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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    The reason is to center at the forcing cone and clock the cylinder. A wad cutter and Keith needs perfect chamber to bore alignment. But you increase drive length and need more velocity for stability. But to get the wife and kids to shoot, OK. I...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    Not much will equal an animal. I meant a deer with lungs full of air or exhaled. Would there be a difference?
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    44man replied to a thread Sundays ooops in Our Town
    I had one too. A deer popped out in front of me. I went right just enough to miss and hit a tree root or burl, tore the front out of my 4 runner. I was on the side and then on the roof. I watched the sun roof crumble. Air bag gave me a shiner but I...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Yes, there is DIE cast but it is done in a mold. Same as mold or mould, which is correct? Anyway lets be friends to share. Get back to the real questions.
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    44man replied to a thread My dog jake died today in Our Town
    God loves dogs and must have billions and billions around him. Each to be united to us at the end. He knows true love is a man and his dog. Life is nothing without them. We lose them but you must get another and you will never forget any. I...
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Let it go fellas. It is not important. Only wording and I have the same problem when my friend comes over. He refers to a mold as a die. I lose him all the time until I see he is calling a mold a die. I correct him all the time but it is no use. I...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    WHY? What do you want to achieve. Turn a magnum hunting gun to a pop gun.
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    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    What took 100 workers now takes one with a machine. Cars are made by robots. We are obsolete.
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    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    44man replied to a thread My dog jake died today in Our Town
    I will not say much. I know the pain. I cry over healthy dogs the lord gave me because they will not be with me forever. I really think a dog was a gift from God.
    33 replies | 422 view(s)
  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    To be expected after Obumbler. he was the best salesman for guns and ammo ever. I agree to bring back cheap 22 ammo. But all companies that are bought out are under the gun to make money. Usually the company goes belly up. Many of our gun makers...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    44man replied to a thread To Brush or Not to Brush in Our Town
    If a brush harms a barrel, it must be softer then the brush. Do you even want to shoot jacketed bullets?
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    Jello does not work. The huge cavity is a secondary that collapses. Lungs are mostly air. Will a deer die faster breathing in or out? No stuff you can shoot into will equal an animal.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    Yep, always work on the cheapest part to replace.
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Blue jobs are carded with 0000 steel wool. So is browning. It removes rust between coats. Blueing is just rust after all but the wool will not harm the color. My worst job ever was to clean cop's guns in Cleveland. Frames and cylinders leaded...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    Don't be harsh. I monkey around all the time. But safely. It is how I figured out revolvers. I test everything and prove most in writing is wrong. Gun rags to the net, I monkey around everything and it proved everyone with a theory was the monkey. ...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 AM
    Too much velocity with a hard boolit will not be your friend. The larger the meplat the worse it gets. I learned the hard way with deer since it is all I hunt. I bought the BFR revolver in 45-70, worked loads and wound up with 1632 fps. It is so...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 08:46 PM
    I have shot many, love the gun but still can't see how they cut the gas channel. How in the world do they make that hole?
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    03-27-2017, 08:33 PM
    At very close bear range, it will do the job but what if the inertia in a S&W stops a second shot if needed? A "click" with another trigger pull means take the front sight off or have a lot of pepper to season meat. YOUR meat. You need a friend that...
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    03-27-2017, 04:27 PM
    I had to babysit the boys this weekend. So I took them to Cabela's with me. Purchased a box of Estate brand 4 buck w/ 27 lead pellets per shell. I opened up a shell to weigh the shot. 1.2oz. There was one other brand of 4 buck on the shelf but...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 03:03 PM
    What do we live for my friends? To play, have fun and experiment.
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    03-27-2017, 02:54 PM
    Guys wear a BH or SBH, not the loads but dry. Wear. I use STP on revolver cylinder pins and front bushing, ratchet. My SBH has exceeded well over 82,000 loads so heavy, up to 330 gr boolits that you will shake your head. No measurable wear. I have...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 02:41 PM
    Lyman 2 is softer then I shoot, mine run 20 to 22 BHN after water dropping. But let's look at it differently. 8 gr of 231 seems reasonable but will be around 25,000 cup. But that is INSTANT and not spread out. I have had more trouble with cast and...
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  • 44man's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 02:04 PM
    Yes crimp, the OP missed the foreskin loads a friend made with the .444. He made the mistake as a new loader to read the net that said "crimp hard".
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  • 44man's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 01:58 PM
    Not to worry, I fell off the same side of the boat. Now I will tell the truth of the matter, I LOVE HP's and pure lead and yet with what I shoot and hunt there is a wall in front of me that bounced me back in the boat. I did not stutter! There...
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    03-27-2017, 09:23 AM
    Plain and simple, a piece of 0000 steel wool and Hoppe's or a rough cloth. Now to jump on you a bit, your boolits are too soft and are slumping, spitting lead out the gap, you are shooting silly putty. Next your 18.5 gr load of 296 is way below...
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    03-27-2017, 09:04 AM
    I see in Larry's explanation the pressure changes related to the powder not igniting when it should by being held back. Instead a bullet moves out increasing air space and everyone here knows to not download a slow powder so the results are the same...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 03:36 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Musket debut in Muzzleloading.
    That definitely isn't a Lott that North Star made. All North Star locks have always been made in-house. No idea of the maker. The flint is pointed too high, needs to be pointing at the pan. If a flint needs back further in any gun, I cut a...
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    03-26-2017, 09:21 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    Yeah, that is a stumbling point. I'm guessing the right cordless drill will come with wheels and trailer hitch.
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  • 44man's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 08:56 AM
    44man replied to a thread What twist should I get in Cast Boolits
    Well, found out why the new Savage was not shooting, it was Joe with a different pressure on the gun. I shot it and shot some good groups, cast running around 1" at 100. When we tried my home made lead sled it was much worse, the thing bounces and...
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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