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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 11:27 PM
    I'd adopt you as my 3rd dad... ;)
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-20-2020, 08:45 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Skinner aperture sight in Leverguns
    I find it is the right front sight that is real with my glasses. With my bifocals, I see two front sights with the aperture.
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-20-2020, 08:42 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Skinner aperture sight in Leverguns
    I love it on my Mossberg 464. I got the one with the wings to protect the post since the rifle goes so many places and takes a bit of a beating. My rifle required the taller post than the regular one that comes standard so I could shoot CB's...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    02-19-2020, 11:05 PM
    Yikes! And quite a conversation piece!
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-17-2020, 11:54 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Bore Butter in Muzzleloading.
    There is a replacement for sperm oil that NASA used at one time because, as I understand it, it could be used in space or at any extremely low minus temperatures. It is ratfish liver oil. I used to know the guy who made it and sold it in tiny...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-16-2020, 11:35 PM
    Hope you bring it to NCBS in May. I would like to put a round through it having not ever shot a 6.5 Grendel. Too bad you will be so proud of it that you can't take it out for antelope.
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-13-2020, 11:36 PM
    I recently acquired an NOE 184 gr RF -pb in a four cavity mold (#360-182WF). It might just be to your liking. I like the heavy drive band and have driven it to 1350 in my 357 Max with no leading and in my 357 mag, 4.7 gr of Bullseye gives me a...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-13-2020, 11:31 PM
    I have been pouring lead into molds for fishing jigs for my business for now 42 years. I still have all my teeth, my gums are OK, and my annual checkups at the doctor including blood tests are fine. I am even marginally sane. I tell people to...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-11-2020, 12:58 PM
    I have had a Contender carbine in 357 max for many years. I have two loads that I have settled on for mine - one for a plain base "plinker" and another for the 200 gr. or the 160 gr. gas check boolits. The light load is 8.5 gr of Unique for...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    02-11-2020, 03:03 AM
    30-30 Winchester as Parent Brass or 303 British? If so, than someone else has considered it in thr more than 130 years that each cartridge has been around. look up the .303 Pygmy cartridge for what some folks in Australia and New Zealand have...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 03:18 PM
    Update - I just got the frame back after about four weeks. Not only did they fix the problem but replaced the sear, trigger spring, and interlock spring all at no charge. That frame is probably now good for another 30+ years. From the invoice,...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 03:13 PM
    My 338 WM is also an excellent cast boolit shooter which makes it a affordable joy to shoot all day and a fine whitetail, blacktail, or mule deer rifle at CB velocities. It took me a while to discover that my rifle would not stabilize the Lee...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-09-2020, 02:39 PM
    Ugly or not, I kinda like the look of it compared to the Mossberg and can see one in 45LC in my future. Hopefully Skinner has a peep sight to fit with that FO front sight.
    31 replies | 1694 view(s)
  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-09-2020, 02:31 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread 3031 in 30-30 in Hunting with CB's
    3031 is the classic 30/30 powder. In my lever 30/30, 26.2 gr of 3031 gave me 1720 fps using a 164 gr. CB using my chronograph. Your boolit should only be slightly slower. Years ago I did a terminal ballistics test into soaked, slightly compressed...
    24 replies | 2348 view(s)
  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 02:08 PM
    Mihec makes a mold especially for the 300 BO that is absolutely outstanding! It is for 130 gr. boolits, two cavity, and is a convertible from semi-spire flat point to hollow point. Both my 30/30 and 32/20 love it. I have one cavity as hollow...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-03-2020, 12:40 PM
    I did some terminal ballistics tests on my 32/20 T/C Contender a few years back. The muzzle velocity of the Lee 115 gr RFGC boolit was just over 1300 fps. I used soaked, slightly compressed newsprint as my media at 40 yards. I got 12" of...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 05:21 PM
    No restrictions here yet except on certain bodies of water. At one time there anti-sportfishing groups wanted to ban sinkers less than 3 oz. but the ridicule got so intense that they backed down. Everyone wanted to know where the pteradactyls...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 02:39 PM
    I make my own maple syrup from our own trees every year. I hope yours tastes as good as ours. Good luck! This is what we do. We boil down 2-3 gallons at a time down to about a 3/4 pint but we like ours a little thin anyway on our...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 12:08 AM
    bruce drake replied to a thread Lyman 57 sight repair in Our Town
    I got it to work on Tuesday and its installed on the rifle. All it took was a soak in a cleaner/degreasers and the a tap on the bottom of the sight while the quick-release button was depressed fully to get the slide out. I then stripped it of the...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-30-2020, 10:29 PM
    using a PSI reading, SAAMI has determined that 38 Special has 17,000 PSI; 38 Special+P has 18,500 fps and 45ACP has 21,000 PSI and 45ACP+P is rated at 23,000. 357 Magnum at 35,000 PSI is a bridge to far for the 38-45 Clerke which was designed to...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-30-2020, 08:13 PM
    that 35 Russian might be a sweet deal for someone with a sewerpipe MN 91/30
    21 replies | 997 view(s)
  • quilbilly's Avatar
    01-29-2020, 08:37 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread Cougar Sausage in Cookin' Recipe's
    The butcher in Port Angeles, Wa. who does my deer for me insists that I bring him a mountain lion one of these days. His commercial specialty beside meat cutting for local farmers is specialty sausages. He says mountain lions make the best sausage...
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  • quilbilly's Avatar
    01-28-2020, 04:25 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread .308 mould in Cast Boolits
    I have a Rem 308 with a 22 inch barrel that loves the Lee 160 RNGC giving sub MOA groups at 100 yards and 1900 fps right out of the box. I also have a Mossberg MVP 308 with a 16-1/4" barrel which will not shoot accurately the Lee 160 period but...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-26-2020, 08:33 PM
    Does anyone know who does sight repairs for Lyman Rear Sights? I have a Model 57 for Lee-Enfield No #4s that I got on E-Bay that I think the quick release for the elevation slide is messed up on as it depresses but doesn't release the slide from...
    4 replies | 304 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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