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    01-17-2018, 11:29 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Well, It Happened in Muzzleloading.
    You were pretty lucky with that. it is nice the gun didn't get damaged too. Did you use something like Crisco grease over each chamber after it was loaded? I smear each cylinder end on top of the bullets with Crisco before I fire it. The grease...
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    01-17-2018, 11:14 PM
    Chuck Norris has to give you his approval before you can get your man card.
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    01-17-2018, 06:26 PM
    The Perfecta 9mm brass I saved from shooting works well for reloading for me. It appears to have been made by Sellier and Bellot too. So I think it is pretty good brass. Fiocchi was supposed to make some as well. But Perfecta being a low cost brand,...
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    01-14-2018, 12:53 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Surplus Ammo in Military Rifles
    I think they pretty much sold off much of the old military surplus ammo by now. But you have to figure that much of the surplus ammo and rifles wound up going to the middle east for the wars going on there. They were showing lots of rebels using...
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    01-14-2018, 12:43 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 300 Blackout uppers in Military Rifles
    The side charging setup works best with large scopes and night vision setups that have a short eye relief. These types of devices get in the way of a charging handle. The wings aren't far enough apart to reach effectively to get a good grip with to...
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    01-12-2018, 10:07 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Enfield Headspace in Military Rifles
    I think that the military wanted loose chambers so that corroded and dirty ammo would still work even if the gun was dirty and fouled too. Since they didn't reload, then saving the brass for reloading is not needed.
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    01-11-2018, 06:22 PM
    I think that it might work with something like a full target wadcutter bullet or meplat design scaled up from the .38 Special type bullets. But with a hollow base to allow it to expand into the shallow grooves better. Another thought is it may work...
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    01-08-2018, 10:51 AM
    The Grendel P10 .380 ACP pocket pistol is probably a odd one to run across. At the time it was unique in having a 11 round capacity for a small compact pistol too. Fixed magazine though. They didn't appear to make it for very long though. They made...
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    01-07-2018, 09:30 AM
    Colt did do a limited production run of the 1903 .32 ACP pistols a while back. I remember looking at one at the LGS. But I waited too long to decide to get it and someone else beat me to it.
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    01-06-2018, 08:46 PM
    It always reminds me of the westerns where the good guy was fighting with the bad guy was counting to six before he comes out to confront the good guy and discovers the good guy has a seven shooter one shot too late. Also in the past there was a...
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    01-04-2018, 12:09 PM
    Nice collection of the oldies but goodies. Those are things that typically are thrown away once used up too. Thus that tends to make them even more scarce and hard to find.
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    01-04-2018, 12:05 PM
    i have two RCBS scales, one bought like 30 years ago and the other is relatively new, and the both work fine for me. But some people prefer different brands, so it winds up being about personal preference.
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    01-04-2018, 12:31 AM
    Well about all I can say about it, is that the old 38-55 caliber used .381 lead bullets. But the bullets I see for the 38-55 tend to run from 210 grains to 260 grains in weight. You could get the Lee 379-250 bullet mold shaved off some to make a...
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    01-02-2018, 08:13 PM
    I remember there was a lot of outrage on the internet about that wimpy reporter. He later admitted that he over exaggerated it all and basically lied about it for dramatic effect.
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    01-02-2018, 08:06 PM
    I think that these guys still make the Saimese Mauser spotter stocks too. They still list it as a option. http://www.rifle-stocks.com/actions_available.htm
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    01-02-2018, 01:04 PM
    Nothing wrong with those. Nice find. Those pistols are fun shooters too. Congratulations. Many years ago, I bought a .32 Magnum, H&R pistol with a 7.5 inch long barrel and it has a adjustable rear sight too.It has been the only H&R pistol that I...
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    01-02-2018, 12:01 AM
    I remember reading about that earlier. They are pretty neat. But I already have .450 Bushmaster that cost a lot less though. I will let others have all the fun with this one. A few years ago I would have loved to have gotten one of these 45-70...
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    01-01-2018, 06:21 PM
    Yeah women can show it how it is done for sure. It does tend to obfuscate the man card issue though. One handed with S&W .500 magnum pistol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFAApRUH094 or the short barrel version one handed...
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    01-01-2018, 10:37 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread A parlor pistol in Special Projects
    This was mostly around 1900 when the rich would have indoor gun ranges at home. And or they would use the small rim fire shotguns out back for little target shooting too. They mostly had mansions and big backyards. It was all the rage at the time....
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    12-31-2017, 06:58 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread A parlor pistol in Special Projects
    I like that parlor pistol is is neat. Nice job making it too. Depending on where you live, etc, you can still shoot inside your home. Years ago they used to make plastic .38 special cases and some in other calibers too. You used plastic/rubber...
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    12-31-2017, 06:55 PM
    Usually you can put the gas block on backwards and it will block off the gas port. Then it is easy to convert it back if you decide you don't like it or something.
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    12-30-2017, 11:34 PM
    Nice finds of some old classic British stuff there.
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    12-30-2017, 12:41 PM
    I don't see why one couldn't drill and tap a bolt carrier for a handle and cut a slot in the upper receiver to match. Or just get a side charging upper and or bolt carrier too. I got a side charging setup for my new 6.5 Grendel to try out and I...
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    12-30-2017, 12:28 PM
    I like those one piece lowers with the handgrip and stock built in. Nice. Good find, congratulations. I bought couple of the FMK plastic lowers. The lowers have worked out OK for me, no complaints. I also do not own a Glock either. But I own...
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    12-28-2017, 12:47 AM
    Yeah they had the Desert Eagle mentioned as a 44 Magnum but they showed the .50 AE being fired. It was the first one discussed in the video. They should have mentioned the Magnum Research .444 Marlin and the .45-70 as well.
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    12-28-2017, 12:33 AM
    Nice going. Congratulations on your good deals too.
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    12-27-2017, 08:41 AM
    Good point. I would suggest using a black powder charge for the 40-82. Maybe using the load data for a old black powder .410 bore shotshell load would work.
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    12-26-2017, 07:22 PM
    You would use one of the fast burning shotgun propellants. You can usually find reloading data for shotshells for most any caliber on the internet. Pistol rounds generally need a capsule of some type. Rifle rounds can contain the shot within without...
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    12-26-2017, 07:12 PM
    I finished putting together my 6.5 Grendel upper yesterday. It turned out pretty neat with the side charging upper receiver on it too. The normal setup with the charging arm is still OK, but if you use a cheek rest, then it gets in the way of course.
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    12-26-2017, 05:48 PM
    I have to say that you guys all have some great looking workshops. Maybe one day I will too. Who knows.
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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.
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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