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    Today, 12:23 AM
    Deja vu! I also had dental work today, and then was in Wally World in Kalispell. Are we related?
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    Today, 12:02 AM
    Things can affect people in different ways. My younger brother, who is a member here, responded to the call when my dad died. Rather than quitting after that, he went beyond EMT, and got a nursing degree. He felt that he may have been able to do...
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    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    After looking through his posts, he is as dangerous as the previously banned Cam, if indeed he is not the same person. I would check his ISP, to be sure he isn't out of Ontario Canada. Ah, I see I am too late. Banned. Aloha, oh dangerous one.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Front Sight Height in Leverguns
    Sights were likely originally for black powder loads. Those rifles could be ordered both ways toward the end of the 38-55 production, and you can see why. If it has a pinned-in front blade just replace it with a taller one and file to zero as has...
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    That looks like a good deal! And it comes with that spiffy gold coin. That should do the trick, but if you unwrap it it'll lose all the collector value! (Just kidding, go shoot some!) -Nobade
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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    Well, thay are quite a bit larger in diameter...... And you should find that for a 1:28 twist 50 caliber, 550gr. is going to be about right. I think that's the twist in my Ruger 77/50 and it is amazing with 500 or 550gr. When you do this, watch...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    I'm sure hoping it will work with this 171gr. one! If not, I have a 150gr. Loverin one, also from NOE, that should work for sure. The 1:14 has been fine with up to 180gr, so I have high hopes for the 1:15. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Right here: http://cooperfirearms.com/our-rifles/96-model-38 They're not listing it in 25-20 now, only 218 Bee but they might build one in 25-20 if asked nice enough. If not, it's an easy barrel swap. -Nobade
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    After tumbling, check your diameters. I've had them shrink from unseen voids. I found if I really want top accuracy, weigh the balls. I keep separate lots to use during competition, and odd weights for play.
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    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Yardsale Score in Military Rifles
    Sounds like a good idea!
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    That is just our beloved software doing what it kinda does best.
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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    I would very very seriously suggest you take words of wisdom from staff members to heart.
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    Bigarm, remember the fall gun show is at Kalispell this weekend! Usually pretty good.
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    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    A much simpler solution I found when I put upgrade handle units on two of my 450`s and the back cap wouldn`t work without grinding a bunch of it off so the new handle would work is to get some large "fender" flat washers with a 3/8" center hole and...
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    Yesterday, 03:22 PM
    This was our "farm gun" from the mid `50`s till we sold the place in the late `90`s. Wish I could put a figure on the number of bricks of various .22`s that were put thru it. It had a grooved reciever that we put a b-4 Weaver scope on till it...
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    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    A good many of the paper patchers here use the mildest primers available. That frequently turns out to be large pistol primers - with a thick paper shim in the pocket to bring it up level with the case head. The combination of milder primer and...
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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Turkey Box Call in Special Projects
    I'd like to learn, too. You gave me the bug!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    I would say if he needs 3-4 patches on a .490 ball, he has a .54, instead of a .50. Put the right size ball in the darned thing.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 AM
    Square Butte, you and I think along the same lines! A 77 Hornet rebored to 25 Hornet would be a neat little boolit rifle. The 357 version would be perfect for 30 Badger, (38 spl necked down to 30). Another option is the little Husqvarna single...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 AM
    You can compare Green Mountain's small levergun profiles, and see if they have anything. Also, McGowan will make you a custom profile for not too much $$. Dave Manson will make you a minimum spec 45 Colt reamer. That said, I have the same rifle...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 AM
    I tried BP in my 9mm rifle. Much less than impressive results. It works fine in the 45 ACP, but that 9mm is so small that it doesn't really work. Velocities were maybe 300 fps, and when I tried really compressing the powder it ended up burning like...
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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