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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 PM
    Yes ... again I've been very lucky. Years ago I bought another German Schuetzen rifle based on the 71 Mauser action in 9.5x47R and it still has it's original rear peep sight too. No luck on the adjustable barrel sight for either though. I...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    Yes, I've been very lucky over the past few years and fell into some real beauties! :-D
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    It been a while since I have read Handgun Stopping Power by Marshall but if I remember correctly 9mm ball was about 30% for one shot stops. 45 ACP ball was about 50%. With good hollow points both are over 90% so yes expansion increases stopping...
    37 replies | 573 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    Thanks for the posting. This will cost me some money.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    In the 70's and 80's 20, 30 and 50 pound cardboard containers were common. In the 60's and early 70's some stores would sell by the pound out of the 50's. You got your powder in a paper bag.
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-20-2019, 06:57 PM
    This might ruffle a few feathers, but I'll post it anyway! [smilie=l: White Chile 1 pound chicken cut into ” cubes 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2-3 tablespoons oil
    27 replies | 433 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-20-2019, 02:20 PM
    Homestead Chili 1TB Vinegar 1TB Ground Cumin 1/3-1/2 C Chili powder 1TB Salt 1 Medium onion, finely chopped 28 oz fine diced tomatos 1 tsp Pepper 10oz Beer
    27 replies | 433 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-20-2019, 02:19 PM
    Tyler's Texas Chili Recipe Ingredients: Chili Seasoning 3 dried ancho peppers, stemmed and seeded 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons sweet paprika - (I prefer Smoked Paprika but it is hotter) 2 tablespoons whole coriander 1...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-20-2019, 02:17 PM
    GUN-SMOKIN' CHILI This recipe is from James Arness aka Marshal Matt Dillion from the Gunsmoke TV series. 4 to 5 pounds lean beef or venision, rough ( chili ) ground or cubed Bacon grease, enough to cover the bottom of your chili cooking pot...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-20-2019, 12:55 PM
    The Ruger Single Six convertibles have .224" bore for the 22 Mag. The bore for standard 22LR is .222" Through the years I have had three. None shot 22LR as well as they shot 22 Mag.
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  • Gunload Master's Avatar
    10-19-2019, 10:28 PM
    Gunload Master replied to a thread It's back working in Our Town
    Hopefully i got everything stable right now. Its another step im taking in lieu of the pending upgrade. Sorry for all the downtime and confusion!
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  • Gunload Master's Avatar
    10-18-2019, 06:46 PM
    Sorry for the confusion everyone. The wonderful world of website software! So our current vbulletion version is outdated and unsupported unfortunatly so we are going to have to upgrade to the newest. With that comes many challenges since we have a...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    10-18-2019, 04:45 PM
    Congrat Hatch. You should be justly proud
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    10-18-2019, 01:07 PM
    I would REALLY like to see Starline start making 25-20 Single Shot Basic. Being a bit of an odd duck, it seems like there should be a reasonable market for the Basic configuration to supply the old 25-20 SS rifles as well as the R2 Lovell and other...
    37 replies | 1276 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 09:30 PM
    These folks might have an answer on what alloy you have. http://csalloys.com/cerro-alloys-casting-at-home.html https://boltonmetalproducts.com/
    5 replies | 223 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 05:01 PM
    HAWK'S BAR ROOM PICKLED EGGS & SAUSAGE 2 cups white vinegar 1 cup water 3 tablespoons pickling spice 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 6 to 7 squirts Frank's Red Hot Sauce (optional for color or you can use beet juice) 1...
    19 replies | 341 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 04:12 PM
    And of course there is pickled Sausage too! Pickled sausage Found some 'good deal' smoked sausage in the bargain bin. Made sausage and homemade sauerkraut with some and pickled the rest. Simple to make … 1 teaspoon on crushed red pepper...
    19 replies | 341 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 04:10 PM
    The BEST Spicy Pickled EGGS! I must begin with a fair warning. These can be addictive! So I take no responsibility for the pickled egg-eating habits that may develop once you have tried these delicious eggs. You have been warned. Please eat...
    19 replies | 341 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 04:08 PM
    How to Make Pickled Eggs The container used for the eggs should be one that can be closed or sealed tightly; glass canning jars work well. The eggs are to be completely covered with the pickling solution during storage. A quart-size canning jar...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 04:07 PM
    Apparently adding beets to pickled eggs is common in England and they are often found in pubs ... Pickled Eggs & Beets Ingredients: 1 (15 ounce) can red beets cup brown sugar cup white vinegar cup cold water
    19 replies | 341 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 02:02 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread My Work Order List in BT Sniper
    No luck deer hunting. Preparing for elk season, will be out of office for a week. Thank you to the few of you on my list for your patience and support. Brian
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 07:28 PM
    Even more odd is the arc or radius appears to be flatter than the radius of the machining marks???
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 03:35 PM
    Rhineland Arms uses the same barrel nut system as Savage. http://www.troupsystems.com/product/mauser-45-acp-military-barrel/ What you are seeing is normal for that system.
    11 replies | 296 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 01:48 PM
    I was thinking about that too, but my concern would be that once I'm gone and the rifle changes hands someone with less knowledge of these old cast actions might try shooting some full house .218 Bee ammo in the rifle and destroy it. (There have...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 11:50 AM
    That is great that some of the designs are coming back. I used to do a lot of business with Fajen and Bishop. At one time between the two they had around 6,000 patterns.
    1 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-15-2019, 04:53 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread 40-63 ballard in Leverguns
    There is a bit of .40-63 info on the ASSRA forum ... https://www.assra.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1519153844/9 One of my Pacific Ballards is in .40-90 and I use 9.3x74R brass to fire-form "shooter" brass for it. I anneal the case mouths...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-15-2019, 04:40 PM
    It was a while back now, but I added another Ballard "project rifle" to my single shot collection. It's re-stocked in maple and the barrel was sleeved into .22 calibre, but unfortunately it's in a centre-fire (haven't done a chamber cast yet, but...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-15-2019, 04:23 PM
    I bought a Remington 700 Tactical with the heavy round 16.5" barrel and I love it ... cheap to shoot and tons of fun! So far I've been loading 150 grain jacketed bullets with Winchester 296 to fire-form the brass that was made from shortened .223...
    26 replies | 743 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    10-15-2019, 01:37 PM
    Back in my better days I would look for `Bubba` worked over Enfields like this to make into some very nice looking and shooting sporters. My favorite caliber for my rework job was the .338/06. I think $200 or less would buy it.Robert
    9 replies | 348 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
GC Gas Check