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    Today, 09:57 AM
    You guys were making me think so I threw my 6x24 Nib $25 Tasco varminter on eBay and got 90 bucks for it. I would never use that type of magnification for anything but bought one because of how cheap they were. I see them selling for up to $149 now....
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    Today, 09:44 AM
    I bought an Aero precision M5 complete lower Minus a buttstock direct from Aero. It was $212 shipped. I see they have a 10% off your first purchase. I believe normal price is $249.00. The Aero has an adjustment screw that removes the wiggle...loose...
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    Today, 09:28 AM
    I’m stuck with varget in my 336. My 100 yard test target with cast. I repeated the same tight group the other day again zeroing it in.... And believe it or not the three shot group when sighting it in was tighter than the group below... ...
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    Today, 09:22 AM
    nice SE Alaska day here..... All Efforts of Worth and Excellence Are Difficult By Oswald Chambers Enter by the narrow gate….Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life…. —Matthew 7:13-14 If we are going to...
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    Today, 08:09 AM
    H4895 shot 3/4” group at 100 yards with my cast vs varget all on the same hole so it’s a good second choice. Tri State told me they got lucky when I asked about the powder so i would assume they must have just got it in. I’m guess they get it a...
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    I have had the hardest time trying to find a Varget powder the last week or two. No one had any in my area. I was driving from WI to IA headed to the quad cities area a few days ago. I tried all the listings I could find on google with zero luck. I...
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    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    biffj Pb's or GC bullets used? My experience over many years shooting cast bullets in numerous M2s resulted in no plugging of the gas port at all. I had 25 M2 Carbines in my arms vault (SF Company and an indoor range where I shot them often...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    There is/was already a Lyman #1 alloy. It has copper in it.
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    I have had a hard time finding Varget. No one in my town had any in stock. Cabela’s an hour away from me didn’t have any either when I drove past to check. I was in the Quad cities and called all the local reloading facilities I could find on line...
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Found varget today! Not a great price at $40 for a pound with tax but I believe the shop that had it new it was a hard to come by powder. I checked all the shops on my area, Cabela’s when I drove past it to central Iowa. And the shops on the quad...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    To add to Outpost75's post; you can not determine the alloy content of an unknown alloy by BHN measurement.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    16-1 alloy will serve you well at that velocity. It's what i use in my 45-70 with cast bullets used for hunting in the 1300 - 1600 fps range.
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    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    if you ask me, Black bears moan, wuffffff, snap and hiss.... i have never heard one roar. i once watched a broan bear kill and eat a large black bear and durring the fight with the 2 bears, all I heard make much noise was brown bear victor... i...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    well I am home again, and its ..... wait for it..... Rainy!!!!!! Visions Becoming Reality By Oswald Chambers The parched ground shall become a pool… —Isaiah 35:7 We always have a vision of something before it actually becomes real to us....
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    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    I tried some last year but never used them for hunting. It didn't have acceptable accuracy imo...2 1/4" at 100 yards VS my 300 grain TC shockwave that all shoot in the same hole at 100 yards. I used three of my TC original black tc sabots to try...
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    07-05-2020, 08:12 PM
    Yeah, I forgot how clear my sight picture is through that scope on 7x. I poked three through the same hole at 100 yards the other day with the vx1.(it looked like a smaller three shot group than photo number three in the first post!) After that I...
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    07-05-2020, 07:00 PM
    I threw moth balls under my hostas thinking the smell would keep out the rabbits and mice. The squirrels removed all of then and scattered the balls all in my yard after taking a bite of each. They like to chew on my aluminum tree stands and seats...
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    07-05-2020, 03:26 PM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    I put a red dot on my 8 3/4" anaconda when I bought it back in the 90's. I can shoot first sized groups with all six rounds free hand at 75 yards along with j words when I use to shoot it all the time. I'll have to try cast in it.
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    07-05-2020, 01:29 PM
    If the world goes to crap I don't think there will warehouses full of 4570 rimless ammo or casings available. A good old boring 308 AR10 and you'll never be short on ammo. If I own an AR platform I want it in some type of chambering i can walk...
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    07-05-2020, 12:31 PM
    I fast forwarded the video to try and see the round to see if the case was modified ...making it not a true 45-70 govt round imo...but just calling it one for marketing Hype. So it a modified case with a .457 bullet at 4570 velocities and calling...
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    07-05-2020, 10:59 AM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread speed? in Cast Boolits
    I believe a little harder alloy helps with top speeds. My tightest group with 7.8 bh is 1600 fps out of my 77/44. My 80/20 plus 15% pewter with a BH of 15.4 shot great at 1750 fps and also with 23.8 grains of h110. I didn't run the 23.8 grain load...
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    07-05-2020, 10:30 AM
    morning boys... i am still in the busy metropolis of Ketchikan!! Don’t Plan Without God By Oswald Chambers Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. —Psalm 37:5 Don’t plan without God. God seems to have...
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    07-05-2020, 08:56 AM
    The 45-70 govt is going to have a lot of feeding issues in an AR platform. There’s a reason why every other caliber is offered besides it in an AR. Rimless cartridges aren’t made for ARs. Stuck with the bushmaster or .458 solcom. Shooters have alot...
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    07-05-2020, 08:39 AM
    I have a 64 gun safe and another half of 64 safe full. I think there is only one or two that have triggers over 2 1/4 pounds. Most are predator predator rigs with Tinmeys that I have the triggers braking at 1 to 1 1/4 pound triggers. Most of my...
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    07-04-2020, 09:56 PM
    I picked the wrong unit when I applied. I got lucky and was given permission from three land owners. My buddy and I got there the day before season started and drove to two of the properties and picked the one with the most Pronghorn running around....
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    07-04-2020, 08:18 PM
    Drfroglegs. Its my new favorite color too. Coats great.
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    07-04-2020, 05:49 PM
    That gun is next on my list. I have a 336 and 7600 carbine in 35 Rem.
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    07-04-2020, 05:40 PM
    I’ve been doing that the last couple weeks. Coon kryptonite!
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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
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