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    10-31-2017, 06:40 PM
    While some powders that work well in rifle barrels will be horribly inefficient in either a ‘Tender or the BFR I have found that the faster rate rifle powders I typically use in my rifles still work extremely well. It’s been ages since I read the...
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    10-27-2017, 08:11 PM
    Stuck one in layaway last month based on everything I had heard/read since they were announced I was afraid Ruger had really dropped the ball. While I naturally haven’t shot it yet was so impressed by correctly cut dovetail, .431 chamber throats and...
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    10-27-2017, 08:05 PM
    Nowadays would probably choose an accurate but tough for the caliber bullet in the hornet. Although once upon a time the grand old 30-30 did the job when a random opportunity came around and presented an unexpected shot at a nice goobler
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    10-27-2017, 08:01 PM
    My 396 mountain lite was like lloyd’s And was around 3 to 3-1/2 at 25yds. Experimented just enough to know that improved with very hard, gas checked slugs that were on the heavier and therefore longer bearing surface side for caliber. Kinda defeated...
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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