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    Today, 02:11 PM
    Texas by God started a thread Neat little gun in Leverguns
    Yesterday I was in Academy and I asked to handle a new Marlin 336 Compact. It looked well built on the outside with very good wood to metal fit, and the steel and stocks were well finished also. This appears to be the new version of the 336Y...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    Here in Texas I could get by just fine with a 6.5 Creedmor as my only centerfire rifle. Thank God and the 2nd Amendment I don't have to!!
    101 replies | 3869 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    I'm playing musical scopes on a couple of rifles. I put a cool old long steel 6x32mm K6 on my Mauser 30-30, a K4/ post on my Marlin 36G 30-30. I know the K4 is good but I'll have to out wait the 200% chance of rain today to test the K6. I'd like the...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    Same here. Only my Nylon66 gets a pass. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:34 AM
    I use a Wheeler gunsmithing vise for guns, and a 4" Harbor Freight for heavy work.
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 AM
    Thanks M-tecs- that is what I was referring to. We can't take an old Mauser and convert it to an inexpensive hunting or silhouette handgun. If an action is MANUFACTURED as a pistol it is legal. That is why the XP-100 was introduced BEFORE the m600...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 AM
    Just a heads up ...Be careful... if you decide to add a hotplate to your casting setup. Because a 16 gauge extension cord is a bit light to run both (Lee pot and a 1000+ watt hot plate), actually a 14 gauge is probably a bit light as well. My hot...
    13 replies | 184 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    Back when our government trusted our soldiers enough to let them bring home weapons. Thank him for his service from all of us!
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    Yes to the Craftsman... Last month, a neighbor moved out, he had a pile of 'free' stuff by the curb. One item was a old craftsman table saw...I must have looked at it for an hour, but choose not to take it (I have too much stuff as it is)...and...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    Bubba is alive and well. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Moleman-'s Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    Been using cast 240 SWC/SWCHP bullets in sabots just over 25 years for plinking and hunting in a hawkins. For the inlines I'll use cast for plinking, but generally use a jacketed bullet for hunting. It's much cheaper to buy sabots and a box of...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    Texas by God replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    Young, dumb and bulletproof; we threw .22 LR and shotgun shells in the campfire to liven things up. Once a .270 was tossed in and THAT was exiting when the brass rocket launched and hit a pickup close by. It didn't even scratch the paint, though. ...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    Live the dream! Pics Please! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    11 replies | 182 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Good luck and we want pictures or it never happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    11 replies | 182 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    Very true but you can't use the normally much cheaper to purchase used rifle action to do a pistol since it becomes a short barrel rifle in the eyes of the ATF. It was a reply to
    16 replies | 316 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    I will keep my 6.5 x 284's http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2017/10/new-hornady-6-5-prc-precision-rifle-cartridge/ but I only have those in single shot match rifles. The 6.5 PRC may result some mag issues like the 6.5 Creedmoor does but I have...
    101 replies | 3869 view(s)
  • Moleman-'s Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    Here's the tool, it basically the center pin locates the outer ring which peens a ring around the bushing. The bushing should be a fairly tight fit to begin with which that one doesn't look to be. It almost looks like they used the tool, but...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Spf to Thomas Creek. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    100% machining your own action is legal, however, using a rifle action to do a handgun is not unless you get a SBR stamp.
    16 replies | 316 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    PMs responded to. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Moleman-'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Generally only shoot my 1858 clone in the cooler months with pyrodex and just about any grease type lube works. Crisco, crisco-beeswax, white lithium, bore butter, I used lard for a long time. Forgot to bring any grease one time and was about a...
    24 replies | 536 view(s)
  • Moleman-'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    That looks terrible. They make a tool to stake a revolver firing pin bushing in place. You'd think someone who's calling themselves a gunsmith would have one or at least take the time to correctly fit the bushing and stake it without looking like...
    35 replies | 945 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    From when I first shot a .45 Browning BDA I was in love with the P220. True they will eat it all out of the box. My last P220 had the DAK trigger which I did not like. My Ruger P97 .45 fills the role with less panache but the same accuracy nowadays....
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    It is a takedown but I never do. It is worn in well. Whoever gets it will enjoy the old JMB beast. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    11 replies | 516 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    I'd love to have the old 7BR XP-100 I once had but never fired. I would kill deer with it. Trouble is, they are too expensive for me. Too bad building your own is verboten.
    16 replies | 316 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:18 PM
    I don't recall exactly what OAL my Ruger 9e prefers when I use with the Lee 358-125-RF, but I do recall it wasn't at the crimp groove. Just assemble a some dummy rounds with various OAL and then do a plunk test with your gun, to find your OAL. ...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    You wouldn't be alone! Although some of the targets are so small, a trade gun is really put to task. Olives at 25 yards, anyone? Plus shooting through the loops on a pretzel without breaking them!
    8 replies | 347 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    All my 300 Blackout magazines have the big ugly number 300 painted on the both sides of the magazine. They are painted camo as well. All my 5.56 mm magazines are black as previously stated by another poster. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using...
    38 replies | 2075 view(s)
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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
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