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  • Drm50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    I'll take the #8, 338mg dies. Pm on way
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    Yesterday, 10:46 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Old Ruger in Rimfire Area
    I built my gun collection in the early 60s with Ruger Standard Autos. They were $37.50 at the time. I got a lot of good older guns and WW2 bring homes trading them up with Ruger 22. This was way before the gun show explosion. The only gun shows...
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    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    I've had 9mm dies for years as well as molds. I owned an assortment of 9mm pistols, mostly military. I had Brn Hi-Powers, S&W 39s and one 1911. Never really got into much special loading for them. A few years ago I got a FN High Power competition...
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    09-21-2019, 06:50 PM
    At White Sands during WW2 they had mounts for 12g shotguns used to train for aircraft. I never saw the guns but the mounts were still there 50 some years ago. The only 30" shotguns govt marked that I saw in Army were Special Services guns. They were...
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    09-21-2019, 06:38 PM
    I don't have any 5.56 AR type rifles, on single shot and BA 223s. I got a ton of 5.56/ 223 mil spec brass from the AR crowd. I don't reload anything but 223 brass from commercial hunting ammo or new 223 brass. The mil brass & mil spec brass has less...
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    09-21-2019, 03:55 PM
    I don't agree with 357 as a 150yd deer gun. Yea if you make a classic shot it will kill it just as dead as anything else. That's a big if that isn't taken into consideration. Second in the real world to kill a deer you have to shoot inside 6" at...
    61 replies | 1581 view(s)
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    09-21-2019, 11:18 AM
    The screw you are talking about is the #1 weak point in 1200. # 2 was broken trigger guard that bound up trigger group. The main shotguns of the period only left the Ithaca 37 as something I would carry as a weapon. The High Standards, Savage...
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    09-20-2019, 05:04 PM
    I never saw a 1200 Trench Gun but I did see a few 1200 riot guns and Stevens pump riot guns in RVn. The MPs and Navy had them. I don't think of a 1200 Win as a gun I would want to trust my life with. We weren't issued shot guns but there were a...
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    09-20-2019, 04:48 PM
    I have a S&W m25-5 83/8" tuned for cast 250gr RNFP original load duplication with Unique. Very accurate and as powerful as needed for most earth based creatures.
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    09-20-2019, 04:20 PM
    In my book $600 is high for H&R Trapdoor. It is by no means a steal or exceptionally good deal. $600 would be what I would expect for tag price at a show. Nobody pays tag price. $400 would be a steal, so a good deal would be between $400 and $600.
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    09-20-2019, 08:51 AM
    My dad bought me a Marlin 1897 when I was 5. I couldn't hold it up by myself. I was given a Stevens Maynard Jr which was one of the many boys rifles made in early 1900s. Most 5yr olds don't have arms long enough or the strength to hold even a youth...
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    09-19-2019, 07:48 PM
    I had a nice 44 with bad bore. Had it lined and it's a good shooter. My Bro has it now with a antique scope on it. Kind of heavy to tote around the woods for a 22rf. I wouldn't be afraid to shoot any modern 22rf in a 44 but Bro shoots target ammo...
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    09-18-2019, 08:33 PM
    I'm one that would leave it alone. I hate to mess with any gun that shoots good. I have a S&W that I don't like, it's a 45 and I keep it because it's astounding accurate. On the other hand if a gun doesn't shoot I get rid of it and I don't care what...
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    09-18-2019, 10:48 AM
    The 357mg is on the minimum end of deer cartridges no matter how you slice it. I have killed deer only with 357 and 45 revolvers. Never shot one with rifle in these calibers. All under 60 yds. I could have killed them with a 22 but that doesn't make...
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    09-17-2019, 11:05 PM
    Problem is you can't buy new. I've looked at a dozen UL reels and can't find a good one. Mine is 4.5oz no bells and whistles. I repaired reels for 30yrs and 99% of reels on market are not worth repairing. I made my own rod to get what I wanted....
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    09-17-2019, 10:35 PM
    I shoot 185gr WCs in S&W m24 & m29s but target loads. I have been looking for a heavier WC for some time. I do shoot 242gr WCs in m25s 45Colt. I have 3 of them and two are sighted for 242gr WCs and a 83/8" sighted for 250gr RNFP cast. I picked up...
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    09-17-2019, 08:39 PM
    My first HI-Std was a HD Military that I found in bottom of my duffle bag over 50yrs ago. I've had serval different models since but always ended up trading them off. I've always held on to the HD Mil and a S&W 41. I've got several S&W 22 revolvers...
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    09-17-2019, 08:26 PM
    I don't think you could get a better 38sp. for all purpose gun. I shoot k38s while my 19s gather dust. Very reasonable to shoot with cast boolits. The 22 ammo panic forced me into replacing it with 38sp target loads for plinking around.
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    09-17-2019, 09:42 AM
    I think 5yrs is pushing it for a kid to deer hunt. Perfect time to start them shooting with a 22 rifle. Not many 5yr olds can even hold up a youth rifle. Then you have scope issue too. My family starts kids shooting early. Most get a 22 at 5yrs but...
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    09-17-2019, 09:01 AM
    Sounds like you need a new UL rig. My rod was made from blank of a tip section of a Fenwick fly rod, reel is a Shakespear UL2500. The smallest reel I could find. I run premium 4lb line.
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    09-16-2019, 09:36 PM
    I shoot same bullet as 6string with same type loads. As a matter of fact he the one who put me on to this bullet. I shoot them in m24 44sp and 29-2s. I've not run out of adj on a S&W yet. All my shooter are 6"-6.5"-8 3/8. I don't know if this run...
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    09-16-2019, 07:05 PM
    I shoot 29-2s. The red ramp fronts drive me crazy. My eyes can't handle them. Every S&W I own has front replaced with a Patridge blade. The front is pinned in ramp. A higher front is what you need. I've never got satisfaction out of changing rear...
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    09-16-2019, 06:09 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Win. Model 54 in Factory Rifles
    I had a 54 in 30/30 and at the time had no use for it. I also had a couple 788s in 30/30 and Savage 340s I don't know how many I've owned. Back when I had them I had no interest in 30/30s let alone a BA. I was busy with the latest mega blasters on...
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    09-16-2019, 05:54 PM
    I've shot the commercial 357wax bullets in Rem 141 35rem cal. It definitely keeps varmits out of yard. I shot a starling with one at about 20' and it tore it apart. Feathers came down for 5 minutes.
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    09-16-2019, 02:57 PM
    That chilled shot is worth more than scrap. I would be trading it at shows not melting it. Especially since it looks you ain't hurting for lead.
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    09-16-2019, 02:54 PM
    I have two buddies that are treasure finder nuts. One goes to UK every year to detect. UK govt gets first crack at anything found so he don't get to keep much. Anyway they do the local lakes when they are drawn down for winter. They bring me coffee...
    28 replies | 882 view(s)
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    09-16-2019, 02:03 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Tin in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I never herd of buying pewter for bullet alloy until I came on this forum. I too hoarded pewter but for pouring end caps and such mostly on MLs. Flea markets around here have a good bit of pewter. I only buy items that aren't salable for use or...
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    09-16-2019, 12:01 PM
    Drm50 started a thread Tin in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I make a trip to scap yard about twice a year. I sell copper & brass that I accumulate on the job. They only buy non ferris metal. They have tow motor bins right by counter & scales. The street people are there all the time selling small amounts of...
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    09-16-2019, 11:44 AM
    It is addictive. I've got two 105mm ammo cases full of ingots of common lead. Pipe, flashing and sheeting. I have 7 drywall buckets of common lead to be smelted into ingots. When I get that done no more common lead. I have commercial ingots to big...
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    09-15-2019, 10:21 PM
    I think the last cut down Krag I "gave away" on the forum. I saw one this AM at small show in WVa. It had a had a savage 99 barrel and was converted to a single shot 22sav hi power. Crude stock job but guy thought he had a rare coolectors item. He...
    21 replies | 699 view(s)
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Army vet..ex coal miner
Shooting & fishing before I could walk
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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