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    Today, 01:08 PM
    Sold to GrumpyBear pending receipt of funds.
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    Today, 09:48 AM
    Lowered price. Last day on here if they don't sell. Thanks for looking.
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    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    Up for another day
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    05-28-2020, 11:14 AM
    I recently purchased several hundred of these bullets on here from another member. They're the discontinued silhouette XTP type bullet manufactured by Hornady. I got them with the intention of using them in my .357max rifle for deer hunting. A call...
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    05-28-2020, 09:29 AM
    Let it be noted that the 45-70 isn't really a straight walled case. That's why there's no carbide dies for it and why it also grows slightly after firing....minute, but it will get longer and need trimmed over time. I still don't anneal though since...
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    05-28-2020, 09:17 AM
    So far I haven't been fortunate enough to find an accurate "shorter"load in any of my max guns. They're all cut with long throats. They shot "OK" at best, but "OK" enough to satisfy me. One day a couple of years ago I had an epiphany.....just use...
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    05-27-2020, 07:23 AM
    What he said. You will NEVER need to anneal 45-70 brass for any other purpose. Without a bottle neck it's just not necessary.
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    05-26-2020, 09:43 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Might pray for me in Our Chapel
    Freightman, I will say a prayer for you on this, but.....God always has a plan and he's very aware of your needs at this time. He'll do it in his own way. It will work out OK in the end.
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    05-26-2020, 02:46 PM
    And it's WAY easier sizing the brass and reloading.
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    05-25-2020, 11:41 PM
    Follow David White and Mike Bellm for some .357max load data. Also, MGM bbl's list loads. I chrono'd 158 Hornady bullets from my Encore/MGM and with 1680 powder I was getting just over 2400fps. Some are loading and getting close to 2600fps. Problem...
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    05-25-2020, 01:16 PM
    I added this bit of text because I didn't feel that there was a really significant difference between a 14" contender barrel and a 20" Encore barrel. I'm sure there's some differences, but there's a lot of similarities. Back in its heyday, a very...
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    05-25-2020, 09:13 AM
    I've been shooting the .357max for around six years now in rifles, both Encore and Win Low Wall. During that time I've kept pretty good records on many, many different loads tried and accuracy results. Most of the comments posted so far are pretty...
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    05-23-2020, 03:36 PM
    NSB replied to a thread 22 LR benchrest shooting in Rimfire Area
    Also a CZ. I have an Anschutz (my second one), have had other guns, and custom builds, and now have a CZ. The CZ shoots 98% as good as either Anschutz at 40% of the cost. The added bonus is that in rimfire you can get extra barrels for .17HMR and...
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    05-23-2020, 01:48 PM
    Shooting the Oregon Trail .458" bullets my Pedersoli's and Winchesters wouldn't stay on the 4'x4' backer board every shot at 100 yards when shooting Trail Boss (Trail Loss is a better name). The .459" bullets weren't much better with it. Try 2400,...
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    05-22-2020, 04:46 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Lawyer Am I wrong. in Our Town
    (+) One on LegalZoom.com. Used them to do our will 10 years ago, and then updated it again with them 2 years ago. You might also look at the "Dave Ramsey" recommended solution. He is philosophically conservative and fiscally conservative so...
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    05-22-2020, 02:33 PM
    Thanks swheeler, I’m glad you listed the length, I did not see it on the midway page. Now to measure if 1.430 is long enough. All the best, Paul in WNY
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    05-22-2020, 01:35 PM
    I need to know the length of the rear guard screw for a 98 Mauser. I’m replacing the stock (spotter) on my Mauser. The screw I have is short. It measures 1.315 from the shoulder to the end. I would think 1.65 ish would be close. I want to...
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    05-21-2020, 07:43 PM
    Just tell the Post Office they are the ones who did their advertisement: Flat-Rate Package Options If It Fits, It Ships®. Priority Mail® service offers a variety of Flat-Rate Boxes and Envelopes that ship for the same price to any domestic...
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    05-21-2020, 10:42 AM
    I use a lot of CCI primers too. What hammer spring are you using?
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    05-21-2020, 09:31 AM
    Update for those interested: I finished the the carrier repair by rounding the sharp edges and giving the new patch a nice polish. The new high speed steel is harder and takes a polish a lot nicer that the high carbon steel I used previously. I...
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    05-20-2020, 09:45 PM
    These bullets were available in both .458" and .459", and that was enough to make a difference in my guns. You might want to see what you have there. I used the .459" and one of my best loads was with 2400 powder. Both 24.0 and 25.0 grains shot very...
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    05-20-2020, 10:14 AM
    Well better late than never! Thank you for taking the time to reply, I do appreciate it. I got most of my information from the Marlin forum. I checked out leverguns.com as you suggested. They have the same links to the "marauder" instructions...
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    05-19-2020, 03:59 PM
    Every individual gun will have a preference, it's not dictated by type. Get a variety and try them all. The gun will tell you what it likes.
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    05-19-2020, 10:34 AM
    Brother Mike, that might be it. It was a harbor freight "Warrior" brand blade marked "high carbon steel" I had laying around in my garage. The new ones I ordered are Bosch brand marked "High Speed Steel" and made in Switzerland not China. Here is...
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    05-18-2020, 11:43 AM
    Well it turns out I used the wrong type of jig saw blade. The one I used was made from High Carbon steel. It is not tough enough. After reassembling the rifle I cycled the action a couple of hundred times or so and then took it to the range and...
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    05-18-2020, 08:56 AM
    NSB replied to a thread Freezer Troubleshooting in Our Town
    A very common cause of freezers not working properly is an accumulation of dust collecting on the evaperator coils. If you have forced air heat in the house you know how much dust collects in places you don't look at very often. Take a look at the...
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    05-16-2020, 02:10 PM
    Well, I am done with the action job. I disassembled and everything polished that needs polished. I noticed the bottom of the carrier has the dreaded Marlin Jam "notch" worn into it and some other fairly significant wear. See picture: I...
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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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