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  • Dutch4122's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Burris made the 1-4x Intermediate Eye Relief Scope back in the late 90's - early 2000's. I bought 2 of them and they are great for the hard kickers. I have them mounted on an H&R .450 Marlin single shot and a .416 Russian Express custom. If you...
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  • Recluse's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 PM
    *Sigh* Sad and true. We've gone from being a small, cozy little town to a sprawling city with way too many avenues. . . with predictable results. :coffee:
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  • Recluse's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 PM
    Sure hope nobody thinks I'm a pundit. I don't take sides, don't form or participate in alliances and certainly don't follow anyone around. No time for that and sure as hell no inclination to find or make time for it. My brief, I guess for lack of...
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  • Cmm_3940's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    Cmm_3940 replied to a thread No firearms allowed in Testing Area
    It's a felony in Ohio to enter if a sign is posted, but only if you 'see' it. It is up to the proprietor to post the sign where it is visible. This leaves an out where you can say 'oops, my bad, someone else opened the door for me' and immediately...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    No risk of being a "pundit" because you offer assistance to the OP and address the question at hand. That's the same as I did. We both may be wrong in our assistance but at least we are trying to help the OP and offer some advice. The "pundits"...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    I'm in.
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
    There is another thread with more XrF testing that is a sticky. This thread should be combined with that thread and locked to avoid trying to find this important data in a 300 post thread. As for me, I copied the info from both threads and combined...
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 AM
    Truer words were never spoken. While I have done very little testing neck tension in a bottle neck case I have done a lot of testing with straight wall cartridges. Given the results of my testing I think it would be mighty tough to convince me that...
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  • UBER7MM's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 AM
    Duke, . Yup, I saw post 8 after I replied. :killingpc I concur, outside should be fine. Down wind of your own house. Probably work well for burning yard rakings too. . For heating a room, those drum stoves do put out the heat, perfect for a...
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  • UBER7MM's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    FatElvis, . H4831sc is the same powder as H4831. Its cut short or "Short Cut" to meter better through powder measure and the like. 40 grains in a '06 is not compressed by any means. . I do not reload for the Garand, but I've heard that the...
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    Not only for your own sake but for those in the area around you . . . Don't do it! Rick
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  • 357maximum's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    At the risk of being labelled a "pundit"........There comes a point in shooting cast where one must decide to "make do" with tumblelubes and their limitations or step up and use a REAL lube. I would say the OP has a dimensional/fit issue, but...
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  • 357maximum's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 AM
    No real BP available in your area....how sad. :sad: For the 12 gauge you could possibly use a card wad and instead of shot use a fine black colored powder and some flour 50/50 to simulate the effect you seek......maybehaps?????????
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  • Cmm_3940's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 AM
    I use the free wood stir sticks from a paint/hardware store when I have some, which isn't always. Otherwise, I use cedar pet bedding because it's cheap and available. I'd prefer a finer sawdust but don't have a collection system. The regular shop...
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  • Cmm_3940's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 AM
    Dropping 2K in a 1911 is easy. I have a couple from Les Baer Custom, which I love, but they start around $1800. http://lesbaer.com/prices.html Prices go up, way up, from there, see Wilson Combat, Ed Brown, etc. If you want something...
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  • Cmm_3940's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 AM
    Cmm_3940 replied to a thread hotmail account. in Our Town
    Use the email account provided by your ISP. Use a real mail client like Thunderbird or Outlook, not a web based one. If you want a disposable anonymous email address, sign up for a free gmail account using BS information and configure your client...
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    The link to the attachment isn't working. Rick
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 AM
    That is correct, oxidation at the surface. Lead alloy will not, cannot gravity separate, you would die of very old age as a bent over white haired boolit caster waiting for that to happen. Rick
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  • 357maximum's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 AM
    Has Tim bounced around on bulldozers/backhoes/trackhoes/trenchers for a good part of his adult life??? Not saying I could not do it, but I bet I would not like it. I have watched it done, good nuff for this worn out wretch who once was a...
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  • 357maximum's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Ian...a little supposisition on my part but here it is: ....and that's why I think Wd'ed 50/50 works so well in leverguns....enhance that same alloy with a bit of rr babbit or cu enhance rr babbit and paradise can actually be found on a...
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 AM
    If Tim can do it so can you. :mrgreen: A couple of weeks ago we were at a shoot in Clarksville, AR and he said he wanted to try Creedmoor so I handed him my XP in 308, showed him how and handed him a box of 311365's. He started hitting a 50 yard...
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  • mpbarry1's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 AM
    Thank you for the explaination folks. the reason I asked was i was reading too much into what you said.Like LLA would work better at lower velocities. I have only used 45 45 10. as always, I appreciate the knowlege you all have and your...
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  • 357maximum's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 AM
    The bipod thing was a given...or so I thought. My favorite way to shoot a specialty pistol is prone off from a bipod. I use a 1/2 sand bag made from an old shot bag but only loosely/partially filled with lizard bedding (aka walnut hull media)...
    101 replies | 591 view(s)
  • 357maximum's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 AM
    Proper alloy will make the slug in question shoot right nicely Ian, will be as good as it could be...well no, but it is better.
    101 replies | 591 view(s)
  • 357maximum's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 AM
    I would still be screwed, I ain't no freaking contortionist :mrgreen: Give me prone and a long barreled single shot pistol please. :drinks:
    101 replies | 591 view(s)
  • 357maximum's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 AM
    With Super Secret Squirrel Lube of course :lol: Actually what works for me in that really kinda rare circumstance is chemistry defeating physics....I.E. a proper TOUGH/MALLABLE alloy.......one that has at least 4 components from the periodic...
    101 replies | 591 view(s)
  • cbrick's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    :mrgreen: No, that's Creedmoor position. Off hand shoot-offs use the full size targets at 150 or 200 meters, Match Directors option. I make no claims to being a particularly good off-hand shooter, just was never able to get my body to cooperate and...
    101 replies | 591 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM
    Ah, we see the pundits are out in force. In case they failed to notice 45-45-10 did not work for the OP. Perhaps in their zeal to prove me wrong at anything they failed to notice that. Makes one wonder what else they failed to notice. Guys, I...
    28 replies | 587 view(s)
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My first reloads were with cast bullets in the 30-30 when I was 14.
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Retired U.S. Army. Currently contract Research and development of ammuntion and relaods

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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