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  • charlie b's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 04:49 PM
    charlie b replied to a thread 777 question in Muzzleloading.
    I tried 777 in my Lyman GPH. It resulted in several hangfires and a bad crud ring. Went back to Pyrodex.
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    07-18-2018, 08:17 PM
    I would first want to know what experience you have with pistols. If not very much then I'd go with the XDm (or Glock, Sig, HK, etc). Try them out and pick the one that feels the best. Each has a slightly different grip shape and trigger action. ...
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    07-18-2018, 08:04 PM
    Could have been a kit gun. I know the Navy Arms Remington I had in the 70's had most of the markings removed during the polishing of the gun. It might or might not have had a serial number on it somewhere, I don't remember. And, it was...
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    07-18-2018, 07:43 PM
    Just about any cartridge is enough for any game if you can hit the lethal spot at a close enough range.
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    07-14-2018, 11:09 PM
    Yep, you got a wide range of answers. In the old days many of the state cops out here in the west swore by the 125gn JHP. So much so that Sig developed the .357Sig to match that round in order to get contracts for semi-autos with the states. ...
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    07-13-2018, 09:35 AM
    Why polish a carry gun? It will just get more scratches and rub marks along the way. Maintaining a polished finish is not difficult, IF you don't scratch it. Once scratched you have a long process to get the scratch properly polished, ie, not...
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    07-06-2018, 11:36 PM
    I had the BH in .45 ACP/Colt. I only fired the ACP cylinder once. Accurate enough, but, I liked firing my 1911 so it got all the ACP ammo and the Colt ammo was fired in the BH. I had two loads for the Colt. 300gn heavy loads, 255gn medium...
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    07-05-2018, 11:28 PM
    And sometimes they just won't be interested. My kids learned to shoot when they were 8. They thought it was cool but didn't think it was that much fun. Tried exploding targets, animal crackers, balloons, clay pigeons, soda bottles/cans, steel,...
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    06-29-2018, 11:04 PM
    Well, I for one have not fired real black for over 30 years. Almost all of my shooting has been done with Pyrodex. It works well for me, is very consistent and I can buy it off the shelf at just about any sporting goods store. No, I do not shoot...
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    06-27-2018, 02:30 PM
    Glad you like the triple 7. I had trouble with hangfires and the crud ring so I went back to Pyrodex. I usually use RS Select. This was the three round group I shot this morning. I think the rifle will make cloverleafs. I just cannot see the...
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    06-26-2018, 10:40 AM
    Good fix on the mounts. That was the trouble with external adjustable mounts (and long tang sights). They had to be treated with care or they would bend or break. I am about to commit a major sin and drill/tap my Lyman for a scope. I am...
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    06-26-2018, 10:35 AM
    I'd just get a low sight, 1/2"? And the Lyman rear sight adjusts low.
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    06-26-2018, 10:27 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread What type of lube in Muzzleloading.
    While I love the look of the GPR, the top edge of that butt plate is dangerous (mine cut one of my jackets). I filed it off a little, just so it wasn't razor sharp, and I wear a recoil pad when I shoot. I got a PAST version many years ago when I...
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    06-24-2018, 11:55 PM
    Yes, they should shoot higher if the weather conditions are similar. Basically an air density/humidity thing. Higher density (lower altitude) means more drag. If you use one of the more detailed ballistics calculators you can run the numbers. ...
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    06-24-2018, 11:45 PM
    charlie b replied to a thread Encore thrill in Factory Rifles
    Short barrels can be extremely accurate, just ask the bench rest guys. Subsonic is different animal. Some cartridges can do it well, some can't. Depends a lot on twist, bullets available and range you want to shoot. If I wanted a dedicated...
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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
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