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    04-21-2018, 10:12 PM
    Yeah, I am quite curious as to whether the barrel is threaded onto the action and or pinned or something.
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    04-20-2018, 04:24 PM
    Nice deal. The rebates sure make them attractively priced too. I like mine, but I got it in 6.5 Creedmoor though.
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    04-20-2018, 04:21 PM
    My .450 Bushmaster is the Hog winner for me. I was thinking more for self defense with the .45ACP carbine. it adds about 100fps on the bullets when fired through the long barrel. Of course hunting hogs with it wasn't even a thought at the time. ...
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    04-19-2018, 11:12 PM
    I have known quite a few guys who fired cast bullets in the .458 magnum rifles. So that isn't a problem. You can also load up light rounds so the recoil isn't hard then.
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    04-19-2018, 11:09 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread PSA 9mm AR in Factory Rifles
    I have fired quite a few steel cased 9mm ammo in a couple of my pistols and it worked fine for me. I didn't have any problems with the stuff. But since there are several different brands, it is hard to say if some other brand would be a problem or...
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    04-19-2018, 10:57 AM
    You should be able to buy the barrel and bolt or BCG for it. The other parts are pretty much standard stuff. I am not sure if you need to open up the ejection port on the upper receiver.If it needs to be a little larger it isn't by much. I took a...
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    04-18-2018, 06:07 PM
    I broke down and bought a Hi-Point .45 ACP carbine. I had sold my Marlin Camp Carbine many years ago and regretted it all this time. So the Hi-Point cures that urge. Anyway the price was pretty good. It actually isn't bad. It actually works too. No...
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    04-18-2018, 05:51 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread PSA 9mm AR in Factory Rifles
    I remember back in the day when I was in the USMC, we didn't load the mags up to max capacity for that misfeed reason. Heck I still do it today too. Go ahead and shoot the steel cased ammo. it works fine. Theoretically if might wear out the...
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    04-16-2018, 09:35 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 17 Mach 2 in Rimfire Area
    How did Savage do with their semi-automatic 17 HMR rifles? I see them for sale still. Plus there is the CCI A17 ammo made for semi-autos like the Savage too?
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    04-15-2018, 06:53 PM
    Congratulations. That was a nice find and a excellent score too. How about some pics when you get a chance?
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    04-12-2018, 10:00 AM
    Google is your friend: For your Dan Wesson, this might give you some ideas https://www.google.com/search?q=scope+mount+for+dan+wesson+model+15-2+revolver&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1-ab Now since your Taurus is intended more for close in...
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    04-10-2018, 10:01 AM
    The powers that be may have still been thinking of the old massed troops in formation doing volley fire. The old military techniques and strategy wasn't that old when these early breechloading rifles came out. Thus individual accuracy may not have...
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    04-09-2018, 10:13 PM
    Yeah I have the same problems with bifocals and age too. But the slightly blurry red dot hasn't been a problem though. Usually it is still good enough to allow for shooting OK. So it is a tough call on how much trouble it causes you. But I have...
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    04-09-2018, 10:09 PM
    That is a really nice looking six shooter. I like it. You had a great find with that one. Congratulations.
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    04-08-2018, 11:50 AM
    That sounds pretty neat, but where are the pictures? We want to check it out too.
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    04-06-2018, 10:42 PM
    I only have 9, but the 9th one is unshootable though. So you are doing better than me with only 14 of them.
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    04-05-2018, 09:17 AM
    Fantastic group there. I bought one if the TC Compass rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor last year and I am quite happy with it too.
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    04-04-2018, 05:35 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread binary triggers in Military Rifles
    I am not sure if YouTube is censoring the videos. I think they are censoring the videos that are commercial in nature and advertising for some business or company. If a video is not advertising in some way, they should be leaving it alone. But I...
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    04-04-2018, 09:36 AM
    Earlwb replied to a thread Remington 32 S&W in Vintage Ammo
    Nice antiques there. Yeah if you don't want to keep for posterity, you can sell them to the collectors. They do show some history.
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    04-02-2018, 09:48 AM
    Yeah I remember reading about it. it is a little longer in length than the 45-70, but essentially the same. The longer length would allow for a little more propellant capacity. But one can handload 45-70 rounds to be about the same in performance....
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    04-02-2018, 08:27 AM
    TexasNative46; Well in looking at the latest bill the Democrats tried to slip into Congress, they do this every year when Congress opens for its first session. Thankfully it never makes it out of the committee. They wanted to ban anything with a...
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    04-01-2018, 10:42 PM
    Those are all good choices. I was thinking along the line of a semi-wadcutter bullet like they use for target shooting. Some of the 1911's don't have a problem with it. One could get their 1911 setup for them if they don't like them. For faster...
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    04-01-2018, 10:27 PM
    Those are some nice vintage rifles to go and shoot from time to time. My oldest is probably my .43 Egyptian Rolling block rifle. But I need to fix the buttstock before I think about shooting it. My other oldie is a 1888 Gewehr rifle made in 1893....
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    04-01-2018, 10:03 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread What is this? in Factory Rifles
    Tough call on returning it to the rightful owner. Many people go to the range one time and never return or only return infrequently. They may never ask about it either. But maybe the range can do something about posting a sign to ask about things...
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    04-01-2018, 08:33 PM
    Most police handguns have only holster wear and tear. The guns get used very little. Most police only shoot the guns for their annual or semi- annual qualification requirements. So inspecting it is a good idea. There are some guys who practice a lot...
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    04-01-2018, 08:29 PM
    Earlwb replied to a thread 80 percent lower in Factory Rifles
    As mentioned already, if you have a completed 80% receiver no FFL dealer will buy or sell it. You also cannot legally sell it to anyone else either. Your beneficiary could inherit it though. But there is some gray area with that. Some states have...
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    04-01-2018, 07:35 PM
    If the great ivory hunters in Africa had semiautomatic rifles available. They would have jumped at the chance to use them. Especially larger caliber versions. But nowadays everyone seems to be against them. I do use one for pig hunting and it has...
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    04-01-2018, 11:25 AM
    I recently wound up getting a .44 mag Taurus M44 with 8 inch barrel. I put on a scope as well. The scope mount still lets me use the iron sights too.
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    04-01-2018, 11:01 AM
    Well the old method of "new and improved" works to sell more. So I can see them changing it. Marketing 101.
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    04-01-2018, 10:58 AM
    I use H110 or W296 with the 22 TCM. The first load information we got for the 22 TCM used these propellants too. H110 and W296 are almost identical if not the same stuff. The cartridge has been out for a while now, so there are more choices to use.
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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