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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    I bet firing that would leave marks on the cases. Absolutely unacceptable. Any machinist or gunsmith could have easily made a correctly fitting part. Frank-certified machinist.
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    Today, 11:58 AM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    Copperheads are only slightly hard to identify just before they sluff. Their patterns aren't as distinct then. They don't look anything like rat snakes. It's not like they are rare.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Grinder time in Cookin' Recipe's
    had one mary. it was my first grinder. I ground quite a bit of meat with it. Where it lacked was when you had to regrind course ground meat. it throat was so small you had to cram the meat in. I bought a #22 next and it was worlds better. One horse...
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    Today, 07:17 AM
    ive got large hands and love the bisley. ill say this. When my son was young (around 14 or so) I had him out shooting one day and had a 7.5 super Blackhawk a 4 5/8s Blackhawk and a 5.5 in bisley accusport all in 44 mag. he was shooting the same load...
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    Today, 07:06 AM
    someone with common sense! I remember some hunters from out of the area that were out by our camp hunting one deer season. One guy shot a bear just because it came into his bait pile because he was scared it would attack him. He even called the dnr...
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    Today, 06:37 AM
    ya I sure wasn't serious. No need for a broom. People live work and play in the woods up here all year long without a broom, knife of gun and I don't recall ever hearing of someone within 200 miles of me getting attacked by a bear. Ive heard of...
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    Today, 06:07 AM
    that is ALOT of rounds through a bolt action gun. I guess its possible that the metal was fatigued or that there was a flaw in it that took that long to fail. Other thoughts are that if they were that lackidaisile with there loner guns that they...
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    Today, 05:54 AM
    Im sure not an expert on the subject. this summer I did a bit of experimenting with it in one of my ars. 55 grain group buy mold cast out of water dropped ww pc coated with smokes powder. Pushed to about 2800 fps. Groups shot at 100 yards. With gas...
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    Today, 05:47 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    had a pole barn burn to the ground about 10 years ago. It was where I reloaded and all my ammo was stored. There was well over a 100k loaded rounds in there. It sounded like the forth of july. fire burned so hot some of the steal actually melted. We...
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    Yesterday, 08:23 AM
    now money IS a valid argument. Not a lot of high power long range shooters up here and he 6.5s I saw on the racks at the gunshop were usually sold at a reduced price because they collected dust. Now if I found a steal on one id not be beyond buying...
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    Yesterday, 08:18 AM
    ya even for competitors it was quickly replaced by the 6mm creedmore.
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    Yesterday, 08:17 AM
    and you are so we should hang on your every word?
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    Yesterday, 08:13 AM
    what they aren't are puppy dogs. If you act like an idiot they can be dangerous. But that said it makes me chuckle when the walter middy type straps on a 475 Linebaugh and a 12 guage pump to walk behind the house when theres a chance there might be...
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    Yesterday, 03:23 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Good luck and we want pictures or it never happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Yesterday, 03:18 AM
    Very true but you can't use the normally much cheaper to purchase used rifle action to do a pistol since it becomes a short barrel rifle in the eyes of the ATF. It was a reply to
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    I will keep my 6.5 x 284's http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2017/10/new-hornady-6-5-prc-precision-rifle-cartridge/ but I only have those in single shot match rifles. The 6.5 PRC may resolve some mag issues like the 6.5 Creedmoor does but I have...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 10:05 PM
    100% machining your own action is legal, however, using a rifle action to do a handgun is not unless you get a SBR stamp.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 11:51 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    The only statement that is correct is that it is the internet. The 6.5 Creedmoor is the brain child of the partnership by Hornady Senior Ballistics Scientist, Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille, the VP of product development for Creedmoor Sports for NRA...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 07:08 AM
    ill put it this way. Ive seen my mother chasing a black bear off her back deck with a broom. I don't think shed be stupid enough to do that with a grizzly bear. I live where there are a lot of black bears. For the most part you don't even see them...
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    10-18-2018, 06:44 AM
    maybe if you weighted every charge but if you don't the ball powder is going to be much more consistant. Especially I a small case like the 223. If you want a change of pace give ramshot exterminator a crack. I found it shot better in the 223s and...
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    10-18-2018, 06:37 AM
    tried them all and anymore just use wax.
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    10-18-2018, 06:33 AM
    Here is a write up by a tester and comp shooter I got of the internet (I know the internet) the last sentence about sums it up. One of the big topics in the Gun rags is the new 6.5 Creedmoore cartridge. It's the usual yada, yada, yada. It's...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 06:00 AM
    my point exactly. I don't punch paper other then for load development. I kill deer and other animals. To many variables in the field to shoot living animals out past 500 yards. Ive done it in the past but a few times paid the price (the animal did)...
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    10-18-2018, 05:32 AM
    youd think I criticized your daughter;)
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    10-17-2018, 06:01 AM
    looking at that article it shows the 308 only 4 inches lower at 800 yards. Anyone else grasp the reality that that's only one click of elevation more and wouldn't even matter on a center of rib cage shot on a deer at 800 yards!!! Also only one inch...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 02:01 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    Running the long bullets in the .260 for magazine feeding requires the bullet be seated in the donut area of the neck. This creates issues since most competitors don't want to inside neck ream. They much prefer to outside neck turn. The 6.5...
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 07:21 PM
    Gbrown, I always use Lawry's seasoned salt, bout a tablespoon. Agree with you about the spice profile making a big difference .
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 06:40 PM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    Copperheads are dangerous because they will lie still and let you step on them. I have witnessed them false rattling. One night I went out to the front porch of my shop, which had a lot of leaves on it at the time, to look for something. I didn't...
    48 replies | 1775 view(s)
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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