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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    Yup. The Creedmoor, Hunting got in the way. We were there only long enough to shoot the 3P. Yes, I like to hard seat bullets about 0.050 to 0.100" depending on the chamber and bullet design.
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    10-19-2018, 10:20 PM
    Hey kokomokid, all, Food for thought... Necksized and expanded (if needed) cases Maybe, could be, how you choose the bullet, fit the bullet to the throat and a neck sized case, any small run-out gets addressed when the rounds get chambered. I...
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    10-19-2018, 07:31 PM
    Thanks Wolfer. That's the nice thing about the roller....... no need to be fast, just need the first shot to be dead on. I really like the creativeness on your approach to the scope base. Most all my rifles are all optically enhanced too, my older...
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    10-19-2018, 05:12 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Almost in Hunting with CB's
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    10-19-2018, 05:07 PM
    Congrats Wolfer. How far a shot? What type of mount did you use for your scope?
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    10-19-2018, 04:00 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Great guns, what an epic adventure. Just saw a episode of Mountain Man last night that has this guy who was the only guy who lived on one of the bays of Kodiak Island and does a Brown bear guide service there for over thirty years. Great episode...
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    10-19-2018, 03:32 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Would you accept this?! in Cast Boolits
    Yup. New gun or total replace. Maybe better off with a total refund and move on. How exciting, bet you can't wait to see how they will handle the next "FIX" you might have down the road. lol
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    10-19-2018, 02:57 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Neat little gun in Leverguns
    Yes, I think they do have a nice carbine there. Now if they only would make one chambered in 45 Colt I'd be getting one.
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    10-18-2018, 12:15 PM
    This thread keeps coming up and makes me pine that I do not shoot my 338-06 anymore. I built my first 338-06 in 1979 and shot a bazillion (GG) cast bullets in it as well as hunting deer and elk. I had LBT make me a PP mold about 25 years ago....
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    10-18-2018, 12:30 AM
    You men are being trolled.
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    10-16-2018, 09:45 PM
    I actually did some casting today, have wanted to for some time. Small pile of RCBS 45-300 FN rifle boolits and some SAECO #351 200 grain FN plain base. Going to PC all of them soon as I get more. 45 For my 45 wildcat. And 35's for my Whelen.
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    10-16-2018, 10:41 AM
    Is this in Salmon?
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    10-15-2018, 04:47 PM
    I just took it he meant groove as sometimes bore is what is said. If the BORE is 0.424" there are a lot of choices for bullet molds. Getting the exact bore and groove in a gunshop setting takes a little talking with the sales staff and does not...
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    10-14-2018, 09:43 AM
    I think you got it. Fit the throat, not the barrel. I have a first year 1892 with a tight barrel. BUT, bullets from my Ideal tong loading tool cast 0.427-0.429" (not round) and load and chamber fine. A four cavity 42798 cast on the soft side and...
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    10-14-2018, 09:19 AM
    Would that be due to all the flatulence associated with anything they try to get done? [smilie=1: I like making ham and bean soup, but it is never the same twice despite my efforts to make it so..... I'm always throwing something extra in. ...
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    10-13-2018, 12:14 PM
    Thanks. I am glad you have a good one. I would have thought or hoped they would have used the same spec reamers. Odd that (too) long case mouth chamber in mine and some others. I wonder (guessing here) if in production they use a set of reamers to...
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    10-13-2018, 10:20 AM
    That is a good piece of info Bob. I am going to look into that some more. I am in the same boat with my 1886 33 Winchester, SN on action dated to 1890's and barrel marked with WP in oval - well before the 33 Winchester was on the scene. I belong...
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    10-12-2018, 11:55 PM
    Thanks for posting it. If I can go, will likely will be driving from Cody's silhouette match. A good two day event weekend. I hope the weather moves out by then.
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    10-12-2018, 10:56 AM
    Flatsguide - my Browning BPCR 45-70 chamber is long and will take 2,135" brass and should for best accuracy. Now that you have cast your chamber, can you say how long yours is?
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    10-10-2018, 01:49 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread A day of Retirement in Our Town
    I can't wait to go camping and shooting for a living!
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    10-10-2018, 12:09 AM
    MaLar replied to a thread A day of Retirement in Our Town
    Only two and a half years to go!
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    10-07-2018, 10:22 AM
    So I am not sure I follow you, Are there that many correct matches? or are they for something else??? In other words... IS ebay just getting anything in front of you hoping for you to impulse buy? Yes, I have had trouble with their saved...
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    10-06-2018, 07:40 PM
    Okay! In the picture they did not look like 2-4/10ths but clearly are. I've done a lot of this hunting with an 1886. My advice on your maximum working range is, making a first shot at an unknown range past 150yds is a wounded critter. Here is...
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    10-06-2018, 01:11 PM
    Well I'm no snowflake about going first. Subject equipt is the manual operated Master Caster from Magma Engineering out of Arizona. I got this back in 2011 or so and have been using it as designed and for the intended purpose. A while back I...
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    10-05-2018, 11:17 PM
    In your picture you show three empty cases on their side. Those are not 40-82 cases. (are they- perspective) What are you using for cases?? 40-65? 40-82 cases can be made from Starline 45-90 cases if you need some.
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    10-04-2018, 10:16 AM
    Don, I think that there has been a classification error and that sharpshooter class award will go to someone (the correct someone) in SS class.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    10-03-2018, 07:47 PM
    Great idea, will be on my list for tomorrow.
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    10-03-2018, 05:33 PM
    R.I.P. Grumpa, prayers for the family. We have been looking at property in Concho and Vernon for the past two months. Figured if we ended up there I would pay a visit to him and say hello. Guess I'll just have to wait my turn to say hello later....
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    10-02-2018, 09:09 PM
    For what ever interest there might be I am posting the results Go Here... in this subsection Get-Togethers, Competition and Results ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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