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    Yesterday, 07:43 AM
    wonder If they load that one with the same smart bullet technology that the creedmore bunch think there guns are loaded with. that ones pretty revolutionary too. Looks about ballisticaly like the good old 270 to me. that one would at least fill the...
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    Yesterday, 07:14 AM
    ya I would think after 50k the rifling was all but gone and if anything pressure would have dropped because of it. About like shooting a 401 bullet out of your 41 mag. Either it was fatiqued metal or a bore obstruction. Keep in mind that guns are...
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    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    https://www.bear.org/website/bear-pages/black-bear/bears-a-humans/119-how-dangerous-are-black-bears.html might want to carry bee spray and surely stay home if its raining too. 61 people in a 118 years! Probably more died tripping over a log then...
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    Yesterday, 06:15 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Grinder time in Cookin' Recipe's
    probably will mary.
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    10-20-2018, 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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    10-20-2018, 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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    10-20-2018, 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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    10-20-2018, 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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    10-20-2018, 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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    10-20-2018, 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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    10-20-2018, 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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    10-19-2018, 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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    10-19-2018, 08:18 AM
    ya even for competitors it was quickly replaced by the 6mm creedmore.
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    10-19-2018, 08:17 AM
    and you are so we should hang on your every word?
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    10-19-2018, 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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    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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    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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    10-16-2018, 05:12 AM
    I ran into a problem back about 20 years ago when I first started loading 9s. I did it on a progressive press and got dismal accuracy at best. Got looking at my ammo and found slight bulges on one side of the brass on many of them. Come to realize I...
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    10-15-2018, 06:24 AM
    Still remember one idiot from Sweden that came here to pick up a Linebaugh (which he couldn't begin to handle). He stayed a few days here and I took him shooting one day. I had a bunch of guns and different ammo and thought by his posts he had some...
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    10-15-2018, 06:18 AM
    you may be seeing powder bridge over in the measure. Ive seen the same using aa9 in a small rotor. For grins try your large rotor.
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    10-15-2018, 06:13 AM
    make mine big and round if reliable expansion is your goal. Ive don't a lot of penetration testing and what I found with penta tips is two will expand well and one will do just the opposite and collapse inward and close the nose off. In all reality...
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    10-15-2018, 06:05 AM
    ruger americans in 6.5 creedmore because we all know you don't even have to aim with that combo. Slap on a bushnell zombie scope and your good to go. Fact is probably the most proficient sniper the military has seen was Chris Kyle and he used a 700...
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    10-15-2018, 05:54 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Amputation in Our Town
    I guess at my age even if it lasted only 10 years it was well worth it. Once fused your done with it. Nothing else can be done. With a replacement you allways have the option in the future to replace it and if it gets to the point you need it fused...
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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