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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 PM
    In any comparison between any modern autopistol and a vintage Smith and Wesson revolver, as far as the trigger pull goes, the autopistol will lose every time. They handguns are designed for different purpose, at a different time in history for a...
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  • sgt.mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 PM
    I hear what everyone is talking about every 30 seconds of my life in the Military. 53 and still serving in uniform yes the younger crew with the wrapped up in the M4 concept and shoooting at 50 yards, and all the tacticool BS. Yes I fully understand...
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  • sgt.mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    Yep got one currently , it will make a fine pry bar outside that ohhh NO. Seen several of them inconsistant I have never seen one shoot well always replaced them. The words Shaw and quality used together will get you physically hurt in my...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    We all learn by asking, reading, watching or by trial and error. Asking and reading provides the quickest results. The 45 ACP round and the autopistol have been around now for over 100 years and folks have been handloading cast bullet for the...
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    Today, 09:37 AM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread Heading to Mexico today in Our Town
    Welcome home. It is almost impossible to get information out of Mexico these days except from social media sources. A year or two back Monterrey was a very bloody place with two cartels fighting to control the drug shipping route through Monterrey....
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    Today, 09:26 AM
    Rob Leahy started Simply Rugged is Wasilla Alaska with one basic design for the hunters, trapper and like up there. They were designed for the intended job, made of first rate leather with good workmanship and priced to sell for a price that people...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Just a side note on the 168 in a 308. You get 109" of drift with a full value 10 mph wind at 1,000 yds. I did shoot one match that required 18 to 22 minutes of wind. On the long range handgunning hitting larger targets is suprisingly easy if...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    Robert I agree 100% except for the drop. Per the Federal web site http://www.federalpremium.com/ballistics_calculator/ a 9mm sighted with 124 FMJ at 50 yards drops 3199.3" at a 1,000 yards. A 308 with 168's is 420" drop at a 1,000 yards when...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread Heading to Mexico today in Our Town
    I was shot at by the Mexico police about 1958. They missed me! I did swim the river to get back into the US as they were probably looking for me at the bridge.
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  • sgt.mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    Right now I have two stocks that i am doing. One is for the XCB that foream is 3 and 1/2 " wide the other is my son's Browning BBR (thumbhole hunting style narrow forearm I'm extending his length of pull). I will at a later date get two of the...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    As I started above, the purpose of a crimp has more to do with function than holding the bullet in place. I don't know what you consider to be a "light load", but these pistols are designed and set up to run with 230 grain bullets traveling 850...
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  • sgt.mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Yeah and I have seen some really amazing groups shot in the standing position with a sling too.
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    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    Brad I added a link above on the orginal post on how to make your own shield Hope it helps.
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    Yesterday, 08:16 AM
    Gear, Pretty sure your forearm is too narrow for your rest to clamp in look at theses items: http://www.accurateshooter.com/gear-reviews/front-sleds-stabilize-sporters-and-ars/ now for the accessory rail aka t-rail:...
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  • sgt.mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:57 AM
    Btroj Beat the mirage with sun shades for your scope. Ever wonder why some target rifle have a full length Shade on the scopes that reach all the way to the end of the barrel? Another way is a strap that hooks on to the barrel and action designed to...
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    10-22-2014, 11:48 PM
    Char-Gar replied to a thread This Day In History 1965 in Our Town
    Thanks for keeping the memory of this hero alive.
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 04:29 PM
    It is always good to remember that writing gun related material is done for profit and there is always a business side of this that must be acknowledged. Often, more so these days than earlier, the business side has an influence on the content.
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 11:51 AM
    If you are saying a 38 Special case loaded to 357 Magnum pressures will fit in a 38 Special revolver, that is true but very dangerous. If you are saying a 357 Magnum round will fit in a 38 Special revolver and be fired that is not true. There has...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 11:45 AM
    Any of you guys reaming out the new Lipsey's Flattop 45 cylinders have any real no fooling before and after pictures of groups fired on paper?
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 11:36 AM
    Yep, dat be da way to do it!
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    10-22-2014, 11:34 AM
    Yep that be true. The only thing I would add is I use a factory or USGI loaded round to set my taper crimp die and that produces a case mouth of .469 - .470. As mentioned above, I have loaded lots and lots of ammo for the 45 autopistol and they...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 10:47 AM
    How can a fellow get the proper taper crimp on a round where the bullet shoulder is flush with the case mouth? I don't do that. I think that might cause some feeding issues, but I have never tried it, so I really don't know. In fact I don't know...
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    10-22-2014, 09:33 AM
    Graf and Sons spell their name with only one "f", which is the more common German spelling. Most of the various lines changed the spelling to two "fs" (Graff) after coming to America and about WWI, as it sounded less German. The powder selling...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 09:25 AM
    Rob Leahy the owner of Simply Rugged is one fine individual, who makes good products that sell for a reasonable price. Customer service is as good as it gets. Rob and Mike Barranti are the go to guys for gun leather these days.
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  • sgt.mike's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 06:40 PM
    Pete I spoke to Hodgen about this powder in their experiance it is the best in the 30-06, the burn rate explains why they only list a few cartridges. Now they don't list anything nor advise for 308 Win (Yes folks Hornday has ammo for it but they...
    346 replies | 12358 view(s)
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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