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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 02:55 PM
    The parent case of .357 herret is 30-30. But there has been some .223 necked up to .357. Search for .357 maximum rimless.
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    01-14-2018, 04:47 AM
    .............Uberti 1873 Winchester rifle in 45 Colt. HAsn't arrived at the retailer yet, but on it's way :-) ............Buckshot
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    01-14-2018, 04:27 AM
    .............I've got a couple old articles on reducing case capacity by inserting a smaller cartridge case into a larger one, but the larger was always a BN design. Having the insert move forward into the barrel quietly waiting there for the next...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 12:53 AM
    ..............I use the Berry's 612 Ultra for my 45-90's, which look somewhat dwarfed in there :-) The cells are .640" square, while the internal height is 3.75" tall. They also make boxes that will hold the 577-450 and .577 Snider base down. I...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 02:53 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Winchester M73 Repo's in Leverguns
    ................As it turned out, the two M73's at the local Pawn Shop (AKA 'Gun Store) were both 38/357. A week or so passed so I drove over to Turners Outdoors and they also had a Uberti M73, but it was a carbine and also chambered 357, priced at...
    24 replies | 1049 view(s)
  • clodhopper's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 06:52 PM
    Found it,https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=137690.0
    13 replies | 376 view(s)
  • clodhopper's Avatar
    01-12-2018, 01:13 AM
    I have been thinking 44X1.8 for quite a while. Easy making swaged bullets from40 S&W cases. After looking for a barrel maker to make a barrel at reasonable cost and not being able to find one, I submitted and ordered a 45 raptor barrel. Still...
    14 replies | 652 view(s)
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    01-11-2018, 12:44 AM
    Very nice. Did you build that your self?
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    01-10-2018, 10:05 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Head to head $299 pcp in AirGuns
    I watched the video too, both rifles appear good, the length of the urban appeals to me, the shot count of the gauntlet appeals to me. The salesmen who made the video claim the triggers are good, but that information comes from salesmen. After...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 03:33 PM
    D-RIG's hollow base is what I described as skirted, My groups were fired off a wood bench, with Harris bipod, in failing light and rising breeze. Less than great bench rest equipment.
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    01-08-2018, 09:19 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Jumped Into 5.7-308 in Swaging
    Thumpers! I was expecting pointy bullets, but those 178s look great for stopping game. The 160s sure will put the stop on game, but I wonder if they will feed from a magazine OK.
    7 replies | 329 view(s)
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    01-08-2018, 12:24 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Aeon Scopes in AirGuns
    Speed reading! But I would look closely at the mount before sending the scope back.
    6 replies | 204 view(s)
  • clodhopper's Avatar
    01-07-2018, 11:08 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Aeon Scopes in AirGuns
    Some air rifles have barrel droop, 20 or 30 MOA mounts help get the scope pointing at the impact zone. My 25 cal marauder has a 20 moa base.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    01-07-2018, 08:30 PM
    These are small hollow point with a skirt. Rifle was filled to 2700 psi before the first group was fired. They were easier to chamber than the flat base pellets, but still more difficult to chamber than the JSB's. First group 673 AV 14.1 ES 5.4...
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    01-07-2018, 08:17 PM
    These two groups of eight were fired with a starting pressure of 2700 psi The pellets are D-Rig's 32.80 grain large hollow point flat base. The point of impact was about 3 mils lower than the 25 grain JSB pellets fired in the first group. First...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    01-07-2018, 07:58 PM
    Last summer Dale sent me some pellets to test. My rifle is an unmodified Benjamin Marauder PCP, with Athlon, Talos BTR 4-14x44 scope mounted. When the pellets arrived, the air quality here was so bad due to forest fires, I was to much of a weenie...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    01-07-2018, 04:21 AM
    ...............You could get Lathesmith to make a caseneck expander to your desired specs. If you want to seat them out to engrave, you might not have much of the boolit in the neck anyway :-) Sure wouldn't hurt to do a chamber cast to show you...
    32 replies | 1772 view(s)
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Farming, goats, Shooting, Hunting, Reloading, Shooting Pool, building and fixing farm machinery.
Student most of the year, Energizer Battery Co. employee the rest of the year.


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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