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by Sporty
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Henry Frontier Long Barrel 22LR Accuracy
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Henry Frontier Long Barrel 22LR Accuracy

I was AA for just the first three matches that I shot subsequent to purchasing a .22 LR Henry Frontier Long Barrel. I now consistently shoot AAA scores and a match winning Master score. The ultimate prize was a Grand Slam finalized at the last PA LA Regional. The rifle has a Marble's tang peep sight...
by Sporty
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Air Rifle & Pistol
Topic: new springer.....
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: new springer.....

@ atomicbrh I'm an air rifle neophyte in the market for one and found that post of yours very helpful.
by Sporty
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Handgun
Topic: .357 Rem Max
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: .357 Rem Max

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by Sporty
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Handgun
Topic: .357 Rem Max
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: .357 Rem Max

L. Rivard wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Merlin, thanks for the advice. I think i will try the Tight group with a standard small pistol primer tomorrow. Now if I could just remember how to shoot a handgun and hit anything I might be OK.
I think he meant standard .357 Magnum casings, not primers.
by Sporty
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Club House
Topic: Annual Silhouette Classification FEE
Replies: 17
Views: 1231

Re: Annual Silhouette Classification FEE

I wouldn't be surprised if some clubs decide not to award a shooter who hasn't paid the classification fee. That would be in spite in my opinion if they want to confirm you have paid. However, the 2019 classification cards don't have an expiration date. The match fee should be payment enough for any...
by Sporty
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: Do you recognize this powder?
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Do you recognize this powder?

I quoted here instead of editing. Quote here and above have been edited. :roll:
by Sporty
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: Do you recognize this powder?
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Do you recognize this powder?

DAVIDMAGNUM wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:28 am
It is a Spherical (ball) powder which to me screams "do not reduce". It may be forgiving if reduced. It may be a major problem if reduced. When you find out how it behaves it will be in your hands next to your head. Not worth the risk.
For what it's worth, it's not balls. It's wafers.
by Sporty
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: Do you recognize this powder?
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Do you recognize this powder?

I've been reloading .30-30 spent brass with Varget. Then I decided to pull the bullets from my large stock of Fiocchi .30-30 ammo. I'm thinking of lightening the load with the same powder Fiocchi used. Do you recognize their powder? It looks round and flat but not flaky thin. The scale in the magnif...
by Sporty
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: .357 Loads for Plated Bullets
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: .357 Loads for Plated Bullets

24" barrel 158 gn Hornady XTP 5.5 grains of Titegroup test group averaged 1167 fps StdDev of 32. Unfortunately, my test went to 5.7 gn after that with 1230 fps StdDev of 34. .

Polymer Coated Acme SWC-NLG was 1200 fps StdDev 6 with 5.0 gn Titegroup.

I hope that helps.
by Sporty
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Club House
Topic: Annual Silhouette Classification FEE
Replies: 17
Views: 1231

Re: Annual Silhouette Classification FEE

I appreciate the NRA supporting our metallic silhouette events. The $15 annual certification fee is a small price to pay. It's also a bargain for those of us who used to pay for two score books to shoot rifle and pistol.
by Sporty
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: A better PC rifle?
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: A better PC rifle?

Consider the Winchester 1873 Sporter 24" .357 Magnum. It has a lighter trigger than the Uberti and its tang is already drilled and tapped for a peep sight. My load with it shoots 2.2 MOA at 100 meters.
by Sporty
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: 200gr - Heavy Subsonic 357 Mag for 200M
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: 200gr - Heavy Subsonic 357 Mag for 200M

Dennis, another thing to do is measure the muzzle velocity with each subsequent shot starting with a full magazine tube. I found Winchester Super-X .38 Special +P 158 grain SWCHP velocity will increase with each subsequent shot FPS Max 1824, Min 1136, IS-D 337. The picture below is after a miss-feed...
by Sporty
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Lever Action
Topic: Favorite 32-20 Load and 25-20 too!
Replies: 29
Views: 1165

Re: Favorite 32-20 Load

For Rifle Caliber (Long Range) I'm selling my 30-30 and using a 357 mag subsonic with a 200gr. 35 Rem round nose jacketed. No problems with knocking rams over, kind of like what the 38-55 people use. Thanks for asking, Dennis Are you using 38sp cases? I have a word of caution with firing .38 Specia...
by Sporty
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: New reporting work sheets for 2020 approved matches?
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: New reporting work sheets for 2020 approved matches?

Some clarification. The $15 classification fee is a one-time annual fee for all silhouette competitions which will include all rifles and all pistols. In the past we had to purchase a separate score book for pistol silhouette. That's now history. Really? I must admit that I am surprised at that. Th...
by Sporty
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: New reporting work sheets for 2020 approved matches?
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: New reporting work sheets for 2020 approved matches?

Really? I must admit that I am surprised at that. That means a reduction in the amount of money generated by the competition department. I would expect them to charge for every classification cards so as to maximize revenue generated. This is good news! That was the answer I got from Aaron Farmer.