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    Today, 08:34 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread New to me 94 Big Bore 375 in Leverguns
    The 38/55 case is longer than 375win. Some chambers will allow it. Since 38/55 is lower pressure the Win BB will handle it easily if your chamber is long enough. I traded my levers for #3 Rugers 375win to shoot pointed bullets that are to long for...
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    Today, 07:04 PM
    The 1st thing I do to a HP that I'm going to keep is to remove the magazine disconnect. Other than that only polish the parts. I have never had to replace or tweak springs. I replace mag disc when I trade or sell them. I know at some point the...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    I have Colt and S&W 1917 as well as two S&W m25-2s. I shoot cast 185gr target bullet for 45acp at 750 fps in all them. I hate moons of any kind and have shot very few 45acps and only in the 1917 S&W. I load 45ar brass and it last forever and you...
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    03-24-2019, 11:47 AM
    That is interesting. I only had one Ruger BH 45/45acp and found the opposite. I bought one when first out and the ACP didn't shoot as well as Colt. All cast and sized same. That would make me think it would be a case of the individual gun. We...
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    03-24-2019, 09:52 AM
    I have S&W revolvers in 24-29 and 25-2/ 25-5. I don't shoot hot loads and only cast boolits in any of my S&Ws. These cartridges loaded to 750-850fps with original weight bullets would preform very close to the same. The 29 down loaded to 44sp...
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    03-24-2019, 09:40 AM
    The 141 is my favorite woods deer gun. I've had one since the 60s. The 141, 14, 8 & 81 were cheap when I was a kid. Used racks were full of them. The 35 is a good deer cartridge and although I've had 25-30-32s the 35 is the only one I hunted with. I...
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    03-23-2019, 08:45 PM
    I bought a Rem 742c new in 1966. I was disappointed with the accuracy with 150 Core-locs factory. Best I could get was 3" at 100yds and that wasn't average. I had to down load to 2300fps/ Rem 170gr Universal bullet to get it to average 3". I used...
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    03-23-2019, 08:31 PM
    Back in 70s I was young & dumb and I ruined a new S&W m39 with French 9mm Military for SMGs.
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    03-23-2019, 04:36 PM
    Bump top
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    03-21-2019, 08:50 PM
    There is a big difference between New Model Rugers and the old 3 screw guns too. There is no doubt the expensive clones that came off Rugers are more refined guns. That is apples and oranges. I don't buy New Model Rugers or imported clones of Rugers...
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    03-21-2019, 11:28 AM
    Btt please
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    03-20-2019, 10:23 PM
    Ruger LCP is hard to beat. Dependable, small & light and reasonably priced. There is no doubt more expensive choices that are a lot nicer guns, but they don't work any better. I hate all plastic pistols but vouch for LCP.
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    03-20-2019, 04:54 PM
    I'm thinking of taking one of my 375win-#3s and rebarrel with 26" in same cal. Now you got me thinking and might look into 405w. Only have these for Ohio Deer. We are limited to 38cal min and straight case. The 405w might be ultimate Ohio deer gun....
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    03-19-2019, 09:21 PM
    Have a Remington M10 12gauge Full choke 30" barrel. Excellent shape/used Price: $100 plus shipping
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    03-19-2019, 09:14 PM
    Sold to Harter66
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    03-19-2019, 07:45 PM
    I didn't see it happen or see the whole gun but a guy had a 45Colt clone that went off out of battery that it wrecked the gun. Cylinder wasn't blown but crushed or bent on front end. The rear of cylinder had firing pin strikes across the web. It...
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    03-19-2019, 11:07 AM
    I will vote for powder charge. I have seen Rugers, S&Ws and Hawes with blown cylinders and warped top straps. Every on was powder charge. Although I must admit I have never seen one blow top strap clear off. I have also seen bulged barrels from...
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    03-18-2019, 10:29 PM
    $700-$800 around here. The cracked forcing cone deal has been run into the ground. It was caused by hot loads with light bullets but at least 50% of all handguns that are privately owned have less than 500rds through them. If a guy doesn't load or...
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    03-18-2019, 08:06 PM
    I folded in 92 and kept all the 22 ammo. All ammo was in bricks and some 100pks. The low end ammo that is the main complaint now were good ammo before the panick. I've still got cases of Thunderbolts, Cyclones and Wildcats and they have virtually...
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    03-17-2019, 09:45 AM
    Very slick job and just as good or better than any fix & forget peep if not better. I have a cigar box full of neat junk to make sights. I tear apart things like gas valves for furnances, mechanical timers and sewing machines. They are full of odd...
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    03-16-2019, 06:52 PM
    I did 3 1894 Wins in 30/30 to 38/55 with Numerich barrels, cartridge guides and forend & tenions. About $250 in parts plus donar. If I was doing it for myself would get a 336 and send it to JES for rebore.
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    03-16-2019, 12:37 AM
    Bump top
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    03-15-2019, 09:58 PM
    I would have no problem IDing real stag grips but would be at lost to tell what kind of stag. I have fooled around with a lot of White Tail and Elk and have found the material can be very different from same animal. I don't know if from minerals in...
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    03-15-2019, 07:15 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread M17 in 303? in Military Rifles
    I don't know but I had a couple of them and was told US Army was testing them in 303. I herd several stories one was they were looking at 303 for sniper rifles.
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    03-14-2019, 09:45 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Do you think I ruined it? in Leverguns
    I have several old classic rifles that are mechanical & bore 99%. They were reblued probably before I was born, 1950. They were working rifles and not collector items in the day they were redone. The blur between shooters and collector items is a...
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    03-12-2019, 09:18 PM
    Yea, 22 has been it for about a 100yrs. Why reinvent the wheel?
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    03-12-2019, 07:51 PM
    I have 2 Lyman reciver sights with no bases. I would say they are from 50s or earlier. The "shaft" on both sights measure the same and have same dovetail angle. They both have Lyman trade mark but no model number. One sight has a stud on back of...
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    03-12-2019, 11:34 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Trading guns in Our Town
    I only trade & buy online on forums with guys who are active and have a rep to protect. I have only had trouble once. I traded a 95% m63 S&W to a guy almost 2 yrs ago. A few months ago he decided gun was junk and was damaged. Wanted cash buy back...
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    03-11-2019, 08:41 PM
    I haven't run into your problem but have torched and bent hammer Spurs to clear scopes on TC Hawkin & Renegades.
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    03-11-2019, 07:45 PM
    Never shot a Pumkin Ball out of anything. In ML I guess it's safe any going down muzzel will work. I know a guy who blew the bolt lock on a Moss 500 fooling with balls in 12g. His home made wad/ sleeve system must have wedged in full choke barrel....
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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