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    03-26-2020, 06:17 PM
    Both are quality sights. I prefer the MVA mid range tang sights for a rear sight and the Lee Shaver spirit level globes for the front. I like the way that Lee's sight secures the aperture like a Lyman 17a rather than a spring tab that gets caught on...
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    03-26-2020, 11:47 AM
    You'll go into sticker shock when you find some it's about 60.00 a brick now. I think it was graf's or target sports had some. I also use to shoot a lot of them back in the day but not at the new price.
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    03-22-2020, 06:54 PM
    1Hawkeye replied to a thread I have a fox again in Our Town
    Nice use of soybeans for texture :coffeecom
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    03-15-2020, 08:49 PM
    Well I took it to the range this weekend and what a treat. Saturday was 60 rounds of 3Fg with a card wad it and a Lee 450 gr bullet the first 2 were high but about and inch apart after that it kinda went from m.o.a to minute of buffalo group wise...
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    03-08-2020, 09:29 PM
    Up date: I haven't got pics yet but I have figured out it is a .50-70 and instead of 3 bands like the other military models this one only has 2 bands. Also in Mike Venturino's book "Shooting buffalo rifles of the old west" he notes that the .50-70's...
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    03-08-2020, 02:41 PM
    I'll see if I can get one of my kids to help with the pic's as far as the finish goes its all the metal on the rifle not just the receiver. I know the navy cadets were built in .50 cadet but why the 3" difference in barrel length and its not a cut...
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    03-08-2020, 02:32 AM
    sukivel,They had 799.99 on it and I got it out the door with my pound of unique for 715.00 Love Life, it's definitely tinned it has that matted look that tin gets with age and none of the spots are peeling like old damaged nickle does.
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    03-07-2020, 11:10 PM
    After today's ram bash match I went to a nearby gun shop to get a pound of unique. The next thing I know I'm looking a 6 different rolling block rifles a Danish in .45 Danish, a Springfield 1871 .50-70, and Remington's in .43 Egyptian w/bayonet &...
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    03-05-2020, 10:49 PM
    Plus 1 on the Glock field knife they have 2 versions one of which has a saw built into the back of the blade. They hold an edge very well and are a lot easier to find not to mention they are lower priced. You could get 2 for the price of a quality U...
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    03-04-2020, 07:19 PM
    I sent him an email last week about a custom mold and haven't gotten a response yet either. I hate to say it but I think Jared gets so busy sometimes that if he thinks its a stupid question he doesn't reply.
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    03-02-2020, 09:29 PM
    1Hawkeye replied to a thread M71 Browning won't fire in Leverguns
    Is the hammer going all the way down when its released? If it is and the firing pin is floating as it should then it could be a headspace problem. I would pm John Taylor on here and see what he thinks.
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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
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