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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    Is your Shiloh .40-50 the Sharps Straight, or Bottleneck? I have no experience with the Bottleneck, but the .40-50SS is a wonderful cartridge! My current Roller build is a .40-50SS.
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    Yesterday, 03:15 AM
    What type of tackle do you use to catch deer??????????? https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/FAQ__CWD_UP_636379_7.pdf Is a mandatory deer check being established in the area? Not at this time. The DNR’s primary focus for response is...
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    01-14-2019, 05:24 PM
    The Swedish actions may well be stronger than original Remington BP actions! They have a great reputation for being strong. And the Swedes loved their Rolling Block rifles! Even after being replaced by the '96 Mauser bolt action, the Swede Rollers...
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    01-14-2019, 05:18 PM
    I've found many of these right here at home; well over half. The three barrel set belonged to a friend who got older and wanted to find a good home. The other engraved #4 belonged to my friend Bob Evans, a guild engraver, and a gun he did very early...
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    01-14-2019, 11:51 AM
    I have a Rolling Block Sporting action from the same era in .40-65 also. I rebarreled it with a Green Mountain .40 caliber blank, and I shoot mostly 300 and 350 gr. RCBS CSA cast bullets. The RCBS CSA molds are a very good choice, and my gun will...
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    01-14-2019, 11:46 AM
    And lastly my #4 Roller engraved by my friend RObert Evans.
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    01-14-2019, 11:42 AM
    This one is another .22 LR with match chamber. This one is .44 Long CF.
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    01-14-2019, 11:41 AM
    I've been a big Rolling Block fan for decades! They just have such a huge place in firearms history, and are still the least expensive source for a single shot rifle build. I've got several I've built up, plus some I purchased that were already...
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    01-13-2019, 01:52 PM
    Guess it's not all bad if the gunsmith bought it. Just no ending to the story for us.
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    01-13-2019, 03:13 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 45-70 in Our Town
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/8/17/is-the-45-70-govt-cartridge-still-relevant/ http://www.cartridgecollector.net/45-70-government https://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/1zy1qh/history_and_development_of_the_4570_government/ ...
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    01-13-2019, 12:11 AM
    I owned a Ruger #1 Lyman Centennial, but it had the much longer 28" barrel. With the longer barrel it shot cast 405 gr. great, and very accurate. Not sure the short, light barrels ever got the same kind of accuracy the Lyman did.
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    01-13-2019, 12:09 AM
    The Colt Scouts with dual cylinders had issues with their .22LR barrels. They did indeed have pressure issues and Colt changed in 1966 to use the larger .22 Magnum bore. I just sold a 1966 Colt Frontier Scout with both cylinders, and like new...
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    01-13-2019, 12:02 AM
    Yes, I have, but not in over a decade. I think I contacted him through info I got on the ASSRA site back then?
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    01-11-2019, 05:04 PM
    These are very nice. Been using them for a long time. http://www.stalwartreloading.com/products.html https://www.brownells.com/reloading/case-preparation/loading-blocks/stalwart-wooden-loading-blocks-prod33205.aspx
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    01-11-2019, 04:40 PM
    Seeing Ol Deuce's winter Rolling Block project revived, I figured I'd revive mine too. It's been almost 2 years since I started this simple project, and it's taken some turns, and steps backwards. The last receiver shown above in reshaped octagon...
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    01-11-2019, 04:29 PM
    Hope his good intentions didn't fall by the wayside once he discovered what it costs if you can't do the work yourself?
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    01-11-2019, 11:28 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread New porject! in Single Shot Guns
    Same here. I have a love hate relationship with computers, and don't know how to do tricky stuff with them. Also get indigestion when they don't do what I think they should. But love that I can find information on them so easily. I don't open all my...
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    01-11-2019, 02:02 AM
    Light strikes could be a sign of long headspace. Same for the primer appearance. The primer backs out with the case forward than get reseated under pressure.
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    01-10-2019, 10:59 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread New porject! in Single Shot Guns
    I'd guess they wont, but if it isn't a special trip in, I'd check. I usually have online items sent to the store for free and drop by when I get notice to pick them up in store.
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    01-10-2019, 01:04 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread New porject! in Single Shot Guns
    Believe it or not, Walmart sells universal clock keys! And for $8 they usually have six keys in one and will likely fit any gun's rear sight! ...
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    01-10-2019, 06:19 AM
    I load for a lot of different rifles in the same caliber bottleneck cases mostly for long range competition. I prefer the Redding or Forster micrometer and neck bushing dies. For 223 and 308 I run Dillon carbide sizing dies. For handgun it is...
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    01-09-2019, 09:32 PM
    You can order some here for $13.00 per 100 http://westernbullet.com/45riflecaliber.html http://westernbullet.com/ly4gr6.html http://westernbullet.com/noe4gr3.html
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    01-09-2019, 02:38 PM
    I was thinking more along the lines of a chemical analysis using a mass spectrometer or whatever analysis equipment would be best for the task. Until the 1880's BP was the only viable option for BP and the manufacture of it would be at it's...
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    01-09-2019, 01:25 PM
    Springfield's add on pistol grip adapters were checkered steel, not wood. So this appears to be a home gunsmithed add on. But that wouldn't deter me from buying it. Just factor that into the asking price, or offer.
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    01-09-2019, 01:20 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread New porject! in Single Shot Guns
    Beautiful Aydt! Not many that elaborately engraved, and most are missing their rear sight, and often the front too! Keys for the sights can be found at clock shops usually. But clock shops are almost as tough to find these days! We have a clock...
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    01-09-2019, 01:57 AM
    We still have lots of loaded cartridges from the BP days. I know of at least three kegs of unopened rifle BP from the civil war. A friend of mine is into very old and expensive liquors. I have sampled 200 year old liquors. If we still have 200...
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    01-09-2019, 01:09 AM
    We all agree the BP quality and fouling properties vary depending on manufactures processes. That is true today same as it was in the past. I have often read about the superior powders of the past. With the increased technology the very finest...
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    01-09-2019, 12:41 AM
    For LE write a ticket or citation they need to site what code you allegedly violated. Without that it's not a valid citation.
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    01-08-2019, 06:07 AM
    No https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1011096636/hornady-custom-grade-new-dimension-neck-sizer-die https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018253567/hornady-match-grade-new-dimension-bushing-2-die-set
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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