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    Today, 12:17 PM
    I usually use a narrow pointed single point tool bit or make a D-bit to correct shape using an old grade 8 bolt or tool steel. If you can find a "correct' shaped carbide burr it should work fine as long as it doesn't chatter. I have made boolit...
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    Today, 11:39 AM
    I'm currently bluing a barrel. I just set it outside, and am having excellent results. In dry weather, it just takes an extra day to get the oxidation I want. My strongest caution is to not let the metal get actually rusty, if you want a good high...
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    Today, 11:31 AM
    I would stick with the buckshot. It shoots as well as anything you will cast. Not to mention it is frustrating to cast for an hour, and have a distressingly small pile of balls for the effort!
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    Today, 11:19 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Troy, MT anyone? in Our Town
    If he is getting some meals, and the neighbors will look in, don't try to force him to move. Much better for the person to decide for their self. My sister was going to do that to mom, but I told her to leave her alone until she decided to go on...
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    Today, 02:49 AM
    I did a bit of searching but didn't find a lot. Not sure if the .300 Sherwood is considered a rookbrifle or not. Most of the rook rifle cartridges seem to be smaller and lower powered than the .300 Sherwood. Its parent was the .300 Rook. I found...
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    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    barrabruce: My first push out mould was actually a crude(ish) HB slug mould for my 20 ga. made with nothing but my Dad's home made drill press when I was about 18 (a very long time ago!). It was a flat nose wadcutter and worked not badly at all....
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    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    I agree with this. I can't recall ever seeing a #9 in all my years of shooting muzzle loaders. #10 may even be hard to find in some areas, most common is #11. Dixie Gun Works is the only place I can think of you MIGHT find #9's.
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    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    Single sets are usually pretty simple in design. I've had them on a couple rifles over the years, and could always sense a bit of creep before let off. I prefer something that breaks cleaner.
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    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Troy, MT anyone? in Our Town
    You might try contacting the Libby hospital, they may be able to recommend someone.
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    12-04-2019, 12:05 PM
    longbow replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    I was planning to do just such a test as the first time I read about magazine chain fire I was more than a little surprised... not having experienced it or seen it before and the fact that tube magazine guns have been around for a very long time. ...
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    12-04-2019, 11:28 AM
    I have a couple of .30 cal push out moulds that might work for you depending on groove diameter of your .300 Sherwood. I could mail you a few... though shipping lead to Australia wouldn't be inexpensive. I just looked up .300 Sherwood and...
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    12-03-2019, 10:42 PM
    Are you looking for moulds with lube grooves or smooth for paper patching? I ask because making what I call push out moulds similar to the old Ideal Cylindrical Moulds is very easy and allows for adjustable nose form so boolit weight is easy to...
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    12-03-2019, 12:45 PM
    Bruce: I'll start be saying that I am no expert here at high velocity cast boolit shooting and I am sure most if not all the contributors to this thread have more experience than I do. I have not done what you are trying to do and I have not shot...
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    12-03-2019, 12:34 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Troy, MT anyone? in Our Town
    Libby is the super fund site, not Troy.
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    12-03-2019, 12:33 PM
    Since you are by a swamp, sink a hole to get water, and mix mortar. We used this method at a backwoods cabin I chinked, and it worked. Depending on how fast your water level rises in a hole, it can take a few days to finish the job.
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    12-03-2019, 12:25 PM
    When I list something and get a call, I'll tell them that several other people are also interested, and it's first come, first served, money talks, BS walks, and that I won't hold an item for anyone. I also tell hagglers there are enough people...
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    12-01-2019, 01:20 PM
    I find the same thing in shooting guns but even more so in archery. I often don't get a lot of practice through our snowy winters so in the spring when I go to the first shoot my expectations aren't that high yet more often than not I get quite a...
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    12-01-2019, 01:11 PM
    Outstanding indeed! Another great post RD! I have got to make time to get to the range. Not only do I have to put some more rounds through the Mossberg Slugster I have several types of loaded and ready to test. Just need to get it done. I...
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    11-29-2019, 02:18 PM
    I don't know if I have a picture of me wearing one. Plenty of patterns available from various vendors. This is pretty much what I have. https://www.crazycrow.com/mountain-man-clothing-patterns/mountain-mans-workshirt-pattern
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    11-29-2019, 02:06 PM
    Both will do the same thing. I was shooting cast from a .308 I had, I think it was a Lee 160 gr. with Felix Lube, at 2350 fps, good accuracy. Killed some deer and an elk with it.
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    11-28-2019, 11:19 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Concealed carry permits in Our Town
    In Montana it makes it so they don't have to call in to NICS for a background check before a purchase. You still need to do the 4733.
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    11-28-2019, 02:00 AM
    Congratulations BT! A beautiful baby and beautiful family! I miss babies around the house. Mine have grown up and moved out. No grandkids yet either so it is quiet. Believe it or not I miss the babies and the noise. Enjoy your new baby, son and...
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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"
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