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    01-16-2018, 12:32 PM
    LAH started a thread Today's Song in Our Chapel
    Oakvale FWB, Oakvale, WV. I preached Watch Night Service here December 31st, 2016.
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    01-14-2018, 07:06 PM
    Allen: did you see the pics in post #45? That is how the gun looks now. It got the 18" barrel and mag tube off my other gun and is now my HD gun. The vent ribbed barrel turned out to be 28" with Choke tubes. The 20" barrel for my other gun...
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    01-14-2018, 06:56 PM
    WOW!!! Can I have this in California? Randy
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    01-14-2018, 06:46 PM
    I hope your gun weighs at least 12 lbs as a 530 gr slug at 1500-1600 fps is going to knock the snot out of you when you pull the trigger. Your gun is a Marlin and it is more like 7 lbs and it is going to hurt you severely. We have this...
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    01-14-2018, 06:36 PM
    The simple fact that these guys ere shooting hundreds of Buffs in one day made it so they had to reload and in order to reload they had to make boolits too. I can't believe people haven't thrown a Glass bottle in a campfire? The melt easily and...
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    01-14-2018, 06:27 PM
    No it is not deep enough. For a bore of 1" about .008-.012 deep on a side would be far more appropriate. Typically rifling on a .30 cal. gun is between .004 and .005 deep on a side. The larger you go the rifling still has to be @ the same...
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    01-13-2018, 01:25 PM
    De-bulging is a case prep operation that is, in my opinion, necessary for any brass you didn't shoot your self. This is also a round that requires extra care when loading and you should inspect every case for signs of weakness or to weed out any...
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    01-12-2018, 08:50 PM
    Mega: I do case prep on all my brass as a separate operation. On Rifle Brass if it came from the range it gets ran for a while in the tumbler which removes any dirt usually this usually happens when the brass comes home form the range and then...
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    01-12-2018, 08:22 PM
    Yeah Lee stopped making those kits because the crimps always are challenging to get looking right, and they had too many returns on the product.. I have one and have played with it extensively and it just doesn't work very well at closing the...
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    01-12-2018, 08:09 PM
    Froggie: It's a Boyd's Pistol Case. And You can buy one from me with the BPM press already installed in it. Go directly to website listed below and place order. Randy
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    01-11-2018, 10:35 PM
    LAH replied to a thread I'd like to tell a story in Our Chapel
    Nothing like fresh chicken but I'll pass on the fried minnows please.
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    01-11-2018, 02:35 PM
    Neck: there are many side charger uppers already available. You can buy an AR Stoner bare Upper Receiver for about $200 from Midway. My problem is with the SCR the bolt carrier is different than a standard AR Bolt Carrier so the Stoner Upper...
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    01-11-2018, 02:25 PM
    Larry: They are all over the place and parts tend to be mixed and matched with no regard for anything. neither one of my guns had a ladder rear sight. Both came to me with a simple L shaped rear sight with two apertures set for two different...
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    01-11-2018, 02:11 PM
    The .303 round headspaces on the rim of the cartridge. The easiest way to check it is to use a fired case and push the primer part way out, then chamber the case and close the bolt. It will push the primer back in and you will have the headspace...
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    01-11-2018, 01:23 PM
    Mega: If they are loaded with a wad that has a shot cup (WAA12) the balls are never going to touch the barrel or the forcing cone. The barrel would never know the difference as long as it was good for steel shot. If loaded with no shot cup, just...
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    01-10-2018, 11:53 PM
    Well I got mine in yesterday and mounted it and got to play with it. I removed my Sight so I'll have to re-sight the gun in. The thing is really well made and works very nicely. I have to figure out how to lock the bolt back somehow on the SCR...
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    01-10-2018, 10:22 PM
    Mc Fred: that is probably true, however the actual shift in POI will be so minimal it would be of little consequence because you are not going to change the sight radius by 50%. In his case it is maybe 10%. On my Enfield #4 Mk1 the sight radius...
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    01-10-2018, 06:55 PM
    Geo: I trickle directly into mine, but you should understand these types of scales only have a resolution of +/-.1 gr so that really means a window of about .3 gr when you get to the tick over point on either side of nominal. It is adequate for...
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    01-10-2018, 06:40 PM
    Sent my 20" barrel to Hans Vang for the back boring and porting work last week. Should be back in a few days and then we'll know if there is any difference in the recoil impulse. My Bro in Law sent his also and we got a bang up deal on two at a...
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    01-10-2018, 06:36 PM
    Why not just load 5/16" Ball Bearings? If they aren't going thru a choke they should fly just fine. I doubt the hogs will know the difference. Randy
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    01-10-2018, 04:10 AM
    The gun you have is probably a Parker Hale "Deluxe Sporter." They were made from surplus #1 and #4 guns. Thousands of surplus guns were converted after WWII when things were lean and PH's Cash Flow was weak. The Standard Sporters were made by...
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    01-09-2018, 08:29 PM
    Here's a better Idea. Depending on which model 48 you have(A,B or C) the Elevation Clicks are either 1/4 or 1/2 MOA at 100 yards. My M2 Springfield (made in 1935) has a Model 48A which is 1/2 MOA per click or 2 clicks between the numbers on...
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    01-09-2018, 04:51 PM
    Richard: the reason you go to a bearing house to buy your belts is because they usually have a large selection of belts in 1" increments. I didn't mean shopping Bearing Houses on the internet I meant physically going to a Bearing House and...
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    01-09-2018, 04:35 PM
    I was the person who originally alerted Dennis to this site. He took my advice and started advertising here which has been real good for his business. I would never have sent him here if there was any doubt in my mind that he wasn't the real...
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    01-09-2018, 04:19 PM
    Geo: It is a little Franklin Arsenal Digital scale from Midway. I also have a Redding #1 beam scale I can put in with it. Randy
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    01-08-2018, 07:50 PM
    LAH replied to a thread Retired and happy in Cast Boolits
    Never a problem with work or getting out of bed. I retired the day job at 50. Closed the bullet business for good when I was 60. I'm 67 now & have never felt the need to go back to a job. I'm happy & love my current routine. I study at least an hour...
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    01-08-2018, 07:30 PM
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    01-08-2018, 07:27 PM
    As Harles said: nose first for the bullet & let the gas check on the base of the bullet & pull handle fully. This works great if the gas check fits properly. For store bought lube go here: Carnauba Red will get you started.
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    01-08-2018, 12:36 PM
    Cherokee replied to a thread Retired and happy in Cast Boolits
    I retired in May 2009, never looked back. Have been able to load and shoot more than ever before. Don't see how I had the time to work and do all the other things I did, and now time flies. Enjoy !!
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    01-08-2018, 12:25 PM
    Cherokee replied to a thread Curiosity in Cast Boolits
    First thing I do is clean my brass in the polisher with corncob material Then size & de-prime, clean primer pocket Trim case to length (better done here because sizing tends to lengthen the case) Expand as necessary for jacketed or cast bullets...
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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
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