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    Yesterday, 07:45 AM
    IIRC, the older M70 Winchesters were not short action guns but they used a magazine block in the rear of the magazine to make the "box" a short action, which eliminated the excess room. Since you have several mags, you might want to use one of those...
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    10-15-2019, 01:57 PM
    Good job Dad. He will be the one who knows what to do when the rifle takes a tumble and breaks the scope. The iron sights will save the hunt. I started my son when he wad about the age of 8 1/2 and have a shooting/hunting partner for life.
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    10-15-2019, 11:27 AM
    Ahh..you are a quick study, Grasshopper. You will do well in the world of the silver stream. There are many here who gladly share the craft secrets and nuances. Does the son like to help shoot up those boolits? What great fun it is to have a young...
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    10-14-2019, 12:13 PM
    I called Dave (curmudgeon) at BPI about a question I had about slugs, which he solved for me, but the conversation turned to shotguns and scopes. He told me that he had an Alpen scope on their test mule with MANY rounds to it's credit and in his...
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    10-14-2019, 11:47 AM
    300gr PB? Did he have a GC mold altered to PB. I wouldnt mind having one of those myself. Was that 10 shot group shot from a Ruger American? I am curious because my son just bought one and I am going to try and pyt it on a diet of cast boolits as...
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    10-12-2019, 10:18 PM
    This is one of Toms molds. It makes a 158gr plain base that is very accurate in everything I have tried it in.
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    10-10-2019, 01:36 PM
    I don't shoot a Glock but here is that boolit PC'd and ready for my sons Colt Delta Elite. His gun shoots it better than any jacketed stuff he has tried and It is cast 1-20 using range lead. I am pretty sure the powder coating allows us to get by...
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    10-10-2019, 01:11 PM
    Lefty, I couldn't find the 45-308K in their list. What does it look like? I just had surgery on my ankle yesterday and will be off of my feet for 8 weeks so I have plenty of time to decide on a mold. I hear nothing but good about MP molds. We are...
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    10-07-2019, 01:06 PM
    Lefty, I have a friend who had a deer camp in south west Alabama with a wall tent like the one in your pics, but his had a wooden floor in it. The floor was hinged in the middle and he unfolded it and pitched the tent around it. It was a villa in...
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    10-07-2019, 09:20 AM
    I bought a S&W Shield too and it was the one gun I didn't like or shoot very well from the start. Thank goodness I didn't sell my SR9 or trade it. I have loaned it to one of my long time hunting buddies that was being over run with hogs , especially...
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    10-06-2019, 12:34 PM
    I bought one ( a 9mm) during the great Obama gun sale years and it has never missed a beat. Not once has it ever failed to feed or jammed with anything I stuffed in the magazine. It didn't care for the 158 gr swc boolits as far as accuracy but it...
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    09-23-2019, 01:26 PM
    Kimber has real customer service. My 84m in 7-08 was spiking pressures before it got to velocity reading that I thought it should and the accuracy was so-so. I sent it back and ask them to throat it a bit and the did and re-crowned the barrel....
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    09-23-2019, 01:21 PM
    Look at a new model 19 with that ugly 2 pc barrel and then tell yourself whether having an older spare that they don't make anymore is worth it. Since you say that you can change them yourself, you can always put the ringer back on it if the other...
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    09-23-2019, 01:09 PM
    Sure enough, Smith & Wesson made some revolvers as DA only and you have got a beauty in that 60. Those 60's are an investment. I found this orphaned model 64 at a gun show and no one wanted because they thought someone had ground the hammer spur off.
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    09-22-2019, 02:19 PM
    bigted, did you ever have to use that boolit on a bear? I carried a 4" 629 when I was bumming around in Ak and I used a 275gr LBT WFN GC loaded pretty warm. My thinking is that with the slooping skull on a bear, the sharp edge of a wad cutter or a...
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    09-22-2019, 02:03 PM
    As a devoted S&W addict, I am drooling! Pour you a few boolits and set that 45 in motion! You will never regret buying that piece of art. I am still wondering why in h*** I didn't buy an excellent 1917 U.S. 45 for $600 out the door. Still kicking...
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    09-19-2019, 05:24 PM
    I’ve had 2 episodes with gang fires and both of them were with ball powder and std primers. The first was a 357 mag and It was a non bang event on a couple of occasions. The primer pitched the jacketed bullet about 1” into the barrel of a Ruger...
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
middle of Alabama
If it cost money, I like it
Retired journeyman wireman. You couldn't work me with a laxative now


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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