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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    LB: I've been curious about those DGS slugs. I was given 5 of them by the outfit that originally made them from Italy at the SHOT Show a few years ago. They are identical to the DGS Slugs that BPI sells now but the wads are Red. AT Front Sight...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    My Standard Round Ball Load is also my Standard Trap Load. It is an old style AA hull with 20 gr of Green Dot, Win 209 and WAA12 wad with either 1 1/8 oz of shot, or a .662 round ball with a 1/4" felt wad or 9 00 balls. The shot column is the...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    I fought the battle some years back. The RCBS seating die won't accept bullets more than .452. I got an extra Lyman 45 ACP seating die on Ebay and could seat .454 bullets without any problems.
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    That will require the cooperation of your intended target. Most times these things are come as you are events. Time will be of the essence.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    Have you seen the "Ravin Crossbow?" They advertise 3" groups at 100 yards! which for a Crossbow is unheard of. I'm pretty sure we can get that good with our Smooth Bore Shotguns, we just have to find the right projectile. The problem with...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    Scoped Marlin with 150 RN at 2350 fps; Zero at 175 yards, 2.75" high at 100 yards Is 2.75" low at 200 yards Is 10" low at 250 yards with 1450 fps remaining. Doable with 150 RN and LvR powder.....much better with the Hornady 160 FTX with...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Amen to all the prayers and God's grace, peace and comfort for this time of trial and stress. In Name of Christ Jesus, amen!
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread Back from Utah (long post) in Our Town
    +Me too!
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    Mathew 10, verse 16.
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    Those are full metal jacketed. I have a 45ACP my dad brought back from the Army when he carried a 1911 that is identical.
    2 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread Santa Fe, NM in Our Town
    There is much to see, do and eat in Santa Fe. The fall after the summer tourist season is a great time to go. I have been there many times and will do back, God willing. In fact it is my favorite town in this country, but I am a squirrely kind of...
    18 replies | 420 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 AM
    The British 200 grain load you spoke of is a 38 S&W round and not 38 Special. There was a 200 grain blunt round nose 200 grain lead bullet load in the 38 Special that was called (I think) a Super Police Load. Frankly these heavy blunt nose 38...
    20 replies | 300 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    30calflash If your Marlin has a 20" barrel then 200 yards is realistic with the 150s using LvR powder. With the 160 FTX Hornady 250 is very doable. If you've a 24" barrel then 300 yards is certainly possible. With a 20" barrel expect...
    20 replies | 437 view(s)
  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    You have asked a valid question and one I have pondered on. There are videos out there showing standard factory target wadcutters giving great penetation in gel. These little lead kegs are moving along at 650 or so fps. So, why soup them up to 850...
    35 replies | 3996 view(s)
  • 44MAG#1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    I have one and like it. I also have a Glock M26 and like it too. If I had to get rid of one I would get rid of the Sig. Again I am not trolling, baiting or calling out anyone by my post. I mean no harm, hurt or anguish to anyone on here. This...
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  • Dale53's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    This has been posted many times before. Ed Harris is a former Ruger development engineer and NRA Staffer. He has the experience and the knowledge. This article has become MY last word in the matter: ...
    35 replies | 3996 view(s)
  • Smoke4320's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    Lab Radar Mount NOW with a picatinny rail and std 1" rings That's right now you will be able to mount any scope, any red dot ect if it will fit a picatinny rail it will mount on here $40.00 shipped in the USA As For payment I can take...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 10:21 PM
    Sheesh: the gun weighs 9.25 lbs empty. When full it is more like 11-12 lbs. It doesn't kick very much at all. Randy
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 10:10 PM
    I will shoot my 20" Mossberg at 100 yards with Federal Low Recoil Slugs off the bench and see what it does. I got 2.5" at 50 yards offhand so maybe there's more there that I just don't know about? Really the good thing about these shotguns is...
    109 replies | 2055 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 09:57 PM
    Ditto on the above. For what you want to do that bullet will work just fine. The moulds are inexpensive and work well. Hard to argue with all that. Randy
    14 replies | 213 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 09:51 PM
    Watkibe: put a .040-.050 chamfer on the chamber mouth and the gun will feed anything. I have posted this here many times. Randy
    17 replies | 370 view(s)
  • Harleysboss's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 08:45 PM
    Thanks for all the replies. To answer a few questions, My loads all chamber in the rifle. I could find no signs of bulging or case abnormalities. I have yet to shoot them. The rifle is in its final finish phase so no pictures yet. I did drop tube...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 04:41 PM
    Reloading on a progressive loader is pretty much the same thing as running a Turret Lathe. The end result is a completed part. The rule in the machine shop for producing parts is, "Find out what works,,, and do that." The same holds true for...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 04:11 PM
    I got to play with another one of these guns at an LGS the other day. I got a really look at it, and fondle it. The reason for the short stroking is the position of the fore end in relation to the Pistol grip. It is closer than a conventional Pump...
    17 replies | 471 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