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    02-14-2018, 11:37 AM
    northmn replied to a thread Used Marlin 30-30 in Leverguns
    I saw a Remlin at Walmart for about 350 but I would rather have a JM. They would not take off the trigger lock to let me look at the bore or work the action so I walked away. I was looking for a good Marlin to scope for my older eyes. This seems...
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    02-11-2018, 04:26 PM
    LGS I deal with has the two I am looking at.
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    02-11-2018, 02:45 PM
    Been looking at a 6.5 Creedmore for deer hunting. At one time I thought a 6.5X55 would have been great in a more modern rifle as I had one of the old carbines. Don't see much difference in power, but I have seen a lot of deer shot with a 6.5X55. ...
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    02-03-2018, 03:54 PM
    According to my sources on the Savage firearms the Imp or High Power received a lot of pretty fabulous press in its day. One individual used it to take a tiger. It also was reputed to be one of the experiments Savage made as with the 303 to sue...
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    02-02-2018, 04:04 PM
    northmn replied to a thread Water quench or not in Cast Boolits
    Probably in big batch mixing they are? I had read that they were not consistent? I had a bunch of them but they got used up and the local tire dealers have quite a demand for them so I cannot get them like I used to. Went to birdshot for some...
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    02-01-2018, 05:28 PM
    northmn replied to a thread Water quench or not in Cast Boolits
    Some casters like to use linotype to get harder bullets or what some call hard cast, which is an alloy of 6% antimony. WW contains about 4%. The advantages of WQ (water quench) bullets were that they could get a hard bullet out of a common lead...
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    02-01-2018, 11:55 AM
    The conversion to 35-30 is an interesting one and I hope the OP is happy with his. I have a 35R with a Ballard rifled barrel that will shoot cast very well although the 35-30 is said to e better with a 250 grain cast. I also have a 38-55 Marlin CB...
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    01-31-2018, 01:09 PM
    northmn replied to a thread Water quench or not in Cast Boolits
    WW is not a consistent alloy. Hardening requires the presence of arsenic which may vary from batch to batch. Whether I would mess with it for a 9mm is questionable, but I did use it for rifle bullets. Water quenching is great for as cast bullets...
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    01-28-2018, 10:09 AM
    northmn replied to a thread Win 1894 38-55 in Leverguns
    The Buffalo Bore article referred to by Pioneer is a good article. I was leery because one individual claimed their 44 mag stuff started to loosen his Super Blackhawk. I collected old bolt action military rifles at one time and preferred to shoot...
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    01-27-2018, 04:46 PM
    northmn replied to a thread Win 1894 38-55 in Leverguns
    There's a lot Winchester did in the earlier days that make sense from a manufacturing point of view but might get a bit confusing. They had to do a bit of experimentation before coming out with the smokeless 3030. As I understand it, the 32-40 and...
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    01-27-2018, 10:26 AM
    Not a 327 but my 32-20 Marlin works very well using Lee Liquid Alox to avoid leading. Its a very good grouse head squirrel rifle with moderate loads like Unique or my current use of some old AA1680. I don't know the twist of the 327, but the...
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    01-27-2018, 10:15 AM
    northmn replied to a thread Win 1894 38-55 in Leverguns
    The original loads for the Winchester were black powder which would slug to bore diameter and give adequate accuracy out of the rather larger bores. One load that stands out in 38-55 use is the use of Unique powder at about 9 grains or so. Faster...
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    01-26-2018, 10:12 AM
    northmn replied to a thread Win 1894 38-55 in Leverguns
    Look up Vollmer Bullets on the web for jacketed bullets. He makes a variety of sizes for the 38-55. Yours is a common issue with the 94 in that caliber. How old is it and is it a smokeless barrel. The early ones were made for Black powder and...
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    01-24-2018, 09:54 AM
    northmn replied to a thread .35Rem Based Wildcats in Leverguns
    When 35 Remingtons were not found in ammo stores a couple or more years ago there was an individual turning out 35 Remington cases from 308's. They were shootable in the actions anyway, won't attest to the performance. Cases are at least close. A...
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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