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    12-11-2018, 11:43 AM
    When I first started hunting with a real gun I hunted squirrels, rabbits, pheasants, and quail. For quite a few years I had lots of good hunting spots and life was good. Then came the blizzard of 1978, Here in NW Ohio in January of 1978 we had the...
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    12-11-2018, 10:54 AM
    Jedman replied to a thread New rifle choice in Factory Rifles
    I didn't hear you mention you had a certain type of action in mind. There are older used guns with blue and walnut that are reasonably priced that have a lot more character and will rise in value compared to the newer plastic stocked rifles. I...
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    12-11-2018, 10:28 AM
    Jedman replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    Very sorry to hear Thomas. May Jims pain be lifted,prayers sent. Jedman
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    12-11-2018, 10:19 AM
    That's really Great ! Whenever a new Hunter either boy or girl can stick it out when it's cold and things don't go well and end up successful, he's got a memory of his lifetime and so do you ! Jedman
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    12-09-2018, 11:30 AM
    It just happened to me recently. I have a antique Stevens tip up rifle that I relined to 38 special. The action is pretty strong so I worked up a accurate load that shoots a H&G cast 160 gr. FN at a little over 1200 fps. I have wanted to take a...
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    12-08-2018, 07:03 PM
    Good Deal ! I use to find them 4-5 years ago at good prices like that and I would pick them up. Hardly see them anymore ? Jedman
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    12-08-2018, 10:05 AM
    I have never heard of or seen the round but a 45 ACP is so short already that to neck it down to 38 cal. And have even a .200 length neck it's going to be very small powder capacity and to get even 38 spl ballistics would require loading it to quite...
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    12-08-2018, 09:55 AM
    Jedman replied to a thread New rifle choice in Factory Rifles
    Of the 3 calibers you mentioned I would choose the 308 Win. Jedman
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    12-06-2018, 09:27 PM
    I have a Marlin M 375 levergun and a H&R handi rifle I built in 375 Win. Neither is as strong as your Ruger but you have a slightly shorter barrel. I have played with 200 and 220 gr jacketed bullets and have stopped at book max loads. Unless you...
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    12-06-2018, 11:18 AM
    I have a lot of single shot rifles but never owned a # 1 for unknown reasons ? I always had the money to buy one and came close many times but never even bought a used one. Just 2 years ago I could have bought a NIB no. 1 in 338 Federal in a...
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    12-05-2018, 11:38 AM
    I have lived in NW Ohio my whole life and have been fishing western Lake Erie since I was 9 or 10 and a few years later started hunting ducks and geese there. I never seen a Cormorant until about 1980 and within a few years we had them by the...
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    11-30-2018, 08:05 PM
    Very Cool ! I have never seen a Aberts squirrel, sounds like a great day in the woods. I have a similar 22 rifle to yours but mine is long rifle only as it wount cycle with shorts. Thanks for the story and pics ! Jedman
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    11-30-2018, 10:21 AM
    I have used Barnes X, TSX, TTSX, and XPB in 243,270,308 & 357 on deer and antelope with great terminal performance. The one time I had a failure with a Barnes with a 350 gr.TSX out of a 416 Rigby ! I shot a adult antelope doe with it and hit the...
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    11-29-2018, 04:15 PM
    The first year I deer hunted I seen a neck shot go wrong. Back then everyone hunted with 12 ga. Slugs as only shotguns and muzzleloaders were legal here in OH. Someone on private land near where I was hunting hit a deer in the throat and the deer...
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    11-29-2018, 11:28 AM
    If it is as you say a piece of steel ironed on aposed to a divot or part of the bore that has been gouged somehow maybe you could try a carbide rifling button. You didn't mention how many grooves your barrel has, I think some were only 2 groove...
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    11-27-2018, 10:21 AM
    I have sleeved the chamber on several rifle barrels and they have worked out well, but they were all shorter in length than the new cartridge to be used. If your sleeve is say 2 1/4" long and you ream it for a cartridge that is say 1 1/2" long and...
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    11-23-2018, 10:01 PM
    It could be done. There are dozens of small framed 22 single shots that use the hammer to lock the breechblock closed at firing as a rolling block does. I don't know what machine tools you may have access to but if you have the ability to cast...
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    11-19-2018, 10:00 AM
    Sounds like to me you want a Rossi, They are around used. Be patient and keep watching one will find you. Jedman
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retired toolmaker, hunter,shooter,gun tinkerer
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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