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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 12:18 PM
    We don't have them here. It would be cool to go do this someday. An old friend of mine just gt back from a trip to Canada and killed a good one. Might be worth the money to do that someday.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 10:19 AM
    Yeah, this one needs to get better pretty soon. I'm kind of a bolt action fan for .22s, and wouldn't have bought this one except that I wanted a fast repeater with quiet ammo. Might should have held out for one of the Remington pumps. We'll see....
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 AM
    .............I thought it was 72 Virginians? :-) .............Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 AM
    ..............Very nice work. Possibly if you were not using a lube, this might make the aluminum appear to be 'Gummy'? After all Lee does lathe bore the mould cavities. Possibly single edge tooling, but it's still cutting aluminum. I use WD40 or...
    3 replies | 215 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Meplat vs RN vs HP in Cast Boolits
    this feeds in an ar-10 or an M-14 it feeds in my AR-30 and bolt guns just fine.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    Did 24 years in the Army after college. I teach Junior ROTC now for five years.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Put it together as best I could today. Shot 30 rounds or so through it and got several failures to feed and a couple of misfires. Bolt seems sticky sometimes, I guess I need to strip it down and really polish moving parts. I was using high...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Meplat vs RN vs HP in Cast Boolits
    hollow points suck. stick with a flat nose. unless your shooting gophers.
    19 replies | 493 view(s)
  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 11:56 PM
    Yeah, I meant to warn you about the recoil spring. I found out how tough they were when I took Dad's 190 apart one day when I was about twelve. Interestingly, the one I have now is marked 22S,L, or L.R., but the one Dad bought new ~1972 was...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 11:26 PM
    Well getting the recoil spring and guide rod back in was a minor PITA, but I got it done then broke the plastic pin that holds the trigger assembly in. New ones are available and cheap, so I'll do that, but wondering if a trip to the hardware store...
    12 replies | 204 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 09:52 PM
    I ordered one of the wrenches I mentioned and it arrived yesterday. Worked well, and I got about a full turn on that nut tightening it back up. Spent some time this evening scrubbing all the internal parts, the little rifle was filthy and gunked...
    12 replies | 204 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 07:11 PM
    You missed out, someone had one of the NOE 45 grain WFN molds for sale here recently, it just now sold.
    2 replies | 169 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 06:56 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rough start to the day in Our Town
    When they call and say the call may be recorded, I stop them right there, and tell them they don't have my permission to record me. They have no idea how to respond, and hang up.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 05:55 PM
    I would be interested in knowing details such as what the course of fire, etc. As far as I know, there is no official target competition events for shotgun slugs in the U.S.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 04:46 PM
    Nominally .277. I have been shooting some cast bullets through a .270 lately with mixed results. It so happens I have several 6.5 molds now and have been considering giving paper patching a try in it. I've never paper patched before. The...
    4 replies | 74 view(s)
  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 02:36 PM
    Mk42gunner replied to a thread Cast in .222? in Cast Boolits
    The hardest thing about cast .22 is initially seating the gas check. A Ruger No.1 can take some tinkering to get it to shoot well, but they are a classy rifle. A Remington 788 in .222 was the most accurate production rifle I can remember...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 08:54 AM
    A local shop has one here, looks new and has a scope, probably the one it came with (not high end). Asking price is $229. Do these shoot hand loaded slugs pretty well? How about round ball loads? It has porting on the barrel, does this...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 11:57 PM
    I'll figure something out. Trying to stay away from tapping it with a punch if I can help it.
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 10:07 PM
    If you filed the pin flat, it might work. However, you really don't need a special spanner wrench to tighten one barrel nut. I bought one with a slightly loose barrel that I tightened by using a small pin punch and judicious blows with a light...
    12 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 07:57 PM
    rKing22, Send me a PM with your address, etc.
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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