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    01-08-2019, 06:00 PM
    i just use my chicken coop. if that doesn't work, a bag of garbage on a hot summer night provides a target rich environment that would make any varmint hunter giggle.
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    01-08-2019, 10:40 AM
    Interesting theory, ranchdog! An easy proof of concept might be to fill the space between the "waist" of the slug and the wad with some kind of granulated buffer or even lube. Anything to provide support for the wad petals might help the wads stay...
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    01-06-2019, 04:57 PM
    I don't butcher many deer, but I clean plenty of fish, and use a knife at work a dozen times a day or more. I believe I've found the cheapest, most expedient system for maintaining a scary-sharp, dry-shave comfortably edge through hard use. The...
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    01-06-2019, 04:07 PM
    Look into the BRI sabot shotgun round marketed by winchester. A projectile like that...essentially an elongated diabolo airgun pellet of .50 caliber inside a .73 sabot is stable and accurate through both rifled and smoothbore barrels. This could...
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    01-06-2019, 03:31 PM
    I heard somewhere that in old shot towers, any shot too large to be dropped was cast as balls, and rolled down a helical ramp inside the tower to make it more round, kind of like using a tumbler, but without modern technology.
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    12-31-2018, 09:47 AM
    if the aluminum sheet doesn't pan out and you take the welding tip approach, they are cheap and commonly available down to .023. The size is usually roll marked on the side of them. Another interesting nozzle option might be to check out...
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    12-28-2018, 07:56 PM
    I don't have one, but now I sure wish I did! I like the 28 inch stainless barrel. It looks like it could could really wring the last few fps out of those heavy blue dot loads. What's the twist rate?
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    12-21-2018, 03:09 PM
    I'll put in another vote for ghost ring/peep sights. Williams makes a nice one with the removable peep that leaves a ghost ring behind. I've got bad eyes too, and found that while scopes are nice to use, they have a tendency to destroy my glasses...
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I like things that go bang. Unless it's a motor...those shouldn't make that noise.
Shootin' fishin' wrenchin' and guitar pickin'


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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