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    Yesterday, 05:14 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread Taurus 63 in Rimfire Area
    I realize that you're not sure about the model numbers, but a quick look at Bud's user reviews shows that the 66 has a 4.8 star rating and the 94 has a 4.3 star rating. Yes, their quality is spotty and some reviews are more in-depth than others....
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    09-15-2018, 03:47 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    Sure do, but more for fun than for serious target shooting. I have a couple of old "tackle box revolvers" chambered for .22 short only that make them a must have. Some Walmarts carry the Remington Golden high velocity .22 shorts @ 1095 FPS which...
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    09-13-2018, 06:21 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Taurus 63 in Rimfire Area
    I know what you mean, some companies and models will statistically have more defects per every 100 guns that they make. And yet another popular US gun maker has had more than its fair share of recalls. But that doesn't sour me on all of a...
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    09-12-2018, 03:21 AM
    There's a fellow on another forum who posted many times about how he shot a coyote at about 125 yards with a .32 Crockett rifle using a PRB. Maybe the reason for the 70 grain powder charge is due to using 2F instead of 3F. 2F is not usually...
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    09-12-2018, 02:48 AM
    I will be the 1st to admit that traditional guns that are loaded with black powder will usually outshoot and outperform substitute powders, with better scores and results. However, real black powder does produce sulfuric acid which is corrosive,...
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    09-11-2018, 03:43 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Ammo amamos in Rimfire Area
    After Walmart stopped selling the Winchester Dynapoints Bulk .22LR, their price was never quite as low ever again. It seems that even .05 per round is almost double the old Walmart price for them. :-)
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    09-11-2018, 12:38 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Taurus 63 in Rimfire Area
    For the most part, you get what you pay for. But a person can pay $2000 for a brand new gun by a reputable maker and still get a lemon. Sometimes it's the luck of the draw.
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    09-11-2018, 12:27 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Taurus 63 in Rimfire Area
    The Taurus 63 certainly works. 1957Shep made video reviews about both the Taurus 63 and the Winchester 63 that was made in Japan by Miroku. He did like the Winchester better. Taurus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpoCoP1V-zI ...
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    09-11-2018, 12:08 PM
    A lot has been written about it on forums since the Sportsman's Warehouse sells it for $10 per pound. Photos and feedback about it showed that it's granulation appears to be a little larger than Goex 2F. Some compared the granulation to kitty...
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    09-11-2018, 11:09 AM
    The Pedersoli .45 Gibbs world championship quality long range target rifles use a 540 grain .451 paper patched bullet. They're fired at distances as far as 600 - 900 yards and are made with a 1:18" twist. Their Gibbs short to medium range .45...
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    09-10-2018, 01:19 PM
    It really depends on what type of leather the bag is made of, what condition it's in, and what color the leather is. I don't think that there's one product that's perfect for every kind of leather. I would treat a hard, thick top-grain leather...
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    09-09-2018, 07:28 PM
    I think it's because he likes to use his thumb instead of a short starter to start the ball, and then just rams it.
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    09-09-2018, 01:30 AM
    This Plink-King reminds me of the CVA Electra, CVA's muzzle loader that had an electronic ignition.
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    09-08-2018, 11:56 PM
    I tried it with 2 patched round balls rammed down firmly on the powder charge. The balls hit very close together at 25 yards. It's not a load that I would hunt with though Buck & ball loads were used during the Revolution and Civil War but with...
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    09-08-2018, 01:47 PM
    Dr. Stephen Wardlaw, the author of the world famous CT Muzzleloaders Experiments page, built another improved electric breechloading .22 rifle based on the Ruger 10/22. The improvements allow it to fire buckshot with smokeless powder up to a...
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    09-08-2018, 01:57 AM
    Here's a CVA sidelock manual with load limitations. It seems to discourage using heavy weight bullets by giving warnings. https://cva.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Side-lock.pdf
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    09-08-2018, 01:17 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread patch cutting in Muzzleloading.
    What's the diameter of the patches that you are cutting and for which caliber are they used for? I can see the benefit of cutting round patches. especially if using a drill press that turns in circles. A person can't make square patches with...
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    09-06-2018, 01:09 AM
    arcticap replied to a thread Wal-Mart screw up in Rimfire Area
    I believe that price mistakes do happen. But wasn't the right price listed in the store computer when the items were scanned? Did the manager need to over-ride the regular price for the buckets after they were scanned? Didn't the manager say...
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    09-05-2018, 11:53 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Scoping a Henry AR 7 in Rimfire Area
    Generally, Weaver style rings will consistently return an optic to the zero position if one side of each ring is non-adjustable (or stationary) by design. For example, Simmons rings that fit a Weaver base are inexpensive, one side remains...
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    09-02-2018, 01:51 AM
    CCI Blazers are my favorites. They function the best in most every gun that can have problems cycling and feeding other ammo. I think that they're very similar to the Mini-mag round nose except without the copper plating. Of course every gun has...
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    09-02-2018, 12:02 AM
    Personally, I would try a .015 patch, it might help to push the fouling back down into the breech that accumulates in the rifling grooves. There's also other patch lubes such as Hoppes #9 Plus Powder Solvent & Patch Lube. But you would need to...
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    08-27-2018, 08:45 PM
    arcticap replied to a thread Cloth patch cutter in Muzzleloading.
    Here are quality US made arch punches - https://www.mainethread.com/index.php/tools/arch-punches/product/7-arch-punches Another US company with arch punches that are even more expensive: ...
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    08-27-2018, 08:07 PM
    I have both an inline and a sidelock sighted in for hunting with a different sabot and bullet. Both shoot the load very well out of a cold, clean barrel which is about 90 grains of 3F powder for each. Most bullets like to have the greater RPM's...
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    08-27-2018, 07:33 PM
    Casting bullets that you've never tried can be a bit of a gamble. I wouldn't buy a sizing die until you actually cast some bullets, and then only if they are too hard to load. I use a mallet, either plastic or wood, along with a starter to gently...
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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
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