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    01-13-2020, 10:32 AM
    If you don't have a copy of Graeme Wright's book "Shooting the British Double Rifle" you should get a copy as it has a tremendous amount of information that you will find useful. Most of the 450 BPE rifles used a 365 grain bullet but there are...
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    01-11-2020, 09:01 PM
    Back boring the muzzle of VZ 24's is quite common and was most likely done because of muzzle wear from cleaning. Why rebarrel when a simple back bore will fix the problem especially if you have a large number of worn rifles and your thinking of...
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    01-11-2020, 08:52 PM
    WOW! what a find. A wonderful addition to any collection. I've never seen a real NRA sporter in person. The Springfield sporters I generally see are from Bubbas Shade Tree Gun Shop and tractor repair or perhaps the muppets gun shop. I have friend...
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    01-09-2020, 08:25 PM
    Congratulations! Be careful as may you catch elk fever. It's highly contagious and is generally caught as you are looking down at your first dead elk and thinking "WOW I did it", then "oh my goodness now what do I do". The symptoms vary but...
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    01-04-2020, 09:34 PM
    If they are 6-48 you probably won't find them at a hardware store. Find a local gunsmith he will have scope mounting screws of different lengths in 6-48.
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    01-04-2020, 09:30 PM
    GL49, The left side of the stock mirrors the right side I.E. no cheek rest. Posting pictures here is a pain. If you will PM me with an e-mail address I'll be happy to send along any pictures you want. BOZ330, The success rate in the unit I...
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    01-04-2020, 12:12 PM
    Bob, My plan, at least for now, is to make a two piece rod that screws together and then carry it in a scabbard, hung from a sling across my shoulder, like some of the early musket bayonets used. If I am hunting and get a shot I will pull the...
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    01-04-2020, 11:41 AM
    I'll take #5 the 350 plus 303 bullets. PM on the way.
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    01-04-2020, 10:41 AM
    I just read an article by Gill Sengel in Handloader magazine, #324 February 2020, that indicates the 320 revolver and the 32 short Colt are the same cartridge. In the same article he states that Winchester still loads the 32 short Colt round.
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Elk hunting, building rifles, reloading, swaging & casting, making dies & moulds




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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