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    Today, 12:36 AM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread Stolen Motorcycle in Our Town
    Nice bike. I miss mine. 2016 ZX-14R SE. Sold it during the (ongoing) divorce to pay for money grubbing lawyers. Hope you get yours back.
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    Today, 12:03 AM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread opinions please in Leverguns
    Hopefully that’ll show up as far as the roughness/unpolished barrel with the flash.
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    I had so many issues with the primer slide when I had my LnL. The last rep I spoke to told me I used the press to much and had too many parts failures. I had to replace the shell plate holder itself as they considered it a wear item and didn’t want...
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    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    Other than being able to section a few, I’m not sure how’d I’d check for that. I’m in a rental home away from my primary home right now so I have no access to a bench grinder which could possibly help but for my purposes, these will be good ‘nuff....
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    Yesterday, 12:09 PM
    tdoor4570 replied to a thread opinions please in Leverguns
    I have 2 45-70's 1895G 18 1/2 bbl 1895 22" bbl but my fav for dark timber hunting and general shooting Is the 444P in 444 marlin hard hitting and very accurate, right at 1" at 100 with my 265 gr load, and 1.5 at 100 with my 240gr cast.
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    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    So I picked up a handful of the bullets to run through the sizer. I’ve got a small tube of cheap chapstick that was given to me that I use, essentially as sizing wax since I’ve misplaced my imperial can. Out of approx 100 pulls, most of them went...
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    Yesterday, 01:17 AM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread opinions please in Leverguns
    Be forewarned that the all weather Henry’s are NOT stainless. Good guns, but I wouldn’t put them ahead of my marlins. My Henry big boy 41 has such a rough finish I can literally file my nails on it like an emery board. The receiver scope mount...
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    01-22-2019, 10:02 PM
    I’ve used 296 the most with supersonic jacketed Loads. I’ve played with 4227 and CFE BLK as well. CFE BLK has great load density and has had low SD for me but not the velocity of 296. Lilgunnhasnt given me the accuracy 296 did somit was abandoned...
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    01-22-2019, 04:11 PM
    Greg S replied to a thread 22 Hornet headspace in Factory Rifles
    I have an Anschutz 1700 series in a hornet. The rim recess is deep. In comparison, some european brass has a thicker rim than us brass, hence; i set my sizer to headspace off the shoulder to prolong case life. I would not hesitate to set it back...
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    01-21-2019, 12:20 PM
    If the gun is new and the action is tight and hasn't been worn in yet, cycling will improve after break in and may fix your problem. For now, try a slower powder. The heavier bullet might be too slow to develop enough slide velocity to...
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    01-21-2019, 12:06 PM
    That’s a good question. I’ve got some bullet comparators and a concentricity gauge. I’ll try to look at this scientifically and see what I can report. I’m open to suggestions on what to look for and report.
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    01-21-2019, 11:36 AM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread Blood Wolf Moon in Our Town
    Crystal clear up here in NW GA and one of the colder nights of the year. I ducked out and sipped on some hot chocolate while watching it go through its changes. Very awesome and humbling. Makes me realize how small and insignificant we are in the...
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    01-20-2019, 07:10 PM
    How many Glock shooters shoot 40 S&W in their 10mm based on this premise? Quite a few in my experience.
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    01-20-2019, 06:37 PM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread Marlin or Henry in Leverguns
    My Henry, same as yours, has been able to cycle and chamber anything I've thrown at it. Accuracy has been hit or miss with my cast loads. Ive noticed with mine, it needs gas checked boolits if cranking up the velocity. I did shoot a deer with it at...
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    01-20-2019, 06:28 PM
    Hornady Auto powder dispenser went tango uniform yesterday. Buttons aren't working on the lower row. Still seems to weigh ok. I've had a bunch of Hornady product issues the last few years and prefer to look elsewhere. I've been eyeing the RCBS...
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    01-20-2019, 06:21 PM
    As mentioned, you need a rotary tumbler. A vibratory tumbler only works with media.
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    01-20-2019, 05:27 PM
    Was that one of the CMP guns? Sounds like a beauty. Love some classic military arms.
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    01-20-2019, 05:01 PM
    I thought you were just making some cider?
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    01-20-2019, 04:48 PM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread Aguila Colibri in Rimfire Area
    Love colibris in the guns that done like CB's. When I shoot the CB or colibiris out of my Remington Mod 41 TargetMaster, they are eerily silent. The pin hitting the rim is louder than the actual report. Love to use them in the back yard. I prefer...
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    01-20-2019, 04:45 PM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread Browning BL-22 in Rimfire Area
    I love my BL-22. Picked it up used years ago. Frequent companion to the range. I find the short throw lever is "easier" for the kids to "learn" on. Has dovetail slot so there is no need for any bases. I love mine for sure.
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    01-20-2019, 11:06 AM
    I will take them if NSB doesn't pm sent
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    01-20-2019, 03:54 AM
    7 1911s, 1 of which I built in 9mm. If purchasing one, I'd highly recommend a ramped barrel and springfield 9mm mags to prevent nose dives. Ejection and extraction can sometime be problematic with tolerance stacking but can be overcome if problems...
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    01-19-2019, 08:50 PM
    osteodoc08 replied to a thread opinions please in Leverguns
    Do you want stainless or blued? Open sights or optics? Optics do you want traditional scope, mounting for red dot or scout style scope? Do you want a tang mounted peep sight? A receiver peep sight? What’s your longest shot at the range? On game? Do...
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    01-19-2019, 05:35 AM
    My question is how far are you from the proposed new lagoon and what is the prevailing wind direction perticularly during times of calm, (late evening/early morning). Think odor.
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    01-18-2019, 11:37 PM
    Didn’t read all the responses but have to add Scar from the Lion King. Agree with most the others especially Heath Ledger as joker.
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    01-18-2019, 11:35 PM
    I got the 308 body die from NOE. I think it’ll just round them up. If it’s .311” one way it’s .306 the other. Like an egg. So hopefully rounds them up enough to plink with.
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    01-18-2019, 09:03 PM
    I’ve got my Rock Chucker press. Should be strong enough for this.
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  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 09:35 AM
    Age 6 mod 92 25-20 Winchester , different 22's up till age 11 when I went to an 1898 Springfield 30 U.S. army (30-40 Krag) which I still have.
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    01-18-2019, 09:28 AM
    Lefty Red its yours thanks to all
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  • Greg S's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 09:03 AM
    I just pour once and slide it along uphill to the next hole. I maintain a tall sprue. Some pour to overflowing and let it go back into the pot. I can do that with some molds but a majority of my pistol molds are Cramer style. You could also pour...
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    01-17-2019, 08:52 PM
    I ordered the NOE body sizing die and set up. I’ll let you guys know how it works. The pulls are 147 fmj with max oval diameter of 311-312, most of them not that bad. I’m hoping the sizer will be enough to make them useable for plinkers in my 300...
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    01-17-2019, 10:42 AM
    With the exception of a BB gun, probably a 22 rifle. As far as handguns go, Iím pretty confident it was my fathers Beretta 87 Target 22 while on a range in Germany as a kid. I also managed to get the muzzle behind the leather front rest and put a...
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    01-17-2019, 10:36 AM
    up up up
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  • Greg S's Avatar
    01-17-2019, 06:37 AM
    My vote: Winnie model 42s, 21, 52 and 92s in 25-20 and 32-20 Remington pumps in 25-20 and 32-20 Colt SAA,
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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