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  • elk hunter's Avatar
    05-06-2019, 11:09 AM
    You have to go to a US Customs office, look on the internet for one close to you, and fill out a form 4457 for the guns you want to take listing make, model, caliber and serial numbers, you should also list scopes, ammunition, cameras etc, this...
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    05-01-2019, 09:41 AM
    Back when I was actively collecting I would occasionally find a box with the price written in pencil, one that comes to mind was a two piece box of 30-30 by Winchester , the kind with the pull string, it was marked $1.60. I paid a bit more than that...
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    04-30-2019, 09:32 AM
    I prefer the wide flat nose as it doesn't have to expand to deliver a lot of energy and will generally give complete penetration which I find works best for me as exit wounds leak a lot better than entrance wounds. I also like an alloy that will...
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  • elk hunter's Avatar
    04-25-2019, 09:33 AM
    For hunting elk I use a modern in-line rifle. I use very soft lead as it is easier to load and it needs to bump up to take the rifling. When shooting a patched round ball in a traditional rifle I will use what I have but still prefer soft if I have...
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About elk hunter
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Central Oregon
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Elk hunting, building rifles, reloading, swaging & casting, making dies & moulds
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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