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  • Dryball's Avatar
    04-20-2017, 02:52 AM
    I am really intrigued with using the steam cleaner. I will have to do more study on it as it would greatly simplify cleaning the ole smoke pole. Now that I think about it, the procedure would make and excellent sticky. Do you have any advice on ...
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    04-20-2017, 12:26 AM
    I assume you're talking about the big one with the recoil spring? I love the scope and have one on my 50's vintage Gold Cup Rifle. Let me check as I believe a friend has the manual. May I ask do you have a specific question about the scope? The...
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    04-20-2017, 12:19 AM
    Dryball replied to a thread Cart paper in Muzzleloading.
    You really don't need nitrated or flash paper, although it certainly doesn't hurt. I use rolling papers and lots and lots of people use hair-curler paper. If you want nitrated paper IIRC Buffalo Arms has it and tons of stuff on youtube. Best of...
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    04-12-2017, 01:11 AM
    I will look but I believe that standard match load was with 69gr matchkings with varget...that's what I use anyhow.
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    04-12-2017, 01:05 AM
    You don't really need a "death grip"...it will take some getting used to but try this; wrap your weak had over your strong and apply pressure with your weak hand and use your strong hand to "steer the gun." Also, lock your wrists and not your arms
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    04-11-2017, 12:42 AM
    Let's say you had the opportunity for a gun dedicated to smokeless patching with a 26" barrel. What caliber (in a bottle-necked case) would you choose and why? I am still leaning towards the .338-06 AI but am still able to be swayed. Whatever I...
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    04-05-2017, 02:39 AM
    lol barrabruce. Deer, pigs, paper and steel are my intended quarry. Why? No reason other than I want a caliber that no one around me has and I like to be different. I don't knkow a single soul that paper patches and need something to keep me...
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    04-05-2017, 02:27 AM
    Dryball replied to a thread bit the boolit in Single Shot Guns
    tdoyka...congrats. It stinks having to wait that long. I just ordered an MGM today and he told me about 3 weeks and that includes the work Mike Bellm will do. Mike is next door to MGM. Hopefully you won't have to wait the full 6 weeks
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    04-03-2017, 12:29 AM
    Very good points. That's why I wanted to kick my idea around here. I never gave the 38-55 a thought. I have one in a Win 94. I swage for that one. Hmm, I still like the 338-06. I should do a poll and whichever caliber wins I go with that. lol
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    04-02-2017, 05:52 PM
    Thank you Noblade. Im very close. I think I'll go with the 338-06ai. Now i just have to wait on the barrel...then the fun begins Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    04-02-2017, 03:31 PM
    Ok...its narrowed down. Between the 338 fed or the 338-06. Twist? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    04-02-2017, 01:02 PM
    I have brass for niether. Thats why this decision is so hard. I have read a lot about patchin and have Paul Matthew's book but no notion as to caliber. I planned on gettin everything i need once the decision was made. Sent from my...
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    04-02-2017, 08:17 AM
    Sorry . I forgot to mention it was for a rifle around 23". I was thinking along the lines of a medium to larger bore round. Was planning on a Bargera or MGM barrel. I thought about the 338 Federal or 358 win but wanted advice from people that...
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    04-02-2017, 03:46 AM
    I recently came into an Encore frame and thought this would be good for dipping my toes into the PP'in water. I have no idea what caliber I want though. The only parameters I have are I, only, wish to use smokeless (or possibly Blackhorn) and 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
GC Gas Check