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  • MostlyLeverGuns's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 11:42 AM
    If you really are getting 'sludgey' smokey dirty weapons using cast bullets, there are many fixes. Less lube, different lube, different powders, different firearms lubricants. My 1911's are no dirtier shooting 155 and 200 grain lead SWC than my...
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    08-13-2018, 11:13 AM
    Could it be modern marketing, dirt is BAD, clean is GOOD. Maybe? Some dirt is good, fouling shots, immune systems. Lot of stuff to sell that didn't exist 50 years ago, I do remember. Every cartridge case must sparkle, an errant grain of powder...
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    08-09-2018, 09:57 PM
    A 35 on a Marlin 336, I too can see no reason for anything but the 35 Remington. The 35/30-30 might have some points, BUT REALLY? The brass is NOT THAT HARD to find.
    7 replies | 210 view(s)
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    08-09-2018, 09:39 PM
    My Lee Deluxe (metal)works very well on the small charges, 2.5 grains of HP38 showed less than 0.1 variance over the 20 loads I checked over 100 rounds measured. I have an RCBS Uniflow, other Lee measures including the Lee plastic PPM, a Dillon...
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    08-08-2018, 11:50 AM
    With the long 1-piece Marlin base (63B ?) Shimming the rear higher will lower impact. You can tighten the front screws to the point where the base will flex, with forward unsupported section moving upward slightly and you will lose some of the...
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    08-07-2018, 12:58 PM
    MostlyLeverGuns replied to a thread 99 250/3000 in Leverguns
    My observation on more than a dozen 99's I have here is that the action tangs are the same for all the straight and pistol grip models, with the lever curving after the tang ends. There are two tang lengths, basically before and after the 308, or...
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    08-07-2018, 12:32 PM
    Fire lapping can help, but start with a really clean barrel. Valve grinding compound is not good for fire polishing, usually too coarse. MidwayUSA, NECO, Beartooth Bullets - all carry fire lapping materials for firearms. Dave Tubb carries fire...
    26 replies | 758 view(s)
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    08-06-2018, 09:25 AM
    My 686 is too old to have a -x, 6" barrel. It is my most accurate handgun, I have never been a 38/357 fan but the accuracy keeps me shooting this gun. It doesn't take much to slick up the 686. Leave the mainspring alone, polish the rebound...
    46 replies | 1278 view(s)
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    08-06-2018, 09:14 AM
    My wife and I carry Fenix LD12, clips into a pocket comfortably, very bright, pricey but no push the button 7 times spin around and jump up twice combinations for low or high or off, it can use a single standard AA, but Fenix also has a recharble...
    41 replies | 1093 view(s)
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    08-04-2018, 01:59 PM
    I too used a soft lead bullet lubed with Thompson's Bore Butter, I used a short rammer to push the bullet forward in the chamber, then filled the rest with loose powder while pointed down, then closed the breech. I remember about 5" groups at a 100...
    20 replies | 518 view(s)
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    08-04-2018, 01:43 PM
    If using the Weaver one piece base a simple shim under the rear base will work, though I would bed the entire bed with JB Weld to keep the base straight, don't glue the base to the rifle, use a release compound, like Johnson's Paste Wax on the...
    22 replies | 504 view(s)
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    08-04-2018, 01:32 PM
    Uniforming a primer pocket and deburring the flash hole DOES NOT ENLARGE THE FLASH HOLE. This a common, almost considered necessary in precision shooting. The SAAMI spec for a flash hole is .078 to .082. A NO 46 drill bit, at .081 is within...
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    08-01-2018, 01:18 PM
    No USPS No Deal. The 'Starting Bid' does establish the seller's minimum price, like a reserve would, but a reserve is not displayed. A high reserve with a very low starting bid wastes your time. The 'Starting Bid' is honest and saves you time. ...
    33 replies | 901 view(s)
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    07-30-2018, 09:26 AM
    I have most of the manuals, also use online sources. For comparisons of "what is best" I think the manuals are better/simpler. Lots of good info, but also a lot of junk out there. I worked as a programmer, system designer so computers always...
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    07-26-2018, 01:10 PM
    The Bullets Flight - Franklin W Mann has extensive information on how accuracy is affected by bullet damage - nose, base, much more - old but still relevent.
    13 replies | 485 view(s)
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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