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    09-20-2019, 11:02 AM
    popper replied to a thread Eisenhower as a Hunter in Our Town
    Swear I still see that gal advertising today. And Ike looking down the barrel of his 'chief' special!
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    09-18-2019, 10:15 AM
    I just use CuSO4 powder to replace tin/zinc in the alloy - add it to all my alloys so far, very good results. Doesn't take much. Babbit is good too but mostly tin - which I don't use. Yea, trying 300 - 600 you do need the pointy/long boolits for BC.
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    09-13-2019, 11:51 PM
    Brake line flare tool for the bullet? Tried pliers on one dad got from b29 gun tests. He caught me with the hand drill on the case. They are hard to pull.
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    09-12-2019, 04:24 PM
    pulled the trigger, felt the pin strike I'd say a real hang fire. Even more interesting when it happens in 5"/38. Anyway, yes, something in the powder or the powder it's self. Not too slow a powder so not a 'blow - out/quench'. Wet clean the...
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    09-11-2019, 01:14 PM
    So far my experience (for cast - PB or GC) save your money. Seems to work OK for jacketed. Shot some from the carbine BO this morning, 150 Gold Dot 1836 avg ~50 SD. 145 GC AC 1624 avg 0 SD only one shot recorded out of 6 145 GC HT 2009,1472 &...
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    09-10-2019, 07:35 PM
    I assumed 45 colt vs 45 acp. Nothing bad about a side arm in the woods . Found some 40 rat shot at academy today. I guess Ia lets you do that. You could load down the colt to be more manageable.
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    09-10-2019, 04:42 PM
    I have the shooting chrony and magnetospeed. Both are fine, mag is easy to set up if the adapters fit your gun. Little problem getting cast to register, set-up. Doesn't work for auto pistol but I never checked them anyway. At 50, accuracy was...
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    09-10-2019, 12:00 PM
    "Does a dog have a soul?" Their usual answer is "no." That's when I know I'm right. Interesting but totally irrational thought. 1) if dogs have a 'soul', they, being 'innocent' would be in Heaven! 2) If dogs have a 'soul', why not spiders,...
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    09-10-2019, 11:43 AM
    With 20:1 GC would probably be needed. Those heavy flat nosed have a BC near 0.1, so drop at range. 10:1 pictured expansion was maybe 30%? Is the HP worth it? A stationary deer @ 75, maybe. Ever sneak up on a coyote? Go to 300blktalk and hunting...
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    09-09-2019, 03:31 PM
    I do carry a .45 colt revolver but just not a good enough, to trust my-self with it. Not sure what his purpose for the revolver is.
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    09-08-2019, 11:10 PM
    Don, I was just thinking a semiauto 10mm pistol, then backpack the 18" upper, switch in the stand.
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    09-08-2019, 02:52 PM
    popper replied to a thread Jesus was an Engineer in Our Chapel
    Jesus was not an engineer, but the Creator. Engineers put what He created to use! John 12:45. gen1:1 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:"
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    09-07-2019, 04:14 PM
    popper replied to a thread Martini in 357 MAX in Single Shot Guns
    Shame Henry did't make them for their SS.
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    09-06-2019, 01:22 PM
    Might try the SIL with BLL vs PC. I pushed a 145gr FN above 2100 (H110)with BLL Labor Day, decent accuracy but more testing needed. Mom passed that day just a month shy of 100, I wasn't really in a good mood. Yea, that Lee is a PITA. IIRC NOE has...
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    09-06-2019, 01:14 PM
    Unless you are going suppressed IMHO subs are irrelevant. Yes, BO (whisper) was developed for suppressed (military) subs. How much leade do you need on a running yote @ 75 yds to even hit it with a sub? I got a running hog @ 25 with hard alloy...
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    09-06-2019, 12:26 PM
    IDPA with a pistol feeding and accuracy required, forget the HP.
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    09-06-2019, 11:49 AM
    popper replied to a thread Smoke and mirrors in Hunting with CB's
    Funny story. I am not a deer hunter but was in an elevated (10') box stand looking for hogs. City guy with my jeans and tee shirt - just out of the laundry. I do smoke. Had a large doe walk up next to the stand, like almost under it! I actually...
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    09-05-2019, 09:52 PM
    RCBS small base for lc mg fired 308. Never trimmed any, scrap after 10 or so reloads, got another 1500 in the bag, lifetime supply.
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    09-05-2019, 09:29 PM
    Got a longer hinge bolt, Brass shoulder bushing to go under it and #8 screw and bolt with aluminum spacer for the plate hole. Cut Sprue with light wood stick, as a lever between the 2. No hot hand anymore and it will cut a cold Sprue no problem. No...
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    09-05-2019, 08:07 PM
    Sand bags are hard and get damp. 22 rifle stocks are not the best and rifle is light. Slow fps and hammer of semi auto is a problem, bi pod does't solve that. Even using a front stand I put a cloth or something on it to allow a slide back. God...
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    09-04-2019, 07:38 PM
    Using a can? Why subs? I use 145 cast GCd & 150 Gold dots(- 1300 fps expansion), they work fine super. So do 125 sst, 110 vmax or barnes tssx. I can hit what I aim at, subs not so easy. 9mm & 40sw take pigs at 25-50 yds, probably more if you have...
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    09-04-2019, 07:22 PM
    Short barreled AR is SBR and tax money + other problems. Pistol AR in 350 legend would be a handful, loaded for 150 yd shots. 357 mag is slightly hotter than 10mm in pistol or carbine. OP was asking about more 'firepower' when backpacking in with...
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    09-04-2019, 04:16 PM
    My 'woods' gun is XDm40S&W, 165gr TC, ~950 fps. Does a good job on hog @ 25 - yes you have to aim a bit. Recoil is decent, I could go to 200gr and ~900 fps, little harder to handle. I can even run snake shot cartridges in it. Deer aren't tougher...
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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