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    First Ever Bear (Contains Some Graphic Content)

    Well, in spite of my humorous pic, I did, in fact, just return from Idaho 12. This is my hunt report for my first ever bear hunt, and first ever bear. Arrival day at the outfitter base camp was sunny and 74 degrees. We spent that evening getting to know each other (there were four in my...
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    1911 Slide Occasionally Not Going Into Battery

    All, I have a Rock Island (Armscor) 1911 in 10mm which has an issue with the slide sometimes not going all the way into battery while firing. (pistol review here: https://forum.nosler.com/threads/rock-island-armscor-m1911-a1-fs-tac-ii-10mm.43349/) My assumption has been that one or more springs...
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    Rock Island (Armscor) M1911 A1 FS TAC II (10mm)

    A few years back I wanted a 1911 in 10mm, and my budget was limited, so I ended up with a factor new Rock Island 1911 A1. MSRP was in the $650 range, and I think I paid a little less than that out the door, including tax. I haven't shot it much, but recently had it out (today) so I thought I...
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    Herters Brass and CCI Primers

    All, This morning I was doing up some work on mixed brass 44 Mag. I found that the Herters brass had primer pockets too small for CCI 300 primers. I could force them in, but it shaved the sides of the cup off and left cup material on the top of the pocket; sort of like loading cast and not...
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    Cast Performance 260gr WFNGC for the .44

    All, I'm looking to see if anyone has any experience with the Cast Performance 260 grain WFNGC in 44 Magnum. Anything will help, but I am specifically looking for load data, if you are willing to share, accuracy, and terminal performance info. I am not exceptionally adept at searching the...
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    New Experience

    Well, this is a new experience for me, and proof that hunting is all about new experiences. As is my habit, I left my shotgun out on the dining room floor, since it is spring turkey season here and I have no one who will get into things in an unsafe manner. Well, I work nights, and this...
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    Divided Efforts

    This may come across as a bit of a rant, and that is not intended, but here goes: I am a little miffed about the introduction of 30 Super Carry. I am NOT trying to debate the relative strengths of the round, or if a need for it exists, but rather say that with the shortage of components at the...
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    Whelen and Western Powders

    Hi all, Does anyone have any experience or loads for 35 Whelen using Big Game or Hunter? I've check my usual resources and not found anything. By usual, I mean my Lyman manual and the Western Powders guide - got loads for 30-06, so it should work, just nothing specifically for the Whelen...
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    My First and a Lesson or Two

    This morning, I took my first ever deer; a spike. Okay, I actually thought it was a doe in the early morning light, but I'm not complaining. The shot was a rather simple affair at about 104 yards, slightly downhill. Bullet struck proximal to the posterior edge of the right front leg, bisected...
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    Local State Parks

    I've bitten the bullet, so to speak and put down cash for a spring* bear hunt in the north of Idaho. This will be a back country hunt, so I've been working to get in shape. Yes, I know it's a long ways away, but the better shape I'm in, the better the hunt will be. Anyway, one of the things...
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    Powder In Stock

    All, Midway has powder in stock as of 1606 CT. 4064, https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2183166885?pid=356046 4350, https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2183288203?pid=465976 Some others. Cheers! KW
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    Bullet sizing question

    All, I found some factory 2nd 250 grain 9.3mm bullets online for a good deal, so I thought I would try an experiment. I got a .358 sizing die and figured I would try and make these work in my 35 Whelen. But, first, two questions: 1) Do I need to get an intermediary size die? 2) How much do...
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    Top Brass Problem AND Solution

    So - A while back I bought two bags of TopBrass once fired range brass, that had supposedly been sized and trimmed to length. The case mouths showed obvious signs of being cut back, so I sized a few (I trust, but I verify) and loaded up. When I went to chamber them, however, I found it very...
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    Tired Dogs

    Well, just got home from a scouting hike of the Bell Mountain Wilderness area in Missouri. I put in what I am guessing was about 8 miles and saw a grand total of zero deer prints, rubs, scrapes, or droppings. I can't imagine a place like that doesn't have deer, but they seem to be some sort of...
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    44 Magnum Help!

    All, I have a Marlin 1894 of likely early 2016 manufacture (I purchased it in late 2016) that I am trying to build a load for, but I am not making any sort of real headway. Here is where I am currently at: Pill: 240gr Nosler Sporting Handgun SJHP Brass: Mixed, but mostly Starline Primer: WLP...
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    Just in the Backyard

    https://ibb.co/album/Z1Y22V Let's see if I can add an image...
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    Hercules Glades - Missouri

    All, Is there anyone who has experience hunting the Hercules Glades Wilderness near Bradleyville, MO? I am looking at a trip there this fall for whitetail, but before things get too far in the planning stages, I would like some gouge if I can. What I'm looking for is: Is it a good place for...
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    Nosler Handgun in 444

    Gents (and Ladies if you're on the board), I'd like to hear thoughts from the community on loading Sporting Handgun HP bullets in the 444. I have a number of 240 grain pills and a small amount of brass to play with. Powders? I've read H-322, but I don't have any of that. I do have some...
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