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  • Fishman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    The Ruger #1 45/70 carbine isn't any heavier and as long as one keeps it at Marlin loads or below it is fine to shoot. Trapdoor level loads are really nice. I don't see why one couldn't apply this logic to the new Marlin, it can't be THAT light.
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    I've never used a Lee factory crimp die for pistol rounds but see how they could be useful. One of the issues with the 9x18 mak is that the pistols chambered for it very quite a bit in bore size. While I don't have a huge breadth of experience,...
    31 replies | 2143 view(s)
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    06-27-2022, 01:53 PM
    I will add the idea of not sizing the brass too much. By that I mean, just enough. If the brass you receive is all fired in his gun, use a full length sizer and then set it to "just" set the shoulder back a touch. Don't set the die to bottom out...
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    06-27-2022, 01:04 PM
    While I have not carried the Kimber, I also have a model 60 3" with adjustable sights and consider it to be my finest trail/bumming around gun. There is a world of difference between it and the 4" model 681 I also use a lot. It is lighter, easier...
    4 replies | 138 view(s)
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    06-01-2022, 03:01 PM
    The Springfield Hellcat is a nice pistol and able to be carried in a pocket. I like mine. The Springfield XDS was my carry gun for quite a while and it comes in 9 or 45. When I want a small 45 I pocket carry it and it works great. Hard to beat...
    60 replies | 2446 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