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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 PM
    What kind of accuracy are you seeing? I have a 16" rifled .45acp adapter for my .30-30/ 20 ga combo. But really have never gotten it out to play with it. In theory I could test it at my local pistol range. But the rifle range says shotguns and...
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    Today, 06:09 AM
    Looks to me like I see progress! Attaboy! (puts torches and pitchforks away) Doing great, keep it up.
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    10-18-2019, 08:32 PM
    Prayers lifted.
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    10-18-2019, 06:53 AM
    Well I know from my reading over at the GBO site that many people still can't get in. This morning instead of my normal 150ish new posts, there was 56. I'm on my 3rd sip of coffee and I'm done. BLEAH Trying to have patience, worried about...
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    10-16-2019, 09:03 PM
    " upon completion will have an entirely new look for a few days. " Only a few days? Then it is going to revert back? Or only if there is massive protest? Sounds pretty suspicious to me. Run a ladder test on that load and show me the...
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    10-16-2019, 04:12 PM
    oldhenry is a straight shooter. Just completed a purchase from him. Great communication! Super job packaging! Fast shipping! Great guy to deal with!
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    10-15-2019, 09:07 PM
    How hard are you going to push them? When I first started reading here one of the first gems I found was a general rule for gas checks. Over 1400 fps use a check. You'll get better results most of the time. I also think that over 1400 you need...
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    10-15-2019, 09:39 AM
    Currently running 4.5 gr under a cast 230 gr truncated cone with a nice big meplat. Tried 4 grains but the cases came back sooted up half their length, so kicked it up a notch and they stay cleaner.
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    10-15-2019, 09:35 AM
    10 to 13 grains of Red Dot will work. In my Handi rifle sighting in I got cloverleafs at 25, 50 and 75 yards. I pulled one a half inch up and left at 100. Operator error. One of the most accurate loads I have in any rifle/caliber combination. ...
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    10-15-2019, 09:15 AM
    This site is good, no question about it. But Ublock Origin and Privacy Badger makes other sites behave better also. I do get asked to turn off my blockers a lot, seldom do I do so. Very seldom.
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    10-14-2019, 08:52 AM
    I have to admit I found a nice looking package of 4 cree flashlights on evil bay a few years back. Dual power source, either a 3 aaa cells in a round plastic contraption, or 18650 Li-ion batterys. Well I have several of those batterys around, and...
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    10-13-2019, 12:57 PM
    I've had difficulties trying to estimate alloys. I ran across this on Youtube. What do the knowledgeable people here have to think of this? My OS is Linux so the alloy calculators for windows don't...
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    10-13-2019, 08:45 AM
    Actually Harbor Freight sells a whole kit of O rings for a quite reasonable price. I recently bought it as I was tired of rubber bands on my various tv remotes breaking. The rubber bands keep them from falling on the floor daily where they are...
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    10-13-2019, 08:34 AM
    I grew up in a very rural part of northern Minnesota, never saw a vulture until about 5 years ago. They like to roost in the big elm tree's right here in the middle of Fargo. I have picked up several big feathers from when they molt less than 3...
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    10-12-2019, 09:16 PM
    I am one minute late, so , I'm out. Ben
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    10-11-2019, 09:22 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    God Bless you Richard, and may his peace rain down upon you. Getting old is hard, and I'm only 67. Still lucky in that I can still cast, load and shoot. Just not doing it as often or for as long. Still getting old is not for wussies, there is...
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    10-11-2019, 08:57 PM
    My normal mix is roughly 50% COWW and 50% either soft lead or range scrap with 1% tin or pewter added for fill out. But it does depend somewhat on how hard your pushing them.
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    10-11-2019, 09:03 AM
    A not as position sensitive in light loads. IE 6.5 grains of Red Dot, and you don't need a filler. Drop below starting loads on slow rifle powder ie 4895 and you will. B Thrifty, you can do essentially the same thing with 1/4 to 1/5 the amount of...
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    10-10-2019, 08:44 PM
    I have A .444marlin in a single shot handi rifle. I started at 13 grains of Red Dot which was was ok. But after 10-12 shors I could feel a flinch coming on and quit. So I did some research for .44mag loads using lighter cast, 200 and 220 gr, 6.5...
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    10-10-2019, 08:43 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Brother Boaz sometimes death is a gift. An end to pain and confusion. I did not cry for the death of either of my parents. I had said my goodbyes years before. Dad was almost 100% blind from Macular degeneration and Glaucoma. He was very...
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    10-09-2019, 09:29 PM
    One of my more favored memories is of a morning spent grouse hunting. Started off on sharptails and moved on to ruffed. About 11 am we moved up into a "Pine island". The guys wanted to keep hunting, but we were limited out. So I said lets do it...
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    10-09-2019, 09:20 PM
    Agree azrednek. Been some good stuff in there. But nothing that made me doubt my faith or belief in the Creator.
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    10-09-2019, 09:56 AM
    Been a few years, but my favorite was always a wild game stew. Start with a squirrel, add rabbit, grouse, venison chops. Braise them both sides, do a standard tomatoe rou which makes a rich brown gravy. Cook it low and slow until the meat starts...
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    10-09-2019, 09:39 AM
    None of you guys watch Ancient Aliens on History channel? I don't think there is any question that we have been visited in the past, most likely are still being visited. In fact some would say the Govt is in collusion with some of those aliens....
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    10-08-2019, 11:01 AM
    Right beside ya brother.
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    10-08-2019, 10:58 AM
    Without darkness, how do you appreciate light? Without evil how can you understand good and the difference between them? What incentive is there to try to work to be better than we are if all is a flat gray featureless plain? No light, no...
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    10-08-2019, 10:48 AM
    Well I have shot my .314 90 gr tc in every .30 cal rifle I have, yes that includes the Mosin's and the SKS. Did just fine. Rocks in the .30-30 with 4-6 grains of Red Dot. And it is easy to tell by feel alone the difference between the .314 90 gr...
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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