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    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    To avoid problems described abovd, I tend to "program" myself so that I carry a general variety in my van most of the time. However, I admit, that at the start of almost every season, the first time or two, I CAN leave something at home. After the...
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    03-29-2020, 07:53 PM
    I’ll bet there is a story in that piece of advice:mrgreen: FWIW, Dale53
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    03-26-2020, 12:27 PM
    I have done quite a bit of hunting in rough country with long barreled revolvers. My choice for carrying is accross the chest. My preference is my Bianchi nylon across the chest. It is quickly adjusted to go over light or heavy clothing in just a...
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    03-25-2020, 08:30 PM
    I consider the S&W 686 the best .38/.357 ever available I currently have three: CS-1 (4”), a 686 standard with 4” barrel and a 686 with 6” barrel. I have NO plans to downsize. I have owned most of the better .38/.357’s out there and have shot the...
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    03-25-2020, 08:08 PM
    Dale53 replied to a thread 550 happiness? in Reloading Equipment
    I am probably not the best person to comment. However, I will anyway! [smilie=1: I have had a Dillon 550B since they hit the market (started with a Dillon 450) after several years with a variety of single stages and turrets). I presently have two...
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    03-23-2020, 09:43 AM
    Then, there is my Model 520, 4" barrel, Titanium cylinder in .357 Magnum, with a Simmons Red Dot sight: Standing at 25 yards: Dale53
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    03-23-2020, 09:38 AM
    Here is my 629 Light Hunter Performance Center revolver. It is made for scoping. I have an Ultra Dot on it and it has been more than satisfactory: FWIW Dale53
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    03-23-2020, 09:36 AM
    Here's my 625-6 Model of 1989 with a 5" barrel and a Simmons Red Dot sight. I have thousands of rounds through this combination and it shoots like "a house on fire"! I have the same set up on several other revolvers including my 625-8 JM Special....
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    03-22-2020, 09:14 AM
    I have used two power scopes for deer hunting for many, many years. Here is my 8 3/8" barreled Model 29 Smith with a two powered Leupold: My "bad weather" hunter is a Ruger Red Hawk with 7.5" barrel and a similar Burris two power scope. The...
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    03-22-2020, 08:23 AM
    sigep1764; It appears you are being productive! Regarding the present circumstances - I sent a prayer your way hoping your new business model works to keep you going until this pandemic crisis is over. I keep reminding my self, that "This too, will...
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    03-13-2020, 07:48 AM
    I have a Cimarron single action in .44 Special that shoots extremely well. However, the sights are first generation Colt's (that is to say, nearly impossible to use) and the revolver does not shoot to the sights. It is a beautiful revolver with an...
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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