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    Today, 12:18 AM
    Maybe it's a difference of terminology between shooting disciplines. In NRA Highpower, F-Class, Palma and long range benchrest the term "chasing the wind" is when a shooter takes the shot and adjusts for the wind as opposed to actually reading the...
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    That depends on your equipment and skill level. It also depends what you are actually doing? If the scope has click adjustments or screws with index marks serious competitors favor adjusting the scope over holdoffs. I do know some top level...
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    10-24-2021, 07:46 PM
    No don't sell it. You are not getting any younger. Much easier to put a scope or red dot the Marlin when you get older and have issues see the front sight. I have both and I like them equally but the Browning 92's ran large on the bores. Mine...
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    10-24-2021, 03:48 PM
    My guess is it's a typo for the 256 Win Mag. https://gunsmagazine.com/our-experts/the-256-winchester-magnum/
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    10-23-2021, 10:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 22 tcm in Case Forming / Re-forming
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    10-23-2021, 10:33 PM
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    10-23-2021, 08:40 AM
    Have 2 Rossi 45 Colts …. Use Ideal 454190 bullets … one has close to 15,000 down the bore since 2002 shooting Cowboy and zero issues chambering the rounds Recommend to the OP to check the rounds overall length to determine they are less than 1.60”...
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    10-23-2021, 08:30 AM
    John Boy replied to a thread Marlin 45-70 mould in Cast Boolits
    Accurate 45-70 mold for levers. … http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=45-310P
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    10-22-2021, 03:50 PM
    Jim, the Internet will tell you the current prices for Vargent
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    10-22-2021, 05:34 AM
    While that statement makes a good sound bite there is a lot of misinformation in that statement. 1903-A3 are a relatively strong action and various pressure related issues would stop the incremental increases long before the action totally failed. ...
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    10-21-2021, 11:18 PM
    The .50-140 Sharps rifle cartridge is a black-powder cartridge that was introduced in 1884 as a big game hunting round. It is believed to have been introduced for the Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878 rifle. The cartridge is very similar to the .500 Black...
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    10-21-2021, 08:51 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread How are they doing it? in Our Town
    Midway USA laid a bunch of people off due to nothing to sell or ship. Others are doing the same or they are closing permanently
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    10-21-2021, 01:32 PM
    Take your pick …. https://www.google.com/search?q=9.3X72r%20loading%20data&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1-m
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    10-21-2021, 09:43 AM
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    10-21-2021, 09:34 AM
    Hold the handles on the mold and twist them. If the mold halves are not lining up immediately… tighten the bolt on the handles
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    10-20-2021, 10:28 PM
    Necks don't split from overpressure. Overpressure is also a SAAMI standard and nothing more in SOME platforms. Flattened or primers blanking are an indicator of possible over pressure. Gas seepage around the primers normally doesn't happen until...
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    10-20-2021, 06:30 PM
    A prairie dog shooting buddy tried a larger actual metal detector for a while. It was more hassle than it was worth. As to the small ones just looking for one or two pieces of brass I can not answer. For AR based rifles the higher end brass...
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    10-20-2021, 01:06 PM
    https://www.oldonesdream.com/my-blog/2015/02/the-near-extinction-of-the-american-bison-do-the-math.html The Near Extinction Of The American Bison: Do The Math (Rev. 11/9/2015) What Really Caused the Near Extinction of the American Bison In Hay...
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    10-20-2021, 12:46 PM
    The records still available as to the number of cartridge shipped west and the number of hides shipped east are still available today. The numbers or percentage killed would not have accounted for the rapid decline of the population based on modern...
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    10-19-2021, 10:51 PM
    The best accounts I have read were in the Black Powder Cartridge News https://www.blackpowdercartridge.com/ Something you see BPCN collections for sale at a reasonable price.
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    10-19-2021, 09:00 PM
    Powder Inc …. https://powderinc.com/black-powder/
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    10-19-2021, 08:40 PM
    Sounds like the rifle should become a tomato stake the condition it is in
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    10-18-2021, 12:57 AM
    Brass holds heat more that iron. They all have their advantages and disadvantages. Steel is the most durable except for rust issues. Quality aluminum molds work very well for me. I like them all but prefer brass. Brass has tinning issues and is...
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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