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    05-22-2019, 09:00 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Bolt action 22 rifles in Rimfire Area
    It is funny about the noise levels from different barrels not counting length. I have a RB with a 513 Rem barrel that seems to absorb noise. The other old long barrel 22s all seem to have different tones. You would think longer the barrel, more FPS...
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    05-22-2019, 06:20 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Bolt action 22 rifles in Rimfire Area
    My serious hunting 22 is 77/22 with 4x. That replaced a 10/22 with 4x. Out of a couple dozen 22 rifles those are only ones with scope. I have several with tangs and reciever sights. One of my favorite critter getters is a Win 61 when Im going iron...
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    05-21-2019, 02:35 PM
    Good luck was in same situation myself a few years ago. Looked for a couple years and couldn't find original. It had a cheap scope on a Bubbaed side mount. I traded it off and only part I have is extra mag. I used 38super cases that I thinned rims...
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    05-21-2019, 02:22 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Faithful .22s in Rimfire Area
    I've never had a Ruger 10/22 that wouldn't outshoot a Rem 66. In fact I've owned very few 22 rifles if any that wouldn't outshoot a 66. A 66 is capable of taking a lot of abuse and still function but It is way down on my list for accuracy. My beater...
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    05-21-2019, 11:07 AM
    I have several Dremils, a couple Rotozips and a small Bosch router. I ruin Dremils all the time by using them on jobs that put to much stress on side play. I had a rechargable that was handy for light polishing but battery crapped out and I pitched...
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    05-21-2019, 10:40 AM
    I had a little shotgun branded Monarch and stamped 44xl & 410, never shot anything but 2 1/2" 410s in it. I did load some 44XL for a Marbels Game Getter. I used 44/40 brass and plastic capsules that were made by TC for their Contender. I don't know...
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    05-17-2019, 10:17 PM
    I've had 25/20 & 32/20 for over 50yrs. I have a nice 53 Win and an turn of century Marlin 1894 rifle. I have plenty of brass and several boxes of factory loads. I've found that all the 25/20s I've owned do much better with cast boolits. I've loaded...
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    05-15-2019, 09:30 PM
    I shoot nothing but 242gr Button Nose WCs out of a couple S&W 25-5s. I usually shoot at 750fps with soft cast. I made up a batch out of 50:50 lead/ WWs and cranked them up to 900fps. I have no trouble hitting a 12" gong at 100yds with them. A few...
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    05-14-2019, 09:27 PM
    I don't do stainless but have a couple 25-2s and three 25-5s that are shooting machines. At my house to earn keeper status a gun has to be accurate. I have sent several 25-5s to trade pile.
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    05-14-2019, 09:14 PM
    My experience with 8g guns were Tap Guns in an alloy mill. The crucible was iron with a hole cast in it. A ceramic plaster was used to close the hole. Electric arc melted the metal and the pot would be glowing red hot except for the dull spot where...
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    05-13-2019, 08:06 PM
    There are some real goofs on you tube. I hate getting sucked into a video made by a guy that thinks he is a expert and actually has no skill or knowledge at all. It only takes about 30seconds to see the guy is a goof but you waste 3 minutes weeding...
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    05-13-2019, 07:53 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Bolt action 22 rifles in Rimfire Area
    I often wonder where all the bolt action 22s are hanging out. When I was a kid most started out with a single shot BA. Most adults had repeaters in BAs. There were a few pumps and autos and fewer levers. There were still many falling blocks and RBs...
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    05-12-2019, 06:36 PM
    Ditto, I bought 3K mags for Hi-St and they are junk. You notice I didn't say cheap junk because they aren't cheap.
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    05-12-2019, 06:31 PM
    I had a #3 in 30/40 and traded it for #3 in 375Win. I also traded a BSA Martini custom in 22 Ackley Jet for another #3 in 375Win. I'm not looking for a 30/30 because I can't use a bottle neck or smaller than 38 caliber here in Ohio. I have done a...
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    05-09-2019, 12:42 PM
    I have put a slight neck on 357max and 454s to fit 357 & 45colt cylinders. I don't remember what die I used but was FL sizing die for a bottle neck rifle cartridge. I also necked 45/70s slightly with 41mg die for a project to make a super 410 slug...
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    05-06-2019, 08:38 PM
    I have 32-38-44-45 Lyman button nose WC molds. 90% of my shooting is done with them. Actually I cast most soft and are for Target loads. I have cast them hard for 357 & 45 to hunt with. I loaded 45colt at 950fps and shot a deer with Dead results. My...
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    05-05-2019, 09:44 PM
    I have seen articles on this cartridge. It was suppose to be dreamed up by Winchesters son and they only made a few to humor him before it was dropped.
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    05-05-2019, 10:16 AM
    Interesting and I don't know the answer. You wouldn't think it would hurt the gun because it wouldn't be able to generate much pressure in cylinder or barrel. I've never seen it in a revolver but have in rifles. Saw 270 fired in 3006, case fire...
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    05-05-2019, 10:09 AM
    I'm sure you have herd the term Assault Rifle, as far as I'm concerned the 742-760 series of rifles should be termed as Insault Rifles.
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    05-03-2019, 10:00 PM
    Of the guns I presently own I have only one that I feel my least favorite and used cartridge, the 41mag. I've got a couple and hardly ever shot them. They are like 16g shotguns, not enough bigger than a 20 or smaller than a 12g. I have a good many...
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    05-03-2019, 08:12 PM
    I sold mine a couple years ago when we got rifle season. I had a Foster slug mold and wasn't getting good accuracy out of them. I bought a Lyman mold that cast a slug that looks like a big pellet. Easy to load. Just put in plastic shot wad. Good...
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    05-03-2019, 08:08 PM
    I made them out of 348 Win. If you have the equippment it's not that hard. I bought dies and a Rapine mold and made up 60 cases. I loaded them at least 5 times and they went with the rifle when I sold it. I gave my South Bend lathe to my brother he...
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    05-02-2019, 01:01 AM
    When I was a kid in 60s the older guys were trading in good old guns on 760s and 742s. The trade ins were cheap. I also wanted a 742, which I busted my hump to buy. I found out real quick that 760 was no upgrade from 14/141. The ability to use HV...
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    04-26-2019, 08:59 PM
    How much work did you have to do to get chamber clearance over the breech block to load that cartridge. I put together a 45/70 on a 7x57 RB and had to take some metal off. You could just barely wiggle it it but it would scrape the brass doing it. I...
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Army vet..ex coal miner
Shooting & fishing before I could walk
SE Ohio
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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