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  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 07:58 PM
    Your NOE drops bullets at about 170 grain.Here is some cast bullet loads using Red Dot and 170 grain bullet
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    10-14-2019, 07:48 PM
    Chances are, I will pull them down and reload them..I'll save em for some long range shots towards evening. I would think it is Visa Versa; (point not less than 75 yards and not greater than 900 yards)
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    10-14-2019, 04:20 PM
    Well, for the money I have in this gun, it is no sweat to destroy the receiver...The gunsmith did say it was a bit soft, but was fine for cast bullets..I just don't know and value mine or someone else's Face and hands to be worth more than $100....
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    10-14-2019, 04:08 PM
    I have some 30-06 Orange tipped tracers head stamped TW 53 Are these type 10 or M32 or what? are they worth collecting. I wouldn't mind shooting them if I knew they were safe or just collect them...From what I had heard, some of the rounds don't...
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    10-14-2019, 07:24 AM
    I have a Nation Ordnance 1903A3- sportorized, paid $100 for it..I had it tested by a very qualified gun smith. The gun smith tested the hardness and head spacing, all seamed fine but recommended using the Receiver for a boat anchor. He also said...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 05:52 AM
    Otoh, none of the boys at school are gonna give her any LIP! Would you mess with a girl that shoots a 12ga as well as a full grown man? I didn't think so! :bigsmyl2:
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    10-13-2019, 08:32 PM
    I have to use the old ones a lot to be able to lock them onto a die body and chuck it up in the lathe. They work pretty good for that purpose, I doubt the new ones would have the same utility.
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    10-13-2019, 04:35 PM
    This was probably a walmart slug not a cast boolit but it sure deserves to be shared. A friend's granddaughter in Indiana, 10yrs old, uncle gave her the shotgun for Christmas 2-3 years ago and she harvested her first buck with it early this...
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    10-10-2019, 11:41 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Walmart Handgun Ammo in Our Town
    I am doing my part with the boycott, not that they will ever notice but principles are principles. I have gotten 2 prescriptions filled, and the same visit I bought as much 300 AAC as I could afford. Really couldn't afford to get the scripts...
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    10-10-2019, 10:21 AM
    The late 70s early 80s 44 cal had widely varying throats b/c of how Ruger chambered them they would only replace a reamer when it was worn absolutely to the end, and then they only replaced the worst one, and left two worn ones on the machine so now...
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    10-09-2019, 04:54 PM
    "In My Father's house, there are many mansions"... Having seen several no-foolin' UFO/USOs, I will not argue "their" existence. Having also seen at least one undeniable miracle, I will not argue "His" existence. These two convictions are not...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-09-2019, 08:08 AM
    That is not good shooting from 50 yards standing, that is GREAT SHOOTING! I will be willing to bet the two flyers came from throats just a tad different size than the others..
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 04:05 PM
    Oooh I see another Schofield coming Nueces!
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-05-2019, 08:13 AM
    If you look around, maybe appliance stores, ask for a used stove hood with an exhaust fan that works. Set the hood up near the window, exhaust it out the window and save your self tons of money..There are more used hoods than Carter has pills, for...
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  • Old School Big Bore's Avatar
    10-04-2019, 08:50 PM
    It's good to have validation from Outpost75 on the quick & dirty comparative hardness checks I've managed to figure out. Ditto on the straight WW, maybe with a bit more tin if they won't cast pretty. Where and what are you hunting, big bruiser...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    10-04-2019, 12:19 PM
    Have the throats honed to .477" if you want to use those maybe? That sure is a purty one you got there! I am sure somebody in Finland has a Sunnen or equivalent Finnish made honing machine.
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    10-03-2019, 03:17 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Michrometer in Our Town
    If you want to know an exact measurement of something, then a mic needs to be accurate and calibrated. If you just want to know is boolit A bigger or smaller than boolit B, or you slug a barrel then mic the slug, and you want to know if boolit A or...
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Shooter, hunter, avid reloader, ex gunsmith, cancer survivor enjoying the pre-retirement years. Have a tight cylinder? I will ream cylinders so you can shoot cast all day without issues!
just above Raleigh North Carolina


Got a .22 .30 .32 .357 .38 .40 .41 .44 .45 .480 or .500 S&W cylinder that needs throat reaming? 9mm, 10mm/40S&W, 45 ACP pistol barrel that won't "plunk" your handloads? Shoot me a PM! Also on Facebook:


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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