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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Maybe, maybe not.....but then I'm not shooting a TD or lever action am I so why should I limit myself?. Why would I load a 300 Win mag down to 30-30 ballistics and "bet" it might work? If I wanted to hunt with the 45-70 in a TD, which I have, I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    I don't think that's a "myth busted" MT Gianni. The short stubby pistol WCs shot in 18 3/8" twist barrels are not very stable past 50 yards and many times make slightly oblong holes at 50 yards. The much longer .30 caliber 311440 will be shot...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Check your nipple.
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  • Newtire's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    I have been using The TC T-17 for black powder with good results. I swab it out before I put it in the car after a day's shooting and then when I get home, I take out the nipple, give it a couple of swabs and then dry until the patches come out...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Yes it is true the arsenals switched from the recommended extruded powder to ball powder. The residue left by the powder was a calcium/carbon deposit that was very hard. The gas piston of the M16 series is part of the bolt with the cylinder being...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    "Are you trying to say the 14 twist didn't stabilize the bullet and it tumbled causing more damage? Might be where the story of smooth bore M16's got stated." Not stating that at all. I didn't mention anything about a "smooth bore M16" either. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    My 400 and 500 gr loads for my 450-400-70 Siamese Mauser run 49 - 55 ft/lbs of recoil. When I fire the 500s from a sitting position they roll me over backwards.....lots of fun...... No application? Obviously you've not hunted elk in a pole...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    "When that early Vietnam issue 5.56 ammo was used, and if it performed right, it blew a mighty big hole in the enemie's body that a 7.62x51 wouldn't do." Have to disagree. I was in Viet Nam in early '65 and then on to other target rich...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread What are they? in Cast Boolits
    Appears the cartridge photo's are with the wrong headstamp photo's? The MF FA 83 appears to be 7.62x51 made at the Footscray or Maribyrnong ammunition plant in Australia. The stripper clip on it is of M14 style. Note there is no + with the...
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  • TNsailorman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    The 7.62x51 does nothing the 30-06 can't do or better. It's main claim to fame is that it gives about the same velocity of the 30-06 up to 165 grain weight bullets and being slightly shorter, a soldier can carry a little more 7.62 ammo than 30-06. ...
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  • TNsailorman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    I am not an aircraft expert but I can only remember one American fighter plane that entered WW II with .30-06 machine guns, the very early Curtis P-40. The Mustang, Hellcat, Corsair and the P 48 all had .50 Brownings. The British Spitfire had .303...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    If you tell them you are reporting a missing gun to BATF, they tend to find them very quickly.
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  • Newtire's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 10:18 PM
    I hear some are using it in Martini-Henry 450/577. I need to check that one out. I wouldn't see why it wouldn't work in cartridges. It works great in small & large bore m/l rifles & small to large shotguns of the front stuffing variety. Lights...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 11:23 AM
    People use pit blinds in grain fields here, works well.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 11:08 AM
    waksupi started a thread Our fall shoot in Our Town
    Part 1 & 2. A fun shoot, although a bit cold. We did have a truck drive off the side of the narrow bridge to the site, that took some team effort to get back on the road again! ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 10:42 AM
    He certainly is correct about minor alterations of the load having influences on the load. His example especially with the small capacity case of his 'cat. I found that out a long time ago in '74 when I got my 1st Oehler chronograph with the 22...
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  • Newtire's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 08:03 AM
    The one I ordered from Skinner says it is .015" oversized. We'll see if it does the trick...hoping!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 07:54 PM
    Get rid of the BB, and go to moose milk. If concerned about leaving it loaded for a long period, soak the patches in moose milk, then let dry. BB causes terrible fouling in most conditions, and is totally unworkable in cold weather shooting.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 07:38 PM
    Use an RCBS X-Die to FL size. You won't have to trim and cases will give many firings.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 07:34 PM
    Using a lathe with a collate and using a drill in the headstock or a counter sink works well. I have used my mini lathe to do so. Getting the hole centered and parallel to the bullets axis is essential to accuracy.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 07:30 PM
    Nope, nothing new......just a lot that most reloaders don't know, especially those who just get load data off the internet........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 07:19 PM
    44Mag#1 Sorry had to close that last post out before I was finished. Back to your question; assuming you have a Ruger 44 Mag with 7 1/2" barrel and a custom mould that casts a 250 gr SWC. That specific mould is not listed in any of the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 02:20 PM
    And "pleased" you should be.....well done.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 02:13 PM
    44MAG#1 Since no one has brought up handgun data let me be the goofy one. We will take Speer data and Lyman data. In 44 Magnum data Speer they list 9 to 11 gr Unique with Speer cases, CCI 300 primers and the RCBS 250 Keith at a 1029 to...
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  • TNsailorman's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 12:16 PM
    Thanks, Dutchman. I went to his site and he offers the mount for my Yugo 24/47 as well. I see one in my near future. I have been looking for awhile but the ones I could find that would fit were either cost prohibitive or stuck way up in the air...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 10:38 AM
    Any commercial 223 with a 12" twist probably has a SAAMI spec 223 chamber.
    35 replies | 842 view(s)
  • stubshaft's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 01:49 AM
    stubshaft replied to a thread Re-lining in Muzzleloading.
    Another vote for Bobby Hoyt!
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  • Forty Rod Ray's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 10:46 PM
    My first press was the one owned by the chap who taught me how. It was a heavy C. I don't recall the #. This was sometime in late 55 or 56. He sold my Dad the press, a Redding scale (the brown one with the crackle finish), a Bond measure, and I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 10:13 PM
    44MAG#1 To answer your questions; Do we know if Speer or Hornady uses multiple factory rifles to test velocity in? If they grab one out of the rack to use to list velocity from how do we know that it isn't a "slow" barrel as you said we know...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 06:17 PM
    Guess what you mean by "brass life" is the determining factor. For some years my standard elk hunting in the 30-06 was the Hornady 190 SPBT over a lot of H4831SC at 2733 fps. I developed the load working up to it and never had any indication of...
    122 replies | 2987 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
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