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  1. Hanshi

    Wads.....

    It's only a 30 minute job, or less, to polish the sharpness out of a rifle crown; and that's all that's usually needed. If the crown is damaged then it's a job for more serious work. Yes, wads should be at least bore diameter or a bit larger. Of course this doesn't apply to wads of hornet...
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    Wads.....

    I have a couple of very inexpensive punch sets from harbor Freight that work great. I use the low tech method of a dead blow hammer to punch out wads. In the past I've used wasp/hornet nest, a wadded up dry patch, toilet paper, leather and felt; all did a good job. I tend to use some kind of...
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    Handguns and deer

    I've shot several deer using neck shots. Thing is, all but one of them was by accident. A good example is a buck I killed with a .41 mag and a cast bullet. The distance was measured in feet, not over 20' I'm sure. I aimed just behind the front shoulder at the heart/lung area. When I fired...
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    How about handguns

    Been there, done that. I see nothing illogical about finding some brass for a gun you don't have and then getting the gun so as not to waste good brass.
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    Wads.....

    It will certainly protect patches from burning. One thing that's become apparent to me over the years is that an op wad doesn't hurt anything; be it velocity, accuracy or patches.
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    How about handguns

    I border on being obsessed with collecting brass. Before we moved to Maine I had a couple hundred pounds of assorted brass. I sold or gave away all of it except for several thousand rounds of .38 spl, .45 acp, .45 Colt, ..380/.38 sup/9mm/.44 spl/.44 & .41 mag and on and on. I even had 10s of...
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    How about handguns

    Like Ron, I find revolvers really fun to shoot and reload for. The only, so far, hunting I do with a .22LR pistol is for small game. My problem with centerfire pistols is the way they consider empty brass to be worthless when I value them like gold. This is why I haven't hunted with cf pistols.
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    Sighting in and working up a load

    It's a good way to begin and field positions are a good way to finish up.
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    Wads.....

    I like the Durofelt for patches as well. At the range I've used wads of tissue paper to great effect; try to save the wads for hunting. And I only shoot prb. Sometimes they helps accuracy and even the velocity.
  10. Hanshi

    Hurricane outage

    Hanging in there, drax05, is about all one can do during these disasters. The best of luck.
  11. Hanshi

    Match lock

    Thing is it looks really good and very well built. I suppose it's possible to improve most anything, but I don't see any significant way to make it much better.
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    1st shot way off target

    Treat it well and give it time to heal. They removed my right bicep tendon and only a tiny string of tissue was left on the other bicep. I now wish the surgeon has simply left both biceps without no reattachments performed. The way they are after all these years means still can be painful...
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    1st shot way off target

    I went through two years of recovery from shoulder surgery; right first then left a year later. I can empathize, Silent Walker; but I can also assure you that it will heal. I only got 80% use back, but then mine were in pieces. A couple other guys I know got back to virtually 100%.
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    1st shot way off target

    I normally shoot a patched ball in my smoothbore; but this target was fired with three different bare-ball loads and was a great confidence builder. It was also fired off a bench just to test the combos accuracy. Patched ball loads usually cuts this group in half. But at 50 yards or a little...
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    How about handguns

    Ron, the .357 is more than enough for deer. The majority of my deer kills were made with a 6" or a 4" S&W .357 and only one shot ever needed. I prefer JHP of 125 grns to 158 grns and that's all I ever used. I also don't like pistol scopes and used the stock open sights. The farthest shot was...
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