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  • barrabruce's Avatar
    01-16-2020, 03:58 AM
    Probably not expected to have any real accuracy past 50 yards. But 30-30 3 or 4 times the distance at least even with dicky sights.
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    01-15-2020, 11:14 AM
    When hot I apply a wet patch and soak the bore with Ed’s red . Pack up my stuff then put another wet patch through working back and forth along the barrell. When I get home. 1/2 hr or more soaking a patch or two and it comes out clean. It seems...
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    01-15-2020, 10:31 AM
    Have to buy mostly sight unseen. I have had good runs out of fixed power scopes. The glass delaminated in a most and leak eventually over time. I just got a replacement for my leupy m8x o/a that delaminated after maybe 40 yrs. I know it is...
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    01-15-2020, 09:15 AM
    What wine lover said. Except I know nothing about red dots. I have Leupold qd’s. Keep the mating surfaces clean and nip them up for and aft a little at a time aligning to the front of the base. I Keep my scope seperate and remount it on my gun...
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    01-15-2020, 08:56 AM
    Please let us know how it goes when you get to test it out. How does one extract a case when it is stuck in the cadet action from firing pin hole extrusion? I haven’t had trouble yet but if I load one up ; well you know. I have seen dings in...
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    01-15-2020, 08:34 AM
    Sounds like a 50 yard zero for about 27 mil correction. 1 m/hr wind would push the bullet about 6 inches and you will have about 6" of twist correction anyway. I’ve impressed myself getting a 2moa group on a 300m gong with subsonic. That 500...
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    01-13-2020, 09:00 AM
    222 rimmed 42 000 psi Or 357 mag or max. 25-30/30 How much do you want to be kicked around and how much trouble you want to load a round. You need some taper and they have little extraction leverage. Still most actions are 100 years old as...
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    01-13-2020, 08:46 AM
    DW Brass for it over here seems less common than unicorn droppings. I could get some 357 max brass for a price. Wouldn’t you be near 30-30 Wesson territory? I may have to stick to 357 mag brass and shorter chamber form. Call it the 300 blk...
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    01-13-2020, 08:31 AM
    barrabruce replied to a thread Duck shot in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Good hard shot is hard to get now. I’d put it in a safe place. It ain’t going out of date anytime.
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    01-13-2020, 08:09 AM
    I hate painting and the smell and fumes of any of it. I’d rather stick to my simple lube techniques and paper patching for high velocity stuff. I thought it was only for pistol bullets that don’t need accuracy anyway or to fill in the voids of...
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    01-09-2020, 07:32 AM
    Would it work if you just ran a 300 blackout reamer a bit short and ground the dies back abit. Then you’d have a 300 blk rimmed short. With cases full length to chamber. How do the cases come out for neck thickness when fire formed.
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    01-05-2020, 06:41 PM
    It looks like a half a rifle. It must weight about 4 lbs at least. What are they used for and how do you shoot them. I don’t do pistoleros but looks something better than a bank robbers special. Ha. I bet it would be a fun thing to play with. ...
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    12-30-2019, 09:08 AM
    The wife bought some Ecco friendly goop that eventually evaporates and kills mold spores around the house. Yes it does work. I put one little container in the gun safe and I don’t get growth on any of my guns anymore. Just the sweat from your...
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    12-27-2019, 06:47 AM
    You could try sizing down with the bullet lubed which is the best way to keep lube grooves. I size a about 10 thou fine for one rifle I have but 20 thou may not enter a sizer thou. Worth a try. Nice looking gun Too bad it is stocked for the...
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    12-21-2019, 02:53 PM
    Still use a pot and ladle over a kero stove mostly for my casting. I started with a spoon for a few years but have gone fancy with a RCBS ladle. A camp oven and a muffin tin for ingots. Smaller cast pot for casting. I cast for good bullets and...
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    12-21-2019, 08:15 AM
    I only use dippers with stick powder for trickling up into a scale. I do use them all the time for finer powders. I have a small bottle with a wire across it for scraping as well. I do use some cases that I use without handle and use a larger...
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    12-19-2019, 08:20 AM
    Hmmm Pluck ducks Chuck in baking dish. Salt and pepper , some youngens .a little Butter or oil Bake in oven high temp for about good 1/2 hr then turn to brown. Add a inch of water and alfoil lid and cook slow. Check water and add when needed....
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    12-19-2019, 04:18 AM
    Well I’ve ended up getting a leupy 2-7x rimfire freedom scope with cds turrets to replace my m8 8x. That couldn’t get fixed. It hopefully will do for most things I want to use it for. See if it shapes up to expectations. Thanks for the...
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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