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  • bigted's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 AM
    Long been a 50 cal lover. Never had any cartridge rifles in the cal but now have a platform that i can try it in . I am sure there has been the comparison between these two cartridges but i somehow have missed reading them. I intend shooting...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 11:31 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread 6.5x55 mm in Smokeless Paper Patching
    Glad you got it working well. It's nice when your efforts come together to produce a good result.
    154 replies | 52703 view(s)
  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-08-2018, 09:58 AM
    Rob had the package mailed the same day I contacted him before he even had my payment. A man I am sure I could be great friends with if he were only closer. :)
    0 replies | 38 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 07:27 PM
    bigted replied to a thread Encore 223 in Single Shot Guns
    Surprises me a bit. Thought for sure folks woulda been doing this for awhile now. My intentions are to develope 22 LR and 22 MAG performance in the 223 case with a bit heavier boolit so as to have more stability in wind making it buck the wind...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 04:47 PM
    Glad to hear you got it worked out. You won't be disappointed.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-06-2018, 07:33 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread B52s in Our Town
    Pretty cool. My shooting buddy flew B52's a few lifetimes ago. One he flew is visible from I25 at the Air Force Academy. He pointed it out to me last summer on the way through.
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    05-06-2018, 05:23 PM
    Size doesn't matter if you don't hit the mark. Accuracy first!
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-06-2018, 12:21 PM
    Not familiar with the 78 sharps but ... seems in the photo to be a smaller reproduction like their 38-55 of a few years ago. If im gonna spend this much , believe i would contact C Sharps or Shiloh and get the full size model AND in a vintage cal...
    7 replies | 610 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    05-06-2018, 12:03 PM
    bigted replied to a thread 223 Encore? in Factory Rifles
    Delete a double post
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-06-2018, 10:33 AM
    bigted replied to a thread 223 Encore? in Factory Rifles
    Cast up a bunch of the lee 55 grain boolits yesterday. MAN they be small. Dont know if my big ol fingers can manipulate them or not. I tumble lubed these and will load em with a bit of Unique and IMR 4227 to begin. Maybe try a few loaded with a...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-05-2018, 09:02 PM
    My first 458 WM was a CZ 550. It shot very well and i too loaded it down with 405 grainers at around 1300 fps. It did what is reported here at 50 yds. Clover All day long. HOWEVER ! Then i had a 77 Ruger chambered in their 375 Ruger. So having...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-05-2018, 01:55 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Computer texting???? in Our Town
    Sometimes I don't feel like talking and won't answer the phone; busy, whatever. I'll almost always return a text, eventually if not sooner. It's a good tool just like many other apps on a smart phone. Someday maybe I'll be smart enough to use more...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-05-2018, 02:28 AM
    My apologies for continuing the hijack of your thread. To address your question there is indeed a point to using cast boolits in cartridges designed for J-words. First of all you'll be using a boolit YOU made and there's nothing like the feeling of...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-05-2018, 02:06 AM
    Thanks, Larry. I don't understand all you (and others) are doing on this threshold project but I have a basic understanding of physics. And I agree, you didn't invent the threshold or whatever folks choose to call it. The laws of physics have been...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    05-04-2018, 11:31 PM
    When you refer to this Sharps as "ol reliable" this makes me think it is indeed a Wolfgang Sharps which is not in the same ball park as the Bryan rifles. The split left Wolfgang in possession of the name "Ol Reliable" and Bryan could not use it on...
    21 replies | 706 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    05-04-2018, 10:16 PM
    bigted replied to a thread 223 Encore? in Factory Rifles
    Cool. Thinking i will give my new lee 6 banger a warm-up tomorrow. They are sure small but new experience for sure.
    9 replies | 514 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-04-2018, 09:17 PM
    Thanks for validating my new plan. I'm thinking I'll soften the alloy to 50/50 plus a touch of tin; how do you feel about that?
    78 replies | 6434 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-04-2018, 08:16 PM
    #4 buck sounds like a great way to ruin a coyote's day. I like your pellet prep method, should yield a big improvement in patterns. I don't think it takes a lot of penetration to flatten a coyote, what do you feel is an effective range for your load?
    17 replies | 1002 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-04-2018, 08:02 PM
    With apologies to Larry I'd like to say I think the 3b definition cited above fits Larry's observations. I think the mistake we make is that we want to know if a boolit at X velocity with a twist rate of C is exceeding the RPM threshold. As I...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-04-2018, 06:02 PM
    Does that 30 fps really matter? Load for accuracy, velocity doesn't mean much if you don't hit the target.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-04-2018, 03:29 PM
    Thanks for the clarification, Larry. I have to dumb many things down so that I can understand them. I call these things you (and others) do with alloy, design, pressures and even tighter quality control "variables" because they affect where this...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-04-2018, 01:26 PM
    One thing that bothers me about this "threshold" debate is that this "threshold" is a matter of physics; the study of physics is governed by laws and these laws don't change. It's very real, whether we understand it or not. We can't move this...
    87 replies | 9694 view(s)
  • bigted's Avatar
    05-03-2018, 09:38 PM
    bigted replied to a thread 223 Encore? in Factory Rifles
    Nice. I have gotten everything except for the barrel. Cant wait. Should be fun.
    9 replies | 514 view(s)
  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-03-2018, 07:44 PM
    I did a modification on my home made bore pigs a couple of years ago and recently did the same to the BACO bore wipes. I imagine someone has already though of it years ago, but I haven't seen anything posted so here it is: I cut a length of Delrin...
    0 replies | 163 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-03-2018, 05:16 PM
    Hmm, the OP said longer range plinking and maybe hunting later. Everything has been focused on single shot target rifles. But depending on what is to be hunted and how far away long range plinking is, just about any pistol caliber levergun fills the...
    45 replies | 1762 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-03-2018, 05:07 PM
    In some cases a large boar is a very smelly and the meat inedible, at least to me. I had a very large boar processed into spicy breakfast sausage years ago (before I started doing my own processing) and wound up throwing most of it away. I think the...
    78 replies | 6434 view(s)
  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-03-2018, 12:12 PM
    I'll take them, I can always use more.
    2 replies | 168 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-03-2018, 11:55 AM
    Probably a bit long as well but I only shoot balls in my C&B revolvers. A boolit this long would leave little room for powder.
    14 replies | 883 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-03-2018, 09:57 AM
    Speaking of H&R, those officer model trapdoors they made a while ago are really neat and can usually be had within your budget. And those are a rifle worth owning.
    45 replies | 1762 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-02-2018, 11:38 PM
    ...took a weird fall a few nights back that broke at least 2 of the smaller toes on my right foot. I have been nursing this injury along gently so as to not miss the fishing trip described above--so far, so good... 9.3X62AL Take care, my friend....
    6214 replies | 503018 view(s)
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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