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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    It could be shipped without a barrel and it would outshoot my Heritage. Really. Every $40 Raven .25 auto I had back in the day would out shoot my Heritage. Really. Surely you’re pulling our collective legs!
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    I couldn’t find that one on GB but there is a sporter stocked ( conventional walnut) 1941 Johnson on there and it has a starting bid of 5 grand as well.
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread Fixed '73 Uberti in Leverguns
    I found an odd looking piece of brass on the ground at a CAS match that my friends competed in. It turned out to be a .44 WCF that had been fired in a .45 Colt. My buddy said " yeah, that happens sometimes." Okay..... Sent from my...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    Use magnum primers or switch to Varget IMO. I use magnum primers for both of the ball powders that you mentioned. I haven't used much W748 but I've kept H335 on the shelf since it was $3.75 a pound. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    The 1941 Johnson was semi auto and the space age looking LMG was full auto. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    Some actual stats here: https://www.ammoland.com/2018/02/defense-against-bears-with-pistols-97-success-rate-37-incidents-by-caliber/#axzz5lg8n7VNb ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 224 Valkyrie in Our Town
    FMJ's or TMJ are not a legal hunting bullet in most states. Never looked at the Texas regs. The Barnes Triple-Shock X 78-grain should be outstanding hunting bullet. It was introduced for the 224 Valkyrie. Before that I believe Barnes heaviest...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    I guess the zinc offsets the aluminium weight wise. I see "alloy frame" and I automatically think "light weight". I often overlook the obvious dang it. But I still can't wait to check one out. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    The best fitting K frame grips I ever had were from a K38 that had been in a fire. They were scorched around the outside edges so I rasped and sanded them down till they fit my hand just right. On my first m15 they were a delight. Hindsight is 20/20...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    You forgot the ketchup-(Bullseye) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    Thanks for that link rfd. That clears up some questions for me. Zinc grip frame, aluminium frame, steel cylinder and barrel. It should make a nice light trail companion- I'm in. My Heritage will remain in the disassembled pile until I have nothing...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    Amen, LAGS! I can’t see how the barrel can recoil to function the gun now. The Johnsons are recoil operated. If I wanted it- I don’t- I would just offer to repay the labor spent to build it. For 5 grand I could have a new Browning auto in .338WM...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    That looks like a Bushnell Sportveiw 4X to me. Iv’e used them for years and I can’t remember a single problem. They had white writing on the left side that is easily removed/ worn off. Inexpensive? Yes. Cheap? No. My trusty Nylon 66 wears one now...
    2 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 11:32 PM
    Fixed sights are fine if they hit point of aim. I'm sure They'll be easier to see than the SAA type. I had two old fixed sight Single Sixes that were dead on with any high velocity. 22 LR ammo. They had dovetail rear sights but never had to tap...
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  • Moleman-'s Avatar
    04-19-2019, 09:18 PM
    Just a roll type crimp. The standard lee on the left has no taper over the straight section before getting to the beveled reduction and neither does the much shorter button on the CFCD. The CFCD sort of looks like the bottom section might be...
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  • Moleman-'s Avatar
    04-19-2019, 07:42 PM
    Onelight, the taper crimp they make is very abrupt. Take a look at post 10 and compare a standard Lee 357 die I got around 1990, the cfcd from a year ago or so and the Lyman taper crimp die.
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 06:49 PM
    I bought a older used walnut stocked one the day I turned 18. Nevermind what year. I loved that gun even with its creepy trigger. Till I scoped it and tested the accuracy from the bench. Then I knew why I was missing quite a few turtle heads. My...
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  • Moleman-'s Avatar
    04-19-2019, 05:27 PM
    I bought a .357 one to try out as an option for a semiauto as it was supposed to have a taper crimp...but it's basically a modified roll crimp. I tried it on a few rounds and took a cerro cast of the "taper crimp" section to confirm that. Then it...
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  • Moleman-'s Avatar
    04-19-2019, 02:46 PM
    Why would you lube cases to crimp them?
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 11:14 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Advantages of CHL/LTC in Our Town
    Having only been stopped once in 45+ years, I would say you guys have a heavy foot!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 11:00 AM
    That is one reason I like the steam method. You don't need distilled water. I find I can get closer to a high gloss if I don't let a rust process go too far. I wait until I get just a hint of oxidation between steaming. If you let it go to a full...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 10:13 AM
    If I was loading for a competition, I'd dump the old powder. If I was loading for non-competition target shooting ammo, I'd load what's left in the hopper, and keep that small batch separate and shoot it separately (separate targets/groups) from...
    12 replies | 273 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 01:36 AM
    https://jack-first-gun-parts.myshopify.com/ https://www.skbshotguns.com/about-skb/faq/are-parts-available-for-my-gun SKB Shotguns USA stocks most parts for the following: Over-and-under (Models 500, 600, 680, 700, 800 505, 605, 585, 685, 785,...
    2 replies | 101 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 12:17 AM
    Surely the cylinder is steel. If so I’ll get one to throw in the Mule. Ruger noticed how many inexpensive SA .22 revolvers Heritage sells perhaps? It won’t replace the Single Six in my heart and mind but I do see a use for it.
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 11:57 PM
    Most every litter of wild pigs will have one or two black and white, calico, or red in the bunch. There have been no pig farms around here since the 1970s and we still encounter some pigs other than black.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 11:45 PM
    Fixed sights for this type of handgun holds zero interest for me.
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 07:54 PM
    I’m headed out the back door for a walk right now. It’s going to take a minute to decide between the 510 or 581 Remington to accompany me. I learned to shoot with a Remington 511 of my Dads- on the farm BB guns were for training dogs��
    51 replies | 821 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 07:37 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread 20 br in Cast Boolits
    It wouldn’t be much different than shooting cast from a .204 Ruger. Doable but lots of 5mm jacketed bullets could be bought for the money required for a mould,.205” sizer, and gas checks. I’m a 22-250 nut-but I doubt I’ll ever cast for one. Just my...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 07:28 PM
    Good on you for getting out for some fun, Paul. My brother once had a B78 30-06 that he delighted in outshooting our OCD friend’s Ruger #1V 22-250 with! That gun was amazing. I do remember him having to wash the West Texas sand from the trigger with...
    5 replies | 164 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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