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    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    My experience was corrugated shoulders taking 5.56 to 222 Rem. Don’t think I ever did 223 to 222.
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    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    I had a 10/22 back before they were cool. I had bought each model as they came out. I had every gun Ruger made back then. Now you couldn’t haul one of each in a truck. I was Ruger cheerleader. The early 10/22 were by far the best 22 for the buck....
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    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 219b firing pin in Single Shot Guns
    I have 219 project gun right now. Gun is like new and doesn’t work at all. I’m hoping all the parts are in the action and it’s a broken spring. I’ve made firing pins for 219, 220 & 94 series out of drill bits. Heat them up cherry red and dunk in...
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    02-24-2021, 11:13 PM
    I use GI Match brass in both 30/06 and 308 in my older classic rifles. None of loading are max hot loads. My 1895 Winchester loads are under 45000cpu with 180gr bullets, other 06s are 150gr about 2800 FPS for bolt guns. 308 loads running about same...
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    02-24-2021, 10:33 PM
    I put in dozens of the Volquartsen Target hammer kits they come with shims that take pull down to 3lbs and less. Only one dissatisfied customer, he said trigger was to light. I also don’t think that the stock Ruger stainless 10/22 barrels are as...
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    02-24-2021, 08:35 PM
    I hunt a lot of small game and varmit with 22s. My hoard of ammo is pre Obama. I have 14 22 rifles and 12 handguns. That’s what I have left as of today. All 22s are pre 1960 except for a 77/22 Ruger. The point is every 22 rifle I have will shoot an...
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    02-24-2021, 08:17 PM
    The price of a break barrel rifle has nothing to do with the price of a S&W or Ruger revolver. The machining time doesn’t compare. I spent some time with H&Rs in 45/70 and 22Hornet. I suppose I ruined 2 dozen springs trying to lighten trigger pulls....
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    02-24-2021, 07:44 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 38 Special in Marlin in Leverguns
    I had a customer that bought a 357 1894 off me when they were first out. Also a Lee Loader kit and Lee mold for a RN boolit. He shot nothing but light loads in 38sp brass. He cleaned after every session and didn’t have any problems.
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    02-24-2021, 07:39 PM
    I loaded 223 / 5.56 for years before this guff started. Using ball powder you will see no difference. Military cases have less volume than commercial. This easy to see filling cases with hypo. Will show up if you are trying to use an IMR powder...
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    02-24-2021, 07:17 PM
    Grip size would be a individual choice. I have small hands with long fingers. I would like to see some K and N frame target type grips that were thin. In other words about the same as stock S&W Magna grips with T-grip filler. The J frames I put S&W...
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    02-23-2021, 08:41 PM
    My buddy had a 257 Mannlicher. I can’t remember if 722 or 721. He bought the stock from Herters. They had a great selection of stocks back in 60s. I was always going to buy a fancy stock for my 722 in 222 but it’s like new to this day. Since I’ve...
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    02-23-2021, 01:01 AM
    Sportsman Club I used to belong to had a Groundhog feed every summer open to public. They had it cooked several different ways. Members would shoot and clean the GHogs and stash in freezer at club house. Parboiled and BBqed was my favorite. For home...
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    02-22-2021, 05:09 PM
    Over priced for what they are. I could think of a lot of other rifles I’d rather have. I had no use for H&R and NE breakdowns either. Savage 219 is better rifle than all three.
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    02-21-2021, 01:16 PM
    Drm50 started a thread Today’s 22Lr in Rimfire Area
    In 80s I did extensive tests with American made 22Lr ammo. The purpose being to show that buying match grade ammo to hunt small game with run of the mill rifles was a waste. A good selection of popular 22 rifles were used. All shot from rest with 4x...
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    02-20-2021, 01:50 PM
    Squirrel brains and scrambled eggs fried in bacon grease would tune you right up. Groundhog, possum and coon were always on the menu. My grandma wasn’t much into this but my great gram and aunts all were. GreatGram out for evening meal.
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    02-20-2021, 11:15 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Eating Steak in Our Town
    I worked in a grocery store when I was a kid. My last job of the day was to clean the two big wooden butcher blocks. First scrape them then wire brush with salt. Scape off salt and cover with salt and a cheese cloth. Think of all the meat across the...
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    02-20-2021, 11:02 AM
    Yea, it’s a measure device for black powder.
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    02-20-2021, 01:25 AM
    Weren’t any you guys in service. In boot camp we had to take our rifles in the shower with us. I’m not a great black powder nut but I can’t abide the shortcuts them come up with to clean side locks. I clean in hot soapy water and rinse in boiling...
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    02-19-2021, 03:44 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread WTS Guns #1 in Swappin & Sellin
    Bump with lowered prices
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    02-19-2021, 03:23 PM
    I don’t normally keep fixed sight guns but if you happen into one that shoots to point of aim for your load, you got a jewel. A few years back I wanted a S&W J frame .32 with adj sights. In fact actually wanted .32 Kit Gun with S&W sights milled in....
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    02-18-2021, 09:21 PM
    Took in this S&W m25-3 NIB on deal not to long ago against a 29-3 NIB. I won’t shoot it because it’s NIB and I have 5 other m25s. To pretty for me, goes at head of trade pile. I sold two m14s last week. I kept the oldest one because it’s the one I...
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    02-17-2021, 10:29 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread .22lr in the snow in Rimfire Area
    It’s 7 here and you could shoot limbs off trees with 22. Limbs snapping like glass. This morning when sun was out it was blinding. Snow and trees encased in ice.
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    02-17-2021, 05:23 PM
    (1) M70 Win, hinged mount 1” , manf ? It’s quality made...used VG.....................$25 (2) Weaver Long rings 1”/ thumb screws ........used VG......................................$20 (3) Weaver Long rings 1” complete with base for...
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    02-14-2021, 12:13 PM
    There are a lot of pistols that don’t like TC type bullets. In fact a lot of rifles don’t like them.
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    02-12-2021, 02:22 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread WTS Guns #1 in Swappin & Sellin
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    02-12-2021, 02:21 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread WTS Guns #3 in Swappin & Sellin
    Last bump to top
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    02-12-2021, 02:18 PM
    Last Bump to top.
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    02-12-2021, 02:17 PM
    Please Lock
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    02-10-2021, 02:12 PM
    I’m not overly excited about any new guns. The only thing I can say is Ruger is generally better at putting out product with bugs already out. Much better QC & CS. The old model guns are gone. No more milled parts. The new models are only look...
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    02-10-2021, 10:42 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread WTS Guns #1 in Swappin & Sellin
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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