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Old 09-02-2010, 07:36 PM   #41
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You know, it might almost be worth it to take Captain Kangaroo here off my ignore list. I can only imagine what he's saying!

I am debating ending this by taking the tool into the garage and smacking a primed (but not charged or loaded) case with a BFH. I'd record it live. Post it to Youtube. When it didn't go off we'd have proof.

But then again, I don't think it would convince anyone who has their minds set.

I concede there's a slight possibility it would go off, but I've yet to set one off, and I've tried.

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Is this really worth it? I know a guy that hand loads .22WMR.
He uses .22 hornet bullets. It has been around for years! .22lr? I don't see an advantage at all. But, that is my veiw. BTW, the person that handloads .22WMR, I can out shoot him w/ standard CCI maxi mags.
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Is this really worth it? I know a guy that hand loads .22WMR.
He uses .22 hornet bullets. It has been around for years! .22lr? I don't see an advantage at all. But, that is my veiw. BTW, the person that handloads .22WMR, I can out shoot him w/ standard CCI maxi mags.
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Probably not. But it's fun to experiment.

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OK, this is getting out of control! A mod, anyone else think so? I'll stay elsewhere.

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Hi Patterson,

It's been out of control.

If you'd like to go to RFC, they haven't tried to burn me at the stake yet. Nobody's really even said much.

I figured if I'd catch flak for this, it'd be there. They must figure it's safe enough or I would have been jumped on.

This is the only board that has said anything negative.

Thanks!

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Josh, please understand that we do have a large number of inexperienced people on this forum.
We are very concerned about safety.
Experimenting is encouraged, but with references and resources that can be verified. I for one have not seen reloading references for the .22LR. Either in handout or searches on the internet. Yours is the first.
Do you have results from your reloading? FPS, SD, barrel pressure? How do your loads fall in the SAAMI requirements? How is the accuracy of your reloads?

Your experience level is the biggest unknown to many on the FTF, and many would rather err on the side of caution (I've seen too many fingers removed by people having "brain fades" while doing routine actions.)

Bottom line, I know the kind of "experiments" I did when I was a teenager, and when I think back of what could have happened if something went wrong only one time. I lost a brother to an welding accident. He was doing something that he has done plenty of times before, but one thing went wrong on his last time.

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I'm not going to be trying to reload .22lr's or anything else for that matter,yet!
It looks like you have done your homework and are comfortable with what you are doing.
Great looking dog and great looking rifle!

What exactly does the slip on thingy do? I saw the link, but there was a review posted that had me laughing so hard I couldn't do anything else.

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I'm not going to be trying to reload .22lr's or anything else for that matter,yet!
It looks like you have done your homework and are comfortable with what you are doing.
Great looking dog and great looking rifle!

What exactly does the slip on thingy do? I saw the link, but there was a review posted that had me laughing so hard I couldn't do anything else.
Hello,

It tames barrel vibration and helps take care of fliers in my experience.

It doesn't do as much when used small caliber heavy barrels as it does with thin barrels, though.

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Thanks Josh. I learn something new everyday.

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Anyone have any ideas of how I can get some video of long range squirrel sniping? Do the cameras out there now a days have lenses on them good enough to see a squirrel "pop" at 150+ yards away from my bench?

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