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    12-03-2019, 10:28 PM
    I hope you have permission to mine the lead out of the berm you are shooting into. Every time the 10 barrel make 2 revolutions that's a pound of lead down range.
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    12-03-2019, 10:58 AM
    Beagle333, have you ever tried super glue? The nozzle of the small tubes of super glue would be just right for applying a dot of glue. Only problem I see would be the "super" fast drying time. Maybe some archery fletching cement?? It takes longer to...
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    12-01-2019, 01:49 PM
    I was gifted 2 lbs of that same powder by a friend who said the dirty part was too much for him. I stashed it for a couple of yrs and then along came a BAR 30-06 rebore to 338-06 and this the powder the rifle loves and it shoots clean. Maybe it just...
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    12-01-2019, 10:49 AM
    I used Al-7 and Al-8 for handguns a long time ago and IIRC it burned pretty clean and the accuracy was fairly good but if you use a Lyman 55 powder measure, it wants to bind up with the flakes getting wedged between the cylinder and the housing. I...
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    11-28-2019, 01:21 PM
    I have had excellent luck with CCI Quiet ammo. In fact it will cycle through both of my 552 Speedmasters and they are pretty accurate as well. I believe it is a 40 gr boolit so it hits with some authority. Squirrels and chipmunks are DRT.
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    11-28-2019, 01:10 PM
    The burn rate chart I saw had Al-7 next to HS-5.I'll try to find the chart. Go to WaGuns .org Not loading data but it gives a burn rate for older powders.
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    11-26-2019, 10:47 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Lee sizers in Cast Boolits
    It sure isn't, but be careful to check as you go with the enlarging process because they are relatively soft and you can go bigger than you wanted to without stopping to check often. (Learned the hard way)
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    11-25-2019, 12:05 PM
    One of my friends and a regular shooting buddy had/has one and it would not regulate for love nor money. After the first shot, the second barrel would barely hit a 2'x2' cardboard backer. We tried every load we could come up with and it never was...
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    11-24-2019, 02:53 PM
    Where did you send that Lee mold to get it flat based? I want one of those. I would like to buy another 310 mold anyway. Mine has about the most shallow crimp groove I've seen. Do you have a pic of your boolits cast from that mold?
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    11-24-2019, 02:50 PM
    That's better than your "neighbor" claiming it!
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    11-23-2019, 05:17 PM
    Another vote for the 60 gr Nosler Partition if you are going to carry it where you might have a shot at deer or hogs. For general use I have used the 60 gr Hornady spire point. Good heavy plinker and very accurate in my Kimber varmint and Ruger MkII...
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    11-22-2019, 11:04 PM
    You have my heart felt sympathies brother. After all, how could we know squat, we're OLD! I am fortunate to have a lot of young friends that listen to any advise I give them and they are very dear to me. Hell, at times my 40 yr old son even listens!
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    11-22-2019, 03:18 PM
    Randy, you just jogged my memory. I have not shot my Mini in a year or so but the last time I did, I swore that I would put an adjustable gas block in it. Those stock rifles throw brass almost as far as they do projectiles!
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    11-22-2019, 11:55 AM
    My Mini 14 suffered from the FTF problem, It was made in 2011 and is one of the latter ones (581) with the heavier barrel. I sent it back to the factory and they fixed the problem and now it works like it should. Their factory service is the best in...
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    11-22-2019, 11:33 AM
    Whew, for a while I thought I was the only one who preferred the American over a 77. One of my hunting partners has a 22-250 with a 1-10 twist and you can't make it shoot larger groups than an inch.
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    11-22-2019, 11:11 AM
    DonMountain, I don't know how old the grandson is but with his limited experience, he is probably flinching like hell especially with the recoil of 180 gr bullets. A 243 or even a 223 with the proper bullets would be a much better option if you have...
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    11-21-2019, 03:58 PM
    Since Murphy's law is your biggest fear, take it from THIS Murphy--wear your safety harness in that tree stand, Please! Murf
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    11-21-2019, 03:50 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread New Gun New Load in Hunting with CB's
    Well, the first thing I would do is to keep in touch with that young man who sold (gave) you the Ruger for $125. He will surely have other disappointments when it comes to guns and he was fortunate to find someone like you to help him! LOL As...
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    11-20-2019, 03:10 PM
    I called Hodgdon Powders about IMR 4007 about 2 months ago and during the conversation I said that I really liked 4007 in my 7-08. Ron Reiber, the product manager, said not to fret over the loss of 4007 because they had a powder coming out in a few...
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    11-19-2019, 11:37 AM
    A boolit like this would probably feed through a lever gun also.
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    11-19-2019, 11:28 AM
    Lonegun, in my experience the heavy weight boolits in the 357 mag seem to shoot more accurately than lighter ones. Maybe it's just me but I have had great luck with a Cast Performance 180 in my 6" 686 S&W. I do not own a heavy boolit 357 mold but if...
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    11-19-2019, 10:52 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Feral Dogs in Hunting with CB's
    ACC, I will tell you what has worked on coyotes for me and it is a 223 with 50 gr bullets and a mid load of TAC powder. I don't think the 32/20 will put enough shock in an animal that size to give you a DRT, although it will work, just not fast...
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    11-18-2019, 12:57 AM
    Looks like dinner to me! My first taste of buffalo was in the restaurant next door to to the Buffalo Saloon in Hamilton, Mt in 1980. It was the elk hunters breakfast special which had a buffalo t-bone, hash browns, 3 eggs and biscuits. Everybody in...
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    11-17-2019, 05:29 PM
    I have already answered my dream mold question. It is a 44 cal 264 swc NOE. It throws a 270 gr boolit and it is a dream to cast with and all my 44's love it. No GC to put on and it doesn't need one.
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    11-17-2019, 05:17 PM
    Man alive. You guys have got me wanting to go burn some powder even more than usual. I have GOT to get this &^*%$ cast off!
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    11-17-2019, 05:13 PM
    Big flat on the front is better than a jacketed bullet too. I have some experience with Nosler Partitions and they are really good but they are REALLY expensive too. The old Keith boolit and Veral Smith's long and wide flat nose boolits are about as...
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    11-16-2019, 01:07 PM
    clip on wheel weight or there abouts and 1500 to 1600 fps in a rifle is plenty. The 310 Lee or a Keith SWC kills quicker than any RN. That is pretty tough to have a property that close. Set up on the property line with your back to the other...
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    11-16-2019, 12:54 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Too dumb to kill in Hunting with CB's
    Let him walk Thumbsocker. And don't worry about his IQ being low. After the season, he will hang out with some upper classmen that will educate him and coach him up to the point that you will have a proper challenge in front of you, so much so that...
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    11-16-2019, 12:46 PM
    Speaking of the stars aligning, yours must have been all lined up when you found the cylinder for that project. As for as the guy named Murphy, I wish they had named that law after someone else! ...
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    11-15-2019, 08:16 PM
    No doubt that we casters have a tendency to over think the process. The wheel weight mix has done the job for me for 45 yrs in hand guns and rifles. My by line pretty much sums it up and it was told to me by one heck of an old rifleman.
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
Dead center 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