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    Yesterday, 10:35 AM
    Bump to top, #7 & #8 SOLD
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    08-01-2020, 11:13 AM
    Worked with a master machinist one time that was a functional alkey. He was divorced in his 50s and lived in a nice little cottage he had built in younger years as summer camp on a nice creek. Well he had to leave his truck at garage for repairs and...
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    08-01-2020, 10:58 AM
    I bought a Ruger SBH back in 60s that a Bubba cut off to about 5.5” with a hacksaw and quit the project. I ended up taking it down to almost ejector tube by the time I had muzzle squared from Bubba Cut. Having limited tools at the time I silver...
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    07-31-2020, 03:30 PM
    Left to Right (1) S&W #1294, swivel holster for military style guard belt. Holster like new, maybe never used but need hammer strap repaired....VG....................$25 (2) Viking #79, never used NEW old Stock...4 22...
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    07-31-2020, 11:04 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 308 in 270 in Factory Rifles
    To me the 300H&H was similar to the 222Rem, close to perfection for the bore. When 223s came out they didn’t have rifles that compared in accuracy to 222s. Now they do a 222s are obsolete. For years 222s dominated matches and 300H&H was same way...
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    07-31-2020, 10:48 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 308 in 270 in Factory Rifles
    I have only personally been present when a rifle was blown up once. It was a H&R Ultra in 7mag and was powder charge of 62gr of 2400, blew it to pieces. A kid kept coming in the shop with a Rem 721 in 300H&H. I wanted that rifle but kid wasn’t...
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    07-30-2020, 03:36 PM
    I can’t see going to all that trouble for 308 brass as common as it is. I never do conversion unless I can’t buy reasonable. I made my own centering starter and use RCBS berdan decapper.
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    07-30-2020, 12:10 PM
    I’ve seen a lot of homemade fire crackers made with black powder. In cardboard tubes I dont believe you can make one that is very powerful. The cardboard tube is not strong enough. Most go with big flash. The M80 type firecracker uses an aluminum...
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    07-30-2020, 10:07 AM
    Actually down 1, just sold the m29-2 NIB 4”.
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    07-29-2020, 07:40 PM
    The Rugers with Plastic trigger guard & housing all have MIM parts. I’m not sure about if earlier guns had MIM parts. I went out of business in 91-92 and I sold a ton of 10/22s and aftermarket stuff for them. I don’t think MIM parts were in them yet...
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    07-28-2020, 09:21 AM
    I got a SBH in 1964. I had been shooting 21.0gr of 2400 / 240gr Kieth HP with Gas Check for years. Now 22.5g of 2400/ 240g XTP. I have killed several deer with both. With 45 Colt in S&W m25-5s I have only killed deer with cast, one with 242gr WC at...
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    07-28-2020, 09:11 AM
    I shot a lot of groundhogs for years. My main .224 cal guns were 222 Rem, 223 Rem and 220 Swift I used Hornady 55gr bullets in all them. These bullets would explode at 3200fps and much more accurate than lighter bullets. The 240 Gibbs, 243Win & 6mm...
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    07-27-2020, 07:07 PM
    The unit I had was north of $3k new when I bought it. A buddy of mine who worked for a small manufacturing company ordered me new screen baskets for in the pots. They were $20+ apiece.
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    07-27-2020, 11:03 AM
    The 35Rem is one of first rifle cartridges I reloaded. My 1st deer rifle was a 35 Rem #8 back in ‘62. My dies are second hand Lymans from before ‘62. I have loaded 358 cast rifle bullets and cast 357 pistol bullets with these dies and all manner of...
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    07-27-2020, 09:16 AM
    I bought a commercial Rockwell cleaner at auction of Fishing Tackle shop going under. It took 2 guys to lift it and it had rotating pots. It also had agitation as well as sonic. I used it for several years. Pots weren’t big enough for most handguns...
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    07-26-2020, 11:45 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Fixed My Action in Single Shot Guns
    BA = Bolt Action
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    07-26-2020, 11:32 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Savage 25-20 Loads in Factory Rifles
    I had a couple Savage BAs in 25/20 and also levers. The Savage Sporter and 23 both liked cast Ideal 85gr HP, sized .259” / 8.0gr H-2400 approx 1550 FPS. Win 53 also liked this load but Marlin 1894 didn’t. This was original rifle from early 1900s. I...
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    07-26-2020, 11:20 AM
    I’m in the why bother class. Everybody and their brother has 223/ 5.56 NATO brass. Anything you could form from blanks would be easier done from brass. The only keeper 223 I have is Ruger #3 that I got back in 70s. The AR boys have given me so much...
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    07-26-2020, 09:24 AM
    I have this mold and it’s least accurate 38WC I have unless shot at very short range at about 600fps. At 15’ it will shoot same hole. I have a M&P Target, 3 m14 K38s and 2 m27s and shoot nothing but WCs in them. None of these guns will shoot 77gr at...
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    07-26-2020, 09:14 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Fixed My Action in Single Shot Guns
    I’m not one to run down another guys gun but I don’t know why they buy NEW cheap junk. There are local guys into H&R Handi rifles. Ok, if guy doesn’t have the $$ I can see buying one to hunt, that was when they were $100 new. Now prices on H&R are...
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    07-25-2020, 01:04 PM
    When 22mag first came out the gunsmiths around here would only convert one Winchester and I can’t remember what model it was. I do know a BA single shot, and at the time Rem didn’t have a rifle most smiths would stick their neck out on. When 22mag...
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    07-25-2020, 08:28 AM
    I’ve never had much luck with Charter Arms. Seems everyone had some kind of issue. I bought new Tracker 22, Bulldog 44 and a 38sp. Didn’t keep any of them very long. That was 35-40 yrs ago. Only ones I’ve got since were used ones on trade.
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    07-24-2020, 03:15 PM
    When I was a teenager I was delivery boy for IGA store. One of the perks of the job was your own key to the gate at the city dump. Fun city, rats , crows, bottles jars and cans. The last several years for my grandkids I stop at a Dollar Store and...
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    07-23-2020, 05:19 PM
    I was at LGS Tuesday to ship some S&Ws I had sold. This is small shop in rural Ohio but I would say he’s got 75 new auto pistols. Maybe a dozen new SA low end. Used in good revolvers he only had one S&W 38sp. Plenty black rifles and parts. Only ammo...
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    07-23-2020, 08:54 AM
    I have never owned a 44mg snubby. I did have a 4” m29 back in early 70s and a Ruger SBH that had been pruned to end of ejector tube. Muzzle blast and flash I could do without. I just sold a 4” 29-2 NIB in presentation case that I’ve had for years. I...
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    07-23-2020, 08:43 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Marlin Model 80DL in Rimfire Area
    My dad shot in a league started by VFDs in late 40s and early 50s. He used a Marlin with peep sights. My Bro has it and I think it’s a M80, I have a Marlin in trade pile that is a 80 or 81. They are accurate rifles. Dads was clip feed and would...
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    07-22-2020, 05:45 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Remington 722 in .308 in Factory Rifles
    I’ve had several 3006 m721s only one 270 and 244. I have my uncles 722 in 222Rem. It’s low round count gun. He didn’t load and went groudhogging 2 or 3 times a summer. I got the gun in 1980 and loaded for it but I was running several varmit guns...
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    07-21-2020, 10:34 AM
    Bump to top
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    07-20-2020, 09:25 PM
    I’ve seen this in two guns. The Hi-Standard Power Mag 357s and Astras in 357. I don’t know maybe Astra made the revolvers for Hi Standard. Their revolvers never were in class with their autoloading pistols. I had a Hi Standard 44mag NIB and never...
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    07-20-2020, 09:17 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Hog's head cheese in Cookin' Recipe's
    I was brought up on head cheese , souse and such. I dearly love real mince meat pie. I haven’t had hogs for 20yrs. A friend who lives local kept a few just for family and his mother made the head cheese and mince meat. She cold packed mince meat...
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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