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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 PM
    I have had the hardest time trying to find a Varget powder the last week or two. No one had any in my area. I was driving from WI to IA headed to the quad cities area a few days ago. I tried all the listings I could find on google with zero luck. I...
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    Today, 07:37 PM
    I have had a hard time finding Varget. No one in my town had any in stock. Cabelaís an hour away from me didnít have any either when I drove past to check. I was in the Quad cities and called all the local reloading facilities I could find on line...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 PM
    Found varget today! Not a great price at $40 for a pound with tax but I believe the shop that had it new it was a hard to come by powder. I checked all the shops on my area, Cabela’s when I drove past it to central Iowa. And the shops on the quad...
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    Today, 09:41 AM
    I tried some last year but never used them for hunting. It didn't have acceptable accuracy imo...2 1/4" at 100 yards VS my 300 grain TC shockwave that all shoot in the same hole at 100 yards. I used three of my TC original black tc sabots to try...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Yeah, I forgot how clear my sight picture is through that scope on 7x. I poked three through the same hole at 100 yards the other day with the vx1.(it looked like a smaller three shot group than photo number three in the first post!) After that I...
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    I threw moth balls under my hostas thinking the smell would keep out the rabbits and mice. The squirrels removed all of then and scattered the balls all in my yard after taking a bite of each. They like to chew on my aluminum tree stands and seats...
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    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    I put a red dot on my 8 3/4" anaconda when I bought it back in the 90's. I can shoot first sized groups with all six rounds free hand at 75 yards along with j words when I use to shoot it all the time. I'll have to try cast in it.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    BEAUTIFUL RIFLES!! I have a 117$&@ sn TRADE RIFLE in 54. I always like the looks only ever shot to say that I had shot it. :bigsmyl2: Gorgeous Walnut on mine. Good luck with the sale!! CW
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    If the world goes to crap I don't think there will warehouses full of 4570 rimless ammo or casings available. A good old boring 308 AR10 and you'll never be short on ammo. If I own an AR platform I want it in some type of chambering i can walk...
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    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    I fast forwarded the video to try and see the round to see if the case was modified ...making it not a true 45-70 govt round imo...but just calling it one for marketing Hype. So it a modified case with a .457 bullet at 4570 velocities and calling...
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    I believe a little harder alloy helps with top speeds. My tightest group with 7.8 bh is 1600 fps out of my 77/44. My 80/20 plus 15% pewter with a BH of 15.4 shot great at 1750 fps and also with 23.8 grains of h110. I didn't run the 23.8 grain load...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    The 45-70 govt is going to have a lot of feeding issues in an AR platform. There’s a reason why every other caliber is offered besides it in an AR. Rimless cartridges aren’t made for ARs. Stuck with the bushmaster or .458 solcom. Shooters have alot...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 AM
    I have a 64 gun safe and another half of 64 safe full. I think there is only one or two that have triggers over 2 1/4 pounds. Most are predator predator rigs with Tinmeys that I have the triggers braking at 1 to 1 1/4 pound triggers. Most of my...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 09:56 PM
    I picked the wrong unit when I applied. I got lucky and was given permission from three land owners. My buddy and I got there the day before season started and drove to two of the properties and picked the one with the most Pronghorn running around....
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    07-04-2020, 08:18 PM
    Drfroglegs. Its my new favorite color too. Coats great.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 05:49 PM
    That gun is next on my list. I have a 336 and 7600 carbine in 35 Rem.
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    07-04-2020, 05:40 PM
    I’ve been doing that the last couple weeks. Coon kryptonite!
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    07-04-2020, 01:20 PM
    Here an old 4th of July add for mine ...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 10:13 AM
    I bought this mold just for the 357 SIG. i have been using it for almost two yesrs. It works great with a number of powders at any sane velocity. Zero issues. I powdercoat mine. CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 09:52 AM
    I have one too. Havent removed it from its box. I bought for bullet sizing. Im waiting till I finish a bench. CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 09:37 AM
    I was just casting mine yesterday. Mine is 420 ish. (As stated its gonna vary a few oz because of alloy. ) CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 09:27 AM
    A TRIO of 45/70 molds!!! 457191, 457193 & 457643. Awesome molds!!! CW
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    07-04-2020, 08:34 AM
    I have an old young American 32. I bought some place powder equivalent loads and tried it out the summer before last. It taught me to wear eye protection. I want at the time and had a couple pieces of primer imbedded into my check just below my eye....
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    07-03-2020, 10:05 PM
    I believe I have a massive predator problem. I normally see three or more raccoon every night bow hunting. In the last 15 years I’ll see coyotes pretty often as well. I’ve arrowed a good half dozen Yotes while bow hunting. I did some research and in...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    07-03-2020, 09:54 PM
    Thatís exactly what I did back in 2000í. I called three ranchers and were offered all three places to hunt at no charge. The property owner where I shot mine told me the next year if I come back it would cost all of $50 to hunt his property. I...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 11:31 PM
    Well since I found my load I wanted to switch out my optic with something more bulletproof. I robbed my Ruger 44 carbine optic today and mounted up the Leupold 2x7 vx1 up with a medium DNZ mount. I’ll have to re sight it back in tomorrow And find a...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 11:33 AM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 223 Cast loads in Cast Boolits
    I load more 222 then 223 cast. (Friendlier twist rates). But 5744 works well for me. Unique is great Ill rarely ever have a bad word its just a very accommodating powder CW
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    06-30-2020, 10:30 PM
    I use them in pump rifle so imo I need to bump the shoulders back for reliable feeding.
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    06-30-2020, 02:11 PM
    I must have gotten luck all these years since I haven’t had any issues loading the same bullet in my 35 Rem cases. Also Ive loaded 1000’s of 60 grain flat base hornady vmax and .308 RP core loct bullets with zero seating issues.
    39 replies | 1076 view(s)
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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