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    05-18-2018, 08:25 AM
    Technique and attention to detail matters the most in the 38-55. The Lee mold yields good bullets, a better mold helps with production or more bullets with less time at the melting pot. I weight the bullets and separate them. Also when loading I...
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    05-17-2018, 12:31 PM
    northmn replied to a thread Henry 44 magnum in Leverguns
    Henry 22's are a hoot. DEP
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    05-17-2018, 12:28 PM
    Lee mold works well enough in my 38-55 Marlin CB that I have not bothered with another mold. Mines an old single cavity and drops some at 379 and other at 380 depending on alloy. I size to 379 and get very good accuracy. I also just lube the...
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    05-17-2018, 12:18 PM
    I kind of like what you like. I bought the 6.5 and a 30-30 this year. The 30-30 was a great deal on a Mossberg 464 and it shoots LE's like a champ. The 6.5 is an inexpensive Savage Axis and it also shoots very well. I don't like to shoot much...
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    05-16-2018, 03:46 PM
    The Creedmoor will give a little edge over the 6.5 Swede, although I don't know about in a modern action as the Swedes I have seen used were the sporterized military rifles. I had one years ago in the 18" carbine and it was a good deer rifle. I...
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    05-16-2018, 09:57 AM
    As far as performance it might depend on use. For me it is the fact that a less expensive was available and that the ammo is less expensive. I bought mine for deer hunting and do not know if I will even reload for it because the ammo is very...
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    05-13-2018, 07:59 AM
    northmn replied to a thread Henry 44 magnum in Leverguns
    I like the tube magazine on my 22 mag a lot better than the side gate on my Marlins and the Mossberg 464. Easier to load and unload as mentioned. Also I would bet the tube loading mags don't smash bullet noses and leave a brass residue like the...
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    05-13-2018, 07:53 AM
    Consider that the rifle in question in Lonesome Dove was a Henry using a 44 Rimfire. The show was also fiction, but the shot could have been made. The bad guy took a while to die also. As to the markings on the sight. I would guess that they are...
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    05-07-2018, 07:37 AM
    northmn replied to a thread I want a 38-55 in Leverguns
    Lot to be said for the JES rebore. You know what your getting for one thing. More than one individual has posted about the oversize bores in the originals. You also likely will have a stronger action. The JES permits use of different J bullets...
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    05-05-2018, 03:54 PM
    All my SXS double triggers have the front trigger for the right barrel on the right side up front and then the rear trigger is positioned such that you can stick your finger between the trigger to fire the left barrel. Some actually had hinged...
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    05-05-2018, 09:34 AM
    I've sawed off a rear sight for a slot filler more than once. I have a few laying around and have made or bought fillers but considering I don't use nor like iron sights I could just as well do that like Pietro shows. I had to raise the front sight...
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    05-05-2018, 09:20 AM
    Some think the Colt Peacemaker is left handed because to load it you have to hold it in your left hand. Slows down reloading under extreme conditions. There have been reproduction mirror image Colts made because of that. I have a left master eye...
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    05-05-2018, 07:50 AM
    Difference in philosophy as some think odd numbered rifling is best because there is no directly opposing lands. Makes them trickier to slug. I use a Lee mold for my 38-55 and it works fine. If I went to another mold it would be a gas check. ...
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    05-04-2018, 12:11 PM
    Williams has the receiver sight for the 94 in the 5 D and the more spendy ones. 5 D works if you sight in a particular load and leave it, otherwise the more adjustable ones are better. I bought a 336 waffle top with an old Redfield Receiver sight ...
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    05-04-2018, 08:53 AM
    Limited niche. I shoot left handed and even use right handed bolts. I also shoot levers a lot because they are pretty much ambidextrous. While the left hand ejection might be something of an advantage or a safety issue, I have found resale of...
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    05-01-2018, 04:45 PM
    northmn replied to a thread First Levergun in Leverguns
    See what you are saying. Reloading is a great hobby for some, but I have reloaded pistol, shotgun and rifle. Basically I love the 22 LR and the 22 Mag because I don't have to reload for them. I like the other suggestion, keep the 22 and buy the...
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    04-30-2018, 08:57 AM
    northmn replied to a thread First Levergun in Leverguns
    Any difference in cost between loading for a 38/357 and a 22LR is not even close to being worth the hassle of reloading. Buy a lot of 22's in bulk in case of a shortage again but I question whether that will happen in the near future. DEP
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    04-30-2018, 08:53 AM
    Microgroove users generally use a slightly harder fatter bullet to get good accuracy. As the bullet in not gas checked you might not have much hassle at lower velocities. Lee even makes a gas checked mold similar to the RCBS. DP
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Something of a historian and like to research my areas of interest in shooting.
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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