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    Today, 01:07 AM
    Some powders are hard to light, as mentioned above. Excessive oil contamination deadens powder. Hammer / nipple symmetry needs to be flat to get good cap function. How's the path between the nipple and the chamber clean & free of...
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    02-19-2019, 06:31 PM
    bump for a top shelf item
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    02-18-2019, 03:20 PM
    Started to set up my Rem 700 Long Action to shoot distance but have lost the facility and now I have no place to shoot long distances. FOR SALE -- Nightforce 20 MOA picatinny base for the Remington 700 long action. Steel / blue / has engineered...
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    02-17-2019, 07:48 PM
    Reading this thread and the one on the Lyman 45, I'm wondering if I could rehab my Lyman 450? Is it a tough job? Are there things to look out for? Hints & advice welcome. Where to start? 725
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    02-17-2019, 04:32 PM
    725 replied to a thread sizing bullets? in Muzzleloading.
    yep. It's a bullet problem. You need pure lead or very close to it.
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    02-17-2019, 10:23 AM
    Price - $599 I think it's a good deal as the rifle is surely well made. If I needed one I don't think I'd hesitate. Slap a Vortex scope on it and you'd be off to the races. I just don't need, need being the operative thing, another good...
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    02-17-2019, 10:03 AM
    725 replied to a thread ID another track in snow in Our Town
    The one with the laces looks like about a size 9. :) And, yes, as the snow melts, the track does appear to have come from a larger animal. Coydogs abound in northern NY. Seems logical that coywolfs would too if a population of wolf is...
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    02-17-2019, 09:10 AM
    She was lucky to have a caring family, details & pitfalls aside. Sorry for the loss to your family. Going through much the same with my MIL right now. MIL is out of town, my wife is spending most of the week up there, splitting the care duties...
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    02-16-2019, 04:09 PM
    I just put a BadAce Tactical on the k-31 and it was a breeze. Now shooting near or sometimes actual one ragged hole groups at 50 yards. Mostly in the load development stage at this point, but, will be moving out to normal ranges, soon. Easy. ...
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    02-16-2019, 03:58 PM
    725 replied to a thread 20 GA single shot in Our Town
    + 1 for the H&R's. The older ones were built like tanks.
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    02-16-2019, 03:55 PM
    Wish I could answer your question, but, alas, I haven't any experience with the M--S in 6.5. I do want to toss out there a tid-bit of general info, though. After shooting the jacketed stuff, it would benefit you to clean the barrel of all...
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    02-15-2019, 02:32 PM
    RCBS Chargemaster. Pricey but wonderful.
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    02-15-2019, 02:29 PM
    I broke the handle to my Lyman 450 and just a quick trip to the welder got 'er fixed. Don't know what material your tool is made from, but it might just be able to be welded.
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    02-14-2019, 11:39 PM
    Well, I finally got my hands on one of the new Mauser M-18's. Went to Trop's gunshop in Elizabethtown, PA. and they had a rack of 'em. I'm sure it's a fine shooter, but not my cup of tea. I've been spoiled by walnut and blue steel and just can...
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    02-14-2019, 04:27 PM
    725 replied to a thread Tallow in Boolit Lube !
    What would Walley-World be selling beef tallow for? Are there recipes that use it? Maybe I just know it by another name.
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    02-11-2019, 12:37 PM
    Yep. I'd expect today's modern manufacturing to be able to make a newer / better of the classic without the expensive mystique getting in the way. Customs are custom and some will pay for just the "custom" niche. I was intrigued by a $600 Mauser...
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    02-11-2019, 12:24 PM
    725 replied to a thread 458 Lott 730 grain in Cast Boolits
    I have to ask you, gentlemen; What is the intended target for these, shoulder fired, wheel-less, field pieces? My Lott lives a much tamer life and still I can't imagine the beast that would not fall to it. If it's a case of "just 'cause", I'm all...
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    02-09-2019, 11:56 PM
    Have always admired the Ruger 77's for all the reasons you list. Just have a hankerin' for the Mauser name and want to see what passes for the next step beyond the 98.
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    02-08-2019, 10:04 PM
    Well, it's been a few months and I'm wondering if anybody has put their hands on one of these new M-18 Mausers. I've looked all over and no joy from any of the gun shops I've visited. Interesting marketing plan -- make a new gun and then make...
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    02-08-2019, 07:39 PM
    I'd like #1. 725
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    02-06-2019, 04:03 PM
    It was the kind I enjoy. Regular guys with real world hunting stuff, old stuff, and a minimal of techno-tactical junk. I'd say just more of the same. The room was somewhat small and I guess there is nothing to be done about that. Maybe two...
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    02-06-2019, 12:35 AM
    Police departments across the country used lead 158 gr SWC's for decades, with good effect. I have seen them work very well, even against heavily clothed subjects. This is another case of so many work well, there is no definitive right or wrong. ...
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    02-04-2019, 08:55 PM
    Dump the Ruger + #2. K-31's are well made and I think superior to so many rifles out there. But, it's up to you. Have fun.
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    02-03-2019, 11:15 PM
    I didn't get there until 1000 or so. Still crowed and lots of good stuff available. Got some 9mm stuff and continued on to the Ag. Center. I'll try like heck to get back to that one next year. Just the kind of show I enjoy.
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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
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