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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    Given your intent for the gun, don't over look the Kahr CW380. Small, accurate and well built for your stated purpose. While a bit more expense wise compared to the P3AT or Ruger LCP's, it's well worth it. Good luck on your search. Murphy
    63 replies | 2402 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    Keep it. Okay, so there are several alternatives to lubing and sizing bullets these days with power coating, liquid alox, pan lubing, push through sizers...etc. Guess I'm too old school and prefer to still use my Star or a Lyman with a...
    4 replies | 79 view(s)
  • Blammer's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    shark bites are legal fitting for permanent work here. they work well, just pay attention to the depth to make sure you seat them fully.
    23 replies | 502 view(s)
  • Blammer's Avatar
    Today, 10:21 AM
    Blammer started a thread Too much ammo in Our Town
    Ok, I have come to the conclusion that I don't shoot enough or I load too much. I really should not load anymore ammo as I will never shoot all I have loaded so far. I can't help it, I like to load ammo. a couple of buckets 308 and 9mm
    13 replies | 111 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    I just wish I had bought a Johnson back when you could still get them for $150. On the bright side, if you own a nice example, this project just increased the value of your rifle, by one less as-issued example being available.
    31 replies | 818 view(s)
  • cobbmtmac's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    Sorry no success on this end, Mac
    17 replies | 635 view(s)
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    I saw an old Ideal bullet mold on Ebay today that is a 165gr .319 rounded flatnose, flat base lead bullet that was originally designed for the early 8x57 (pre-K98 .318" barrels) and other early 8mm rifles. Should be easy sizing down for that .318...
    18 replies | 526 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    I had the same problem with WC846 (Surplus BLC2) & H335 in my 6.5x50 Arisaka and 303 British rifles in cold weather and with reduced load cast bullets. I will line right up with Outpost75 and jimb16 on reduced ball powder loadings not igniting well...
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Blammer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    the Lee 358 158 is a good one. I shoot it out of my 360DW rifle and my 35 whelen. Out of the Whelen it's a bit fast for deer sized game. :)
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread 224 Valkyrie in Our Town
    Texans have been hunting deer and hogs with 22 caliber wildcats for years. I've got a 22 Wildcat rifle based off the 6mm Remington case that I rechambered a 22-250 barrel with a 1-14" twist barrel too a year back. I shoot paper with it so I don't...
    10 replies | 396 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Wayne Smith started a thread Rossi 357 in Leverguns
    A friend of mine has a Rossi 357 lever rifle. I think he has only shot 38's in it. Had it to the range and put one of my 357's in it and the case stuck - and he says it does sometimes with the 38's. I've expanded a 357 case so he can check for...
    2 replies | 84 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    Ruger makes a great 22LR semi-auto for trapline work if anyone can't handle an aluminum frame revolver from them ;) Bruce
    64 replies | 1660 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    I think it was 1/2" cold rolled steel rod from the hardware store. Nothing fancy. I didn't grind enough of a place for the screw head holding it in to lock - need to remedy that. I just loaded 100 rds 38 Special on one of mine. The one with the...
    20 replies | 656 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    The mould is sold to gmsharps . Ben
    4 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    SOLD R Hoch, .30 cal. , 165 gr. g/c, nose pour mould. The cavity is near perfect. I'm getting a full .310" on the drive bands and .301" on the nose. Mould and handles shipped for $50.00 US Postal M/O only. 1st " I'll take it " posted...
    4 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    I have for sale the following items, all in used, but very good+ condition: Cramer 2 cavity 16H .360" WC mold + Cramer handles.* Cavities are in excellent condition, $75 shipped; Lee Precision 2 cavity #452-160-RF (160gr.) mold used only...
    1 replies | 193 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    That just plain sucks! The ranges were there before the houses and the developers knew that but didn't care. They make their money then the new home owners start complaining about noise then the ranges get shut down. Its just wrong! We got the...
    5 replies | 95 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    Hah! I missed this thread when it started way back! I too used to put a drop or two of light oil in my old spring cocker and got fairly dependable dieseling. I'm sure velocities weren't consistent but when it went there was a sharper crack and...
    59 replies | 10595 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    Well, I wouldn't have thought you'd be having that much anti gun pressure it would close gun ranges! Are these outdoor ranges remote or has the city caught up with them so noise is a issue? Most unfortunate regardless. I'm looking forward to your...
    5 replies | 95 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    Not sure about tapered hulls like Win AA and those wads. Like I said, I suggest reading some of the Tri-Ball load threads and follow those recipes/components but reduced to suit 2 3/4" hulls. My load was quite sane and safe and performed not...
    72 replies | 4086 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 AM
    PM sent on 7.62 x 54R Lapua brass.
    3 replies | 133 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:10 AM
    ...............About 15 years ago my next door neighbor Ralf called. He was a construction super for a fairly large outfit. I worked night shifts at this time so he told my wife about some free lead I should come and get. I was asleep at the time...
    16 replies | 891 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:47 AM
    ............. A long range match type rifle (Gibbs Type) built from a kit Pecantonica used to offer. The barrel is a Green Mountain 34" long 45 cal with an 18" twist. The original tang was too short for a vernier sight. I cut it off and...
    9 replies | 746 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:27 AM
    I cant speak for silhouette shooting but I have shot my microgroove Marlin 1894 with 1:38" twist to 200 yards with decent accuracy using 265 gr. boolits. I wanted to go heavier but found that boolits and bullets much over about 270 grs. didnt...
    7 replies | 207 view(s)
  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 10:10 PM
    I donated an identical scope as an auction to benefit Ken. Someone needs to snag this. It’s literally the perfect scope for a savage 99 or a waffle top. Free bump for an elegant scope.
    4 replies | 390 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 05:20 PM
    Fella's; thanks to all for the comments and suggestions. I have been out of town and away from the computer for a few days, and am not in a hurry to get this done. I'll ask around for more help before moving forward. And no, I won't let my son...
    23 replies | 504 view(s)
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Somers, Montana, a quaint little drinking village,with a severe hunting and fishing problem.
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The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

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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