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    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Wow, all this time you guys mentioned Uncle Dino, I figured you were talking some custom runs or something. I had no idea you could buy them.
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    Yesterday, 01:39 AM
    I'm almost positive I have read that a full choke has a shorter shot string than a cylinder choke.
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    12-12-2017, 07:55 PM
    I've been shooting the 73-770s with promising results, but I'm not quite there yet. I've found it to be challenging to lube with Canaruba red, but I think a softer lube should work better. Accuracy wise, I've shot a few 2" 5 shot CTC groups at 50...
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    12-12-2017, 06:55 PM
    Looking at the pictures now, it seems Buffalo Bore is using a bullet with a short nose, and presumably a lot in the case. I find it odd the single seven is so short. I have an LCR, and my SWC's at 1.545" fit with room to spare. We will see, but I'll...
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    12-12-2017, 05:34 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    Wow, I've had nosebleeds worse than those deer. If anything that supports my theory. I'm going to stop now. I just hope you don't kick yourself too much the first time you don't place a bullet perfectly.
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    12-12-2017, 04:23 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    Are you kidding me? A lung was hit, and you blame shot placement? I suppose an ethical hunter would only shoot for the brain. I'm one of the hunters who have killed deer with these without issue, but that doesn't make them good. It just means I made...
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    12-12-2017, 04:17 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    Exactly. Speaking of scopes, this was the first year MN allowed them to everyone. My dad and myself mounted them right away. My dad is getting older, and it gets hard to focus on an animal and the sights at the same time. I just prefer low power...
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    12-12-2017, 03:23 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    The bullet may be .50, but acting like a FMJ, they leave just a pinhole. 30-40 yards is good, but a farcry from the 500+ we had. You can play the what if game forever, but the fact remains that these Hornady FPB's provided dismal performance. Yeah,...
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    12-12-2017, 12:20 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    3-400 yards with lung hits is a bullet failure! Until these, I've NEVER, and nobody I know has ever had that happen. I've never even heard of such a thing with a bow. @M-Tecs, were you seeing good expansion? The deer I've shot left scarcely more...
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    12-12-2017, 12:05 PM
    Well that's kind of disappointing. I just measured my 120 grain SWC's, and they are 1.545". I had been hoping to try some 140 grain bullets. I figured they would make them to at least cover all factory ammo. Surely the Buffalo Bore with 130gr SWC is...
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    12-12-2017, 01:51 AM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    These are Hornady FPB bullets. They are a j-word, full bore conical. I'm not aware that they make them in anything but .50. I guess I should have mentioned these are the 350 grain version. The 300 grain ones never shot nearly as well. The twist rate...
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    12-11-2017, 11:34 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    Where I hunt, rifles are not allowed. You can use single shot handguns chambered in rifle cartridges, and I've seen enough deer shot with those. A T/C encore in 7mm-08 sends a 140 grain bullet at something like 2700 fps. It can ruin a lot of meat if...
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    12-11-2017, 11:26 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    I've got a handful of ideas on how to get my rifle to shoot full bore cast bullets well. I like the idea of paper patching, but every time I look into it I just do not want to do that amount of tedious work. First I'm going to re-crown my barrel...
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    12-11-2017, 10:02 PM
    I've managed to find a few good deals this year, at least on whole guns. I have yet to see what I consider a good deal on Ebay.
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    12-11-2017, 09:56 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    We recovered one, a buck. It was a quartering shot, and the bullet entered just inside of the front shoulder, hit the lung about an inch from the back, went through the guts, then exited out the belly. That deer ran at least 100 yards. We only found...
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    12-11-2017, 08:34 PM
    I finally ordered mine today, can't wait for it to come in. I'm getting the steel frame 16.5" carbine with large loop. Does anyone know what the max cartridge OAL is that will feed in the rifle?
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    12-11-2017, 08:28 PM
    That's not bad, pretty rusty for $95, and no bead, but I'll keep it in mind.
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    12-11-2017, 08:14 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    I am from Minnesota, but prefer full bore bullets. I am not looking for a recommendation, simply passing along some hard earned info on Hornady FPB bullets. If I had recovered those deer, I wouldn't have posted this. Where I hunt, it's so thick, you...
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    12-11-2017, 03:12 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    Again, thank you, but not looking for suggestions. These hornady FPB's are the only bullet I've ever used that a deer got away with a good shot. Obviously a deer is going down with a double lung, heart, spine, or other vital hit, but the only...
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    12-11-2017, 01:37 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    I don't care for the cost of any muzzleloader bullets. Ideally I will find a cast full bore conical that will shoot well, although I'm sure a cast bullet in a sabot will work well. Thor's are just over the top expensive.
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    12-11-2017, 12:58 PM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    I have a whole other thread about the REAL's. Did not find the doe today. This is a warning to hunters, Hornady FPB's are like shooting FMJ. No expansion at all.
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    12-11-2017, 10:45 AM
    If it's a soft lead slug, I would actually expect it to penetrate MORE than at a higher velocity.
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    12-11-2017, 12:27 AM
    megasupermagnum replied to a thread Hornady FPB in Muzzleloading.
    I'm definitely switching next year. I've been casting Lee REAL's, but they don't shoot well at all in my gun, but that's for another day. I just figured I'd pass this along if anyone was looking into the FPB's. I'm going to write an email to Hornady...
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    12-10-2017, 11:59 PM
    I'll second the .735" round ball mold, and mine is from JT molds, very good quality and price. 3"-4" is about what I was getting from my smooth bore. I would start with round balls, they are fun. You will be pleasantly surprised, at least for me...
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    12-10-2017, 11:47 PM
    I've been shooting this bullet for a few years in my muzzleloader, and both deer I shot them with died quickly, although I did notice the exit hole wasn't that big. They have proven to be fantastically accurate in multiple guns. This year has been...
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    12-10-2017, 10:50 PM
    Still looking
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    12-09-2017, 09:29 PM
    Still looking.
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    12-08-2017, 09:38 PM
    I am still looking for one
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    12-06-2017, 09:48 PM
    I don't know about the MiHec mold, but my .735" JT mold sprue is relatively flush. I finish it by just a few strokes with a file.
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    12-06-2017, 07:37 PM
    No need for a full gun, plus I prefer not to deal with an FFL. kycrawler, PM sent.
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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