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  • todd9.3x57's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 03:46 PM
    yeah, i kinda agree with that. i have a friend who is 6'5" and weighs about 280lbs and he is scared to death of a 30-30 because it "kicks" too much. he uses a rem m700 bdl in 243. i know there is somewhere a woman or a girl that is 5' nuthin...
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    08-06-2022, 01:30 PM
    todd9.3x57 replied to a thread Primer prices in Our Town
    i'll wait till they come back down in prices.
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    08-04-2022, 08:30 PM
    i use RCBS 200gr fn gc in my 35/30-30. i use Lyman #2 and a skosh of tin. i've killed about 3 or 4 deer with it and i have no complaints.
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    08-04-2022, 03:28 PM
    my 444 is a tc encore with a 23" MGM barrel. it will do a 300gr saeco fn gc with 2400/tuft of dacron at 1624fps. i have killed (20 thru 60yards) 7 or 8 deer with it. i have used 275gr ranch dogs with h4198 that go in excess of 2300fps. i have killed...
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    08-04-2022, 03:35 AM
    back when i was young and dumb, i used to shoot really big cartridges. i was befriended by an old gunsmith(RIP) and he taught me many things. i was never an apprentice gunsmith, just a shade tree gun tinker, but he'd let shoot the customer's gun in...
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    08-02-2022, 01:30 PM
    i used to own alot of COWW, but i shot it out of my rifles. i know a few garages that i could get WW, but with the zinc nowadays, i don't bother. i have alot of old lead water services that i melted into ingots. i believe it is pure lead or...
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    08-02-2022, 01:03 PM
    nice rifle!!!!! i have to finish my son's 6.5 swede stock, i have to get off my butt and do a rottenstone mixed with 3 in 1 oil to make it smooth. 16 spanish mauser
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    08-02-2022, 12:46 PM
    i'd try 22-250 brass for the 30TC. i used to own a 6.5 creedmoor and when i first got it (2009? i think), i couldn't find any 6.5cm brass. i read somewhere that i could use 22-250 brass and neck it to 6.5/22-250 in my 6.5 cm die. the only thing that...
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    07-31-2022, 09:46 PM
    harbor freight dual rock tumbler and ss pins. instead of using two rubber tumblers, i have a piece of 4" sewer pipe, 4" cap and a 4" plug. and pieces of 1/2" plastic pipe that are cut in half. and i bought a VEVOR 5Kg Rotary Tumbler Surface...
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    07-29-2022, 12:50 PM
    my first doe i shot with a cast boolit was 93 yards away. it was a 30-40 krag and a 165gr ranch dog with h4198 going 1926fps. i can remember the BOO----THWAP---OM!!! that the RD did.
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    07-27-2022, 08:37 PM
    i use 165gr ranch dogs (173gr actually) sized .311" in my krag and that is last thing i will shoot. my 7.65 argie just luvs the lee 312-185-R rn gc and saeco 305 303 British 180gr fn gc sized at .314".
    29 replies | 1734 view(s)
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    07-27-2022, 03:26 PM
    i doubt we will see $20/1000 primers or $20/lbs of powder, but i see supply situation is getting better and the prices will be around $40-50/1000 primers and $30-40/lb of powder (providing the republicans win back the house, senate, president). ...
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    07-27-2022, 12:14 PM
    i was given 80-100 pcs of 300wm brass(also had 7-08 brass) back before Trump came out. i don't have 300 wm or anything else that has magnum in it(44 mag i have). so i gave it to my friend and he gave me some 7x57 brass.
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    07-24-2022, 09:00 AM
    i never buy used powder because of that reason. cartridges not loaded by me are disassembled, powder goes to my yards, bullets go into their place and brass/primers is used.
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    07-23-2022, 01:05 PM
    i got 500 pcs of remmies 444 brass and i only use 100 pcs. they have been shot 14-17x and it is has twice since i've trimmed them (1st time was originally and the 2nd was about 11 or 12 tims). i've never had a case split or crack. neither do i do a...
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    07-22-2022, 12:36 PM
    my dad had one (now its mine) and i'm trying to think what the gunsmith did. i know it could not chamber a round. i'm thinking it was the magazine that needed repaired. but i'm not sure, this was years ago.
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    07-22-2022, 01:27 AM
    i haven't had the chance to buy anything since my dad's funeral. i give them a looksee.
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    07-21-2022, 07:13 PM
    this one reaches far back into my archives....... i was 10 or 11yo when i'd go to centre county, pa for fishing/hunting camp on the Penns Creek. my grandpap and dad didn't have "the camp" (modified A frame) even built just yet. all pap had was...
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    07-20-2022, 12:45 AM
    one year, way back, my dad, my youngest brother(13 or 14yo at the time) and me were out hunting for deer. i shot a doe earlier in morning and i went up to dad asked for the key to his truck so i could put my rifle in (you were only...
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    07-19-2022, 01:36 AM
    a ruger 10/22 will work too.
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windber, pa
huntin and shootin
disabled but i used to do water and sewer mains


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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