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  • Retired from ATT 32.5 years US Army 6 years SSG, Mos 11b4p, 11b4s. 11c4s, this is now 18b
  • Hot Springs, Ar,Arkansas
  • Firearms, reloading, casting,collecting firearms, stock market
  • gardener, ABN all the way, education,major history,minor law


  • Posted in thread: Mosin Nagant Model 1891/30 - Home defence? on 11-26-2010 at 03:51 PM
    It is my opinion a shotgun would be the best home defense firearm. I would use number 6 or
    7/one half because I don`t like to shoot through walls.

  • Posted in thread: Tompson Hawken 50cal. Advise on 11-26-2010 at 03:46 PM
    That's a 1:48 twist not 1:28:D. Caps will be #11. I like CCI best. I used 90 grs. of Pyrodex
    behind either a Lee REAL or a maxi ball but both require a short starter. Use real black if you
    can get it,...

  • Posted in thread: Virginia To Restore Elk on 11-21-2010 at 12:51 AM
    No, it is the Elks fault, our game and fish commission has the White Earp syndrome like a lot
    of federal and state employees. That is my opinion. The farmers are on their own yet federal
    and state mon...

  • Posted in thread: 223 or 243 on 11-21-2010 at 12:38 AM
    The 223 round is horrible for anything other than a varmint round and will never leave a blood
    trail to find a wounder deer unless you have dogs. It makes you a good shot or a wounded deer
    which you m...

  • Posted in thread: Virginia To Restore Elk on 11-19-2010 at 07:24 PM
    The farmers in North West Arkansas are having problems with the Elk because of destroyed fences
    and their eating the hay fields. It is great for hunters but the farmers are having all sorts
    of problem...

  • Posted in thread: Question about Boar Hunting... on 11-19-2010 at 07:17 PM
    The M1A would be a good choice based on your question. The 7.62 by 51 is a lot more potent
    round than the 223. It would fill your assault rifle needs.

  • Posted in thread: The Other Surplus German Gun Thread (P38) on 11-19-2010 at 07:09 PM
    I really don`t like the P 38 because it has two small recoil springs compared to other pistols
    having one large recoil spring. Shotgun News has a P38 in excellent condition for $350 and I
    believe it h...

  • Posted in thread: Hi power vs Beretta on 11-19-2010 at 07:00 PM
    I like the high power better because it had a frame mounted safety and is single action. The 40
    is the better round in my opinion but maybe high power`s are made in 40 caliber. I have a
    Browning high ...

  • Posted in thread: what size ball on 11-19-2010 at 06:54 PM
    I would use a mini-ball for the 58 caliber. They are rather easy to cast. You could buy a Lee
    mold from Midway for about $20. There is a method to making wheel weights softer and it is very

  • Posted in thread: information post, casting on 11-19-2010 at 12:23 PM
    A friend of mine called me asked why a 200 grain cast bullet was weighing only 160 grains after
    it was cast. I replyed the metal might be made from Babot and you could identify it by looking
    for bulle...