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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    We dont have the cold weather problem -- we might shoot in 36 - 40 degree F once a year - that would be it. I wuz gunna suggest the dried out moose milk patch for hunting but have not done it myself for ages - its what I do for walkthrough shoots...
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    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    Willow --A weed of National Significance ----heres the ** story. "The problem Most species of willow are Weeds of National Significance. They are amongthe worst weeds in Australia because oftheir invasiveness, potential for spread,and economic and...
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    05-19-2019, 09:00 PM
    With BP the rifle is 327.45 fps faster than the revolvers avg. of the averages. This was a surprise as I was expecting the difference to be in the 140 to 200 range. that maybe would change with a change of grade, FFg massively favours the rifle...
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    05-19-2019, 08:22 PM
    yeah - never liked them patent breeches anyway - but they did do a recall?yes?
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    05-19-2019, 08:14 PM
    told him that right at the start :killingpc been tellin my guys at home too - but they keep buyin fancy label horse liniment stuff and they keep fouling out after six or seven shots ---and keep tellin em --- and ........... I think the whole moose...
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    05-19-2019, 08:03 PM
    I dont buy a gun with the idea of reselling it The winchester is a japanese miroku - maybe these are better built than the italian guns - time will tell - I have a Browning 71 - it came to me with a serious build fault (as did the Chiappa) that...
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    05-19-2019, 09:57 AM
    I have believed for a long time that CVA/Dikar kind of went down the gurgler about when they started making inlines - their ML design was always basic bottom grade - (maybe a couple exceptions) but the barrels shot really well - we have not seen any...
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    05-19-2019, 09:02 AM
    ahhhhh ya know what --- I just love linin up against fellers with them fancy pants custom gunz and beatin em with one of my ole ""inferior stuff"" CVA's - it just aggravates the heck out of some of em too :bigsmyl2: they factory stamped 1987...
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    05-19-2019, 06:14 AM
    yer a bit late mate :smile: op was gonna buy a kit -- got enough ""advice"" he cancelled the order near the bottom of page one - we been spinnin our wheels for four whole pages ..................................
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    05-19-2019, 06:00 AM
    Well yeah !! throw enough lead in the general direction one of em will likely connect - I was assuming by hit it he meant --you know -- take aim -- fire the shot ---hit the target..........................or at least almost hit it?? Who was the...
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    05-19-2019, 02:48 AM
    The brand name carries zero weight for me - winchester has not been winchester for a lot of years - been absorbed / bought out / rehashed so many times I lost track --- so --- true to original design means more to me - take the lawyer stuff off of...
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    05-19-2019, 01:28 AM
    Call me obsessive if you like - I would not use that sulphur with ten percent clay in it - can still get the pure yellow sulphur if you look for it and I dont intend to deliberately put any percent dirt in my powder unless there is no choice .
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    05-19-2019, 01:13 AM
    Some folks have trouble figuring out that a bullet can loose stability and still land point first but not comprehend the loss of stability is why 1 shot lands way above the target the next low the next left or right etc... Also enderstand that...
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    05-19-2019, 12:51 AM
    24 inches at a mile is 1.302 MOA if yo find the need to be picky
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    05-16-2019, 08:39 PM
    I went for that mold because it hauls enough lube to shoot a string without cleaning (I had a barrel that was a problem with leading) - first thing I did was wound my sight setting back about a full hundred yards compared to a blunt nose bore rider...
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    05-16-2019, 05:51 PM
    yeah I use FF in the 54 I use 5 parts water to 1 part oil -- a lot of guys use it more watery - soak the patches in a screw top jar and then I squeeze em out till they not drippy but still wet just as I load. your beeswax and oil lube will do...
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    05-16-2019, 05:10 AM
    I have a 87 vintage CVA 28"with a 66 twist - bought new about 1993 - I started out with 120 grains of FF - used a 1"backer patch on the powder then a calico patch on the 530 ball - that was a slick load but the thing was insanely accurate so I kept...
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    05-16-2019, 04:38 AM
    What Eddie says ..not that hard to do ..screened works just fine in muzzle loaders .. only need to go to corned if you wanna load cartridges and even then if ya only plinking with say a 44/40 or a 45 colt screened is ok ...... cost is highly...
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    05-14-2019, 11:47 PM
    Ed Most of us think where we live is the best place to be - I made four trips to your country, 32 weeks in all, hosted by locals for the most part If I had to live east of the Mississippi or west of the rockies - your lax gun laws and even the...
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    05-14-2019, 09:41 PM
    Arnie I know the feeling (prone) just a little - have got fat the last two years, and shooting prone , which I never liked, has got decidedly uncomfortable Shot a muzzle loader match at easter 3position x 100yards - I went there on a mission for...
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    05-14-2019, 01:32 PM
    Ed Despite our whining and your perceptions - things are really not so bad down under - yes we have registration - we cant own semi autos - the rules around storage are very strict and its almost a hanging offence to lose a firearm (serious...
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    05-13-2019, 11:58 PM
    Koger I dont have a problem with inlines as such - dont have any interest in em either but thats a personal choice. I have no interest in military hardware either. Dont live in your country so the hunting thing is a moot point - If I did I would...
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    05-13-2019, 09:41 PM
    Does it really matter? I use hybrid willow (black willow x chinese willow they named aussie tree) have not compared to swiss but am streets ahead of Scheutzen for velocity and a cleaner burn - I get low ES in my cartridge rifles (a couple of...
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    05-13-2019, 08:16 AM
    I bought my Pedersoli 1886 sporting rifle just on 3 years ago. I have put about 2000 rounds through it without a single malfunction. This rifle is the only reproduction that will feed a 520gn Lyman "Postell" boolit through the generous action. ...
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    05-13-2019, 07:56 AM
    I think ya got im!!!
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    05-13-2019, 07:25 AM
    Your post pretty much reinforces my argument Fake gun - fake powder - scope sight - rangefinder - sabot bullets I spose ?? With a rig like that do you really think you deserve a weeks head start at the easy front end of the season ????? ......Its...
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    05-13-2019, 12:04 AM
    What do you measure across the flats as full size? What does the rifle weigh?
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    05-12-2019, 08:26 AM
    Mike My Chiappa is a (T7xxx) tapered .950 to .840 .......That barrel is still a good solid hunk of metal I really was surprised when I weighed those two rifles this morning - the 86 weight just seems to be better balanced - like you say two...
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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