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    Yesterday, 02:18 AM
    I’ve made grips out of hi voltage material that is similar to micarta.
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    11-28-2020, 05:54 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread "J" prefix Marlin Model 39 in Leverguns
    Me and my Bro did extensive testing on 22 ammo in 80s. The reason was to determine if it was worth the extra expense to buy premium and target ammo for run of the mill 22 rifles. Our test proved that it was a waste, although different rifles liked...
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    11-28-2020, 11:38 AM
    Does this rifle have original stock & forend?
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    11-28-2020, 09:30 AM
    I used IMR 3031 in 223. The GI load for 5.56 was 55gr FMJ at 3250fps. With IMR 3031 the load to equal this had to be not only trickled but you had to tap down each load. If you were using GI brass you load would be slightly compressed. Other than...
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    11-27-2020, 11:35 AM
    Back about 1972 I had gotten a nice 16g Parker SxS on a trade. A gun shop wanted that gun bad. I do believe he had a guy lined up to buy it. He told me he would buy it cash or would do me much better if I took trades. Well He had some sleepers not...
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    11-27-2020, 11:15 AM
    Well last couple years due to health I’m down to 2500/3500 rds per year. I live in country and had deer camp 10mile from house. I shot every day unless weather kept me in. That was reloading day. I have no idea how many rounds were shot up. I can...
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    11-26-2020, 09:56 PM
    Around coal country carbide lights weren’t hard to come by. Mines went to battery lights and carbide lights were only used by Coon hunters, frog giggers and poachers. Now still easy to pick up at yard sales and such. I haven’t used carbide for...
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    11-23-2020, 04:58 PM
    I always take off tenon and thimbles for complete cleaning before being put up till next season. I got TC Hawkin in late 60s. Still have it, a 50cal. My dad got into them more than me. I was only interested in them for ML deer seasons. I bought dad...
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    11-22-2020, 12:39 PM
    What a guy wants is his business. If I was going to spend major bucks on such a project I would first invest in a donor rifle that would be more likely to provide optimum results for my buck. That rifle would not be a 340 series Savage.
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    11-22-2020, 12:27 PM
    I have done this a dozen times on both Win 94 and Marlins. I use the machine threaded stud. I think 10/32 threads. I do drill end and put slight peen on it. I’ve got Marlin 30/30 that has been carried extensively since 60s and still holding fine....
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    11-22-2020, 10:49 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread .22 Pistol Value? in Rimfire Area
    I wheel and deal all the time. I will take guns that I have no interest in if the price is right. You must also consider the market for the gun. If you can’t sell or trade it at a profit you have lost money. Gun books are nice, they don’t mean squat...
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    11-20-2020, 10:51 AM
    The first I saw of the 223/5.56 deal was the H&R Handy Rifles that had stamped in barrel not to fire 5.56 Military in them. Since military had went to heavier bullet and different twist it would cause increased pressure in older 223 chambers. I shot...
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    11-14-2020, 07:19 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Ross help? in Military Rifles
    I think I’ll allow $50 for it, no more than $100 and just dump it for same. The nice wood ought to bring that. Lot has 5 pre War 22 rifles, nothing great but nice shape, a Hopkins and Allen SxS hammer 12g, steel. Bay State 410, H&R break top 32 and...
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    11-13-2020, 01:33 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread .22 Pistol Value? in Rimfire Area
    I wouldn’t want either one to keep but $300-$400 for both. That’s in nice shape, I don’t know what decent means.
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    11-12-2020, 09:45 PM
    I use same boolit in Colt NS 455 Eley. Mold is modified to 272gr by removing some base and increasing the HP, dia & depth. Pouring 20:1 , sized .457”. I’m only shooting 4.5gr Unique at approx 600fps. Very good shooting load. Arrived at 4.5gr to...
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    11-09-2020, 07:33 PM
    Drm50 started a thread Ross help? in Military Rifles
    Im into a deal containing Canadian military Ross rifle. Very nice shape. Bad news its in a bag , barreled action and stock separated. Bolt ect apart in bag. No major parts missing. I have 0 experience with Ross. Have no interest at all in it. I...
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    11-09-2020, 07:43 AM
    I’ve used them in pinch in 38sp. and in m15 S&W with trigger job and aftermarket main spring. Didn’t work well. In Ruger BH they went off every time. Ruger is old model, don’t know if this would be true with NM.
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    11-09-2020, 07:37 AM
    I’ve got a Colt 1911 series 70 at FFL since Thursday. FBI check hasn’t made it yet, maybe today. Gun is 1973 production. I didn’t steal it but paid reasonable price compared to shows and on line.
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    11-08-2020, 06:09 PM
    The first thing I would do is lose the bipod. Second put a good scope on the rifle and use it to determine the best ammo for that rifle. As bonus you will see what to expect from rifle shooting aperature sights. Above somebody stated to look through...
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    11-06-2020, 10:47 AM
    That is my statement, who made you the monitor?
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    11-06-2020, 09:52 AM
    It was a stupid question or statement. I don’t like snubbies but have owned many, mostly J & K frame S&Ws. They are for one purpose to shoot people at close range. They don’t need target triggers, adjustable sights, ect. They are harder for most to...
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    11-06-2020, 09:21 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread ruger m77/327??? in Single Shot Guns
    I have wondered for years why one of the Gun companies doesnt seize on the idea of building rifles of calibers such as 32 and similar low power cartridges. After WW2 the companies were in an arms race to see who could build the biggest and fastest...
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    11-06-2020, 09:10 AM
    I have about 2 dozen Weavers that I bought new in 60s. All straight powers from 3x to 10x. I’ve been selling out collection and taking Weavers off rifles before sale. These scopes had been on rifles for 50yrs + in most cases. Years without...
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    11-05-2020, 10:27 PM
    I have had 9mm dies and molds for years. I never loaded many because 9mm was cheap and the pistols throw brass over the hill. Then I got a Target model Hi Power. It shoots factory very well. Shot a few squirrel with it. I thought wow, with cast...
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    11-05-2020, 10:18 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Remington Nylon 66 in Rimfire Area
    I bought Ruger International 10/22 when 1st out in late 60s, $56. Put Weaver K3 on it and it shot into one hole at 40yds. There is a big difference in 10/22s as years went by. I had all four styles as they came out. They all shot better than average...
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    11-05-2020, 10:11 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread .45-70 brass... in Our Town
    The amount of copper in the cartridge brass can have a lot to do with it. I bough 100 Norma 44mg brass about 64 or 65. I’m still shooting about 25 of them. Couldn’t tell you how many times they were loaded. Hot 2400 loads too. Only had 200brass +or...
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    11-05-2020, 03:08 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Sex Will Kill You in Hunting with CB's
    You do realize what could have happened to you if you missed?
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    11-05-2020, 03:04 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Remington Nylon 66 in Rimfire Area
    You must have bought yours the same place I bought mine. We got hosed, the rest of them shoot into one hole at 100yds. ��
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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