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    10-20-2018, 11:07 PM
    I cut the crimp off some Winchester and federal 2 3/4 shells. Took the powder out and slapped some Pyrodex in there. Cut the middle part out of the wads. They have a "spring" type piece inbetween of the over powder wad and shot cup. So I cut that...
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    10-17-2018, 08:48 PM
    I made a chamebr tool just like that also awhile ago. It works kinda good. Do you think I could reload plastic modern shells with BP? I have alot of low brass federal. Id just cut the crimp, add a shot card, and roll crimp. Is there a possibility...
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    10-15-2018, 11:08 PM
    No, they are all fine. And all in shooting condition. Doesnt mean because something is rusted that its useless. They still work just as well as they did 130 years ago! I got one rifle that was "rusty" checked out by a gunsmith. A really reputable...
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    10-15-2018, 10:00 PM
    I know most people are telling em to use it as a wall hanger, but in all honestly that probably wont happen. Whatever I own I shoot. I own many rifles that were in worst condition then this. And they all shoot really nice. I own one or 2 modern...
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    10-15-2018, 09:57 PM
    Mine isnt cracked or anything. I am looking for another one to make into a coach gun.
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    10-15-2018, 03:45 PM
    I always wanted brass shells but il cut the ones I have for now. Il see how it goes.
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    10-15-2018, 10:05 AM
    Thats true. I have a roll crimper! Il give it a try.
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    10-14-2018, 11:05 PM
    I shoot the 2 3/4 shells from walmart too. Now I guess if I want to live longer il buy the brass ones. I know where to get them they are just 40$ for 20 I think. Abit more expensive for me since im in Canada!
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    10-14-2018, 11:00 PM
    2 3/4 chamber so I shouldnt shoot that length in shells... I have been for awhile. That means 2 1/2 shells it is.
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    10-14-2018, 09:33 PM
    Here you guys know what you're all talking about... me not so much. Im better with rifles. So I took a few pictures! :) Shotgun in question: Someone said somehting about brown on the barrel. Im not sure if thsi will help but here's the two...
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    10-13-2018, 11:40 AM
    I dont have low brass buckshot, I have the remington high brass ones. The come in little boxes of 5.
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    10-12-2018, 11:36 PM
    Yes I am talking about teh Big boy lever gun. A store 45 minutes away from me has had one on display for years. They are quite rare where I am. So I thought it would be a unique rifle to own. As for the loads I dont think they would make weak...
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    10-12-2018, 11:33 PM
    I have shot it plenty with the low brass loads as mentioned above, but Im just not sure with any other stuff. I only paid it 100$, im not worried for the gun, its more about me.
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    10-11-2018, 11:16 PM
    I have an old double barrel made in Belgium. Paid it 100$ at a gun show a couple years ago. it was made around the 1890's. My question is: How do I know if it is safe to shoot high brass loads? I would like to shoot buckshot atleast. For now I shoot...
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    10-11-2018, 11:13 PM
    Im considering buying one for a family member this Christmas, I was wondering if there are pros and cons? I know they dont have a loading gate but whatever.
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    10-09-2018, 11:46 PM
    Kev18 replied to a thread Wal-Mart screw up in Rimfire Area
    I Bought an 1886 Winchester at a gun store that was close to the college I went to 3 years ago. I went in between classes, I knew I wanted something old and of quality. ( I like older rifles. ) I ask if they have anything, they obviously want to...
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    10-08-2018, 04:33 PM
    Im all fixed now.It took me awhile to find out all my issues but she shoots! :)
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    10-06-2018, 11:23 PM
    Im all fixed up now! I reload with smokeless . Alot simpler for me. Powder was not my issue, it was just the load in general. I explained it a bit on the other post from the guy with accuracy issues in his 1892. I saw you commented on there to. ...
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    10-06-2018, 02:44 PM
    Il try that. :)
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    10-06-2018, 12:11 AM
    If only I can get a clean kill shot on anything that far. I have a tang sight, but ****!
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    10-06-2018, 12:10 AM
    All of the cases there are 40-82. made from starline 45-90 cases from Buffalo Arms.
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    10-06-2018, 12:06 AM
    Everything you are saying, I dealt with. You can get it re barreled of course. Its your rifle. I wanted to keep mine the way it was. So I kept trying and trying. My 1886 was made in 1889 and is chambered in 40-82. really odd ball cartridge. Not the...
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    10-05-2018, 07:04 PM
    I had same results with my 1886. Old rifles are all different. It took me 2 years to finally get mine shooting straight. You are lucky to hit that paper at 25 yards. I surely couldn't! Mine would miss point blank, and dont get me wrong. My rifling...
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    10-05-2018, 06:56 PM
    I know, it all depends on my eyes.:D I was just wondering on the force of impact/killing power. Different game has different skin thickness and toughness. I dont think it would have trouble with a deer.
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    10-05-2018, 12:09 AM
    I have an 1886 in 40-82. I know this cartridges was designed for long range elk hunting but what was "long range" in the 1800's? I would like to go hunting (if possible) this year for deer, bear, and moose. I read on old forum posts that people had...
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    09-26-2018, 10:55 AM
    Kev18 replied to a thread 1886 in Leverguns
    Nice collection. The 1885 looks really nice! And the 1873 looks like it only needs a few parts to be complete. You're lucky you can make barrels, must be nice to have that skill! I appreciate seeing other peoples collections/rifles. Nothing beats...
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    09-24-2018, 03:55 PM
    Kev18 replied to a thread 1886 in Leverguns
    What does your barrel slug at? I have one in 40-82. I have heard that 40-65 is the little cousin of 40-82, kinda like 45-70 and 45-90. I think I would be able to shoot some if I ever felt like it.
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    09-24-2018, 03:50 PM
    The old rifles are always special. Im having issues of my own. Glad you could improve the accuracy with paper patching! :)
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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