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    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    Daisy does make a 'target' BB gun with an aperture sight. It is the Daisy Champion, $178 on Amazon, might seem expensive for a 'BB Gun' but you can shoot it anywhere and BB's are cheap. I have a Red Ryder and other pellet rifles, but this...
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    12-03-2022, 10:30 PM
    My wife has always said that there is no recoil when shooting game, whether 45-70, 358 Win or 300 Win Mag on elk, deer or pronghorn.
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    12-02-2022, 05:32 PM
    Probably would not happen on a 357, but there is at least one case of the tang sight damaging an eye, a Savage 99 .300 Savage if I remember correctly. I have tried the 'glow' or Fire Sights but did find them to coarse for fine shooting beyond 50...
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    11-30-2022, 01:23 PM
    Aperture sights are far superior to open sights for most rifle shooting. You are eliminating one third of the eyes work and increasing clarity by looking through the hole. Open sights rear sight, get front sight properly placed both centered in the...
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    11-29-2022, 11:37 AM
    Unless you are hunting the great bears, or cape buffalo, or target shooting past 300 yards,there is little need for bullets heavier than the 290-325 grainers. Recoil is significant in the lightweight lever guns when bullet weight climbs. I like...
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    11-25-2022, 11:00 AM
    You may need a fatter bullet, .359, .360 if your rifle is a Microgroove Marlin 336.
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    11-23-2022, 12:20 PM
    Send it to Turnbull and have everything color case hardened.
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    11-12-2022, 10:30 AM
    Vertical stringing usually means a powder charge adjustment, I would increase powder charge a grain at a time until the vertical stringing stops. The incremental/ladder method of load development comes into play here. Finding that barrel node...
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    11-11-2022, 07:35 PM
    Wife and I use .243 on antelope and deer, it is a proven cartridge and one of those easily found in the small towns. Most of the modern 90-100 grain bullets work very well. We have used the 95 gr Partition for 20-30 years, nothing has been lost to...
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    11-10-2022, 11:36 AM
    For inexpensive scopes, I've got a few Simmons on different rifles that work pretty well. A 4-16x40 on a marlin 336 32 special, a 3-9x32 on a Marlin 336 30-30, a couple others on rifles that do not beat up scopes. Mostly I go with Leupold for the...
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    11-10-2022, 11:11 AM
    Sometimes under compressed load, a magnum primer can reduce ES.
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Reloading 50 years, started at 13
Hunted CO, WY mostly elk, antelope, some deer, a moose, mostly hunt, shoot Savage 99, Marlin
Eastern WY
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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