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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    I rarely admit it, but that's half the reason I buy anything. As for the springs, I'll probably end up selling them in 3 packs, one of each weight. Price will be $7.25 plus shipping (should be less than $2 in an envelope) for all 3 springs. It...
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    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
    After coming this far, I can say I stand by what my original post said. If you didn't like the H&R trigger, you won't like the Henry. H&R was better out of the box. I won't say what's possible with Henry's, but the list of gunsmiths that will do a...
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    I don't think you will ever get the chance to own one then. None of the lower cost rifles are even close to a 3# crisp trigger. This Henry never will be, the Ruger american isn't, the Savage axis isn't, the H&R's weren't. We should definitely expect...
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    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    Big totes for wads, smaller totes for fillers like felt and fiber wads, 5 gallon buckets for hulls, shot in metal ammo cans. I just put my presses on a shelf. Everything else just finds an open spot. I'm not very well organized, but I can usually...
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    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    Ok, I wish I could show better pictures, but I'll try and explain how the hammer works. There is a metal bar between the hammer spring, and the hammer itself. The metal bar has lobes on it, that mate up to the hammer. With spring pressure, this...
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    09-16-2018, 11:11 PM
    Can you even get TSS in 4 buck? It would be a waste if you could. With the real stuff 18 g/cc, I'd be looking at #2. You better have deep pockets though, you could buy 5 chokes for the price of a single pound.
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    09-15-2018, 11:50 PM
    Remember the only structural differences between the 500 and 590 is a metal trigger guard, and metal safety. I recommend changing either one to a ProMag safety if you want real thumb purchase. The standard one is fine, but the ProMag is better. As...
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    09-15-2018, 11:42 PM
    I cast hotter than most people, I've kind of settled on 775 F as my standard. With very large hollow points and wheel weight alloy, I've only managed shattered bullets in my experience. Most of the time, I don't think it's a big deal. One combo I...
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    09-14-2018, 10:38 PM
    Are you guys sure on that load data? I've ran the Lee 170 grain up to 29.5 grains with 3031, and I think that was barely over 2000 fps from my 20" barrel. I seated to the crimp groove and crimped. If you are scared to run 27 grains, I would think...
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    09-14-2018, 08:59 PM
    I hope that wasn't a 357 mag... Do the 357 mag versions shoot high too? I own the 327 federal version, and I've tried from 100-150 grain bullets, and there is plenty of adjustment for this caliber. It's really dumb they didn't use the quick...
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    09-14-2018, 08:39 PM
    If you want a 20" fully rifled barrel and iron sights, that pretty much narrows it down to the 870. I guess you have to ask yourself, is the rifled barrel really for hunting/defense or just fun? Like I said, you can get turkey models for cheaper...
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    09-14-2018, 12:55 PM
    Boy they are taking their sweet time with this one. I called today, and was told it is just sitting in shipping. What a circus start to finish.
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    09-14-2018, 12:26 PM
    I doubt a guy who cant, or doesn't want to buy a bunch of choke tubes has the money to spend $5 per shot on hevishot. I sure don't. Patterning would be best, but I'll say dollars to donuts a full choke will throw a coyote lethal pattern at 40 yards.
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    09-13-2018, 09:31 PM
    40 yards isn't that far, and a Full choke will be what you want. I never owned a 20 gauge, but it is worth a look if you can get BB instead of 3 buck. For all I know 3 buck patterns great in 20 gauge, something to keep in mind.
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    09-13-2018, 06:56 PM
    When I ordered the springs it said it would be about 2 weeks to ship. Today i got a tracking number, and they are expected tomorrow. We will know if a lighter hammer spring will work this weekend. That would be cool if Henry could fix it too. A free...
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    09-13-2018, 03:24 PM
    I didn't want to take up anyone else's threads, so I will start a new one. I have been working on a heavy bullet for 327 federal for a while now, and I think I am almost ready to try it on a live animal. The two bullets I've focused on are both...
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    09-13-2018, 01:07 AM
    Don't let them get to you too bad, there seems to be a culture on this site that a hardcast flat nose is the best, and hollow points are an all or nothing ordeal. My experiences mirror yours, hollow points pass completely though. It's hard not...
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    09-12-2018, 08:40 PM
    Here is a model to keep in mind, Mossberg 500 #52280. I bought one last winter, and it has been great, like all Mossberg 500's. The model #52280 is a turkey model smooth bore 20", threaded for chokes, and comes with a set of crappy sights. I had a...
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    09-12-2018, 06:37 PM
    Where did you hear the 870 is now made in China? I don't keep close tabs, but this is news to me. I'm sure some parts are outsourced, but just a couple years ago, all the major parts were USA made. As for accuracy, if you're not familiar with...
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    09-12-2018, 01:31 AM
    I did some more fiddling, and there is no good way to pin the components to the side of the frame. Nothing worth taking a picture of. Holding them up by hand, it is clear as day how it works. There are two notches on the hammer. The first is large,...
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    09-11-2018, 09:11 PM
    A smooth sub 3 pound trigger is the stuff of dreams for me. The only guns I have that are less than 3 pounds is a Ruger GP100 right at 3# and Savage 110L at about 2.25#, and that feels crazy light to me. Most of mine fall in the 4-5# range, and I'm...
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    09-11-2018, 08:31 PM
    I think I understand what you are saying. I'll try later and see how they mate together. With the gun assembled, I don't remember there being any movement of the hammer until it drops.
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    09-11-2018, 07:00 PM
    It looks like I'll have to buy all three 10 packs, and see if they work. I'll return the ones that don't, and hopefully I'll have a few I can sell to Henry owners on here.
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    09-11-2018, 02:58 PM
    I wasn't having much luck on online spring stores, but it looks like Grainger has some suitable springs. I found three, 31 lb/in, 38 lb/in, and 42 lb/in. They are only sold in packs of 10, so I'm hoping I can find a way to buy singles.
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    09-11-2018, 02:34 PM
    Ok, more notes on the hammer spring. The exact diementions are as follows for my spring. OD .418", ID 0.270", wire thickness .073", free length 2.50", 20 active coils. Material is a carbon steel, it sparks on a grinder. An online spring calculator...
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    09-11-2018, 11:34 AM
    I've had a Benelli nova since just a couple years after they came out, and own a rifled slug barrel made by the older Ithaca company. It's a fine shotgun, but not one I would recommend as a slug gun. The biggest reason is Benelli barrels are...
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    09-11-2018, 02:38 AM
    I'm strongly in favor of the Mossberg 500. I never used one in combat, but when you compare a plain mossberg 500 to a remington 870 express, I'll take the 500. The 870 wingmaster is much more refined. The 870 has a few things going against it. The...
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    09-11-2018, 01:35 AM
    Ok, so I took the single shot apart. The good news is this is probably the easiest single shot trigger to deal with. No punches, no springs flying out anywhere, all you need is some allen wrenches, a couple good fitting flat head screwdrivers, and a...
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    09-10-2018, 09:28 PM
    That isn't good to hear at all. It looks like it's time to open mine up and see how it really works. I'd keep it in the safe for now. I'll see what I can figure out. Trigger's are not that terrible to smooth out, so that can certainly be fixed. The...
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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