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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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.
    16 replies | 367 view(s)
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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...
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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...
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    09-15-2019, 12:37 PM
    If it's not case length , crimp problem a sloppy shell holder can cause bulge. It prevents dead center line up of cartridge and seating die.
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    09-15-2019, 12:30 PM
    I bought several thousand rounds of 1905 GI 30/40 in cloth bandoleers. Frankfort Arsenal Manf. I got it dirt cheap because although it looked factory fresh it was breaking down from inside. The powder had turned to a grease state. You can put your...
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    09-13-2019, 09:29 PM
    We shoot 12" dia steel at 100yds with S&W revolvers, iron sights, standing up two hand Weaver. It's like shooting trap you don't miss to much until you loose concentration. I don't do optics on handguns but my Bro does. He has a K38 from custom shop...
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    09-12-2019, 08:47 PM
    I have a few 35Rem Rifles, Marlin 336 & Rem 14, 141, 8 & 81. Shot a lot of deer with them. The one thing they all have in common is that the RN bullets are best for accuracy. I shoot 200gr Hornady RNs in all mine. The 141 has become my favorite...
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    09-12-2019, 08:39 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread Remingtom 552 in Rimfire Area
    552 is last decent 22 Semi Remington made. Kept clean, no problem.
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    09-11-2019, 08:44 PM
    Drm50 replied to a thread 20guage hulls in Swappin & Sellin
    Sold to To Many Things.
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    09-11-2019, 04:35 PM
    I cut one side out of a cardboard box as a sealed envirement when things might fly or drop. Keeps control of 99% but there is always the chance of one getting over the wall.
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    09-11-2019, 03:16 PM
    Drm50 started a thread 20guage hulls in Swappin & Sellin
    Have a large flat rate box full of 1x 20g hulls. Mostly high brass. Box is clear full and I'm not counting them. $20 shipped, that's a couple bucks more than postage.
    3 replies | 162 view(s)
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    09-11-2019, 03:10 PM
    Drm50 started a thread WTT for a 1911 in Swappin & Sellin
    I want a series 70 plain jane Colt 1911. Can be standard or Commander model. I want one from early 70s. I have a very nice S&W M&P Target 6" 38specia I would like to trade. I also have S&W m18, m17 and a m14 NIB that I might consider trading for the...
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    09-11-2019, 12:53 PM
    Back in 60s when there were a lot of German made SA 22s on the market they also had 32s. I never bought one new but had a couple used ones that shot pretty good. I think most people got the 22s because ammo was cheap and everyone likes a 22 to play...
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    09-11-2019, 12:38 PM
    I put mine in the trash. How many primers to the pound? Not something I worry about or want to store and have under foot.
    67 replies | 2008 view(s)
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    09-09-2019, 07:28 PM
    I use a cut off from a kids ball bat. It's still going strong after at least 40yrs. Before that an assortment of chair legs and such.
    116 replies | 6305 view(s)
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Army vet..ex coal miner
Shooting & fishing before I could walk
SE Ohio
Hunting,Fishing, Gun Collecting


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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