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    05-29-2020, 03:17 PM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    I'm casting about for my next one now too. But first, a copy of Dutcher's book is in order. I can see my early Savages going for the cause, and maybe some Martinis....
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    05-29-2020, 02:07 AM
    Ditto. The Borschardt if you can swing it. Five years from now you'll be still glad you did.
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    05-28-2020, 10:33 PM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    Whew, good to know! At the tender age of 67 I'll take any help I can get!
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    05-28-2020, 09:46 PM
    I here ya, Rich. Just doesn't seem right somehow! That load is really easy on brass too. I must have loaded one batch of 50 about ten times now and they look fresh as a daisy. (Neck sizing only of course.) The load clocks right at 1600fps for...
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    05-28-2020, 12:10 PM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    Aha! Thank you. One mystery mostly solved! The rifling is definitely Pope-style. (I'm now permanently cross-eyed from squinting down this bore.) But, like you warned, it is indeed RH twist. I'm reasonably sure now it's a barrel that Stevens made...
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    05-28-2020, 11:03 AM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks. No the barrel wasn't set back. Both the Stevens imprint and caliber markings are in their normal places well ahead of the receiver. Knowing that Pope stated he hated making .22 barrels, I wonder also if to save some time now and again he...
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    05-28-2020, 10:40 AM
    gnoahhh started a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    Recently acquired Ballard: .22LR, fitted with a Stevens barrel which I'm convinced is a Stevens-Pope because of its distinctive Pope rifling, but which isn't marked as such. This is the second such anomaly I've encountered over the years and I'm off...
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    05-27-2020, 10:14 PM
    Count me in too for that load. It would seem to be the sweet spot for it works in every Hornet I've tried it in.
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    05-19-2020, 10:16 PM
    Thanks for the tutorial. I bet a lot of folks never knew that history. I've been messing with Lovell wildcats since around 1979. A mis-spent youth spent reading C.S.Landis over and over lead me down that rabbit hole. Currently custom single shot...
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    05-19-2020, 10:00 PM
    And lacking a set of pin gauges, tap soft slightly oversize soft lead slugs through the throats and measure the slugs. Do it with the cylinder out of the gun and firmly supported on a non-marring surface. Cerrosafing the forcing cone won't really...
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    05-19-2020, 09:54 PM
    Welllllll..... It might be ok, it might not be ok. Why take a chance just to save a couple bucks? Fertilizer for the tomatoes would be my recommendation.
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    05-07-2020, 12:53 PM
    Nice Krags all. Y'all do realize don't you that there are a lot of reproduction inspector's stamps out there? If the stamping is out of character with the condition of the stock one has to question its validity, especially if the stock is...
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    05-03-2020, 12:47 PM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread Johnson Rifle Pic in Military Rifles
    A buddy owns a couple. Neat rifles and fun to shoot, but I too feel that the M1 is a better rifle.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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