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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 8 x 57 in Military Rifles
    Years back I had 2K of the Rem 185 CorLoks. I worked up a load using 47.5 gr of slow burning lot of milsurp IMR 4895 which was very similar in burn rate to IMR 4320. I measured the psi (Oehler M43) using a VZ24 in new condition. The psi was...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 AM
    don't know what you have there but even tin takes a bit over 400 degrees F to melt.
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    Yesterday, 07:05 AM
    we were out crop damage shooting Friday night and my partner shot the biggest doe ive seen dead. BIG long dry doe that had to weight at least a 150 lbs dressed. Ive allways said that even the big does eat well but my litmus test is back straps on...
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    09-22-2018, 02:06 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    Scoped Marlin with 150 RN at 2350 fps; Zero at 175 yards, 2.75" high at 100 yards Is 2.75" low at 200 yards Is 10" low at 250 yards with 1450 fps remaining. Doable with 150 RN and LvR powder.....much better with the Hornady 160 FTX with...
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    09-22-2018, 11:14 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    30calflash If your Marlin has a 20" barrel then 200 yards is realistic with the 150s using LvR powder. With the 160 FTX Hornady 250 is very doable. If you've a 24" barrel then 300 yards is certainly possible. With a 20" barrel expect...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 06:49 AM
    If you get stubborn ones like that a quick spray of Hornady one shot usually makes them size easily and you don't even have to wipe it off.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 06:47 AM
    first lee die set I bought for my 50beo was just like that. Returned them to lee and they sent me a good set. Found out a bad batch got through quality control (if lee even has it)
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    09-22-2018, 06:45 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread wild turkeys? in Cookin' Recipe's
    yup I kind of chuckle at guys up here that will dawn there camos and grease there face and sit hidden with a call. I sit out crop damage shooting and they walk 10 feet from the blind. Heck ive had them walk right by the truck out there. I remember...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 09:59 AM
    In the H.P. White test Keith used a 429421 cast of 16-1 alloy at 250 gr, sized .429, lubed with Lyman Banana lube loaded over 22 gr Hercules 2400. He does not state (that I could find) what the cases and primers used were but I suspect the cases...
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    09-20-2018, 06:30 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Apple season! in Cookin' Recipe's
    peaches are a bit sketchy up here. I have one tree that puts out pretty good. the other two don't do so well. Same with pears. My neighbor has a tree that puts out great. my two are duds. Apple trees everywhere though and cherries do well.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 01:10 PM
    I, for one, was certainly not arguing with 44MAG#1 about anything he posted. Since he asked no question nor made a statement I just asked for a little more information to fully understand the information/data he posted. I do disagree with him...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 06:52 AM
    ive had babit about the same too. 400 lbs!! heck at 8-10 bucks a lb you found the hen that laid the golden egg!
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 06:49 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread 40 s&w ar 15 ?? in Our Town
    they list them on there web site but haven't had them in stock for the last 3 years. Same with the 45acp uppers they list. I would have to guess they were troublesome and just quit making them.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 06:47 AM
    weak fuel pressure can cause a lean mixture problem which can cause a motor to run hot which will cause vapor lock.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 06:46 AM
    nope but was talking shot guns with my buddy and remembered id loaned my browning side by side 20 gauge to my dad about 20 years ago. Forgot all about that gun. Called my dad who doesn't hunt anymore to ask him to get it back and he told me he gave...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 06:39 AM
    yes sir. It would have been one benefit to the south winning the war. At least if cornel sanders was killed in the last battle.
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    09-19-2018, 06:37 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Apple season! in Cookin' Recipe's
    don't apple trees grow in texas??
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 06:45 PM
    What was the alloy? Weight of the bullet? What was the length of the barrels from the breach face to the muzzle (the actual "effective barrel length)? What was the cylinder/barrel gap of each revolver? You merely post results (which is...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 06:31 PM
    Well done!
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 08:54 AM
    The SAAMI MAP for the 35 Rem is based on the original ammunition time pressure curve as developed for the Remington for their recoil operated M8 semi-auto rifles. Basically higher pressure loadings in that rifle can cause malfunctions and/or damage...
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    09-18-2018, 07:05 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Apple season! in Cookin' Recipe's
    crappy year for me. Not many apples and the ones I got were small. I think it was a combo or an off year and a real bad year for aphids. I sprayed my trees 5 times this summer and still didn't kill them all. Lots of cherries plumbs and peaches...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 07:03 AM
    Allways tell everyone (even my ma) that the best meal I ever ate in my life was at my service buddys mothers house in North Carolina. She made fried chicken, black eyed peas and hush puppys washed down by real sweet tea. Wed go to his parents house...
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    09-17-2018, 06:00 AM
    Some of us truly think or Dogs are family and to be truthful id rather die myself the watch my son die. I haven't watched my children die. Havent even yet lost a parent but some of the most painful days of my life were the days following loosing a...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 05:57 AM
    I meant garlic powder. Im not a fan of garlic salt either. I really prefer fresh garlic but garlic powder is just easier to use. I love garlic. Its the next most used spice after salt and pepper that is used in this house. Like farmer Jim I can fry...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 04:51 PM
    irishtoo Some years back I picked up an H&R OM which only had the rear tang sight but did not have a barrel mounted rear sight. Original OMs from Springfield Arsenal had rear barrel mounted sights. As I was well familiar with the various rear...
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    09-16-2018, 09:07 AM
    B R Shooter I understand what you're doing, no problem. Only suggestion I have is, since the owner obviously reloads, is to get 3 - 5 fire formed cases from the owner. Measuring how much those cases protrude from the barrel breach face. That...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 01:05 PM
    I concur 100%. I have shot/killed numerous deer, elk on license and as an LEO to put them down along with injured domestic stock with various calibers of handguns using various types of bullets, jacketed and cast. At handgun impact velocities (800...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 07:59 AM
    what I do is tumble them put them in the media separator and when spinning it sometimes will hear a tinny sound and find them. I also put them back in the tumbler with no media for about a minute listening and usually a cracked one will sound...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 07:55 AM
    I fry some sliced spuds with onion and a bit of garlic salt and pepper till nice and brown. then chicken fry a venison cube steak that went through my cuber. Lay the steak on the potatoes and smother the whole thing with my homemade sausage gravy....
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 07:52 AM
    I hope hes playing with Elmer until we both get there to be with them again.
    98 replies | 4588 view(s)
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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