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    09-14-2021, 12:03 AM
    NSB replied to a thread Using Magnum Primers in Cast Boolits
    I use magnum primers simply because you can use magnum with all powders but cannot use regular where magnums are called for. The caveat is that you should back off a bit when substituting magnum for regular while watching for pressure signs.
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    09-13-2021, 07:07 PM
    Magnum primers weren’t developed for cartridges designated as some kind of magnum. Magnum primers are used for powders that are shaped/coated in a way that makes them harder to ignite. There’s no direct correlation between magnum cartridges and...
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    09-13-2021, 04:51 PM
    Don, nice write-ups on your findings. I think you’ll find you can squeeze a bit more out of the Daystate when you go to the heavier JSB and heavier AirArms pellets. Mine shoots good with both, but the heavier pellets out perform the lighter ones on...
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    09-07-2021, 02:19 PM
    You need to run a pipe cleaner through it. Blowing it out won’t get a spider web/nest out of there. Those critters can plug one of these up overnight.
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    09-02-2021, 02:31 PM
    I have both and can’t see any difference. Like others, I don’t load to the max. I did call Hodgdon once and was told not to worry about it unless I was going over loading book maximum…..which quite a few people do. I’m not one of them.
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    09-02-2021, 08:50 AM
    I’ve never had a problem with them. The only dies I don’t buy are Lee, and that’s just me. I don’t really know why I don’t buy them, it’s probably that they are known for making a lot of “economy” stuff. Not junk, just not high end.
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    08-30-2021, 11:48 AM
    NSB replied to a thread 7 TCU gauges in Case Forming / Re-forming
    Yep, I was having a senior moment. Thanks
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    08-30-2021, 11:15 AM
    NSB replied to a thread 7 TCU gauges in Case Forming / Re-forming
    I must be having a senior moment, but what gauges are you referring to? I fireformed hundreds of 7tcu cases from .223 and never used any gauge in the process. Also, what is “the correct headstamp”? I used whatever was readily available and it all...
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    08-29-2021, 05:49 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Lee Shaver turnaround time? in Our Town
    I haven’t done anything with him just recently, but he’s always been very quick in the past when I had him do things on my Sharps and High Walls. FWIW, his trigger jobs are very good and very inexpensive on a high wall. He’ll sell you the “kit” if...
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    08-29-2021, 07:46 AM
    I have a #13 if you’re interested. PM me if interested.
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    08-28-2021, 12:24 PM
    I think both of you are making good points with your comments.
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    08-28-2021, 11:49 AM
    Well said!
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    08-28-2021, 09:11 AM
    Having shot a fair number of deer with the .357max I can tell you that “at distance” the 180g bullets don’t expand much, if at all. I’ve used Hornady 180g XTPs, and last year two deer at 189 yards with the Speer HotCore 180g. The deer shot with the...
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    08-27-2021, 12:18 PM
    I don’t feel it’s marginal if used within the distance the cartridge was designed to be used in….and by someone who can put the bullet in the kill zone. I have many recovered bullets from deer I’ve shot with the .357mag and it loses it’s “steam”...
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    08-27-2021, 11:13 AM
    Back when I was shooting competition all over the country, the NSSF rep once told me that the “average shooter/hunter” shot less than two boxes of shells a year. Most of those were shotgun shells besides. I have no reason to not believe that. It...
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    08-26-2021, 08:47 PM
    I’ve shot somewhere around sixty-five to seventy deer with various .357mag handguns and rifles. I’ve only shot a couple with a 30-30. That doesn’t make me think the .357 is better, just more used. However, cartridge isn’t what kills deer, bullet...
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    08-25-2021, 05:54 PM
    NSB replied to a thread Wtb 7mm08 brass in Swappin & Sellin
    You probably already know that you can neck/size 308 brass and use it?
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    08-22-2021, 11:54 AM
    PM sent on the 200 g bullets.
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    08-22-2021, 07:41 AM
    That is correct. It doesn’t work and neither will being underwater during a flood if they are dried out again.
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    08-21-2021, 10:43 PM
    I can’t remember the exact wording/requirements, but you can ship primed brass legally. I’ve bought primed brass in quantity before and it’s still available for sale in many places. HazMat doesn’t apply if packaged correctly. Look into it.
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    08-21-2021, 10:53 AM
    Dverna gave you some very good advice, go to a gun store and let them assist you on this. That’s your best bet, they’ll get it right without having you to “guess” on the internet. My one big suggestion to you is this: get a scope with adjustable...
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    08-20-2021, 06:39 AM
    I bought the second brake after the first one raised the POI substantially. I thought there must be something wrong with the brake. The second one did the same thing. I shot numerous groups with the brake on and then off. It was very repeatable each...
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    08-19-2021, 11:38 PM
    Both brakes I had opened the groups up marginally when on the gun. Both brakes raised the POI almost 11” when used on the gun. Between the noise and the higher POI I decided to take them off. The recoil isn’t all that bad to begin with. At least not...
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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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