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    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Depends on what you are using it for. You could just add tin and be fine. If it's for handgun use I'd mix the lino in a ratio of 1/3. For rifle, a 1/1 ratio will give you "hardball" alloy.
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    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    I have a Winchester M70 Featherweight in 270 Win. Not a short action, but it's plenty of gun for the wide open places I hunt. It's flat shooting, accurate, and pleasant to carry compared to my Ruger 77 300 Win Mag. Recoil is tolerable too. It wears...
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    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    Prayers sent for a full recovery.
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    06-16-2018, 05:15 PM
    POI shift happens (no pun intended), not only with centerfire cartridges but with rimfire as well. My suggestion would be to try a different powder. Try some Bullseye or Titegroup and see what happens.
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    06-16-2018, 04:41 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Electronic Earmuff in Our Town
    Another thumbs up for the Howard Leight Impact muffs for handgun shooting. For rifle, I use the Peltor Tactical 6. Both have served me well.
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    06-16-2018, 03:45 PM
    I took Larry's advice on the Lee TL314-90 SWC a long time ago. Not only does it work, it's splendidly accurate. I also shoot thousands in my 30's sized .311 and .314 in my Mosin Nagant. Don't let case prep scare you away from this. In fact, I am...
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    06-16-2018, 11:43 AM
    For my black powder stuff, I usually use Bore Butter in the winter and a 50/50 blend of beeswax and olive oil in the summer. I also discovered that the beeswax olive oil mix blends easily with Bore Butter. I have a tub of this that I have been using...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 09:07 AM
    It's good stuff for black powder shooting. We have an early muzzle loader season in September and there have been times Bore Butter is pretty much a liquid when it gets warm. Perhaps mixing it with some wax might firm it up some.
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    06-16-2018, 09:00 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    I'll stay alert to it. We live out in the sticks, no high speed road where he could have been hit by a car. No poisons or chemicals around and nothing like that ever dies of old age and such in the wild. Just curious. I have one outside the...
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    06-16-2018, 08:54 AM
    Interesting. Why do they shoot cormorants? Are they harmful in some way? I guess I don't know much about them.
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    06-16-2018, 08:41 AM
    richhodg66 started a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    I went out to shoot some .38 Specials yesterday morning and there was a dead rabbit lying right on the 25 yard line which wasn't there the evening before. Near as I could tell, not a mark on it and otherwise seemed healthy, not starved, fur looked...
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    06-16-2018, 07:27 AM
    We live in the country and some mice chewed wiring in the wife's car which had to be replaced. Had a big, friendly tom cat adopt us for a couple of years and that helped having him around. Nicest guy around to people and dogs, but lethal as all...
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    06-15-2018, 11:30 PM
    Funny you have the same thought as me. I have been thinking I want to do just that; wall tent, cast at camp and all. If my health holds, I will get it done.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 10:17 AM
    In my neck of the woods, it's packrats that crawl up in the engine compartment and chew wiring. I have had to "rescue" a couple of friends who were out in the woods either camping or hunting when their vehicle became disabled.
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    06-15-2018, 09:05 AM
    A local shop has one on a sale rack real cheap. Normally not the kind of thing I'm interested in, but got into trying to call coyotes in and kill them with a shotgun when I got this place I live on now and I'd also like to give goose hunting a try...
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    06-15-2018, 08:02 AM
    I hadn't thought about the standard velocity ammo. I think I have some, I'll give that a try this afternoon. Seems like Academy always has the standard velocity stuff in stock since it won't cycle most auto loaders, it doesn't sell as well. ...
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    06-15-2018, 02:39 AM
    ..............Getting serious with one of these things can be a real marriage wrecker The entire family of these rifles are just alike, except they all had different mom's and dad's. I've had 6 of them pass thru my hands. I still have 3 of them....
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    06-15-2018, 01:50 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Fun old singleshots? in Rimfire Area
    :-) HA! Yes it does. This was the evening of the day I'd picked it up and had it all apart cleaning and checking it out. Wanted to get some pics, but wasn't ready to put it all back together yet. ...............Buckshot
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    06-14-2018, 09:57 PM
    I coach a JROTC air rifle team and we just received Crossman Challengers to replace the aging and problematic Daisy/Avanti 887s. so far, I'm pretty impressed with them.
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    06-14-2018, 09:52 PM
    I just picked up a nice Winchester Model 67 this afternoon for $100 out the door. I shot it a little offhand at 25 yards this evening and it groups well, but high and right. I'll need to round up a taller front sight as the rear sight is as low as...
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    06-14-2018, 03:22 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Fun old singleshots? in Rimfire Area
    ..............Picked up the Winchester M67A at a local indoor range for $225. It's in at least VG condition with a mirror bore. According to details, it was built in 1936. It has 2 common hiccups. It was D&T'd for a sidesaddle scope mount at some...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 10:11 PM
    I wonder if Fiochi still makes that load? Seems real lead shot in heavy, hard hitting loads are all either small shot for turkeys or big buck shot anymore. Mostly steel shot in the 3" and 3 1/2".
    31 replies | 1056 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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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