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    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    Item1 Browning Superposed Buttplate. This came off an old Belgian Over-Under, brought back from Europe by a GI after WWII. The plate measures 1-5/8" x 5-1/8" on the backside (against stock butt). Screw hole spacing is 3-1/4". Upper hole located...
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    01-19-2020, 02:11 PM
    I don't see much about use of this powder outside of shotgun/handgun loads. Anyone ever tried it for reduced rifle? References to any published data in this application would be useful, especially in .30 caliber. Not in need of any handgun...
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    01-17-2020, 04:26 PM
    Der, I was thinking along the same lines as you.
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    01-17-2020, 04:24 PM
    Neuces, you hit the ten-X. I turned to my 1982 Dixie Gunworks catalog and found this exact sight, described as "Kentucky rifle target sight, 5 inches long, will fit any octagonal barrel. Has elevation screw and windage set screw. Blued. ...
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    01-17-2020, 02:13 PM
    My first thought it must be intended for a handgun, but I suppose it could have been intended for a rifle. The notch is so small that it wouldn't work for a handgun unless enlarged. I couldn't find anything like it in an old Brownell's catalog. ...
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    01-16-2020, 10:01 PM
    I've noticed that several users here have mentioned the application. Often I've seen 10.0 grs Unique suggested as a favorite Trapdoor load with 405-410 grain cast. In fact, I tried it myself and was rewarded with decent groups, no apparent...
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    01-16-2020, 08:20 PM
    I found an old note in my 45-70 files that claims 36.5 grs IMR 3031, behind a 405-gr soft-cast slug, is good in a Springfield Trapdoor, Whoever passed this info along to me was using Dacron filler. Can anyone confirm this load with personal...
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    01-05-2020, 09:00 PM
    Has anyone plain-based either of these two molds? Or had someone else do the work? If so, for what cartridge and how did the pb-ed bullets work out, accuracy-wise?
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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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