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  • Kestrel4k's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 01:29 PM
    I do prefer going with gunsmiths' recommendation in general; the other aspect being, if there are any problems there isn't 'that thing' that takes the blame.
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    06-27-2018, 11:07 AM
    A friend of mine fought that plastic stock in his 77/357 for a while; we both then went to the Boyds Laminate which IMO was a substantial improvement.
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    06-27-2018, 11:01 AM
    Thanks for the smile this morning, I remember stuff like that. :)
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    06-27-2018, 10:49 AM
    Very nice, but would be a shame to burn up, as they sure aren't making any more of those. :) I'd put them on a shelf in the gun 'room', would make a nice retro display. Perhaps a little wooden ctg. box, with a clear panel for viewing ... just...
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    06-26-2018, 02:47 PM
    I have pushed the very outer limits of ctg. length (to 0.005" repeatedly) in my 77/44, with a number of bullet shapes incl. WFN. Am posting here as a marker, when I have my data in front of me I can contribute further. Thx,
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    06-23-2018, 12:12 AM
    I've obtained excellent accuracy with Blue Dot only by going to .357Mag - the higher pressures are needed to get a consistent burn with that powder. Like going from from 3-4" at 50 yds, to 0.75" at same distance (w/ scoped rifle).
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    06-22-2018, 03:26 AM
    And the decocker is slide-mounted, not frame mounted as I understand the US models to be.
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    06-21-2018, 10:28 AM
    RE: 92S; I bought four of them in the last offering; condition comparable to my four S&W M64 police trade-ins - some good, some worn - but all were very smooth & quite a good value. This Euro model has the heel mag release; so for extra mags,...
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  • wquiles's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 06:25 PM
    Not quite a "pistol" boolit, but ordered this small rifle bullet (NOE 311-122-FN-J4 4 cavity GC) for a plinking load (and to get my daughter moving from the 10/22 to the 308 bolt action). My plan is to use it exclusively as a subsonic load:...
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    06-20-2018, 03:20 PM
    I remember seeing those modest integral locks with chest freezers, do they still do that? (My small 7cu.ft chest freezer doesn't have one.) Would be cool to do a quality security retrofit with a system like that, with a better lock mechanism &...
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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