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    Today, 10:46 AM
    Tracy replied to a poll poll for silencers. in Our Town
    This. Except the NRA only opposes unconstitutional laws when it suits their own agenda. For example, GOA and JPFO have supported repealing NFA, but NRA steadfastly refuses to get behind the movement to repeal. There are lots of gun owners who won't...
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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    Tracy replied to a thread Plain old fishing poles in Fishing Rods
    This is what I thought of when I saw "plain old fishing pole:" http://amzn.to/2ueyncW
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    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    Tracy replied to a thread 820 lb hog with .38 spl in Our Town
    I've dispatched a domestic hog with a 358430 from a Taurus M85 .38 snubby. Frontal head shot, out the neck and disappeared into the ground. The hog wasn't anywhere near as big as this one, though.
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    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    14.5 grains of 2400 under a 158 SWC is pretty warm. I've always considered 15.0 to be maximum.
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    07-19-2017, 12:05 PM
    99.99%+ of the complaints I've seen about Winchester 94 reliability have been speculation, and not based on experience at all. I like Marlins, especially how easy it is to remove the bolt to access the breech end of the barrel. But what makes a good...
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    07-19-2017, 10:27 AM
    Tracy replied to a thread Early powder in Vintage Ammo
    Time for a thread on making smokeless powder! There are already threads on making black powder and making primers. :cast_boolits: There is also a thread about ammonpulver:...
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    07-19-2017, 01:38 AM
    .3cc (2 grains) Red Dot under a 311008, in my M94 Trapper.
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    07-19-2017, 12:33 AM
    Agreed. I've had several M94s, half of which were post '64, and all of them worked flawlessly. Even the ugly post '64 that seemed to be about ready to fall apart worked perfectly and shot accurately. It made meat twice within 24 hours the first time...
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    07-18-2017, 02:49 PM
    Cylinder wall thickness has nothing to do with it. It's more about the crane, frame, lockwork etc. Also, 16 grains under a 158 grain bullet is well over most book loads; even the older books. Btw, several are referring to Hercules 2400 as...
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    07-16-2017, 02:12 PM
    If you like the rifle, don't worry about what some hypothetical collector might pay for it. That's only money; this is a rifle that you (presumably) like and would like even more in a different caliber. You'll have more money next week or next month...
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    07-16-2017, 12:18 PM
    I remember (as I'm sure many of you do) when the name changed from Hercules to Alliant, and there were quite a few published articles claiming that Alliant 2400 was a new, faster-burning formulation. Some people even claimed that the "new" 2400 is...
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    07-15-2017, 11:48 PM
    Now that's funny right there, considering that I have never seen nor heard of a broken Rockchucker in all the decades they have been making them. Hearing about and seeing photos of broken Lee presses though, is fairly common. Here's the thing,...
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    07-15-2017, 12:32 AM
    I agree; 7x57 is the best deer cartridge in existence! [smilie=w:
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    07-12-2017, 03:17 PM
    I have three Rock Chuckers and cannot imagine any situation where I would get rid of one and buy a Classic Cast. My advice for the owner of this press is to get the part from Lee to fix it, preferably on Lee's dime (good luck with that); then fix...
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    07-12-2017, 02:41 PM
    I like Seafire's Blue Dot .22-250 loads. It also used to be my go-to powder for .357 Magnum back when it was Hercules. I have this quote in a text file; pretty sure it's from 24 hour campfire: "A Rule of Thumb for bottleneck rifle rounds is to...
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    07-12-2017, 02:31 PM
    I like Ed Harris' "The Load" but I have another one: 9 grains of Red Dot with standard weight for caliber cast boolits in anything larger than .30-30. Actually it works in .30-30 but only with boolits 155 grains or less.
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    07-12-2017, 02:17 PM
    4' x 12'? Is this an outbuilding? Make an entire 4' wall the door. Hinge it at the top and conceal the lock at the bottom, perhaps even buried. Or hinge it at the bottom and make a hidden panel in the roof for access to the lock. That way anyone...
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    07-05-2017, 11:46 AM
    I have a Super Redhawk .480 and have never fired a jacketed bullet in it. I was actually given a box of factory ammo, but it's still on the shelf. To me there is one perfect powder for .480 with cast boolits, and that powder is 2400. I suspect it...
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    07-05-2017, 11:19 AM
    "Whay" = what/why. What: everything. Why: because it works in everything. :mrgreen:
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    07-05-2017, 10:35 AM
    Tracy replied to a thread Potatoes in Cookin' Recipe's
    Couple of thick slices of bacon and one medium potato sliced a quarter inch in a cast iron skillet on medium high. Brown, turn, brown some more, cover and reduce heat to low-medium low for 20 minutes. Uncover, raise heat to medium, salt, and add 3-5...
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    07-04-2017, 11:08 AM
    Trail Boss! Not.:mrgreen:
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    06-25-2017, 09:26 AM
    Here's a pertinent article: http://thinkinggunfighter.blogspot.com/2010/09/myths-of-israeli-method-of-carry-or-why.html
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    06-22-2017, 09:49 PM
    .22 wcf.
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    06-22-2017, 09:35 PM
    Tracy replied to a thread Primer Explosion in Reloading Equipment
    I wouldn't think that embedding primers in epoxy would be a safe way to dispose of them. They're still live, but now they're strongly confined. When dealing with explosives, that makes things worse, not better.
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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