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Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-26-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By 207driver
Let's not for get careful shopping on Craigslist,...

Let's not for get careful shopping on Craigslist, e-Bay, GunBroker and any local classifieds (here it's Alaskaslist), but don't get your volatiles by mail, the DOT Hazmat fees will quickly eat up any...
Firearms Forum: Alaska Gun Forum 01-26-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By 207driver
That might be the nearest 'range', but we were...

That might be the nearest 'range', but we were looking for something a bit less organized, like an old gravel pit or cleared area with a back-stop that locals might use to "tune up" their rifles, or...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-27-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By 207driver
Ketchup contains vinegar, which is doing the job,...

Ketchup contains vinegar, which is doing the job, is much cheaper when bought by itself, lasts forever on the shelf, and can be used for lots of other cleaning chores including the removal of barrel...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-27-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By 207driver
Looking at the powder speed chart, International...

Looking at the powder speed chart, International is only a bit slower burning than 231, or PB. It seems to me that it wouldn't take too much "development to work up a reasonable load. I have done...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 04-04-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,338
Posted By 207driver
I don't want to highjack the thread, but.... ...

I don't want to highjack the thread, but....

Speaking of the 6.5 Swede, I was wondering if it is a bit too much gun for prairie dogs? I love the caliber, and I was thinking the 90 grain pill at...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 04-04-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By 207driver
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Good advice!

Also there are deals to be had on eBay, GunBroker, AuctionArms, etc, etc.
If your patient you can get some pretty good prices, but then...
Firearms Forum: Hunting Forum 04-04-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,093
Posted By 207driver
So twoo, so twoo!:D Also true for Western...

So twoo, so twoo!:D Also true for Western Washington, and Oregon.

Been there, it's beautiful (in the summer), many, many places to hunt and fish, and what ever.......the place is strange with...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-29-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By 207driver
Well, hopefully you will end up with a...

Well, hopefully you will end up with a cylindrical slug that has grooves inscribed in it. There have been experiments with odd shaped bores, even triangular, but modern barrel manufactures try to...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-29-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By 207driver
The grooves on the slug pushed through the barrel...

The grooves on the slug pushed through the barrel are made by the rifling. The "lands" are the result of the slug forming to the overall barrel diameter. Many drive the test slug part way in from...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-29-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By 207driver
The reason you want an oversize lead slug, is to...

The reason you want an oversize lead slug, is to make sure you have a good bullet to bore seal. Hot gasses during the acceleration down the barrel can vaporize and deposit lead on the bore if it...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-27-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By 207driver
New gun owners? Well maybe, but as I see it,...

New gun owners? Well maybe, but as I see it, it's hoarders causing the biggest problem. Why stockpile 20 or 50 thousand primers when you rarely shoot one brick per year? Those that do have a need...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-25-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By 207driver
Rotary tumbler will last longer than a vibrator,...

Rotary tumbler will last longer than a vibrator, and as a plus is much quieter. They both get the job done, but a true tumbler can be used both dry and wet.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-25-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By 207driver
Many will tell you to use very hard alloy if you...

Many will tell you to use very hard alloy if you go above 1000fps, but I have had good results with my 357 and 10mm out to 1500 (no gas checks), with basically WW hard lead. Much of my supply is a...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 03-25-2013, 01:27 AM
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Views: 148
Posted By 207driver
Synthetic lube

Has anyone used or tried VooDoo Lube?
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 02-28-2013, 06:16 AM
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Views: 3,759
Posted By 207driver
Very good info. I use the gate to keep from...

Very good info. I use the gate to keep from spilling them when setting up, but open it up for priming. Not any more. I am using bamashooter's method from now on--slows things up a tad, but much...
Firearms Forum: Glock Forum 02-28-2013, 03:45 AM
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Posted By 207driver
Balderdash! Kabooms are not limited to...

Balderdash!

Kabooms are not limited to Glocks. There can be many, many reasons for any kaboom.

I shoot lots and lots of home cast lead bullets through my G-20 with no fear of kabooms. In fact...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 02-27-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By 207driver
38 Special--125gr RN, 160gr RN, 160gr SWC /...

38 Special--125gr RN, 160gr RN, 160gr SWC / Bullseye, PB, 2400
357 Magnum--Same as above. 358242, 357446, 358311, Lee 160 SWC-GC / above + Herco, 4227 and AA #9
10mm Auto--Lee 150gr SWC / PB. 2400,...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-19-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By 207driver
I have used Berry's 180's, with only so-so...

I have used Berry's 180's, with only so-so results. Lead too soft, I think. I like 2400, and Herco (even with all the pain of measuring), am still working up loads with AA #9--clean, low flash and...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-03-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,459
Posted By 207driver
No. I don't even think you can recycle them...

No. I don't even think you can recycle them (brass components in the mix)
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 11-20-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By 207driver
Looks pretty impressive, has anyone tried VOODOO...

Looks pretty impressive, has anyone tried VOODOO Lube?
Firearms Forum: Range Report 11-19-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,510
Posted By 207driver
I forgot to mention that fruit boxes with the...

I forgot to mention that fruit boxes with the slip off lids give two self supporting target mounts. All you need is a rock or even a scoop of dirt on the short side to make them stand up, and a...
Firearms Forum: Range Report 11-19-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,510
Posted By 207driver
So true, so true, so true! Even here in last...

So true, so true, so true! Even here in last frontier, I have seen some very nice remote sites removed from public access due to the excessive trash left by slobs. The old washers, and propane...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 11-19-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,053
Posted By 207driver
This forum requires a pretty thick skin at times....

This forum requires a pretty thick skin at times. One has to have the patience to wait for the informed, while ignoring the idiots. Also, you may have to read between the lines to find the gems of...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 11-19-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By 207driver
What he said--^-- What proof steel they use...

What he said--^--
What proof steel they use today may not be anything like they used 40 years ago.

I reloaded some pretty hot loads for my pre '70's version K38, probably more like +P+, and it...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 11-19-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By 207driver
I agree with the small grips on the Ruger's. I...

I agree with the small grips on the Ruger's. I had a chance to shoot my Bro's 357 Blackhawk 50th year Anniversary model. After he shot the first load, his thumb was bloody from the sharp frame...
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