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    08-08-2020, 07:09 PM
    real bear oil is best for me- sold on that thanx to ed!
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    08-08-2020, 10:09 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Suggest an air rifle? in AirGuns
    that tx200 looks Nice. i think i'll get one. idahoron, you running with .22 or .177?
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    08-07-2020, 07:29 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Suggest an air rifle? in AirGuns
    rat patrol with an ancient benjamin #397 in .177 pellet size and a cheap crickett 4x32 scope. 4 pumps isn't too strenuous and is more than enuf to dispatch rats DOA and the muzzle report is super duper quiet. going more pumps gets old and tiring...
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    08-04-2020, 08:50 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Powderless .22's in Rimfire Area - hah, canada. - in stock for $12/box!!! ...
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    08-04-2020, 08:21 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Powderless .22's in Rimfire Area
    there's cci quiet (710fps) and cci quiet semi-auto (835fps). for the most part, the semi-auto does cycle in a smith victory, taurus tx-22, ruger sr22. web searches will find some pockets of both types available ... and at a premium price tag. hmm.
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    08-02-2020, 10:15 AM
    so you reached the intended max limit of server stored images and decided it was gunloads' fault? this is not a fault of the gunloads management, or you for that matter. perhaps you should query gunloads if increasing that threshold is possible. ...
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    07-30-2020, 08:27 PM
    i use w231 for 9mm ... hogdon's data ...
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    07-30-2020, 08:55 AM
    in the may issue of the SSE periodical (single shot exchange), mr. lee shaver's byline explains how his busy daily schedule forced him to ditch drop tubing and powder weighing in order to save time for building ammo for a forthcoming Raton match. ...
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    07-26-2020, 05:25 PM
    SPF to stumpy
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    07-26-2020, 05:53 AM
    dan, as already mentioned, that brass you lit up cherry red is destroyed and unsafe to use. there is a narrow band of heat range, and time frame for the brass to linger in that heat for proper annealing brass. it's about consistency and that's why...
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    07-25-2020, 07:39 PM
    As the saying goes, time to thin the herd in these trying times. Original owner, minty like new condition, exactly 100 hand load hi-tec rounds through the bore (zero lead or copper), Wolff mainspring installed (super smooth light pull trigger,...
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    07-23-2020, 08:01 PM
    rfd replied to a thread 38 special reloads. in Cast Boolits
    for me, coated is the way to go - no leading, no copper wash, win-win. i usually load up with precision or acme hi-tecs, i'll give bear creek a try, thanx.
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    07-23-2020, 06:29 PM
    rfd replied to a thread 38 special reloads. in Cast Boolits
    love that gun, i have the same one, just a little blinged up, load 3.6 grains of w231 over 158 grain precision hi-tec coated lead, or 4.2 grains of w231 over a 125 grain precision hi-tec, starline brass. lee classic turret loader pumps out the...
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    07-12-2020, 08:04 AM
    perhaps experiment with much bigger (thicker) cookies? more grease might do it, but at the expense of powder space.
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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