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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    Congrats on your deer and the clean kill. I never shot the 44mag. In a rifle, but I did use imr4227 for hot cast loads in my handguns way back when. I used h110 for jacketed. The 4227 seemed more accurate for cast loads. I always loved the smell of...
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  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    Ranch Dog bullets made by NOE have Ranch Dog quickload files available at the NOE site.
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    Yesterday, 12:18 AM
    I liked a load of 3.7gr Bullseye with GC'd 113gr "soup cans".
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    Yesterday, 12:03 AM
    RCBS has a 2 year warranty. Anyone know what the Lyman pot is?
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 01:12 AM
    35 shooter replied to a thread Loose bbl. band in AirGuns
    GRRRRRR! I caught the shim shifting a bit that i put under the bbl. even though it was jammed tight in there. I guess from shooting vibrations, although that seems to be very light with these guns. Anyway, drove out the pump arm and bbl. band...
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    10-18-2017, 12:47 AM
    I used to hunt whitetails with a 6 1/2" bbl. 44 mag. using 250 gr. Keith style bullets @ 900 fps. Total broadside penetration was no problem. They bleed out quick from the big holes and don't go far...if at all. One tough old doe made it 50 yds....
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    10-13-2017, 01:25 AM
    35 shooter replied to a thread Loose bbl. band in AirGuns
    I tried one more time on shimming the bbl. band. I put in one extra piece than before and it's holding and shooting great. Guess i've got a bandaid on it for now till i do a more permanent fix.
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 01:15 AM
    Treeman, Thanks for letting me know your bbl. length. Those are some good chrono nos. too...especially with the heavier pellets. I like your bbl. length and that's exactly the length i've been considering. Baker's Airguns has some pretty...
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 12:28 AM
    I've tried several different commercial and homeade lubes over the last several years and had some very good results, but each was lacking in one area or another, such as hot weather, cold weather, cold bore shots, etc. I can lube up with Ben's...
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    10-12-2017, 02:41 PM
    35 shooter replied to a thread Ssp 250 in AirGuns
    Glad you found a conversion for it. It sounds like a really fun air gun.
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    10-12-2017, 12:36 AM
    Nothing works 100% except being downwind. When the bucks are chasing though, Buck Bomb Estrus brings them in. Also, interdigital gland scent works. I put some on my boots 100 yards from my stand and a young buck smelled it 40 yards out and...
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    10-11-2017, 02:46 AM
    Multigunner, Thanks for the info on the bbls. As i understand it some have used the disco bbls., but i think i read they require a bit of milling on the breech end for proper fit. I'm not set up to do anything like that, so i would definitly be...
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    10-10-2017, 03:38 PM
    I had read that some folks lost a bit of velocity in the 13xx guns past 21" and that 14 to 18" was about optimum. I also asked crosman about buying a bbl. for one and was told you have to buy the gun from the custom shop now to purchase bbls. for...
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    10-10-2017, 02:30 AM
    Do those mods include a longer bbl? I called crosman the other day and was advised i could "probably" hit 540 to 560, maybe even as much as 580 fps. with just a 21" bbl. on 10 pumps. Unfortunately i've got a 1377 that has developed a bit of slop...
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  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    10-09-2017, 01:48 AM
    Whoa cowboy! Never show pewter to your wife until you've banged it, dented it and bent it all out of shape. Take a lighter and melt some edges. It needs to be disgusting, first! You might have had to look at those pretty pewter plates in a showcase...
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    10-09-2017, 01:38 AM
    Slugging your chamber and measuring will always be the best way. The quick and dirty method though is to measure the inside of the case neck from a case that's been fired it that rifle. I had a couple of military surplus rifles with long, worn...
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    10-08-2017, 10:32 PM
    The Mocking bird is the MS. state bird also, as i see it is in several other states from the posts above. I didn't realize it was so favored by other states before reading this. Anyway, i stepped outside about 8 0'clock last night with a...
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  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 08:59 PM
    Tin is the enemy of heat treating. Over about 3% or 4% tin and your attempts at heat treating are sabotaged by too much tin. Your heat treated bullets will not achieve the same hardness and they will soften much faster over a short period of time. ...
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    10-07-2017, 08:25 PM
    Yodogsandman replied to a thread BLL Question in Boolit Lube !
    When was the recipe for BLL changed? Paste wax isn't in the original recipe or the new recipe. Clue me in would you?
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    10-07-2017, 02:17 AM
    35 shooter replied to a thread Loose bbl. band in AirGuns
    I had read about using a nut and bolt. While probably not much for looks, it should certainly do the job. That may well be what i wind up doing. A thin nylon washer on each side might help to protect the bluing on the pump tube. Thanks for...
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    10-07-2017, 12:12 AM
    You don't need a grain refiner to heat treat. It will just take a little longer to achieve maximum hardness. The risks involved to add them to your alloy isn't any where near worth it. Look for pewter for the tin content. Food service pewter,...
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    10-06-2017, 03:40 PM
    35 shooter replied to a thread Loose bbl. band in AirGuns
    Yes, I think the pin holes were drilled a bit oversize, or the pins are a bit under sized. Either way some play has developed. I had thought of maybe replacing the roll pins with solid pins. Thankfully it doesn't seem to move on it's own while...
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    10-06-2017, 02:25 AM
    35 shooter started a thread Loose bbl. band in AirGuns
    After almost 3000 shots, my 1377 has developed a fair amount of play on the bbl. band. Most of the play is from the front sight being in the upright position, to being tilted slightly left if you wiggle it by hand. The band was very tight when...
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    10-04-2017, 12:13 AM
    I much prefer a side safety after market trigger.
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    10-03-2017, 11:54 PM
    NOE sells neck expander spuds that fit onto the Lee Universal Neck Expander Die. Sizes are incremental by caliber and diameter specific by the thousands of an inch. http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/index.php?cPath=88&sort=2a&page=2
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  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    10-01-2017, 01:44 PM
    I thought so too with a bucket of range scrap that I washed one year and smelted the next. Lost about #75 with the explosion. I was very lucky to not be injured "badly". The bottom had about a cup of water I didn't see when I dumped the rest of the...
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  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    10-01-2017, 01:40 PM
    Sorry, we all get burned some days. Stick to food grade pewter pieces that are hallmarked "pewter".
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  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    09-29-2017, 07:18 PM
    Update: Think it's all fixed. I checked the connections and everything was good so, replaced the thermo couple probe and it seems to work as it should. I forgot how really small those screws are and of course lost one under the bench. It got...
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  • Yodogsandman's Avatar
    09-29-2017, 04:10 PM
    It would be nice to know what your intensions for you load is. Paper, cheap plinking or hunting. Is your 35 Whelen a 12 twist? Try 13.0gr Unique up to 19.0gr Unique. Lower end for paper and the higher end for hunting. I'd guess the lower end will...
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    09-28-2017, 11:38 PM
    Yep, he's as honest as they come. His Hatsan could have a crown problem, but since we live so far apart, i haven't seen it yet. He's gone through several pellet brands and styles with it in the past few months, but not satisfied with it at all at...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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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