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  • koger's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 PM
    I got out some old handloads, using J words, 85 gr Sierra Game kings, moly coated in Federal nickel plated match brass, I usually load a hundred at a time with some 3031 stoking behind it. The wife has taken 31 deer with this load, from 35-270 yds...
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 10:35 PM
    If you want a heavy, I like my NOE 115 gr kieth style mould a lot. The most recent issue of Handloader has an article with a ton of loads for all bullet weights, many +P loads to take advantage of the stout Ruger single six.
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  • koger's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 09:33 PM
    Both of those are great choices, but I would go with a 7x57 Mauser, had one in this caliber and regret selling it. No recoil shooting factory ammo or handloads, shot flat and around 1&1/2 inch groups at 100yds!
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  • koger's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 08:58 PM
    koger replied to a thread carrying bullets? in Muzzleloading.
    Look on the post here on this forum, where they are asking about powder measure, etc for BH 209, one or two spaces away, Metricmonkeywrench posted some pics of speedloaders, which you put your conical in nosefirst, in the bottom, then open the top...
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  • koger's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 04:33 PM
    Metricmonkeywrench, you put the bullet/sabot combo, or conical in the bottom of the carriers you show, bottom facing down, pop open the top and pour your powder down the barrel, then poke the bullet/sabot or conical out the bottom with your short...
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  • koger's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 10:04 PM
    I have one in .223 and .243. They both had triggers that were a little gritty and broke at #4 or so. I could live with the triggers, as they both shot very well, with iron sights, out to 150yds. I did take the gun apart, and with a little judicious...
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    10-08-2018, 01:19 PM
    1989toddm replied to a thread Hes here! in Our Town
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    10-08-2018, 01:16 PM
    1989toddm replied to a thread Hes here! in Our Town
    Congrats and God Bless your family, brother! My wife has given us 3 beautiful children and they are our world. Amazing how love can grow and grow and grow. Be strong, be gentle. Be the Papa they need.
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  • 1989toddm's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 09:28 AM
    I'll take #2. Pm follows.
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 01:38 PM
    is that the same thing as what they call the scorpion? it sure looks like it!, that has been the number one gun on my "have to have it or I might die!" list for a long time, I believe the bad guy in die hard 1 used a scorpion, that and I love 32...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 01:30 PM
    I do believe that's the same one I have, except mine is aluminum and 2 cavity, with no HP it weighs 275gr as cast, with an alloy of about 2.5%sn/2.5%sb. I load it over a charge of 21.5gr of 296, and it will penetrate any animal on the continent, I...
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  • koger's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 10:59 AM
    I will chip in my two cents worth. I Have had 4 different Marlin 1895 in different guises, still have the first year Guide gun, ported, ballard rifling.It will shoot cloverleafs at 100yds, with 4 different Jacketed loads, from 300 gr to 405 grains....
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  • koger's Avatar
    10-05-2018, 02:53 PM
    koger replied to a thread 7x57 Ruger #1 in Single Shot Guns
    Dang nice shooting with a #1 and cast bullets. I have always pined after a No 1 in 7x57 or 6.5x55, with a different configuration, not the manlicher type that I see them made in, a #1B would be perfect. Guess I will have to settle for my 98 Mauser...
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    10-03-2018, 08:40 PM
    koger replied to a thread Low #no springfield? in Military Rifles
    Thanks guys, I thought I was right!!
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    10-03-2018, 07:51 PM
    I am watching several guns on an online auction, a realty co locally, has a huge amount of guns from a private collection. The 1903 is serial #26288, and I am thinking that this is a low#, subject to blowup. It is totally original, parkerized...
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    10-03-2018, 06:15 PM
    koger replied to a thread 7x57 RB fun in Single Shot Guns
    Great! I had a mint condition 7mm RB once, and made a new pinned front sight, out of a silver dime, to file down and get it zeroed. I shot it with factory loads, handloads and some Kynock nickel jacketed stuff from Navy Arms, all without any issues....
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    09-30-2018, 08:41 PM
    Friday about 12 noon, I picked up a buddy and we went to the range, to zero several guns and just have a blast. Beautiful weather, sunny and 72, and our bolt actions were all shooting teeny, tiny groups at 100 yds, the lever actions were the last...
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 09:57 AM
    That is super cool.
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  • koger's Avatar
    09-28-2018, 09:09 PM
    I have taken 47deer here in KY an Tenn., with a .54 Hawken barrel on a Renegade stock. I used a Hornady GP 425 gr HP to take 2/3ds of them, the rest with a 450 grain Lyman plains bullet, it is basically the Hornady without the hollow tip, or hollow...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    09-26-2018, 01:10 PM
    reals and similar projectiles may be slower, but hold their energy down range much better than a ball. I am using a cva Hawkins perc. in 50 caliber, and am getting very good accuracy with the 320 gr lee REAL, I just ordered a hi-viz front sight for...
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  • koger's Avatar
    09-25-2018, 07:36 PM
    My wife has one in 243,she has taken 32 deer with it, from 35 yds to 275 yards, all one shot kills with a 85 grain Sierra Game KIng I load for her. It will shoot them into 3/4" all day long, and will group 100 grain Winchesters into 1" at 100 yds. ...
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    09-25-2018, 03:44 PM
    Well I went to Cabelas to pick up this issue and well, not only did they not have any handloading magazines at all, the only gun mag they had was a solitary issue of guns and ammo. I did however get accosted 4 separate times to sign up for their...
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 07:08 PM
    I’m thinking bout buying the issue but want to know if there are any loads for 115 cast in there. I’ve used a h110 load of 10.0 grains Pierce wrote about some time ago and really like it but who doesn’t want options.
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 12:05 AM
    Great write up! Thank you.
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 03:21 PM
    What a fantastic write up and cool pictures too. Thanks!
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  • koger's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 12:57 PM
    Marlin man you are spot on, this type of thinking is what hurts the shooting sports today! I shot for years in ML competition, on a state, local, and national level, at the NMLRA events, and different range officers see the rules different ways! I...
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  • Fishman's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 11:11 PM
    You will have plenty of power no doubt! Lowering the element may also make the hearing characteristics of the pot more uniform which helps your pid operate more precisely. Probably not a big deal though. Nice build for sure.
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Jesus is #1! Next is my wife and daughter. Then come reloading for my 1895 45-70 and Pietta SAA .44.
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