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    03-16-2018, 08:53 PM
    ...............I'd picked this mould up many moons ago and haven't even warmed it up yet. I'm in the process now of inventorying all my moulds and would like to know what this one is supposed to be. Looks like a 30/31 cal, maybe 160/180 gr RNGC. ...
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    03-15-2018, 01:01 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    ................As life continues on I've been selling of some unused firearms and other gun related odds 'n' ends the past several months. I had an 01 FFL for close to 20 years, but that was used for 'Receiving' :-) and there wasn't any shipping...
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    03-14-2018, 02:04 AM
    .................This is a PS: to the above, I sure wish that somehow, someway the powers that be would jump out there and re-release a flatbolt version again in original chamberings! I'd buy one or two of'em. This one is chambered 38-55 and...
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    03-14-2018, 01:51 AM
    .................Well, ya know as they say, "Back in the day", Marlin DID make lightweight versions they called (oddly enough) Light Weight models. I'd bought an old Marlin baseline model (26" oct bbl, full length mag, crescent buttplate) for a very...
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    03-14-2018, 01:13 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread New Toy in 45 Colt in Leverguns
    ................I also have one. It's a rifle, 24" octagon bbl, blued, colorcased. Steve E recommended some heavy cast slugs for it and I can also recommend them. I like the RCBS 45-270 SWC, and have also used the Lee 458-340F (lube-size...
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    03-14-2018, 12:23 AM
    ..............Looks like you have it shooting :-) Knowing how those iron sights are, that's some smart shooting and adding in the 'Match Grade Trigger' it's downright amazing at 100 yards. Nice landscape BTW. My Dad lives in Pima, AZ down the road...
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    03-12-2018, 03:12 AM
    ............The actions are stout, and I've found no accuracy issue with them so long as the barrel & chamber are reasonable :-) The above is a M95 I converted to 30-40 Krag. Group fired at Winnemucca, NV. Very first 'For Effect' group...
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    03-11-2018, 12:00 AM
    ..............The triggers on these things aren't really conducive to letting the user make adjustments. They're not hung on a pivot pin, and their mechanical advantage isn't great. In addition if the sear surfaces aren't parallel you'll find (watch...
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    03-07-2018, 02:37 AM
    ............Just out of curiosity, what does the barrel on your rifle/carbine slug? ...........Buckshot
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    03-03-2018, 02:47 AM
    ...............That carbine should be a very fine shooter. I believe it will have a 48" twist with a 5 groove, progressive depth grooves (deeper at the breech). I have a P-H P-58 Naval pattern 2 band, with those specs: I know you're...
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    03-03-2018, 01:07 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Cast bullet size in Cast Boolits
    .............Snagman, as being new to the board, and possibly cast lead boolits some clarification might come in handy, maybe not, but here goes: The Bore, this is the ID from the top of one land to the top of the opposing land. In a 30 cal rifle...
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    03-02-2018, 11:55 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread 1855 38-55 in Black Powder Cartridge
    ..............The rear sight is a Marbles and for 300 yards it would be just fine. However the main issue for long (or longER ranges) is the limited windage adjustment. ...........Buckshot
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    03-02-2018, 03:31 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread 1855 38-55 in Black Powder Cartridge
    ...............I bought one some years back. The distributor was Cimmaron. It was/is a beautiful rifle ...................... The only problem was that the barrel was worthless. Cimmaron stood behind it, but I had to send it to two...
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    02-21-2018, 01:53 AM
    .............My data comes from a page printed off Jan of 2001. Don't know how to scan pages in so I'll just quote some: 30/30 Win, 170 SPR Max Chg 25.5 grs, 1993 fps, 38.1 K PSI 7.62x39 150 SPR Max Chg 26.3 grs, 2131 fps, 48.8 CUP 35 Rem 200...
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    02-21-2018, 01:15 AM
    .............I wipe the outside with a ho-made silicone impregnated cloth (diaper flannel) just to kill off finger prints. Place the blocks into a suitable Zip-Loc plastic bag with a square of VPI paper or 'Chip', roll it up to remove most the air,...
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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