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Forum: Guns
06-04-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,598
Posted By Pete D.

+3 about that. Only my own stuff. For a few...

+3 about that. Only my own stuff.
For a few dollars, if you reload, you can buy a bullet puller and dismantle those rounds. It's a bit of work but you could harvest the brass, and the bullets.
Of...
Forum: Black Powder
05-18-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,906
Posted By Pete D.

You can use a jag end to seat the ball. That is...

You can use a jag end to seat the ball. That is all that I have ever used. Never had a problem.
You might try - just to see - putting a thin cardboard/fiber wad down the barrel after the powder...
Forum: Black Powder
04-09-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,583
Posted By Pete D.

Pretty well. "Iso Heet" is 99% Isopropanol...

Pretty well. "Iso Heet" is 99% Isopropanol (Isopropyl alcohol)(Red Label)
Heet - yellow label - is methanol. (wood alcohol).
Both are generally more expensive than Denatured alcohol - which is...
Forum: Black Powder
04-08-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,045
Posted By Pete D.

Another vote for the Lyman GPR flint gun. Very...

Another vote for the Lyman GPR flint gun. Very accurate. Good sparker. Mine rarely - very rarely - FTFs and it's always something that I caused, not a problem with the gun.
Oh yeah, did I say that...
Forum: Black Powder
04-07-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,583
Posted By Pete D.

Just a note - about "adding" water or not. ALL of...

Just a note - about "adding" water or not. ALL of the solutions mentioned - Windex, Simple Green, Ammonia, rubbing alcohol, Denatured alcohol, etc. - contain water. Some are 95% water (Windex), some...
Forum: Black Powder
04-06-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,583
Posted By Pete D.

alky

I've been using a patch saturated with denatured alcohol (not rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol has a lot more water in it.) as a between the shots swab. Been using it for years. Works fine.
Black...
Forum: Guns
04-01-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By Pete D.

Handi-rifle

I have only good things to say about the NEF/H&R single shots. Reliable, accurate, inexpensive, strong.
I have one chambered for the .45-70. I have shot some very powerful loads in it and it has...
Forum: Guns
03-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,113
Posted By Pete D.

survival

I have thought about this more than once. Actually, I'd take two guns - a .22 pistol and a shotgun. I'm inclined to take a 20 ga. shotgun because I could pack a bit more ammo for the same weight....
Forum: Reloading
03-04-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,305
Posted By Pete D.

Pressure

GunC: The Ruger #1 Tropical chambered for the .416 Rigby is a great shooter. I had one follow me home years ago - had no real use for it but wanted an "African" gun just to have.
Pressures - yes,...
Forum: Reloading
03-03-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,305
Posted By Pete D.

nope

You were told wrong. At least as far as 400 grain bullets are concerned. In one of the recent Lyman manuals (45 or 46, IIRC) there was data for a load that supposedly produced 2600 fps.
That data...
02-27-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,481
Posted By Pete D.

Maybe for the CFs but the high end .22s (the...

Maybe for the CFs but the high end .22s (the only kind that there are with SPBs) are almost as fast as a semi-auto, certainly faster than a lever or a pump.
Pete
Forum: Guns
02-20-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 44,731
Posted By Pete D.

yep

Exactly.


Slim and none.
But that doesn't mean that it's a bad idea.

Pete
Forum: Guns
02-20-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 44,731
Posted By Pete D.

Stop

Y'know....not everyone is talking about the same thing here.
There's "will it kill a grizzly?" and there's "will it stop a grizzly?"
Not nearly the same thing.
You'd have to be extraordinarily...
Forum: Black Powder
02-11-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,487
Posted By Pete D.

Peep

I just put a Lyman aperture sight on my GPR. Why? It is made for the gun. Easy to install. Comes with two apertures - target and hunting.
Pete
Forum: Reloading
02-08-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,687
Posted By Pete D.

Hmmm. Lessee. 1..2..3.........37. Yeah, 37,...

Hmmm. Lessee. 1..2..3.........37.
Yeah, 37, counting shotshells. Not counting four BP muzzleloading calibers.

Pete
Forum: Guns
02-03-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,001
Posted By Pete D.

Lots of good choices. The lightweight snubbies...

Lots of good choices. The lightweight snubbies from Ruger and from S&W are fine weapons. The compact Glocks - more caliber than you want but I carry a G36 and find that it slips easily into my...
Forum: Reloading
01-30-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Pete D.

roll crimper

I have a couple of the BPI roll crimp tools (12 ga and .410). I don't run my drill press backward; the crimps are fine. The big problem with using it in a drill press is crushing the case. With all...
Forum: Reloading
01-27-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By Pete D.

Does it always do that? How about five shot and...

Does it always do that? How about five shot and ten shot groups at 100 and 200?
Pete
Forum: Reloading
01-27-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pete D.

pic

Scanner not working. Photo?
Don't know why there are two images but there ya...
Forum: Reloading
01-27-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pete D.

Ken Howell in his "Designing and Forming Custom ...

Ken Howell in his "Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges" has drawings and dimensions for a .270-.308 from a design by David LeGate.
It is on page 179.
If I can get my scanner going, I'll post a...
Forum: Guns
01-27-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,391
Posted By Pete D.

Ballistics

Can't find ballistics anywhere?
The Lyman Reloading Handbook has extensive data for the .243, the 25-06, the .308.
Sierra has data for the .243, the .270, 7mm-08, .308.
Pete
Forum: Black Powder
01-16-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By Pete D.

swab

I only swab at the range. One alcohol patch after each shot- just run it down and bring it back. The stuff evaporates fast.
Pete
01-05-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,096
Posted By Pete D.

Thirty-four years ago I hunted rabbits out on...

Thirty-four years ago I hunted rabbits out on Long Island, NY with a Crosman .22 pump up pistol. The pistol was only supposed to be pumped up ten pumps max. I pumped it up to twenty (and blew the...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By Pete D.

Hobbies

Well, no. I didn't take up shooting in order to save money. I did, however, take up reloading/handloading so that I could shoot more for the same dollar.

Pete
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By Pete D.

Glad that someone wrote that about getting a...

Glad that someone wrote that about getting a manual.
Reloading ammo, while very safe if properly done, is definitely a case of "read the instructions first".
Also good was the comment about using...
Forum: Reloading
01-04-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By Pete D.

Yeah. You did leave out Dillon and Foster. ...

Yeah. You did leave out Dillon and Foster.
Also, the poll does not accommodate different types of presses. For one by one loading, for instance, I like the Rockchucker. For bulk loading of .30-06, I...
Forum: Guns
01-04-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By Pete D.

Of course it's worthwhile. On a round to round...

Of course it's worthwhile. On a round to round basis, the price per shot is wildly cheaper. The only real question is how long it will take to amortize the cost of the equipment. Shoot a lot and it...
12-28-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,331
Posted By Pete D.

It's all good

I own five CF single shots. The Handi-rifle by H&R/NEF, a Ruger #1, a T/C Encore, a T/C Contender, and a Browning 1885 Hi-Wall.
I'm happy with all of them. No complaints. They are all good shooters....
12-27-2009, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,481
Posted By Pete D.

Fast

Neat video. That is a straight pull bolt. Nothing new there as SPBs were in use in the late 19th Century. The Swiss K31 is a commonly available milsurp rifle that uses a SPB. Steyr-Mannlicher also...
Forum: Guns
12-22-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By Pete D.

Just thinking a bit more...always a dangerous...

Just thinking a bit more...always a dangerous proposition.....if I can download the .375 to increase it's versatility, I could do the same with the .458 Win and forget the 45-70 idea..
Lotsa...
Forum: Guns
12-22-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By Pete D.

So....the emphasis is on caliber, not rifle. You...

So....the emphasis is on caliber, not rifle. You kinda asked the same question in two different ways.
Don't know that accuracy and "all aroundness" go hand in hand all of the time.
If you are...
Forum: Northeast
12-18-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By Pete D.

"20 plus flushes in less than two hours and I...

"20 plus flushes in less than two hours and I never got off the skidder trail"
That is truly amazing. I read somewhere - game commission literature, IIRC - that the average is one flush per hour....
Forum: Northeast
12-18-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,111
Posted By Pete D.

yep

Yep. The dog has turned up at least a couple every time we have been out. Try the gamelands north of Rickett's Glen S.P. along PA Rte. 487. Even further north up by Bellasylva/Dutch Mt.
Pete
Forum: Reloading
12-18-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,719
Posted By Pete D.

Wow. I reload .45 ACP for Bullseye match...

Wow.

I reload .45 ACP for Bullseye match shooting. It's something that I've been doing for years - many 10s of thousands of rounds.
My basic load is a 200 gr. LSWC and 4.0 grains of Bullseye....
Forum: Reloading
12-13-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,832
Posted By Pete D.

AA 4350. Great stuff, broad applications. I use...

AA 4350. Great stuff, broad applications. I use it in .30-06, .300 Win,. .416 Rigby.
Pete
Forum: Guns
12-13-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,676
Posted By Pete D.

nocon

I very much like the posts that note that there is no "con" about the .30-06. Very true.
None of the alternate ideas and calibers mentioned are really marks against the .30-06. They are only...
Forum: Reloading
11-23-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
Posted By Pete D.

Nate: I shoot the 130 Barnes bullet out of my...

Nate: I shoot the 130 Barnes bullet out of my Encore pistol - 15" bbl. It has a 1-10 twist. It'll shoot one inch if I cooperate. I don't expect more from any rifle or pistol. When I get to one inch...
Forum: Guns
11-19-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By Pete D.

Another PA hunter. I was in that same stuff last...

Another PA hunter. I was in that same stuff last weekend and the weekend before looking for grouse. Where are you hunting the bear? North Mountain?
I've been playing with an old Savage 430 O/U that...
Forum: Guns
11-12-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,776
Posted By Pete D.

Accuracy

I had one years ago. Watched my son shoot shoot a six inch five shot group at 100 yards. That particular gun had adjustable sights on it. H&R called it the slug version.
BTW - the son, now 40, still...
Forum: Reloading
11-08-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Pete D.

5.56

I am fortunate to have bought in bulk before the last round of craziness and inflated prices.
I sill have a good part of a factory case of Winchester brass. Bullets and powder l also bought in...
Forum: Reloading
11-06-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By Pete D.

CZ: Does that little Rossi have a smooth or a...

CZ: Does that little Rossi have a smooth or a riflled barrel? For accuracy with the load that you want, you are going to need a rifled barrel.
The only thing that I can think of at the moment is...
Forum: Reloading
11-05-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By Pete D.

Just last weekend, I was loading up SG slugs for...

Just last weekend, I was loading up SG slugs for some testing in an old Savage 430 smoothbore. I used Lee slug already mentioned and the Lyman 525 grain Sabot slug.
I have used them in the past and...
Forum: Reloading
11-05-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Pete D.

primer

Rifle primers use a harder cup than pistol primers and may not function when struck by a pistol firing pin. They generally have more priming compound and, thus, will raise pressure. Rifle primers,...
Forum: Guns
11-05-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Pete D.

Ditto that. I've pistol barrels in .223, .308,...

Ditto that. I've pistol barrels in .223, .308, .500 S&W and rifle barrels in .30-06 and .300 Win. All shoot well.
I have a friend, though, who was never happy with his 7mm Mag.
Pete
11-04-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,020
Posted By Pete D.

I'm new to this endeavor myself. I started a...

I'm new to this endeavor myself. I started a couple of years ago - broke a lot of sticks and then laid off until recently when time opened up for me. I still broke a bunch more bows - learning all...
11-04-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,162
Posted By Pete D.

I've been using a Filson vest for years. I have...

I've been using a Filson vest for years. I have two other vests that just don't get used. The Filson is so well made that I expect that my grandkids will be able to use it when they are grown.
The...
10-24-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pete D.

That gun has been made by a number of...

That gun has been made by a number of manufacturers over the last thirty or so years. It was originally called the AR7 and was made by Armalite (IIRC) and then by Charter Arms still as the AR7. There...
10-24-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By Pete D.

Nope

Troll. You've gotta be kidding.
.22 short and don't care about game laws. Sheesh!
Recoil sensitive? Don't like noise? Shooting at 25 yards?
Try a bow and arrow.
Pete
10-22-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,528
Posted By Pete D.

Encore

I like it a lot. It is a good hunting gun. Certainly more than accurate enough for about any situation. The 30-06 barrel that I use most frequently will shoot MOA with my handloads. I have barrels in...
Forum: Reloading
10-20-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,855
Posted By Pete D.

Yep. Learning which components are best....

Yep. Learning which components are best. Tweaking. All part of the game. End result: better than factory performance at way less cost.
Did some more calcs: for 30-06 shooting a 165 grain PSP, the...
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