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    09-16-2017, 09:14 PM
    Wish I had the land to build a home range...
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    09-12-2017, 08:17 PM
    Thanks. Weather was not as bad as predicted for my part of GA. Some downed trees & power outages but I've seen worse. FL took the brunt of the storm. It will take time for them to recover.
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    09-11-2017, 04:27 AM
    I'm a first responder here in Midwest GA. Have to be in 2 hours early and with Irma slowing down, it's going to be a long few days. Bringing my chainsaw to work with me just in case. I'll check back in when its over.
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    09-09-2017, 11:23 PM
    A gun that age in that condition is very unlikely but would be pretty special if it is as described. Only problem is they're usually not what they seem to be.
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    09-09-2017, 09:17 PM
    Have her take the batteries out of the smoke detector if you're going to shoot more than a few. ;-)
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    09-09-2017, 09:10 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread 1866 Winchester in Leverguns
    May want to wait til the smoke clears. ;-)
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    09-09-2017, 09:08 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Win 94 in 32 Win SPL in Leverguns
    They make J-words in 32 caliber? I had no idea! J/K, of course but this cartridge and rifle seem to make an excellent case for cast boolits. My mould is made by Accurate, for some reason NOE didn't have one at the time. One of the pleasures of...
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    09-07-2017, 11:41 AM
    Get better soon! Hope you'll progress to doing a bit of PT in your loading room before boredom sets in.
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    09-05-2017, 10:36 PM
    Always thought it would be fun to have one of those. As soon as Texas Parks & Wildlife decides we have a hunt-able population of T-Rex I'll probably trade a thutty-thutty (or two) for one just like the OP traded for. Or maybe a Number One. Those are...
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    09-05-2017, 05:51 PM
    Went in there to load up a few of the 32WCF boolits I lubed & sized recently. Dug out the boolits and finally found the new empty brass in a cartridge box....but twenty were already loaded with the exact load I intended to load! :confused: Checked...
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    09-05-2017, 05:29 PM
    Great excuse to buy a 45 Colt! Lee has a copy of the H&G 68 200gr if you decide you want a lighter boolit, go ahead and get the 6 cavity mould if available. Big pile of boolits in a hurry! NOE has a nice copy too.
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    09-04-2017, 07:54 PM
    taco650 replied to a thread Sanding end grain in Muzzleloading.
    The latest... https://preview.ibb.co/jbNvDa/IMG_0568.jpg More... https://image.ibb.co/bCkXta/IMG_0566.jpg https://preview.ibb.co/cLkhta/IMG_0567.jpg
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    09-04-2017, 07:28 PM
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    09-04-2017, 07:21 PM
    taco650 created an album Kentucky Rifle Pics
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    09-02-2017, 09:55 PM
    How do the rounds you showed cycle?
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    09-02-2017, 06:21 AM
    taco650 replied to a thread .458 muzzleloader in Muzzleloading.
    Thanks for posting this link. I'd like to have another option to PRB's and use the existing .44 & .45 cal bullets I already cast.
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    09-01-2017, 10:42 AM
    Lyman and Lee have quite a bit of CB data, Lyman even has a CB manual. Too many exceptions to many rules of thumb.
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    09-01-2017, 10:30 AM
    Agreed! I have a couple hundred pounds of steel waiting to be recycled after my last smelting sessions. Got about 120 pounds of boolit alloy out of last two buckets. Lost my free wheel weight source so my next smelting session may be my last. Too...
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    09-01-2017, 10:17 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Casting rates? in Cast Boolits
    Good thread, my old back & shoulders are only good for an hour or two at the loading or casting bench. With the wide variety of boolits I cast the Magma not really a good option either. May be an ergonomic solution.
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    08-31-2017, 11:08 PM
    No big deal, really. Shooting weak hand is a good practice even if not out of necessity. I find it makes you a better shooter. It also impresses the heck out of folks who think they can't do it. Like KCSO I was a PPC shooter so it was something I...
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    08-31-2017, 06:49 PM
    Sized some 32 and 38WCF boolits after I sized some 38-55 boolits for a friend. Was going to load a few tonight but a day like today called for a cocktail so the loading room is OFF LIMITS.
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    08-31-2017, 06:38 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Guns and God in Our Town
    How's the old saying go? No Atheists in foxholes or something like that?
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    08-31-2017, 10:04 AM
    Yes, actually hard to go wrong with the 45-70. OP's rifle will likely do well with boolits from 300-400+ grs and velocities from 1200-1900 with dozens of boolits and at least a dozen powders. I'm not a fan of the FTX bullet but if you want to...
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    08-31-2017, 09:44 AM
    So did someone send an ancient 1894 carbine/rifle back to New Haven and had it redone OR did a really skilled person build this.? -Eldon The Cody museum will likely have records of your rifle but it will likely be SNA (serial number applied) date...
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    08-31-2017, 06:35 AM
    taco650 replied to a thread Let's see the.... in Muzzleloading.
    I imagine anything hit in the chest with 330 grains of lead would do the same thing! FWIW, my 30-06 did the same thing to a doe last year but the range was 85 yards and the projectile was a 150 gr J-word at ~2700fps. DRT's are the best way to...
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    08-30-2017, 07:19 PM
    Very unlikely. The 71 receiver was manufactured to handle pressures of the 348, much higher than anything the 1886 was chambered for. Firing factory or full-strength hand load 348 ammo in this rifle would likely eventually damage the weaker 1886...
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    08-30-2017, 06:58 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Gun Related Businesses in Our Town
    Is it a big sport in TX? -Battis Not that I'm aware of, could be. I know they've tried to get a few rinks going but there are very few permanent facilities. Interesting.
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    08-30-2017, 06:29 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Houston Flood in Our Town
    One thing they learned during a storm awhile back is that it's impossible to "evacuate" the Houston metro area. The evacuation process itself cost lives. Trying to get over 6 million people on the roads out of town is a sure-fire recipe for instant...
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    08-30-2017, 06:16 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Texas Storm in Our Town
    Good points, Derek. Be safe in your travels. Knowing the folks in Houston like I do I'd say stealing is a very poor survival plan considering all that is going on down there. Folks know the police probably won't be able to help them and will deal...
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    08-30-2017, 05:29 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Gun Related Businesses in Our Town
    Wow, some great ideas and some very good advice. Thank you all very much. I've pretty much ruled out a gunsmith business. I'm pretty good at working on a few guns but it generally takes me awhile to figure out how to do something and my lack of...
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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
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