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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Today, 03:02 PM
    I think Green Dot is like Bullseye or Unique-- It's too fast for .357s unless it's some specialty thing like for a 2" revolver..
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    Today, 02:43 PM
    I'll reply to a few things: 1. Not everybody looks at life and their friends the same way as deposits and balances in a checkbook. 2. We've been close friends since 1966. 3. I don't know what Marlins were selling for in 2000, and don't care. ...
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    Today, 12:24 PM
    Nice 44 Charlie. That gold ring scope should get you sighted in quickly. What are your loads going to be? I've a gold ring same style. Mine's a 1-4 power. Has a 4 inch eye relief due to it being on a 400 Jeffery.
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    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    Several years ago, a buddy bought a .38/.357 straight grip Marlin carbine. He put a high end receiver sight on it, shot it a few times, cleaned it up, and put it away. A few years later, he wanted a .38/.357 octagon barrel, CB. He sold the...
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    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread 38 Special in Marlin in Leverguns
    I clean mine when I get back from shooting it. If I'm out shooting both, I shoot the .357s first. I use Hoppe's #9 and nylon bore brushes. Never had a issue with .357s the next time out.
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    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    The old reloading manuals from the 80s-90s said to reduce your charge by one grain when using GI brass. The newer ones I've gotten in the last few years don't mention it. Folks that start at the maximum listed loads and work up,,,,, it might...
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    02-23-2021, 02:31 PM
    I've killed a handful of deer with a hard iron mold .30 cal., 170RN. at 100 yds or a little less. I never got off into splitting hairs over meplats and BHNs. I developed a accurate, safe load that didn't cause Leading, I pump them up around...
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    02-23-2021, 02:10 PM
    Looking for New or once fired 300 Savage brass for my SIL. Getting him started in reloading and then I'm going to work on him to start casting too. Got to pass the skills forward onto the next generation. They may need the skills even more than us....
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    02-23-2021, 01:16 PM
    Probably the little claw looking SAKO style extractor. As an after market item, I had one put on my Rem700 after my buddy had the extractor on his low mileage Sendero fail while we were on a hunting trip.
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    02-23-2021, 01:09 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Times are changing in Our Town
    There's news stories of his restaurants in Europe being shut down for multiple health & sanitation code violations.
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    02-23-2021, 01:04 PM
    I'd let them dry on a bright, sunny window sill for a few days, and try 'em.
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    02-23-2021, 10:44 AM
    MOA replied to a thread 12.7x44R project in Cast Boolits
    No on the 70 grains of Black. I think I was getting 55 or 60 with the card and beeswax under boolit wad.
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    02-23-2021, 04:15 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Cold over there in Our Town
    Yep. 70, no wind, clear skies, and dry roads. Back to a normal winter in Texas.
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    02-23-2021, 04:10 AM
    You're insulated, and attracting or trapping static, not grounding and discharging it. Look at pictures of 'electronics static grounding straps'. Get one, or make your own with a thin wire. Put one on the powder tube running to something that...
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    02-23-2021, 12:56 AM
    It works on the same principle as shock absorbers do on a car.
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    02-22-2021, 10:46 PM
    I'd check the OAL first, the the case mouth edges. My Gold Cup is real particular about all the flare needing to be completely removed or it gets finicky. Whatever the correct OAL was, and a taper crimp fixed my problems like that.
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    02-22-2021, 09:32 PM
    If you clean it like you would for BP or corrosive primers, I don't see how it would hurt the bore. I probably wouldn't shoot them anyway. They're too much of a novelty for that. They'd probably be worth a few bucks each to collectors being...
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    02-22-2021, 08:39 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Maybe 12" Oh Fun in Our Town
    You got a pretty good deal. But plan ahead. Get her a pair of skis so she can make it back & forth to the road where she leaves her car.
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    02-22-2021, 08:34 PM
    I've heard that folks working on sensitive electronic components ground everything, including themselves when working with them. I'd try that, and maybe get some of that 'cling free' from the grocery store.
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    02-22-2021, 08:31 PM
    Draw all over a problem child with a sharpie, see where they drag at, then go from there.
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    02-22-2021, 07:43 PM
    If you aren't using exactly the alloy they do, you'll get different weights. I use a much softer alloy than Lyman does for my .459-- 405s I shoot in .45-70. They drop around 424 gr. That's 5%-ish or so heavier than the load data calls for. ...
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    02-22-2021, 06:04 PM
    I'd bring beer--- If they make an effort to hold stuff for ya, or will call when a good stash comes in. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother. They're selling to you for a noticeable amount more than they get when they put a truck on the road and take...
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    02-21-2021, 03:20 PM
    Yes. They all use the same 'foot print' or bolt pattern to mount the lock body, and the holes for the dial ring jive up on the outside. When safes come down the assembly line- they can put either kind of lock on it made by any of several...
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    02-21-2021, 11:13 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Outboard Motor in Our Town
    Here in Arizona where I live the smaller lakes have a max 9.9 horsepower limit. Plus a couple of the larger lakes that are Fed lakes now mandate only 4 cycle gas engines. The cost of buying a used 2 cycle is dropping quickly. I'm sure the way it...
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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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