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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 PM
    Glad you like it, was wondering if you ever saw the post. Need to do more studying on wood craving. I was afraid people would say ( Why the mouse with horns) . 30/40 has always been one of my favorites as well. along with the 7x57 and 45/70, I...
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    The buttstock was attached just like the original with the rear tang screw, the forearm was attached by drilling and tapping the barrel. the forearm screw is hidden under the round horn inlay on the forearm
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    I never understood why the .260 was not more widely embraced. Imagine that...an easy way of making brass from .308's. In practical terms (hunting at 400 yards and less) using factory rifles, the 6.5CM offers less. Marketing BS at its finest.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    dverna replied to a thread The LEE Furnaces in Casting Equipment
    Size matters...go with the 20. It will safely hold 15 lbs of alloy. I like to keep a bit of freeboard in pot level. Wanted to add: Be honest with your needs. Both wrt to quantity needed, reliability desired, and your desire/ability to tweak...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    Ausglock has a very good setup and not terribly expensive. Not many will do the volume of casting he does, but it is a one time investment and very worthwhile IMHO. For $80 and a bit of fitting it gives not only the advantage of speed, for those...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 AM
    It is a very wise move. I had two MEC's and hated the damn things. I sold them on eBay as I did not want to lose any friends at the club I shot at. You WILL dump shot eventually. Mostly my fault when I had an accident and I have a low...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    I had a Seecamp. Very reliable. I vote...Next to Useless. 9mm is so much more effective in a slightly larger format. I converted to a Kahr for “light” carry. Cheap practice ammunition if someone does not reload.
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  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    I was able to walk to my shed and retrieve a battery charger, without carrying O2. Maybe took five minutes or so, then I had to repent and go sit down with the air hose back in my nostrils. To watch me try to breathe you'd think I was 97 or older...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    Many others have the same experience.
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    A little of both, I wanted to use the block my Father brought home years ago. Always wanted a 30/40 Krag RB just needed to save and sell off a few other rifles to afford the Gunsmith to do the barrel. It was his idea for the heavy barrel, glad he...
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    A little of both, I wanted to use the block my Father brought home years ago. Always wanted a 30/40 Krag RB just needed to save and sell off a few other rifles to afford the Gunsmith to do the barrel. It was his idea for the heavy barrel, glad he...
    66 replies | 2749 view(s)
  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    This from the NIV Study Bible commenting on Matt 7.7-8 on prayer: What Jesus was promising here is insight and drection through the work of the Spirit within us. Jesus was not promising that we will receive whatever we might think we need. As...
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  • tred1956's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    So sorry for your loss. May God give you the peace that only He can. I am sure as your Father looks down on you he says with PRIDE "That's My Girl" Take care of You & Your Family first, this unimportant stuff can wait. God Bless Doug
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  • BPSharps's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 11:41 PM
    My condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family.
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 10:51 PM
    brstevns replied to a thread green lube in Boolit Lube !
    Pretty I made some but used old candles, came out pink.
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  • silverbuzzard's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 10:42 PM
    What federal shell?
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  • dverna's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 11:25 AM
    At least 25k...maybe over 30k. As a hoarder, if supply drops to less than 10k, I get antsy. Have never been under 10k since about 2004. More importantly, alloy inventory will make well over another 100k. It helps to be a shooter instead of...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 10:31 AM
    You are not alone Nearly dumped pistol powder into rifle powder. Much more dangerous. After that, only one powder is ever on my loading bench.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 12:26 AM
    I had one but never really liked it so sold it. Mine was not ammunition sensitive and accurate enough for plinking. Never benched it. I had a Ruger and High Standard and preferred them.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 11:59 PM
    If you use the data for the faster Powder, I do not see any issues with using it. Even if you put 1/2 a pound in. For powders with vastly different burn rates and physical characteristics it would not be wise.
    58 replies | 1478 view(s)
  • Tom W.'s Avatar
    02-24-2020, 10:10 PM
    Sorry to hear of any pets passing on, although the time comes. We got a new cat after our last one got tounge cancer and had to be euthanized. She got a uterine infection but as we had to have her spayed anyway the infected parts were removed today....
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  • mtgrs737's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 05:33 PM
    mtgrs737 replied to a thread WTS Hard lead in Swappin & Sellin
    I bought some to make my own "Magnum Shot" for long yardage trap. I found it to make harder shot than the so called Magnum shot from any commercial shot maker. Buy with confidence!
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  • dverna's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 10:32 AM
    dverna replied to a thread No sizing in Leverguns
    I do not use new brass since my "rationalization" of calibers, but when I did, I resized it. May not be necessary but it does not take long.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 10:20 AM
    Nice. And very handy for some applications.
    7 replies | 212 view(s)
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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
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