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    Today, 05:55 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Jade Knife Scales ? in Our Town
    I would use epoxy on them. I think the screws would work as long as not too much pressure was on the scales themselves. Should be very fancy with the polished jade. Hopefully they will hold up to the checkering. Post some pics of them when you...
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    Today, 06:24 AM
    swamp replied to a thread Weaver scopes in Our Town
    Thank you. I find it hard to resist the El Paso made ones. swamp
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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Weaver scopes in Our Town
    The glass is good and view is clear and crisp. I have a soft spot in my head for the old Weavers. Good eye relief too. Just seem to feel more solidly built. swamp
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    swamp started a thread Weaver scopes in Our Town
    I picked up a couple of Weaver K4 scopes today. One is a 60 B, the other 60 c. Both are steel El Paso. The C60 has the post crosshair I like. Both in great shape. Paid $105.00 for the pair. Wonder if I did well? swamp
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    05-19-2022, 01:40 PM
    Red dots are pretty bulky for use on a concealed carry hand gun. Lasers: If you can point the gun well enough to put the laser on the target, you don't need the laser. The laser is a great training tool but not much of a sighting system in most...
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    05-16-2022, 09:54 AM
    Your 71 Win 94 is hardly a collector item nor is it likely to ever become one. The action components, being stamped, do not lend to a smooth action or to great longevity. Unless you require a straight wall cartridge to meet fish and game laws, you...
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    05-13-2022, 12:30 PM
    It's probably a tapered based for seating. That's an awfully long boolit for muzzle seating.
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    05-12-2022, 04:32 PM
    Nice mould, and thanks for the pic! I will go with Mark and Bad Ass on this also, and probably has several applications for old M\L and early cartridge rounds. Nice find! Jeff
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    05-12-2022, 08:43 AM
    swamp replied to a thread Powder Measure in Muzzleloading.
    What I have done so far.
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    05-11-2022, 09:08 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Uses for messed up wood ?? in Our Town
    I go to Rockler and Woodcraft and check the end cuts bin for nice pieces of hard wood for measures and flasks. Don't have to be very big for them. swamp
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    05-10-2022, 10:03 AM
    I also learned, quite by accident, that a loose middle screw would give the most amazing 4 inch horizontal spread at 100 yards. After tightening, the gun went back to 1 inch or less groups.
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    05-10-2022, 09:43 AM
    I have been using PP 205 grain bullets in my Win 1895 .30-40 rifle with great success on deer and antelope for the last several years. bullet is sized to .303 and wrapped with .002 thick tracing paper to .312. Patch is twisted and tail snipped...
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    05-08-2022, 09:24 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Just starting out in Boolit Lube !
    I have gone to Carnauba Red for my luber. Other than that it is tumble lubing. swamp
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    05-07-2022, 12:29 PM
    The 450 prefix was used for the .44 Cal. Black Powder pistol boolits, though Lyman was known to cross over numbers from Ideal and use the prefix for something else. The .451 Self Loading Rifle perhaps, but without a pic we will never know for sure.
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    05-07-2022, 09:12 AM
    I use this bullet http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=31-215B sized to .303 and then paper patched to .312 and charged with 42 grains of Reloader 19 in my 1895 Winchester .30-40. The 26 or 28 inch barrel gives about 2200 fps and...
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    05-04-2022, 09:10 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Hello from Las Vegas in Our Town
    That snow is spring time in the Rockies. It takes a little time to get used the altitude. Call it high altitude sickness. Hits some people hard. swamp
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    05-03-2022, 09:31 PM
    I don't see the indentation problem. What ever is there, I would not worry about it is the cartridges will feed and chamber with out problem. Seating depth can be tailored to the individual gun so don't worry about that either. Your shorter ammo...
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    05-02-2022, 11:46 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Hello from Las Vegas in Our Town
    Welcome to Denver. If you have time I will buy the coffee. swamp
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    05-02-2022, 02:03 PM
    I would not worry about expansion with a .45; it starts out larger than many other calibers ever expand to. Also, it seems that the more of a scavenger an animal is, the more tenacious its' grasp on life.
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    04-27-2022, 09:10 PM
    Do you know what the eye relief is?
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    04-27-2022, 05:47 PM
    swamp replied to a thread darken brass. in Muzzleloading.
    I second this. What I always did to blacken. No need to get fancy. swamp
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    04-27-2022, 03:51 PM
    I would like a box if there is any left. swamp
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    04-27-2022, 03:48 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Couple of odd shells in Shot Guns
    I managed to acquire some of the Ative 12ga. and I like them. Wish I had got a bunch of them when the were around. At the time I only used AA and RXP. swamp
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    04-27-2022, 09:31 AM
    The trigger is much better than a Walther PP series pistol and I find it more comfortable to shoot. Considering one can buy a Bersa for less than half the price of the Walther and get accuracy and service all out of proportion to the cost, the...
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    04-26-2022, 12:46 PM
    Are they roll or star crimp swamp
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    04-25-2022, 12:39 AM
    swamp replied to a thread Couple of odd shells in Shot Guns
    I load the air soft bbs in my standard 1 1/8 oz AA load. No recoil and not much speed. Not enough weight to build pressure. Fun, but not much range. swamp
    23 replies | 953 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
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