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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    Excellent shooting, sir! Don’t you mean “rock bumming” instead of “woods bumming”?��
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    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    As a kid I would take a nest to the pond with me, carefully break it open and use the larvae and spiders to catch fish with my cane pole. All my barn guns are muzzle protected from them. I’ve never killed an adult dirt dauber on purpose; I’ve never...
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    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    With your action open, take a small rod and push forward on the rear of the firing pin. The tip should protrude from the bolt face a little. If not, it’s definitely broken. It sounds like disassembly time.
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    09-22-2020, 06:46 PM
    I'm pretty much a RCBS guy, but I got rid of my Rockchucker Supreme & bought the MEC Marksman. It was a good switch & I'm very pleased with the MEC. No more ejected primers on the floor & a super smooth & heavy duty press. If you buy one, I feel...
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    09-21-2020, 05:57 PM
    I'm trimming cases as the last stage of converting 200 Starline .360 DW cases into .256 Win Mag.
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    09-21-2020, 11:58 AM
    We are fond of these little window stickers here. They have big voices for their tiny bodies. I love to eat mature bullfrogs but all the other toads and frogs are left be. I always liked the old saying- "If you eat a toad frog first thing in the...
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    09-20-2020, 12:39 PM
    Add my "Thanks for Posting" to the list also!
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    09-20-2020, 10:44 AM
    Texas by God replied to a thread I didn't know in Rimfire Area
    Perhaps....and his professor rival, and an old Colonel from down here, they probably just thought their that all their opinions were facts- a human trait that is alive and well ;-)
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    09-20-2020, 10:36 AM
    Congratulations! I happy that you won it without having to fight the “buzzer buzzards”.
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    09-19-2020, 07:21 PM
    Very informal range report: I just placed a beverage can in the front yard +- 20 feet and played hit the bullet hole for five shots. Ammo was CCI CB Long. Despite my neck brace and sitting on the porch swing, I connected 3 shots on the insignia on...
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    09-19-2020, 06:12 PM
    These days it seems like I shoot all handguns better with just my dominant hand. 45 years of ingrained Weaver/Cooper two handed shooting is tough to fight against; but here I am. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    09-19-2020, 06:00 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread I didn't know in Rimfire Area
    I could be wrong and frequently am; but I think the only true top eject Remingtons were the Models 8 and 81 semiautomatic center fire rifles. Its ok(I guess); the gun writers I grew up reading were full of bull occasionally as well. Sent from my...
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    09-19-2020, 05:52 PM
    I've acquired the last two I've run across and they shoot fantastic. My dad taught my brothers and I how to shoot with his 511 that his father gave him around 1950. My Uncle was given a 512. I have much respect for these models in craftsmanship,...
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    09-19-2020, 05:21 PM
    A gift from above. Thank you, Lord. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    09-18-2020, 11:30 PM
    Remington Customer Service might have an answer. 1-800-243-9700 is their phone number. Worth a shot- sorry for the pun.....
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    09-18-2020, 10:42 PM
    Double set triggers are quite sensitive to dirt- but you say that the hammer falls. What does the primer on the unfired round look like? If it has a light dent the problem may be a weak spring or dirt in the firing pin tunnel. I have no experience...
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    09-18-2020, 04:44 PM
    Here's Koger's pics of his new 722. I like it a lot; I'm sure it'll be a tack driver/ tack destroyer! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    09-17-2020, 09:40 PM
    They are yours, Sam. PM returned. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    09-17-2020, 11:22 AM
    I would use them based on what you said in post #4. My opinion supports that position.
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    09-17-2020, 08:33 AM
    Prayers lifted for Susan and her family. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    09-15-2020, 01:44 PM
    Winston 10, I simply suggested a safe starting load. If I hurt your feelings by stating that .300 Savage data was a bit high to start with, sorry for that. I was comparing chamber pressure numbers as well. Anyway, have a good day.
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    09-15-2020, 11:24 AM
    Davis Custom did a 6” one for one of my late friends back in the day. They matte finished the nickel Python barrel and stainless Ruger action to match. They tuned the trigger pull(s) as well and it was a superbly accurate revolver. His step dad...
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    09-15-2020, 11:00 AM
    Getting some teal was always a bonus during a dove hunt back in my teenage years when steel shot wasn’t required. Y’all did great, neighbors! Thanks for sharing.
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    09-14-2020, 09:26 PM
    Piece of cake to find the path with a valve locator/ wire tracer since you had the foresight to install the copper wire in the ditch. Some irrigation supply houses rent them out. The bent wire witching works if your voodoo is correct- seriously....
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    09-14-2020, 09:02 PM
    Good for her! That's gonna be hard to top in future hunts. I'm glad she got it at close range on family land, too. Youth season here is the weekend before general season and the weekend after and is just fine. An adult must accompany the kid. If the...
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    09-14-2020, 08:42 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread gun prices in Our Town
    It may vary depending on the part of the country that you are in. There are no $99 dollar Remington 700s( or any other brand of CF rifle) anywhere close to here. There is a statewide gun buying/selling/trading online site that I dont even look at...
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    09-14-2020, 03:02 PM
    Varget probably holds the record for becoming a “classic” powder in the shortest amount of time. I keep several pounds of it because it has worked splendidly in .223 on up to 30-06 with no problems.
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    09-14-2020, 02:52 PM
    My unsolicited opinion is that the H110/W296 is not the problem- crappy brass syndrome is. It’s been said before- Winchester should have based it on 5.56 brass to begin with. I see and read about problems that seem to be unique to the “Legend”; but...
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    09-13-2020, 10:20 PM
    The .220 Swift m77 seemed to be more consistently accurate than all the other Rugers that my brothers and friends had back then. My brother had the best luck with his with Norma brass, Sierra 52gr bthp, and IMR 4064. Years later I had a Savage 112V...
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    09-13-2020, 03:01 PM
    If I need rapid repeat shots, of course I carry a pump.If I want to hunt classily with two quick shots, of course I carry a SxS. If I’m just taking care of business on the farm or riding the river, the 5#/$100 single is the best. As far as...
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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
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