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    09-30-2019, 05:15 PM
    Well if you still smoke or vape, that can cause it. Nicotine is what makes you more shaky. Caffeine causes it too. You get it in coffee, sodas, energy drinks, etc. Some other things could cause it too. Some prescription drugs, maybe aspartame a...
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    09-30-2019, 05:00 PM
    Yes it will. But most states if not all, banned .22 caliber guns from being used to hunt big game. Michigan seems a bit iffy on their regulations for .22's though. But maybe it is legal to use a .22 Centerfire on deer. ref...
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    09-28-2019, 06:48 PM
    Mine works fine and both mags work OK too. It worked with any ammo that I fired through it as well. I like it. I carry it when I need to be more low profile. Mostly in the summer when it is shorts and T shirt weather.
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    09-28-2019, 09:12 AM
    Considering that some gun makers are several years behind in shipping out orders, I think that the six months isn't really bad. I remember reading about some folks waiting two years, three years, even five years to get a gun that they paid for. i...
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    09-27-2019, 07:59 PM
    As I understood it, they used unpatched balls in a combat situation, where they may be moving and firing on the run. No time to mess around with a precision load. They would keep some balls in their mouth to get the wet so the balls would tend to...
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    09-26-2019, 10:30 PM
    You load the shot the same as if it is a regular muzzleloading shotgun or musket. You would use a heavy over powder nitro card, paper fiber cushion wad(s), the shot, then with a thin overshot card on top to hold it all in. If you use a plastic...
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    09-25-2019, 05:49 PM
    At present US $379 plus S&H, there are some options that may or may not raise the price too. ref
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    09-24-2019, 09:55 AM
    Yeah something not for the faint of heart. It isn't that bad for recoil. If you have fired .44 magnum short barrel revolvers, you would get about the same recoil or more even. But my problem is with my big hands is getting a good grip with that...
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    09-23-2019, 09:36 PM
    Nice video I liked it. Way back in the old days, when I used to do police work. I carried a S&W 586 with a 6 inch barrel in .357 caliber. But that was when most everyone still carried revolvers on the police force. I didn't have any problem with...
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    09-23-2019, 09:27 PM
    I had just got in my Diablo 12ga hand cannon today. They must have gotten in a lot of orders as I had placed my order way back in March. Yeah it needs a holster for sure. Has anyone come up with something yet? ...
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    09-23-2019, 09:02 PM
    I just got in my Diablo 12ga double barrel handgun from American Gun Craft. I had ordered it way back in March when I first found out about them. Apparently it is pretty popular and lots of people were buying them. Thus the long delay in getting...
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    09-19-2019, 11:06 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 8mm ammo in Military Rifles
    Some of the Yugo ammo was terrible stuff. Loaded real hot, and poor quality cases that corrode on the inside too. When you fire it, the case could come apart spewing hot gasses and debris back into your face, arms, etc. it is probaly best to just...
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    09-18-2019, 10:50 PM
    I would agree in that the Mosin's were probably the strongest actions/rifles in that era. I think that the Mauser 93's and GEW88's are quite strong. But with the 93's, if a case ruptures you could get a face full of gasses and debris. The 93's...
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    09-16-2019, 11:09 PM
    I had to file on my metal mags in certain places where the rounds were snagging on the mag lips or edges. But basically, for most of it, I could simply push on the cartridge with my thumb and see where it was catching on the mag edges. Once I got...
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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
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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