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  • Earlwb's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 11:41 AM
    Nice rifle. It turned out pretty good. I always liked the rifles like these. You don't get upset if the rifle gets dirty, or scratched or something when out hunting. I remember some guys who refused to go into the brush as they didn't want to...
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    08-14-2018, 11:34 AM
    I would have just loaded up some black powder 8mm rounds and use it as is? the first 8mm rifles used black powder ammo and then switched to smokeless shortly afterwards. But your conversion is great and looks good too. Nice job. Years ago it was...
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    08-13-2018, 08:52 PM
    Remington used to load .455 Webley ammo. They have some pics of the boxes here:...
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    08-04-2018, 08:00 AM
    1883 is correct. In 1770 a British guy applied for a patent to line or rule paper with a machine. Before then it was manually done by scribes, etc. In the 1800's machine printed lined paper became hugely popular too. Most everyone started using it.
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    07-31-2018, 10:48 AM
    All of the revolvers chambered to work with the .45 ACP cartridge worked fine for me. I used to have a nice S&W Model 25-2 for quite a few years. I regret selling it too. Anyway it worked great and was amazingly accurate with the 6 inch barrel. ...
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    07-27-2018, 11:14 PM
    I like the picture and your title for the thread too. Nice score on the monotype.
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    07-26-2018, 09:10 AM
    I used to own a Marlin Camp carbine in .45ACP caliber. It was a hoot to shoot, I really liked it. But I got talked into selling it one day and I regretted it ever since. My best friend has a Marlin Camp Carbine in 9mm and he likes it a lot.
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    07-17-2018, 10:24 AM
    There are quite a few inexpensive AR's out there. So that isn't a problem. Lots of choices to pick from. Now you can build your own too. A few specialized tools and you can custom build your own AR. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to build...
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I started hunting and using guns when I was about 10yoa. I have been doing it ever since, sometimes with a hiatus for a while though. I first got into reloading when I was 16yoa with a 7.65 Argentine Mauser and a 12 ga shotgun. I really enjoyed that too. I do have quite a few bullet molds that I have acquired over the years and I cast many bullets myself to be used.
Firearms, reloading, RC model aircraft, windsurfing, home model machining stuff
Retired Computer Programmer


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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