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    Today, 07:26 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Squirrel chili in Cookin' Recipe's
    When I was about 14, I scrounged enough money to buy a Squires Bingham bolt action in .22 WMR and proceeded to slay all kinds of stuff with it as a teen ager (still have it), but quickly figured out the .22 WMR is too destructive on edible small...
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    Today, 07:19 AM
    Cast bullets expand like all get out if you know what you're doing. Picture is a 7mm bullet of mine I recovered after going through about three feet of deer this past October. If anything, it expanded too much. This idea that cast bullets only...
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    Today, 07:14 AM
    "I have a lot of bad experience using monolithic in .243 and .223 so the use of a non expanding cast bullet is not that much of a difference because in most instances, the monolithic solid copper bullets seem to have acted like 3,000 fps drill bits....
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    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    The area and methods I hunt deer with, a 250 yard shot won't happen unless you set yourself up for it. I'll get in the woods, figure out where they're moving and then arrange to be close to them when they show up either in a tree stand or some kind...
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    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Could a new barrel be had or could someone make one easily to original specs? I did read an article once about how Finnish shooters have made a whole bunch of wildcats on the 7.62x54 case. Boring one out to have a .35x54R would be cool.
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Truth be told, that's the biggest problem for most of us.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    For me, there really wasn't much of a "jump" either. Long before I started doing my own casting, I used store bought cast bullets for hunting. Primarily in handguns, but after I started pouring my own I moved over to cast in rifles as well. I still...
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    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    My Dad was the most avid shooter and caster I know. So I grew up being taught that cast was how it's done. dad wasn't a hunter, but in some circles was a target shooting force to be rekoned with. As such, he tended to cast things hard, and didn't...
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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    I have one white gas stove, and two lanterns. One of my lanterns is Forest Service marked from the 1960's I believe. I pretty much ruined my white gas stove by smelting lead on it, but it still works. I purchased another stove and one more lantern...
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    Micro fine ground graphite from Brownells is about the best since Ray Rapine retired and is not longer supplying product. Paint it in the cavities with a cotton que-tip. I am sorry you are having trouble with the Brooks mold. He is a very good...
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    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Squirrel chili in Cookin' Recipe's
    If you can post that recipe, I'd be interested. Not seeing many in the woods here this year. Kinda funny, the rabbits always get scarce after Spring, but I have never seen them so thick in Spring then disappear so completely in Summer and Fall...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 12:53 PM
    That is an incredibly good group for any lever rifle at 100 yards. However, you should have a talk with the guy that stapled that target up in the wrong spot - too far to the right.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 08:54 AM
    Lots of good designs out there. I had good luck with the Rancgdog .30-30 bullet, also a couple of different 311041 molds on deer. The 311284 has been mentioned and it is an awesome bullet, but you may want to cast it with a soft nose, I plan to...
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    12-16-2018, 09:47 PM
    A shop nearby has a nicely sporterized Dutch Manliccher they've had for three years at least. Made a low ball offer they turned down, I'll go back in six months or so and try again. Had a fairly lengthy thread about case forming for it, seems...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-16-2018, 08:04 PM
    In 2018, I bought a nicely sporterized 93 Mauser in 7x57 and a nicely sporterized Krag. Both are good shooters with cast. I wouldn't have done either, but I'm glad someone did.
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    12-16-2018, 07:56 PM
    Glad things are going your way. The.30 calibers work well with cast on deer. I've used several including a 99 in .300 with cast. You may want to get a design with a flat nose before next year, though it sounds like the RN did fine.
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    12-16-2018, 08:33 AM
    A lot of people like to tinker with things, goes for rifles to. You want to see this even worse than rifles, get on some motorcycle forums. A lot of guys get the Mosins because they're cheap and kinda cool and most aren't really shooters they...
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    12-16-2018, 08:18 AM
    Not sure if it's an option but would her employer allow her to open carry on the property? Would solve a lot of problems. Having a relative, especially a female one working around the kind of riff-raff you describe would be very worrisome to me....
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    12-15-2018, 10:53 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread Breach Seater in Single Shot Guns
    Russ Weber ? I assume. CPA has a filled case that you push the bullet in with. If that sounds like something interesting you can check with Gayle.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    12-15-2018, 06:07 PM
    I'd have to say Red Dot for me too. Unique is a good powder for all around use, but I like Red Dot even 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