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  • NSB's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 AM
    EDG, seems to be a lot of people on here who use both cast and jacketed. You're free to use whatever you prefer or can afford. It's still not desirable to own a gun that limits what bullets you can use if there is a simple and easy fix to the...
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    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    Disregard my previous comment in your thread. These are a different bullet than I thought they were. I was looking for something else. Good luck with your sale.
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    02-16-2019, 12:58 PM
    I have no doubt that most of the jacketed bullets get used in something like a Marlin. There are WAY more Marlin lever guns out there than Win/Brown/Miroku guns. The cost alone keeps most from buying a Miroku instead of the Marlin. The Marlin is a...
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    02-16-2019, 12:07 PM
    I too have a Win/Miroku 1886 lever and it would not chamber most jacketed bullets 350g and up. It has the same chamber as the Miroku made High Wall I have. No throat at all. Many manufacturers have added a throat beyond SAAMI specs and will feed...
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    02-15-2019, 06:56 PM
    If I knew what is was going to be about I wouldn't have read it. I actually gave you more credit for it from the title than it deserved. Better than no reason at all.
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    02-15-2019, 06:13 PM
    I'd have to argue that one. My Win/Miroku 1886 wouldn't chamber and feed any rounds with Hornady bullets seated to a crimping groove, and those guns require a crimp. Turnbull, who seems to have an idea of what they're doing lengthens the throat on...
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  • NSB's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 06:09 PM
    What is everybody supposed to get out of this post? No info, just someone who says they don't like Savage, but for no reason? I'm kind of getting tired of reading about every company on the planet doing something wrong on any given day and we're all...
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  • NSB's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 12:01 PM
    All bullets are great killers in the 45-70. I've never heard of one that wasn't. It starts out big and goes from there. I have yet to recover even one bullet from any deer I shot with that cartridge regardless of range or angle. Probably will...
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    02-15-2019, 11:33 AM
    If you're a reasonably competent home gunsmith you probably could do it. You'd have to rent a reamer but there are places around on the web that rent them. If you're not absolutely sure it's something you can do, and you don't want to go through the...
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    02-15-2019, 08:49 AM
    I've owned or own at least seven different 45-70 rifles in Sharps, High Walls (my current favorite), 1886, and an Encore. ANY bullet out of a 45-70 is devastating on a deer. I have yet to recover a bullet from any deer shot within a hundred yards...
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    02-14-2019, 01:06 PM
    Good comment on the short throat. These guns are built to true SAAMI specs and the throat is basically non-existant. I took all three of mine and had the throat lengthened. When I first tried to use the 405g Rem JSP, I couldn't fit them in the...
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    02-14-2019, 10:30 AM
    Hodgdon has a free reloading website and shows both powders (they own them both) for all bullets and loads. Here's the link. Go there and find the info you need http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle
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    02-14-2019, 08:55 AM
    NSB replied to a thread one year later in Our Town
    Congratulations my friend. That's a really wonderful comeback story. I wish you continued success and may your recovery be complete and stay that way. Best regards.
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    02-14-2019, 08:51 AM
    I too have one of these fine firearms, and it's been a real pleasure to shoot. I don't load anything with stout recoil, although even the mild loads can get your attention after a while. I've kept records on all loads I've tried in the gun since the...
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    02-13-2019, 11:38 PM
    A truly bad trigger will definitely prevent you from shooting your best, but there really isn't much gain between a "decent" trigger and a really good trigger. I've been shooting competition for forty years (and doing very well at it), and I've...
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    02-13-2019, 10:27 AM
    I mis-spoke. Yes, the faster twist is for heavier bullets. I was having a "duh" moment. I just went through this myself with a .357max and a 1:20 twist.....won't shoot heavy bullets as well as the lighter ones.
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    02-12-2019, 01:34 PM
    NSB replied to a thread 9mm plunk test in Cast Boolits
    If they don't fit the "plunk" test/gage, you're probably going to have feeding or ignition problems. OAL isn't all that important if the loaded round does fit the plunk test/gage. The bullets nose/ogive determines length more so than what the book...
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    02-11-2019, 12:25 PM
    Yes, this Aguila is std. vel and very accurate....and reasonably priced. GECO Rifle std vel is also pretty good and very reasonably priced (about two hundred bucks delivered per case of 5,000). My favorite std vel is NormaTac when you can get it on...
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    02-11-2019, 09:37 AM
    Browning doesn't make any ammo. It's Winchester rimfire ammo labeled as Browning. The Aguila SE is probably one of the best ammo for accuracy if you're looking for ammo that's not std velocity. Of the two brands you mentioned, Aguaila is by far the...
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    02-10-2019, 01:31 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Boolit Trap in Special Projects
    The tool bar just above the box you type your text into has an icon (count three icons from the right side; going left). That icon will allow you to add a pic. a Pop up block will appear; select Click either the From Computer or the URL option. If...
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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
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