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  • MostlyLeverGuns's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 09:03 AM
    Hodgdon's Bl-C(2) gives a huge muzzle flash and blast in my 24" barreled 300 Savage. My lot is very old. Not my favorite powder for this and other reasons. It will work in the 45-70 if for some reason noise and flash are important.
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    04-03-2018, 09:39 PM
    Redding is about as good as you can get, I have their 'S' full-length bushing dies in 223 and 308, using the 308 also for 303 Savage and 30-30 neck sizing. Their Competition shellholders allow precise adjustment for full-length sizing (+.002 to...
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    04-03-2018, 02:58 PM
    I use a Savage 99 Featherweight 308 - Top Safety Model, excellent trigger, MOA with 150's and 165's, weight - with 2.5-8 Leupold, sling and 6 cartridges, right under 8 lbs.
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    03-28-2018, 09:53 AM
    Head shots work really well, UNTIL you shoot one through the jaw or through the eyes and the they run off or fall down then get up. The brain is a small target that moves around a lot. A center shoulder shot is my preference, break the shoulders,...
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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
Shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, horses


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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