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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread Do you ever in Hunting with CB's
    1) my old recurve bow; 2) my old shotgun, 12 or 20; 3) my old Abolt .270 I've got multiples of above that I shoot but when it's real meat time I know what to pick up.
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    If it fits in the hull without bulging shoot 'em! Needs to be full bore for a decent pattern.
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    08-17-2018, 10:33 AM
    randyrat replied to a thread Mirror Lube in Boolit Lube !
    I will get back into it when things get settled down on the home front. You will find me in the VS Vendor Sponsor area later this yesr Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    08-17-2018, 07:29 AM
    At each stage shake off the excess, trying to coat too much tends to make globs instead of a coating. You can use Panko crumbs for the last stage to make a more "professional" finish. Watch the oil temp too, consistent temp around 325 makes a...
    26 replies | 458 view(s)
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    08-16-2018, 10:14 PM
    randyrat replied to a thread Mirror Lube in Boolit Lube !
    29% - 43% is a TON of Carnauba wax and will cause some major problems with the lube. My recipe will work much better and it comes close to the consistency of original. molybdenum disulfide powder= is a lube in it's own. I seen this way before I...
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    08-16-2018, 08:32 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread RIP: cpileri in In Remembrance
    Sadly I have answered my own inquiry. Carl passed suddenly last September. He was a 45 yr old physician, husband and father living in Harker Heights, TX. Poignant reminder that none of us are guaranteed another day. Rest in eternal peace Carl...
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    08-16-2018, 08:07 PM
    Hogtamer started a thread RIP: cpileri in In Remembrance
    See next post please.
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    08-16-2018, 03:18 PM
    Blackhawk, welcome to the insanity! A few comments: I'm not familiar with those sabots and have not seen them come up in discussion. I am familiar with the gun, have one that has seen nothing but reloads myself. I have never seen a home rolled...
    2 replies | 144 view(s)
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    08-14-2018, 03:01 PM
    Now Lloyd, with a good rest, how come you're not shooting that walking sausage in the ear at that distance?. Sure makes clean meat and easy dressing. I've killed a bunch of nuisance hogs though, sometimes a group, so I know the main focus is just...
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    08-12-2018, 09:09 PM
    Frying green tomatoes, okra and the like.... DRY, WET, DRY wash and slice, dry on paper towels. You need 3 containers from left to right they contain 1) all purpose flour, 2) egg wash which is whole egg plus equal amount of water wisked...
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    08-11-2018, 03:10 AM
    .............My grandfather said the wedge was made from a Ford TT truck axle, and the keyway you see was from the 'Wheel ' end. However I cannot verify his information. He started work with San Bernardino Cnty when they still used horses or mules...
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    08-10-2018, 07:02 PM
    oink. squeeeeeeal!!!!
    20 replies | 891 view(s)
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    08-08-2018, 09:10 AM
    Hogtamer started a thread Stopped by Bass Pro in Our Town
    IN Alabama, not far from Georgia line off I-20. These folks spent a ton of money on location, long, long one lane entrance along wooded lane along small creek and finally get to store. It's a cavernous place loaded with stuffed animals of...
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    08-06-2018, 09:33 PM
    Turtlezx: If you need some hulls look at S&S now, beezapilot has remington gun clubs that he stacks tight at a great price. Excellent value and good loading hulls. I've bought several times from him.
    8 replies | 256 view(s)
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    08-03-2018, 12:13 AM
    .............Help me get a handle on this. I understand the issues with the gas system of the Garand. Port is close to the muzzle, the op rod is long (with a couple slight bends) so is 'Flexy (flexie?) and much easier to have issues. On the other...
    10 replies | 367 view(s)
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    08-02-2018, 11:37 PM
    ...............My Great Grandfather, and then my Grandfather grew citrus in So. California. My grandfather was born in 1906, and said his dad had it made before he was born. It was used to blow tree stumps so he could hook up his team of Percheron...
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    08-02-2018, 09:25 PM
    ..............Very nice photo's all :-)
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    08-02-2018, 06:17 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread Lyman 525 in Casting for Shotguns
    Those slugs are killers and that's good grouping for sure. Nice job smokeeter. I move mine around 1400 fps and can shoot a 3" group at 100 off a rest. Recoil not bad at that pace.
    6 replies | 226 view(s)
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    08-01-2018, 04:59 PM
    Did you require stiches to the forehead after any of these, LOL! Very nice job BT! Those big hollow points kinda turn my crank. One suggestion though, you need to find some pigs for the round 2 testing please!!!
    11 replies | 349 view(s)
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    07-31-2018, 09:32 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread What is the answer? in Our Chapel
    Being there says more than words.
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    07-31-2018, 08:38 AM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread Gun Broker Question.. in Our Town
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    07-30-2018, 03:37 AM
    ...............Several years ago many (thousands?) of these were imported to the U.S. and were reworked. Amongst the bunch were 'Un-messed with' M71 and M71/84 Mausers, but the majority were the 6.5 conversions. I may be wrong, but if memory serves...
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    07-29-2018, 09:58 PM
    Recoil is reduced in 2 ways, reducing shot weight or lowering velocity. Here are some 3/4 oz loads that are minimal recoil. http://www.claybusterwads.com/index.php/product-by-gauge/by-gauge-20/33-load-data-cb1075-20
    17 replies | 460 view(s)
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    07-28-2018, 11:29 AM
    Now you have a tighter choke! Sorry, that's my version of a joke..... Seriously I would think the slugs were a bit oversize or perhaps you are shooting them from a choked gun? Usually these slugs are undersize in case somebody shoots them from a...
    12 replies | 506 view(s)
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    07-24-2018, 11:00 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread The Light in Our Chapel
    1 John 1:5 God IS light. 1 John 4: 7;8 God IS love. John 4:24 God IS Spirit. 3 declarative statements that I finally understood some years ago. 3 things we know about the nature of God. Not metaphor or similee.
    9 replies | 159 view(s)
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    07-21-2018, 10:14 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread Texan FW in Casting for Shotguns
    Gotcha....make sure there isn't a 7 1/2 or two wedged under the lip first. Not that I've ever spilled shot and would know first hand. [smilie=1:
    9 replies | 315 view(s)
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    07-21-2018, 02:26 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread Texan FW in Casting for Shotguns
    Is it just a raised half-moon lip that the brass slides into from the crimp start station or are you talking about the plastic hull fitting into the crimp die at the top?
    9 replies | 315 view(s)
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    07-21-2018, 12:28 PM
    It appears to me that your ball is a bit too high in the first pic to allow a proper start crimp. Maybe eliminate the 1/8" hard card or better yet trim the 1/2" wax card to make it fit and leave the hard card. One tip on the new hulls: Apply...
    13 replies | 546 view(s)
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    07-20-2018, 10:04 AM
    I don't believe you will get the performance out of the Vegetable based waxes as you will with Beeswax base. Same goes for Paraffin or petrol based waxes as compared to beeswax..There are some combinations that will work though, less the long...
    10 replies | 912 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