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    Today, 03:48 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Sighting in in Our Town
    In theory, two. In practice, three. My "bore sighter" is a piece of painters' tape on a shed on the other side of the driveway. When I see someone chasing their zero around on a warm day I'll suggest they let it cool, on a hot day it's a whole...
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    01-18-2018, 09:24 PM
    Quite honestly I have no idea.
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    01-18-2018, 09:11 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Odd Question - Sling in Leverguns
    For some reason I think a wide, tooled leather sling looks right at home on a levergun.
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    01-18-2018, 01:47 PM
    Well, OP, did you scratch that itch? I had a pistol cartridge 1894 (45 Colt) for years but never had any issues that I can recall. Problem is I don't recall ever shooting it but I'm pretty sure I did. I think the Rossi R92 is a better option if you...
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    01-17-2018, 08:36 PM
    I suspect the tang is D&T'd for tang sights if you're open to that option. If you don't need peeps the Marble sight is hard to beat.
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    01-17-2018, 08:28 PM
    Yes, sir! Time & distance. All the tech in the world will not repeal the laws of physics.
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    01-15-2018, 04:47 PM
    YES! If your goal is long range precision there's no substitute for putting rounds downrange. Lots of rounds.
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    01-15-2018, 04:36 PM
    I generally take things a bit slower than Steve does with his video but he's done this job dozens, maybe hundreds of times. I'm living proof that no aspect of gun repair can ever be "idiot proof" but as I recall this video gets about as close as we...
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    01-15-2018, 01:06 PM
    May be on to something there. I've noticed stainless M77 bores can be a bit rough, one in particular is most accurate after several rounds. I generally take a gun with a dry, fouled bore hunting. Another thing I've noticed is that CLP left in a bore...
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    01-15-2018, 12:22 PM
    375 Winchester brass is available from time to time, I hope you'll be able to find some. My 375 hunting load of Rx7 under a 375449 GC clone is max and I wouldn't recommend it in 38-55 brass without further research on your part. I've seen heated...
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    01-14-2018, 12:16 PM
    I've gotten more and paid less so it would depend on the gun. Y'all keep that frozen stuff up there! My fellow Texicans can't figure out how to drive on it.
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    01-14-2018, 02:29 AM
    No, it's part of my reference library. I'll probably go thru this gun and tweak it a bit someday or buy another R92.
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    01-14-2018, 02:20 AM
    Hadn't thought about smaller groups, this one shoots very well. Almost as good as my early guide gun. Could be interesting. I've got a pretty good 'smith but I like the way the one piece trigger feels and I don't mind doing the easy jobs myself....
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    01-13-2018, 08:43 PM
    Yes, I found it useful and well made. Turns out my R92 has had all or most of the described work already done. The video was useful in figuring out how to install the bolt-mounted peep sight IIRC.
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    01-13-2018, 06:34 PM
    Seems our OP is among the missing.
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    01-13-2018, 05:47 PM
    I lucked into a similar rifle a few years back and like reivertom I wouldn't have hesitated to buy the one in the OP. The 99 isn't very popular around here but the 99 is a great rifle. The 300 Savage is an interesting cartridge as it did indeed...
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    01-13-2018, 05:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Winchester M73 Repo's in Leverguns
    Looking forward to seeing your new rifle, there's something special about the 1873. Even though I mostly collect the original Winchesters the Miroku and Uberti versions always catch my eye.
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    01-13-2018, 05:17 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread New 45-70 Marlin in Leverguns
    I've had a Remlin 1895 for a few years, found it to be as accurate as my older Guide Gun. Even likes the same loads! Wood is the typical ugly Remlin paint job and the trigger was pretty disappointing but I fixed the trigger issues and I can live...
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    01-13-2018, 04:45 PM
    Saw the good folks from Wild West Guns at the Dallas Safari Club show last weekend, remembered that I had an 1895 Remlin with a really ugly trigger. They had some very tempting rifles on display so I had a nice visit with them while enjoying the eye...
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    01-11-2018, 08:03 PM
    Depends on the bolt gun. Push feed rifles like most of the later Winchesters don't do well with wide meplat boolits while the Ruger M77, "pre-64" Winchesters and other rifles using a controlled feed action don't seem to mind as much.
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    01-11-2018, 06:26 PM
    Long shots and the equipment capable of making them aren't my cup of tea but I'm familiar with much of the technology and know that it works. I also know that most hunters (including me!) are terrible at range estimation and their shooting skills...
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    01-08-2018, 08:54 PM
    My deer this season was a high lung hit, not much of a blood trail and it was a tough tracking job in the dark, thick & sticky S. TX brush. Dead in less than 50 yds but most blood drops smaller than a dried pea. It happens, your boolit and alloy...
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    01-08-2018, 08:47 PM
    It's been said... soften your alloy and slow it down ..you'll get more penetration and expansion without fragmentation.-pls1911 Words of wisdom, neighbor! Thanks! I thought I was chasing what the rifle wanted, instead it seems I was just trying...
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    01-08-2018, 12:24 AM
    Seems to have been a bit of an "off" year, can only recall purchasing one levergun in 2017. Quick records check revealed a few more. :oops: The one I recall best is an 1894 chambered in 38-55 built in 95. Yes, 1895. :bigsmyl2:
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    01-07-2018, 08:47 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread molds for 32 win spl in Leverguns
    I've dabbled a bit with Accurate's 323-170A but quite frankly have gotten distracted. Need to get back to that project.
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    01-01-2018, 04:37 PM
    Agreed, last thing I want to hear while downrange on a cold range is someone "tinkering". Actions open & unloaded. Take a step back and take a break if not going down range. I'd prefer that folks refrain from loading detached mags during a cold...
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    12-31-2017, 12:39 AM
    Years back, I killed a nice little sow near a peanut field (in a cold, drizzling rain) in the vicinity of Turkey, TX. (Home of Bob Wills). Next time I hunted that area I was informed that feral hogs had made peanut farming in that region...
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    12-31-2017, 12:23 AM
    Congrats on a fine hunting rifle! I lucked into a minty one earlier this year, not sure if I'll ever take it hunting. Scored some ammo a little while back but unsure I'll ever cast or load for it. Will PM for load and mould data.
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    12-31-2017, 12:17 AM
    Missed that memo, what velocities have you experienced? What boolit were you using?
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    12-30-2017, 05:26 PM
    Nice rifle; Winchester or Browning? Good luck on bagging your trespasser, looking forward to hearing the rest of the story.
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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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
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