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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:47 AM
    I had one of those I bought used in 1996 for $250. It was LNIB. I sold it in 2014 for $475, after having put about 2500 rounds through it, mostly castings of #311041 and #311291 flavor. It was a good, solid little carbine--and only went down the...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 08:53 PM
    ...............I'd picked this mould up many moons ago and haven't even warmed it up yet. I'm in the process now of inventorying all my moulds and would like to know what this one is supposed to be. Looks like a 30/31 cal, maybe 160/180 gr RNGC. ...
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    03-16-2018, 07:24 PM
    IIRC--the Pachmayr Presentation grip sets for the Ruger Blackhawk and Super Blackhawk add about 1/8" to 1/4" to the overall length of the plow handle grips present on those models. I am about 75% sure that Ruger Blackhawk "PachPres" grip sets also...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 04:23 PM
    Maybe 500 around my barn entrances every spring. Kind of like shooting doves. They come in singles, pairs and swarms of 5 or 6. Then there's the occasional sitting shot but I was always taught to take flying game on the wing so I flush 'em,/beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 04:20 PM
    Just lightly dust for wood dust and sauté in butter. My eyes are not strong enough to allow dressing. Add a little garlic if its to your taste./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 01:00 AM
    The 257420 is the way to go with that 1:14 twist. I re-barreled a M1894 and it handles stuff up to 100 grains. The 257312 works very well in it but key holed in the 1:14./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 12:51 AM
    Loaded some loads last fall and I'm ready to roll with about 200 loads. After much testing, I've decided the tumbling media is the way to go for me. Gives maybe a foot more range than the grits. On a good note, I was digging through my dies and...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-15-2018, 01:01 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    ................As life continues on I've been selling of some unused firearms and other gun related odds 'n' ends the past several months. I had an 01 FFL for close to 20 years, but that was used for 'Receiving' :-) and there wasn't any shipping...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 02:04 AM
    .................This is a PS: to the above, I sure wish that somehow, someway the powers that be would jump out there and re-release a flatbolt version again in original chamberings! I'd buy one or two of'em. This one is chambered 38-55 and...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 01:51 AM
    .................Well, ya know as they say, "Back in the day", Marlin DID make lightweight versions they called (oddly enough) Light Weight models. I'd bought an old Marlin baseline model (26" oct bbl, full length mag, crescent buttplate) for a very...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 01:13 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread New Toy in 45 Colt in Leverguns
    ................I also have one. It's a rifle, 24" octagon bbl, blued, colorcased. Steve E recommended some heavy cast slugs for it and I can also recommend them. I like the RCBS 45-270 SWC, and have also used the Lee 458-340F (lube-size...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 12:23 AM
    ..............Looks like you have it shooting :-) Knowing how those iron sights are, that's some smart shooting and adding in the 'Match Grade Trigger' it's downright amazing at 100 yards. Nice landscape BTW. My Dad lives in Pima, AZ down the road...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    03-13-2018, 02:18 PM
    What follows here is a little off-topic, but I add it as a "FWIW" notation. I have had long association with both 357 Magnum and 44 Magnum revolvers, and have always enjoyed their capabilities and flexibility. Off and on, I have owned a couple...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 03:12 AM
    ............The actions are stout, and I've found no accuracy issue with them so long as the barrel & chamber are reasonable :-) The above is a M95 I converted to 30-40 Krag. Group fired at Winnemucca, NV. Very first 'For Effect' group...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 12:31 AM
    I am very saddened to read this. John was a constant source of encouragement and information that enabled me to get a lot more enjoyment and accuracy from my firearms. Allen Paine
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-11-2018, 12:00 AM
    ..............The triggers on these things aren't really conducive to letting the user make adjustments. They're not hung on a pivot pin, and their mechanical advantage isn't great. In addition if the sear surfaces aren't parallel you'll find (watch...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 03:10 PM
    Lloyd-- What do ya know, ANOTHER place where Herco does good work. I have used Herco for years in 1-1/4 oz 12 gauge and 28 gauge shotshells, and it does well in mid-level magnum revolver rounds (900-1100 FPS/plain-base castings). I have used it...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 02:24 AM
    Those ROF pistols do NO ONE any favors. I am not attacking any inanimate object, but I have zero use for these pot-metal pieces of trash. There is no evil in calling junk JUNK.
    59 replies | 1512 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