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    06-13-2019, 10:11 PM
    I have two examples that perplex me. One is the disparagement by some of the 357 Mag for deer. Perhaps out of a handgun, but out of a rifle the performance is approaching 35 Remington and perhaps surpassing 30-30 under 100 yards. My 1894 Marlin...
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    06-13-2019, 09:56 PM
    You know what. My holster for the 5" j frame could be cut down for a 3". It might be a decent holster with all that material removed. PM me if you are interested.
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    06-13-2019, 09:52 PM
    Pancake holsters have some advantages and disadvantages I observe. Advantage: easy and rapid costruction, very forgiving design, high riding for jacket level concealment, they can be adapted to chest rigs, and can result in a good functional...
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    06-11-2019, 10:42 PM
    Is that BHN at casting temp or at room temp. I have a hard time believing aluminum is stronger or harder than brass.
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    06-10-2019, 06:37 PM
    Mine is a Silver Dollar pancake. It's twice the size and weight it needs to be. It is a well fitted and made holster, but it is simply inappropriate, uncomfortable, and looks rudiclous. Sort of like attempting the Indy 500 in a Crown Vic ridiclous....
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    06-10-2019, 06:28 PM
    Vitavouri has BY FAR the hottest loads for their powders. It is often the max load out of the Hornady manual is lower than the starting load with Vitavouri data. I have never found Alliant or Western to be out of ordinary.
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    06-09-2019, 08:08 PM
    Results for 300 MP out of a 18.5" Remlin 1894c (all loads use Federal 100 primers) 125 Grain XTPHP 21.5 grains of 300 MP (limited due to compression) 2275 average FPS with about a 25 FPS SD. Shoots about 2-3" lower at ~100 yards compared to 158...
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    06-07-2019, 08:56 PM
    It is my firm belief that a 22LR/410 gun is an ideal squirrel and rabbit gun. I have hunted both with everything from a 32-20 contender wearing a red dot to a 20gauge SxS, to a Kimber 82. I keep going back to the 22/410. I use 11/16 oz of #6 in...
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    06-07-2019, 05:52 PM
    Lee's "data" is all over the place with 9mm, 38, and especially 357. The book is useful as a place to start. This is because the barrel length, age, and pressure testing methods in the Lee data vary. I default to what the CURRENT powder...
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    06-05-2019, 09:15 PM
    Moderator please remove, won an eBay auction.
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    05-31-2019, 08:28 PM
    Weekly bump.
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    05-29-2019, 11:03 PM
    First -1 for Simply Rugged. I had a holster made for my 60-18 and I get back this stiff, overly heavy ridiculous looking thing for that svelte revolver. Guy totally ghosts me when I gave him some feedback. Should have just returned it. ...
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    05-29-2019, 09:16 PM
    Airweight Smith (442) if you're on a budget, Airlight (340) if you're not. Weight is the enemy in pocket carry.
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    05-29-2019, 09:08 PM
    For full power go with 16:1 or something harder. I really like the alloy of 91-6-3...91 pb, 6 sn, 3 sb. It's harder than 16:1 but doesn't fracture on impact. It's the alloy I use, especially in rifles.
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    05-29-2019, 09:04 PM
    It's hard. I hated a 375 Winchester T/C contender barrel I had but I enjoy the pistol with other barrels. Definitely the most boring firearm I once owned was a Browning BAR. Boringly accurate. Great trigger. Gorgeous. Never a problem. It's was so...
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    05-24-2019, 06:36 PM
    curioushooter replied to a thread Other Leverguns in Leverguns
    The 99 was sweet. But I've never been able to justify purchasing one. Either they are expensive, in some weird/dubious cartridge, or they are the later ones which all seem to be pure junk. I once considered buying one in 308 with a box mag and even...
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    05-23-2019, 12:25 PM
    curioushooter replied to a thread Other Leverguns in Leverguns
    Pistol grips look fine, and work as well or perhaps better. I have straight stock on my side by side and Marlin 1894...but on a thoroughly modern rifle like a BLR... What makes no sense is the stupid barrel band on a the BLRs. 100% nostalgic. And...
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    05-22-2019, 09:32 PM
    Anybody have a BLR, Win 88, or Sako Finnwolf...or Savage 99. Or that hideous thing Ruger made for a while. I must confess I would be tempted to the pseudo-bolt action BLR should I ever find one in .30-06 with a pistol grip.
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    05-22-2019, 09:19 PM
    I like mine. I have the delux version with pistol grip and walnut. Cost $406. Didn't need d&t either, just bases. Good trigger. It did have excessive bolt face counterbore, and so it had excessive headspace. Action would pop open. Sent it to...
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    05-22-2019, 09:12 PM
    I load both powders. AA#5 is much denser. There may be a few situations where unique would run out of space. Also those relative burn rate charts are not gospel. Look at 2 of them. Or 4 of them. They are close, but seldom in agreement. And in any...
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    05-22-2019, 08:55 PM
    I've not used those eagle grips because they are fantastically expensive and I've read do not work with speedloaders. I consider function with speedloader a dealbreaker.
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    05-21-2019, 05:53 PM
    2400 is too slow with lightweight boolits. It's too slow with 140s in 357. Blue Dot in the other hand runs well with the middle weights. 125 grains unique 140 blue dot 158 2400 158 max velocity or anything heavier 300MP.
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    05-21-2019, 01:21 PM
    This may be old news, but 9.5 grains of Unique pushing a 125 grain XTP or 120-125 grain CB is a fine load. Works with CCI 500 or Federal 100 primers (I prefer Federal). Works with non-gas checked bullets with hard alloy (water quenched clip on...
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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