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Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 02-03-2011, 06:57 PM
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Posted By stelliott80
Barrel twist rate question

I am building yet another AR and am looking for some expertise on twist rate. It will be a .223. I typically reload 55 gr bullets but may want to shoot something heavier occasionally. I am putting a...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-30-2010, 05:11 PM
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Views: 746
Posted By stelliott80
Ditto above message. I've been reloading for...

Ditto above message. I've been reloading for about seven years now, and that book (on a recommendation from another experience reloader) was the first thing I bought and read cover to cover. Then I...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 12-28-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By stelliott80
Great question. Ditto on much of what was said...

Great question. Ditto on much of what was said here. I've learned some of it the hard way!
I have two 1858s made by Pietta, and a couple Navy revolvers (also made by Pietta). I use Pyrodex pellets...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-20-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By stelliott80
Welcome to the wonderful world of reloading! As...

Welcome to the wonderful world of reloading! As you mentioned, we reloaders tend to be kinda particular about our stuff!
I started reloading about seven years ago. I was initially shown the ropes by...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 12-15-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By stelliott80
That's a neat find. I, too, came into a U.S....

That's a neat find. I, too, came into a U.S. Revolver top-break revolver recently! It belonged to my grandpa when he was a kid (1910's-1920's-ish). It is quite worn and shows a lot of use. I have...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-13-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By stelliott80
Welcome to the wonderful world of reloading! I...

Welcome to the wonderful world of reloading! I started reloading about seven years ago. My first reloads were for my Springfield XD-40. Now I'm reloading nine different calibers for pistol and rifle!...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 12-02-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By stelliott80
I recently shot an AR-15 that a friend bought...

I recently shot an AR-15 that a friend bought with a Plum Crazy lower, which is composite (first time shooting composite; I own a few ARs, and all have DPMS lowers). The fit is very good between the...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 11-26-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,689
Posted By stelliott80
I also have a Pietta, but the 1858 Army model....

I also have a Pietta, but the 1858 Army model. Man, what fun! I have excellent luck using Bore Butter as a lubricant and the Pyrodex pellets (cuts out the measuring powder step and so far, has worked...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 11-26-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,200
Posted By stelliott80
I have only shot a couple of their semi-autos,...

I have only shot a couple of their semi-autos, and wasn't overly impressed, although, all in all, not terrible weapons, either.

I do own a Taurus Model 44SS6 .44 Mag. that I absolutely love! Nice...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 11-26-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,969
Posted By stelliott80
I second everyone who mentioned Unique. I reload...

I second everyone who mentioned Unique. I reload a lot of pistol calibers, and I agree that Unique is a good one for many pistol calibers (most often I'm doing .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .38 SPL, .44 Mag.)....
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 11-26-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By stelliott80
You got me looking for answers to twist rate...

You got me looking for answers to twist rate questions! I found this, which you may find interesting.

Clint McKee on AR-15 Twists (http://www.fulton-armory.com/ARTwists.html).

I'd never given...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 11-26-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,647
Posted By stelliott80
I doubt I can say anything that hasn't already...

I doubt I can say anything that hasn't already been said here. BUT, I have built a number of ARs, both for myself and for friends. Both of the ones I still have are the first two I ever built and I...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 10-04-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,291
Posted By stelliott80
Old Revolver - "Revolvers Dreadnought" - "Azul" - Anyone familiar?

Greetings, all! I recently acquired an old revolver from my aunt that previously belonged to my now deceased grandfather. It has "Revolvers Dreadnought" on top of the barrel, with some dates below...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 05-22-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By stelliott80
N.R. Davis Side by Side and H&R Model 348

Greetings, all. I am new here and just wanted to pose a question to anyone who is willing to offer his or her opinion(s)!
I recently received an N.R. Davis & Sons side-by-side and a Harrington &...
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