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    Today, 06:40 AM
    My post was just a having a vent. If the thread has veered onto a technically useful subject, thats all to the good.
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    Yesterday, 07:37 AM
    Thats them, I'm envious! We had them here as recently as a few years ago. I saw them on winchester australias website as recently as last year, but as mentioned they hadnt sold one for a while. Anyone care to take a guess at the business model...
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    07-11-2020, 11:07 PM
    The consensus here on our little isle and on various forums is they are probably one of the most intermittent suppliers in the business the last 6-8 years. One year's particular catalogue will have a great range of configurations and calibres in...
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    07-11-2020, 01:51 AM
    Yes just watching others hard work on youtube really. What I was after moreso was anyone wanting to share load data. There is data out there in various manuals for 200 grain jacketed bullets. However it varies, oviously depending on whether its a...
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    07-10-2020, 09:41 PM
    our distributors have streamlined some of their catalogues. The odd rifle model here and there are missing from it now. Also no more Hodgon, Winchester or Alliant powder imports, remaining stocks only. Also we are being told the next major imports...
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    07-10-2020, 09:34 PM
    44 special velocities or maybe just into +P territory. Have been watching youtube vids on ballistics gel and seems it expands from 800fps impact( or a bit below) to about .60-.65cal. Through 850-900fps it gets full expansion of about .65 to .70cal...
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    07-10-2020, 11:14 AM
    mickbr replied to a thread 44 mag subsonic noise in Leverguns
    Thanks Outpost75.
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    07-10-2020, 11:06 AM
    mickbr replied to a thread 44 mag subsonic noise in Leverguns
    Thanks Fred, unfortunately we cant hunt with supressors here. Wish we could though.
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    07-10-2020, 11:05 AM
    mickbr replied to a thread 44 mag subsonic noise in Leverguns
    aha well I understand the concept of firing tunnels, have been clearing weapons into them for 25 years military and contracting. First time I have had one suggested in 22 years on the internet for shooting game though :D :D :D. For the record he...
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    07-10-2020, 10:18 AM
    mickbr replied to a thread 44 mag subsonic noise in Leverguns
    I dont understand sorry, though it is 1230am here so thinking a bit slower than normal.
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    07-10-2020, 08:57 AM
    mickbr replied to a thread 44 mag subsonic noise in Leverguns
    handloading could get the powder charges pretty similar if stepping down to a 44 special case. Off internet searches a 22WMR uses 5.7 - 6.5 grain loads surprisingly and that weight of a powder like red dot or bullseye should get a 44 special in a...
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    07-10-2020, 05:39 AM
    mickbr started a thread 44 mag subsonic noise in Leverguns
    More or less than 22WMR from a rifle? A fella I know online hunts hogs over baits with 22WMR at about 40-60 yards because its what the farmer prefers noise wise. Headshots mostly but occasionally lung shots which are obviously not ideal for the...
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    07-09-2020, 09:56 PM
    Great post, along with a lot of good information on the this thread as well. Kieth was was one of the greatest users of the 44 special and grandaddy of the 357 and 44 mag. But he was only 9 when the 44 special came out. Its creators are who interest...
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    07-08-2020, 06:26 PM
    Its been on my want list for a while, I have all his smaller articles on PDF... is stuff actually shipping between our countries is another question.
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    07-08-2020, 06:07 PM
    We could say the same thing about any calibre or subject on forums but I'd be broke living in a dumpster if I bought a book any time I asked a question :D Thanks for the reference though, but after shorter answers for this one.
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    07-08-2020, 04:15 PM
    Thanks, thats impressive!
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    07-08-2020, 04:11 PM
    Recreational shooters, target, hunting? law enforcement? was it ever issued to any military forces? Also how popular were handguns back in the early 20th century. I assume the hard working guy of 1908 putting in 10 hours at the factory didnt have...
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    07-08-2020, 03:15 PM
    Well in a Rossi 92 the 45 colt knocks at the door of 454 casull, so it gets the vote, but depending on what type of deer as well. Our smallest, Chital( axis) and fallow are only 100 -200pounds and the largest red deer and Sambar are 400-600+. Id...
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    07-07-2020, 05:18 AM
    mickbr replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    Well I found two comments on other internet forums that Uberti sets up the 44mag in 1873 with better metallurgy, which is also why the 44 mag version has the blued reciever variation, (not the regular color case hardened effect plates of most of...
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    07-06-2020, 02:32 AM
    In the field, a lever action funnily enough. But thought I would ask here being they are a pistol bullet, and the loads will be direct pistol loads.
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    07-06-2020, 02:30 AM
    Well several 45 ACP bullets meet similar parametres with HP and no problem there pleasing the FBI or anyone else. But this wasnt intended to be a HP vs cast bullet thread. More after any experiences at the range , printed velocities vs chrony...
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    07-05-2020, 09:29 AM
    All good Indian Joe. I remember back in the day when gun forums progressed from the old bulletin board software to the current formats and I couldnt understand why they started listing post counts and joining dates. Seemed to me like being at a gun...
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    07-05-2020, 06:26 AM
    Anyone use this bullet and have any pet loads or experience? I know its a bit sacrilegous but I'm asking here as you guys have a good saturation of 44 guys, and am sure a lot of us have taken a walk on the dark side.This bullet gets good reports on...
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    07-04-2020, 12:36 PM
    yes you would think they would sell pretty well. this is the Uberti catalogue for interests sake. Rifle above is item *2051 http://www.ubertireplicas.com/product/1873-rifle-carbine/ I was also unaware they did 32-20 and 38-40.
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    07-04-2020, 02:36 AM
    Yes Im swinging back to scope or red dot options again myself.
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    07-03-2020, 10:05 AM
    Didnt say 86, said 73, but sorry a typo on that number, meant to be 50+, and I see 70-80 seems pretty standard across a few of these actions. Well you gave pretty good answers then felt a flash of regret repling to someone with lesser post...
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    07-03-2020, 05:18 AM
    Pretty broad subject but does anyone know a general ranking for which models are the simplest or least amount of working bits and pieces? I had read the Marlin 94 is very simple The 1892 is more complicated and the Rossi version even more...
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    07-02-2020, 06:18 AM
    mickbr replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    I'll add, Aussies like lever actions to hog hunt and as I have found since looking into 44mag and 357 mag, 1873's are also reprsented in the field, with factory loads. The common advice is usually get a 94 or 92 action over an 1873 , but being one...
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    07-02-2020, 06:10 AM
    mickbr replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    Maybe ask over at SASS fire forums, probably have the biggest saturation of 1873 owners. Just checked an old thread by 'Pineywoods Jim' there and he has had his 1873 44 mag uberti apart. Said the links look like they were made for a tank, easily...
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    07-01-2020, 06:37 PM
    Easiest online source would be Hodgon reloading, lists a lot of powders https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol Just plug in 44 special Also Alliant powders data http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipeList.aspx?gtypeid=1 A thread...
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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
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