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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:51 AM
    Was watching another online auction today and bought a Winchester 1885 High Wall mfg in 1913 that was reworked into a .220 Swift varminter c/w with a Unertl on it. Basically stole it ... paid what the scope was worth ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 05:40 PM
    PM sent.
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 01:54 PM
    Tough to find unless you have a "stash" of it that you put away when it was discontinued (like me), but my old 71/84 repeater shoots that Lyman boolit extremely well with SR4759. Hopefully the 5744 will give you similar results.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 12:20 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    Big deer do exist but after about 250 pounds dressed they are far from common. Here's a couple of interesting live verse field dressed charts. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 04:10 AM
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    12-06-2018, 11:04 PM
    Tried a bunch and these are still the best but beware the non GI ones are not close to the real ones. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 10:59 PM
    Steel shot in wads not designed for steel will do that. When steel shot was first mandated I saw a couple of barrels like that.
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 03:39 PM
    Back in the 1960`s I was fortunate to meet your GrandDad Elmer at a William`s Gunsight dinner for their dealers. Elmer was the guest speaker and had many funny anectdotes about his hunting adventures. I had him autograph my name tag and `rescued`...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 03:27 PM
    I totally agree with this bit of advice. There has to be someone in your circle of friends that reloads, do a sit - in with them and learn by example. I learned waaaay back when all by myself the hard way (read alot of books first though). Back...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 03:17 PM
    Your version sounds really good so I copied and printed out your recipe and will give it a whirl! It will obviously need a big batch of home-made "Camp Cook's Best Biscuits" to go along with it ... THE CAMP COOK'S BEST BISCUITS Ingredients ...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 03:16 PM
    I`m shocked that RCBS wants to sell you a pan and not just send you one under their lifetime guanantee plan.Robert
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-05-2018, 03:44 AM
    I recently bought myself a nice little 99 Savage take down in .22 High Power since I still had the dies and some brass and 2 boxes of Hornady 70 grain .228" bullets left on my reloading bench from the last one of these guns that I had quite a few...
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-04-2018, 11:09 PM
    RP replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    The LEDs I have seen in large shops have been small round fixtures they are installing around town replacing 8 foot fixtures they are brighter and they only have two to three to a bay. My brother installed the 4 foot LED fixtures you can buy at the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-04-2018, 08:14 PM
    Thank for the info on this.
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    12-04-2018, 07:28 PM
    Blackhorn 209 will be the cleanest.
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    12-04-2018, 04:48 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    Deer in cold climates tend to have larger bodies than deer in warm areas. About 20 years ago a whitetail buck I shot won two large deer contests. One paid $300 and the other paid $200. They went by weight. That was in North Dakota. It went 248...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-04-2018, 04:08 PM
    Two of our local gun clubs have joined forces and host a "Juniors" program every Saturday at one of their ranges. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in the program which includes air rifle and air pistol plus .22 rimfire rifle. The entire...
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    12-03-2018, 08:42 PM
    At this moment is it on the first page of Hunting with CB's 4 down from the stickies but as soon as someone makes another post in that forum it will slide down the list.
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-03-2018, 04:15 PM
    I've loaded BP for several old shotguns, mostly old damascus barreled hammer guns, and I try to stick with paper hulls if I can get them (Federal or Winchester paper Trap hulls mostly in 12 gauge), but plastic hulls will work. I load them with card...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-03-2018, 04:09 PM
    You've been "Makin' Bacon"! :D
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-03-2018, 04:02 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a poll How many molds in Cast Boolits
    According to my wife too many ... but I don't think I have enough yet ... so it's a draw ... ;-)
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-03-2018, 03:24 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    A 325 pound whitetail is a stud. Do you have a picture you could post?
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-03-2018, 02:14 PM
    For more info on them Doug's Message board. And Luke's site I have both the original Savage Smokeless and the savage MLII. If...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    12-03-2018, 01:44 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread BT's one step 40 die. in Swaging
    Yep, I have 9mm dies available. Check out the following thread.....! Swage on! BT
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    12-02-2018, 01:59 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread BT's one step 40 die. in Swaging
    Looks great! Nice job with making 165 grain bullets, those should perform awesome. Your very welcome. Good shooting and swage on! BT
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-01-2018, 09:23 PM
    Nice work another reason to have a lathe.
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-01-2018, 09:21 PM
    RP replied to a thread Talk me out of an old cj5 v8 in Our Town
    Around here they are not cheap I have a 83 CJ 7 sitting under my shelter that needs a new windshield frame and some other pieces here and there. I have not started it in years and I would not take less then 5 K for it if I was in a pinch. A grand...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    12-01-2018, 03:14 PM
    What weight and as cast diameter does the 33 - 200 come in at?Robert
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  • RP's Avatar
    12-01-2018, 01:51 AM
    RP replied to a thread broken 8pt in Hunting with CB's
    Oh come on guys that is a fence raised deer no way they get that big in NC I bet it was shot 20 feet from the feeder. LOL just kidding deer in NC has been getting better size bucks for awhile now and more in numbers for the most part. We took a hit...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    11-30-2018, 09:14 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Phoenix rifle in Single Shot Guns
    My Remington Hepburn is chambered in .40-50 SS as well. I've been forming cases using shortened .303 British brass. I anneal them, then trim them to just under final length (1.875 / 1 7/8"), prime them, load with about 8.5 grains of Nitro Trap 100...
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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