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    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    I agree with the round lead ball, especially in .22 or .25. 209's should have plenty of snap to send that ball flying. Cost is still likely going to be more than .22lr but it is an interesting project.
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    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
    Right back at ya brothers! May we all be truly thankful for what we have. Glory be to God in the Highest! I think we are letting Perkins do the cooking this year. We went last year and got a great meal at a decent price and brought home an...
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    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    My wife has had that for the last week. Missed 4 days of work this pay period. Thankfully she finally turned the corner and got her appetite back, had good supper tue night and made it through a full day at work yesterday. Your brother and you...
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    11-22-2017, 10:26 PM
    Some might say the 12 will carry a little farther. I've shot lots of stuff with both, from Canadian Honkers down to Hungarian Partridge. The 20 will do the job, and it will do it with a little less lead, and powder. Not a big deal for a box...
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    11-22-2017, 09:32 AM
    I'm not a vet, but if I am out in public and see one wearing a hat I have often taken the time to walk over and thank them for their service. I was 4f when my classmates were getting drafted for Nam. I did not serve, but not because I did not...
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    11-22-2017, 09:23 AM
    Fast powder to go slow, slow powder to go fast. On the fast side I like light loads of Red Dot, but most of the shotgun/pistol powders in the faster burn range can be made to work. If you want more speed then look at the slower burning rifle...
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    11-22-2017, 09:03 AM
    Great story, loved reading it, thanks for telling it.
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    11-21-2017, 10:30 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread recoil in Single Shot Guns
    You can make almost any rifle bearable. I have a .444marlin handi rifle that is a pussycat. But I am not shooting factory loads either. Essentially shooting moderate .44 mag loads in .444 brass. .357mag with light bullets and 4.6 grains of Red...
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    11-21-2017, 10:21 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Faith in Our Chapel
    Food for thought. Thank you.
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    11-21-2017, 10:00 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread H&R handi 44 mag. in Factory Rifles
    I don't have a .44mag handi rifle. But I do have a .444marlin handi rifle that shoots .44mag loads in .444 brass. I like the lighter weight 220 grain Truncated Cone. It is in a Lee 6 cavity mold, does very well. Shoots well. I also have the Lee...
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    11-21-2017, 08:43 AM
    Waiting to see what they come up with for rifles caliber wise. But color me interested. I have a definite "thing" for unique single shots. At 800 to 1k$ which is more fun, 4 of those in 4 different calibers? Or a baby Rolling Block? Tough...
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    11-20-2017, 10:30 PM
    Yes it will hold an edge. I have at least 7 or 8 around the house. I do like to put the knife in a vice (padded) and take a small file to the back edge. They tend to have a rounded profile. For ferro rod work and scraping fatwood I like a...
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    11-20-2017, 10:08 PM
    Look em over carefully in bright light. Modern pewter will say it is pewter and is 95% tin. And the other stuff won't hurt ya none. As mentioned above, soft, bendable when thin/flat. Low melt point, silverish color, if more blue and no hallmark...
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    11-20-2017, 09:58 PM
    I shoot my .357 handi in .360dw brass also. They tend to have a long throat. I played with a dummy load until it would just snap shut without leaving rifling marks on the bullet. Then used that dummy to set my dies. 3 in one hole at 50 yards,...
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    11-20-2017, 11:10 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Dungeness Crabs in Cookin' Recipe's
    We live thousands of miles from ocean here in North Dakota. But I am a seafood junky. I think I get it from my mom who was born in New Orleans. Costco has Dungeness crabs, precooked, frozen. Just need to be popped into boiling water long enough...
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    11-20-2017, 11:02 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread been on a roll!! in Our Town
    Awesome!
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    11-19-2017, 10:16 PM
    Rockrat I have a .357mag Handi rifle and it had me considering it. I have seen just barrels go for 4-500$ this last year. Get the whole gun for barrel price, that is win win in my book.
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    11-19-2017, 10:09 PM
    Sat morning I woke up, made my coffee, fed the dog, lit 2 candles and put TE Ford on. So I am sitting there, saying good morning to him. And I say something like " Lord I don't have any fancy words, I can't carry a tune in a bucket. But you know...
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    11-19-2017, 09:56 PM
    I have several Allen slip on ammo holders on my H&R Handi rifles. And I made a leather holder for my Win 94AE that holds 9 in leather loops. Plus it has a sling with 6 more nice tight holders. With a tube full and all those, that should be...
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    11-19-2017, 09:46 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Today my coydog in Our Town
    Thank you Mary. I came late to the reading of the Rainbow bridge. I still cry every time I read it. My special girl is I know waiting for me. Trapper you have my sympathy, I know your pain. But you had many long good years. You can not...
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    11-19-2017, 09:42 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread The model prayer in Our Chapel
    Thank you Charlie, and you too Preacher. And Buckwheatpaul nailed it too. Simple and from the heart always works.
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    11-19-2017, 01:54 AM
    Love the smell of Kroil...
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    11-19-2017, 01:38 AM
    Bzcraig replied to a thread Unknown bullets in Cast Boolits
    You asked the question, "to trust or not to trust?" People have given you their opinion and reason(s) for that opinion yet it seems you are discounting/arguing and have already made up your mind.
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    11-18-2017, 11:13 PM
    Me too....
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 10:29 PM
    Ebay is about your best bet. Saw a .357max there a couple of days ago. Keep searching gunbroker also. They are getting significantly harder to find as those who like them hang on to them. http://www.gunbroker.com/item/715230810
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    11-18-2017, 10:28 PM
    I think you found yourself a piece of history and a bargain. If it was me, I don't think I'd let it get away.
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    11-18-2017, 10:12 PM
    Well I just went from 15 to 16. .45 colt handi rifle barrel. As to enjoy, I enjoy loading all of them, but some tend to be either more fun to shoot or more trouble free to load. Have to admit loading 200 .45colt rounds did not take me long...
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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