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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    It could be shipped without a barrel and it would outshoot my Heritage. Really. Every $40 Raven .25 auto I had back in the day would out shoot my Heritage. Really. Surely youíre pulling our collective legs!
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    I couldn’t find that one on GB but there is a sporter stocked ( conventional walnut) 1941 Johnson on there and it has a starting bid of 5 grand as well.
    29 replies | 720 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread Fixed '73 Uberti in Leverguns
    I found an odd looking piece of brass on the ground at a CAS match that my friends competed in. It turned out to be a .44 WCF that had been fired in a .45 Colt. My buddy said " yeah, that happens sometimes." Okay..... Sent from my...
    8 replies | 241 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    Use magnum primers or switch to Varget IMO. I use magnum primers for both of the ball powders that you mentioned. I haven't used much W748 but I've kept H335 on the shelf since it was $3.75 a pound. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    5 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    The 1941 Johnson was semi auto and the space age looking LMG was full auto. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    29 replies | 720 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    I guess the zinc offsets the aluminium weight wise. I see "alloy frame" and I automatically think "light weight". I often overlook the obvious dang it. But I still can't wait to check one out. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    66 replies | 1501 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    The best fitting K frame grips I ever had were from a K38 that had been in a fire. They were scorched around the outside edges so I rasped and sanded them down till they fit my hand just right. On my first m15 they were a delight. Hindsight is 20/20...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    You forgot the ketchup-(Bullseye) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    Thanks for that link rfd. That clears up some questions for me. Zinc grip frame, aluminium frame, steel cylinder and barrel. It should make a nice light trail companion- I'm in. My Heritage will remain in the disassembled pile until I have nothing...
    66 replies | 1501 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    Amen, LAGS! I can’t see how the barrel can recoil to function the gun now. The Johnsons are recoil operated. If I wanted it- I don’t- I would just offer to repay the labor spent to build it. For 5 grand I could have a new Browning auto in .338WM...
    29 replies | 720 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    That looks like a Bushnell Sportveiw 4X to me. Iv’e used them for years and I can’t remember a single problem. They had white writing on the left side that is easily removed/ worn off. Inexpensive? Yes. Cheap? No. My trusty Nylon 66 wears one now...
    2 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 11:32 PM
    Fixed sights are fine if they hit point of aim. I'm sure They'll be easier to see than the SAA type. I had two old fixed sight Single Sixes that were dead on with any high velocity. 22 LR ammo. They had dovetail rear sights but never had to tap...
    66 replies | 1501 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 06:49 PM
    I bought a older used walnut stocked one the day I turned 18. Nevermind what year. I loved that gun even with its creepy trigger. Till I scoped it and tested the accuracy from the bench. Then I knew why I was missing quite a few turtle heads. My...
    38 replies | 781 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 02:47 PM
    1-I would say get yourself a couple reloading manuals and a cast bullet manual, Lyman Third is great. Put one of them beside your bed and start reading at page one until the end, and so on until you have a few under your belt. 2-Never take any...
    40 replies | 631 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-19-2019, 12:17 AM
    Surely the cylinder is steel. If so I’ll get one to throw in the Mule. Ruger noticed how many inexpensive SA .22 revolvers Heritage sells perhaps? It won’t replace the Single Six in my heart and mind but I do see a use for it.
    66 replies | 1501 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 11:57 PM
    Most every litter of wild pigs will have one or two black and white, calico, or red in the bunch. There have been no pig farms around here since the 1970s and we still encounter some pigs other than black.
    21 replies | 709 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 07:54 PM
    I’m headed out the back door for a walk right now. It’s going to take a minute to decide between the 510 or 581 Remington to accompany me. I learned to shoot with a Remington 511 of my Dads- on the farm BB guns were for training dogs��
    51 replies | 821 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 07:37 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread 20 br in Cast Boolits
    It wouldn’t be much different than shooting cast from a .204 Ruger. Doable but lots of 5mm jacketed bullets could be bought for the money required for a mould,.205” sizer, and gas checks. I’m a 22-250 nut-but I doubt I’ll ever cast for one. Just my...
    2 replies | 137 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 07:28 PM
    Good on you for getting out for some fun, Paul. My brother once had a B78 30-06 that he delighted in outshooting our OCD friend’s Ruger #1V 22-250 with! That gun was amazing. I do remember him having to wash the West Texas sand from the trigger with...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 07:25 PM
    Paul, I'm sorry to hear of your lose but glad you are getting out to shoot now, enjoy life! 5744 may benefit from a grain of Dacron if you are so inclined with your loading, maybe try 10 each 23-24-25. I would think that rifle should do better than...
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 07:05 PM
    Don’t fret. I’ve resurrected brass that the cows have stepped on. Why? Because I wanted to!
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 06:39 PM
    I love the rook rifles but I’ve always been puzzled as to why the Brits needed cartridges bigger than the .22 rim fire to shoot crows?
    38 replies | 1771 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 04:23 PM
    Stubbed inside a single shot shotgun and chambered appropriately- the possibilities are many. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 01:49 PM
    Lags- I really like the sculpted bolt release area on the 98 Mauser stock. Neat! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 01:39 PM
    I gave you sound advice in post #14, you chose to ignore it, now if and when you ring a chamber maybe you'll learn. Ringy dingy
    25 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 11:17 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread anyone notice this in Our Town
    I haven't noticed but it does sound like a good idea, especially if it was all commercials.
    7 replies | 504 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-17-2019, 11:25 PM
    Just the other day I cut around ten grains each from some loaded 38-55 boolits so I wouldn’t have to pull them. I loaded them slightly hot so this was a way to reduce pressure. You might say I hate pulling bullets/boolits too!
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-17-2019, 11:19 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread Rcbs 35 200 in Cast Boolits
    My RCBS 35-200 dropped 220 gr boolits from COWW. I have the Lee version now but haven’t tried it because I’m fresh out of .35 caliber rifle:-( I’m thinking of having Jes rebore a 22-250 to- drumroll.....350 Savage! Crazy, huh?
    9 replies | 330 view(s)
  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-17-2019, 07:00 PM
    Thank you for the killing that pig and using a classic rifle and cartridge to do it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    04-17-2019, 06:28 PM
    +1. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
    81 replies | 1419 view(s)
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I give loading advice based on my actual results in factory rifles with standard chambers, twist rates and basic accurizing.
My goals for using cast boolits are lots of good, cheap, and reasonably accurate shooting, while avoiding overly tedious loading processes.
The BHN Deformation Formula, and why I don't use it.
How to find and fix sizing die eccentricity problems.
Do you trust your casting thermometer?
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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