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    05-29-2020, 09:45 AM
    https://www.big45metalcleaner.com/ for only $6, you can't wrong. its great for leading. just don't use it on sintered steel(post 64 win m94 1972 version). its good for surface rust too.
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    05-27-2020, 01:33 PM
    i've sold a few and i traded a few. none of them guns i sold or traded, would make me tear up. except one, ruger srh(ss) with 7.5" barrel in 44 mag. boy that thing could shoot!!! i could do 1 1/2 - 2" at 100 yards(5 shots/off an old shovel handle...
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    05-26-2020, 10:24 PM
    jeez, you only hit the red part about 4 times!!!! those are sub deer loads, i use them.
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    05-24-2020, 04:10 PM
    this one should be right......... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/images/attach/jpg.gif
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    05-24-2020, 04:08 PM
    i was trying to sight my 9.3x57 in. on the bottom left is an average 5 shot group at 100 yards(280gr fn gc and 4895). the three shots are cloverleafed, while the other 2 are not. it goes roughly 1 1/4" but if i really really really try, it will...
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    05-24-2020, 04:07 PM
    i was trying to sight my 9.3x57 in. on the bottom left is an average 5 shot group at 100 yards(280gr fn gc and 4895). the three shots are cloverleafed, while the other 2 are not. it goes roughly 1 1/4" but if i really really really try, it will...
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    05-23-2020, 01:48 AM
    :holysheep thats a nice rifle!!!!!!! its much much better than any of today's "plastic" stocks and stainless steel barrels.
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    05-21-2020, 04:33 AM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/images/attach/jpg.gif
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    05-21-2020, 04:25 AM
    444ttd replied to a thread 9,3x62 in Hunting with CB's
    i like the short cartridge, the 9.3x57 in husky m46. i use 280gr fn gc with imr4895. i'll take her out for deer/black bear.
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    05-21-2020, 03:57 AM
    great lookin bear!!!!!!!
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    05-17-2020, 11:29 AM
    my friend showed up and he wants a price that is beyond my capabilities, so i said no, thank you. i noticed right off the bat, the stock was cracked(s), yes, plural. it didn't have a handgaurd or the two bands. the action and barrel are...
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    05-16-2020, 03:42 AM
    444ttd replied to a thread My latest orphan in Single Shot Guns
    me too!!!!!
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    05-15-2020, 02:11 PM
    i don't have to go to gun clubs or a state run gun range. i have a range at my house and another range in my dad's shop. 50, 100, 150, 200 all the up to 500 yards. i used to be able to shoot j-words at 500 yards, but that got boring and expensive. 8...
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    05-15-2020, 06:46 AM
    i finally got around to comparing both cartridges and the diameter of the krag is too small. so i'll rebarrel it or stay the same.
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    05-14-2020, 10:24 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 8x57 boolits? in Military Rifles
    thanks!!!!!
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    05-14-2020, 03:49 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 8x57 boolits? in Military Rifles
    its alright lead collector, i'm still sifting thru the mould choices.
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    05-13-2020, 10:16 PM
    i know!!!!![smilie=l: :veryconfu i hate the recoil it produces(i have shot the short rifles). i "imagine" a 245gr saeco is going 1600-1700fps from a 35-40 krag to kill deer with.
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    05-13-2020, 04:33 PM
    my friend has a mannlicher steyr M95/34 carbine in 8x56R that used to be his father's(he passed away last year). since he doesn't handload and 8x56R is not on the shelf of every walmart, he wants to sell it. i'll look it over, either this weekend or...
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    05-11-2020, 06:33 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread 8x57 boolits? in Military Rifles
    thanks guys!!!!!
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    05-10-2020, 12:28 PM
    444ttd started a thread 8x57 boolits? in Military Rifles
    i have a 98 mauser(sporteried) in 8x57. the mauser is a 1944 production and it was sporterized with a bishop stock and a redfield peep sight, what year, i do not know. the bishop stock is cracked behind the trigger and the barrel channel is bent to...
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    05-10-2020, 11:29 AM
    back then, $50-55 is a steal. they were charging $100-125, with one guy going $150.
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    05-07-2020, 01:20 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/images/attach/jpg.gif
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    05-06-2020, 02:35 PM
    very nice krag!!!!! try a 165gr ranch dog ( https://bullshop.weebly.com/-30-caliber-cast-bullets.html ), it kills deer D-E-D!!!!!:veryconfu [smilie=l: my krag was bubbasized(barrel was cut to 21 7/8"+/-) and it had a bishop stock(1950-60's...
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    05-05-2020, 03:49 PM
    444ttd replied to a thread Hunting accuracy? in Hunting with CB's
    back in the day, i would shoot off hand a target(4"x4"x1" steel target) at 50, 100, 150 and 200 yards. i was using j-words bullets and the powder of choice. i got good at it, but i was shooting 3 or 4 days a week. every rifle of mine would go at...
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    05-02-2020, 05:28 PM
    i guess about 10 or 12 deer i have shot with my 1898 spr armory(bubbasized) in 30-40 krag with (.311") 165gr ranch dogs going 1925+/-fps that drops deer dead in their tracks. my son has the longest shot(my own is 140ish yards) ever taken with a...
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    05-02-2020, 04:02 PM
    i started rolling muzzleloader balls at 12yo. i started handloading j-words when i was 20yo. i began to load up cast boolits 8 or 9 years ago. i am 48yo. since my stroke(2011), my shooting has gotten good, but i'll never be a "great shooter" again....
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    05-02-2020, 01:36 PM
    i use gunslicks foaming bore cleaner for copper fouling or for when i buy the gun. i use shooters choice (i have 10+ oz) to take the cast lead out. i have shot my 444 marlin and 30-40 krag, using cast boolits, about 3000X each and they're still...
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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