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    01-15-2020, 08:48 PM
    kootne replied to a thread Canned Venison in Cookin' Recipe's
    We mix it with bar b que sauce and put it on a bun. Also grill some onions, green peppers (and mushrooms if you like), heat the meat, slap all that and some white cheese on a bun and call it a Philly. Mix it with mayonnaise and diced pickles for a...
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    01-13-2020, 11:40 AM
    If you are using Lyman Alox lube, I would start by switching to a Black Powder friendly lube such as SPG. Get a copy of the book, "Loading cartridges for the original 45/70 Springfield" by Spence Wolfe. https://www.shopspg.net/Lube-Bricks_c9.htm...
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    01-07-2020, 10:38 PM
    Pretty sure there are few if any sporter parts on that rifle. Check the width of the receiver, they are as follows; #1-1/2 1.140" width, .205" walls. All were sporters, and had rotary extractors. Calibers .22rf to 44/40 #1 sporters 1.225"...
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    01-06-2020, 12:17 PM
    I saw this thread and my first thought was; "doesn't he know about using a shell holder? I will tell him". Looks like I am at the end of a long line. Oh well, maybe this next tip will help someone else. Sometimes the impact tools have to be...
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Montana native and resident except 5 yrs in Cody making old time rifles. Currently a machinist (also owned irrigation business 17 yrs, 11 yrs of babysitting on horseback/big game guide, fought a few forest fires, farm/ranch hand in early yrs.) Married 40 yrs to my dream girl.
Libby, Mt.
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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