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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    I shoot all year round. I have not kept good enough records to show a difference in accuracy with a particular load. My finding is little if any change with scoped rifles. Some claim the first shot can be a wild flyer, yet I have never seen it on...
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    02-14-2019, 07:32 PM
    Really, that thick? I've been wearing Carhartt made in usa double layer knee pants to work for years. They certainly aren't short on toughness, as I have some that were worn weekly for 5 years or more, and the outside knees are just starting to wear...
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    02-13-2019, 09:34 PM
    So how are you measuring the thickness? Are you measuring like you would a metal? Are you squeezing the jaws as hard as you can?
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    02-13-2019, 04:27 PM
    So who's .008"? I'm looking at almost a .010" discrepancy, and more if we are looking at a fluffier material. It seems it is just as accurate to go by feel, and then try it. Soft lead balls most certainly do compress. Even a relatively loose fit...
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    02-12-2019, 11:43 PM
    You don't have to be in pain. A 10 gauge is what you want for the big payloads. Don't bother with an H&R or Marlin supergoose 10. You can readily find the Browning BPS, Ithaca/Remington mag10/sp10, or browning gold. It always seems so weird to me...
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    02-12-2019, 09:35 PM
    They're only $800-$1500 each, might as well get one of every brand.[smilie=1: Signed: Guy who daily drives a truck I couldn't get $700 bucks for.:kidding:
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    02-12-2019, 09:27 PM
    So your experience is that the program is correct? I always go for group size regardless, but it seems so many people completely skip over the 40-70 grain range for powder, that may prove fruitful. The only advantage being at 1050 fps the point...
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    02-12-2019, 04:24 PM
    Thanks for the answers. I have molds for both .530" and .535". At some point I'll shoot both enough and see if the tighter fit is worth it. So far though, the .535" is not tearing patches, but the .530 was. That seems backwards to me. Again, the...
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    02-12-2019, 12:09 AM
    I didn't want to muddy up different threads, and these are questions I have had rolling around in my head for a while. I want to start with the patched round ball. Like many, I began shooting with a pre-lubed patch from TC. They work ok, but...
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    02-11-2019, 09:19 PM
    After being able to shoot a single six 32 H&R, and a single seven, I am underwhelmed by the single seven. The short cylinder is a killer. No bullet mold I have has a nose short enough to fit. Cartridge max OAL can be 1.490", and that's about it. Any...
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    02-11-2019, 07:38 PM
    Using my 148 grain bullets, which are 143 grains as a hollow point, Bluedot is a phenomenal powder. I cast mine with 20-1 alloy, and Bluedot was significantly more accurate than H110, although I think the latter may be the go to choice if shooting...
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    02-08-2019, 11:39 PM
    I can't imagine why they wouldn't cut fine, assuming I can get it in the chuck with enough sticking out to machine. I guess the ultimate question is why has Lee put a hard 1.285" as the minimum for their customs. A tooling limit, or are the slots...
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    02-08-2019, 07:53 PM
    I've just been thinking the same thing, although in my case I have a 2 cavity mold, with two similar but different designs. Erik charges $70 for one or $100 for both. In your case I would do both cavities, and get both hollow point and flat point...
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    02-08-2019, 07:46 PM
    This is not about the carbide FCD, which I have a number of. All work very well once you pop the carbide sizing ring out. I am referring to the collet FCD, which I have come to like very much. The strength of the crimp, the uniformity, and the...
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    02-08-2019, 05:07 PM
    It looks like it starts this year. To top it off, it costs the buyer each time.
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    02-08-2019, 03:29 PM
    The problem with California is that your state wants to tell the rest of the world how to live. Lead of any kind is banned from public hunting grounds there, correct me if I'm wrong. Background checks on buying ammo this year. I guess it is possible...
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    02-08-2019, 01:52 PM
    Target loads, as in 7/8 oz-1 1/8 oz loads at moderate velocities are super easy to load. Light loads like that leave a lot of room for error, yet there are pages upon pages of data to look through. 700x is a good powder for up to 1 1/8 oz. Get the...
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    02-08-2019, 12:55 PM
    They outlawed everything you need to hunt, and now they wonder why hunters are declining? That's like in my area, we ruined a number of local lakes, introduced some ** invasive species laws, and now wonder why fisherman are driving through town on...
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    02-08-2019, 12:45 PM
    I can't shoot well with gloves, any gloves. All year I shoot bare handed. Deer hunting is easy, I just keep my hands in a pocket. Duck hunting is tougher, but I just rip my one glove off, and I don't feel like it slows me at all. There's no way I'm...
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    02-08-2019, 12:56 AM
    That's an idea. With the taller nipple I can cap on half cock, but there isn't much room.
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    02-07-2019, 09:06 PM
    One thing I did notice is that the nipple is relatively short to what I have been using. I've come to find that the standard TC nipples came that short, yet their hotshot and others are taller. Does the height of the nipple matter that much, and...
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    02-07-2019, 07:58 PM
    I ended up buying a pristine right handed, percussion, 54 caliber Renegade. It has hardly, if ever been fired. I have yet to shoot it, but can already tell I am going to like it. I put my tang mounted peep sight on it, and will hit the range after...
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    02-05-2019, 04:01 PM
    What is the OD of the case? Maybe a handgun sizer like a 45 colt will work?
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    02-05-2019, 12:13 PM
    What would be really cool is a paradox choke tube. If I could maintain the shot patterns I get from a cylinder bore, yet improve my slug accuracy, I would pay through the nose for such a device. I wonder if one of the rebore guys like Bobby Hoyt...
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    02-05-2019, 12:05 PM
    Both my brother and I started at 5 years old with a Crossman (760?) bb gun. We had no problems pumping them at that age, at least for a number of shots. We never did get a 22lr, my dad never had one, I still never owned one. If you load your own...
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    02-05-2019, 11:16 AM
    I've tried both 2 3/4" and 3", and can't tell the difference at all. I would have to think it has some effect, and I use 3" exclusively with my slug loads in rifled guns, but prefer 2 3/4" for the smooth bore guns. 2 3/4" is just easier/faster to...
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    02-04-2019, 09:46 PM
    These are cast from a JT single ball brass mold, supposed to be .735", but run .734". I'm using COWW + 2% tin alloy. Accuracy is from good to great from any rifled gun I've tried them in at 50 yards. The smooth bore I am referencing is one of my...
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    02-04-2019, 08:19 PM
    Have you tried Bluedot? sr4756 was good powder, but not the end of the world. SR4759 was the real bummer.
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    02-04-2019, 01:13 AM
    14 grains of H110 is compressed with a 190 grain bullet, and I started to noticed primers flattening. 14 grains of 2400 and a 235 grain bullet is insane.
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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