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    Today, 01:52 PM
    Our sportsmans club what's to start getting into some year round youth activities I suggested the possibility of an indoor air rifle type of event every month . It would have to take place in the social hall . Since I brought it up I kinda got...
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Yes I am planning on using the chamber are . But the twist I want to do to it was surface grind that thicker part of the barrel octagon shaped instead of leaving it round . Also there will be no nipple or vent liner to worry about threading in just...
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    04-16-2018, 05:31 PM
    My plan is make a smoothbore using a modern 20 ga shotgun barrel . I know these are made from stronger steel than most regular smooth bore black powder barrels from colerain and others . What's a minimum safe wall thickness ? .180? I am planning...
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    04-16-2018, 01:28 PM
    RU shooter replied to a thread Got bugs? in Our Town
    Here in SW Pa and the tri state area in general about the only thing that's is really pain are the ticks . For about the last 10 years they are everywhere and can't even go in the yard without getting some on you .i spend my child-young adulthood...
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    04-15-2018, 09:46 AM
    Now that really surprises me you certainly have the cold weather . How about lake trout ?
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    04-15-2018, 09:40 AM
    Now that's a pretty fish ! Oh come on now Pa is only a 1 1/2hr flight ! Lol bring her along lots to do in the Lake Erie area you can even drive from there and see Niagra falls be like a vacation .after you catch your steelhead of course ........ ...
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    04-14-2018, 07:55 PM
    By all means to try and shoot cast bullets in the ole girl I went down the same path as you when I first started into this cast bullet addiction . I had a Finn M39 i shot in reduced range HP matches . Hated the recoil of surplus ball and the price...
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    04-14-2018, 07:32 PM
    Well it was a beautiful picture perfect day water was still rather cold still got those ray and excersize though, only caught 2 smaller gills and one small crappie . If you want steelhead come on up and we'll go to Erie . Are "golden trout also...
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    04-13-2018, 01:55 PM
    lol I don't blame ya a bit ! Hey if you did go least you would have the stream or lake to yourself ! Yep trout season , bass season , walleye season ect ! I mean you can catch them all year just can't keep and eat them . Annnnnd still no Sunday...
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    04-12-2018, 07:00 PM
    I've never owned one of those little guns it always wanted one . In the groups opinion is really worth getting the 22mag version over the 22lr ? I know my dads 22mag single six is pretty darn loud compared to the LR. Can only image the same in ...
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    04-12-2018, 06:28 PM
    RU shooter replied to a thread Gas-Oh-Leen in Our Town
    Ours in SW Pa have been slowly going up in the past two months, for the last few weeks it's been holding steady at 2.79-2.89 gal. Depending on where you buy . Today it's at 2.95 gal yes we have pretty high state taxes on gas/diesel highest in the...
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    04-12-2018, 08:48 AM
    And a freak heatwave is upon us in turbulent western Pa gonna be 70 degrees while all the other guys and gals are gonna be standing around the little streams trying for trout I'm gonna take the row boat out get some excersize soak in some rays and...
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    04-12-2018, 08:41 AM
    Just be sure it is indeed just a skin tag and not anything cancerous before you start doing any cutting on yourself .
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    04-10-2018, 01:23 PM
    It is bad geometry ! It looks like that lock is the same as the one I have in my Dixie Tenn rifle about 4 3/4 long by 7/8? I had the same issue shot it a while with flint in bevel down still wasn't happy so I took the cock off clamped it in my vice...
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    04-06-2018, 11:04 PM
    Thanks , I'll slowly open it up some more till I get to that point and then hopefully go get it sighted in IF it ever stops raining and dries up some .
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    04-06-2018, 10:22 AM
    As like casting machine said I ve shot quite a few over the years and agree . There covered in ticks and all other assorted creepie crawlies . If I was down and out hungry maybe ! But I'm not so they get thrown beside the the fence row .
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    04-06-2018, 09:16 AM
    As a general rule is there a set width on rear sight notch in relation to the width of front sight ? I just put new front and rear sights on my flintlock as the thin and low ones were getting more and more hard to see for me . It's a 36"barrel front...
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    04-06-2018, 08:05 AM
    RU shooter replied to a thread Game cart in Hunting Accessories
    Really all depends on the ground you hunt and are dragging the deer on . If it's fairly clear with wide spacing between trees than any type of wheeled cart works well . Where I hunt thereslots of fallen Timber /limbs on the ground very few paths...
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    04-05-2018, 07:30 AM
    Pm on the way for possible trade
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    04-04-2018, 02:13 PM
    My 300 BO would run with cast and 4895 all depends how they are set up . Wasn't the fastest load but would function 100 percent with a case full under the Lee 155 or 185 . That 3031 the OP has would prob work as well just never tried that one in...
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    04-04-2018, 02:05 PM
    For standard vel or target stuff it's a tad too slow . It it does do well when the pressures are up in the +P range though or heavier than 230 gr bullets used it a good bit when I loaded 240-250 gr swc in my ruger P90
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    03-29-2018, 11:51 AM
    As stated smelting or dipper style casting pot ? Either way the on the cheap set up I have using electric is just and old 220v electric range top I build a stand for. I use a cast Dutch oven to smelt in on the big burner and a smaller cast iron...
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    03-28-2018, 02:51 PM
    50 gr 2F is a good place to start for target loads, you can drop down to 40 gr for 3F that's what my rifle likes for trail walk loads . Go up or down 5 grs and see what the rifle tells you . Tim
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    03-28-2018, 07:52 AM
    That's why I don't trout fish on opening day anymore ! Nothing fun about standing on slippery rocks in some stream in 35 degree water as ice forms in the eyelets of your rod , all for the chance to catch a few hatchery raised 10" trout . All the...
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    03-26-2018, 01:12 PM
    Maybe I'm just mis spelling or mis pronouncing the name ?? Probably the same I'm sure . Like calling a creek a "crick" like we do in western Pa. :razz:
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    03-26-2018, 11:50 AM
    Got it thanks , yeah nothing like the yellow perch we have up here they sorta look like a walleyes smaller cousin . But just as tasty :)
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    03-26-2018, 11:13 AM
    What's a bream ? Always read about you all fishing for them , I googled a pic and got conflicting pictures some they show bluegill and other assorted sunfish/pan fish and some pics show a different kind of fish it still panfish like in shape ....
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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