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    Today, 02:24 PM
    Amen to that!
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    cenershot: I wouldn't discount the 0.662" RB in the smoothbore either. Some of my best round ball groups came from cloth patching the 0.662" RB into hulls with shotcups in them. I used a fairly thin cotton and patched them into the hulls much...
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  • castalott's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    Hi Birch! I just wanted you to know how your last post made me think (about me). Anyone who corrects me when I am doing wrong is my friend... Dale
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Grinder time in Cookin' Recipe's
    had one mary. it was my first grinder. I ground quite a bit of meat with it. Where it lacked was when you had to regrind course ground meat. it throat was so small you had to cram the meat in. I bought a #22 next and it was worlds better. One horse...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    ive got large hands and love the bisley. ill say this. When my son was young (around 14 or so) I had him out shooting one day and had a 7.5 super Blackhawk a 4 5/8s Blackhawk and a 5.5 in bisley accusport all in 44 mag. he was shooting the same load...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    someone with common sense! I remember some hunters from out of the area that were out by our camp hunting one deer season. One guy shot a bear just because it came into his bait pile because he was scared it would attack him. He even called the dnr...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 AM
    ya I sure wasn't serious. No need for a broom. People live work and play in the woods up here all year long without a broom, knife of gun and I don't recall ever hearing of someone within 200 miles of me getting attacked by a bear. Ive heard of...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 AM
    that is ALOT of rounds through a bolt action gun. I guess its possible that the metal was fatigued or that there was a flaw in it that took that long to fail. Other thoughts are that if they were that lackidaisile with there loner guns that they...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    Im sure not an expert on the subject. this summer I did a bit of experimenting with it in one of my ars. 55 grain group buy mold cast out of water dropped ww pc coated with smokes powder. Pushed to about 2800 fps. Groups shot at 100 yards. With gas...
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    Today, 05:47 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    had a pole barn burn to the ground about 10 years ago. It was where I reloaded and all my ammo was stored. There was well over a 100k loaded rounds in there. It sounded like the forth of july. fire burned so hot some of the steal actually melted. We...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 AM
    Hah! Once again I should learn to read... ".662" round ball cast of 50% COWW + 50% pure lead" its all right there! Except for the wad question anyway. I am always curious about wads. At 0.739" that's a pretty large combo so I'd figure those wad...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    I didn't read the article but will respond anyway. I have spent most of my working career in and around the largest lead/zinc smelter complex in the world in Trail B.C. The lead refinery where I have spent most of my time produces 90,000 tons of...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    Greg: I used to have a Marlin 1895 in .45-70 back in the 70's. I shot that gun with top end (for 1895) smokeless loads and lots of FFFg BP almost always under the Lyman 457124 385 gr. boolit. While it was somewhat messy, I loved shooting the BP....
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    Now that is impressive! Great work! You deserve that feeling of satisfaction that settled on you for sure. I do like big ol round balls! Good to see some fine accuracy from a wad/ball combo. Did you recover any wads? I'd like to see what...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    What is the groove depth of the Ballard rifling? I have had no troubles with microgroove but if a guy wasn't taking care of his gun it wouldn't take much to damage that shallow rifling. I think my 1894 runs about 0.0025" deep which isn't a lot.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Nothing wrong with microgroove rifling, in fact I prefer it. I have an 1894 with microgroove now and used to have an 1895 .45-70 with microgroove rifling and liked it... wish I still had it! I have not seen a Marlin with Ballard rifling but...
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    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    I believe the recommended aluminum thickness for copper and aluminum checks is 0.014". Some have posted good results using two thicknesses of pop/beer can. Not sure how you'd put 2 disks together to form with a disk puncher then forming tool but in...
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    KCSO replied to a thread 45-90 Brass in Swappin & Sellin
    Grumpy bear has it
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    KCSO replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    Done it as a demonstration many times a loaded 30-06 in a cardboard box. The primer is the most dangerous as it really flies out of the pocket and will penetrate a layer and a half of cardboard, next is the case if the brass shears off the bullet...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    KCSO started a thread 45-90 Brass in Swappin & Sellin
    I have over 300 rounds of 45-90 brass, Starline, Remington streched from Buffalo Arms and two boxes of Ballard everlasting. Ballard Brass 2 boxes $ 75 shipping included, Remington or Starline your choice 50 cents a round or 240 rounds for $120 ...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 AM
    now money IS a valid argument. Not a lot of high power long range shooters up here and he 6.5s I saw on the racks at the gunshop were usually sold at a reduced price because they collected dust. Now if I found a steal on one id not be beyond buying...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 AM
    ya even for competitors it was quickly replaced by the 6mm creedmore.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 AM
    and you are so we should hang on your every word?
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 AM
    what they aren't are puppy dogs. If you act like an idiot they can be dangerous. But that said it makes me chuckle when the walter middy type straps on a 475 Linebaugh and a 12 guage pump to walk behind the house when theres a chance there might be...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:23 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Good luck and we want pictures or it never happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 AM
    Very true but you can't use the normally much cheaper to purchase used rifle action to do a pistol since it becomes a short barrel rifle in the eyes of the ATF. It was a reply to
    16 replies | 412 view(s)
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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