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    Today, 02:19 AM
    Thanks for the offer Bullshop and the advice from others. I'll try and round up a leica. I think it will do what ever I need to do with a bit of practice. I have wanted one since they come out years ago 800 lrf 1200 scan so I'll stick with that...
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    07-22-2014, 12:48 PM
    Can't find my results now but I did go and get a test done. Was happy to find it was at safe environmental level. I cast and paper patch and play with my bullets quite a bit. I do live out of town thou....I suppose I could be about suburban or...
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    07-22-2014, 12:32 PM
    I can say that using Dacron in MY 30-30 has helped keep groups tighter for me. Haven't tried the 2205 but used 2207 quite a bit with a tuft or Dacron. I too Paper patch and althou I'm using up a few tins of 2206 27 grns seems about right for me I...
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    07-20-2014, 08:11 AM
    Thanks I'll keep thinking and looking. How would a leica 900 scan LRF 'ol box type match up to the overwhelming array of new stuff out there. I really only need a range and not lots of modes and functions.
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    07-17-2014, 05:08 AM
    A bloke stole his kids scooter off him and bought it to the range. Think of a big skateboard with 6" wheels and a handle bar. battery powered. By the way he zoomed out to 300 to check his targets we all wanted one. See what comes up. Can't...
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    07-16-2014, 09:04 AM
    I have read a bit about laser rangefinders and understand a bit about them sortta. What would you need to range say a rabbit sized target in an open field to say 2-300 yrds . Not after houses or dear size critters standing next to road signs....
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    07-14-2014, 10:41 AM
    Poor dogs looked all plumb tuckered out for sure. Personally If I was to jump on one of those 2 wheeled contraptions again I'd take the aggy over anything. Comfortable and low enough for the foot work and comfee sprung for poking around on. ...
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    07-14-2014, 10:19 AM
    By what Iv'e read so far the 25-20 can be a bit of a head ache for cast to shoot accurately. Be more a rook rabbit type affair I would be looking at. I have a 22k hornet but would like something quieter thou it shoots very well. Some thing...
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    07-11-2014, 10:18 AM
    What would be the cartridge of choice for cast bullet shooting in a cadet action with the original skinny stock then. I thinking of a new project. I can get a couple but..... quick look showed the 310 barrels had a bit of pitting. Next time I go...
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    07-06-2014, 03:51 AM
    Well I went and spent up big and bought some bendy straws and shiskabab sticks. I'll debt them down the range on a benchrest practice day. And they all thought my pop rivet and tie wire wind flags were cheap and nasty !!! I did utilise some shot...
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    07-03-2014, 06:08 AM
    I use a chopped off coke bottle base with a couple of holes in it out from the centre. Pair of scissors and burnt a couple of holes with hot bit of wire. I place it so the dome faces up. Constant throwing of the handle..... or tapping/...
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    07-01-2014, 12:51 AM
    .o.k. went to town and found some . while looking for something else. FeastWatson mastertouch canuba wax Natural. 917-94822 Smells like lemons. $40 bucks for 500g tin MsDs sheet says its >60% di-Limonene
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    06-27-2014, 01:12 AM
    Just signing in to say 220 offered me some wads to try out. Thanks Mate!!!! I haven't got back to reloading any yet ..but they are something I can measure my homemade stuff against. I have been busy with all the rain and mackerel season has...
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Far Nth Qld Australia
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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