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    10-13-2018, 02:18 AM
    You can check out vendor lathesmith and get 'em a little cheaper: that's where I get all mine these days. And if you got your Star for less than $70 you can afford to get a nice batch of dies for it. Also if you shoot gas-checked boolits, the...
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    10-13-2018, 01:49 AM
    I have the Mjolnir mould also and have checked them with both Sage's .015 30 cal checks and the 303 checks. I don't think the .303 check is any bigger in the butt -- fits with equal tightness. But it is taller when installed. I don't shoot well...
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    10-09-2018, 10:59 AM
    The old Winnies I have around here -- the rifles are d&t and the carbines not. When you buy the marble's base you order screws separate to cover what your particular rifle has. The last Marble's screw set for 92/94 Winchester I got had the longer...
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    10-08-2018, 11:40 PM
    I just put a Marble's tang on a Henry 22 a couple days ago, used 10-32.
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    10-06-2018, 11:48 AM
    earlmck replied to a thread winchester 1892 pressure in Leverguns
    Any Lil' Gun load with a 70 grain boolit that still maintains reasonable accuracy will be fine in your action. Lil' gun is a great powder for us 25/20 shooters as we still have low pressure giving good brass life when we have all the velocity our...
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    10-06-2018, 11:38 AM
    Prone is for the young and agile folks; us more mature types are doing good to sit and shoot. We'll happily give up a bit of stability for the ability to keep on shootin'.
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    09-28-2018, 12:50 AM
    earlmck replied to a thread case sizing lube in Cast Boolits
    I'm quite fond of the Hornady Unique mixed with Heat for a spray lube. 1 oz of the lube with a bottle of Heat. I stand the cases up in a shallow shell tray and spray from two directions from above so the inside necks also get some lube. You want a...
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    09-19-2018, 11:53 AM
    That Seyfried load is very similar (in fact a scosh less powder) to my full-power 44 mag load I use in my Redhawk, though my plain-based is a 280 grainer. Water-dropped ww's and I am not a good enough shot to detect a difference in accuracy between...
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I prefer levers, pumps, and single shots, but don't feel too abused when stuck with a bolt or auto..
Prineville, Oregon
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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