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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    I had taken Manhattan and similar fat, wet, 'phone books, and shot them at what I reckoned would be my maximum critter range to see what the pellet might do -- e.g., bounce off, travel part way, or -- all the way through the 'phone book. The...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 AM
    Using same bullet as you, I load IMR3031 to 25 grains; have done this load for years; and, probably will not ever try to "improve" upon it. My .30-30 is a Marlin 336 "beater"... A good read on this bullet is at...
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    02-17-2020, 07:54 PM
    i will take the lee scales
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    02-17-2020, 09:25 AM
    I salute your wisdom in taking apart mystery cartridges! It sounds as you have the bullet removal challenge licked; for me, a lot is based if I wish to re-use said bullet. You indicated you do not possess a rifle in this calibre, but do you have a...
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    02-16-2020, 02:28 PM
    For what it's worth, my Number 1 concern was ricochet -- primarily the fired bullet bouncing back and hitting me or someone! (I still recall the "you'll get your eye shot out, or shoot someone else's" admonitions from Mom when I went "huntin'" with...
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    02-16-2020, 11:01 AM
    "My" rule of thumb has been to take a sized, lubed, bullet, and drop it into a cylinder. If the bullet falls through by its own weight, or a thump of revolver to my other palm -- then it's too skinny. A fatter bullet is needed! At the other...
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    02-15-2020, 04:42 PM
    John -- alamogunr -- you clearly are in the right frame re these firearms! One thought I maintain is that not only are they not being made anymore, but the most recent ones are more than a half-century old! Possibly not a good thing to write on a...
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    02-15-2020, 04:17 PM
    I will be privileged to purchase: 468pcs of Starline 44 mag 1X fired along with 50 WW and 40 PMC 2X fired for sale. These will ship via USPS medium flat rate box, priced at $80 shipped PM to follow. Thanks again! georgerkahn geo Payment...
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    02-15-2020, 07:36 AM
    I'll mirror what Alstep and others have posted, perhaps adding/reinforcing this one VERY important fact: To wit, you really can do damage to yourself, and most notably (op rod) your M1s, if you do not either use factory, or reload, loads...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    02-14-2020, 11:43 AM
    Sadly (for the firearms) I was present for two slam-fires. That in many military-style firearms the metal piece which hits the primer to break its anvil and ignite the powder is free floating is a major factor. Even in the course of another...
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    02-14-2020, 10:52 AM
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    02-14-2020, 08:36 AM
    Thanks for headsup/post! I've kind of wanted one of these (the HP358439) for quite a while. Guru Glenn Fryxell wrote a piece about it at http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell38KeithHP358439.htm; Western Bullets is selling these, made & lubed for roughly 16...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    02-13-2020, 11:05 AM
    I once dated an Officer's model... (until I found out she was that ;) ) Bion, too, she was into horses -- rode English -- but had no colts... (Rule # 327: Never date anyone who's SO has power over you) geo
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    02-12-2020, 08:03 PM
    (I managed to get to the pile, and went through about half. No heat in basement, and even with a portable electric space heater, the 45* was too cold for me to stay... God willing, I will go through rest tomorrow. One sad (for you ;) ) phenomena...
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    02-11-2020, 08:11 PM
    I have quite a collection of Precision Shooting, stacked (tossed?) in a hard-to-get-at cubicle adjacent to wood stove chimney base. I've been meaning to retrieve them -- hopefully tomorrow. If I find the issues you desire, I'll PM you. Keep your...
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    02-11-2020, 04:45 PM
    I concur with above posts, and add something which worked for me on what appeared to be a warped mould I had. Kind of hard to find nowadays, but I cut a few squares of plain-Jane carbon paper, putting two pieces -- carbon out -- between the mould...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    02-11-2020, 09:17 AM
    PBSmith -- I'm elated for you you had success! Should you wish another method ;), I had a similar challenge with a vintage Weaver scope. I had a bag of cut "leather scraps" I had purchased at a gun show, and pulled out a narrow piece long enough...
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  • georgerkahn's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 01:55 PM
    I share my condolences on the loss of your dad. I note observing three rules vis revolver loading. First, drop a ready-to-load bullet alone in a cylinder hole -- just have cylinder open if it's a double action revolver; or, take the cylinder out...
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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
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