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    01-17-2018, 11:57 AM
    Broke my right wrist lunate bone in 1971. It never healed correctly and I lost 85% of the movement in the wrist. Certain positions of my wrist are very painful, so shooting pistol grip stocked guns is easier for my wrist. But I've learned how to do...
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    01-14-2018, 02:23 PM
    I wouldn't. Regardless of the action being a smokeless, with a great Badger barrel. I'd still limit pressures to 25,000. It will kill game just as well, and the gun will last forever. And it will also shoot just as far!
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    01-06-2018, 02:27 PM
    Any rifle chambered in .444 can be reduced loaded to .44 levels if you choose the right powder.
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    01-04-2018, 01:03 PM
    I've heard of people "pounding a chamber slug" and it gives me the willies! I never liked the idea of pounding anything into my gun's chamber. I usually do a chamber cast with Cerrosafe to look at the bore and first part of the rifling. I did one on...
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    01-02-2018, 07:19 PM
    "Haven't fit a bullet for"??? Not sure what you might mean by fitting a bullet? I slug my bores and try to buy bullet molds that cast the correct size for my various calibers. I only own a few custom molds, and a few more old Lyman molds I've opened...
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    01-01-2018, 07:04 PM
    That's the only drawback to the .22LR......hearing the plink that far away! But it does put a smile on your face when you can hear it!
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    01-01-2018, 07:01 PM
    As a matter of fact I did just finally get a break in the cold, rainy weather last week and took the big .50 out to do some testing. I only fired it at 100 yds., and my best group was with the 425 gr. bullets cast from the cheapo Lee mold I bought,...
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    01-01-2018, 01:33 PM
    Yes, nothing I like better than taking one of my .22's and shooting targets at 400 yds! 400 yds. with a .22 is much like shooting twice that with a CF old cartridge. And it's great practice for those of us who can't get to a 1,000 yd. range as often...
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    12-31-2017, 08:41 PM
    Yep, can't hit anything past 100 yds. with a slow twist barrel and 115 gr. bullets. But I guess nobody told this young gal shooting an original Model 1894 Marlin in .32-20 with a 1:22" twist and 115 gr. cast bullets. And by the way, this was the...
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    12-29-2017, 12:39 PM
    When I got to the "too many barrels" situation I simply sold the Contender and all my barrels. I figured out I rarely shot the gun or barrels once I quit shooting pistol silhouette, and I was just acquiring barrels because they were so cheap.
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    12-28-2017, 12:19 PM
    My 7TCU Contender barrel loved 140 gr. bullets! Very accurate in my Ingram barrel and probably one of my favorites of the dozen different caliber barrels I had.
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    12-27-2017, 12:12 PM
    I've had both, and prefer the 7TCU for silhouettes. I also like the cheap brass, and one step ease of forming them too!
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    12-20-2017, 09:19 PM
    Tough to tie a date of the Winchester build date with a Stevens scope. Especially so with the Niedner barrel work. Likely the scope went on after Niedner did the barrel, as it's likely older than the Niedner work. Guessing someone had it, or bought...
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    12-20-2017, 03:14 PM
    As with many parts made by Stevens and other companies, the rollstamps did not always change when catalogs, or other things were changed. Because of stock built up, and expense of making a new rollstamp, often old rollstamps were used for many years...
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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