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John Boy

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  1. The only 'factory' ammo I buy is .22 Long Rifle.

    Grits, just finished hand loading yesterday - 150 rounds of 22LR with BP to the existing stash using a new Old West 3X 40gr mold that casts like a dream! Believe I'm going to load a 100 or so with smokeless just for S&G's. I've got it down 35 minutes per a box of 50


    For the other 21 calibers - all reloads including shotshells

  2. Damage: The NRA policies even covers scopes! I had $1,400 worth of Unertl & Fecker scopes under the salt water that was paid to have these 2 scopes repaired. Two Bushnell's were total loss and they paid replacement value for both

  3. Have the $2500 and additional $10,000 insurance through Lockton. Salt water from Super Storm Sandy got into my safes. For each firearm damaged, provided Lockton with repair estimates from my gunsmith that amounted to a tad over the $12,500 coverage. Received an immediate check less $200 of my coverage. I still carry the NRA insurance and the additional insurance from Lockton. Zero complaints and did do a cost comparative with other insurance providers including USAA that I have my other personal property insurance with

  4. Hearing aid wearer here:

    * I have two pairs - Expensive - Rexton & Sonic

    * They are multi channel and I had the last channels to cut out at 80 decibles when I shoot

    * Accordingly, I can click on several of the channels to hear spoken words at a match and click on the last channel when I shoot

    Bottom line - get the aids tuned to hear and cut out when shooting

  5. ... I detest the way Federal packages their primers. Makes it hard to dump the tray with the majority of the primers bottoms down


    So, here's the fastest way I've determined to charge the Dillon tubes:

    * Dump the primers onto a cotton towel

    * Lightly rub the primers with the palm of your hand

    * The bottoms of the primers roll over face down on the towel

    * Bada Bing Bada Boom into the tube ... Done the Jersey Way! :D

  6. I put the powder batch number on the label as well as the batch number of the primers

    St Louis - I like the idea of knowing the primer lot number


    I also shoot a lot of BPCR reloads for my non SASS reloads. The same information on my SASS reloads also is on the box but I use a pencil written label on the inside of the lid with additional information:

    * Grade of powder

    * Compression of the powder

    * COL of the round

    * Two columns for my vernier settings: Yards and Meters with vernier readings applicable to 100 - 200 - 300 -385- 400 - 500 - 600 - 700 - 800 - 900 and 1000 based on the distance they were shot for a given day. Reason for using a pencil is because the vernier settings will change based on the weather

    * Remarks - is where the weather conditions are noted for the last day I shot a given box of reloads

  7. So, on to my questions

    1. Is the action of the Rossi 92 as strong as a Winchester's?

    The Rossi M92 is a Winchester dual locking lug clone

    2. Is the Rossi cartridge length sensitive or are they okay as long as the cartridges are within SAAMI specs?

    Within SAMMI but not longer than SAMMI - ie, 45LC SAMMI is 1.60. I shoot them from 1.595 to 1.598

    3. Is the rifling on Rossi barrels suitable for accuracy out to 100 yards?

    Yes, and as good as one's trigger finger ... out to 200yds with the 45LC. I won a whole Taylor Ham at a match one time breaking a Tuco hangman's rope at 25yds with my 24 incher & a vernier

    I own three: two 45LC's and a 38 Spl converted to 32-20

  8. Lee 20 Lb. Lead Melting Magnum Melter - have three, have worked every time I plug them in, thermostat holds a steady temperature and really have no desire to buy another brand after casting thousands of bullets with these pots. Reason for 3, I keep specific alloys in each for Cowboy - BPCR and Schuetzen bullets. For odd ball alloys, have a Lee 5 pound pot that hasn't failed me either. All pots are over 10 years old





  9. 85 dBA - Long term exposure risk

    120 dBA - Risk of hearing damage after 7 minutes exposure

    140 dBA - Immediate risk of hearing damage

    I wear hearing aids due to long term shooting with no hearing protection that are calibrated to cut off any noise at 85 dBA. Sure wish I had started wearing hearing protection 60 years ago!




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