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  • No_1's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    No_1 replied to a thread I could use it box! in Helping Hands
    Well said. It’s hard to understand the message when we don’t see the facial expressions / body language associated with the conversation. Take care, Robert
    144 replies | 10961 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    That is a whole world in itself. First step is to edumacate yourself. Google Gateway to airguns. Once there look for big bore. There are many company's, all are not created equally. The more you know, the better informed you are, the...
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  • No_1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Siamese Mauser in Military Rifles
    I have 2, one in 30-40 Krag using a 2groove barrel and the other in 45/70. I tried to purchase one in 348 a few years back but couldn’t pull together the cash on short notice. I still wonder where that one is now.
    26 replies | 1888 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 AM
    I had the same problem with Walmart last fall. Both here and Graybeards ONline were blocked. So I just moved down the street to McDonalds, bought a breakfast and sat and caught up on my forum reading. Now we got smart, got my wife a new phone...
    36 replies | 856 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 AM
    IMO hard to go wrong with Ruger if you can afford them. I have a pair of Mk III 22/45's that my wife and I dearly love. And a new model single six in .32 H&R Mag that has only shot .32sw longs. But it shoots them very very well. I also...
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 AM
    That is some serious ft. Lbs. in 177 cal. Nice looking rifle there. The shot count with the heavy slug is very impressive.
    4 replies | 76 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 09:40 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Paypal in Our Town
    Never had a problem, but I am careful who I deal with. Due diligence is the key. My wife sold pen's on ebay for years. They did shut down her account once. We never could find out why. But total lost was under 10$, rack it up to the cost of...
    29 replies | 721 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 04:54 AM
    I used to shoot primers in 12 ga shotgun hulls at 50 yards and beyond in the snow. On a good day I'd center drill 4 out of 5. Course that was back when I was younger and everything worked. And I agree that it is all about range, but if you...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 04:49 AM
    Wolf hammer spring. I think they have a double legged one that can be pretty helpful if you start getting light primer strikes. I found a couple of complete trigger assembly's reasonable on ebay so I snapped them up. Seemed like a good idea.
    15 replies | 290 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 10:01 PM
    Walks I have been there. Health issues kept me from working for 16 years. My wife carried me. Thankfully she was able to keep her job, and our house was paid for. Choices we make along the way have big consequences, both ways. I will be praying...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 08:48 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread My cell phone in Our Town
    2 words. Consumer Cellular.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 05:32 AM
    Less recoil = quicker follow up shots. Much better for close quarters defense. The good ones are all setup for Sights, Scopes or Red Dot type sights. They tend to have shorter barrels than many rifles, longer than pistol. They are a...
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  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 01:29 AM
    I've shot down to about -10*F. My own experience is like yours, less velocity and larger groups. I was able to figure out that lube played a big role in the accuracy. At the time, I used Lyman Orange Magic and found that adding a coat of Lee alox as...
    29 replies | 790 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-14-2019, 08:15 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread one year later in Our Town
    Well done sir, well done indeed, both on the recovery and the shooting.
    9 replies | 316 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-14-2019, 08:13 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Tallow in Boolit Lube !
    I use tallow in some of my soap recipes. Grocery store up here still sells 1 lb block for pretty reasonabl4e. As I remember under 5$.
    11 replies | 359 view(s)
  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 10:42 PM
    Sorry, I don't believe that will transfer the heat enough during cool weather. Some other options would be a thick aluminum plate under a luber with an adjustable cloths iron or an oil pan heater attached.
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 10:28 PM
    Nice job! In case you need an idea to center the hole. I used 1" PVC, 1" PVC end caps. #2015 old arrows and an old cutting board.
    10 replies | 455 view(s)
  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 10:23 PM
    Jedman, I only get about 2150 FPS with a NOE 360-310 FN (35 Thumper) 310gr. from my 35 Whelen with full loads of slow to medium powders. If someone claims to do the same with a 35 Rem, call them on it. The bullet is half the size of the case! You...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 10:21 PM
    Actually I had just ordered 1000 rounds of CCI Maxi Mag, they should be waiting when the gun gets here. I think I also have about the same amount of Winchester in stock, I'll have to see which one it is exactly and if it cycles it. If it does not,...
    4 replies | 138 view(s)
  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 09:58 PM
    Age softening will depend on the tin amount. Bullets cast with higher tin contents will soften fairly quickly. sometimes within a year. Cast bullets that are heat treated with low tin amounts take decades to significantly soften to near air cooled...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 09:58 PM
    Vote with your feet. Me I would not shoot at a range where I had to buy their ammo.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 08:58 AM
    My indoor range does not sell ammo, no counters lined with glass putting it on display. Now if you happen to have a need for a box of 9mm, chances are someone can take care of you. Ohhh and my range does not say a thing about my cast bullet...
    39 replies | 1329 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 05:25 AM
    Thank you sir, very informative. Seems like with the right user it might be a good pistol. I think I will be pulling the trigger on this one in the next few weeks. Once I get a chance to play with it I'll post a range report. Thanks again...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 05:08 AM
    I agree with Winger. You got a good one. Fix er up.
    5 replies | 146 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    02-12-2019, 01:49 PM
    MOULD IS SOLD For Sale One Brass , double cavity, MP 38/357 HP, Mould. The mould is in VG + condition. A smooth casting mould. With my clip on WW's , they drop at .359". $85 shipped US Postal Priority Mail. Payment by US Postal Money...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-12-2019, 08:36 AM
    Looking at buying one of these. http://gunblast.com/Excel-22Mag.htm I like .22mag, like the look of it. Like the fact that it comes with rail for Red Dot or Optics. And I like the fact that it was shooting 2" groups with a Red Dot at 75...
    4 replies | 138 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-12-2019, 08:10 AM
    Mine is 5 years old, still going strong, still my favorite press by far.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-12-2019, 08:08 AM
    I now have 2 RCBS Universal hand primers. So one is setup for large, other for small. No more changing, fussing, losing parts. I have yet to find a tool better made, that does a better job for a better price. I do tend to do smaller batch's...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 11:10 PM
    I bought one years ago never used it until recently. The nose cast to large .353" should be .350". Cartridges loaded with it won't chamber.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 07:59 PM
    PPU ie Privi Partisan is my #1, closely followed by Starline then Winchester.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 09:03 AM
    Amen brother!
    5 replies | 82 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 09:01 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread 30-30 light load in Factory Rifles
    I've done most of my cast shooting in .30-30 in the 4.5 to 6 grains of Red Dot under bullets from 90 to 185 gr with and without gascheck. All were plenty accurate. The little Lee .314 90 grain truncated cone cast bullet over 4.5 grains shoots...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 08:42 AM
    Lyman 356634 9mm trc, 130 grn mold. Original box, good condition with normal wear. Casts a very nice boolit. $40 shipped I'll take this one. PM Sent to you. Ben
    4 replies | 291 view(s)
  • MaLar's Avatar
    02-10-2019, 10:21 PM
    I have an IJ70 single stack and the Ranchdog 100 gr FP Lee six cavity mold. They cast at .367". I tumble lube and shoot as cast. Works great and no leading. If they pass the plunk test then they work. I downloaded Ranchdogs load data before he took...
    20 replies | 458 view(s)
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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