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  • Cherokee's Avatar
    Today, 10:14 AM
    I have two Marlin 1889's, 24" & 28". Both love 112 gr version of 311008 over 8.5 AA9 for 1250-1300 fps. Great accuracy. The 311419 also works fine, does 1650 from the Marlin 28" with 12 gr IMR4227.
    16 replies | 346 view(s)
  • Cherokee's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    I have the 31-090B 5Cv. Great little design that shoots well...in 30 Carbine and 32-20...and casts easily.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    The whole point is they are close enough to round. Both should be fine for relearning how to shoot a sling shot. Everyone thinks shooting rocks is a good idea. And if you had nothing else, it could work but you'll never get any repeatable...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    Yes they are kind of specialized. I have Ruger PCC in .40 S&W and I got it specifically to compliment my G23 and G35 which use the same magazines. It could be a good bug out gun to go along with the Pistols, but otherwise it is just a fun gun. ...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-06-2020, 09:25 PM
    Blackwater: I haven't actually shot mine yet. It has been sitting for a couple of years after I got to the point it is at now. The big stop has been not having an Oven big enough to cure the Cera Kote. Now they have Cera Kote that doesn't require...
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  • sixshot's Avatar
    04-06-2020, 06:44 PM
    If I could only have 2 loads in the 41 magnum it would be 8 grs of Unique with the 230 gr Keith & 17 grs of 2400 with the same bullet. I've used both since the late 60's with incredible success. Dick
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-06-2020, 06:07 PM
    Now you guys do know that your Scope Mount needs to have a stop pin that fits in one of the holes in the top of the receiver to stop it from moving,,, Right? I try to use one piece mounts any time I can and UTG makes decent ones with the stop...
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    04-06-2020, 06:04 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Capt: How big are your balls. like 8MM-10MM ? 3/8" steel balls are 52 gr. I figure draw length by holding a Tape Measure in my left hand and drawing the tape out to my cheek then locking it. I get 29" every time. I just broke my first set of...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-06-2020, 05:55 PM
    They probably told you that, because you shoot better than they do, and they are trying to bring you down to their level. :holysheep Randy
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-06-2020, 05:51 PM
    I'm at .40 S&W and .45 ACP and .44 Spec/Mag. I have a 9MM conversion barrel for my G23 and a box of ammo, but I've never fired it with the 9MM barrel. My Favorite is all of them, as all have different uses. I have .44 cal rifles and handguns. I...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-05-2020, 08:45 PM
    Like I've said,,, Dedicated Shotgunner! Randy
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-05-2020, 06:00 PM
    I got a Boyd's Gray Laminate Stock and Fore end for my #4 Sporter. Actually a Parker Hale conversion. Now in 35-.303. It looks nice and will look even nicer if I ever get around to finishing the metal with Cera Kote. Boyd's has a zillion choices...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-05-2020, 05:50 PM
    OK Kev: I use Birchwood-Casey Cold Blue alot in my shop to finish small steel parts. I just refurbished a shot shell loader that had a bunch of black oxided parts that were rusted. I wire brushed the rust off and used the cold blue to make them...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-05-2020, 05:23 PM
    I have used Cera Kote on several guns and now they have an "Air Cure Product" that doesn't require cooking. I have to use it on a Enfield Rifle I have because I don't have an oven big enough to cook it in. But one of the dirty little secrets...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-05-2020, 04:33 PM
    Yes I'd just load with standard pistol loads and be done with it. There is little to be gained by using different powders over the gains from the longer barrel with regular loads as it sits. There is nothing to be gained by increasing the velocity...
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    04-05-2020, 03:49 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Capt: one thing I learned from Simple Shot is about band length. IE: how far you stretch the bands for optimum power. The ratio between Draw Length and Relaxed Length is what we are talking about. Max power is at 6:1 however that also creates...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 12:42 PM
    Keith: My standard Round Ball load is my standard Trap Load with a .662 ball and 1/4" felt wad instead of the shot. (20 gr of green dot) I only use Claybuster WAA12 Clones as that's all I have. I mostly use AA or STS hulls for these with a fold...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 12:20 PM
    Instead of using the 18 cav moulds why not use round ball moulds which make 6 at a time and don't require any added attention after being cut off. Lee makes those too. I got one of he little HF tumblers to do mine and they work pretty well if...
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  • LAH's Avatar
    04-02-2020, 09:33 PM
    Same here only my S&W MP 9 won't chamber a .358 but the CZ75 will.
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  • LAH's Avatar
    04-02-2020, 09:22 PM
    I've used M aster Pot for 16 years or so. Probably good as one needs to be.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 11:59 PM
    Ithaca figured out with it's "Deerslayer" shotguns that some choke in the barrel helped with slug accuracy . My Browning Miroku Buck Special is .730 to .715 at the muzzle and is pretty accurate with slugs. My 20" M500 is pretty accurate with...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 11:43 PM
    I got a Hastings Barrel for my A5 off Ebay for like$150 which was a screamin' deal now that I look back. it is 1:35 also. That gun is pretty accurate with my STI Slugs! here's the group again for the 50th time.One pic of the gun is with the...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 10:58 PM
    There is another way to achieve tight buckshot patterns that doesn't involve reinventing the load. It is called the Vang Comp Process and involves having your barrel modified by Hans Vang. This involves lengthening the forcing cone, back-boring...
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  • sixshot's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 11:06 PM
    For many, many years I've used a 230 gr Keith bullet from a Saeco mold, you'll be hard pressed to find that mold but some of the commercial caster make that bullet, its a dandy. I've taken a lot of game with it including elk, bear & antelope....
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 05:07 PM
    Guys: the way these different guns recoil is all about the weight and barrel length. 329's are like 26 oz, the L frame M69 is about 36 oz and the MG is a little more. The ones with the shortest barrels are going to be snappier. (I hate that word) My...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 04:50 PM
    Another Lee 401-175 user. I just made 600 of these during my first use of the 6 cav mould. I did have some problems with out of round boolits . I had 25% good, 50% .401 x .403-.405, 25% .401 x 406-.410 obviously the lat 25% are getting...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 02:54 PM
    Yeah but Leon,,, You're young and built stout. We are old and feeble and can only take so much. :holysheep Randy
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 02:50 PM
    Have a look at ER Shaw Barrels https://www.shawcustombarrels.com/ Probably not cheap? That is who makes Tarhunt's barrels. Randy
    25 replies | 1349 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 05:14 PM
    Might be easier to just buy different wads? I use the Claybuster Blue Wads for Lee and Lyman Slugs and they work well in my Smoothbore Shotguns for my intended uses of shooting steel targets and plinking. 35-50 yards. My round ball loads are all...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 04:18 PM
    My shop is in my back yard so I don't have far to go to work. I'm a one man operation with lots of buddies who run bigger shops. I farm out most of it nowadays. I usually make prototypes and then farm the production out. Example: my Hand...
    30 replies | 1053 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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