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    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    PM me if you have one. Cash or trade. BB
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    02-14-2019, 03:31 PM
    I am loading four 0.375" round balls in new 3" fio hulls. Still a work in prograss but getting close. I am shooting these from a 500e with fixed FC. The RBs are just under choke diameter. Things i found to improve grouping. Tumble round...
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    02-11-2019, 05:37 PM
    Lloyd, Regarding U.P. cuisine i like their 7 course meal the best. 6 oack of Old Style and a bucket of smelt. BB
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    02-11-2019, 05:33 PM
    HT, The Amish in central Ohio make hand pies. They call them fry pies. Very adductive. BB
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    02-06-2019, 11:36 AM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread Someday projects in Our Town
    My problem is once i get a project rifle to the point i can shoot it i start doing load workup. I never get around to finishing the last 5 or 10 percent of the work. I have shot deer with leverguns that wouldn't cycle because i hadn't finished...
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    02-05-2019, 08:33 PM
    I found the 7mm mag shell plate for a dillon 550 works great on 410 hulls. I now resize 410s with a mec jr, maybe you can find a used one. BB
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    02-05-2019, 02:31 PM
    I had a marlin 1894 44 mag and a marlin 336-44 mag. 1.61" was max length for cycling in both guns. Both cycled round nose and HPs just fine. BB
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    02-05-2019, 02:24 PM
    Scott, I have sized down lee 500g RFN and 340g RN 45 rifle cal bullets. So far i have loaded them subsonic and haven't shot enough of them to determine accuracy. The RARR 450 BM will handle a COAL of about 2.85", so you can increase usable...
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    02-04-2019, 11:49 PM
    763, Maybe cull 4 grains of red dots and load with a 230g LRN in s 45acp case and report pressure/velocity findings in a 1911? Maybe the red dots are like uranium 235 mixed in with uranium 238? I am sure you can get gubermint money for this...
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    02-03-2019, 07:51 PM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread Stop and think! in Our Town
    Did the spider taste like chicken? BB
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    02-03-2019, 07:46 PM
    The only gamey tasting venison i have tried to eat was allowed to age a week or so with the hide still on. I learned along time ago this aging method allows the meat to rot. Not good in my book. I get my deer skinned and processed ASAP. I...
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    02-03-2019, 02:41 PM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread online handle/username in Our Town
    Named after the fiery hot beans the "cook" at a local M/C club would make when he roasted a hog. I got his recipe 25 years ago and i have been making my version of bikerbeans for deer camp and get togethers ever since. BB
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    02-01-2019, 10:51 PM
    I know a number of folks who want a shotgun to kill a Tom at 50 plus yards. These same folks also have missed birds that are up close because there load has little spread up close. I plan to stay disciplined and only shoot a bird that is struttin'...
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    02-01-2019, 10:43 PM
    Your hunting buddy is a better shot than me! The young man did a fine job. BB
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    01-29-2019, 09:22 PM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread New 35 caliber in Leverguns
    I personally would not blow out 223 brass to make 350L. Bulging the sidewall just above the casehead with 55k psi seems really stupid to me. BB
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    01-29-2019, 04:06 PM
    HT, Deprime a hull and see if a fed or win 209 will sest tight. Might tell you which side of the "pond" they were made. BB
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    01-26-2019, 11:55 PM
    Found the link for the levergun tests. Basically some guys recollection from 20 years earlier of destroying leverguns with hot loads. No data provided means no defensible conclusion. He also stated that his fancy barrel survived without damage. ...
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    01-26-2019, 11:40 PM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread New 35 caliber in Leverguns
    There is one good thing about the 350L, something to talk about when its to dang cold to go to the gun range. BB BB
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    01-26-2019, 12:34 PM
    I will use chilled lead shot. The woods i hunt don't allow clear long shots. BB BB
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    01-26-2019, 11:19 AM
    Wow, $50 a pound! Unfornately i am more like a $0.10 a pound shooter. If i see a Tom past 20 yards i will wait him out. BB
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    01-26-2019, 11:16 AM
    HT, I can make it in 2 hours if my son left the key in his F-16. BB
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    01-25-2019, 11:45 PM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread New 35 caliber in Leverguns
    How can it be a blow out 223 rem when the casehead on that print is 0.015" larger than a 223 casehead? BB
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    01-25-2019, 11:41 PM
    For medical reasons i am weaning myself off of heavy recoiling long guns. My safari rifles are gone and the 10ga and 12ga slug and scatter guns are next. Gonna hit the local gunshows heavy this fall. I still plan to turkey hunt this spring and...
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    01-24-2019, 08:48 AM
    Hogtamer has a thread in this subforum about his "perfect" buckshot load. A highly effective load for deer and hogs so i think would work well on a song dog. IIRC, his load uses 0.311" round balls, approx. #1 buckshot. BB
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    01-23-2019, 04:01 PM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread New 35 caliber in Leverguns
    If the bullet is a 9mm and not a 0.357"or 0.358" it will not be a legal deer cartridge in Ohio. BB
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    01-23-2019, 03:00 PM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread New 35 caliber in Leverguns
    Everything i have read says the bullets are 0.357" diameter. Brass length is 1.71". I haven't found anything saying the bullets or brass will be available as components. Dies and chamber reamers are anybodys guess. BB
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    01-22-2019, 11:36 PM
    bikerbeans replied to a thread New 35 caliber in Leverguns
    350 legend and the rifles from winchester are bolt guns. They look like ruger american ranch rifles, complete with box mag and threaded muzzle. MSRP $550 to $800 with availability later this year. BB
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    01-19-2019, 06:49 PM
    Looks a lot easier to drag than an elk. BB
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    01-18-2019, 11:48 PM
    I roll crimp fired AAHS 12ga & 410 hulls without trimming the fold crimp. The AAHS hulls are the only fold crimp hulls i found that i can roll crimp without trimming. I use the bpi roll crimpers and a drill press. BB
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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