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    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    I had 222 with K8 and 308 with K4, never any trouble with ejection.
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    I had a Burris Compact 6x on mine as a new rig. Didn’t like small field of view of compact. Put a 4x Redfield top of the line on it and made excellent rig. Traded to my Bro - scope. He put a 2x7Leupold on it now. I now have the 4x RF on my 77/22...
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    10-24-2020, 11:43 AM
    Without the pump vs single, the market is full of $100-$200 pump shotguns. I get them on trades all the time. My favorite beater shotgun was a Savage 220 12g single shot. Came from local PD when I bought all their confiscated weapons. Was 16”,...
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    10-24-2020, 11:02 AM
    I’m down for about 5K average the last 3 yrs. Before that about 20k. I’m a hunter, shooter and reloaded. I notice a lot of opinions on killing power and such coming from guys who probably never have hunted. I’m shooting revolvers with cast boolits,...
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    10-24-2020, 09:39 AM
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    10-23-2020, 04:52 PM
    I never got into replicas. I would get them on trades and give them to my dad. He liked to fool with them. We had a .36 Navy that was family heirloom from Civil War. Dad would shoot it about once a year, clean up and put away. Me an Bro started...
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    10-23-2020, 03:24 PM
    Ended up buying the Colt 1911 series 70 today. Now going to have to rustle up some mags and a decent pancake or some kind of hi ride for it. I have no murder weapons or rigs. If I had to shoot somebody it would have to get done with a S&W revolver...
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    10-23-2020, 03:12 PM
    I have a 1970, Marlin 1895. I got it on a trade in 1980. I had no use for a 45/70 modern rifle. I loaded 300gr JHPs and put a Lyman reciever sight on it. I have witness plate marked for return and have do some respectable shooting on Steel Silos...
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    10-22-2020, 11:13 PM
    The early 24s with side select and soldered barrels were the best of the series. Later guns with separated barrels have bad reps. The barrels would shoot so far off you might not be close enough to rifle with shotgun pattern to be practical. Old...
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    10-22-2020, 11:06 PM
    Give yourself a cigar. That is a Lyman base.
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    10-22-2020, 09:34 AM
    I went outhouse nuts last week trading and buying. Got S&W 25-3, (2) S&W 28-2s, S&W 586, Ruger SBH, Brn 1922 and Brn m71. Today on the prowl for a deal on a Colt 1911.
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    10-22-2020, 08:52 AM
    I had one and didnít think much of it. Wasnít the shotgun scope, a 3x9. Junk in my book. It is hard to find low power scopes of good quality at reasonable price. The market has shifted to recreational shooters. That makes hunting scopes a specialty...
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    10-21-2020, 12:07 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Subsonic plinker in Leverguns
    I have a page out of a gun magazine from 60s that has many loads for popular CF rifles. All for gallery, small game, ect. I will root it out and post 30/30 stuff. I use one myself for 100gr 32/20 boolit sized for 30/30 and 308. Sounds like a 22...
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    10-21-2020, 12:01 PM
    I’ve cut up a lot of lead water pipe with Sawzall with rigid Demo blades. We cut some big ingots over 250lb with axe head in press, also old power hacksaw that takes forever. The pipe was 1/2” ID and I cut it to fit 5gal buckets. Very neat but...
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    10-21-2020, 11:36 AM
    Some one sells those I have two of them. Don’t know make got in misc. at sale one time. Were in Packages new when I got them.
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    10-21-2020, 08:04 AM
    The late Jack O’Connor said there were two kinds of people who took scopes apart. Experts and fools. I did this once and found I was in later group. I will have to get his book out and see what he says about magazines. I know I have attempted to...
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    10-20-2020, 09:21 PM
    These die sets are from new, like new or very good condition. They are now all in boxes and maybe not brand of box. No junk, all top of the line RCBS, Lyma, C&H ect. Going one flat price on all. (1) .219 Zipper .......................$30 (2) .225...
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    10-20-2020, 08:05 PM
    I was first on the block to buy a 10/22 back before they were cool. Cost me $38 at OGC when they were still in Columbus ( now Flavortown ) I had to have those 25 rd mags when I was young. I had everyone that came out back then. Most times you would...
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    10-20-2020, 04:29 PM
    With 45 Colt zeroed at 50’ put up a target at 100yds on large cardboard. Note the hold over to hit bullseye. I really don’t know what hold over is a 200yds or how it relates to steps on back sight but it’s substantial. The point I was trying to...
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    10-20-2020, 01:02 PM
    I have this to say about pistol caliber carbines. Unless you have no choice they are the least useful of long guns. They can be very useful 100yds and under. Shooting game at 200yds with one is not the same as shooting from a bench at known...
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    10-20-2020, 11:05 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Hello pewter! in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I buy pewter items if cheap enough buy I wasn’t buying them for bullets. Had been into Muzzel loaders and was casting pewter end caps on stocks. Wife and daughter always grabbing some piece to cute to melt. It makes good sense if you get some nice...
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    10-20-2020, 10:49 AM
    I made several out of cut offs I had from oak stair treads. Forstner bit & drill press. I also made me a box for my shell holders same way. I have some plexi glass 1.5” thick was going to use it but I don’t know if it would ruin my bit. I had been...
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    10-19-2020, 06:46 PM
    I have a near mint 722 in 222. I wish I didn’t. This rifle was left to me by uncle. When I was a kid in late 50s he had a Marlin 219 Zipper. That rifle was unbelievable to me. Shooting groundhogs so far away that looked like dots to me. Actually...
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    10-19-2020, 06:24 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread fishing sinkers in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I have all kinds of fishing tackle molds, 100+, more than that bullet molds. I have never had a hardness tester. I don’t do HV rifle with cast. Handgun and the vintage rifle cartridges. I never cared about hardness. Only accuracy and leading. Never...
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    10-19-2020, 04:24 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread WTS-S&Ws in Swappin & Sellin
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    10-19-2020, 11:29 AM
    I was about to say the only brass I have for 6.5 jap is Norma. There was a time that a box of Norma 6.5 J cost more than rifle was worth. A lot of WW2 vets who brought them home broke down and bought a box of Norma. I got all my brass from these...
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    10-17-2020, 09:47 PM
    I was selling guns from 73 to 76, then got my own FFL and ran to 1992. Sold a ton of S&Ws to Law enforcement agencies and the public. Yea there is always a couple glitches but in general no major problems with S&W. Few from Ruger and Colt either....
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    10-17-2020, 05:24 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Lighter/Faster Deer Load in Leverguns
    I have never shot a deer with 44mg carbine. I have shot many with Ruger SBH. Shooting 240gr Hornady JHP and switched to XTPs. Same charge 22.5gr of H-2400. Only gun I load hot because that’s it’s sweet spot. All my pistol kills 40-50 yds. The 240HP...
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Army vet..ex coal miner
Shooting & fishing before I could walk
SE Ohio
Hunting,Fishing, Gun Collecting


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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