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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Like I've said,,, Dedicated Shotgunner! Randy
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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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    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...
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    03-29-2020, 08:20 PM
    Yeah it does, but now after seeing your slingshot I have to ask,, Do you own a machine shop? Cuz from all your postings it kind of looks like you do, or at least run one with fringe benefits. AS far as that metric thing half the stuff I make for...
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    03-29-2020, 05:12 PM
    I don't see it. but I don't have a Gen 5, all mine are 3rd Gen and have shot countless lead boolits. At the ranges you would shoot guns like this IE: "Conversational Distances" 3-25 yards maybe out to 50. Minor differences in accuracy are...
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    03-29-2020, 05:03 PM
    The thing with S&W revolvers is all the big ones hit the web of your hand really hard and this gets old fast. With MY m29 I could shoot 12 rounds of full power loads and I was done. Put Pachmayer grips of that one and it was much better. Fast...
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    03-29-2020, 04:45 PM
    BBB: felt compelled to add my .02 here. I load all my .223/5.56 with the exact same formula. 25.0 gr of W748/BL-C2, Hornady 55 FMJBT overruns they sold for .07 each a few years ago. Cases are mostly LC picked up at the range and I have...
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    03-29-2020, 02:41 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    Capt Morgan: Do you own a Machine shop or something? You do nice work. Also another Dane worthy of note is this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyzYDip9JTM He goes by Torsten on Youtube and shoots slingshots using the Butterfly or...
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    03-29-2020, 02:12 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Slingshots? in AirGuns
    OK I guess it is about time to turn you guys onto Jorge Sprav. He is a German guy who is the purveyor of the "Slingshot Channel" on Youtube. Jorge is absolutely Full of Enthusiasm !!! for anything related to slingshots, catapults as referred to by...
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    03-29-2020, 01:43 PM
    Capt: I have to ask,,, are you a native of Denmark, or are you an American Transplant? You sure talk like us. Maybe you did some time in the US? Please explain your heritage and affiliation with the english language. I need to know this for...
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    03-29-2020, 12:57 PM
    ED: look into the Pacific Rifle Company. It is defunct now but their info is still on the web and he made some NICE Hopkins and Allen style rifles in 12 and 20 bore using Alexander Henry Rifling. As I recall his twists were fairly long as the guns...
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    03-28-2020, 06:12 PM
    Go look at the "Truth about Glocks and Cast" thread. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?33855-The-Truth-about-Glocks-and-Cast It will answer all your questions. Randy
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    03-28-2020, 06:07 PM
    The M69 was the replacement for the S&W 696 the Ruger GP100/44 was also a replacement for that gun. Mine is a 696 no dash as opposed to a 696-1 or -2. -1 had the firing pin in the frame as opposed to on the hammer, and the -2 had the silly...
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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