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    07-01-2020, 11:31 PM
    Well since I found my load I wanted to switch out my optic with something more bulletproof. I robbed my Ruger 44 carbine optic today and mounted up the Leupold 2x7 vx1 up with a medium DNZ mount. I’ll have to re sight it back in tomorrow And find a...
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    06-30-2020, 10:30 PM
    I use them in pump rifle so imo I need to bump the shoulders back for reliable feeding.
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    06-30-2020, 02:11 PM
    I must have gotten luck all these years since I haven’t had any issues loading the same bullet in my 35 Rem cases. Also Ive loaded 1000’s of 60 grain flat base hornady vmax and .308 RP core loct bullets with zero seating issues.
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    06-30-2020, 09:41 AM
    ^^^ yep, I agree. I know a lot of people got out of hunting with dogs years ago because the wolves keep killing them. Imo, Realistically any handgun will do for a black bear because all you’re basically carrying a noisemaker to scare it away. A...
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    06-30-2020, 09:15 AM
    My bolt was tight enough that I didn’t need shims. I ordered a set and the thinnest one was so tight that it felt like I was forcing an I sized round onto the chamber when it was empty. My trigger is pretty light. I know it’s under 2 pounds. I...
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    06-29-2020, 09:40 PM
    I bought the Ruger 77/44 model a couple years back and have two different alloy and load combos that consistently shoot sub MOA at 100 yards using the Lyman devastator HP. The problem was the gun itself could not shoot sub MOA till I did some...
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    06-29-2020, 09:27 PM
    You just did ^^^^^. The above gun is a 35 Remington 7600 Special run Carbine I bought new around 05’. I set it up for my dad. It has a leupold vx11 2x7 and see through rings. I used it last season to take the deer in the photo.
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    06-29-2020, 08:43 PM
    I finally got a chance to test out some reloads today after all this time! Lol...to many guns and not enough time. I still haven’t ran cast through it but I tried some 180 grain Speer hot Cores with a load that’s about 1 1/2 grains over my load book...
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    06-29-2020, 08:17 PM
    UPS already picked up my two boxes of bullets or I would’ve tried to go through and flair the necks. I’ll see what Speer says when they receive them in a couple days. RCBS is sending a out a replacement ball/primer pusher insert as well. I headed to...
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    06-29-2020, 08:32 AM
    An instant pot is on my list
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    06-28-2020, 11:01 PM
    I’d just pump away on my 7600 chambered in 35 Whelen and leave my pistols home. I’m one heck of a shot, and shot a few black bear in my life...and still wouldn’t bet my life on drilling a bear in the melon at a full charge. I’d keep my 329NG...
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    06-28-2020, 07:04 PM
    Lol...I would. I like doing body work! Yep I’ll be doing a lot of plinking with them. I drilled a nuisance squirrel the other day with the H&N terminators behind the front shoulder. It put a dime size entry hole and the pellet exited through the...
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    06-28-2020, 06:48 AM
    I must have some hard casings because I did shave some of the brass off the bullets as well.
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    06-27-2020, 08:04 PM
    Well I sent a picture of the old and new pallets to JSB back when I started this thread and ask them if they still had the old style pellets because the new ones now don’t group worth a darn. JSP was good enough to say the asked me if I wanted a...
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    06-27-2020, 07:59 PM
    I called Browning, they told my to call Hi Viz...Hi Viz told me they still have the sights from the factory set up laying around from 2002’ with the mounting screws and are sending me a set! Thanks Hi Viz!!!
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    06-27-2020, 07:49 PM
    I have lee universal flaring die. I use it exclusively for cast. Iíve never had to flair for J words to seat into bottle neck cartridges in 20 plus years of reloading so this is a new one for me. No issues with the same bullet seating them in 35 Rem...
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    06-27-2020, 07:29 PM
    I just made about a dozen and a half squirrel’s quarters yesterday and they all got devoured by the family! I filled the crockpot to top top with squirrel legs for five hours and then let him sit in the fridge overnight. When I took the quarters out...
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    06-27-2020, 09:25 AM
    I’ve heard of the M dies but never seen or used one. How do they work?
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    06-27-2020, 09:01 AM
    My cases cut even ring around the hot core bullet bases I removed that would not seat. These were on the ones I could feel pressure while lowering my press handle and wouldn’t seat. I stopped the process before they would have crushed the necks. I...
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    06-26-2020, 07:35 PM
    When I measured the Problem bullets were .0015 to .002” over Speers spec according to their rep. I’m going to see if RCBS will send a replacement expander ball. The dies are brand new. I’m paranoid now the ball might be out of spec as well?
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    06-26-2020, 07:19 PM
    I agree belling the mouth would definitely work like I do with cast but I wasn’t aware I had to do that with J words? After the first go around years ago with my 35 Remingtons they have been seating just fine with this bullet. When I felt resistance...
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    06-26-2020, 07:04 PM
    I tried to load up 180 grain hot cores in some brand new RP 35 whelen brass today. I FL sized the brass like always with a brand new set of RCBS dies. I then went through the process of trimming, chamfering, deburring, primed, fillEd with powder,...
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    06-26-2020, 06:40 PM
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    06-25-2020, 05:32 PM
    Just had a chance to remove it from the box and see how it cycles. My dummy round 180 grain speer hot core J words cycle smooth as silk. I tried my cast HP dummy rounds. First one jammed and the second one fed. I’ll have to make a few more dummy...
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    06-23-2020, 06:46 PM
    I haven't shot a deer past 100 yards with mine. The one I did shoot at that distance was a lung a d upper heart shot. It died on the spot. Hope this helps you.
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    06-23-2020, 09:41 AM
    That a good idea. I figured I’d try a cold barrel next as well. I shot the 200 yard group immediately after I zeroed it with several shots at 100 yards so I’m sure the barrel was pretty warm. I do notice my groups open up after about a dozen shots...
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    06-23-2020, 08:56 AM
    The lead sheets used for flooring in the Sears battery room I pulled up has a BH of 5. I mix it 16:1 with pewter for a Bh of 7.8 and 50//50 with COWW with a Bh of 10.4. Makes some great Sub MOA expanding HP boolits. I might cast up some HP boolits...
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    06-22-2020, 09:37 AM
    Tried my pet load out at 200 yards the other day. Never tried cast past 100 yards for groups before. My 2 1/4 pound trigger felt like 10 pounds at the longer distance and my cheap scope cross hairs looked like 2◊4's against my target. My group shot...
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    06-22-2020, 07:38 AM
    I use the lee 158 rnfp powder coated and sized to 358. I load it with h110 or win 571(which is no longer available) and get very good accurate loads out to 150 yards. We were shooting 20 ounce soda bottles of water at 150 yards and I had no problem...
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    06-21-2020, 11:29 AM
    I still have a couple of bear carp reels from the late 70's, early 80's I use to use. I just got tired of the string wrapping around the reels in mid flight and either snapping my string or the arrow flying back in my face. I might have to string...
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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