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Thread: Speer #8 and the 22 Hornet (pistol)

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    Speer #8 and the 22 Hornet (pistol)

    Got to love some of the wisdom in the older manuals. In the Speer #8 under the .22 Hornet (Pistol) talking about muzzle blast. "Be especially sure the gun muzzle is outside the car window before shooting"

    I love the days before political correctness
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    2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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    We used to shoot whistle pigs out the window of a truck when I was a kid . Wasn't unusual to see a vehicle on the side of the road glassing a field or hillside looking for a shot .
    Grumpy Old Man With A Gun....... Do Not Touch !!

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    I wouldn't use the shotshell loading data in that manual either.

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    Speer #8 is known for some , shall we say, "hot" loads................

    Certainly pre lawyer loads, they would have made Elmer happy!

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    I had a Thompson Center pistol with K-Hornet barrel. Shot a lot of Gophers with that one, many out the window. It was plenty noisy doing it too as I loaded them pretty hot with 1680 and Nosler BT's.

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    I shot my TC Hornet ONCE without hearing protection. That was enough for me.

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    Solved the noise problem with my TC Hornet.....

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