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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    This is from your site https://bear.org/do-black-bears-growl/ "sometimes the huffing has a throaty quality. Also, bears sometimes sound a bit throaty when they pounce, blow, and slap the ground. Whether these are growls depends upon each...
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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Twenty-five fatal black bear attacks have occurred in North America during the last 20 years. Here are the stories behind each. https://www.wideopenspaces.com/list-fatal-black-bear-attacks-north-america-last-20-years/ My sister knew this lady...
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Some call it a roar some call it a growl. I had two large bears do this when I was setting bait before the season opened. I was backing the bait in on foot and they either didn't hear me or didn't care. They were fighting over the remaining bait....
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    Yesterday, 01:30 AM
    I had forgotten about it but I enjoyed re-reading it. Miss the days when threads like this were common.
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    06-30-2020, 10:37 PM
    The 50-70 was used from 1866 to 1873 when the 45-70 was adopted. The oldest I have in my collection is 1888. As to galvanic corrosion copper/brass and lead are low on the scale of metals that suffer from galvanic corrosion issues. Lead...
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    06-30-2020, 06:20 PM
    Lyman's current mold quality is spotty at best. Give Tom a call a Accurate Molds and you will have a far superior product. http://www.accuratemolds.com/
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    06-30-2020, 03:25 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread My Work Order List in BT Sniper
    Finally things feel a bit more "normal" for me after a very crazy week. My ear finally healed and feels better. The home lone is in the works. Dad wound up in hospital yesterday but so far nothing serious. I'm finally back to work in shop. ...
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    06-30-2020, 01:11 PM
    I am not an expert on Artillery but everything I have read indicates that Blackpowder' s only use in modern big guns is a kicker charge on the bag guns to insure proper ignition. I do remember reading about Winchester having million and million of...
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    06-30-2020, 01:43 AM
    https://www.chuckhawks.com/problems_blackpowder.htm#:~:text=A%20problem%20associated%20with%20black%20powder%20is%20its,the%20black%20powder%20will%20not%20burn%20as%20fast. The Problems of Black Powder By Randy Wakeman A problem associated...
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    06-30-2020, 01:11 AM
    I was given some 1860's era BP that had been stored in the original wooden barrel. I didn't not see the wooden barrel but the powder looked and shot normal. Back in the 70's I fired some BP with the a 1890's date. A couple failed to fire due to...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-29-2020, 02:25 AM
    A very good friend has an interesting black bear story. He had just got out of his stand over bait and was walking out when he spotted a large black bear heading his way. It was just past legal shooting time and he was in the open so he opted to...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 09:49 PM
    Actual usage and results https://www.ammoland.com/2019/08/handgun-or-pistol-defense-against-bear-attack-73-cases-96-effective/#axzz6QiOrjJdY
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  • DDriller's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 08:56 PM
    May be a waste of time but I load for a 458 Socom @ $0.40 (if I buy bullets) versus $1.75 for factory ammo.
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    06-28-2020, 08:52 PM
    DDriller replied to a thread What state are you from? in Our Town
    Oklahoma for me all my life.
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    06-28-2020, 05:33 PM
    DukeInFlorida replied to a thread Server upgrade in Our Town
    Works fine here. Thanks for all that you do
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-28-2020, 02:07 PM
    Same I was unaware of them and the is truly an odd design. Once the cartridge is inserted does anything hold it in?
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    06-27-2020, 02:18 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread My Work Order List in BT Sniper
    I hate making excuses for delays but I guess everyone gets sick occasionally. I have had the displeasure of putting up with a severe ear infection since Wednesday this week. Finally spent all day Friday at doctors and after the intense pain still...
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    06-26-2020, 10:23 PM
    Never tested the differences in a pistol caliber chamber in a rifle. In what would be considered extreme accuracy rifles and calibers I find very little time/effort rewards for under 300 yards (unless shooting benchrest). For 300 yards plus I...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    06-26-2020, 01:47 AM
    Looking threw old threads....... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?81290-41-Mag-Bullets-from-9mm-using-BT-s-dies
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    06-26-2020, 01:38 AM
    9mm brass and a 148-158 grain .358 cast boolit make EXCELLENT 210-225 grain .410 cal bullets! Many years ago one of my customers was making bullets as mentioned and shooting from contender, took several white tails with bullet he made. I...
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    06-26-2020, 01:30 AM
    Yes 223 rem brass for .375 cal bullets makes an excellent bullet. I use the cast boolit from the Lee 240 grain 30 cal as is for a core to make 315ish grain bullets. Shoot them from a 375 H&H with excellent results. Couple threads and a pic or...
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    06-25-2020, 05:18 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread My Work Order List in BT Sniper
    Busy times for me and BTSniper llc. I have been having a tough time personally with the current state of the nation. I cancelled my cable TV subscription couple months ago and that has helped but I still seemed to find disturbing news via online...
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    06-25-2020, 04:51 PM
    central Kansas
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-23-2020, 05:44 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread barrel life 44-40 in Leverguns
    The older original barrels were softer but with any of the modern barrel steels 50K plus should be realistic.
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Purchased first set of swage dies late in 2008, made over 10,000 bullets with that set threw out 2009. Offered first set of improved swage dies in January of 2010, started BTSniper llc. in late 2011 and have been offering top quality swage dies and products all over the world ever since.
Oregon next to the river
Build and fly RC airplanes, tie home made fishing flys, and ofcorse make top quality swage dies.
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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