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    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    Character marks on an old rifle stock that has been hunted a bit are usually unintentional but this one has intentional ones as well. On the top edge of each side of the forestock are notches that appear to be a record of game taken with it. The...
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    Yesterday, 02:38 AM
    There were several versions of the Model 54 produced. The Lyman 66-W rear sight with one standing and one folding leaf was the original sight for M54's Standard Rifles that didn't come with a receiver sight.
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    Yesterday, 12:19 AM
    The Model 54 was Winchester's first successful sporting bolt rifle with just over 50k being produced between 1926 and 1937 when it was replaced by the Model 70. It is estimated about 15k unaltered rifles remain as many were altered over the years to...
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    05-14-2021, 08:49 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread WTS 8mm j bullets in Completed Deals
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    05-14-2021, 10:27 AM
    The design above is epoxied in place at the bottom of the case. It becomes an intergral part of the case. The 223 case section is a channel from the primer to the main charge which sits above the insert with a small portion of it in the channel. It...
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    05-13-2021, 08:14 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Ruger strikes again!! in Cast Boolits
    This tree was girdled and died. A nearby tree is scarred but still alive. From activity I've seen around my cabin property they seem to be attracted to the few mature Hemlocks at least in the winter when you will see the snow littered...
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    05-11-2021, 05:37 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Ruger strikes again!! in Cast Boolits
    I have turned a porcupine into jerky using a Cabelas hickory mix. Can't tell what it is when cured and dried...tastes like jerky!
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    05-11-2021, 11:43 AM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Beater versus cabinet guns in Our Town
    All of my guns are shooters although some infrequently especially now to stretch component supplies. Even though my safe isn't quite filled to "rated" capacity my guns have gotten more nicks and dents from being in the safe than using them. Many...
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    05-10-2021, 02:12 PM
    The first blind date I had in high school was my last.......we just hit 47 years! I still have most of my guns. One I regret not keeping was my first CF handgun a Ruger BH 6.5" 357. I once knocked down 9 of 10 turkey silhouettes at 150m with it...
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    05-10-2021, 11:55 AM
    I believe all versions of the rifle take the same cartridge and load level the only difference being barrel lengths and twist with the Long Rifle at 1 in 78" and the Short Rifle and two Carbine versions at 1 in 48". I had a short relationship with...
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    05-09-2021, 12:17 PM
    "Clouds" by Zach Sobiech. Written and recorded by a 17yr old as a special gift to his girl friend, family and friends just months before he passed from bone cancer. It hit #3 on Billboard charts and has had more than 19 million views on YouTube....
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    05-08-2021, 02:32 PM
    Well I got the screw out without using any harsh methods. Even though there was no visible rust I did let it soak with Kroil for the past six days. It was mentioned on first post the rear bracket screw was bent when removed so I figured the front...
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    05-08-2021, 12:20 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Lever action 30-30 in Leverguns
    In the mid to late 70's there was a small store chain around here that sold Win 94's for 75.00 every fall. Looking at the serial number ranges in 71 and 72 the number produced was over 200k each year while all other years 100k or less were produced....
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    05-07-2021, 02:22 PM
    The 1894 is much lighter, sleeker and faster handling than the 336. Bolt throw is much less for the shorter pistol cartridges and the 1894 actions are designed for this. The 1894 357 mag can empty a magazine tube of aimed shots very quickly.
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    05-04-2021, 08:12 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Couple of T Shirts in Our Town
    I saw one that said "When this Virus is over there are people I still don't want near me".
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    05-04-2021, 03:03 PM
    700X works just like Bullseye and Red Dot or other powders in it's burn range for light handgun loads. Lyman Cast Handbook #4 doesn't list 700X for 44 Special but does for the larger capacity 45 Colt. Then it lists Bullseye for the Special but...
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    05-04-2021, 01:00 PM
    Thanks for the suggestions. Numrich has both screws in stock.
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    05-03-2021, 06:11 PM
    I'm trying to disassemble the magazine tube from the barrel of a pre64 Win94 but having a problem with the front band screw. The rear band screw is out but was bent probably by movement under recoil so I'm thinking maybe the front screw is jammed...
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    05-03-2021, 05:27 PM
    Recent posts about 30-06 ammo for military rifles got me thinking about the time a few years ago when I showed up at my club's range to an unusual scene. I was the only one there and loading my gear onto one of the benches I saw recent blood on it...
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    05-03-2021, 03:14 PM
    It should be runny at room temp about the consistency of chocolate milk. Because you used old dried out ingredients you should probably add more mineral spirits to thin a bit. Look up threads with Lars45's description of the consistency of 45/45/10...
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    05-02-2021, 01:05 AM
    I have one of these too. Only had to use it once for a 6mm Rem case but that was over 40 yrs ago. Once was enough!
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    05-01-2021, 10:54 PM
    M1884 Trapdoor....the only singleshot I'm hearing!
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    04-28-2021, 07:01 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread J B Weld as a stock repair? in Our Town
    JB Weld makes a two part mix Plastic Bonder High Strength Structural Adhesive that will probably work. Instructions say apply with appropriate tool in an even coat, weld bead or extruded shape. Sets in 15 minutes. Cures in 30 minutes. Color is...
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    04-28-2021, 12:57 PM
    Rodent control around my cabin this winter was provided by a real bobcat. Arriving one day I saw its tracks coming out from under the cabin (up on piers) and down through the front yard to the road. After the bears go down I put up suet cages behind...
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    04-26-2021, 06:12 PM
    I would not use a RB when exclusively small game hunting except if looking for additional challenge with a particular rifle. Most shots I've taken are less than 30 yds, many a lot less. And a 30 cal ball at 1000fps doesn't damage much meat so head...
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    04-26-2021, 02:56 PM
    Since I am the owner of my deer camp I can't be booted out, LOL! We hunt state lands and timberlands open to hunting covering thousands of acres. Low deer densities but you can go all day without seeing another hunter... or a no trespassing sign. ...
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    04-25-2021, 10:56 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Win Model 60A Mystery? in Rimfire Area
    Well it looks like they brought the M67 crown up to standards as one of the changes from M60 and carried it on from there. My M69A has a similar crown and is from late in the long run for that model. But comparing my 60A to the picture from RC I...
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    04-25-2021, 09:11 PM
    NEKVT replied to a thread Win Model 60A Mystery? in Rimfire Area
    Yes 303Guy that would be a safe assumption but this is from Rimfire Central titled WIN_60_23_INCH_CROWN_DETAILS. BigSlug's M67 crowns probably look like this as well.
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    04-25-2021, 07:59 PM
    Guess you don't have any black shoulder bi-legged squirrels in OK! Meat is a bit lighter in color than the other species too.
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    04-25-2021, 01:14 PM
    I'm a RB centerfire guy. Got a Lee .308 RB mold real cheap on close out several years ago. Single cavity but put it to the nozzle pops them out pretty quick. Load it up for several .30's for great low cost, low noise plinking loads. And carry them...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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