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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    Up here in Canada prices are all over the map depending on which powders you are buying. Most are over $40 per pound and many up to nearly $50 per pound. There are some imported powders that are running much less and are $130 Canadian if bought in...
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    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    Did it again yesterday. I bought my seventh Maynard on an online auction. A model 1882 in .25-20 Single Shot this time. I'll post some photos when it arrives and I have it in hand. It never ends ...
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    Haven't tried it yet, but this is the recipe that I was given ... (sounds like the sauce would be "tangy" with 2 Tablespoons of Horseradish in it!) Blooming Onions 1 sweet onion; Texas, Vidalia, Walla Walla or Maui water 1 egg; beaten ...
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Clam Chowder? in Cookin' Recipe's
    Took me a while to get around to it, but finally made a big pot of Clam Chowder using the recipe above since we have my brother in law and mother in law out to visit with us from Manitoba. Came out great (as far as I'm concerned) and it was a big...
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    03-15-2019, 09:03 PM
    Took it out today for the first time with some ammo supplied by the previous owner and shot it at 100 yards. All of the low shots and fliers off to the right of the main group are all my fault because they were "Oh ****!" shots. This rifle has the...
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    03-15-2019, 03:39 AM
    I haven't been brave enough to try to take it apart yet, but I assume that the lever under the forend unlatches the barrel assembly for removal while the lever behind the trigger guard unlocks the trigger group and breech block. I've sent a message...
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    03-14-2019, 08:16 PM
    My latest is a German Schuetzen Martini single shot target rifle in 8.15x46R made by "H. Speeman in Neuss" ... we're taking it to the range to test fire it tomorrow!
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    03-14-2019, 02:06 PM
    I wish that I had completed some of my winter projects ... I just seem to keep getting more and more projects! :sad:
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    03-14-2019, 01:54 PM
    Thanks for sharing that, it sounds and looks great! I copied the recipe and will give it a try ...
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    03-11-2019, 05:12 PM
    Best Métis Bannock Preheat your oven to 375 or 400 degrees (ovens vary), and while you're waiting assemble the following ingredients. Dry ingredients 2 1/2 cups of white flour (or optionally 1 cup of Whole Wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups of...
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    03-11-2019, 05:07 PM
    My brother in law and mother in law are out for a 2 week visit and staying with, so the other night I fired up the BBQ for the first time this year. In the afternoon I started up all of the burners and ran them on high for about 15 minutes to burn...
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    03-11-2019, 05:02 PM
    If you want to try my recipe for Canadian Cowboy Beans next time here it is ... Canadian Cowboy Beans 1 pound or so of soaked, boiled, and pre-prepared white pinto beans (or a mix of beans, your choice). Prepare them by soaking the beans...
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    03-11-2019, 02:33 AM
    I also love early to mid-60's Fords ... they're the cars I grew up with. I have a '65 Mustang Fastback that is currently being rebuilt into a GT350 Shelby tribute (289 / T5-5 speed) and a '68 Mustang California Special with a 390 / 4 speed (one of...
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    03-10-2019, 03:31 AM
    Got your PM and I'll wrap them up and get them ready to go out to you! (Skyscreens are now sold ...)
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    03-09-2019, 04:21 PM
    Up for grabs is a pair of Oehler Skyscreen II's that I had for my old Oehler model 33 Chronograph. I updated and bought a Labradar and sold my old Oehler 33 last year. Of course I was digging through a bunch of my stuff recently and found a spare...
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    03-08-2019, 03:24 PM
    One of my New Year's resolutions for 2019 is to get out and shoot FAR more often, hopefully at least once and possibly twice a week (since I'm retired and have the time), but our local weather hasn't been co-operating much until just lately so I...
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    03-07-2019, 03:36 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread reloading 44-40 in Leverguns
    I've had a "love / hate" relationship with .44-40 for many years and I currently still have about 5 guns chambered in that cartridge. I love shooting old, traditional calibres in old, original guns, but the thin case mouth / crimping issues with...
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    03-07-2019, 03:31 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Distractions... in Our Town
    You're looking at this all wrong! Now that you have a nice .3685" sizer die you need to buy some sort of 9.3 calibre rifle since it would be the perfect size for cast boolits in one of those ... right? :Bright idea:
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    03-06-2019, 06:27 PM
    Just paid off the balance owing on a nice old German Martini Schuetzen in 8.15x46R ... now I have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. I hate waiting for Christmas to arrive! :-(
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    03-06-2019, 04:12 PM
    I've loaded a nearly identical load for use in my Browning B-78 .45-70 when hunting. I load 10 grains of Unique then seat a .45 calibre gas check on the powder, add about 1/2 oz of # 7 1/2 shot and then seat another .45 calibre gas check upside...
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    03-06-2019, 04:01 PM
    Looks good! I just copied your recipe, added it to my cookbook, and will give it a try ...
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    03-06-2019, 03:53 PM
    +1 on the .38-55 Winchester ... it's a perfect fit in a large action Martini. Mine is a ton of fun to shoot.
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    03-06-2019, 04:20 AM
    I hope you don't have any clearance issues loading the .40-82's in the Martini action, but I sure do like your choice of cartridge as it's one that has always interested and intrigued me. I originally had an 1886 Winchester in .40-82 mfg in 1889...
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    03-05-2019, 02:14 PM
    Not sure about the Uberti SAA clones, but my S&W 624's will shoot pretty much anything that I put in them for boolits and powders, they're just not fussy at all. (One of the reasons that I love the .44 Special cartridge so much!) Most of my...
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    03-04-2019, 02:02 PM
    That was my thought too ... you'll have to look carefully at your background area to see where any misses or ricochet's might go. Big boolits can go a long way ... and still do a lot of damage.
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    03-04-2019, 01:57 PM
    Have been using Hoppes #9 for many years, but my large supply is finally coming to an end so I will make up a batch of Ed's Red to use instead. Has anyone ever added a small amount of Hoppes #9 bore solvent to a batch of Ed's Red just so that it...
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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