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    04-18-2019, 03:26 AM
    LB: after my gun is broken back in after this trip to FS,, I'll be shooting some home made stuff at home. I will be bringing back a bunch of OF Roll Crimped factory hulls I'll pick up off the range there. I have found that the Federal Hulls Roll...
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    04-17-2019, 12:43 PM
    Even with the flyer that group is pretty dang good for a Smoothbore Riot Gun at 100 yards. I'd be pretty happy. And if I hadn't already spent a bunch of $ on components to load at home or wasn't interested in the subject I'd probably just buy a...
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    04-15-2019, 10:21 PM
    LB: I want a Long Bow.72" with 35-40 lbs draw should work. Where did you get Yew Wood in Canada? Randy
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    04-15-2019, 02:32 PM
    Petander: Index the right edge of the Red Dot on the 9 O'clock point on the diamond. If you have a 3 MOA dot your shots will be 1.5" to the left of the edge at 100 yds. It is impossible to index a Red Dot on the center of a target the same way...
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    04-14-2019, 02:35 PM
    To the OP, you asked,,, "So, why is nobody doing more research in this field? Smooth bore accuracy with slugs out to 100 plus meters/yards???" 50 % of this forum is totally devoted to this topic! Lots of us are pursuing this goal. OK just to...
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    04-13-2019, 12:30 PM
    I built a Bridle for my stock yesterday to allow me to mount my sling on either side of the stock. It was made from my normal 1.5" belting with two Uncle Mikes studs cut off and welded to some fender washers. It got taken to my favorite Auto...
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    04-13-2019, 12:26 PM
    I built a Bridle for my stock yesterday to allow me to mount my sling on either side of the stock. It was made from my normal 1.5" belting with two Uncle Mikes studs cut off and welded to some fender washers. It got taken to my favorite Auto...
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    04-11-2019, 11:31 PM
    Petander: I saw this on Youtube tonight which is a piece of Conduit used as a trim jig. Might help you out.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIxKN-J3Ruk Randy
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    04-11-2019, 04:25 PM
    JH45 So is your gun Spring Powered or Gas Ram? I think the Bushnell Red Dot is a good addition to that gun. once you get to shoot the gun enough to get the trajectory sussed out the hold overs will be easy to see thru the red dot optic. Randy
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    04-11-2019, 04:13 PM
    We had 50 mph winds Tuesday and that completely stripped the oak trees of their Pollen Nodules,,, minus the pollen which looks like sulfur dust and was blowing everywhere. It literally looked like it was raining sideways except the Rain was yellow!...
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    04-11-2019, 03:56 PM
    LB: my opinion is that you can't really over spin a round ball. 1:36 is one turn in 3 feet. If the target is at 50 yards the ball will turn 50 revolutions in that distance. Hardly rippin' around. The whole idea behind rifling a round ball is...
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    04-11-2019, 12:55 PM
    I finally delivered my Navy job yesterday. So I'm free for the time being. I got the smoothbore barrel for the A5 sighted in with Federal Slugs so I can use it at Front Sight next week. I'm taking the camera so there will be pictures. I have...
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    04-11-2019, 12:41 PM
    What Der said. You can do everything but the crimp on the Loadall, Then Roll Crimp with the BPI tool in a Drill Press or Hand Drill. I like the BPI Tool because it tapers the front end of the hull for easier feeding. If you don't have...
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    04-09-2019, 01:31 PM
    EDG: just because my Hardinge Chucker has a data plate that says the Recommended lube is Mobil Vactra Oil doesn't mean that is the only thing that works. Mobil Vactra oil is sticky stuff, so is the Amsoil. It is also not that readily available. ...
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    04-09-2019, 12:54 PM
    I assume that if he can cock it with one arm, then he has also shot it. Pretty much everyone knows it's not good to leave them cocked for long periods. Randy
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    04-08-2019, 04:25 PM
    EDG: But do they test to 3 decimal places? I don't believe they do,,, which makes our in house testing far superior. :holysheep Traffer: Make sure you get the Amsoil 20-50 "Racing Oil" as it is different than the regular Amsoil 20/50...
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    04-08-2019, 04:02 PM
    I would need to know how much force it takes to cock the thing with a 11" barrel? it gets 590 fps with a 34 gr pellet which is not bad at all. But along with that comes a serious spring and not much leverage with only an 11" barrel,,, so how hard...
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    04-08-2019, 03:49 PM
    You have glued up the perfect base for a section of Formica Counter Top. I am talking the formed type of counter top with a back splash about 4" high and a rolled front edge. Covered in a light brown or wood grained Formica or your choice of...
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    04-08-2019, 03:16 PM
    I looked at making a shooting bench off one of these. They are heavy duty devices and have more than enough weight and stability to load off of. What I would do is mount the Press to a piece of plywood big enough for all your stuff and have a...
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    04-08-2019, 02:31 PM
    BK7 has the right numbers in post #5. Just use your calipers to measure the ID of the barrel at the muzzle and look at the chart. That should be everything you need to figure out the chokes on those guns. Randy
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    04-07-2019, 04:28 PM
    See you can't even tell the difference. Reloaded into new hulls. The Brenneke was crimped using the Lyman Roll Crimper and it doesn't put a nice taper on the front of the hull like the BPI crimper does. These were new Rio Hulls and both...
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    04-07-2019, 03:24 PM
    Check with Midway USA , they were the main distributor for Wheeler Engineering products. Randy
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    04-07-2019, 03:18 PM
    That's right! People who don't create anything never know. The fact that you know every little imperfection on that gun doesn't mean that anyone else would pick it up. It only means that you should try harder next time to do better. Nothing...
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    04-07-2019, 01:46 PM
    My 6" Buck Chuck for my Hardinge Chucker goes on and off and repeats within a couple of thou every time. It has adjustable jaws that can be tweaked like a 4 jaw to true them to the center line of the spindle. It is called a Buck Adjust-Tru chuck....
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    04-07-2019, 01:31 PM
    I just looked at a new 336 at a local gun shop the other day. It was the "Cheap Version" of the gun at $525. It had a cheap stained birch wood stock and fore end that fit perfectly and had lasered checkering that was also perfect. Stained...
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    04-07-2019, 12:59 PM
    Not Lucas,,,, Amsoil 20-50 Racing Oil! I have been using this stuff on the machines in my Machine Shop for 30 years. If you use it in your air compressor it will completely stop the tank from rusting out from the inside. The stuff coats the inside...
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    04-07-2019, 03:45 AM
    3/4" pvc pipe supposedly fits 12 ga hulls perfectly. maybe there is some thing with a 5/8" ID that would work for you. It would be a simple solution. Randy
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    04-06-2019, 09:00 PM
    Next the Lightfield Slug: These are supposed to be the most accurate shotgun slug ammunition available. They are for Rifled Barrels Only, and are purported to be Sub MOA from the right guns. (See Tarhunt 12 ga Bolt Action Rifles) This one is...
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    04-06-2019, 08:29 PM
    OK on to the accuracy thing. I got my Brenneke and Lightfield Slugs today and took one of each apart to see what is so magical about them. Well here's the deal. Both of these slugs (which are completely different in design) have one real...
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    04-06-2019, 07:47 PM
    Centershot: After July 1 you will no longer be able to use any lead projectiles or shot in this state for Hunting. All birdshot has to be steel or nontoxic all slugs have to be nontoxic. They also have to be certified by F&G and on their list of...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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