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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Electronic Earmuff in Our Town
    I bought 3 sets of cheap Caldwell electronic muffs for "loaners" and keep them in the truck for when we take new shooters to the range. I bought a set of Walker muffs on special and use those for myself ... like them a LOT better than the cheap...
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    After several years of looking I finally found and bought a lightweight TC Seneca in .36 calibre through an online auction ... for my wife ... and for far less than I was willing to bid for it! Happy Dance! [smilie=w:
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    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    I also know what it feels like to be unable to do many things due to the workings of Dr. Frankenstein. I was already a lead caster for quite a few calibers. A friend told me I should try reverse casting. I asked what that was, he replied `Try...
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    06-23-2018, 05:42 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    I only tip if I feel the service really warranted it. It doesn't matter whether it is a fast food restaurant or an upscale eatery. Tips are a "gratuity" which are (rather generously) given by the patron to the server IF they truly feel it was...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:43 PM
    On the new SS one that my friend has I can't real comment. He has only shot it on a limited basis and he has never real rung it out for accuracy.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 07:37 PM
    I am looking for and adjustable rear sight for an HD. If that is one of the items you have as a spare maybe we can work something out. http://www.histandard.info/manuals/ord/ http://www.histandard.info/
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 01:43 PM
    Exactly ... if your rifle has the slow 1 turn in 28" twist which is typical of the .40-82 WCF cartridge then longer and heavier bullets won't stabilize at the low velocities typical of the cartridge. It was designed as an "express" cartridge which...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 02:19 AM
    A friend has a SS one. Finish isn't as nice as my blued Monson's but machining is better.
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 02:40 PM
    I would be concerned about mildew and moisture in such a closed `safe`. It should have a `golden rod` heater or a light bulb on all the time, dessicant containers would also be a must have item to keep dampness at bay.Robert
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    06-21-2018, 02:20 PM
    I love the caption under the picture of a rifle cartridge casing sitting in a crease of the concrete. "You shouldn`t pick up empty cartridge casings since they contain lead"! Guess I`ve been doing it all wrong for the last 60 + years of picking up...
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  • BRUCE MOULDS's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 07:03 AM
    richard, the reading of the confetti is a must do experience. if you patch a little forward of the start of ogive, you will allow for a little nose slump. if the confetti from this is not fully cut to the front, you will see by how much, and can...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 12:41 AM
    Don't know if the twist on your 1886 in .40-82 will stabilize a very heavy bullet? The cartridge was an "express" round and designed around the 260 grain bullet. If you can source some I would try a few heavier bullets in some test loads before...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 09:42 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    Another manager in my company left work a year ago February to find his daughter dead in the parking lot. She'd been clean for a year. It's not something I would wish on my worst enemy, but the responsibility rightly falls on the person likely to...
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  • BRUCE MOULDS's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 08:27 PM
    brent's video says it all. here in oz we sometimes need to blowtube at least 5 times. given that you need to breathe in well, then exhale slowly, 5 times can take some time, and you can be left a little light headed at the end. not a good...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 04:11 AM
    If 300 grains would work for what you are trying to do you could always try the RCBS .410 Silhouette bullet ... http://rcbs.com/Products/Bullet-Casting/Bullet-Moulds/Rifle/Bullet-Mould-40-300-SP-CSA-378.aspx
    11 replies | 193 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 01:19 PM
    I built my custom bolt action 7.62x39 many years ago when Interarms in Britain was still distributing the Zastava mini-Mauser actions. I ordered a barreled action in the short Russian chambering, bedded it into a synthetic stock, cleaned up the...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 12:53 AM
    But converting it to centrefire with a .32 S&W Long liner would be a lot more fun and reloadable too ... just sayin' ... ;-)
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 12:49 AM
    Plus the variety of .30 calibre bullets that a handloader can utilize in a .308 is huge ... from 100 grain half jacket "plinkers" up to 220 grain round nose (although in a .308 with a short action magazine the practical weight range is really from...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 12:43 AM
    Years ago when I shot in Black Powder muzzle-loading competitions we built our own brass "range rods" for steady, repeat shooting. We'd buy a long brass rod slightly under bore size and slightly longer than the barrel length and add a brass...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:15 PM
    I had to replace a top bottle holder after the shot bottle side broke off spilling a bottle full of #7 1/2 shot all over the floor. The new piece from Mec for my model 700 doesn`t sit down as fully as the old one did on the drop tube. I`ve had a...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:06 PM
    Back in the `60`s I worked with another plumber that brought a tricked out sniper version of a K 43 home from the war. He used to brag about the 300 + yd. shots he pulled on Mule deer out west with it. I realise both of mine are worth more than $5...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 06:47 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread 25-20 question in Cast Boolits
    I'd be interested to hear about your results. I have a Winchester '92 SRC in .25-20 WCF that I still need to work up some loads for ... :popcorn:
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 03:57 PM
    Couldn`t a set of standard .338/06 be machined with the AI shoulder?Robert
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 03:50 PM
    Reading all of this threads comments got me to thinking that I have both a G and a K-43 German semi auto 8mm sitting in my safe and me thinking `I should try making a load for them`? Any thoughts for my G/K 43`s?Robert
    34 replies | 4250 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 02:55 PM
    In years past I had 6 different mags delivered to sort of keep up with the changes in the field of firearms. Now I`m older and retired and tired of the `bubble gum` articles being printed. I`m down to just the NRA Rifleman and Handloader. I just...
    37 replies | 815 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 02:38 PM
    Found this recipe online a few days ago and I haven't tried it yet, but it sure sounds like something that I should try sometime very soon! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it ... Poor Mans Burnt Ends Poor Mans Burnt Ends are a...
    5 replies | 273 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
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