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  • NSB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Name brand wads in Casting for Shotguns
    I've shot countless thousands of Claybuster wads without a problem. Probably into a couple hundred thousand by now. I haven't noticed any difference between them and the "brand name" wads. Not any difference in score either.
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    09-18-2019, 11:49 AM
    You're right, I just saw "Sharps" and my mind went to the wrong gun. When I see Sharps I head right to the 1874 side hammer.
    32 replies | 611 view(s)
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    09-18-2019, 11:45 AM
    It isn't going to get worse unless you fire another round on top of a squib stuck in the barrel (probably what happened to begin with). It's safe to shoot. It's just whatever you want to do about it. If it shoots good and if it were mine, I'd...
    30 replies | 763 view(s)
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    09-18-2019, 09:47 AM
    Wrong.....you have to put the gun on half cock before opening the lever. If you don't do that, you'll break firing pins. That's not a secret, it's probably in your owners manual.
    32 replies | 611 view(s)
  • NSB's Avatar
    09-17-2019, 10:50 AM
    Too much crimp. Too many people add a lot more crimp than is needed to do its job. Pretty much just take the flair off the brass and you're good.
    33 replies | 761 view(s)
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    09-17-2019, 07:43 AM
    EXPERIENCE will show that it's where the bullet hits that kills. Neither cartridge is a long range cartridge....or shouldn't be. If you're making a choice on which to use, look at how well the gun shoots, how well you can shoot the gun, and don't...
    61 replies | 1586 view(s)
  • NSB's Avatar
    09-17-2019, 05:47 AM
    I've taken over fifty deer with the .357mag with just the handgun alone. Another nine or ten with a Marlin lever gun and a Low Wall. I have yet to lose even one deer with the .357mag and only lost one with the handgun and that was with a full power...
    61 replies | 1586 view(s)
  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 11:22 AM
    Yes. It is far less than optimum for .223; but provides a means of shooting the .223/5.56 (and other small bores) when more suitable powder becomes difficult to acquire as has occurred at least three times in my lifespan. Currently there seems...
    66 replies | 35037 view(s)
  • NSB's Avatar
    09-12-2019, 01:09 PM
    NSB replied to a thread hang fire at the range in Factory Rifles
    I've seen true hang fires before on a couple of occasions. In every case there was a delay, but it was something like a second or less. If you actually had a six second delay I'd suspect that it was the firing pin in the bolt hanging up some way. I...
    44 replies | 1526 view(s)
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    09-10-2019, 09:45 PM
    Never heard of it happening and I've been shooting for over sixty years and I'm met literally thousands of different shooters from all over the world. I guess something happened, but I don't think it was spontaneous combustion.
    14 replies | 513 view(s)
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    09-03-2019, 01:19 PM
    If it was me, I'd take that Henry single shot and ream it to .357max. Bellm or Dave White can do it for you pretty easily. You'll then have the opportunity to use a few powders that work better in the gun than h110. Nothing wrong with that powder,...
    15 replies | 620 view(s)
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    09-03-2019, 12:01 AM
    NSB replied to a thread 45-70 Deer Killers in Single Shot Guns
    Yeah, it's the wrong diameter for a rifle. It's .452" pistol bullet, not 458" rifle bullet.
    18 replies | 865 view(s)
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    08-30-2019, 08:08 AM
    I'm not sure how its a "bit to fast for the 556", there are lots of published loads for it. I've loaded both H4198 and IMR4198 and it works well providing excellent accuracy in my guns. I've found powders that provided better accuracy with different...
    8 replies | 592 view(s)
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    08-29-2019, 11:29 AM
    Lots of looking but not much buying. I'll make a one time price reduction...a good one, and if it doesn't go I'll put it in the back of the safe with all the other stuff I'll probably never use again. How about $500 for the barrel, base, and the...
    4 replies | 410 view(s)
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    08-28-2019, 11:04 AM
    Bump for a new day.
    4 replies | 410 view(s)
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    08-28-2019, 08:23 AM
    NSB replied to a thread winchester highwall in Single Shot Guns
    Lots of things change over time. Usually it because better methods and materials are developed and after a while it's not an "original". If I could trade my Miroku made "Winchester" right now for an original 1800's era rifle I personally wouldn't do...
    29 replies | 1696 view(s)
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    08-27-2019, 11:12 AM
    I got this barrel to shoot 125-160 grain bullets and ordered it with a 1:20 twist. It seems to be just about right for what I got it for. Different load testing at 100 yards (actually 114 yards, my deck to backstop).
    4 replies | 410 view(s)
  • NSB's Avatar
    08-26-2019, 07:57 PM
    I have a near mint custom built MGM Encore .357 Max barrel for sale. It's a 24" Heavy Factory Taper with Barbed Wire black cerakote fluting. I'll sell the barrel with or without the custom black cerakote finished 6-hole Pictinney base. This barrel...
    4 replies | 410 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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