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    02-15-2019, 10:38 PM
    I have a 52 that I got a couple years ago. I bought a new one in 1972 and played with it awhile and traded it off. This one I'm keeping. It drives the young 9mm nuts crazy ( that's because they think it's a 39 ) then one will get close enough to...
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    02-15-2019, 10:21 PM
    My Win 94 is 0rd at 60yds. Off rest with 150gr Hornady and Lyman 66 it will do a inch/ 5 shot. I have Marlin 336 Maurader with Lyman 66 that will edge it a little. OPs gun probably shoots better than stock sights allow. I've had many pre 64 M94s...
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    02-15-2019, 08:20 PM
    I have a old Ideal 85g hp. I use it for my Win 53, original Mar 94 and a Savage 23. This is plain base bullet. I has been got shooter for me. I hade a HP pin for it that is adjustable and can be backed off to pour a solid FN.
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    02-15-2019, 12:30 AM
    I've no use for a suppressor but if you have a lathe they are easy to make. The mag tube of 12g shotgun will make a excellent 22 tube. Common fender washers or mag spring retainers as baffles. Sections of 16g mag tube as spacers. Nose piece simple...
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    02-13-2019, 07:00 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Tin ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I base my alloy on WWs / known Lead. The WWs are my problem. Lead & junk lead of unknown alloy is no problem I have literally tons of it. I melt outside and pour ingots and stamp PB for lead and JK for junk. If it's Mono or Lino I stamp as well. I...
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    02-13-2019, 01:29 PM
    Drm50 started a thread Tin ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I have been casting since I was a kid. The older guys that I learned from were mostly casting pistol bullets for target. Tin was easy to get in this area and was always added. They had no hi tech testers. They went by uniform ratios of WWs/ Lead and...
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    02-13-2019, 01:12 PM
    I worked in a Marx Toy plant back in 60s when toy guns were still popular. They had large injection moulds that had pots built in them for White Metal. One of my jobs was to keep pots up to level by adding ingots. This stuff had high percentage of...
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    02-12-2019, 11:24 PM
    I am a S&W shooter. I have a couple m29-2s and don't shoot magnum loads in them. I've got at least 2 of each N frame in older models. If you are going to shoot magnum loads get a Ruger SA or DA. I deer hunt with old 3screw SBH. I don't care who...
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    02-11-2019, 07:02 PM
    I have had a couple H&R 45/70s that I took on trades. They shoot good but have poor triggers. There is much you can do with them in that department. I know my Bro bought one in 22Hornet and we ruined a dozen springs trying to lighten the pull.
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    02-11-2019, 01:35 AM
    A few months ago my brother bought Browning at Cabelas. We were plinking around with about 5 handguns and had unusual amount of duds. Some fired on second strike. It shot fine when it went off. Had duds in Ruger Mk-1 two K22s, Ruger Single-6 and...
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    02-10-2019, 09:37 PM
    I have herd of forked tree trick. How do you straighten a barrel by whacking it on a telephone pole? That's a new one on me. I shoot gun rested at 20yds and adjust from results. Never have got one done without several trips back in jig. It takes a...
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    02-08-2019, 09:57 PM
    I got two 24-3s. I NIB and another 95%. I also have 3 m29-2s. I also have 25s, 27s and 57s. I shoot nothing but cast. Also all WCs except for 57s & one 25-5 that I do shoot Keith type boolits. My question is why get all excited over 44sp and first...
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    02-07-2019, 07:44 PM
    Weaver doesn't list them by radius but they do have one piece bases in that range. I think the one for a Savage 87 22 rifle would be close. Most of them are for more than one model. Also you might check Brownells they have blank bases for custom...
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    02-07-2019, 12:49 PM
    I don't remember if it was Kal-tech at the time but I bought one in late 80s and it was junk. You didn't hear much about these pistols till they resurfaced in last couple years. The original might have been under another name brand.
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    02-07-2019, 12:44 PM
    I never had a new one but have had used. They shot ok but jammed a lot, not mag issue. One cracked the toggle link. Have no idea how many rounds may have been put through them before I got them. I had Erma 22 Lugers too. I think they were the same...
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    02-07-2019, 10:40 AM
    Simple fix is get a set of steel rings. The Alumilum rings don't get a good bite on grooves. Weaver also sells a adapter for grooved recievers to go to standard rings. I'm not fimilar with this model but if you post picture of action I could tell...
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    02-07-2019, 10:31 AM
    At worst a rebarrel. I have seen a couple 19s with cracked forcing cones. Worse than yours. Takes a lot of HV 110-120gr bullet loads to do this.
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    02-06-2019, 06:36 PM
    I've done it both ways. With kit it's simple. The one think I would add is take a small drill bit it your fingers and clean the plastic out of the two holes that tits of bottom of sight fit into. Without these dove tail is all that holds plastic....
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    02-05-2019, 07:31 PM
    I have a few Marlins, newest about 1970 model. From m39- 1895. None of these Marlins have given me trouble feeding as long as Kieth type boolits aren't used. Even 39 wants to hang up with Rem Yellow Jackets. No problem with RN, FN or HPs. I have...
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    02-02-2019, 03:26 PM
    I loaded a box of 38S&W a couple months ago for a friend that inherited his dad's house gun. A H&R break top from 60s, like new. He went to Cabelas and they wanted $38 and change for a box of 50, Rem I think. I do see where you are coming from....
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    02-02-2019, 03:01 PM
    I can see the purpose of 38S&W for these old rifles. Instead of using 38S&W chamber and brass why not 38sp short chambered and trim 38sp brass down to desired length? Seems chambering would be easier to get done and 38sp brass is avaible by truck...
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    02-01-2019, 10:29 PM
    Numerich had barrels both factory and aftermarket. I converted several 94 30/30 to 38/55 with their parts. I don't know about 30/30-32 but 38/55 requires changing cartridge guides and the different styles of barrels need different forearms and...
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    01-31-2019, 08:42 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Aguila Colibri in Rimfire Area
    I had a experience with Colibri on a possum. One night I was laying in some stove wood for the old gentleman that owners the property my camps on. Wood is stacked on a side porch under tarp. When I flipped the tarp a possum came boiling out. I had...
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    01-30-2019, 10:46 PM
    We use to take a 12g & 16g empty and cut off the crimp for match boxes for light anywhere matches. They were know as West Virginia Zippos. Some guys got fancy and roughed up the bottom of one brass with a file to use as a striker.
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    01-30-2019, 10:38 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread New 35 caliber in Leverguns
    I'm in the over hyped camp. If this cartridge don't take off it will flop. It's not costing Win big retooling money on guns or the ammo. The ony brite spot is endless supply of 223 brass to reload. There is much reason to buy one unless you are...
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    01-30-2019, 04:19 PM
    I have made felt wads and cleaning patches on drill press. Grind the teeth off hole saws. If you can't find a hole saw close enough to grind to specs a piece of tubing will work. If it's brass you have to give it time, to much pressure on it while...
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    01-29-2019, 04:14 PM
    I'm just a tinker with BP guns unless they are originals. I only have a couple TC Hawkin for ML deer season. I did have a NIB Cherokee when 1st out. Played with shooting squirrels with it and it was good shooter. I did put finer sights on it....
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    01-27-2019, 09:06 PM
    In the 1980s Charles Daily was selling 22lr under their label. I think it was made in PI. Outdoor Sports HQ in Dayton, Oh carried a lot of it. I bought several cases of it. Only because it was cheaper than name brand bulk. I had all kinds of...
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    01-27-2019, 08:50 PM
    My first deer rifle was a Rem M8/35cal. at about 12yrs old. They were cheap in 62, there were all kind of the rifles that are collector items now on the used market. They were just used old guns back then. The first year I didn't get my deer. I...
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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