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    Today, 11:23 AM
    I too am looking for an IWB/ITP holster with a forward rake that sits the gun low in the waistband, and so far one ebay holster and the pjholsters have been the only ones I have seen that ride real low. The price is better than most, I'm just not...
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    Today, 09:54 AM
    Some of the chambers are cut larger than others as well. Some Rugers have huge charge holes, some can be .487" at the rear of the cylinder, some are closer to .481" it just depends on when yours was made how they were doing them at that point in...
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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    Anything I cannot scratch with a thumbnail I consider it to be "hard cast." I cannot scratch Lyman #2 and it's BHN 15? Would have to agree with cbrick on this one, his assessments seem about right. Don't forget about the pencil hardness thread...
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    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    They would have to be 50rd boxes to get 29 in a MFRB.. Am I right?
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    04-15-2014, 10:08 PM
    You reach a point of diminishing return with every caliber eventually. Several factors cause this but it basically comes down to laws of physics. As boolit weights increase, velocities slow down. To keep velocities up, powder must increase. As...
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    04-15-2014, 01:14 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Windows 8? in Our Town
    Oh yes there is... It has an EXCELLENT audio engine, and with a really good 24bit 192KHz sound card, all your favorite music plays with pristine clarity! Love me some Pink Floyd and old Zep, and the 10 ZZ Top albums that Billy Gibbons himself...
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    04-14-2014, 08:58 PM
    This is an EASY one! 1box Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate brownie mix. 1jar Maraschino Cherries (10oz) 1 1/2Cup coarsely chopped pecans 1/2Cup Canola oil 1 large egg Mix together 1/2 cup oil, 1 egg, and the juice from the cherries (OMIT the 1/4...
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    04-13-2014, 04:36 PM
    A cop asked me one time years ago why I carried a .45 and the look on his face when I said "Because they don't make a fifty.." Is there such thing as too much gun in the wild?
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    04-13-2014, 10:34 AM
    Some barrels may shoot cast much better than factory. Try Alan Harton - Single Action Service in Houston. He may be your most practical bet for cost and turnaround time.. While you're at it, let him walk through the action...
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    04-12-2014, 08:28 PM
    To me, the tentacles are much tastier and a whole lot easier to eat, especially the real little ones.
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    04-12-2014, 05:21 PM
    Right now as I type, I am in the middle of a little testing of this Lee 300 RF in different alloys. My interest in this is finding out if there is an optimum alloy hardness for the Ruger barrel. I have some 300 RF cast in Lyman #2, air cooled, I...
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    04-12-2014, 02:36 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Windows 8? in Our Town
    There are some copies of XP that will remain in circulation, they are ones that have been gone over and stripped of bloated M$ code and junk nobody needs is taken out. One of these is called XP mini, 184mb .iso that installs unattended, it's sleek...
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    04-12-2014, 11:21 AM
    If the trigger is stiff, that can really fight you in trying to hold the sights motionless while firing. The best way to learn to shoot a SAA accurately is by dry firing it and letting your eye take a mental "snapshot" of where the sights were...
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    04-12-2014, 11:04 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Windows 8? in Our Town
    My start menu on a clean boot. This is what Classic Shell looks like, you can make win8 look like XP, with the start menu, and the start button, you can kill the active corners, the Metro tiled desktop, it won't look like a phone app. Plus, it's...
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    04-12-2014, 10:51 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread New Henry 44 magnum in Leverguns
    Member 45 2.1 He designs a lot of boolits and I think he honchos a lot of the group buys for molds.
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    04-11-2014, 10:35 PM
    I have shot a 7 1/2" 460 with a scope, and it is a huge package. Seems like it would be real easy to get banged out of zero in the woods, in and out of the truck, treestand, etc. Given the choice I think I would take a SRH with a dot.
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    04-11-2014, 10:26 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Windows 8? in Our Town
    I agree it is a POS because of the Metro screen, I mean cmon how many households or offices have a touch screen? M$ really fell off the side of the deep end with win8. That said, I run it on two boxes here, in 32bit and 64bit. THE SINGLE MOST...
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    04-11-2014, 10:20 PM
    dmize, I have heard that this mold drops pretty close to .431" with WW, maybe .432" with 50/50 and have seen a few threads on here about users "beagling" this mold to get it to drop .433" - .434" for use in a Marlin.
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    04-11-2014, 10:11 PM
    I use both these boolits for hunting in .44 and .45 calibers. My goal with the velocity, is to keep them just above supersonic when they arrive on target. I'm looking at 50yds max, most kill shots will be closer than that. 1150 - 1170f/s at the...
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    04-11-2014, 01:57 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Started the garden in Our Town
    Wow Rocker you got it goin' on man! Niiiice! GF wants to raise quail so if I get to build a house we can get some. I had to do 35rads and 3 nasty chemos last year, all summer was shot, had to abandon the garden but now I am taking it...
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    04-11-2014, 12:43 PM
    Oh we could get him hooked on some of that North Carolina livermush! :bigsmyl2: There are a few things that no other place has, livermush is one of them. If you grew up with it, you will forever miss it no matter where your road leads..
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    04-11-2014, 10:00 AM
    Boolit has to be sized larger than .452" in that case, OR the taper crimp is squeezing a bit and causing shoulder of the boolit in front of the case mouth to buck up just enough to not chamber properly.
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    04-10-2014, 10:43 PM
    Heh, love the glass half full/empty analogy, me I'm just glad there's something in it! I wonder how many people go through their day without taking time to appreciate the little things. Why they call them little things I will never know cause they...
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    04-10-2014, 09:36 PM
    I had a 94 AE Trapper in .45 Colt that only used the barrel band to hold the forend from moving forward, which it did a poor job of. I used a 1/4" piece of square keystock, drilled a hole down the center of it, and ran the barrel band screw through...
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    04-10-2014, 09:27 PM
    Legal deer hunting rifles are chambered for the following calibers: .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .38 Special, .375 Super Magnum, .375 Winchester, .38-55, .41 Long Colt, .41 Magnum, .44 Special,
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    04-10-2014, 07:07 PM
    I think you are catching on pretty good to what is being said in this thread and several threads prior to this one, basically what you just said about being stable to maybe 65 yards or so from a handgun, and the only way to get stability at longer...
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Shooter, hunter, avid reloader, ex gunsmith, cancer survivor enjoying the pre-retirement years. Have a tight cylinder? I will ream .44 and .45 cylinders so you can shoot cast all day without issues!
just above Raleigh North Carolina


The .45 Colt will do everything a .44 magnum is capable of, and some things the .44 magnum isn't capable of, in the right gun.

Got a .44 or .45 cylinder that needs reaming? Shoot me a PM..


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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
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