Got Ammo?

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  1. shootER

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    Huh. I had no idea.

    I figured that even a single action would require a rimmed cartridge.
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  2. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    .45 ACP is the lesser cartridge. :bergman:
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    Weirdly, to shoot them new fangled automatic cartridges without too much fuss you gotta use an old fashioned single action!
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    Yeah, the only gun I own that isn't 9mm, .45ACP, .5.56 NATO, 7.62x39, or .22LR is my grandfather's .30-30.
  5. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    How much is .45-70 per round now? I think I have a couple boxes of 20 rods in case a buffalo attacks the house.
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    Forgot to add my dad's lever action .357 magnum and M1 carbine, ammo for each of which is also incredibly hard to find, let alone at a sane price.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    we've all seen all your trail camera pics - your yard is a zoo! :yes: To be honest you should be voted "wordforge member most likely to experience a buffalo attack" IMHO.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Not a big lever action fan (I've owned lever 30-30's when I was a kid) but I am intrigued by a lever .357. I'm going to youtube some of that fun!
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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    My favorite lever gun is a .44 mag '92 Winchester (made in Japan and sold under the Remington name).
    My only advice would be: don't shoot a small woodchuck at close range with it, unless you're wearing a raincoat. Yeesh!
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    I've always wanted a lever action .44 magnum but never enough to actually buy one. I got the .357 when my dad was divesting himself of some of the guns in his collection and gave it to me along with a few other long guns.
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  11. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I also have a Navy Arms Yellowboy, which is a repro of an 1866 Winchester, in .38 Special, with a 24" octagon barrel. It's incredibly accurate, but the authentic 1866 loading mechanism requires the ammo be of an exact length. So the only thing it will load without jamming is .38 Spl lead hardball. Really accurate, but man does that shit ricochet!

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    How much guts would a woodchuck chuck
    If a slug chucks woodchuck guts?
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    classy picture! Yeah I'd like to see that .38 special octagonal barrel rifle up close - equally classy I bet.
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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    ALLLLL over the place!
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    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    okay, I had to google that. As soon as I saw "625" I figured you meant to say .625 meaning caliber. :scary: You would be the epitome of awesome if they made a hand-cannon like that, and if you could shoot it effectively.
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    Your first born child, an arm, and a reasonably priced, gently used pickup truck. :(
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    It occurs to me that I could probably finance my retirement with what I have in my ammo cabinet. :diacanu:
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    I thought Wolf was just steel casings. Why wouldn't your indoor range accept that? Is it strictly because of the magnet test?
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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Not a clue. The first time I was made aware, the range master was checking me out as I was setting up and just said "No Wolf ammo allowed." I asked why and he got mad instantly and said "Because it's the rules, that's why!" :unsure: Shame on me for questioning the range rules.

    Okay, I Googled:
    Most of the Wolf Ammo you see for sale contains a bimetal jacket and is magnetic which means you cannot shoot it at indoor ranges. The reason for this is if the range has a steel backstop, the steel in the jacket can pit and damage the backstop creating costly repairs.

    There's a big outdoor range about an hour away (Cedar Ridge). That's gonna be the only place I can use that ammo I guess. The whole enterprise still depends on me getting off my ennui-encrusted ass (and the damn virus going away).
  21. Man Afraid of his Shoes

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    Okay. I didn't realize there is steel in the bullet its self. I've got some Wolf .223 ammo, but I've never shot any of it.