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    Today, 04:16 PM
    At the bottom of their page they had heavy barrel 10's for $249 but they are only in fair cond. Either one of those 10's is a great deal on a great shooting Smith&Wesson.
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    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    There is a gun show promoter around here called CASC which is the Collectors And Shooters Club. Their shows bring out more of the blue collar guns and prices or at least that is what I have found over the last few years. That venue is where I bought...
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    01-22-2020, 10:38 PM
    I got to dive in here. The SRH that lives in my safe might not have the glitz of a Smith but it came out of the box with a pretty good trigger and I Lauer coated it in flat black. It will do 1 1/2" at 100 yds when I do my part and some might think...
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    01-22-2020, 10:19 PM
    Grizz1, just don't load H110/296 Win below the loading manual starter loads. That is where the trouble starts to happen. Unique is a great powder for lower loads in larger cases, even 45/70. BTW, welcome to the Castboolits family.
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    01-22-2020, 10:10 PM
    My vote goes for a 3" 36 if you can find one. In my area they are cheaper than snubbie 36's.
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    01-22-2020, 09:55 PM
    Petander, take the advice of someone that has buggered more screws than I care to admit, buy the Forster set. They fit, period, and they last a loooong time if you take care of them. The are not cheap, but good tools are not cheap and cheap tools...
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    01-20-2020, 10:14 AM
    Yep, the 32 long is one of the "funest " revolvers ever made, glad I bought mine when they were orphans. My son just bought a S&W 32 L Hand Ejector that has a beautiful re-nick job on it that is tight as a new one for $200, out the door of a local...
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    01-18-2020, 08:45 AM
    I use a filing cabinet to store loaded ammo, dies, brass and other goodies, but I made the mistake of putting the loaded ammo and rim fire (lots of it) in the top drawer. When I pulled the top drawer out fully to reach the back, it almost tipped the...
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    01-15-2020, 11:41 AM
    Like Four Fingers said in post #22, if you are "financially embarrassed" or just don't want to sink a fortune in a S&W, those security guard and law officers trade-in mod 10's are a good place to start. Most of them have been carried a lot and not...
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    01-14-2020, 10:13 AM
    Dak, if you want to, you can order pin gauges and get a really true measurement of your guns throats. According to the Meyer Gage 2019 catalogue, you can buy individual pins for $3.53 each in the "Z" range and I bought .427 through .434 for my 44...
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    01-11-2020, 10:13 AM
    My "dream" is to find a 1917 S&W military or civilian that you don't have to mortgage the farm to buy. OR...a Rem 788 in 44mag like the one I foolishly traded away in my callow youth.
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    01-11-2020, 10:02 AM
    DAK, I see that you are in B C Canada. Are you guys up there allowed to carry a handgun while hunting? I should think that handgun hunting in B C would be max fun.
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    01-10-2020, 01:40 PM
    Here is what works for me. 16.6 grs of 2400 and a 429421 250 gr Lyman swc and a std CCI primer. It does 1150fps from a 7 1/2" Ruger. I have never shot that load in a 44 that didn't like it. When I started powder coating boolits, they REALLY like...
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    01-10-2020, 10:42 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Pickup ate my socket in Our Town
    The P S hose was a piece of cake to fix. The air filter box hold down bolt nuts were spinning and you cant get to the last one unless you take the fender well out. Took about 1 1/2 hrs to get the box out. I hope I am forgiven for the names I called...
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    01-09-2020, 09:45 PM
    Make sure you dont torch off that ported gun while setting in a box blind. I have a friend who did and he did some damage to his hearing. That 454 has some serious blast to go along with the recoil generated. Boolit placement is a lot more important...
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    01-09-2020, 09:26 PM
    +1 for a Kowa spotter. I bought a TSN-602 and a 20-60 eyepiece (have to buy separately) and it is super clear and aberration free. You can spend more on a Swarovski but I swear I cannot tell any difference in the clarity. I bought a straight but I...
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    01-09-2020, 08:36 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Pickup ate my socket in Our Town
    I had to replace the high pressure hose on my 04 Jeep Grand Cherokee yesterday and my punishment for not losing a socket was having to go to NAPA to buy a 16mmx18mm flare nut wrench to take the line out of the pump(16mm) and the steering...
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    01-06-2020, 03:27 PM
    I stumbled onto my ProMelt. My gun club has a "swap meet" on our webpage and it sat there for a long time before I checked one day. The guy that owned it had not cast a full pot in it and was about to take the ad down due to lack of interest when I...
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    01-05-2020, 10:39 AM
    You hit the nail on the head, so to speak, Petander. There is a brand new Promelt 2 on Gunbroker right now and the bidding has hung up on $106 with 9 hrs to go. Apparently the casting world is wise to the RCBS folly of having their products made in...
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    01-04-2020, 09:46 AM
    Well count me as a heathun, but I needed the extra diameter to keep from leading the barrel on this fine old 19th century round.
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    01-02-2020, 01:24 PM
    There's just something ya' gotta love about the llittle 38 S&W and the guns that shoot them. My Accurate 358160H mold drops at 158 grs and powder coats at .361 unsized and my model 33 shoots them well. Let us know how yours shoot .
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    01-02-2020, 01:07 PM
    Do you have a gunsmith in New Zealand that can rebore a barrel for you? If you found a 308 Win Handi Rifle it would be easy to rebore to 358 Win and load it down to 35-40 levels, plus brass is easier to come by.
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    01-02-2020, 12:57 PM
    There is a "switch" on the hammer and it will strike either of the 2 firing pins, 1 center fire and 1 rim fire. The 22 jet was a neat idea but the chambers had to be super clean and oil free or the cases would back up against the recoil shield and...
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    01-01-2020, 09:41 PM
    Yep, they did. You could get a model 48 with an aux cylinder for 22 LR of a model 53 Jet, both K frames, with the same aux cylinder. They were an option and took quite a bit of time to fit to the gun so S&W discontinued offering them as an option. I...
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    12-31-2019, 11:37 AM
    Those Midway XTP's are a killer deal AND free shipping over $49. Thank's, I believe I will.
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    12-30-2019, 05:35 PM
    Budzilla, have you ever clocked those 310 gr Lee's out of that long barrel? My 9 1/2" SRH really gets them scooting (1400+) but yours must be in the rifle catagory
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    12-29-2019, 10:35 PM
    There will always be people like us that want to try something different even though we know in our hearts that it is probably more trouble than it is worth, but it IS a lesson in experimentation after all. One of my long time friends and shooting...
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    12-29-2019, 10:23 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread h380 powder in Factory Rifles
    Great in a 338/06 with 250 gr Hornady's
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    12-29-2019, 09:12 AM
    ACC, believe me, we don't mind questions 1 bit. A lot of us who have been at it a long while still have questions too. Those boolits are good looking work for sure. Let us know how they shoot. Are you going to powder coat or lube?
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
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Dead center of Alabama
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If it cost money, I like it
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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