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  • murf205's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 09:41 PM
    +1 for this. Don't do the wad. L40 per lb! That's $53.60 per lb in USD! I will stop complaining about U.S. prices......maybe
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    06-12-2018, 04:58 PM
    I voted no but I would buy a new Marlin 44 mag in a second if the powers at be for Marlin/Remlin would tighten the twist to 1/20.
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    06-12-2018, 04:49 PM
    brewer12345, go to this website: www.MOD94SCOPERAIL.COM You got my curiosity up so I found this site and he makes putting a scout scope on a Rossi 92 look pretty simple, or really simple for a good 'smith. The scout gives the access to the action...
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    06-08-2018, 11:02 PM
    Maybe a scout scope? Amen to the fiber optic sight. They are great in low light situations. I put a green one on my 4" 629 and it is a lot better than the S&W factory front sight.
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    06-08-2018, 10:47 PM
    Brewer, you certainly know more about your eyesight than anybody else and I thought I needed a scope for my 1895 CB as well, but I bit the boolit and tried a Skinner Express sight and once I got used to using it, I can hit a piece of computer paper...
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    06-07-2018, 06:45 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Cleaning in Cast Boolits
    Talk about differences of opinions, this topic is one of the best for our diverse tactics for cleaning. I (fortunately) don't have a rifle, or handgun that leads, so I push a dry patch through the barrel and then another with a patch of light Singer...
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    06-01-2018, 09:13 PM
    Have you shot a 460 S&W yet?
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    05-31-2018, 09:10 PM
    You did see the "LOL" at the end of my post I hope.
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    05-31-2018, 09:00 PM
    I run a patch of gun oil through the barrel and tap the nose of a boolit into the muzzle ALMOST all the way in with a plastic hammer. Then I use a 3/8" OAK dowel to finish driving the boolit through the other end. Lots of people say to use a brass...
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    05-30-2018, 09:48 PM
    bewelch, you didn't say but are you a handloader? If so mic some of your jacketed bullets and see if they will push through the cylinder throats with finger pressure. Since it is a recent manufactured S&W, I'm thinking probably not going to go...
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    05-30-2018, 09:25 PM
    Why buy one? Why not buy one! I sold my 1917 Colt to buy another gun and I have been wanting another one since. They don't kick like a mule, don't deafen the shooter and most love cast boolits. Long story made short...they are a hoot to shoot and...
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    05-30-2018, 09:15 AM
    Lloyd, I retired as a wireman. You linemen could afford one of those, us JW's down south didn't make enough $ LOL.
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    05-29-2018, 01:47 PM
    Solman, that's what I did in essence but I didn't use a PID. I used a rheostat dimmer instead (because I had one already). I found that the hardest thing to do was drilling the aluminum plate in the center-notice the hole in plate- to accommodate...
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    05-29-2018, 01:34 PM
    I have one just like it that belonged to my father in law who was an inspector at USS at the Fairfield Works and a newer one with the ratchet. You cant be without one. You will get the "feel" for it quickly.
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    05-28-2018, 10:36 AM
    I have an older Pro-Melt and I love it. I have read that the newer ones (China?) drip as bad as a Lee 4-20 or in some cases worse. I have an old 10 lb Lee that I have used since 1980 and it might drip a little but its still working like a charm....
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    05-23-2018, 07:43 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread 44 mag pistol groups in Cast Boolits
    Outback, just a side note, if you are shooting off of your rifle rest and it has a canvas or leather bag, get a piece of leather to cover the bag. I split a front bag one time with a 44 from the cylinder blast. It will damage it over time for sure....
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    05-21-2018, 02:01 PM
    The humidity here in Alabama makes mowing a real thrill. After I cut 1 acre, I look like some pushed me into the pool. After we got a couple of good snowfalls, this yard took off this spring. I have what we call a 4 beer yard, and that does not...
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    05-20-2018, 08:31 PM
    Mine was a bright nickel N frame and I do mean BRIGHT. I guess I am kinda like a raccoon- if its shiney, I love it! My only reconciliation is that I still have a no dash 586 and I will keep that one till they put me in a box. And a 686 that thinks...
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    05-20-2018, 11:30 AM
    AND...I will never forget my 6" nickel S&W mod 27. I guess I bought it too cheap($279) so now I can spend $1k to get another one!
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    05-19-2018, 05:59 PM
    I just had to revive this old thread to scold myself for trading off my Rem 788 44 mag. Why, oh why do I do these things? I traded it for a Ruger OM 41 mag in 99% condition + some $(cant remember how much). Yep, you guessed it, the Ruger's gone too....
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
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middle of Alabama
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If it cost money, I like it
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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