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  • MaryB's Avatar
    10-19-2019, 04:35 PM
    Simple Texas Red Chopped chuck roast or stew meat(chuck has more flavor) to the size of your little fingernail. Brown well in bacon fat. When the meat is browned add onion and cook until clear Add garlic and mild chili powder and cook a...
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    10-15-2019, 12:00 PM
    I saw this at a local gunshop recently. It is in very good condition, blue fading to patina. It has all the metal work off the stock, and stock shortened to a sporter length. It has the buttplate removed and a ugly red pad added. The bore is bright...
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    10-13-2019, 09:04 PM
    50 and 54 round balls do great, 125 yds and under, but after that they shed energy quickly. Now here in Ky, most of those deer shot here will be 75 yds and under, with the long shot being around 200 yds or so. I own 23 different ML;s and hunt with...
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    10-13-2019, 11:46 AM
    Thanks for taking us along.
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    10-13-2019, 11:28 AM
    I have a 1867 Husqvarna Roller. good bore and good shooter, but the sights were awful. Since it is a shooter, I put a ramped sweat on front sight with a square blade front, and a modified Mauser peep sight, that I milled the base flat on and drilled...
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    10-12-2019, 07:49 PM
    Good going Ron,good to hear from you also. Roger said to tell you hello.
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    10-11-2019, 09:07 PM
    1000 or more
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    10-11-2019, 08:40 AM
    Yep, that is the stuff!
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  • MaryB's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 07:39 PM
    We always did pheasant in a crock pot with cream of mushroom soup. Cooked until it would shred then served over wild rice...
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    10-10-2019, 10:29 AM
    I have about 3 large cans made by Lyman, not sure they still make it or not. I sit my bullets up on a cheap plastic lazy susan in cross pattern, that way I can spray one side and rotate them around, then switch my position and spray the back side as...
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    10-09-2019, 10:54 PM
    I have several 45/70's and shoot the 350gr Lyman/Goulds listed above with 15 grs of Unique with no leading and a 20-1 alloy as state above. I have not seen what they are running, but they shoot great and no leading. I recently tried some of these...
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    10-09-2019, 01:41 PM
    is this the year they switched back to machined steel receivers? Also, does it have the adjustment screw in the bottom of the lever plate, to adjust for wear. If the answer to both these questions is yes, I am very interested.
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    10-09-2019, 01:32 PM
    Yep, he is supposed to get with me today or tomorrow.
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    10-08-2019, 05:18 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Kerosene in Our Town
    Heated with one for years before I replaced the old 1950's space heater with a real furnace. Make sure you use water clear kero, the red dye they add destroys wicks and stinks when it burns. I had a small 300 gallon bulk tank I used to have the...
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    10-07-2019, 11:26 PM
    I have several Vortex rifle scopes, on rifles from .22 LR to 300 Win Mags and a M1A1. All of mine have tracked perfectly, optics are crisp and clear. From the Vipers to the Crossfire2's, I have never had a issue with one. And I shoot every day, I...
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    10-07-2019, 09:04 PM
    Invasive species here, they would be sprayed so no way would I eat them unless I found a patch in the middle of the woods...
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    10-06-2019, 05:48 PM
    15 grains of Unique, with a 350 gr Lyman/Goulds HP I mold myself. I sorted them by weight, did not size them, sprayed with Moly coating to completely eliminate leading.
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    10-05-2019, 10:36 PM
    Thanks for the info guys. Pietro, that is the rifle exactly!
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    10-05-2019, 08:35 PM
    I was a at a local gunshop today, when a guy came in wanting to sell the H&R trapdoor. The owner passed on it, referred the guy to me, said I was the 45/70 nut in the bunch. We went outside to look at his rifle. He said it was his dads, who recently...
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    10-05-2019, 08:16 PM
    I have had this trapdoor for over a year. It has nice blue fading to patina, a very nice bright bore with sharp rifling. It shot a good group, but I had to raise the Buffington sight up to get it to shoot to point of aim. The guy I got if off of had...
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    10-05-2019, 10:47 AM
    I have a 5.5 inch Ruger Redhawk, stainless, which has been upgraded with Millet rear sights, and had a action job, super smooth double action, crisp single action. Pm me if interested.
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    10-01-2019, 08:42 PM
    I am 99.9% sure the swede trigger guard will work, I have 3 of them.This is the trigger guard/mag well/floorplate. I will have to look for the mag spring and follower. How does $30 shipped sound for one. I have a 95 Lowes Berlin action, I will see...
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    09-30-2019, 05:21 PM
    I probably have an extra magazine/trigger guard laying aroun, might even have a spring and follower for it to, will look and get back to you.
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    09-30-2019, 05:17 PM
    Nek shot that is what I described in the post before yours. I have been gunsmithing for 35+years, and once you do a good trigger job on a specific action, it does not take long to repeat the process. I took notes and measured what I did with a mic,...
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    09-30-2019, 05:03 PM
    I have 3 heavy single shots. 2 Remington rollers, and Sharps. They all shoot great, but are a handful. I hunt a lot out of blinds or stands, so I usually have my wife drop me off, or drive a 4 wheeler within 100yds. I also have a Browning Hi wall,...
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    09-29-2019, 10:04 AM
    Doghawg, I had not been on this in a while. After I did my first one, and found out what needed to be done, it doesn't take very long using a Dremel tool with attachments, and a good stone to make the changes needed. I removed part of the sear...
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    09-28-2019, 03:03 PM
    Txbirdman I have had just the opposite result in seating the 140 and up bullet with old swede. Every barrel or rifle I have had, has a long tapered leade in the throat, so you can easily seat the with the bottom of the bullet about at the shoulder...
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  • koger's Avatar
    09-26-2019, 09:10 PM
    I am going tomorrow to buy a new .357 Henry, for $350 out the door. I have 3 other Henrys, that I have went thru the triggers on them, still use the original hammer spring. Seems like the best deal to me.
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    09-26-2019, 09:02 PM
    Thanks for all the replies, I did not get the rifle afterall.
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age 45, Married 27 years, Full time gunsmith for 15 years.enjoy shooting all types of fireams , bows
Monticello, KY
Hunting, shooting, gunsmithing,reloading.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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