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    02-17-2017, 07:51 AM
    taco650 replied to a thread 38-55 in Black Powder Paper Patching
    I like Toymaker's suggestion about buying the closest commercially cast bullet you can and working from there since you say you don't want to buy a mold for this rifle yet.
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    02-16-2017, 09:32 AM
    I have seen videos recommending you warm your boolets up about 110-120 F (just hot enough that you can barely handle them bare handed) before dumping the coating bucket because it makes the powder stick better. Have not tried this myself so... YMMV.
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    02-16-2017, 09:21 AM
    For the 30-06 & J-words, I've had good success with IMR 4831 & IMR 4320 (4831 for heavies, 4320 with 150 gr). Jury is still out on 30-30 as I don't shoot it much because it was made in 1928 (M94 Winchester).
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    02-14-2017, 12:01 PM
    Why? I have used it with great success in 9mm.
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    02-14-2017, 11:48 AM
    We've all been in your situation at some time or the other. The folks on this sight is pretty kind and respectful all the time. The occasional jack leg is dealt with by the moderators promptly. Also, there's always something to learn when...
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    02-13-2017, 07:50 AM
    On the velocity variations, what primer are you using? Are they an old or contaminated batch? Just throwing things out for consideration. On the stuck bullet, I have done that a couple times with my 44 mag-no powder, just primer and I...
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    02-12-2017, 03:22 PM
    I'm not into the engraving either and fancy carving on the stock... or brass furniture. I guess I like the "plain jane" look better. I just want a good hunting rifle for deer/elk.
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    02-12-2017, 03:20 PM
    Ditto! There's always something to learn on any topic!:coffeecom
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    02-10-2017, 12:00 PM
    I sorta do this. FYI, in GA, you have voluntary internet reporting now (just started this year). Before that you just marked your tag sheet yourself and hoped the DNR cop didn't catch you. I guess I'm lazy compared to nearly everyone who's...
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    02-10-2017, 01:23 AM
    I'm also wealthy, attractive, sensitive, a good conversationalist and have no luggage from previous experiences or relationships. Or I'm a deplorable who would rather interact with firearms and related equipment than other humans. Your choice, I'm...
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    02-10-2017, 01:09 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Thanks, Post Office! in Our Town
    As part of my job I ship certain items all over the country and occasionally abroad with very good results, I also file claims on a regular basis when things don't arrive or get damaged somewhere along the way. Obviously I resent it when someone...
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    02-09-2017, 11:48 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Thanks, Post Office! in Our Town
    OK, I've cooled off now. Rant over. A few dollars' postage is not worth getting on the wrong side of postal employees or postal inspectors. Saying what I felt needed saying yesterday could very well have been construed as a federal offense and none...
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    02-08-2017, 11:08 PM
    Beat me to it, lol. I trade one now and then but would rather give a gun away than sell it.
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    02-08-2017, 11:03 PM
    Only a few, several members close by so I'm not trying hard enough. Only met one local, others have been in Amarillo, Raton and Cody but I think I'm forgetting someone. Tried to have a cup of coffee in Cuero with Ranch Dog Sunday but couldn't make...
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    02-08-2017, 10:47 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Thanks, Post Office! in Our Town
    Maybe so. I used the shipping plastic that bumper manufacturers use to wrap fascias (bumper covers) inside a regular envelope, then reinforced the envelope a bit. Ticks me off that a project is being delayed because of someone's spite.
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    02-08-2017, 10:37 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Wood Stove in Our Town
    No need for a boat, wind always blows in Amarillo. I hear a range up there has a logging chain on a flagpole for a wind indicator. When the chain is horizontal and links are popping off it's too windy to shoot. ;-)
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    02-08-2017, 10:30 PM
    TXGunNut started a thread Thanks, Post Office! in Our Town
    Tried to send a few sample boolits to another member awhile back, should have arrived days ago. Last night I open my POB and there they are! [smilie=b: I packed them in a carefully padded envelope (home made!) and determined the weight. Then I went...
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    02-08-2017, 07:46 AM
    Look up "duelist1954" on YouTube. He has several playlists of flintlock rifle builds he's done. One was from Track of The Wolf and he's got a another series going right now in which he's building a swivel barrel flintlock. I confess part of me...
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    02-07-2017, 12:09 AM
    Yes, must admit I'm "old school" even when it's not PC. Glad it hasn't gotten me into too much trouble.
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    02-06-2017, 12:00 PM
    Ditto. This looks just like the results I got this year on two whitetails with 30 call 150 gr HDY Interlock at ~2700fps from my '06. Both deer were DRT, one was about 80 yards and the second was ~120. While skinning out the shoulders on the...
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    01-31-2017, 11:03 AM
    The title says it all. I've always wondered about the differences between the two models. They look the same to me but... guess its time to let the experts set me straight!:wink:
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    01-30-2017, 09:05 AM
    "rimless twin of the 460 S&W". Is made from a 308 blown out to straight wall and trimmed to length? Where does it headspace... the case mouth?
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    01-30-2017, 02:12 AM
    My semi-feral cats have probably fallen victim to the neighbor's dogs or coyotes. I have no qualms about shooting the coyotes around here but will be very careful when shooting the dogs roaming hereabouts.
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    01-29-2017, 10:14 PM
    That's actually a good plan and the rule on many Texas deer leases and other properties. I've fed a few stinky ones to the coyotes but I generally only shoot one if I plan to eat it. I like smacking a hog as hard as I can so a 32 H&R would not be my...
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    01-29-2017, 09:59 PM
    Hope the rest of the meat turns out OK. I once tried to eat a boar just a bit smaller than that one and it didn't turn out well. Had it processed into hot sausage but it was still nasty. Last big boar I shot fed the coyotes but it was fun anyway.
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    01-28-2017, 02:09 PM
    taco650 replied to a thread Shiloh sharps in Single Shot Guns
    Beautiful Rifle! Question for those "in the know": is the 1874 Sharps action stronger than the Trapdoor? I would think it would be but not really sure. Just wondering if they are safe for Marlin 1895 power loads.
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    01-26-2017, 11:27 PM
    TXGunNut started a thread Lyman 50th in Our Town
    Was looking for the Hodgdon Annual and saw the new Lyman 50th reloading manual, hardback for the same price as paperback! Couldn't pass it up, of course. ;-) Been perusing it a bit and for some reason (other than the hardback) I am enjoying it more...
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    01-26-2017, 11:18 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Gun clubs/ranges in Our Town
    Snail mail or in person, I suppose an electronic option is available but not available at my local club. Raton I generally mail a check or have them add it to my tab when I pass thru or stop in to shoot.
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    01-26-2017, 10:55 PM
    Pretty hard to argue with that. Good job!
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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