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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    Some who know it all, just have to wound a few on their own to learn. I pity the animals involved in the lessons. I prefer advise from people who have killed more deer than most people have ever seen.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Kimber .243 & cast in Factory Rifles
    Not many 1:7 twist 30 cal rifles out there, so I wouldn't bother with the sabots. Just sell 'em off to somebody with a purpose built long range 6mm rifle. -Nobade
    7 replies | 155 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread What best use in ROA in Muzzleloading.
    Oh man, this is going to get interesting. I'll start. My loads for the ROA are a .457" soft lead ball, a 1/8" lubricated hard felt wad, around 35 gr. FFFg black powder, and a CCI #11 cap. Hits to the sights and cuts one hole groups at 25 yards off...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Kimber .243 & cast in Factory Rifles
    If it is 1:10 then the RCBS 95 gr. works great. If slower, the NOE 75 gr, is a winner. I've had good luck with the Alliant flake powders in every 243 I've tried, around 1800 - 1900 fps with Red Dot, Green Dot, Unique, Herco, Blue Dot, etc. Just...
    7 replies | 155 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread 40-65 in Single Shot Guns
    Seems like a good idea to me. You can easily exceed standard 405 Win ballistics that way, using the nice hard Starline brass. Depending on what the chamber looks like and the barrel twist you'll know what sort of boolits it will shoot best with....
    3 replies | 282 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    Triggerhappy243, did you know Tom Cost? He was a local engineer. He did a series of experiments on making soft nose cast bullets, designed a fixture for making them, and wrote a good paper about the topic back in the early 1970's. Somewhere around...
    17 replies | 425 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 AM
    Hollow pointing that boolit looks interesting. Move the CG back a bit and you're right, it may shoot even better. Now that NOE makes those moulds you don't have to scrounge for a used Ideal one and pay collector prices, so it's not a bad way to go....
    12 replies | 255 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 AM
    Yep, I don't have a SOT just an FFL so I can't go making short barreled rifles. I won't cut anything down to less than 16 1/2 inches just to be on the safe side. That's small enough for one of these anyhow, it is very compact and has a tiny sight...
    28 replies | 846 view(s)
  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 11:57 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread Strange deer in Our Town
    I have a great-grandson visiting who would have happily put his tag on "Buckey", but as the man said, never name something you may have to eat. He did take a nice doe this evening, so he is somewhat mollified that Buckey was given a pass. The way...
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 10:44 PM
    I must pass at this time.
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 10:39 PM
    Yes, it is strange they are worth so little. I suppose since it's difficult to shoot them, or they just made so many. I have one in the shop with a split cylinder that somebody fired a high speed short in. It's a shame, neat little thing but ruined...
    9 replies | 180 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 09:49 PM
    The new Lyman book edited by Sam Fadala is quite good. I was looking at it in Sportsman's Warehouse the other day and was pleased to see some decent writing about muzzleloaders. That man knows his stuff. -Nobade
    7 replies | 266 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 09:38 PM
    You can fire it with BB caps or Aguila Colibri ammo. The kind with no gunpowder. -Nobade
    9 replies | 180 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 09:36 PM
    Good find! That is some useful powder, not just for handgun ammo but small rifle rounds as well. My 7,62X39 CZ bolt gun loves it! -Nobade
    9 replies | 365 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 09:34 PM
    I too have had good results with 7383 in the 358 win. Shooting the NOE #358008 (or is it 009 - I forget. The big 295gr. borerider) a case full (droptubed) of 7383 gives right at 1950 fps. Groups run right around MOA, and that big boolit will fly...
    12 replies | 255 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 07:21 PM
    I use a small local bank, and they will not process anything from out of the area, without calling me first. They also ask that you notify them if going on any trips, with a general itinerary, so they can watch for fraudulent use.
    12 replies | 437 view(s)
  • montana_charlie's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 05:38 PM
    Here we go, again ...
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  • montana_charlie's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 03:12 PM
    I wasn't responding to anything said by the OP. My reply was to HATCH, who claimed Officer Wilson was not charged because the Grand Jury was rigged. In his opinion, nine of it's members should have been black. CM
    103 replies | 2542 view(s)
  • montana_charlie's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 02:37 PM
    Total agreement with everything you suggested. It is based on this ... The parents of Michael Brown have a belief that if somebody kills their son, he must be punished for that. There is no consideration given to the reason for the...
    103 replies | 2542 view(s)
  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 02:33 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread Surgery update in Our Town
    Still praying for you brother.
    14 replies | 341 view(s)
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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