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    01-11-2018, 11:19 AM
    ROFLMAO Nice description, but, you forgot about the blood trail from the shoulder when not mounted quite right. Kinda messes up tracking game. Is the blood mine or from the deer?
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    01-10-2018, 10:31 PM
    At one time someone (elmer keith?) held that cartridges like the .44mag required a heavy crimp for proper burn of the magnum pistol powders. I always crimped revolver rounds just to make sure the heavy recoil did not upset the other rounds in the...
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    01-10-2018, 10:29 PM
    I don't disagree that any action type can fire a rimmed or rimless equally well. It is just a hangup for me. And then there are the partly rimmed or rebated rimless :)
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    01-10-2018, 10:18 AM
    IMHO, rimmed cases are for single shots/doubles and levers. Bolt and semi-auto guns are for rimless, necked or belted.
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    01-09-2018, 06:36 PM
    FWIW, my wife's carry gun is a Colt Light Commander. Yes, she is competent with it. Several thousand rounds including stoppage drills. Yes, she carries it cocked and locked in a holster. She used to prefer her Python, but, now likes the auto...
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    01-09-2018, 09:54 AM
    I may be reading too much into the OP's first post. But... It sounds like the wife is not that familiar with pistols. If so, the 1911 is not the right gun. A semi-auto may not be right for her at all. And, yes, a 1911 is perfectly safe...
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    01-08-2018, 10:52 PM
    Yep, a .458 WM is an option too for a long action. Don't really care how rare the cases are. A hundred would do for me for life. Don't like the idea of headspacing on the case mouth for rifles, especially push feed type.
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    01-08-2018, 10:33 AM
    "Reasonable price" means what? Less than $500, less than $1000? I stopped looking at "made in USA" many years ago. We made model airplane kits and shipped all over the world. If folks in those other countries said "I'll only buy made in the...
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    01-08-2018, 10:25 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread Sticker Shock in Muzzleloading.
    I use the subs just because I can go to a local store and buy it. Don't have the space for a ton of black. I wish I did cause then I could get that flintlock I've always wanted. :) I bought a container of MZ the other day just cause it is...
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    01-07-2018, 11:09 PM
    I was looking at a .450 Marlin barrel for my Savage. I'd like a .45-70 or .444 Marlin equivalent in a bolt gun.
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    01-07-2018, 09:49 AM
    Plenty of people consider hunting all of those with a .44Mag pistol so a rifle would be even better. For Elk I'd probably want to load it up a bit more toward the .444 specs and heavy bullet. Never hunted hogs. Even big mule deer would be fine....
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    01-07-2018, 09:42 AM
    Yep, AR conversions are probably the best way to go for a pistol carbine. When I start thinking about one it kinda goes. 1. I want a handy, short/folding, pistol carbine. 2. AR ends up being best bang for buck. 3. If I am using an AR then...
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    01-06-2018, 09:09 AM
    Well, since I don't like Glocks either..... :)
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    01-03-2018, 08:25 AM
    LOL, I am the opposite. We've been living in our RV for a while. Yep, we had a couple of acres with big house and workshop, sheds, etc. Got rid of literally tons of stuff, including guns. I kept my favorites but went from about 30 to 5. ...
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    01-02-2018, 09:08 PM
    charlie b replied to a thread Sticker shock in Muzzleloading.
    I have a Lyman. Had a Williams (on a Win 94). The Williams sight is better, IMHO.
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    01-01-2018, 08:26 AM
    I'd still get a Beretta over this one...unless they drop the price a bunch. But, I also do not have a Glock so magazines are not a selling point for me. And if takedown was an issue I'd get the KelTec.
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    12-31-2017, 07:23 AM
    Why? Just because. I had a friend who considered a .30-06 in the same class as a rimfire. He and his brother rarely hunted but they had their own 1000m firing range. They considered a .460WM just about right and had a .500 Nitro Express that...
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    12-26-2017, 08:37 AM
    For me, a modern gun will have optics, not open sights. My most current purchase, a Savage Axis, came with a scope and no open sights, the way I wanted it. I have old/black powder guns that have open sights. I'd even put optics on the older guns...
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    12-24-2017, 07:39 AM
    ^^^^this is what I did too.
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    12-23-2017, 08:20 AM
    So, without better pictures it looks like a simple tension failure. That grainy look is what steel looks like when it fails in tension. I might also deduce that the breech might have been over torqued, which would be a contributor to the issue.
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    12-22-2017, 01:06 PM
    none, ever And if i ever stop shooting one i get rid of it.
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    12-20-2017, 08:33 AM
    charlie b replied to a thread volume = weight in Muzzleloading.
    I have done the same kind of thing with measures. The finer the granulation the better the measure will work. For example, with Pyrodex RS the variation between measured loads is a few grains. With Pyrodex P it is within a grain most of the...
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    12-19-2017, 07:17 AM
    This disadvantage of something like the REAL vs sabots is aerodynamics. The REAL will lose velocity and drop faster. You have a fast twist barrel so you have the ability to shoot longer bullets. I would either stick with sabots or shoot the...
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    12-17-2017, 08:24 AM
    Dead soft and depending on your rifle's bore and size of bullet when cast...yes, I think it could work. There was also a version made slightly smaller so it could be more easily paper patched (NEI I think). I had good luck with Hornady Great...
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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