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    Today, 09:30 PM
    I have a 617 (6" barrel, target trigger) and a 41 -- a very early model. I never considered using the revolver for anything other than "revolver matches" in the competition arena! Admittedly a lousy shot, I once (only once, mind you!) got 9 of 10...
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    Today, 09:06 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Two more PCP's!!!! in AirGuns
    dverna -Super congrats on the awesome $$$ deal you got!!! I'm sort of new to the air gun game, as you refer to it ;), as I have a S&W C02 pistol from the early 1970s and a couple of pump air rifles. In the recent past, and old leg injury has me...
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    Today, 02:37 PM
    Chevroner -- you asked a good question vis "PCP" and I'll provide a real quick answer: Instead of a SPRING, or CARBON DIOXIDE sending your pellet on its path down your barrel, simple, plain-Jane air is employed. To get enough compressed air...
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    Today, 08:29 AM
    I had driven to a fairly distant shop a couple-three years ago to view a SAA which (my luck :() was sold the afternoon before, so I had cash in my pocket and dealer had a display case holding many handguns. I inquired about a beat-up-looking .22...
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    Today, 08:13 AM
    I have not used the product you mentioned, but did try/use a similar product -- with quite the disappointment. I tried a Teflon-based dry lub which worked awesomely until the mould was heated for a bit... then the lub properties turned to "braking"...
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    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    What do they say about "like minds"? I have a few '06 Military surplus shooters, and for all (EXCEPT my Garand) I remember "30-31-32": I use an even 30 grains of 3031 which I size to 0.320". I reckon -- 'specially my 1917 -- the 0.320" is not even...
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    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    My sincere congrats and best wishes! A T/C Contender has pretty much always been on my wish/want list with the ubiquitous "when I had money, none around; when one popped up -- I was broke!" being the case. The set-up you fortuned upon almost has...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    Thank you! My plans to do a quick range test were thwarted by the heavy rain forecast to turn to snow in a bit forecast for today (*I* might melt ;)). Seriously, the quality of the furniture -- great looking real walnut stock material, CNC milled...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 AM
    A "plus" to above-posts and comments. One thing I might add is I had a much smaller pile from a leak years back, and it seemed there was no easy way to address it. I got the bright idea of using a grinder wheel on a Dremel to make "cuts" into the...
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    11-25-2021, 05:41 PM
    Scrounge (and others) -- I bought my Honda 2000 primarily for portability and to take/use at camp. I bought it online about eight years ago from a place called "the Generator Shop" or something similar -- and I paid $899.00 for mine. A "plus" for...
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    11-25-2021, 10:59 AM
    I was to offer a similar thought as presented by NSB! I have taken the cotton off a Q-tip and slipped it into the slot of a pull-thru (like nylon fishing line with a loop at end) air-rifle bore cleaner with it -- upon insertion -- to be a snug (no...
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    11-25-2021, 10:50 AM
    My very first generator -- maybe 40 years back? -- was/is a McCulloch 2,000 watt unit. Primarily "just to use it" I plugged in a Lyman Mould Master pot, and not surprisingly the rpms of motor changed as the internal pot thermostat switch closed and...
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    11-24-2021, 09:00 PM
    Thanks for headsup re tumbling! I have a few original .30 Remington clips which were pretty crudded, and G96 plus a brass cleaning brush only seemed to clean parts which needed little/no cleaning. Hence I got the bright idea of using my Hornady...
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    11-24-2021, 08:47 PM
    gpidaho -- You indeed have made some good observations. However -- I bit the bullet and ordered it. My socks were (figuratively, of course ;)) knocked off when the UPS truck delivered TODAY! My first observation is it looks remarkably good --...
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    11-23-2021, 08:20 PM
    I pretty much treat all my moulds similarly, albeit I own but two made of aluminum, with the other (more than 300) of ferrous metals or brass. I keep the handles attached, and store them in Plano plastic boxes. I have labels on both ends of each...
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    11-23-2021, 10:49 AM
    Thank you for the enlightening posts! It surely now sounds like this pistol is starting to shout, "Buy me, Geo!" from what you've shared. I recently heard that Dr. Robert Beeman passed away on 25 August -- perhaps that may have had an effect on...
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    11-23-2021, 08:49 AM
    I have placed/received *many* orders from Bob's Gun shop, with nary a problem, ever! Kind of a strange to me set-up which does in fact parallel no other vendor site I've ever experienced, but I have placed the orders and received the goods. I also...
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    11-23-2021, 08:35 AM
    I have been "eyeballing" the Beeman 2027 .177 PCP air pistol which is listed at several vendor sites (e.g., PA) priced less than $150.00 USD! A multi-shot 3,000psi fill coming with TWO 12-round magazines...wowsers! -- it sounds almost tooooo good...
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    11-23-2021, 08:17 AM
    A "thought and input" or two, or three :) I might offer is my having and using up-to-10 cavity moulds (.38 S&W Special) forty-fifty years ago... NOW, I enjoy using only one and two-cavity moulds... The more cavities = more weight! Added, I have...
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    11-20-2021, 05:22 PM
    I live a tad more north than many -- it was 22*F when I came downstairs this morn; cool in house, too, til I got woodstove (our heat) fired up... I do casting in a garage with door open, and have a radiant heater that screws atop a 20# LP tank...
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    11-19-2021, 09:06 AM
    Seen quite often at LGS are the Skikari rifles which were made/marketed by H&R. Their two main calibres -- at least the ones most seen at shows/shops are .44 Rem Mag and .45-70 -- I believe their model number on these is 155. Kind of (imho) real...
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    11-18-2021, 05:06 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread PCP air compressor in AirGuns
    I have five PCPs, and my only hesitation on using to dispatch any critter would be my hopeful success at shot placement. Maybe 20 years back a quite sick feral cat with a white coat was the wrath of neighborhood -- some using HavaHart-type and leg...
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    11-18-2021, 04:53 PM
    I've done this but once, and still have 10 each fingers and toes plus two working eyes :)! I did exactly as minerat did, 'cept I used a bigger pipe wrench with tank secured to a telephone pole. My only regret was to see I was/am not too adept at...
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    11-17-2021, 09:28 PM
    Again, my most sincere congrats! From the photos, it almost is prettier than mine -- also a stainless model. You will like the grips when shooting is my wager! I have medium-large size hands, and mine also has a rubber grip on it; but, smaller...
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    11-17-2021, 12:56 PM
    GREAT move! It can't hurt to look... and, as stated (100% purely subjective -- some like blondes, other brunettes, etc. ;)) to *me* the Bulldogs were made for function over form. None, again imho, would win a beauty contest. But, albeit I use...
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    11-17-2021, 09:58 AM
    A .44 S&W Special Bulldog at $249.00 USD with added ammunition? Sounds almost too good to be true... I'd have spun my tires getting to the shop. I bought one of these about five years back, and mine was stamped "Charter Arms". Quite frankly, it...
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Happily married w/ both sons grownup and moved away; wife is retired RN. God knows how many years either of us will have... but trying to live the best of whatever there will be.
South of the (Canada) border
Play piano, fish, target shoot, woodworking, chainsaws
happily retired after 42 years at one job!


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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