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    05-23-2020, 09:05 AM
    rfd replied to a thread .45 cal. Patch Size? in Muzzleloading.
    i prefer either prelubed patch strips or ball boards - makes for perfect loads every load, and no specific patch diameter needed (but yes - patch thickness absolutely needs to be predetermined and well tested).
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    05-23-2020, 08:32 AM
    rfd replied to a thread .45 cal. Patch Size? in Muzzleloading.
    what ed said. what kinda load does yer shooting needs require? the matter of the load itself, in terms of loose or tight, is solely dependent on cast ball diameter and patch thickness. a .445 ball will work just fine, it's up to you to get...
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    05-17-2020, 06:35 AM
    great article, wayne. plenty of good scoop for all tumbler fans. lee's SSE magazine is one of the best, if not the best out there for all things BPCR. highly recommended to all, go get yerself on the SSE mailing list! i finally chose to go a...
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    05-15-2020, 08:07 PM
    going afield, i like the ubiquitous .38spl centerfire round. that's why months ago i bought a model 67 as the big brutha to my model 642. yes, it's got a fat bbl with a few more added ounces to heft around, but that's ok by me. having vision...
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    05-15-2020, 07:31 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Opinions on Rem 783. in Factory Rifles
    to add to my first post in this thread .... i wanted a 6.5 creedmoor bolt gun where the action and perhaps bbl might become become the basis of a ELR rifle (700yds and much Much further out there). brand and plastic stock didn't much matter. i...
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    05-14-2020, 12:10 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Opinions on Rem 783. in Factory Rifles
    for the very most part, all major brand bottom feeder bolt offerings will be a gamble of sorts and your requirements and expectations are all part of that equation.
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    05-09-2020, 03:02 PM
    depends on what "short" is. easier to it it with a hammer, i'd think. but i'd rather get it right from the get-go rather than to fudge it later.
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    05-09-2020, 01:47 PM
    i find it best to cut the paper template to the exact size, then file the brass template in stages of sorts, to produce proper patches. if the brass template is a little too short, time to start all over.
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    05-07-2020, 07:00 PM
    ruger american compact 9mm w/vortex venom red dot, in a clinger kydex, AIWB. S&W 642c .38spl in a pocket holster.
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    04-28-2020, 07:45 PM
    learn to use a search engine, it'll save time and sometimes money ... https://www.quigleymatch.com/ " • Any traditional single-shot or lever action rifle, .375 caliber or larger (lever actions must be single loaded). • Cast bullets...
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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