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    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    I strike my Ingots with tool stamps to label content. My molds are all of the size they can be used in most pots. Mine are angle iron and will stack in SFR box neatly.
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    Yesterday, 09:55 AM
    I've never shot a bear but have shot quite a few deer. I have never found it necessary to go to extremes with bullet weight or load. The only handgun I have that I use JHPs at full annum power is a Ruger SBH. My 44sps, 45Colts are loaded with...
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    02-26-2020, 01:15 PM
    I only have one 15 and don't shoot it very much. I have two m14s, one unfired in original box with docs, tools, ect. The other is in very high condition and has shot thousands of target WC loads. The price on S&W blue revolvers is catching up on...
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    02-23-2020, 10:07 PM
    I took a dremil with a burr and basket weaved a set of BH grips. Layed it out with pencil, cut with burr and sanded. It was my first project. The 1st time I did grips with dremil was a 1911 and 1st attempt didn't look that good. I was putting a...
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    02-23-2020, 10:40 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 35 rem in Factory Rifles
    While I have no use for 742/760 and newer series of rifles I do have m14s, m141s, m8s and m81s. I also have several post war JM Marlins as new as 1970s. Although the pump 760 series rifles don't jam as a rule, they are basically the same rifles and...
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    02-20-2020, 10:43 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 35 rem in Factory Rifles
    760/742 series rifles have killed a lot of deer. They are meat guns good enough for woods ranges. Some love them and own ones that shoot 1" all day long. I've never been that lucky. I've had a dozen, only one bought one new in 1968, a 3006. It did...
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    02-19-2020, 09:18 PM
    AOL in Marlin levers for straight case cartridges can be affected by bullet shape for feed purposes. Traditional round nose lead boolits would be what AOL is based on. Other bullets will clear as far as AOL but will not feed into chamber properly.
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    02-19-2020, 09:10 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 35 rem in Factory Rifles
    I live in Ohio, handy to Pa, WVa and Ky. I'm partial to 35s for woods deer. I wouldn't pay very much for a 760 in any cartridge. The 760-742 series rifles have a poor rep around these parts. I would say no more than $300 for one in mint condition. ...
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    02-16-2020, 11:21 AM
    I have my KaBar I brought home over 50yrs ago. It is a good knife and holds excellent edge but is on the big side for most field dressings.
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    02-16-2020, 11:10 AM
    Chambers in Ruger must be enough oversize that your load isn't sealing case. This can also cause primer backout and possible punctures.
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    02-14-2020, 07:28 PM
    I would say in $50 neighborhood. Nice K Magnas can be had for $25 up. They are probably the most common of all S&W grips. Thousands of S&W K frames were used by law enforcement and most had Magna grips.
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    02-12-2020, 05:57 AM
    I wheel and deal S&Ws, P&R era or older. It aggravates me that rubber grips are put on S&Ws and stock grips sold separately. They only do this because buyers are to stupid to dock the price the value of a set of factory grips. You can find same...
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    02-11-2020, 10:23 PM
    A early S&W m41 like new condition. Haven't got to shoot it yet.
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    02-11-2020, 12:31 PM
    I had the base on my 1895 on to overhang front of action. Because of position of adjustment turret on scope I had to get movement to get eye relief. A lot of the new generation scopes have shorter tubes and less adjustment travel between rings. ...
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    02-10-2020, 12:54 AM
    Nice job, I've always liked Stevens 94/ Savage 220 series better than H&R and IJs. I have a original 94 in 12g that has case hardened reciever. Gun is near mint. Have another 94b that I need wood for. Not easy to find. Small differences in forend...
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    02-08-2020, 09:41 AM
    32cal from handgun is not a practical choice for deer. It is marginal at best in a rifle. Yea it will kill them under idea conditions, so will a 22rf.
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    02-07-2020, 07:44 PM
    I’ve had 3 smokeless action RBs. Two 7mms and a 30/40. Shot 30/40 a good bit with 200cast and mild load of IMR-3031. I remember vel to be about 2000fps.
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    02-07-2020, 07:35 PM
    I live in Ohio, no large animals to attack. I fooled with a lot of 22s to find perfect loafing gun. This is carried while wade fishing and while engaged in other outdoor activities other than hunting. The gun has to be accurate enough that it’s...
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    02-07-2020, 03:30 PM
    I shot a deer with 185gr WC at 750fps. 40yds, kilt it dead, it did flop for a few seconds but through shot had a great effect on its oil pressure. 44special.
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    02-07-2020, 03:23 PM
    This past fall my bro bought Bulk Browning 22 ammo at Cabelas. We were shooting several rifles and handguns and the Brn ammo was terrible in S&W revolvers, Ruger auto pistols and several rifles including 10/22s. It was dirty, inaccurate and high...
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    02-07-2020, 12:19 PM
    I'm not sure but I think I bought them from Brownells. I'm sure they are avaiable in SS. In fact I think I have seen them in either torx or Allen style heads. Mine are standard slots and blue.
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    02-07-2020, 12:03 PM
    I have a SBH from 1964. I always had to check the screws for each shooting session. I had a screw shear off from once. I bought a set of replacement screws with nylon inserts and have had no futher trouble.
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    02-06-2020, 03:28 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread First Lever Action? in Leverguns
    I have used levers for woods deer hunting since I started in 60s. 100yd and less there is no need for BA accuracy. Had a Marlin 1897 22 since I was a kid. I don't do cast for 30/30 but do for 25/20, 32/20, 38/55, 45/70 and pistol cartridges. Most of...
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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