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    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    With so many options these days it's not worth getting all worked up, you can buy whatever you like. 'Way back then' it was a different story. In C. E. Hagie's book "The American Rifle for Hunting and Target Shooting," (copyright 1946) he wrote...
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    12-17-2018, 07:10 PM
    I like it!
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    12-15-2018, 10:47 AM
    We salvaged an F-15 canopy years ago. It was laminated, I believe with layers of 1/4" Lexan and another much softer material, inch and a half to two inches thick if I recall. At 15 feet it stood up to 30-06 and .44 magnums. The inside layer (offside...
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    12-08-2018, 01:39 PM
    They'll receive as many honest reviews as I'm able to post but I'm a little leery of calling the ATF. This shop is popular with local cops and I'm not sure how they might react to having their favorite shop closed. I'm pretty sure they get better...
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    12-08-2018, 01:34 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread BREN Gun in Military Rifles
    Outstanding! A buddy of mine has a Bren and a Boys rifle (.50 BMG conversion) Both are amazing.
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    12-08-2018, 01:27 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread Master of arms in Our Town
    Watched a few times. I enjoy watching the contestants work (Lee Shaver was on one episode, that was a surprise) but I can't handle the manufactured drama and some of the attitudes of the judges.
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    12-07-2018, 07:55 PM
    Finally picked it up tonight, after they called the previous owner to ask why it was still in their shop (Huh???). Then when I got there they asked me three times if I'd gotten a call from them, apparently it's some sort of Cardinal Sin for a...
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    12-05-2018, 11:51 AM
    Maybe not. .458 Lott and WinMag pressures are quite a bit higher than 45-70. That might explain why Hodgdon lists a bunch of other powders.
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    12-05-2018, 09:04 AM
    Mostly. They show a couple of loads for lighter weight cast. Either they didn't see much of a market for cast with 335 or they don't think it's a good powder for cast above 325 grains.
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    12-04-2018, 09:23 PM
    http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle Looks like 52.0-58.0 for velocities of about 1800-2000 fps in a lever action. Surf through their site and make sure you enter the correct rifle, they have different loads for TD, Lever, "Modern" rifle.
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    12-03-2018, 06:04 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread factory ammo in Factory Rifles
    What George said. Let them know about the misfires and thoroughly clean and inspect your rifle.
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    12-02-2018, 09:36 PM
    Thanks CG. The rib is actually .475" but in either case you gave some usable advice.
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    12-02-2018, 08:58 PM
    Yeah it's a solid rib. A little shimming or trimming wouldn't be a problem as long as I don't end up with a horrendous pile of scrap metal under one side.
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    12-02-2018, 07:37 PM
    I have a rifle with a full length rib. The top measures .475" across, does anyone know if the 93 clamp-type mount will fit and will it be anywhere near center?
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    12-02-2018, 07:33 PM
    I found one like that in my grandfathers attic after he passed away. He'd been a barber for more than 40 years.
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    11-30-2018, 09:28 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread Jword boolits in Cast Boolits
    That's funny! And I actually do have two sets of dies for my black/cast vs. smokeless/jacketed rifles.
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    11-30-2018, 09:20 PM
    I've machined plenty of Grade 8 and had no problems, just don't let it get hot like the other guys said. Since the OP already bought one it's a moot point but for a simple bracket Grade 8 is overkill.
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    11-30-2018, 10:52 AM
    JSnover replied to a thread Jword boolits in Cast Boolits
    I won't knock cast boolits at all - I own a couple of rifles that will never taste copper - but jacketed bullets load a lot faster. No sizing, lube, grease cookies or patching.
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    11-30-2018, 10:46 AM
    JSnover replied to a thread bought a new rifle in Factory Rifles
    I chose an '06 for the same reason. As luck would have it I found several boxes of Herters 220gr SP and bunch of IMR 7828... good times!
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    11-29-2018, 02:20 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread Jword boolits in Cast Boolits
    Well... Jacketed bullets are clearly not kosher for some of the purists.
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    11-28-2018, 09:40 PM
    Delaware Valley Sports Center, 101 Geiger Rd, Philadelphia
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    11-28-2018, 06:35 PM
    I've been on the road since Friday but they still haven't called. These guys ought to be ashamed of themselves, I actually had better luck in the People's Republic of Massachusetts, never had issues like this anywhere else. Kitchen table FFL is...
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    11-28-2018, 05:38 PM
    If I had to guess I'd say they'd rather have me buy from them instead of just shipping to them. In my limited experience my 'buddies' at the shop suddenly forget who I am when I buy from someone else.
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    11-28-2018, 10:17 AM
    They do. In order to not ream an oversized hole, spend as little time as possible inside the piece. Feed it fast, turn it slow.
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    11-27-2018, 12:47 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread Brush busting bullets in Cast Boolits
    I remember that same test and haven't seen or heard anything conclusive since. I imagine a wide flat nose might be more likely to cut a twig than a round nose or spitzer and then might not deflect as much but might also be more likely to tumble...
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    11-22-2018, 03:09 PM
    Start by searching for the "Use of Fillers" in the "Favorite Reduced Loads" section ,(if I recall). Larry Gibson has posted a ton of good info regarding reduced loads/position-sensitive powders.
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    11-22-2018, 02:19 PM
    I checked out the GB FFL locator, looks like there's plenty in my area. Also emailed the shop to let them.know that I have the delivery confirmation and name of the person who signed for the package. If they "can't find it" I'll inform the police...
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    11-21-2018, 11:52 AM
    I had my powders and primers in an unheated storage locker for five years, never had a problem with any of them. If they're in their original packaging, inside a box or cabinet, not chewed up by rodents, nothing to worry about.
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    11-21-2018, 08:08 AM
    That or passing it around like a cheerleader after the big game...
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    11-20-2018, 09:44 PM
    My thoughts exactly. Ended up working late tonight but we plan to finish up early tomorrow. No point in supporting a business that doesn't support their customers.
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Military retiree, born and raised in the Midwest. I was trapped in New England for a while, but finally escaped to Pennsylvania.
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Bensalem, PA
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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