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    Today, 06:50 PM
    Those really good holsters for a gun you don't have are like loading dies. Dare you off any the the next day you will be looking to buy one because you got a killer deal said gun.
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    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Reboring a 1899Sav in Leverguns
    Exactly right. 30/30 won't do it Staight Wall states, neither will 30 cal. Still boring a nice old 99 in any cal is going to kill its value. Hi condition older 99s go in $1K to start around my area. I would look for anther gun for a donar.
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    07-21-2019, 10:27 AM
    Just Friday I gave my buddy a 3screw Single 6 cylinder in 22mg. It fit his New Model Single-6 as drop in. His gun was bought new in early 70s and didn't come with mag cylinder.
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    07-21-2019, 10:19 AM
    1897 Mar, 1894 25/20, 1894 32/20, Win 1895 30/06, Win 53 25/20, Win 53 32/20, Sav 99EG 250/3000 Mar Maurader 336 30/30, 1894SR 44mg, 1895 & 39m. Top line pre WW2 , second line newest is 1894SR is 1970.
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    07-21-2019, 02:26 AM
    Another ditto for Outpost & Elmer. I don't cast my target loads any harder than necessary 20:1 lead tin is plenty hard if they are sized correctly. Magnums 50:50 WW Lead and still add 20:1 mixture with tin and gas check. I cast 25/20& 32/20 same as...
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    07-20-2019, 02:47 PM
    I managed to buy a 219 Sav in Hornet cheap. Really nice gun. Had been looking for a parts gun and got this nice one. That's good news. Bubba had been in it and since he must have been unable to fix it didn't bother to put the parts back in. Action...
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    07-20-2019, 12:49 PM
    HBWCs in my experience have to be kept at lower velocities than solid base. I can see the problem with skirt causing barrel buldge. Never saw it myself but do notice groups opening up the faster you push them. The button nose WC has been around a...
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    07-20-2019, 12:42 PM
    I prefer the boat anchor Weavers. The K series of less than 4x are hard to get ahold of. In this world of varibles all the low straight powers are now specialty scopes and are high dollar. I think Specialty means guys actually use them to hunt with....
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    07-18-2019, 03:46 PM
    I had a original Schofield when I was in high school. It was tight but blue was gone years before I got it. It had been a longer barrel and had decent cut of job and a piece of a dime for a front sight. Rifling wasn't to good and it didn't shoot...
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    07-18-2019, 03:30 PM
    That is very true, like I said it's somewhat of a cheap shot. I turn firing pins out of drill bit shanks too. A little heat treat with a torch and you are in business. Once in a while get one to hard and it snaps. Drill bits are like everything...
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    07-18-2019, 01:33 PM
    I have tightened up quite a few Stevens and H&A 22s that had come loose from wear. It may be a cheap shot but I use a reamer on one side by hand to true up the hole. Then drill through on drill press. Then use the shank of the bit for the pin. The...
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    07-17-2019, 10:44 PM
    I shoot nothing but Wadcutters in all but 3 of my revolvers. In 38/357 both I shoot the button nose WC. In m14 K38 , M19 and m27. I use 357 brass in 19 & 27. It just makes sense to me that use of the longer 357 case provides less "jump" from chamber...
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    07-17-2019, 10:53 AM
    I have around a dozen old Weaver Ks not on rifles. I have about that many on rifles that have been on them since rifle & scope were new. Back in 60s Weaver was top shelf. I sold a lot of my rifles the last few years and kept the Weavers. I bought...
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    07-16-2019, 12:51 PM
    I've had several of them from 243 to 458. Presently only two a 6mm PCP and 45/70. Only one I hunted with was 30/06. The rest target and groundhogs. I would like to have a early 375H&H and my favorite which I have never owned , the Lyman edition...
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    07-16-2019, 12:43 PM
    I don't shoot shorts in any of my good 22s. I have a old Marlin 1897 that I've had since I was 5. I did shoot shorts in it a lot. That was because shorts were cheaper back then. It has always been cleaned well but you can see the ring. I use shorts...
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    07-16-2019, 11:58 AM
    Sold to tim338...please Lock
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    07-16-2019, 10:48 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Home made cannelure tool in Swaging
    I'm going to give this a try myself. I have several hundred 375 bullets I want to cannulure and been putting off buying a $100 tool just for them. The wheel is all I need. I have a 5gal bucket full of cranks, rollers and odd ball parts & screws that...
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    07-15-2019, 11:08 PM
    Most Rem-UMC, some USC.Co.
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    07-15-2019, 06:30 PM
    I have 50 25/20 Single Shot brass. Good shape but I can't give X times it was loaded. I was going to neck it down for 22R Lovel but never got to it and sold the rifle last fall. I want $50, what I paid for them. I also have around 20 brass that was...
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    07-15-2019, 06:12 PM
    Can't say I recovered a HP out of a squirrel but quite a few out of groundhogs. They ranges from perfect mushroom to no expansion at all. The only Ghogs I clean are young ones to eat. They are fairly tough animals and the full grown ones can soak up...
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    07-15-2019, 10:04 AM
    I have only one gun tuned for heavy magnum loads. A Ruger SBH and it's been sighted that way since 1964, it's my main deer pistol. It shoots good with the load and is only revolver I shoot jacketed bullets in. I have a lot of S&Ws and only have one...
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    07-14-2019, 09:34 PM
    Thing is you don't know what Dad did. I own and have owned a raft of S&W revolvers. I have yet to see one you could unscrew the barrel by hand, not that it couldn't happen. Maybe you dad had the barrel off to have it worked on. I don't keep S&Ws as...
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    07-14-2019, 09:18 PM
    I have a couple hundred Speer 357 shot capsules that I filled back in 70s. After loading a few and shooting them I decided they were useless and never loaded anymore. I wouldn't load a lot of any 357 shot loads without shooting a few to see if they...
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    07-14-2019, 01:37 PM
    You can pay the fee and get a stamp for pistols & revolvers with detachable stocks. I have shot many of them that owners had gotten the Ferderal "permit" for. All the ones I have shot were WW2 or older auto pistols.
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    07-13-2019, 01:35 PM
    We use short HPs for squirrel and BFs to. They seem to transmit the whack into them where LRs shoot through. Don't matter much on squirrel but Bull Frogs well dive in and go under a lot of times when hit with LRs. Same hit with Short HP flips him...
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    07-12-2019, 01:43 PM
    I think what the world needs is a 25cal rimmed straight case. Case length same as 22mag. I think the gun and ammo companies would have a big seller. The guns made for 22mg could be adapted cheaply just like they did for the .17rfs. There needs to be...
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    07-11-2019, 07:58 PM
    I have cases of bricks of Thunderbolts, Cyclones and Subsonics that are pre Obama ammo. I don't have a lot of experience with late production 22 ammo but hear a lot of complaints about all of it except CCI. It just so happens the only 22ammo I've...
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    07-11-2019, 07:49 PM
    I have never bought a replacement spring for one. I've replaced two, both in 30-30s and used Brownel Spring stock from their gunsmiths assortments. I have a guys Hornet right now than is misfiring with Rem Factory ammo. It's firing pin on it. I have...
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    07-11-2019, 01:16 PM
    Check firing pin protrusion 1st, with pressure held against striker. If it's not firing pin most likely main spring. They aren't that hard to work on. Just a PIA. Some models have same running gears as the 220 shotguns and there was a Stevens...
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    07-10-2019, 12:09 AM
    Ruger Blackhawk is the best you can by without going into hi end semi custom which are mostly refined Rugers. Most durable SA ever built including Colt. Many models and calibers available to pick from. I like the old 3 screw model in 45Colt.
    72 replies | 1850 view(s)
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Army vet..ex coal miner
Shooting & fishing before I could walk
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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