunted Cape Buffalo with a 35 Remington. The rifle was a pump action which liked because it was short and handy in the dense African bush. He went for heart shots though but once his shot missed all bone,...
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    Today, 04:07 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Why lever guns in Leverguns
    Welcome aboard, Yrmff!! The 30/30 Winchester is a very efficient cartridge and seems to be perfect for cast boolits. It takes a near full case of several slower powders and burns them at rather low pressures, ideal for cast. Ideal for lever...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    I don't understand Ruger's attitude. Maybe that's why their hornet model had such a bad reputation. Trouble is, that same reputation must surely have hurt their overall sales? I wouldn't touch a Ruger because of it. The CZ on the other hand has...
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    Great find, tominboise! :drinks: I had the most fun with my hornet than any other gun. I had a new reloading die set that disappeared. I know who took it. Then it tuned out the chamber was damaged and oversize, which caused case body...
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    05-27-2020, 09:27 PM
    This is exactly what happens. Being upwind may be worse than downwind because a vortex is formed between you and the pot. I have played with fire - literally - and even a rod will carry the flame up toward your hands, carried by a narrow vortex...
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    05-23-2020, 09:28 PM
    Welcome aboard, ahlosojoe. I've been going through my notes and found a record showing a 0.7 MOA group at 200m (220yds) with Hornady 55gr spire points and Lil'Gun with a MV of 2740fps. This same load is exellent on feral goat. Rabbit and hare...
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    05-23-2020, 03:32 PM
    I would tend to err on the side of caution. https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/business/mining/safety-and-health/alerts-and-bulletins/explosives/dangers-storing-aged-ammunition-powders
    40 replies | 1323 view(s)
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    05-23-2020, 02:49 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Why lever guns in Leverguns
    I like lever actions but I don't have one and likely never will. But I like them. A friend had a Rossi 357 magnum. Great little rifle. I loaded up for it and shot some pretty good groups with it. I always looked at it with envy when we went...
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    05-20-2020, 03:23 PM
    Looking good! Mild loads with patch could be a fail if the patch doesn't come off cleanly at the muzzle. This means you may need to work up until it does, at which point accuracy should improve. You may need to experiment with and without patch...
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    05-19-2020, 04:22 PM
    This is my thinking too. My Anschutz isn't bad, in fact it's a well balanced rifle but I want something in hornet the size and weight of a light 22lr. Till I get one the Annie will do just fine. Ironically, my rifle design also came chambered in...
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    05-17-2020, 05:43 PM
    I won many a silhouette match with my Rem 512. All of them in fact. 8-) Superbly balanced rifle, slick action and very fast to operate. I glued a scope onto it and that has worked for me for 40 years. Mine is a 1947 manufacture IIRC. The...
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    05-17-2020, 03:04 PM
    I have a hornet that turned out to be a wonderful caliber for what I was doing. It has what appears to be a reamed out chamber to clean up rust damage which left some tool marks that causes case splits if I'm not careful. That oversize chamber and...
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    05-15-2020, 05:18 PM
    Just enough 600 grit to dull the sharp edges of the rust pits and you're good to go. That would be two or three fire-lap rounds or a few strokes with grit on a cloth patch - toward the muzzle only. My most accurate rifle bore. Bullet fired...
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    05-15-2020, 02:44 PM
    Maybe I am out of date but I found standard velocity to be inferior for my purposes because the stuff was just on the sonic transition. With a suppressor, some would crack the sound barrier while some were quiet. So now I will only consider...
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    05-15-2020, 02:11 PM
    Those are good pictures, barra.
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    05-11-2020, 02:09 AM
    What fire-lapping can do. Or if you like After fire-lapping I had to shorten the barrel a bit though
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    05-11-2020, 01:44 AM
    A sewer pipe is merely a challenge. Firelap to remove the sharp edges of the pits then go fine polishing compound to just plain paper. Use fine grit for the initial fire-lapping. Just two or three shots. Or as Bara has suggested, hand lapping. ...
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    05-09-2020, 04:33 PM
    Good heavens. So many parts! Ok, one of those parts is a disassembly tool but even so. I need to build my test suppressor, which is intended to evaluate different baffle designs for effectiveness. Considering what I'm reading here I think I'll...
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    05-07-2020, 03:12 AM
    More pics from 303carbine, this time a Savage No4 mk1* Beauty!
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    05-03-2020, 03:16 AM
    Hi Robert. Welcome aboard. I see you are in my part of the world - I'm in the North Shore region, semi-rural. I have a bunch of 303's and a 25-303. I am also looking for AR2206H loads although I also have other powders.
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    04-29-2020, 10:03 PM
    Is there a reason to not go with an over-barrel suppressor and a longer barrel?
    33 replies | 1867 view(s)
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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
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