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    Yesterday, 09:18 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Double Rifles in Single Shot Guns
    Wow...except for the trigger guard it's even more lovely in the close up!!! 11.15 X 60R is a fine cartridge in my opinion but I admit to a prejudice. Dealing with only one barrel I hope your load work up is a lot easier than mine was!!!!
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    12-14-2017, 12:51 PM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Double Rifles in Single Shot Guns
    I have two, an E. Goldmann in Erfurt in 11.15 X 60R and an E.M. Reilly in 500 BPE. The Reilly came with NFB data and frankly is a tack driver for a 120-130 year old rifle. 340 gr. cast bullets hover around 2 inches at 50 yards all day long. The...
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    12-14-2017, 12:19 PM
    Picked up a very nice A. Strover in Nordhausen 98 Mauser sporting rifle from 1919-1920 in 8 X 57. Only thing altered from original is a Lyman aperture installed and a taller front sight. Rifle came with the original front sight. Still developing...
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    12-11-2017, 08:34 AM
    THAT'S muzzleloading!!! At it's finest!
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    12-09-2017, 08:45 AM
    4198 works again!! Well done!!
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    12-09-2017, 08:43 AM
    I built one from a kit back in the early 80's. My oldest son now owns it. Mine was also a shooter.
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    12-08-2017, 09:07 AM
    17, thanks!! I had no idea what the twist was on those cool old rollers. Don't believe that's fast enough for the long, heavy bullets. Rev., I've always had pretty darn good results with 4198 in the 45-70. Good luck with yours and look forward...
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    12-08-2017, 09:03 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Savage 99 in 25-35 in Leverguns
    I don't believe I would restore it either. They're only original once. Oh...if I read your first post correctly I don't believe you had a '92 in 25-35. If you meant 25-20 then it is me who stands corrected.
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    12-06-2017, 09:30 AM
    For my peace of mind I'd cast the chamber, a couple inches of the bore and remove all doubt. I'd also check the twist for the same reason unless you already know what it is. If the twist of fast enough, 1-20 or thereabouts, I'd have to be shooting...
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    12-05-2017, 09:21 AM
    Been shooting the 32-20 for....over 35 years I believe. The ONLY problem I ever had with the cartridge or casting for it is when I got ham handed during the case sizing. The case does have a thin mouth and neck and if you mess up you will know...
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    12-03-2017, 08:49 AM
    Short answer, absolutely. I don't know beans from apple butter about in-lines but have a pretty fair hand on ballistics. Without looking I expect your bullet has more energy at 100 yards than my 54 cal. round ball and I have absolutely no...
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    12-02-2017, 09:22 AM
    As with most who have posted, my fire in the belly for hunting has dimmed considerably. I don't have any problems taking an animal and do still kill a few young squirrels in the spring and then when the fall litter comes on. My wife and I would...
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    12-02-2017, 09:09 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread Music Stores in Our Town
    Same era as several others here, pre-8 track tape. As to a dedicated music store for tapes, records and/or CD's, no sir, none here. Vinyl can be found at places already mentioned, thrift shops, garage/yard sales and antique malls. A few months...
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    11-30-2017, 02:56 PM
    A closer comparison would be the 9mm's to the 35's. There's only .003 difference between them as compared to the immense gulf of .008 between 35's and 9.3's. Basically it ends up a popularity contest as most comparisons do.
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    11-24-2017, 08:39 AM
    I doubt rfd's post can be improved upon. Here's what I used when I had one of nearly the same era. Good rifle. My rendezvous load was 60 grs. of Ffg and my hunting load was 90 grs. of the same powder, .020 patch. Balls were .530 cast from a...
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    11-22-2017, 08:21 AM
    Minute, I take it you mean converting a rifle? No sir, that I have not done. If it's cartridge conversion, that I have done a lot of for old cartridges.
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    11-21-2017, 04:29 PM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread recoil in Single Shot Guns
    Spend enough money and you can get whatever you want.
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    11-21-2017, 04:24 PM
    Heavens to Betsy!!! An honestly attractive Mosin....never thought I'd see the day.
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    11-21-2017, 04:15 PM
    I have the 35-200 RCBS and it's work excellently for my needs/purposes. However, I'm shooting it in 9mm so the casting on the small size is an advantage in the 9mm rifles I have.
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    11-17-2017, 09:11 AM
    I didn't like the M-16 in basic training 45 years ago and my opinion hasn't changed. At 64 it's unlikely I'm going to see combat so for hunting I'll stick with my "heavy" bolt my 1903 and 1908 Mannlicher/Schoenauer's....uh-huh, yea,...
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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