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    05-25-2019, 10:29 PM
    Track of the Wolf sells many different diameter round balls.--->>> https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Search.aspx/4?search=round%20balls You need to try the best that you can to measure your bore at the muzzle with calipers. Then realizing the...
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    05-25-2019, 07:13 PM
    Yes that's true, except there's 3 different nipple sockets to choose from, revolver, rifle and musket. Doing that would make it more difficult to switch sockets.
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    05-25-2019, 12:02 PM
    A direct replacement 10/22 sporter barrel by ER Shaw for $99 is a really good value and is easy to install. A lot of reviewers report it shooting really good groups with bulk ammo due to its Bentz chamber.--->>> ...
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    05-24-2019, 08:41 PM
    A quality hardened nipple wrench that fits the Remington doesn't need to be expensive. I've been nothing but satisfied with the RMC 063. They're making the handle thicker now days but it appears to still be the same wrench that's made in the USA....
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    05-24-2019, 07:21 PM
    There's some info. about used .22 magnums in this thread:--->>> http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?370921-22-mag&highlight=chuckster There's a New Haven Brand clone of the Mossberg 640K Chuckster .22WMR for $219 on Gunbroker:--->>> ...
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    05-24-2019, 03:11 PM
    Yes, a lot depends on the brand and bullet shape. I think that every bullet shape may have its own sweet spot, and not every bullet shape will have the same "sweet spot" measurement in the end. And then some guns just won't like some ammo at all...
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    05-23-2019, 01:03 PM
    That still leaves CCI and the Federal bulks to try. I've used most brands but like CCI Blazers the most.
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    05-22-2019, 04:53 PM
    I would check the rims of both the good and bad ammo for signs of light firing pin hits, to see if there's any difference in the strength of the hits. Some misfires could just be the brand of ammo. The manual instructs to basically only remove...
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    05-22-2019, 11:08 AM
    That's some nice looking blonde wood. Wiki says that its origin is the USA. --->>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mossberg_464 Mossberg made a popular lever action .22lr named the Palomino from 1959 - 1971. You can read some details about it...
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    05-21-2019, 07:40 PM
    It's a great device. I still have the original box too. Do you still make them? Yes, in essence I'm just trying to keep the bullet a consistent distance from the rifling by measuring, and then testing to find the accurate range of bullet...
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    05-21-2019, 01:32 PM
    I once bought an unfired ASM Remington that had a frame that was made with non-magnetic stainless steel. I think that the frame was painted instead of blued to save on finishing costs or to help better color match the blued barrel and cylinder. I...
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    05-21-2019, 01:13 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Faithful .22s in Rimfire Area
    My belief is that the lightweight polymer Remington Model 522 Viper was an attempt by Remington to resurrect memories of the Nylon 66. I've shot both models and except for the long trigger pull, the Viper can be quite accurate and enjoyable to...
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    05-21-2019, 12:20 PM
    I've used a rim thickness gauge as part of a method that involves more than simply measuring rim thickness although rim thickness is one part of the equation. I used it to determine the depth that the bullet would seat into the chamber of the...
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    05-20-2019, 01:15 PM
    I edited the link for video #3 above because the same video appeared twice.
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    05-19-2019, 08:56 PM
    I'm not familiar with it but I found this short thread on RFC.--->>> https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536934&highlight=model+464 Also watched some favorable youtube videos of it that showed that it functioned fine, along...
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    05-18-2019, 10:14 PM
    Thanks for the correction.
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    05-18-2019, 05:10 PM
    Most plastic wads are a smaller diameter than the bore in order to fit past a tight choke. But some fit snug enough to load the shot into them while friction fit at the muzzle. I've used highly compressed balls of newspaper as over the powder...
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    05-18-2019, 09:35 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread C&B cylinder lube in Muzzleloading.
    Many folks use a combination of 50/50 Crisco and beeswax which shouldn't melt in ordinary summer temperatures. Some substitute lard, tallow or olive oil for the Crisco, with Canola oil being another option to use instead of olive oil. Some...
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    05-15-2019, 04:17 PM
    Thanks Smoke4320 for making the effort to clear it up.
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    05-15-2019, 11:24 AM
    We recently had every right handed Lyman - Investarms gun made in 2017 voluntarily recalled. Despite being proof tested some breech plugs failed with only pipsqueak loads. They had over-torqued threads or weak breech plugs right from the factory....
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    05-14-2019, 11:30 PM
    Marlin is still making micro-groove bolt actions .22's with both tube and clip magazines. The new ones that I see at Bud's have cash prices around $200 shipped. Of course there's more expensive stainless models. But these have adjustable triggers...
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    05-14-2019, 10:54 PM
    The context of my post had to do with one possible reason for the Heritage having a larger forcing cone being due to its ability to fire .22WMR bullets. Yet you didn't address that issue at all. I didn't say that .22LR was or wasn't large enough...
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    05-14-2019, 05:01 PM
    There's a problem with that rationale since you quoted a statement that said that these prohibited persons aren't prohibited from possessing antique guns. Did he tell you that you also needed to perform a background check and fill out a form 4473...
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    05-14-2019, 04:32 PM
    I think that this is a hoax. Someone has brought to my attention: 1. The regulation was a discussion back in 1997. 2. The section beginning on Page 2 of this FFL newsletter where it says "Muzzle Loading Firearms" explains why it's not...
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    05-14-2019, 11:23 AM
    Those are "flight time" tests of powders made with different charcoals. The author measured the time of flight of a film canister as a means to measure the strength of a powder. The 1st number refers to a footnote, the X refers to a column on a...
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    05-13-2019, 01:24 PM
    There's not much if any performance difference between an inline rifle and a Whitworth sniper rifle from the civil war era. It's all civil war technology. People shoot Gibbs rifles and other original or reproduction muzzle loaders with larger...
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    05-12-2019, 12:09 PM
    The percentages show approximately how much slower Goex 2F is vs. Goex 3F in a .54 test barrel when loaded with a patched round ball. The greatest % differences were with 50, 60 and 70 grains of powder. 40 grains 2F – 1130 / 3F – 1170 - ...
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    05-11-2019, 11:08 PM
    The forcing cone size could be related to the Heritage also being able to fire .22 WMR instead of .22LR only. The .22 WMR bullet is .224 compared to .223 for the .22 LR, and can have faster velocity. And some .22 WMR bullets are actually jacketed
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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