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    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    I have one in 357Mag. and 7MM Waters. I would think one of the 22 versions as well as a 25-35 would make an interesting rifle. Cartridge length is something to be aware of or you might have trouble loading it. The 7mm is a sub MOA rifle with...
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    05-23-2017, 08:26 AM
    Boz330 started a thread 357 Martini in Single Shot Guns
    I'm having trouble coming up with a good cast boolit load for the above rifle. It has a 14 twist Douglas barrel which I thought would be great for a 200gr boolit but no luck. The best load yet has been a 150gr boolit with 11.5 gr of AA#7 but it is...
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    05-21-2017, 01:48 PM
    I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for but there is a loader advertised in Muzzle Blasts that is 29.95 IIRC. It loads all 6 chambers at the same time for consistency on targets. Bob
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    05-17-2017, 10:22 AM
    I usually make my powder in the summer and just set them in the sun for a couple days and grind. Never really had any problems with excess moisture. Grain for grain by weight my powder is more energetic than Swiss. Bob
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    05-17-2017, 10:15 AM
    Boz330 replied to a thread 40-50 in Black Powder Cartridge
    I have the RCBS 350gr mold but was thinking of something lighter and maybe with some reduced diameter front driving bands to increase case capacity although with smokeless that wouldn't be a problem. For some reason I just think this would be a fun...
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    05-16-2017, 02:43 PM
    Boz330 replied to a thread 40-50 in Black Powder Cartridge
    Hello Bob, I have very little experience in this one, but here goes. Friends that have the 40-50 sharps BN like it Okay, but say it can be a chore to find a load for. Once found, it is a fun round. I shoot the 40-60 a lot! The 40-50 SS is...
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    05-16-2017, 11:27 AM
    Boz330 started a thread 40-50 in Black Powder Cartridge
    Does anybody shoot one of these. I read an article about this caliber sometime back and it sounded really interesting. For some reason this sounds good as a deer hunting and Silhouette round. It could be loaded with BP or smokeless depending on my...
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    05-16-2017, 08:40 AM
    I never tried lighting a puck but it would probably burn, more like rocket fuel than explode. Bob
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    05-12-2017, 03:27 PM
    Anybody have any experience with the pistol caliber Sharps by Chiappa as far as as fit and finish accuracy? Looking at one for fun practice. Bob
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    05-10-2017, 10:53 AM
    You got me there, but I clean all of my brass after shooting it. Even back when I was shooting 20,000 rounds of 45 a year, it went into the tumbler to keep wear and tear on the progressive loader to a minimum. I have shot ML since the early 70s and...
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    05-10-2017, 10:40 AM
    85gr by weight in the 58 Hawken, 95 by volume. In the 40-65 I fill the case and compress to fit overall length with boolit used. That works out to about 52 or 53 gr by weight. Bob
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    05-08-2017, 12:51 PM
    Easy, 2 wet and 2 dry at the range. Wet turpentine patch when I get home, let sit till the next evening. Clean any lead that might be in the barrel and finish with a Balistol patch. Brass goes in the wet tumbler just like my smokeless brass would....
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    05-08-2017, 12:34 PM
    My best accuracy was with 3F, what passed the 20 screen and held on the 30. It easily shoots minute of deer, in fact 2, one with a BPCR and one with a 58 Hawken. Bob
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    05-06-2017, 01:26 PM
    Thanks Bob, I've had the same conclusion from talking with friends, other patients and the responses here. I can imagine that the deer hunting was done very gingerly. I'm Looking forward to being where you are. There have been almost 2000...
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    05-04-2017, 05:17 PM
    In talking to other folks who had knee replacements it is obvious that everyone is different. I was extremely lucky with mine. PT went very well and I worked it hard on my own. I was deer hunting (carefully) 3 weeks after the first one. Had the...
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    05-04-2017, 09:04 AM
    Boz330 replied to a thread Smokers in Our Town
    Just now got back to this thread and appreciate the reply's. I use to pit BBQ whole pigs about twice a year for up to 175 people. I wanted an electric smoker for my wife and I and maybe a small gathering. Pork butt, turkey, brisket, or even chickens...
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    04-29-2017, 12:44 PM
    Boz330 started a thread Smokers in Our Town
    I would like a suggestion on a reasonably priced smoker ($500-). I bought a Masterbuilt 30" from Cabela's after using a borrowed one to smoke some deer summer sausage. It worked maybe a dozen times before the digital unit went south. I bought a new...
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    04-27-2017, 12:19 PM
    Mine shot pretty good with Unique and the Lee 250gr, but I shoot exclusively BP now which I find easier to clean than smokeless. There are other things to deal with but the cleaning to me is much faster than the smokeless. That is why there is...
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    04-27-2017, 09:19 AM
    Like Tree of heaven. Making CC from dried wood might be preferable but I have used fresh cut wood with no problems. I sure wouldn't wait for it if I needed to make powder. You can always put some back for later. Bob
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    04-26-2017, 08:58 AM
    I have about 60 rounds of brass, a cut down CM mold (gas check portion cut off), and Lee dies. $70 for the whole bunch Bob
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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
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