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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    Are you sure about they were Trumpeters? We have hundreds of commons here right now. Some states you can hunt them. You draw a tag just like for deer and you get one for the year. Swan taste just like a canada goose.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    Depends. Usually you get one or the other. If the Federal guy is a real prick he can actually make you go to a Federal court several states away. I know a guy that had that happen to him. He was being a jerk and said he would fight the ticket. Well...
    24 replies | 671 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    OK, biggest question I have is where you got/how did you make that brass hull?
    23 replies | 465 view(s)
  • randyrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Start out with 50% each and a Tablespoon of Lanolin and go from there..You will be close.. Too hard add a bit more Vaseline, bit too soft add more candle wax. Oh one more thing; Let it cool completely before you judge the hardness
    4 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    The bullet on the far right is a commercial cast bullet (20-1). It is a 550 gr bullet. Bullet #3 is a 457483 which is just the GC'd version of the 457124 (bullet #4) as you surmised.
    63 replies | 1342 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 10:12 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    How about a Rapine 460210 over 6 gr of Bullseye for a plinker/small game load? It's the bullet on the left. It's a real screamer at 990 fps and thumps pesky critters pretty good too!
    63 replies | 1342 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 10:05 PM
    Both reasons with truly "cat's sneeze" loads. With loads such as this there is sometimes a benefit of better ignition, sometimes not. It seems to depend on the primer used more than anything. With Rem 9 1/2s and CCI 200s it appears beneficial...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 08:29 PM
    With just 20 gr Alliant 2400 in the '06 case I use 1 1/2 gr Dacron.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 07:25 PM
    That is correct. The problem was understood in the very late 1890s. Primers with fulminate of mercury were discontinued and non-mercuric primers were introduced. That solver the problem with smokeless powder cases being wrecked by the mercury. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 05:15 PM
    Here's 2 sighters then 20 shots for score I shot today out of my M1903A1 Type II National Match 30-06; Bullet; 30 XCB cast of #2 alloy, Hornady GC, 2500+ lube, 164 gr. Case; LC 62 Match w/ flash hole drilled. Primer; WLR Powder; Alliant 2400,...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 05:05 PM
    Hodgdon's 60% rule basically applies to jacketed bullet use. Note the technician responded with; "It is very likely that a primer will blow the bullet out of the case. It is almost a certainty......The problem comes when the loads are so light...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 10:23 AM
    That should be M1906 ammunition, the stripper clips being a possible clue. Have you pulled a bullet?
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  • labradigger1's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 08:25 PM
    labradigger1 replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    Rossi 92 carbine, 44 mag. Williams ghost ring receiver sight for quick target acquisition. Short, fast and powerful.
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  • labradigger1's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 08:10 PM
    80% of new is going rate. 45 auto and 06' use the same shell plate, different powder funnel. All the other items mentioned come standard equipment with the 550B
    9 replies | 184 view(s)
  • labradigger1's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 07:13 PM
    Fwiw I use a Remington sp-10 with 3.5" size t shot. I bat perhaps 400's. Geese are tough birds. The feathers are very dense and tough to penetrate. Sounds silly if you are used to shooting lead but consider lead is dense and heavy. Steel shot...
    15 replies | 256 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 04:51 PM
    That does not mean it was loaded to higher pressures than M1 ball because they weren't. They were supposed to be loaded with the M1 174 gr bullet. Notice the box does not identify it as M1 or M2 but as ".30 Ball Cartridges". They also were...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 02:23 PM
    I suggest the use of a Dacron filler instead of the wad as used in the old Lyman manual. The Dacron filler is beneficial and I use it. Many don't use a wad or filler but whether you find it beneficial depends on the weight of the cast bullet you...
    4 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 01:59 PM
    "The doubt is : may I enlarge flashole avoiding dacron filler?" The Dacron filler will still be needed for N110 to ignite and burn efficiently under that light of a cast bullet in the 7.65x53 case. The enlarged flash hole may help a little but...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 12:38 PM
    I'll take #4 if you can wait for payment sent Friday. I am out hunting. Please PM payment info and I will PM shipping info.
    8 replies | 18 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 12:07 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Maybe, maybe not.....but then I'm not shooting a TD or lever action am I so why should I limit myself?. Why would I load a 300 Win mag down to 30-30 ballistics and "bet" it might work? If I wanted to hunt with the 45-70 in a TD, which I have, I...
    63 replies | 1342 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 12:07 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    Well I thought so. I tell you what I really want to do is to find an old SXS and send off to have some microgrooves cut 1-80 in the barrels. I think that'd be sweet as sourwood honey.
    15 replies | 307 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 12:03 PM
    I don't know the answer to this, and its something I struggle with. If I preach too hard, it drives people away. If I participate too much it wreaks havoc with my own walk. What to do? Well, I wonder if I didn't come closer the other day. My...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 11:55 AM
    I don't think that's a "myth busted" MT Gianni. The short stubby pistol WCs shot in 18 3/8" twist barrels are not very stable past 50 yards and many times make slightly oblong holes at 50 yards. The much longer .30 caliber 311440 will be shot...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 11:48 AM
    goodsteel replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    Hey, I'm around. Just busier than a frog hoppin in a skillet. I told Brice1985 to check this out, and pay attention to longbow. Looks like I've still got it. :wink: Now I tried the 687 round balls in the shotcup, but I got far better precision...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 08:42 PM
    Yes it is true the arsenals switched from the recommended extruded powder to ball powder. The residue left by the powder was a calcium/carbon deposit that was very hard. The gas piston of the M16 series is part of the bolt with the cylinder being...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 08:16 PM
    "Are you trying to say the 14 twist didn't stabilize the bullet and it tumbled causing more damage? Might be where the story of smooth bore M16's got stated." Not stating that at all. I didn't mention anything about a "smooth bore M16" either. ...
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  • labradigger1's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 07:46 PM
    Size B or T in the 3-1/2" with a modified choke. Steel shot does not compress so no full chokes. Hevi-shot is the king but some years ago when the shot went from $7 a lb. to $20+ I was out. 10 gauge and size T shot is the max bore and shot...
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  • labradigger1's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 07:30 PM
    I can think of no load that would be better with a fold crimp. Roll crimp is much slower to do but it also allows for more uniform ballistics and a better waterproof seal. Usually less pressure also.
    5 replies | 181 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 07:22 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    My 400 and 500 gr loads for my 450-400-70 Siamese Mauser run 49 - 55 ft/lbs of recoil. When I fire the 500s from a sitting position they roll me over backwards.....lots of fun...... No application? Obviously you've not hunted elk in a pole...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 05:02 PM
    "When that early Vietnam issue 5.56 ammo was used, and if it performed right, it blew a mighty big hole in the enemie's body that a 7.62x51 wouldn't do." Have to disagree. I was in Viet Nam in early '65 and then on to other target rich...
    47 replies | 1024 view(s)
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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
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