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    Yesterday, 06:34 AM
    Been a while since I could get on the forum. Thank you all for your insights. This rifle will be an American version of a Rook and Rabbit rifle. Lightweight, well balanced and accurate. It will be used for mostly varmint and small game, up to...
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    10-15-2019, 12:11 PM
    I am not familiar with modern cartridges. From what I can find on line, the 330 BlackOut is the 223 case with the neck expanded to take 308 diameter projectiles. Am I oversimpfying it? I am not interested in self loading rifle but am considering...
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    10-14-2019, 08:30 PM
    MOA, Is that a barrel nut I see? That might be able to switch barrels. Kevin
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    10-14-2019, 08:28 PM
    . Thank you, you reminded me I have a 722 in 222 Magnum, haven’t fired it in years. Always thought it too heavy for the cartridge. Kevin
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    10-13-2019, 07:23 PM
    I’ll be using it as a woods loafing rifle. Targets of opportunity, coyote and such. Factory is nice but so are boolits! Kevin
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    10-13-2019, 05:14 PM
    Thank you. My signature explains my ignorance to modern cartridges. The 350 Legend I will research that. I am also aware of a 6mm on the 222 Magnum case. Are there other wildcats or factory rounds on that case? Kevin
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    10-13-2019, 06:51 AM
    What chambering? Kevin
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    10-12-2019, 10:03 PM
    I am quite fond of the concept of the English Rook and Rabbit rifle. A lightweight, accurate rifle with enough power to kill rooks, rabbits and other vermin. I would like to get an American version, lightweight bolt action, with a cartridge...
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    10-11-2019, 08:01 PM
    The way I read the law, as supplied by the OP, they are talking about single shot muzzle loading pistols. If it were me, I would ask for clarification on the use of a c&b revolver. In Ohio, the use of a c&b revolver was not allowed the last time I...
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    10-11-2019, 07:50 PM
    What style of holster are you wanting to have made? Lots of good leatherworkers and a few of them are known to forum members. I favor the Brill style, this one for my 4 N frames would look good at BBQs, christenings, or just running about...
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    10-03-2019, 06:08 PM
    Modern wood glues produce a joint stronger than the wood itself. Many of the older glues are equally strong. I have a couple of three piece stocks forty years old and at least one my Pop did years older. Two piece stocks belong on S&W...
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    10-03-2019, 04:46 PM
    When I was much younger, that is the way I thought. I would whittle a stock out of a solid block. Barrel inletting was done with chisels (I guess it still is). I made much of the furniture for my rifles, locks from kits etc. Now, my time is at a...
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    10-03-2019, 06:49 AM
    All correct. Even if you fired it without the hinge pin, the block would stay in place. The “weak” trapdoor actions are actually the Models 1865 and 1866. These were made by machine the breech end of musket barrels and then attaching the...
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    10-03-2019, 06:36 AM
    Is there any advantage to a one piece vs three piece grip. Kevin
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    09-29-2019, 05:41 PM
    Actually, the latter models were plenty strong. Kevin
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    09-29-2019, 04:43 AM
    jimb16, To further help with the enabling, you could always trade something to get your desired HS. Kevin
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    09-27-2019, 07:16 AM
    Yep, not everyone has access to power tools. Besides, even with access, I prefer my old hand tools. I have fashioned one piece stocks with hand saws, hand planes, rasps, and scrapers. You can also whittle them but you have to be much better with a...
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    09-27-2019, 06:53 AM
    I have a 50-70 and an 1873. I have hunted with the 50 but not the small bore. It is an easy fix for the H&R if you are handy with tools. Getting the parts realigned is the hardest part and many have done it. Also, keep your eyes open,...
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    09-27-2019, 06:42 AM
    StrawHat replied to a thread 270 REN / 27 Hornet in Testing Area
    Unertl, There are several companies who will custom make that mold, or any other design you can design. Or, if you find a solid mld you like, you can have it hollow pointed. Kevin
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    09-21-2019, 08:55 PM
    Just consider it a work in progress and learn from your mistakes. Kevin
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    09-21-2019, 08:53 PM
    So, 4227 gives 1300 fps and excellent accuracy. That is good to know. I no longer use the 44 Magnum preferring first the 45 long Colt and now the 45 ACP. But my brother like the magnum round so I will mention it to him. Kevin
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Started shooting @ 8, competition @ 10, handloading @ 14 - all a long time ago
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Proprietor of a custom knife sharpening business.

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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