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    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Ithaca figured out with it's "Deerslayer" shotguns that some choke in the barrel helped with slug accuracy . My Browning Miroku Buck Special is .730 to .715 at the muzzle and is pretty accurate with slugs. My 20" M500 is pretty accurate with...
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    I got a Hastings Barrel for my A5 off Ebay for like$150 which was a screamin' deal now that I look back. it is 1:35 also. That gun is pretty accurate with my STI Slugs! here's the group again for the 50th time.One pic of the gun is with the...
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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    There is another way to achieve tight buckshot patterns that doesn't involve reinventing the load. It is called the Vang Comp Process and involves having your barrel modified by Hans Vang. This involves lengthening the forcing cone, back-boring...
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    03-31-2020, 05:07 PM
    Guys: the way these different guns recoil is all about the weight and barrel length. 329's are like 26 oz, the L frame M69 is about 36 oz and the MG is a little more. The ones with the shortest barrels are going to be snappier. (I hate that word) My...
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    03-31-2020, 04:50 PM
    Another Lee 401-175 user. I just made 600 of these during my first use of the 6 cav mould. I did have some problems with out of round boolits . I had 25% good, 50% .401 x .403-.405, 25% .401 x 406-.410 obviously the lat 25% are getting...
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    03-31-2020, 02:54 PM
    Yeah but Leon,,, You're young and built stout. We are old and feeble and can only take so much. :holysheep Randy
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    03-31-2020, 02:50 PM
    Have a look at ER Shaw Barrels https://www.shawcustombarrels.com/ Probably not cheap? That is who makes Tarhunt's barrels. Randy
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    03-30-2020, 05:14 PM
    Might be easier to just buy different wads? I use the Claybuster Blue Wads for Lee and Lyman Slugs and they work well in my Smoothbore Shotguns for my intended uses of shooting steel targets and plinking. 35-50 yards. My round ball loads are all...
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    03-30-2020, 04:18 PM
    My shop is in my back yard so I don't have far to go to work. I'm a one man operation with lots of buddies who run bigger shops. I farm out most of it nowadays. I usually make prototypes and then farm the production out. Example: my Hand...
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    03-29-2020, 08:20 PM
    Yeah it does, but now after seeing your slingshot I have to ask,, Do you own a machine shop? Cuz from all your postings it kind of looks like you do, or at least run one with fringe benefits. AS far as that metric thing half the stuff I make for...
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    03-29-2020, 05:12 PM
    I don't see it. but I don't have a Gen 5, all mine are 3rd Gen and have shot countless lead boolits. At the ranges you would shoot guns like this IE: "Conversational Distances" 3-25 yards maybe out to 50. Minor differences in accuracy are...
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    03-29-2020, 05:03 PM
    The thing with S&W revolvers is all the big ones hit the web of your hand really hard and this gets old fast. With MY m29 I could shoot 12 rounds of full power loads and I was done. Put Pachmayer grips of that one and it was much better. Fast...
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    03-29-2020, 04:45 PM
    BBB: felt compelled to add my .02 here. I load all my .223/5.56 with the exact same formula. 25.0 gr of W748/BL-C2, Hornady 55 FMJBT overruns they sold for .07 each a few years ago. Cases are mostly LC picked up at the range and I have...
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    03-29-2020, 02:41 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Capt Morgan: Do you own a Machine shop or something? You do nice work. Also another Dane worthy of note is this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyzYDip9JTM He goes by Torsten on Youtube and shoots slingshots using the Butterfly or...
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    03-29-2020, 02:12 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    OK I guess it is about time to turn you guys onto Jorge Sprav. He is a German guy who is the purveyor of the "Slingshot Channel" on Youtube. Jorge is absolutely Full of Enthusiasm !!! for anything related to slingshots, catapults as referred to by...
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    03-29-2020, 01:43 PM
    Capt: I have to ask,,, are you a native of Denmark, or are you an American Transplant? You sure talk like us. Maybe you did some time in the US? Please explain your heritage and affiliation with the english language. I need to know this for...
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    03-29-2020, 12:57 PM
    ED: look into the Pacific Rifle Company. It is defunct now but their info is still on the web and he made some NICE Hopkins and Allen style rifles in 12 and 20 bore using Alexander Henry Rifling. As I recall his twists were fairly long as the guns...
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    03-28-2020, 06:12 PM
    Go look at the "Truth about Glocks and Cast" thread. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?33855-The-Truth-about-Glocks-and-Cast It will answer all your questions. Randy
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    03-28-2020, 06:07 PM
    The M69 was the replacement for the S&W 696 the Ruger GP100/44 was also a replacement for that gun. Mine is a 696 no dash as opposed to a 696-1 or -2. -1 had the firing pin in the frame as opposed to on the hammer, and the -2 had the silly...
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    03-28-2020, 03:51 PM
    Ken H: That large Bowie you showed comes very close to what Ed Henry would have classified as an "Artillery Short Sword." which I guess was a common thing for artillery crews to have on them for CQB or just opening Powder Bags. That is a good...
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    03-28-2020, 03:23 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    My thinking also, hence my current carry option. Randy
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    03-28-2020, 03:18 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Roadie: Slingshots have alot in common with Conventional Archery. The anchor points are virtually identical, as are methods of sighting. The biggest variable I can find is having the yoke perpendicular to the bands when at full draw. One of the...
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    03-28-2020, 02:54 PM
    Just use the 1/4" felt wad in the base of the shot cup. It cups around the ball very well and centers the ball in the wad during firing which in turn centers the ball in the bore as it travels . Randy
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    03-28-2020, 02:40 PM
    Long Knife: It's not so much about what twist rate is needed to stabilize those slugs, it's about what rifled barrels you can get to shoot them thru. Most 12 ga. Rifled Shotgun Barrels are between 1:34 and 1:36, so that's what you've got to work...
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    03-27-2020, 12:51 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    When I started, the instructions that came with the Whamo Slingshot said to hold the thing with your thumb and fore finger straddling the yoke, your other 3 fingers wrapped around the handle. Then when you'd draw it and hold it at a 45 degree angle...
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    03-25-2020, 09:38 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Rking22: what I got appears to be an evolution of what you posted.. It is rigged with the bands over the top or you can rig it with the bands around the sides as the band clamps work both ways. It really has some good features and is very...
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    03-25-2020, 05:44 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Biggin: if you are talking a Sling like David used to slay Goliath then you are looking at literally years of practice to get a projectile to go where you want it to. I have never been able to get anything to even go in the general direction...
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    03-25-2020, 01:37 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Mr. Wolf: Thanks for the correction on the link. https://simple-shot.com/slingshots/ I changed it in the OP as well. Sorry about the "Fun Police" in NJ, we have them out here too. In fact your state probably got their gun control ideas from us. ...
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    03-24-2020, 08:15 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    A .50 cal ball weighs 175 gr. and with the right slingshot would be lethal inside 10 yards. Cast is fine. Although my LGS has swaged Round Balls for Muzzleloaders in about every size known to man. $10 for a hundred. Randy
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    03-24-2020, 08:03 PM
    W.R.Buchanan started a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Since we don't have a slingshot forum I figured it would be OK to place this thread in here. I have been an avid Sling Shootist since I was 8 years old. I got my first BB gun when I was 8 and spending the summer with my father in Bath Michigan....
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