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    Today, 07:48 PM
    Randy: I was originally going to make my own barrel adaptor, muzzle brake and choke tube based on the old Power-Pac system. It is quite "beefy" with big shoulders and large threads on the choke tubes. However, it is a lot of work and Power-Pac...
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    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    I wish I would have known Gene was bringing his guitar along. We've been playing together for over thirty years. This shoot only lasts for around 6 hours, yet we had people drive 200 miles to be here. Started out cold, my truck was still covered...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:28 PM
    BT... have you tested Lyman sabot slugs? If so please point me to the video if you would. I trust your reviews and like your videos.
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    10-13-2018, 07:27 PM
    Looking forward to some range reports reverend! I like the Lyman sabot slug but personally I think it is a bit too wadcutter like. I'd like to see a bit more TC type nose like old Rapine 730550. That is mostly in reference to the fact I am...
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    10-13-2018, 07:19 PM
    Randy those Claybusters are way thicker than my Winchester or 1 oz. Claybuster wads! I'll have to double check the few Pacific Verelite wads I have left. They are much thicker than the Winchester wads as are my old Win AA Reds but they have not...
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    10-13-2018, 11:59 AM
    Faustus thanks for the link. For some reason I didn't find Tradeex when I searched for used guns in Canada. For that price though they can keep it. Seems pricey for just a barrel but maybe I am comparing to US prices in my head. I don't have an...
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    10-13-2018, 01:50 AM
    That is something I checked on the 3 barrel combo deal here and what it includes is a 28" vent rib barrel with screw in choke tube, 22" turkey barrel with adjustable fiber optic sites and extra full screw in choke tube and a 24' fully rifled barrel...
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    10-12-2018, 10:16 PM
    Okay then, I measured both 7/8 oz. and 1 oz. and they are about what I remember: 1 oz. - 0.685" at the nose and very round - 0.667" at the base and again not much variance around - 0.632" long 7/8 oz.
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    10-12-2018, 10:01 PM
    Mihec makes Lyman sabot slug clone moulds. Why not just order one of those? He does them in full bore and wad slug. I kinda wish I had gotten in the first group buy. Oh well. I got talked out of it and sort of talked myself out of it too, much as I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 08:54 PM
    Search "Beagleing". I think that is spelled right. Tells you how to make your mold cast larger.
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    10-12-2018, 08:53 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Carrumba! in Cast Boolits
    Along with a cold mold, try tipping the mold as you fill.
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    10-12-2018, 08:50 PM
    Fun video, and good shooting. I'd like to see Jerry Michelek do the exercise!
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    10-12-2018, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Sheep shears in Our Town
    We used to hire a couple Amish guys to shear ours. Electric clippers, and man, could those guys de-fuzz a sheep fast!
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    10-12-2018, 11:46 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread afternarket saftes in Military Rifles
    I've tried pretty much all of them over the years. The only one I found absolutely dependable and easy to manipulate is the Winchester style three position safety. They used to be made by Gentry, no idea if they are still available. I think there...
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    10-12-2018, 11:28 AM
    Actually I could go either way and be happy I think. If I can find a good deal on an older used 870 I would buy a slug barrel and be good. However, the Mossberg 3 barrel combo deal new is hard to beat. A gun I would certainly consider is the...
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    10-12-2018, 01:57 AM
    You are welcome Randy. I'll have to re-mic my wads to check that. Ya, ya I should know... I've said several times that the Lee slugs have too much taper and I am sure they do but looking at the Lyman measurements, I think they are the same or...
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    10-11-2018, 07:40 PM
    That's the reason I was looking at the Remington and Mossberg combos. The Mossberg 500 or 535 is a better deal though as they are less expensive and include 3 barrels where the Remington is only 2 barrels. It looks like the Mossberg 500 will be...
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    10-11-2018, 01:50 PM
    Well, further investigation at Elwood Epps in Ontario is telling me that both Remington and Mossberg 3 1/2" chambered guns use 3" chamber slug barrels so no disadvantage there for slug shooting. At the other extreme I wonder if those longer actions...
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    10-11-2018, 12:00 PM
    When I say "Or even better, use Tri-Ball data with the 2 ball load." I'm thinking two 0.662" balls not the 0.690" balls. 2 x 0.690" balls is heavier than 3 x 0.600" balls. "32g of blue dot with a +2 ounce payload out of a single shot will get...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 11:34 AM
    Apparently his son is going to continue the business, as he has been doing much of the mold making recently.
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    10-11-2018, 02:14 AM
    Okay then... I took a quick look and found it. This is Deer Assassin's double 0.690" ball load copied from shotgunworld: Deer Assassin Double Ball Load I used an Oehler 43PBL with a strain gauge to test the pressures of the load that I am...
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    10-11-2018, 01:50 AM
    Randy: This was posted here some time ago by turbo1889 IIRC: Looks like the Lyman has similar taper to the Lee which I still say is too much! But what do I know? It would be good to mic a slug or two as well, just to be sure, as cast...
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    10-11-2018, 01:41 AM
    I'll look up the 2 ball load info tomorrow and post it. Just remember, I have not tried it so no personal experience. I have a soft spot for the old single shots too but mine are Cooey which used to be a Canadian company that was bought out by...
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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