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    04-23-2019, 05:34 PM
    tazman, they can be very accurate...depending on the individual gun and ammo used. I used on to shoot IHMSA silhouette back in the 1990's with one, and with Eley target ammo I shot some very, very good groups with it. Off bags at the bench it would...
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    04-23-2019, 04:10 PM
    I've been saying this for years. I've set some records shooting long range silhouette with stock triggers. As long as a trigger isn't "horrible", a good shooter won't see much difference between a decent trigger or a great one. Almost all of my...
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    04-21-2019, 10:54 PM
    A deer can move quite a bit in half a second. Enough to make a bad shot. I'm not going to get into an on line argument over this. You're as free as the OP to do what ever you please. I've seen way too many "experts" in my time to get into an...
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    04-21-2019, 11:46 AM
    Tazman is correct. Also, they're not even the same size. Look at the cartridge spec/dim in your loading manual.
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    04-20-2019, 02:56 PM
    Totally agree.
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    04-20-2019, 01:46 PM
    Gongs don't move while you're aiming at them. You also know the exact distance when shooting at them, and you probably are using a pretty solid rest. The problem between shooting and hunting is that the gong never changes, it doesn't take a step...
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    04-20-2019, 12:05 PM
    Reading the OP's post once again, it struck me that he talks about shooting Springbuck and Blesbuck at very long distances. I'd have to guess he's somewhere in S. Africa. That doesn't change the ethics as far as I'm concerned, but it does make a...
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    04-20-2019, 01:23 AM
    Drilling and tapping your gun really isn't very hard. Believe it or not, it won't even hurt the resale value. Lots of guys don't mind the "extra hole" and are glad to have a gun they can put a dot or scope on. I think you only need to drill one hole...
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    04-20-2019, 01:17 AM
    Many years ago I had an intense desire to be an expert at long range shooting. I had Bill Davis build me two revolvers, both in .357mag. I sent him a model 27 SW and a Ruger Security Six. He worked his magic on them and they were returned with 10"...
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    04-19-2019, 11:41 AM
    If someone is an "expert" with long range shooting, and has a minimum of intelligence, they'll soon realize how far an animal can move at even two hundred yards when being shot at with something like a 45-70. Even just taking a step can move bullet...
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    04-19-2019, 08:57 AM
    Apparently ethics isn't part of your hunting considerations. Bragging seems to be the end goal. In good conscience I couldn't add anything to this post, and I've been shooting several 45-70s for a long time. Ever think of just shooting at paper or...
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    04-17-2019, 05:39 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Encore in Single Shot Guns
    White eagle, you're going to need to do this before you make any progress with your ammo and gun. Right now you're just trying things by trial and error. Watch this video and see how to measure headspace on your gun and barrel. Once you know where...
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    04-17-2019, 05:16 PM
    The "blobish" is your eyes, not the dot. Anyone with any astigmatism or very early on-set cataracts will have some minor distortion in what they see. It's not really of any concern. I see a distorted dot and it hasn't effected my grouping at all. I...
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    04-17-2019, 05:13 PM
    That's true. However, all the data was from your gun and you're the shooter. I just wanted to know what difference it made for YOU. Keeping everything the same, including the shooter, I wondered if there was a difference in the end result? Simple...
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    04-17-2019, 04:30 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Encore in Single Shot Guns
    Neck sizing only is rapidly falling out of favor. Sooner or later you're going to have to full length size anyway. It sounds like your neck sized cases are stretching too much when fired and causing the primer problem, and the case head separation....
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    04-17-2019, 04:21 PM
    My question is this: difference in accuracy?
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    04-17-2019, 02:58 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Encore in Single Shot Guns
    If I were you, I'd measure the headspace on the gun/bbl combo. I have two MGM barrels and there's nothing wrong with the way they make them. However, they have tolerances and so do the guns. Add that to what the sizing die is producing and you could...
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    04-17-2019, 12:15 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Encore in Single Shot Guns
    The Encores will go to max pressure, you have something else wrong with your gun. There is a very simple way to check headspace on these guns, and it's pretty easy to correct. Are you using aftermarket barrels on your gun? It sounds like you...
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    04-16-2019, 01:23 PM
    I don't use much AA5 anymore. It was my favorite powder for my 38Super race gun using Gold Dots and light charges. I think it's a good powder for what you're planning on using it for. I find it has limited uses, but where it works it works well.
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    04-16-2019, 09:26 AM
    It can be dangerous. I had a friend of mine who went about three hundred yards from his house to cut down some trees he wanted for firewood. When he didn't return for supper his wife went looking for him. Somehow the tree he was cutting got hung up...
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    04-15-2019, 01:41 PM
    A Harley. I'd never ridden on one before and had the dealer deliver it to my house. We wheeled it up the front steps and put it in the front hallway. That was fifty years ago when I was young and didn't know any better. I ended up riding it down the...
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    04-14-2019, 09:13 AM
    At a measured 114 yards with my 1886 Win 45-70 (distance from my porch to the backstop). I'm not sure if I could do better with a scope. This is with a Burris FF3 3moa. It debunks the idea that you can't shoot good groups with a red dot. You just...
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    04-12-2019, 06:29 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Pellets or powder in Muzzleloading.
    Loose is better for two reasons: you can use exactly the amount your rifle/load likes best, and pellets can crack when being pushed down and the result is a different burn characteristic. Accuracy overall is better with loose.
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    04-12-2019, 08:56 AM
    Win 1886 45-70. Turnbull mount. Shoots great. Thought I'd try it and I was getting five shot sub 2moa at 114 yards. Burris FF3 and it holds zero with no problem.
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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
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