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    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    we sure were sold a bill of goods with teflon, as bad if not worst than lead poisoning. https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/is-teflon-coating-safe. and this is one of the corporate friendly sites thrift stores can be great source for cheap...
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    that poached elk shot in claiborne county, tn may have been one of those or offspring from those released in Scott county. a lot of folks are really fired up about the return of eastern elk hopefully there will be success and elk tags will be a...
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    just last week someone else was asking about very similar situation with 30-30. my suggestion if you have or can find a source for cheap alloy, clip on wheel weights would be great, make the investment for a an old stainless or cast iron pot, m...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    didn't quite know where to put this I know a very good local gunsmith and rightfully so he is backed up with work and wait times are quite long. so I did some google search and a bunch of ads popped up, one very close by. I called the man and had...
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    Yesterday, 09:33 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Accuracy in Cast Boolits
    I lost my goat, I hope it shows up at my place to chew down the out of control honeysuckle all joking aside, its one thing that cast bullets have been used for competitive shooting for--decades-- in fact there are quite a few bullet mold designs...
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    01-18-2022, 06:57 PM
    somewhere I have reloading pamphlets from Hercules from back before there was accurate electronic pressure testing and these pamphlets list loads for nearly every pistol caliber there is using blue dot and all the other powders they sold.
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    01-18-2022, 02:27 PM
    I'm no expert but have tried to learn about this and most experts recommend a sanding sealer such as birchwood casey offers specifically markets to gunstock refinishers. I have one on the bench right now that I'm taking my sweet time with. I came...
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    01-18-2022, 02:13 PM
    ive never used anything stamped 7.62x??R in a 30-30/30WCF, but the 6.5x52R is an exact match to the 25-35WCF, which is nothing more than a necked down 25 caliber version of the 30WCF
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    01-18-2022, 01:46 PM
    that is a sweet looking Winchester shooting elk is no joke around here https://www.wvlt.tv/2022/01/08/reward-illegally-killed-elk-claiborne-co-increases/
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    01-18-2022, 01:36 PM
    there are plenty of different bullets for 44 special, if it chambers easily in your gun a Keith style semi wadcutter, like Lyman 429421, is probably the most popular. my first choice for lever actions is 429667 or my favorite mp 432640. lube...
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    01-18-2022, 12:55 PM
    6-48 is common thread used in guns. maybe you could find what your wanting from gunsmith supply place like brownells
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    01-17-2022, 07:45 PM
    7.5 grains of silhouette powder will do exactly what your wanting to do with that 1858. its one of those powders that I look at like unsung heroes, its not super popular like unique, bullseye or red dot so it might not be too difficult too find now...
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    01-17-2022, 02:54 PM
    ive never ever had a primer go off punching out of a shell on a press with decapping die. slow steady pressure on it and they just pop right out.
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    01-17-2022, 12:50 PM
    I wish they would go back to what the company is named for, rock crusher bullet swage, rock solid press and bullet swage dies at bout the same price of regular reloading dies.
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    01-17-2022, 10:37 AM
    the Burris fast fire sure did surprise me. very easy to get on target fast, compact and mine has never been knocked off zero. yet. ive tried it on handguns and a variety of rifles. but I've got a cheap tube type red dot on an AR and I like the 3x...
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    01-16-2022, 03:52 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread ice falling from sky in Our Town
    kind of makes me wish I were in quartzite right about now with the cheap rv gang, as I stuff another log into the wood stove
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    01-16-2022, 02:32 PM
    farmbif started a thread ice falling from sky in Our Town
    not many out driving today, a whole bunch of churches not even open. I guess here at edge of the smokies in north Tennessee we are the edge of big storm moving east. got a dusting of snow this morning but now ice the size of bb's is covering...
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    01-16-2022, 01:39 PM
    as rickintn says, 2400 is a good powder but in 30-30 best results will be with probably 170 grain or heavier bullets. powder valley currently has TAC available. this is a powder that is available and is effective with load data for 30-30. my go to...
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    01-16-2022, 12:02 PM
    I dont think ruger is going to let any junk get boxed up off the factory floor. looking at the current catalog the only lever action they are offering is the 1895 in 45-70. I dont think they will be bringing the 39a or the 56 or 57m back into...
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    01-16-2022, 11:07 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread Useless Calibers in Factory Rifles
    I dont think of any calibers as useless, I look at them as unique. quite a few years ago I was on a mission to acquire rifles in calibers that others thought to be out of date or useless from the local gun shops I would frequent. This got me on a...
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    01-16-2022, 10:41 AM
    my experience with products from Redding is very good, seems everything they sell is top notch and as far as I know made in the good ole USofA. a scale that is not abused will last a lifetime. if you can find an old Lyman M5 you probably won't want...
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    01-16-2022, 10:12 AM
    on a side note, ive noticed over the years that jacketed bullets from hornady are a once a year or once every other year "seasonal" offering, when you do see them available stock up real good if your wanting them because they dont last long. another...
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    01-15-2022, 07:18 PM
    since this is back up a few days ago I got a cooler full of cryovac packages from the butcher. its an outstanding sausage, they use leggs spice mix to blend the venison with pork meat and fat to make a really great sausage. I gave away a bunch of...
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    01-15-2022, 03:57 PM
    ok primers are no longer in stock, they sure dont last long once a retailer sends out a notice. seems the big online players, midway, powder valley, etc have prices set at $70-110/1000, I got a feeling they will not be in any rush to reduce these...
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    01-15-2022, 02:22 PM
    just like every living soul on earth he will be judged by the ultimate judge one day.
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    01-15-2022, 02:14 PM
    near Elko, Nevada
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    01-15-2022, 01:29 PM
    I remember back when powders were sold in metal cans, it was one powder that folks used in 270win, its a ball powder so when you work up a load might want to use a magnum primer. it works well probably in a lot of calibers where the 4831's shine,
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    01-15-2022, 01:19 PM
    no one?
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    01-15-2022, 01:13 PM
    yup, I love scrap yards. that was a great find, last pile of cast bullets I found were wadcutters that were aloxed and a bit more than a gallon ziplock bag but they had been dropped in sand so had to melt them down.
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    01-14-2022, 10:09 PM
    there are actually quite a few documented assassinations by mob figures and others though the years who's preferred weapon is the Ruger mark I and mark II. however, there is one pretty well know case during the Philadelphia mob wars were an...
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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