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  • John McCorkle's Avatar
    10-25-2019, 11:16 PM
    I have thought of it often actually. I really like what idahoron has done with experimenting with that bullet....I've seen his post in several forums...just impressed Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    10-25-2019, 11:14 AM
    Interested here on this too but I believe that the muzzle brake will give your accuracy fits....as the boolit exits the paper separates in the cloud of gas as it overtakes the bullet just after the base moves past the crown. For that split second of...
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    10-24-2019, 11:48 PM
    Just got that 57sml for a hawken build (given a 70s era tc hawken still in the box!!!) Glad to hear it was the right decision over the Williams. I did have to look a bit for it, found one on fleabay. Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    10-23-2019, 11:13 PM
    Anyone have any gas check makers that you bought and decided wasn't for you? Interested in check maker for 30 cal... looking to see if anyone decided it just wasn't for them and wants to sell off a check maker. Shoot me a pm if you have...
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    10-23-2019, 08:15 PM
    Looking to buy a gas check maker in .30 cal....only ones I see even available are Pat Marlin's. Few questions, are there others I should consider? I don't find freechex makers anywhere but not sure if they are any better or if Pat Marlin's maker...
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    10-22-2019, 10:11 PM
    Sure, but the purpose isn't just to get a round that works, but to get one that works great and I make myself....same reason I don't use j words anymore...I get as much joy out of making my own as I do shooting them. Sabots I can't make... ...
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    10-22-2019, 06:43 PM
    Holy cow never thought of that...paper patch it to make it more snug and load it backwards...wow that would be Overkill. Decent idea for varmint destruction but on a deer that wide of a hollow point would not pass through the lung, it would tear...
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    10-20-2019, 12:03 AM
    Got one of the Lee 364m in 50 cal....it's the trashcan looking Minnie that is technically a swc but just barely....it's practically a wadcutter and I think it would make a grand hunting boolit. It's design as I understand it is for target and...
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    10-19-2019, 10:10 PM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Missed in Muzzleloading.
    Alot of variables here....way way too many to say. First, what caliber muzzleloader are you using...what bullet (roundballs, sabot with jacketed, sabot with cast, conical, Minnie, other etc) what powder and charge weight and....what distance are...
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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