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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    We all have our crossfire memories and stories. Part of the game. I recall giving my partner at Raton a hard time about crossfiring on Turkeys or Rams or something and then we went on to chickens where I crossfired. Then crossfired again, and...
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    01-19-2019, 02:50 PM
    Crossfiring happens. there are two types of shooters in the world. Those that have crossfired and those that will crossfire (again). But that doesn't make it any easier.
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    01-18-2019, 08:54 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Best Lead remover in Cast Boolits
    https://shop.brownells.com/gun-cleaning-chemicals/patches-mops/lead-remover/brass-patches-9mm-38-sku516200038-21587-19650.aspx?cm_mmc=PPC-_-Itwine-_-Bing-_-516-200-038&msclkid=ab6e5e0b602810c636720249150a3d3d https://sharpshootr.com/no-lead/...
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    01-18-2019, 06:09 PM
    I will take it. PM sent
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    01-18-2019, 03:06 AM
    Bullseye was the original GI powder. It was the only one load for the 45ACP for the 230gr FMJ bullet. 5.0gr was of Bullseye was the standard for years and years. Not sure if or when they may have changed.
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    01-16-2019, 11:20 PM
    You think that charcoal is pure carbon? I'm doubtful.
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    01-16-2019, 10:24 PM
    What ARE the combustion products of BP then?
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    01-15-2019, 03:15 AM
    What type of tackle do you use to catch deer??????????? https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/FAQ__CWD_UP_636379_7.pdf Is a mandatory deer check being established in the area? Not at this time. The DNR’s primary focus for response is...
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    01-13-2019, 10:30 AM
    BrentD replied to a thread BP data in Black Powder Cartridge
    Taylor S - where is home for you? I'd like to see more folks shooting matches and I'm wondering if we could help you find a match nearby and maybe some local BPCR shooters for you. They will be more help with the load issue than any book you can...
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    01-13-2019, 03:13 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 45-70 in Our Town
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/8/17/is-the-45-70-govt-cartridge-still-relevant/ http://www.cartridgecollector.net/45-70-government https://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/1zy1qh/history_and_development_of_the_4570_government/ ...
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    01-12-2019, 08:45 PM
    It is gone. It was also out of date, but there were some other things as well. In any event, it is toast as progress marches relentlessly onwards. If I retire someday, I will put up a better one.
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    01-11-2019, 05:04 PM
    These are very nice. Been using them for a long time. http://www.stalwartreloading.com/products.html https://www.brownells.com/reloading/case-preparation/loading-blocks/stalwart-wooden-loading-blocks-prod33205.aspx
    36 replies | 936 view(s)
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    01-11-2019, 04:23 PM
    Already been done a couple of times. All of the documents, photos, etc, that I ever uploaded to the net are now gone permanently, but years ago, Pete Mink, Ed Stutz, and Bob Mullen, exposed various blackpowders to different humidities for varying...
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    01-11-2019, 02:02 AM
    Light strikes could be a sign of long headspace. Same for the primer appearance. The primer backs out with the case forward than get reseated under pressure.
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    01-10-2019, 06:19 AM
    I load for a lot of different rifles in the same caliber bottleneck cases mostly for long range competition. I prefer the Redding or Forster micrometer and neck bushing dies. For 223 and 308 I run Dillon carbide sizing dies. For handgun it is...
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    01-09-2019, 09:32 PM
    You can order some here for $13.00 per 100 http://westernbullet.com/45riflecaliber.html http://westernbullet.com/ly4gr6.html http://westernbullet.com/noe4gr3.html
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    01-09-2019, 02:38 PM
    I was thinking more along the lines of a chemical analysis using a mass spectrometer or whatever analysis equipment would be best for the task. Until the 1880's BP was the only viable option for BP and the manufacture of it would be at it's...
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    01-09-2019, 01:57 AM
    We still have lots of loaded cartridges from the BP days. I know of at least three kegs of unopened rifle BP from the civil war. A friend of mine is into very old and expensive liquors. I have sampled 200 year old liquors. If we still have 200...
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    01-09-2019, 01:09 AM
    We all agree the BP quality and fouling properties vary depending on manufactures processes. That is true today same as it was in the past. I have often read about the superior powders of the past. With the increased technology the very finest...
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    01-09-2019, 12:41 AM
    For LE write a ticket or citation they need to site what code you allegedly violated. Without that it's not a valid citation.
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    01-08-2019, 06:07 AM
    No https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1011096636/hornady-custom-grade-new-dimension-neck-sizer-die https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018253567/hornady-match-grade-new-dimension-bushing-2-die-set
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    01-08-2019, 04:19 AM
    Products like Simichrome use 8 to 10 microns sized particles. https://www.gesswein.com/p-5092-simichrome-polish.aspx That puts it at about 1,800 grit https://www.gessweincanada.com/category-s/11328.htm Most custom hand lapped barrels do not...
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    01-08-2019, 03:19 AM
    I find that I can shot quicker and more accurately one handed with the standard Blackhawk grip. Two handed I do better with the Bisley. With the double action grip style 44 Mag is about max for me before it becomes uncomfortable. The Bisley...
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    01-08-2019, 01:03 AM
    Last I read Dug was not reaming them anymore. He purchased a Sunnen hone and hones them now. That is a better method than reaming.
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    01-08-2019, 01:00 AM
    http://trapdoorcollector.com/ http://trapdoorcollector.com/m73.html http://trapdoorcollector.com/m84.html
    27 replies | 867 view(s)
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    01-07-2019, 03:22 PM
    Long but lots of interesting opinions from some of the top barrel maker and shooters here: http://www.accurateshooter.com/technical-articles/barrel-cleaning-debate/ ...
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  • BrentD's Avatar
    01-07-2019, 09:22 AM
    Thundermaker, the .45-70 with paper patched bullets, done correctly, is THE PREMIER 1000 yds cartridge. It is also just as good at silhouette. If you need proof, it can be provided, but suffice it to say, the .45-70 with paper patches has won far...
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    01-07-2019, 09:08 AM
    Idaho, I'm not sure I qualify as a guru but I took that ammunition to Africa, not Australia. Australia was muzzleloaders only. The important part, the method, however, works well.
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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