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    08-03-2017, 09:37 AM
    In his 'Book of the Gun' Greener gives 2 loads for a 12 bore rifle, depending on the weight of the rifle. 1. using a 13 lb rifle - 191 grains (7 Drams) with a 599 grain bullet for 1584 f/s. ( I have seen this load in other publications recommended...
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    08-03-2017, 08:57 AM
    Here's a very vague reply but it may help? Back in the day I used steel Weavers quite a bit and had to have some repaired. The first place I sent them to were ex-Weaver employees located in Los Angeles, Cal. and the second place was in Miami, Fla....
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    08-02-2017, 01:40 PM
    First slug the bores to find out what the bore and groove sizes are. Secondly have a look at the chambers to see if it was built/reproofed for brass cartridge cases (thin) or standard cases. Quite often the load that they were regulated for were...
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    08-02-2017, 09:27 AM
    Little Oak replied to a thread Damn in Hunting with CB's
    I personally have one piece of taxidermy in my house, a high gold roe buck from back in the day that comes with a story, but a hunting pal of mine just down the road has a house full, including flocks of pheasants and ducks. I do not envy him or...
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    07-31-2017, 01:46 PM
    In UK we have a very old and well tried shotshell loading regime we term Long Range/Low Velocity that was originally adopted for loading heavy shot charges for wild fowling, etc. in standard guns. How it works is that recognising large shot (US 5...
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    07-31-2017, 08:36 AM
    I'm not trying to be smart here but there's a really good reference book titled Cartridges Of The World which is readily available and I'm sure most of the folks reading this will have a copy already. I recommend it to both newbies and old hands. If...
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    07-29-2017, 11:24 AM
    Was watching an episode of The Last Alaskans the other day and Heimo set about a caribou he'd just shot with the knife blade of what looked like a Leatherman multitool!!!! Maybe this is what seasoned Alaskan veterans are using these days?
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    07-28-2017, 01:14 PM
    With Gnostic. I recently purchased one of the 'cheap' Bushnell 3-9's for my son's air gun and was surprisingly impressed with the lens quality. And it's holding up well to the spring gun.
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    07-28-2017, 01:00 PM
    Back in the day I helped out in a large firearms wholesale/retail business and was always amazed that a guy would spend thousands an a high grade rifle and mount the cheapest scope on nasty cheap mounts then come back and complain about the...
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    07-23-2017, 07:48 AM
    From my experience, neck sizing is only a real advantage for target work when using a fairly tight chamber using only cases fired in that chamber, good alignment of case in chamber aids accuracy. Orientation of case in chamber can also be an...
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    07-20-2017, 02:21 PM
    Little Oak replied to a poll poll for silencers. in Our Town
    As mentioned in a previous reply, in UK & Ireland (maybe Europe in general?) we call them sound moderators but the same people who are determined to describe cartridges as bullets and bullets as heads (wherever that one came from!) insist on calling...
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    07-20-2017, 11:49 AM
    If you read Taylor's African Rifles and Cartridges he said that he liked slow (ish) lead bullets on buffalo but indicated that he was careful with his shot placement as the actual shoulder was very tough, even to the point of slowing large, steel...
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Expat Welshman living in Ireland
Ireland (for now anyway!)
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