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    06-19-2017, 09:12 AM
    Here's my tuppence worth on this discussion. 1. Scope. When I hunted as a part time (seasonal) professional in UK it was mostly for Roe bucks cause that's what the European clients wanted. The roe buck season starts in April and runs till...
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    06-18-2017, 09:27 AM
    A big problem for people who lie is that they believe that everybody else is the same and miss out in some very fundamental ways such as trust. Those of us who are truthful through Faith and conscience have a tendency to think the better of others...
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    06-18-2017, 08:28 AM
    Little Oak replied to a thread Umarex in AirGuns
    My nephew bought the 45 Peacemaker lookalike but the pellets jammed in the chamber. Sent it back to the UK distributor who called right back saying that they couldn't find anything wrong BUT their guns are very pellet sensitive. They sent the gun...
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    06-18-2017, 08:13 AM
    Was brought up Imperial and converted to metric later. Now if I'm machining something I take all big cuts in millimetres and all small cuts in thou! And yes, I do purchase fuel in litres and convert to mpg, doh! Hey, just had a thought while...
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    06-18-2017, 08:00 AM
    I only have the one bought in the mid 70's I'd say when they were first available in UK. It seems to be better quality than the newer versions of the same and has primed an awful lot of cases. Only problem I ever had is with the shell holders -...
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    06-17-2017, 01:15 PM
    Gave up on 38/357 pistol shot cartridges about 1975. Did manage to drag down a coupla starlings but everything else just laughed. These new Judge type revolvers in .410 might be worth a try?
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    06-17-2017, 01:08 PM
    I found that progressives are great for large runs of handgun ammo and single stage for all rifle ammo. I used an old Pacific/Hornady progressive for 38/357, 44, 45ACP and 45LC. A great press when you get it set up but takes some time and TLC to...
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    06-16-2017, 09:39 AM
    Little Oak replied to a thread Need lathe advise. in Swaging
    Probably a bit late with this reply but just joined today. Grade 5 bolt hits me hard - bolts are generally forged and I have found tend to have hard bits (break drills?). If I need a 'bolt' that needs a hole I tend to machine one up from hex from...
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    06-16-2017, 08:44 AM
    When I first purchased a S&W 25-5 (long before UK banned honest people from having pistols) it was very difficult to obtain 45 LC ammo or cases in UK but 44 mag was plentiful so I machined up an extra long expander and converted 44's to 45 LC. They...
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    06-16-2017, 08:28 AM
    A lifetime ago, when I shot competitive 25 yd .22, there was an elderly gent who shot with us and had an absolutely pristine BSA Martini International that had a beautifully blued barrel that must of been at least 1" diameter. He shot quite well but...
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Firearms/casting & swageing, archery/arrow making, fishing, knife making, flint knapping, leather
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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