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    Today, 12:58 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Marlin or Henry in Leverguns
    I have 7 Marlin CF leverguns, all JMs. The only one I don't shoot cast is a 30/30, the other ones all have Micro groove barrels and I have no issues shooting cast in them. I'm shooting .431" in 1894 and it clover leafs at 75yds. There are plenty...
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    Yesterday, 02:19 AM
    I just sold a 30a JM, NIB for $375. Don't know the year but was pre safety. I was surprised how fast it sold. I took it and a 94 Win on same trade and Im still stuck with it.
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    03-19-2018, 03:26 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Starline 375 Win? in Leverguns
    The question I have, is Starline 375Win brass actually 375 brass or just drawn from same stock as 38/55 and 30/30 ?
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    03-19-2018, 01:57 PM
    I have a couple Merit aperatures that have standard threads to use in Lyman or Redfield reciever sights. I also have a Parker Hale adj aperature but it has metric threads. I only use the Merits for target shooting. In the woods smallest aperature...
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    03-11-2018, 09:42 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 45-70 need some advice in Leverguns
    I have used IMR-3031 since early 60s in several different cartridges. I have never had a epic failure with the powder turning into a greasy ball. I use IMR- 3031, 4198, 4895, 4064, 4350 & 4227 and have never had any powder trouble. I have seen...
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    03-10-2018, 06:08 PM
    Tangs no good for shooting moving game. I have them for several classic rifles but after getting one jammed under my eyebrow I'm done hunting with them.
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    03-09-2018, 10:34 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Fun old singleshots? in Rimfire Area
    My dad bought me a Marlin 1897 for my 5th birthday, 1955. I couldn't hold it up at that age. A family friend gave me a Stevens Maynard JR. a boys tip down rifle that was light enough for me to shoot myself. I was about 8 before I could handle the...
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    03-09-2018, 12:47 PM
    I have a few dozen S&W revolvers from 22lr to 45colt and just about everything in between. The 48 is the most accurate 22mg I have shot. I have owned several of them as well as Ruger & Colt SAs with extra cylinders. I don't keep them as I have no...
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    03-07-2018, 10:26 AM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 45-70 need some advice in Leverguns
    I have been using Unique for cast in original single shots and use cast 322g Gould Express HP. I have used 2400, but settled on Unique years ago. In my 1895 Marlin and #1 &#3 Ruger, which are used for Deer hunting I'm shooting 300g JHP Hornady/...
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    03-07-2018, 12:15 AM
    I had a SP in 22lr a few yrs back. It had adj rear. It would print with anything it shot low. I got rid of it. Did alright on windage,
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    03-05-2018, 01:47 PM
    My old man was a supervisor at a power house. He always saved our IMR cans, took them to work and dipped them in acetone to strip the paint from the cans and rinse out any powder left. For gun oil he would bring home 10w turbine oil, pure oil non...
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    03-01-2018, 09:28 PM
    I come from handloading background and I guess I inherited from my old man a mental block against 22 mags. This was only because we could load Hornets and Bees as cheap as 22 mag ammo. I have had a lot of 22mags over the years but never bought...
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    03-01-2018, 09:10 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Mod 94 Win now a .38-55 in Leverguns
    I have never done a Marlin 336 conversion. If you have one rebored to 38/55 how much work has to be done to action?
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    02-28-2018, 01:24 PM
    I thought this was only gun related sight. The guy on the right seems to be showing off fishing tackle.:bigsmyl2:
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    02-28-2018, 01:20 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 22 Long ammo in Rimfire Area
    I have an old Ruger Single-6 that loves longs. It's got the fixed sights and Rem Longs print right with the sights. Even as a kid we never bought longs. We hunted with LRs and plinked with Shorts. Shorts were about .25 a box and LRs .40, longs...
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    02-27-2018, 09:51 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Used Marlin 30-30 in Leverguns
    I just sold a pre safety JM Marlin NIB for $350. I think I let it go to cheap it only lasted 10 minutes in a small show. I didn't want it and had taken it on trade. It was a JM but to new for me. Marlin products started to suffer in late 70s,...
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    02-27-2018, 09:37 PM
    S&W 617-6 & S&W m57
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    02-26-2018, 11:30 PM
    I had a SP & GP in 22lr. Both bought used, didn't impress me at all and wasn't interested enough in them to have any work done on them. I'm behind on prices on new guns but I believe a m17 shooter could be found for same money. In a revolver they...
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    02-26-2018, 11:23 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Mod 94 Win now a .38-55 in Leverguns
    I was doing several conversions of 94 wins to 38/55 for local Ohio deer hunters. They were buying barrels, forarms, tenons, and shell guides from Numerich. I think they had in neighborhood of 250 in these parts plus the cost of a used 94. It has...
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    02-26-2018, 08:14 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 9.3x57R and 9.3x74R in Single Shot Guns
    I got about 11/2 boxes factory 9.3x74mm. I had a Drilling 16g/ 9.3x74. If I got rid of it I would get another one the next day.
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    02-25-2018, 04:06 PM
    That's what I presently shoot in both Ruger SBH & Mar 94. The 240g XTP/ 21.5 gr of 2400. Shoots good. The XTP is only change I have made in 50yrs. Only because they dropped the older JHP. I found no difference in accurracy from one to another. I'm...
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    02-25-2018, 02:18 PM
    I have 50+ handguns, mostly older S&W, P&R revolvers, a few Colts, Rugers, Brn, and Hi-STs. If I had to pick one it would be my S&W M17, K22 which I've had since 1964. I have got more use out of it over the years than any other. The only hand gun...
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    02-25-2018, 04:35 AM
    I've had 44mgs for over 50yrs. When I started I was loading full house mags with 240JHPs and 2400 powder. Used in Ruger SBH for deer hunting. I have several S&W 29s that I never fire hot mag loads or jackets in them. If you don't have a purpose...
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    02-24-2018, 05:22 PM
    Last bump
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    02-24-2018, 05:18 PM
    Last bump
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    02-24-2018, 05:06 PM
    Nice low rd count S&W M29-2 61/2" barrel 44 mg. This is a pinned / recessed gun. The last of the good ones. Gun has some minor handing marks and very little turn line. You can also see from recoil shield it has been fired very little. The only...
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    02-24-2018, 12:08 AM
    If you are a hunter that shoots at running game, the tang sight is not the best option. The Lyman Reciver Sight wins hands down. For target one is no better than the other for shooting but the Lyman has more precision with the knob & click...
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    02-23-2018, 09:56 PM
    I load Speer 130 gr HPs for 30/30s. I have shot some really nice 100yd groups with them. I have shot them from 219 Sav, 340s, 788s and Marlin 336s. Out of 788 Rem they rival 308 for accuracy. When Springfield Armory came out with M1a, a booklet...
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    02-23-2018, 09:45 PM
    If you have a Numerich catalog, they have a good cross reference section on manufacture to house brand guns. There is probably a way to bring it up on line. Not me, I know more about guns than tech stuff. On most old doubles if you need a stock...
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    02-22-2018, 11:58 PM
    I bought several thousand rds of US 30/40. Frankfort Arsenal 1905 production in cloth rip open bandoleers. I don't know how the ammo was stored but it was clean, but useless. The brass was eroded from the inside, powder was like a lump of dirty...
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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