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    Beautiful work there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missionary5155 View Post
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    Fine winter project.... should make for a good companion tromping about the lonely areas.
    Interesting that 3F works so well.
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    Actually, it turned out to be a pretty heavy rifle, so I will probably shoot it for a few months, then sell it to some young fellow. Too heavy for me to carry around long!
    I'm already plotting on building another with a slim profile swamped Getz .50 barrel and a Cochran lock I have. It should be a pound or two lighter.
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    This is my chance to confess my ignorance- what is a swamped barrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    This is my chance to confess my ignorance- what is a swamped barrel?

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    Thick at the breech and muzzle, with a taper to around 2/3 length of the barrel. Think of it as a waist. Makes for a light, very nice handling rifle. Definitely my favorite to build with. Do a google, you should be able to find good images with dimensions.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    That's what I suspected; now I know. Thanks.

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    My goodness....exquisite is the word that comes to mind. Stunning, absolutely stunning, all of the kit!!!! I've always had a very soft spot for Southern Mountain/Poor Boy's and haven't been without one since the earliest 80's. Living down here where squirrels are my main game they've always been 36's.

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    Swamped barrel.......26 inch?
    grit yer teeth an pull the trigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by gon2shoot View Post
    Swamped barrel.......26 inch?

    The Getz I have is 42".
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    Ric, nice work as usual. Here in Wis. we are having some "alert" days this weekend. 6-12" snow mid-State, not quite as much for us. Coldest-ever start of April!
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    Ok, fat fingered the 2 instead of the 3.

    So what's your weight estimate with the 42?
    grit yer teeth an pull the trigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by gon2shoot View Post
    Ok, fat fingered the 2 instead of the 3.

    So what's your weight estimate with the 42?
    This current gun is right on 8.5#. I would estimate the small profile barrel to make into a rifle of around 7 - 7.5#.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Looks great Waksupi.
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    Another beauty! I was thinking of you recently and wondered what you might be building this winter? I don't know how you older fellas eyes work at small details as such. A real treat to see it!
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    Outstanding work Waksupi!
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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