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  • Rick459's Avatar
    02-19-2019, 10:12 PM
    does the mounting base come with it?
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    02-19-2019, 12:56 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread 10 years in Our Town
    I'm not sure how long I've been here, but I'm member #7.
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    02-19-2019, 12:55 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Paypal in Our Town
    I suspect the buyer cancelled the payment after you shipped. The option is there to do so.
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    02-18-2019, 12:56 PM
    Small parts can be done in your lead pot.
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    02-18-2019, 12:55 PM
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  • Hook's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 05:30 PM
    Not familiar with that book, but have read about the extensive use of 1903s in Africa and India. It's reputation for penetration caused many European hunters to take them along as a 'light' rifle. WDM Bell used it for elephant for awhile and others...
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    02-17-2019, 02:09 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Water drop bullets in Cast Boolits
    Lots of info if you use the search. ...
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  • Hook's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 12:40 AM
    Thanks, smoky....I feel extremely lucky to have stumbled across it. I've leaned more toward Mausers and lever actions over the past couple of decades but this one just jumped out at me. It performed perfectly on the buck, which was smaller than...
    16 replies | 297 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 01:36 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread 20 GA single shot in Our Town
    I'd look for one of the old Winchester single shots.
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    02-16-2019, 01:30 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Below Zero with Cast in Cast Boolits
    I've not experimented with powder coat in cold weather, but I do know other lubes act different in cold conditions. Loads need worked up for the temperature difference.
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  • Hook's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 11:42 PM
    Beautiful rifle, Baja! I can only wish mine had a family history. I have plenty of rifles, all of which get used, but absolutely nothing from my family. There were few hunters or shooters on either side and what guns they had burned in house fires...
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  • Hook's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 09:40 PM
    One option is always to use the H4895 60% reduced load trick, then work up. That and checking with Accurate about a 5744 formula are options. But I have found really good results using 4227, 2400, red dot, etc., and wondered if anyone had any ideas....
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  • Hook's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 06:55 PM
    richy, I have several older Lyman manuals as well, but their cast loads only go up to 140 gr bullets. I assume that was Lyman's largest 6.5mm mold. I have scratched up a small amount of data that can be (carefuly) extrapolated up to 160 gr bullets,...
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  • Hook's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 06:47 PM
    Well smokey, I appreciate the kind words about my M-S. I've seen pictures of them for decades and have even seen them on tables at gun shows, but never had the least desire to check into them. They just didn't look right with the bolt handle...
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  • Hook's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 02:47 PM
    I became the proud owner of a neat little 1903 Mannlicher-Schoenauer a year ago. I have enjoyed playing with it immensely and managed to kill a small 7 pt buck with it last month. It performed perfectly! Now that I have pretty well completely...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 12:34 PM
    I would melt one down and check the temperature it melts. That should give you a reasonable idea, and maybe cast and weigh a few bullets. I have one that is so hard, I've just used it as a door stop in the shop for years.
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    02-13-2019, 12:29 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Howdy! in Our Town
    Sounds like you may be a moonshiner!
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    02-13-2019, 12:22 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Elk hunting with 8mm in Cast Boolits
    The 8mm is the incestuous little brother of the .358 win, and is one of the best cast bullet chamberings for North American hunting. I like the 220-230 weight. Drop me a pm to remind me, I may have a heavy mold I could part with.
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    02-11-2019, 01:31 PM
    Nice. Many of the high quality horns were made by black craftsmen.
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    02-11-2019, 01:27 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Size before PC in Cast Boolits
    I install gas checks and size before powder coat, and then may size them again afterwards, depending on the gun. If you are water quenching bullets, they may be harder than you want to run through a lubrisizer if you wait more than a day.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 01:11 PM
    I get 2170 fps with a 290 gr. That's pushing past any factory loadings for power.
    30 replies | 1301 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