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    04-22-2019, 09:33 PM
    Pretty close to $1000 here. You can look at the angle of that skull and bet that the odds of a boolit glancing over the top are very good. I would think that a swc design might get a little more "bite" than a round or even a round/flat profile.
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    04-22-2019, 09:08 AM
    When you find one at a reasonable price, see if they have 2 of them and call me! I've been looking for one that I wouldn't have to trade my first born for!
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    04-20-2019, 10:49 PM
    After trying a lot of different shootin' irons, I have settled on this one. 4" 629 with 275 gr cast boolit over 2400 and CCI mag primer. I tried bumming around the fishing streams in Alaska with a shotgun, then a 358 BLR Browning but the long guns...
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    04-18-2019, 03:59 PM
    I see that the Canadians favor Micro-Groove barrels
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    04-18-2019, 09:21 AM
    The 2400 conversation has been ongoing since it became Alliant so I wont try to perpetuate it here. I will relate that in MY experience the old 2400 was a tick slower than the newer 2400. Or said another way, the charges that were safe but max, in...
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    04-17-2019, 09:36 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Powder Question in Cast Boolits
    No I didn't, had to turn around and head home quicker than I figured. There will be a gun show in my area in the pretty near future and a vendor that I know will be there and he has a good selection of powder. I'll call him and tell him to bring me...
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    04-17-2019, 03:32 PM
    I am a long way from a statistician and I'm not trying to pick your findings to death but it appears, to me, at least, that the 789 lot is a bit slower burning that the first one, hence the lower velocities. However, in a different caliber they...
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    04-13-2019, 12:37 PM
    I'm afraid that fire lapping is the answer. I have never done it but too many people have , and the results speak for themselves. I am very fortunate in that my SRH has no thread choke and it is the most accurate revolver I ever owned.
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    04-12-2019, 02:41 PM
    Yep, we slugged the barrel and you can feel the tight spot. He is more of an "out of the box and leave it alone" guy so he will shoot it and see what happens. His 7 1/2" gun has the same tight spot but if you stick with J bullets, it shoots just...
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    04-12-2019, 01:16 PM
    Traveler, that's a nice looking piece. Did you do anything to the trigger? My 2 Redhawks had pretty heavy triggers and I tried a set of springs but the primer strike was too light for reliability so I wound up with the original spring.
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    04-12-2019, 01:09 PM
    I'm pretty sure it has to do with the extended frame. From what I understand it warps the frame if not done with the factory frame jig. John Gallagher told me that his approach was to cut the barrel off at the frame and drill out the factory threads...
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    04-12-2019, 11:43 AM
    Doug, I am betting that is the reason. It would slightly alter their records even the serial # is the same.
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    04-12-2019, 11:31 AM
    At any rate he now has 2 SRH’s and says he is going to keep the 9 incher. From what I have read, unscrewing the barrel on on of these guns is a real task. That might be why they are so accurate. Ruger discontinued the longer barrel 454 and if a...
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    04-12-2019, 10:28 AM
    But is that dictated by the ATF, like they told me? I understand it is pretty hard to rebarrel a SRH so the factory was his 1st source. He has since bought a used 91/2 gun
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    04-12-2019, 09:03 AM
    I have a friend who fell in love with my 9 1/2" Ruger SRH 44 and he has a 7 1/2" 454 Casull but wants to have Ruger rebarrel it at the factory. I emailed them and called them and the response was that ATF would not allow them to change the barrel...
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    04-11-2019, 09:25 PM
    Read my signature line
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    04-11-2019, 09:19 PM
    Oh it had a cheek piece alright. It was a treacherous abomination. The stock had a cut out for a rear sight like the early model 70 Winchesters but the rear sight was mounted on top of the barrel. ?? A bit of Accraglas solved the sight cut out...
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    04-09-2019, 10:53 AM
    Ditto on that. I have started using light machine oil on my fingers and spin the boolit between my thumb and index finger to spread th oil on it before using my push through sizer. It helps quite a bit.
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    04-04-2019, 12:19 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread .32 S&W Long loads? in Cast Boolits
    Fotis, show us a pic of this little beauty. We love gun porn.
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    04-04-2019, 12:14 PM
    Since you said this, it made me think and I don't believe I have ever seen a bad shooting L frame S&W. Maybe I have been fortunate but I have loaded for or/and shot probably a dozen and they have all delivered excellent accuracy. Now, someone will...
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    04-04-2019, 12:07 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Wow, Cheap Unique in Cast Boolits
    Dang sarge, that's 25 yr old prices. You got to jump on that if you load it very much!
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    04-03-2019, 09:03 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Wow, Cheap Unique in Cast Boolits
    22's are always a good investment. I learned 3 things from when the last left wing nut jobs had control-primers, primers, primers.
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    04-03-2019, 10:49 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Powder Question in Cast Boolits
    ;) You just gave me a brain fart! I have to go to Vanderbilt Urology to see my cancer Dr. next Monday and its only 45 miles up to Clarksville to Midsouth. Road trip with a cause.
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    04-03-2019, 10:45 AM
    I am fortunate indeed to have a rifle that will do that. I have thought about putting a set of NECG sights on it in the proper position. If you look closely at the pic, you will see that the rear sight is jambed up against the front of the receiver...
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    04-02-2019, 09:19 PM
    I think you have a keeper for sure. The 586/686 Smith and Wessons are my all time favorite 357revolvers. The way you are shooting that gun you might have better eyes than you thought! My 6" 686 has a 2x scope on it and it loves 180 gr Cast...
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    04-01-2019, 10:28 PM
    I have a 338-06 that JES rebored for me and it is a little powerhouse, 250gr Hornady's at 2450fps and it is as reliable as the sunrise and shoots a LOT better than it did as an 06. I have often thought about finding a used 300 Win BAR and have JES...
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    04-01-2019, 10:16 PM
    I bought this 30-06 FN Mauser with a Wards marked barrel from a friend whose wife said that there would be NO guns in HER house. He said he HAD to have $125 for it so I bit the bullet and handed over the money(LOL). The stock had the most hideous...
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    03-30-2019, 03:26 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Powder Question in Cast Boolits
    How much does Buffalo Rifle go for a lb where you are? My lgs does not carry it and said they never heard of it--that figures.
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    03-29-2019, 07:40 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Powder Question in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for the pic, it revealed a lot about the configuration of the granules which indicate that it will "bulk" better than other powders of similar burn rate. That, along with the high recommendations of others is enough for me to give it a try....
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    03-28-2019, 04:57 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Powder Question in Cast Boolits
    Is Buffalo Rifle as bulky as 5744? I am not opposed to using a Dacron filler if a powder gives the right kind of accuracy but it is a step I'd rather not use.
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
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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
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