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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    Popper, At the speeds i mentioned above i'm just using straight ww(yeah i shoot on the cheap when i can get by with it lol), but i do HT them @465* for 1 hr. , then dunked in tap water. BHN hits 27 to 28 on the hardness. I wasn't getting...
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  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    buckwheatpaul replied to a thread Thanksgiving in Our Chapel
    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well as all the members of "The Chapel" ... May God bless each of you; your families; your friends; our military; our first responders; our Country; and the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS! YALL!
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread Got my buck in Hunting with CB's
    I would say "pretty fine" would be a understatement! Nice , very nice, congratz!
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    Thanks guys, funny I just realized its my first with a factory load too :) A friend was gifted an A5 with sights (1950s gun) and it got me to thinking...... Anyway I had these Federal slugs in the cabinet from no telling when. 1 to check poi, 1...
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    Yes, I have to agree, and I dont like plastic! I load my sp101 in 327 with a 311008 @ 1000fps. Plenty (and then some) for ground hogs and the like. I just dont see the 327 as a good deer gun , so I feel no need to run it at the top. Truth is I would...
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    Correct, the 12 will pattern more evenly than the 20 in general. With the 7/8 load the 20 is great, I much prefer the 12 for 1 1/8 and up. Now for 1 oz, ill take a 16 , but the 20 can come close. Also you can drive the larger payloads faster in...
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread A close one in Hunting with CB's
    Nicely done, and told! So exciting when they are close, a hunt to remember.
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    Will they hold an edge, yep ! Skinned my deer jointed and boned it out then whipped it off and sliced my baloney for my lunch. Never even touched it up, now if my wife has used it and put it in the doggone dishwasher it'll need sharpening! The...
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    I'm a Kit Gun addict, there I said it. Have trouble letting one pass thru my hands, especially a 32! Found this one while checking GB for a friend, probably paid more than I should, but then it's a 32SWL. not generally a fan of Rossi but I've a...
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    Biggest contributor to recoil difficulties is gun fit, you may like that stock but it doesn't fit you like it should. Thats assuming a typical weight shotgun. Now I'm a wing shooter but also compete and coach. When we run clinics a box in 10 minutes...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread A close one in Hunting with CB's
    Nice revolver, effective load, nice buck, great hunt and a story well told. Nicely done!
    23 replies | 627 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    Went out for a wander this morning, rabbits were not to be found so i stopped off at the house and swapped the shot loads for a few slugs and went to the woods. Hunting BIG wa bbits now! Snuck up on this guy at about 50 yards. He ran 75 yards but a...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    Greetings I would have to add.. If anyone was carrying a Walker or any of the slightly smaller Dragoons for defensive use they will be a far stouter feller than I am. There is a reason these huge revolvers were know as "Horse Pistols". You need a...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    Good story, thanks for taking the time to post it.
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  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    I cant tell you how many times Jesus was left at the doorstep when a prisoner got out of jail......thanks for the lesson Ronnie....Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving.....Paul
    3 replies | 37 view(s)
  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    Great story and thank you for sharing.....making it any shorter would take out the hidden nuggets, clues, that made the climax of the story sooooo great! Happy Thanksgiving as well....Paul
    18 replies | 325 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    The one book I mentioned above Loading And Shooting The Paper Patched Bullet A Beginners Guide. By Randolph S Wright goes into shooting technique and the hows and whys in one chapter. These rifles are finicky about external pressures and forces on...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    Sometimes a piece of 3/8" or 1/2" round stock between the move able jaw and part helps to seat the part square. If you have to shimm it definitely allows the part to sit better. This keeps the moveable jaw from over riding the fixed jaw and...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    Check the local pawn shops as used machinist tools seem to make there way there quite often. On the finger indicators if used for measuring from blocks check the ball for flat spots worn on it. Also check it for being sticky as this can be a...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread recoil in Single Shot Guns
    That's some good looking ammo you have there!
    25 replies | 341 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 AM
    I don't obsess over what I considered a very minor problem at worst. Since turning to wet tumbling with SS pins the problem doesn't exist, and my press stays clean.
    18 replies | 228 view(s)
  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:37 AM
    35 shooter replied to a thread recoil in Single Shot Guns
    Others may differ, but my TC Encore is the easiest recoling rifle i've ever shot. Full power loads from a 35 whelen are really no problem with it. Some of that may be due to the flex type synthetic stock that came on it.
    25 replies | 341 view(s)
  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 11:05 PM
    Two batches of brine cooling. House smells wonderful.
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 10:52 PM
    35 shooter replied to a thread Winchester big bore in AirGuns
    Winchester must be proud of it since they're calling it a mod. 70. Good looking stock on it. I looked it up on the air gun pro site.
    4 replies | 129 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 03:33 PM
    You do know that they have a unlimited warranty, right? Send it back and they will make it right.
    16 replies | 280 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