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    04-01-2020, 08:23 AM
    When filling capsules with medicine pharmacists use a molded tray to shake capsules so they fall standing up right into holes so they can be filled. Several years ago someone discovered the trays also work for assembling jackets and cores in...
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    04-01-2020, 02:23 AM
    I would search the internet for reference.
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    04-01-2020, 12:01 AM
    I remember reading something about that here on this forum, a long time ago. Don't remember the details. There should be a reference to the sizes of capsules. Most likely in millimeters. Do you know a pharmacist? a quick question might get...
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    03-31-2020, 08:41 AM
    That problem has bothered me. You want the die adjusted so good leverage can be used in resizing the case. Then run out of stroke. I just take a small piece of rod, set it on the punch and work the handle again. It does slow things down...
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    03-29-2020, 04:09 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Nice sunny day, got the Matador, chronograph, and range finder out to work up a come up card. The Matador manual says a .25 caliber will 50 rounds at full power, from 300 Bar down 150 bar pressure. (300 bar is about 4350 psi) EDgun west...
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    03-26-2020, 02:44 PM
    I have several 20 moa bases on different rifles, and no issues sighting at close range.
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    03-26-2020, 12:15 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Thanks for the picture and description.
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    03-25-2020, 07:54 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    I have heard good things about Theoben air guns, never handled one. Don't have an mental picture of what one looks like. There is a Theoben type trigger some people like, Benjamin builds marauders with Theoben triggers.
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    03-25-2020, 12:37 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Another airgun beef. in AirGuns
    I like airguns for less power, If I want to reach, a .22-250 AI with 1in8 twist and 75 grainers is ready to go. Big game? .35 Whelen will tip over anything roaming Montana. Back yard training? Varmit hunting in places starting to get built up?...
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    03-24-2020, 05:26 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Stayed home, but installed sling swivel studs in the matador, gave the stock a nice rubdown with boiled linseed oil. Installed Athlon Talos 4-14 BTR scope robbed off another gun. Pics or it didn't happen!
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    03-22-2020, 10:28 PM
    Math in public can be so embarrassing. In #7 post above, I said 1 in 16 twist is 1.333 revolutions per foot of travel. Really it is .75 revolutions per foot of travel.
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    03-22-2020, 05:35 PM
    In my experience, a good PCP holds pressure almost indefinitely. A CO-2 is always empty unless just filled. Have to admit, never had an good quality CO-2. But do have 1 starter grade PCP that does not hold air. Since making the leap and...
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    03-22-2020, 05:29 PM
    Revolutions per second is a big number, revolutions per minute is a huge number. use what ever you like.
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    03-22-2020, 02:40 PM
    Rotational velocity pulls bullets apart. Take your rifling twist, usually given in one revolution per inches and convert it to revolutions per foot. 1 in 8 = 1.5 1 in 12 =1 1 in 16 = 1.33333 Multiply by muzzle velocity to get revolutions...
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    03-21-2020, 03:38 PM
    Nice, lots of ways to make bullets without big spending.
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    03-21-2020, 08:01 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Rummaging through the scopes here, I found a bug buster 3-9x. mounted on the rifle and sighted on a target at 25 yards. Took six shots to bring the group from 9 minutes high and 6 minutes left to pretty darn close. Went out in the pasture shot...
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    03-19-2020, 10:29 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=edgun+matador+rm5&t=h_&iax=images&ia=images&iai=https%3A%2F%2F3stepsolutions.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fassets%2Fcustom%2F003036%2Fimages%2Fweb%2Fedgun-matador-r5-03.jpg Here's a link, since a phone upgrade I'm having trouble...
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    03-19-2020, 09:14 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    The box arrived today. Opened it, just a slight whiff of linseed oil. The walnut stock is beautiful. Have not put air in yet. I came lacking a Delrin seal for the fill probe/ foster fitting joint. Called EDgun west and those seals come from...
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    03-18-2020, 11:08 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    The price was a hurdle. But it saves me from buying a whole herd 100 dollar air guns that just lack something.
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    03-17-2020, 09:13 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Long box on the way!
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    03-16-2020, 08:06 AM
    clodhopper started a thread Matador in AirGuns
    duplicate Mods please delete
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    03-16-2020, 07:25 AM
    clodhopper started a thread Matador in AirGuns
    The recent buzz of the new EDgun Leshiy II had me sucked in. The Leshiy II is a nice semi auto, but perusing the EDgun web site, the Matador just might be the EDgun for me. WARNING! sticker shock may be severe! Many PCP air rifles are tender....
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    03-15-2020, 04:47 PM
    There's a place just 24 miles down the road, I do have to get out of the car and open the wire gate. Nobody around to share corona's with. Once inside the pasture, I can drive around and look at ground squirrels through the scope of my air...
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    03-09-2020, 01:14 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Anybody know of ???? in AirGuns
    I found the video a little weird, because the voice is all first person. The fact the shooter is the kind of guy who stays up late to snipe critters at his feeder. Just did not seem to fit together as one person.
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    03-09-2020, 12:11 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Anybody know of ???? in AirGuns
    Yep saw it earlier, and watched it again when you posted it unclemike. Watching the vid, the narration seems so perfect, almost like a trained voice. Looking into EDgun Leshiy, Edgun is a Russian air rifle manufacturer who is incredibly...
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    03-05-2020, 01:19 AM
    I can almost agree, a powerful springer should be bigger than 17. But my springers, and even the powderburners have been neglected since I fell completely under the spell of the siren's song and got the compressor.
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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
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