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    04-18-2018, 06:37 PM
    I have a few handguns and tend to go DA revolver even though I use them in SA mode. At self defense ranges I can point shoot anything I own well enough to solve the problem. you can chew the fat all you want over caliber and model of gun and it...
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    04-18-2018, 09:16 AM
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    04-16-2018, 11:14 PM
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    04-16-2018, 09:00 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread New 1886 in Leverguns
    One of my bucket guns is a original 86 in 45/70, either couldn't afford them or they were not in the kind of shape I would buy. I have 3 45/70s- Ruger #1, #3 and old JM Marlin 95. I shoot a 322 cast HP in the Rugers for fun and shoot Hornady...
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    04-16-2018, 08:46 PM
    My 1st brand new HP rifle was a Win 70fw/ .308. I really didn't pick it out it was one of several guns I got from a business going out of business when I-70 went through. It so happens this is a pre 64, even though that's the year I got it. I put...
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    04-15-2018, 09:15 PM
    I would be interested in a 200gr .430-432" HBWC with tradition grease grooves to be crimped flush.
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    04-15-2018, 06:58 PM
    I just took another Win 94 30/30 on trade. Nothing special, clean gun of early 70s production.Not keeping it goes in trade pile.
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    04-15-2018, 05:48 PM
    S&W 29-2. 4" barrel 44mg new in presentation case with tools Price: $2050 shipped to lower 48. No Ca. Sales Trades: reasonable trades considered, no plastics- mil surp or MLs. Would be interested in Hi condition 29-2 shooter in 61/2".
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    04-14-2018, 09:40 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Winchester Model 70 in Factory Rifles
    Winchester went down the tubes in 1963. AMF Corp took over Win and ruined the whole line. The rifles made under them were what gave the Win trade mark a black eye. This is the same company that ran Harley Davison in the ground the same way. ...
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    04-14-2018, 04:47 PM
    I saw a #1 for sale at a show that was rechambered for a odd ball 9x ??, that was a rimless case and done on a 375H&H so it must have been .375 cal.
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    04-13-2018, 11:17 PM
    I had this happen to me years ago with my SBH, a 3screw bought new in 64. One of lower frame screws sheared head off. This was before nylock screws. What I found was the other screw was loose too. I took frame off and easily backed out screw with...
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    04-12-2018, 07:07 PM
    I have a Brownel Screw Grizzly but fore normal gun screws I redrilled and tapped a set of electricians screw cutters and have pieces of 3/16" flat steel drilled and tapped to hold screw while using jewlers fine or stone on them. I don't have all...
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    04-12-2018, 01:42 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread my wish from Ruger in Single Shot Guns
    You would think Ruger would see the market for the older big bore cartridges. Most guys into this would be the type who wants Tang Sights, if they are like me. They could adapt a tang that would mount on reciever. I have a original like that on a...
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    04-12-2018, 10:31 AM
    Some years ago I had a RB in 357. I never hunted with it other than shooting a few opportunity groundhogs. Did a good bit of plinking with it and would do ok at 100yds on 2liter jugs. The one I had was from Navy Arms and I think was made in 1960s.
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    04-12-2018, 10:24 AM
    Back when I was in my 40s I did scopes on several handguns for Varmits , this worked out OK but I kinda got away from it. I'm not a world class pistol shot and when I started with the bifocals and back problems I started loosing to a bunch of...
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    04-11-2018, 09:24 PM
    I've got a few #3s, in my neck of the woods they are bring $800-$1K. I just traded my Marlin 375 even for #3 in the same. Percentage wise they are more expensive than#1s. The only #3 that I was disappointed with was the 22Hornet. I've had 3 of...
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    04-10-2018, 09:21 PM
    I've owned several Martini BSA that have been rebarreled and a few in original 310. I had a 357 that a friend had built. Stock and rebarreled, no sights set up for scope mounts. It shot good but I didn't like the scope and no sights. A local...
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    04-10-2018, 08:02 PM
    There was a era that clunkers of any brand never were sent out for sale. The reason they had a lot of human hands on them from start to finish. Even something as mundane as a single shot 22 or shotgun, which was about $20 when I was a kid, was...
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    04-10-2018, 04:55 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread ive been thinking in Special Projects
    I think I would try a load of fast burning powder topped with corn meal in the 22/250 cases to blow them out to .277. Should work and not as much trouble as expanding.
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    04-10-2018, 03:13 PM
    I get quite a few 57-1s in my area. I had one a couple weeks ago that a local wanted me to sell for him at Gun Show for $950. It didn't sell and I returned it. I later learned he sold it at Cabelas and I know they didn't give him near $950 for it....
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    04-10-2018, 11:26 AM
    Exactly, that is it in a nut shell. One other thing I forgot to bring up on S&Ws is the Grip situation. Because the original grips are going for $100 up for nice targets, the dealers are replacing factories with Pachs or some other cheap rubber...
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    04-10-2018, 10:25 AM
    I have a good many S&W revolvers, only 9 Rugers. What I have noticed the last few months is the stalling in S&W market. The prices on shooters has reached the top. Prices had been constantly going up. Dealers were playing this like the stock...
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    04-10-2018, 01:06 AM
    Again there is a big difference in Rugers over the years. Besides a little heavier I would say they are about even with new production S&Ws. Rugers will hold up better than S&Ws especially with magnum loads, they are built like a tank.
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    04-10-2018, 12:50 AM
    The 24-25-27-29-57 in a hi condition shooter are $900-$1000, if you are willing to settle for some blue wear and some minor dings & aftermarket grips, $700-$900. You don't see many cheaper in N frame unless it's a 28. The dash number after model...
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    04-09-2018, 11:27 AM
    The 454190 is the best all around bullet I have found for Ruger BH and S&W 25. Cast with straight WWS & tin at 20:1. Shot at 800 FPS. I also have a Ideal WC 242gr mold that I cast on soft side and shoot at about 750 fps for target. Use Unique on...
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    04-07-2018, 02:27 PM
    OP said bumming pistol. For that I carry a K22 S&W. Here in Ohio a 22 will handle any bumming chores. If it was deer season I would do my bumming with S&W 25 or Ruger SBH. I have several 38s & 357s but they are to much for most situations and a...
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    04-01-2018, 08:03 PM
    I usually deer hunt with 44 mg, but last few years have used a m25-5 S&W with 242 gr cast WC at 800fps. I killed one with this combo at about 30yds, it flopped around a little but went nowhere. I have a 6" & 83/8" the long one I shoot RCBS RNFP/...
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    04-01-2018, 07:46 PM
    I just sold a 617 10shot S&W. I shot a couple boxes through it for grins and found it shot as well and smooth as my 18s. I'm not into SS guns and this one had the lock is reason I offed it. The Ruger SPs & GPs are quality revolvers but don't stack...
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    04-01-2018, 11:42 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Marlin 39A in Rimfire Area
    My first rifle was a 1897 Marlin that my old man bought me for my 5th birthday back in 55. When my kids got old enough to shoot they always wanted to shoot the "Cowboy Gun". So because of my worries about the 97 getting dropped, ect. I bought a 39...
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    03-30-2018, 02:25 AM
    I agree, this is not a $1600 gun. I just paid $1200 for 83/8" NIB presentation case a few months ago. I have seen several hi condition shooters with original finish for $1K ( not 31/2"ers). I deal heavy in N frames/ P&R and that is about standard...
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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