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    01-14-2021, 07:04 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Savage 1899 or model 99? in Leverguns
    Should have model on top receiver ring. That particular model would not have been factory D&T for scope bases. Looks like a refinish and maybe replaced or upgraded stock. Many 1899/ 99 get cracked around thin segments butting action. I just sold...
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    01-14-2021, 01:45 PM
    I’ve got several #3s. By accident I came across a gizmo that looks like a black recoil pad. It’s not it’s a 1” stock extender. Takes place of butt plate. You will be surprised how big a difference 1” makes. The 3# is a PIA to scope because of short...
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    01-13-2021, 12:55 PM
    I sold my dies and shell holder. I never had any factory brass. I’m thinking I used shell holder for 30 carbine, but that wasn’t for the factory brass. I think I sold everything including bullet mold on forum couple years back. Sold gun at least 5...
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    01-13-2021, 09:57 AM
    I have mold to cast cores for 22 & 30 cal bullets. They were home made by somebody not me. It would be simple machine job to make mold in diameters you want and have lead wire to cut up for shot.
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    01-13-2021, 09:51 AM
    I have 1/2 a 5gal bucket full of things that look like belt buckles. They are harder than pure lead and back side is corrugated in casting. I thought these to be divers weights that were strung on a belt of some type???
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    01-11-2021, 06:50 PM
    Cheapest, axe & sledge. Most big stuff I melt into ingots outside in wood fire. A cut off propane tank for pot.
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    01-11-2021, 09:49 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Scoping a Rem 510 ? in Rimfire Area
    Weaver made dozens of one piece bases that were the same except for the radius. On some 22s you have to cut out for ejection port. I always use bases that are for standard rings, not groove 22 rings.
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    01-08-2021, 11:29 PM
    I’ve hunted deer in several states and Canada. The best deer came from farm country where they were grain feed. Smells like canned corn when you gut them. The worst deer I ever shot came from scrub woods along Ohio River bottom. Terrible. Depends a...
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    01-07-2021, 01:18 PM
    Right, what he said above. I did a RB 32rf by using another breechblock. It was 32rf also and drilled for CF. I didn’t want to convert a near mint gun with a very nice bore.
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    01-05-2021, 08:31 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread New to me Winchester 1895 in Leverguns
    A few years ago I bought several thousand rds of Frankfort Arsenal 1905 vintage GI 30/40 Krag. I got it dirt cheap because the only thing it was good for was to salvage the bullets. Thumb pressure busted bullet through neck. Powder was a greasy...
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    01-05-2021, 10:50 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Electrical question in Our Town
    If 3prong with another external wire it’s a bonding ground. I just bought 4’ LED shop lights at Wally World, $19@. The difference from flo lights is night & day.
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    01-03-2021, 11:37 PM
    I’ve got small hand but always shoot two handed SA anyway. I have a small hoarde of S&Ws.
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    01-03-2021, 11:32 PM
    I still have sealed tins of IMR 3031-4198-4350 and 4064. I have seen it go bad if kept in place temp goes up and down. After awhile seal fails and can will rust on the inside. Rifle powder no pistol loads I know of.
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    01-03-2021, 10:49 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread WTS Scopes in Swappin & Sellin
    Last bump top
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    01-03-2021, 10:46 AM
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    01-03-2021, 10:19 AM
    About 20yrs ago I purchased a 30/40 RB at auction. It was a carbine, had Naval motif on top of reciever. It wasn’t marked with any letters or initials. The opinion was that it was from a Naval Cadet school of some type.
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    01-02-2021, 04:45 PM
    Years ago in Army all we had was 00 12g. We would try for ducks off rice paddies and I don’t remember any kills with 00. We pulled crimp with sheet metal screw and cut up #12 copper with dikes for shot. At first it was no good because no velocity....
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    01-02-2021, 04:28 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Lead pipes in Lead and Lead Alloys
    The lead pipe I have now was actually water lines in old house. It’s about 1/2” in ID. The out side is oxidized but inside is coated in layers like a onion of calcium. The calcium build up is from water treatment. Every 3’ or so was lead wings to...
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    01-02-2021, 04:18 PM
    I had 3x9 Burris Full View on mine. Bought for the purpose. Tuned in perfect. Carried it 1st morning and got another rifle at lunch. I went back to Lyman 66. I hunt thick stuff and besides looking fugly it felt fugly to me.
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    01-02-2021, 12:29 PM
    I’ve shot 148gr WCs from Rem141/ 35cal and didn’t do well. I shot 32 WC & HBWC from Win 53 in 32/20 and only good for short range with light charge. I can’t figure it out but WCs seem to travel accurately out of revolvers. Unless they are cranked up...
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    01-01-2021, 09:26 PM
    Drm50 started a thread WTS S&W 45 Colt in Completed Deals
    WTS S&W m25-3 45 Colt 6.5Ē The 175th Anniversary Model NIB Special Smooth Presentation Target Grips, presentation wood case with key lock Also Anniversary Coin & key Smith & Wesson history book in case Blue 175th Anniversary box with...
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    01-01-2021, 06:08 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Lead pipes in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I have several hundred lbs of lead pipe to smelt now. I to cut it on stump with axe. This more or less seals the ends. Like mentioned care must be used not to put this in pot in melted metal. Steam explosion can result. I get tin coffee can and cut...
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    01-01-2021, 03:25 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Stuck Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    I forgot to add that I have brass bushings for 45-50-54 that center my 3/8ths rod in bore. I’m a believer in turning this rod by hand. Drilling lead is easy and hooking to drill just increases chances of something going wrong.
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    01-01-2021, 02:04 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Stuck Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    I was getting so many ball removals that I made tools. 3/8th brass rod. Center drilled for 1/8” drill bit held with set screw. Have stainless wood screw turned to fit in the same rod. NEVER use drywall screws to pull bullets. They are brittle and...
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    12-31-2020, 05:58 PM
    Drm50 started a thread WTS 375H&H stuff in Completed Deals
    (1) 1 box Win 300gr FMJ ammo (2) 9rds factory ammo assorted (3) 80 rds loaded in 1x brass, 235gr Speer Bullet/ 73.0 gr IMR-3031/ CCI 250 primers (4) 29 1x empties (5) 2 boxes 235gr Speer bullets (6) Lyman 375 H&H dies, excellent shape Price :...
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    12-31-2020, 01:33 AM
    Summer the humidity is higher, takes longer for concrete to cure. This would be different regionally.
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    12-30-2020, 11:48 PM
    People get in hurry to paint concrete and pressure treated lumber projects. I tell them to put off painting concrete for at least 2 months and in summer longer.
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    12-29-2020, 10:24 PM
    I shoot 98gr RCBS 32cal FN bullet sized .310” at 1200 FPS in my 30/30.
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    12-29-2020, 09:00 PM
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    12-29-2020, 05:09 PM
    I think I would pass too. But situation may be different in your area. Rust Belt has a lot of good machinist tools floating around. Lots of companies went belly up. I’ve bought brand new Starret tools and gauges for pennies.
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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