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    12-05-2019, 02:54 PM
    I am using a Lee Deluxe Perfect Powder Measure for the very small charges, using HP38 get much less variance than other measures on powder charges under 3 grains and over. I have an old Bonanza much like the RCBS Lil Dandy, but the Lee Deluxe is...
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    12-05-2019, 12:09 PM
    I've killed more than a dozen elk and a moose with a Marlin 45-70 and the Barnes 300gr Original (pur lead, pure copper. The 350 should be plenty, flatter trajectory with less recoil than the heavy bullets. My longest was 340 yards on a 5x7 bull. ...
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    11-30-2019, 10:50 AM
    Wyoming has 'Constitional Carry', but Reciprocity for travel is important to me, since Nebraska is very close, also the pass on background check when purchasing a firearm makes a difference.
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    11-29-2019, 11:20 PM
    Cast bullet shooting at the range, not much difference. If you have to carry the rifle in steep or high mountains, the 308 can be a 1/2 pound lighter. If you want to haul a M98 Mauser or M70 Winchester for extra power, get a 300 Magnum. I've...
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    11-29-2019, 11:07 PM
    Both barrels together is important, after that stock fit and practice. I have a tenite stocked Springfield 16 ga double, the full barrel(left) shoots 8" higher and a foot to the right of the modified barrel(right). It took a while to figure that...
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    11-27-2019, 11:15 AM
    I reach for my torque measuring screwdriver whenever a screw is smaller than #8. It is surprising how small the torque numbers are for the small screws. On older firearms new to me I soak all screws with some penetrant - ATF, Liquid Wrench,...
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    11-27-2019, 11:04 AM
    In the 308 I have weighed cases over many headstamps, latest Win is 158-160, most Nato around 178-181, my Lapua is about 178, 358 Wincheater - Win light, Hornady and Starline different. Loads worked up in Winchester often to much in Nato brass. ...
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    11-27-2019, 10:50 AM
    There were/are wildcats at every step from 22 to 375, maybe not 9.3(?). I shortened the 35-284 to 2" and rechambered a Marlin 336 35 Rem. 2600fps with a Speer 220, 2400+ with a Speer 250 with nose flattened. The .475 Wildey was based on the...
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    11-24-2019, 10:51 AM
    I've got some Leupold 3i's, some Burris Fullfield II's, Nikon Monarch's, Weaver's, and some Simmons. I've been surprised by the Simmon's and they work very well. I don't put them on the hard Kickers. I've got a Simmon's 4-16 on a Marlin 336 .32...
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    11-24-2019, 10:34 AM
    I'll take it. PM your information, Thank you
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    11-23-2019, 12:17 PM
    Yeah, Igot a couple a few years back. Can't build them for the price.
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    11-23-2019, 12:14 PM
    More than 20 less than 100 - lotsa' Savage 99's, Many Marlins, a couple Winchester, half dozen Brownings, a few Henry's, a Ruger and a Rossi. 308's, 300 Savages, 303 Savages, 243's, 358's, 284's, .223, 22/250, 7mm Mag, 300 Mag, 325, 8x52 Imp, 218...
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    11-20-2019, 12:45 PM
    Mine is a green single burner, but not dual fuel, much like the one shown. Cast many bullets using a Lyman 10 lb lead pot, Lyman ladle in the 60's, early 70's. Even used it in dorm room to cast - single cavity Lyman mold back then - 454424, 31141...
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    11-19-2019, 03:05 PM
    Mechanically, the case neck will need to slightly flared/expanded to seat bullets without shaving lead. Handgun dies are set-up for this, bottleneck dies normally are not. A Lyman 'M' die, a Lee case expanding die, or an NOE expanding plug in a Lee...
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    11-19-2019, 12:35 PM
    Dogs running loose, chasing livestock, causing problems are simply shot in rural Colorado and Wyoming. Many years ago, shot dog in barn attacking goat, days later posters appeared, 'child's pet missing'. Dogs, neighbor's billy goat in the horses'...
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    11-17-2019, 10:59 PM
    I have live piloted neck only reamers for 35 cal and 30 cal. Desired neck diameter should be specified if you order such a reamer. I have Clymer from 30+ years ago. Pacific Tool and Gauge or Dave Manson should have them. You can order with an...
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    11-17-2019, 10:23 AM
    I have used the Forster, Lee hand held, and L E Wilson trimmers. I haven't used the Forster since I got the Wilson. I found that the Forster could 'drift' while in use, along with length variation of .002 to .003. The Lee hand trimmer is very...
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    11-16-2019, 03:45 PM
    Accuracy should be good, probably better than off the lands when using boolits. Pressure should be OK with indicated load. Biggest concern is extracting live round and leaving bullet stuck in chamber, dumping powder inside action and rendering...
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    11-13-2019, 11:04 PM
    I have used .323 cast bullets very successfully in my Marlin 336SC 24" barrel. I have used both Matt's 185 grain Flatnose and 2 different 195-200 grain bullets from Bullshop to get 2.5" groups at 200 yards. I used 16grs 5744, a 195 gr NEI FN GC...
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    11-13-2019, 10:25 PM
    I saw someone talk about lever-guns and 3" (3 MOA) groups at 100 yards. Maybe with open iron sights. Much better accuracy can be had with careful load development, a good scope, and bench technique required by the lever guns. I strive for 1"...
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    11-11-2019, 11:02 PM
    MostlyLeverGuns replied to a thread First lever gun in Leverguns
    That Remington Core-Lokt roundnose has been around a VERY VERY long time in 30-30, 32 Special and 35 Rem for tube fed levers. AT least 50 plus years, Istarted hunting in 1963, used Core-Lokt's in a borrowed 32 Special back then. No problems in...
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    11-11-2019, 05:23 PM
    I did NOT know that 20 grains of IMR4227 and a 250 gr bullet was the 'Hank Williams Jr' load. I started using 20 grs of IMR4227 over a Lyman 454424, .454 WW bullet in 1968 in a Hawes .45 Colt. It was/is a very accurate combination.
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    11-11-2019, 05:08 PM
    MostlyLeverGuns replied to a thread First lever gun in Leverguns
    That does look like a Marlin 336 not a Marlin 94 or 1894. The barrel also looks 'short', most are 20". There is/was a Marlin Marauder with a 16.25" barrel, straight grip, no ramp front. I've got a couple(5?) of the Marlin .35's. With a decent...
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    11-08-2019, 11:42 AM
    The M1 carbine ejector will 'seat' the round and hold it against the chamber lip (headspacing on the front edge of case neck). This keeps the cartridge from moving so the firing pin can hit the cartridge without losing power by moving the cartridge...
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Reloading 50 years, started at 13
Hunted CO, WY mostly elk, antelope, some deer, a moose, mostly hunt, shoot Savage 99, Marlin
Eastern WY
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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