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    Today, 02:18 PM
    For Sale is a Savage 219-B .22 Hornet A friend died 2-9-2020 and his wife while cleaning out belongings came across this rifle. I bought it from her so she would not have to deal with it. I know nothing about this rifle, have no need for it and...
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    04-03-2020, 05:59 PM
    I will take it pm sent
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    04-03-2020, 05:50 PM
    atr replied to a thread my military in Military Rifles
    I have had others but these are my "keepers" They are NOT safe queens; they all get time at the range or in the field
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    04-03-2020, 11:18 AM
    atr replied to a thread my military in Military Rifles
    Yes I do shoot the 303's with cast. The older 303, the one made in Australia, is also a single stage trigger. I find a 180 gr RN cast to be an excellent round. You have a nice looking collection yourself ! atr
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    04-02-2020, 07:22 PM
    atr started a thread my military in Military Rifles
    These are the military rifles I have kept. I shoot them on a regular basis mostly with lead cast. top....Remington Rolling Block #5....7x57....I bought this in early 1960's for $7.00 at a second hand store. Shooting from a rest I can usually...
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    04-02-2020, 10:46 AM
    atr replied to a thread 3 of my favorite rifles in Factory Rifles
    yes....full length with an octagon barrel...a true long rifle the wood to metal fit-up is beautifully done. atr
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    03-30-2020, 07:29 PM
    top....Winchester 30-30 1940's vintage middle....Sears and Roebuck .22 single shot...my first rifle..lots of rabbits fell to this rifle bottom....Savage 99C in .308 Win....mid 60's vintage
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    03-28-2020, 03:49 PM
    atr started a thread WTS Rifle Scopes in Swappin & Sellin
    All scopes have clear glass and all track well. I have used all of them on rifles at one time or the other. I will accept PayPal, money order or personal check. All prices include shipping. If you don't like the price then make me an offer. ...
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    03-27-2020, 10:45 AM
    compressed air and try to blow out the media....or compressed air and blow through the flash hole good luck
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    03-26-2020, 09:39 PM
    atr replied to a thread I did it !! in Backpacking and hiking!
    Well I did NOT make it up to the cabin this winter. I caught the flu and that really derailed me. Hopefully next winter.
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    03-20-2020, 08:22 PM
    I shoot the .222 Rem. The .223 was developed from the .222 case. The .222 shoulder was moved up which shortened the neck. This gave more space for powder which is why the .223 has more velocity. For my needs the extra velocity wasn't a...
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    03-16-2020, 10:40 AM
    even though they fit you might have to switch which side the magazine thumb slide is on. the thumb slide fits into a groove in the grip and not all models have the slide groove on the same side. Its easy to do and there are instructions given on...
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Ive been reloading for about 45 years and bullet casting for most of that time..I'm a vietnam vet
Vashon Island WA
reloading, hunting, fishing, gardening, hiking, learning,
structural engineer, father, husband


Death to every foe and traitor and hurrah, my boys, for freedom !


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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