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    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    I dropped my subscriptions of all Gun rags about three years ago. Just got to point I would thumb through them and toss. I don’t pay much attention to self appointed experts. I’ve been loading and casting bullets since a young kid. Under several...
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    Yesterday, 08:44 AM
    I know a guy that made slugs for 28g single/ smooth bore buy wrapping 54 cal maxi balls with styrofoam sheets. Loaded like paper patched in plastic cup wads? Don’t know brand. He got decent accuracy at 50yds.
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    05-31-2020, 11:43 PM
    I haven’t herd anything about shut downs other than state and govt sponsored events. Do you have a source for this news?
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    05-30-2020, 01:52 PM
    Probably the number one money maker for 20/20 hind sight would be GI issue 1911a1s. Just taking 1970 as example. A new series 70 was $100 in LGS. That would put top condition used one at $75. Now a GI issue would be lucky to get you $40 cash. Now...
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    05-29-2020, 04:10 PM
    I tried rifled tube on 870 with factory Fosters, Brenneke and cast Pellet contour type slug. The slug barrel outshot it by a mile. I was one of the chain of guys who tried this barrel and nobody was pleased with it. I have buddies who are Rem nuts...
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    05-29-2020, 02:46 PM
    I not paying $200 for Chinese scope and certainly not a variable. The scope trade now has the low power scopes listed as specialty scopes for premium money. I have several Weaver K low powers on rifles 4x and smaller. If one needs replaces I’m not...
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    05-29-2020, 07:11 AM
    Excellent sight and as good as store bought or better. I’m one of those who appreciate the time it took to make the sight. I’m also one who can’t see the money they want for similar store bought sight. I make a lot of things out of Brass and...
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    05-28-2020, 07:42 PM
    Didn’t Lee make a 410 loader back in 70s, not a wack a mole but a dedicated 410 press. Not as fancy as their load all for the bigger gauges. I’m not interested in loading 410s by the campfire nor enough into them to buy a Mec or such but would be...
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    05-28-2020, 03:48 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Why lever guns in Leverguns
    I don’t want anything new that I can think of. I can’t think of one American company that is not putting out mostly second rate junk. The days of milled guns are over. I’m no more interested in a synthetic stocked BA than a new Marlin lever. It...
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    05-28-2020, 09:49 AM
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    05-28-2020, 09:42 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Found one in Single Shot Guns
    That was a good deal by far. You got $100 scope if you want to sell it. That puts you $400 in gun which is $200 less than bottom price. Bonus, gun looks to be in very nice shape. The older 24s are like gold around these parts. Everybody’s looking...
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    05-27-2020, 11:24 PM
    Never look back, that’s not the way to go. My Bro is always hacking on me for guns I had years ago. Too facts the military guns from WW2 were a dime a dozen and were sold in barrels like baseball bats. Many of the guns like Colts, S&W revolvers were...
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    05-27-2020, 09:43 PM
    Bro has TC with custom tapered 375win 16” barrel, synthetic furniture and 2x7 scope, with a cartridge loaded it goes hair over 6lb.
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    05-27-2020, 05:44 PM
    What you carry is a personal choice and opinion. Why some worry about what others are carrying is beyond me. Then go out of their way to make anybody that doesn’t agree with them wrong.
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    05-27-2020, 12:22 PM
    I’ve had all the pots, bottom pour. I pour all kind of fishing lures and bullets. A long time ago I decided to get big standard pot and pour with ladles. I figure I make up for the time by not having to fool with bottom pour problems. They all have...
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    05-27-2020, 09:14 AM
    I haven’t done much experimenting with different powder in 44mag since I started loading for it 55 yrs ago. 2400 for mag loads and Unique for Target. I have just recently purchased a pound H110 because everyone’s claims for it in 44mg carbine. The...
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    05-27-2020, 07:25 AM
    The set I herd about was a two die set, G&H maybe? It has 7/8” threads. Made for plastic hulls. I think Lee had a 410 loader at one time. With the new interest in 410s you would think they would make their Load All in 410. I don’t load shot shells...
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    05-26-2020, 10:57 PM
    The original MK 1s had heavy tapered barrel 6”+ and micro rear sight. There were several after markets, Millet being most popular because it was cheapest.
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    05-26-2020, 05:49 PM
    I shot 270gr in Sako Finbear for moose & black bear. I liked the rifle so much I started loading the 235gr Speer Semi-Spitzer. The only mold I had was 200gr 38/55 FP.plain base. I couldn’t get enough velocity to suit me so stuck with 235speer. I...
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    05-26-2020, 02:36 PM
    Has anyone bought 410 dies for standard 7/8 thread of rifle press? Thinking about buying a set. I guess all they really do is resize brass and re crimp.
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    05-26-2020, 01:35 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Stevens Maynard Jr in Single Shot Guns
    I’m waiting for reality to kick back in on a lot of used gun prices. It has seemed that the chapter on condition has been overlooked. This CV19 is going to put a lot of toys in the market. Real collectors pieces will pretty well hold their value....
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    05-25-2020, 10:39 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Pumps are fun! in Rimfire Area
    That 22mag probably leaves nothing but lips on bull frogs. I know a guy who used a Monroe County Gig on frogs. It used 22 shorts.
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    05-25-2020, 10:24 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Boxes for molds in Our Town
    I have a lot of mine in Speer bullet boxes. For single & double cavity. The bigger ones I have in plastic boxes industrial bits come in. I have each caliber, muzzle loader molds and handles in large plastic boxes carbide cutters come in.
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    05-25-2020, 11:43 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Ruger Bearcat 22 in Rimfire Area
    In early 60s the first big box store in our area was Harts Family Center in Bridgeport, Ohio. My dad went to grad opening and came back with two pistols and a sack of doughnuts. The pistols were Colt clones from Germany. One was 22lr and the other...
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    05-25-2020, 07:29 AM
    Seasoning is to make low grade meat eatable. Really good meat is ruined with all the stuff people put on it. You are just using the meat as a sponge for spices. Bar BQ is a different story as well as smoking. Those are processes that require sauces...
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    05-24-2020, 10:35 PM
    How many firearms do you guys own that cheap oil is a consideration? I buy Hopes and I’ve had the same bottle for years, think it’s 6oz. I’ve had more but usually running 100-150 guns in my old age.
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    05-24-2020, 09:12 AM
    I’ve got a 83/8” and 6” in 27-2, blue. They both shoot very well. My Bro was fired up over how well they shoot as compared to M19s. The 27s edge them out when you are shooting 100yds. Anyway the very next gun show we went to my Bro is on the warpath...
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    05-24-2020, 08:59 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Stevens Maynard Jr in Single Shot Guns
    I have seen Stevens Maynard Jrs with no butt plate, just horizontal grooves. When I was 5 my dad bought me a Marlin 1897 carbine. Very nice 22 but at 5yrs I couldn’t hold it up to shoot it. A friend of the family gave me the Maynard Jr and it was in...
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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