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  • taco650's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 11:07 PM
    I think the 918 cases have a little wider base than the 919.
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    03-17-2017, 10:00 AM
    Me too but family business this weekend prevents it once again.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-17-2017, 01:09 AM
    I'll be passing thru Raton on 7/12 and my old PPC buddies will be there as well. Haven't fired my boss yet so would love to meet any of you and my shooting buddy needs to shoot the buffalo with his C Sharps. I'll be in the Wood cabin, my real name...
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    03-17-2017, 12:56 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Got my 1892 back! in Leverguns
    Thanks, but I can embarrass myself adequately shooting righty, lol. I shoot a fair bit of trap but skeet is just an amusing diversion for me. One of my skeet guns is equally happy shot from either side and I can shoot a riot gun from either shoulder...
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    03-16-2017, 10:53 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread IMR 4895 in 30/30 in Leverguns
    Great thread, OP! Been on my mind for the past few days, I think I need to dabble a bit with a 30WCF in the near future. To address your concern I think the only finicky thing about a 94 is shooting technique; more specifically bag placement. It's...
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    03-16-2017, 09:49 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Got my 1892 back! in Leverguns
    Found some boolits in there this morning so I won't have to fire up a pot right away. But it seems I have a couple of acres of weeds to subdue AFTER the tractor gets an oil change and I have a club skeet shoot Saturday morning. Not sure how I'll...
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    03-16-2017, 09:42 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Got my 1892 back! in Leverguns
    I dunno. The round barrel on a rifle balances better for me. I really like the balance of a 94 short rifle and octagonal barrel, tho.
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    03-16-2017, 09:32 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Got my 1892 back! in Leverguns
    Funny you should say that, was just looking at my R92 thinking the same thing!;)
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    03-15-2017, 10:59 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread IMR 4895 in 30/30 in Leverguns
    Historically speaking IMR4895 is probably as close as we can get to the original DuPont .30 smokeless powder used in the 30WCF but it may actually be a bit slower. I think there are better powders today but have never felt the 30WCF was finicky. I...
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    03-15-2017, 08:05 PM
    taco650 replied to a thread Pedersoli .32 in Muzzleloading.
    Thanks for the info. What are you using for patch lube?
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    03-15-2017, 10:47 AM
    I've got to stop reading posts like these! The only BP firearm I own right now is an 1860 Army repro and I'd really like to get a traditional muzzleloader... or two. A flinter is on the wish list but thinking of building my own because of cost and...
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    03-15-2017, 10:40 AM
    taco650 replied to a thread Pedersoli .32 in Muzzleloading.
    Nice looking rifle! What was your load for the 32? Also, what is in the jars in the bench picture?
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-13-2017, 10:14 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Got my 1892 back! in Leverguns
    Not much to look at, here's a few I've saved.
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    03-12-2017, 08:00 PM
    TXGunNut started a thread Got my 1892 back! in Leverguns
    My 1892 vacationed in WA this past summer, finally came home this past week. As expected John Taylor's workmanship looks great, had almost forgotten how slick this old 92 is. Only one problem; I was gathering ammo for today's range trip and all my...
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    03-12-2017, 07:21 PM
    Sorry to hear about your Remlin. I picked up a fairly new 45-70 Remlin rifle off the used gun rack and it is actually quite good. All I did was remove the cheap (short eye relief) scope and see-thru mounts and install a new Leopold scope in low...
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    03-12-2017, 06:55 PM
    Finally got my old rifles to the range! The 26gr load of Rx7 was the best load of the three, 26.5 and 27.0 groups opened up a bit. I don't shoot semi-buckhorn sights well anymore so was pretty impressed with the group. Shot @ 50 yds today; well...
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    03-10-2017, 10:23 PM
    Thanks, guys. Seems I may be on the right track. Didn't get to shoot it last weekend but this Sunday is looking good.
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    03-10-2017, 10:17 PM
    Long ago I decided that I would pursue either the 45 Colt or the 44 (or the 43 as I prefer to call it). I figured there wasn't much point in chasing after both of them but some day I'll break that promise to myself. I love the 45 Colt but an old...
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    03-09-2017, 11:13 AM
    True fact, the Jungle Carbines are the most desirable models on this side of the Atlantic. I'll stick with my 1935 vintage #1 Mk3 for which I paid the grand sum of $65. Mis-matched serial numbers, missing wood and came with the tip busted off the...
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    03-08-2017, 10:21 AM
    Nope, you can't. Bet you and your buddies learned something that day didn't you? Those "old men" have put me to shame a few times too. Only problem is, "I are one now" as they say around these parts. Wish I could shoot like that old man you...
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    03-07-2017, 10:47 AM
    Well... a lot of us who are casters enjoy it because we like to tinker with things and see what changes can be made... like bullets. I feel the same about my #1 Mk3. Its a beater, missing wood, miss-matched serial numbers, etc. but the bore is...
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    03-07-2017, 07:17 AM
    I made an attempt once to do something similar to what you are suggesting. I took a steel washer, drilled it out to the correct diameter to fit over the threads and reduced the thickness until the bolt head would screw onto the bolt in the correct...
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    03-07-2017, 07:05 AM
    Smelted some range pickups from my last range trip. Got about 5lbs of lead out of it to add to my stock.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-06-2017, 10:31 PM
    Sounds like a lot of gun for the money but that seems to be the rule with Krags. I think the Krag milsurps helped keep a generation of gunsmiths busy and the one I saw was quite attractive as well. Nice walnut stock with excellent workmanship,...
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    03-06-2017, 10:23 PM
    He touches on the 44 Mag (and 44 Spl) in his "Shooting Leverguns of the Old West" and his reasons why he didn't feel it had any connection to the old west. I always got the impression he is a fan of the 44 Spl but since I chose the 45 over the 43...
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    03-06-2017, 09:39 PM
    Actually read that about the 311284 in my new Lyman manual, Scharf---even though it was in other editions as well. I don't think the 95's had the long throats the Krags reportedly have but the long 312299 boolit seems right at home there. I'd like...
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    03-06-2017, 12:21 AM
    According to the Lyman Manual the 311284 was designed for the 30-40 Krag and the 311299 does especially well in the 308 Winchester. Seems like the 311299 should work well in the 30-40 Krag for the same reason the 311284 works. For some reason the...
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    03-05-2017, 09:00 PM
    Unique is the best powder so far for my ca 1921 1873 in 38WCF but I've been kicking around using TrailBoss.
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    03-05-2017, 11:19 AM
    This has been an interesting read. My solution for making cases last in my #1, Mk 3 is neck sizing with a standard FL die (RCBS). It has helped but I have had my share of head separations, so many that I bring a cleaning rod with me when I take...
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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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