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  • John McCorkle's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    How do I flat file and polish the barrel without damaging the segment of barrel with imprint (caliber and make marks) Seems as if I flat file and polish the barrel it would damage the lettering on that section Sent from my Moto G Play using...
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    Today, 01:35 AM
    I'm truly humbled and excited for his generosity... my wife keeps telling me what a kid I look like carefully handling and opening the box as if it were fragile... My boys are yet a bit too young to appreciate it...but they'll def want to help...
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    Today, 01:17 AM
    Why draw file the barrel flats? Just to smooth it out more before wet sanding? Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Many have stated different pieces of this thought above...but to recap 9mm is more difficult than say a 38 spc to cast and reload for. Not that it is particularly hard but more complex because the stacking of tolerances happen fast...and what may...
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    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Mmmmm, true. I guess the truth hurts when it ought too... Guess it's part venting part analysis a dash of frustration over things we can't change and a pinch of crankiness...at least on my part.... Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    Id like to give this thing and it's previous owner the respect it deserves as a very generous gift...plan to polish the brass with very fine grit paper then polish compound...sand the stock super fine, stain, then polish in with beeswax? ( What is a...
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    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    Had a friend overhear my excitement over the first muzzleloader I got a few weeks ago. (Picked up a Remington Genesis for a smooth 30 bucks)...never had been interested in muzzleloader before but now I have one i am very excited!! Today at...
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    12-05-2018, 05:17 PM
    So originally bought the durasight for cva accuracy, optima, wolf....that one did not work. None of the holes lined up (only two at a time) and left too much beyond the breech for the swing to the side to open. That is part DS102b (did not fit...
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    12-05-2018, 12:36 PM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Well, here I go in Cast Boolits
    Update on progress: Started my load testing and am seeing promise out of Tite group and Lee 143 wc and bullseye with that same bullet. Getting used to this revolver, but noticing some initial details to adjust in my trigger pull...with striker...
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    12-04-2018, 10:02 PM
    Hey hey congratulations!!!! Great job Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    12-04-2018, 09:59 PM
    Bought some lead from him a few days ago...super nice guy Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    12-03-2018, 02:29 PM
    So question, I have been scouring the interwebs to find a scope mount... I have the two piece set up that comes with it....but these Weaver slots are very close to each other, I typically prefer to mount scopes on a 1 piece base with rings as far...
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    12-02-2018, 10:48 PM
    So I am very interested in paper patching...both smokeless and black powder. Need to spend some more time over on the black powder paper patching forum here...been strapped for time rounding the end of the year but next season is calling my name....
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    12-01-2018, 08:23 PM
    For all the guys and casting I do, 45 cal is one caliber I have missed out in as of yet...I do 30 cal of all variety, 35 caliber of all sorts...even 224...but no 45 yet....I know I know I'm missing half the fun. I did order and get in a Lee mold for...
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    11-30-2018, 01:07 PM
    Running it through quick load it shows even with the heaviest of the two you listed (Lee 113 grn) loaded fairly deep (@1.800 as a test not saying that is the proper or even possible seating depth) with a fairly high charge of Ap70n at 7 grains you...
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    11-30-2018, 12:23 AM
    My rem 700 1:7 loves unique...shoot the Lee 90 grain swc bullet (powder coated) made for 32 cal pistols over a pinch of it for all day plinking fun! It be murder on rabbits and squirrel bit I find them accurate enough to mow saplings in half at...
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    11-27-2018, 12:22 PM
    See I would have thought (and theorized earlier) that the wadcutters style would deflect more than a round nose though I imagined that ling skinny pointed bullets do deflect easier....and basing that on pistol hunters with small animals like...
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    11-27-2018, 03:26 AM
    Maybe a good thought experiment to parallel the police use of high end "barrier blind" projos in their line of work...and the military contract just awarded for the same. If I'm not mistaken their efforts are to get a bullet that will punch...
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    11-27-2018, 02:51 AM
    This is super helpful thank you! I'll check out the Lyman but Lee makes a real/rb combo mold...round balls may give me a chance to get used to the firearm and play with lower charges while the 320 grain could likely take a deer. I guess the...
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    11-26-2018, 09:24 PM
    Is there a cast boolits type/size that will work well with that fast of a twist? I'm guessing the same general rule apply for muzzleloader as for smokeless with barrel twist (longer the projo the faster twist that is required)? From what I can...
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    11-25-2018, 08:07 PM
    Bearing surface on that real bullet looks fairly small, would it have enough to grip on a fast twist rifle? I'm happy to keep the powder charge low...have no business shooting that far anyways with a muzzleloader Sent from my Moto G Play using...
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    11-25-2018, 04:00 PM
    Looks like the specs show it has a 1:28 rifling...which makes no sense to my rifle brain used to 1:12 or 1:10 in 30 06 (or 1:7/8 in 300 blk) but apparently that is pretty fast in 50 cal muzzleloaders Does this limit what I can and can't shoot? I...
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    11-24-2018, 08:08 PM
    Found the forum for paper patch black powder but not much on muzzleloader... Stopped by the local gas station/general store at my home town over Thanksgiving where I bought a Remington Genesis for a song...(30 bucks) I figured I have at least a...
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    11-21-2018, 07:53 PM
    Eeesh, I guess it depends on what you are expecting when you say "shooter". It'll go bang and it may print a group of sorts but short of that you may not know till you try out ....with that pitting though I wouldn't get my hopes up for great...
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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
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