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    01-22-2020, 10:53 AM
    Yep right about challenges, I get that in one draw using a walnut hill press. And it does take some serious work on the handle. Drawing a .45 ACP from >.473 down to .448 would be much easier in two steps on a heavy duty reloading press. I'm...
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    01-22-2020, 12:20 AM
    I made a size die that brings 45 autos to .448 diameter. If you don't have a lathe, a inexpensive, but time consuming way of making such a die is as simple as a lee bullet size die, .430 diameter, a wooden dowel, the end split with a hacksaw cut,...
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    01-16-2020, 12:03 AM
    If a shorter sight is needed, why not just use a file?
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    01-15-2020, 09:59 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Evanix Rifles in AirGuns
    I bought a used Evanix airspeed .22. Only had it a couple months, it came with a few goodies to sweeten the deal. It does not have the accuracy you might expect from the price point. As in it does not pile them al into one hole at 25 yards. It...
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    01-13-2020, 08:51 PM
    In need of dies and 50 to 100 8mm Rem Mag brass. I could trade 40 S&W, 5.56, 357 mag, 38 spec, 30-06, 243, or 308 brass.
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    01-12-2020, 04:39 PM
    Depending on hw much work you want to put into it, they could be utilized for any projectile from 30- 38 caliber. Some swagers are even using the scrap from cutting to .300 BO, and making bullets out of the neck shoulder portion.
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    01-10-2020, 01:59 PM
    Thanks PB, Starting to feel like a bad fling. Roysha, can you un pox me after reading this review?
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    01-10-2020, 11:38 AM
    A local store has a Styer Scout, straight pull rifle priced at $400. I fondled it, worked the action, Nice. Marveled at the huge klunky safety, umm, it's not a leaver, or a button, fixture? But with finger in the trigger guard seems OK. ...
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    01-10-2020, 09:10 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread more tests in AirGuns
    Thanks, It seems PCP air guns are not only under size bore diameter compared to powder burners. But also prefer a bullet just a little smaller than bore size. Like .0005-.001 under bore size.
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    01-10-2020, 09:04 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread repair in AirGuns
    Search for Baker air guns. They can fix it, or sell a kit, including a very reasonably priced special tool including instructions so you can fix it.
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    01-09-2020, 11:44 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread more tests in AirGuns
    Did you size the 225107 boolits? Special alloy? Lube?
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    01-08-2020, 11:30 AM
    My interest in a single shot tray come from attending some schutzen rimfire matches. One club where I have shot will let you shoot any .22 rf rifle, but requires you to single load during the match. This is fired indoors, and I really would...
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    01-08-2020, 12:41 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Powder coat in AirGuns
    If you have pellets that are too small, powdercoat will add a bit of diameter. Many pellets are lightly oiled in the manufacturing process, that oil could give some trouble. I have powdercoated 45 bullets that had been lubed in liquid alox. ...
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    01-07-2020, 07:44 PM
    I would like to talk to someone about mule deer hunting in west Texas. I've never taken a mule deer and would like to talk to someone who lives in that are or hunts there. PM me if you could help. Thanx Shelly
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    01-07-2020, 10:19 AM
    Stick some tape or opaque paint on top of that fiber optic will help keep it from burning your retina. Of course that will not help the round shape.
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    01-07-2020, 01:13 AM
    Thanks for the generous offer of help to print a single shot load ramp. I wrote the comment in purple to flag the statement as sarcasm. I have no printer, but have sunk many thousands more into a small CNC milling machine. More likely to...
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    01-01-2020, 10:04 PM
    From 2009 MSDS Hoppe's #9 solvent. I don't have any reference to Hoppe's in 1968 HM properties ref material. SECTION3!COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ID INGREDIENTCAS NUMBEREINECSEU CLASSIFICATION% WT1 Kerosene 008008-20-6 232-366-4...
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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
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