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by Tanqueray
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1919 model 94 range report
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: 1919 model 94 range report

That's an absolute beauty of a 94 Pitchy, I love those crescent butt plates way better than the squishy pads they put on the later 94s.
by Tanqueray
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Winchester .44-40 brass/ammo?

I've been using Winchester 200gr super-x ammo in my 44WCF, as I don't yet have a die set for it. I too noticed that some of the cases were dented from new, but they seemed to fire form themselves and blow the dents out after being shot. If I remember reading correctly, starline has the thickest wall...
by Tanqueray
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Killed a small Nine point
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Killed a small Nine point

Good job! You'd have to do a lot of hunting to find a better buck than that here in NZ.

For interest's sake, here is the best whitetail buck ever taken over here:

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by Tanqueray
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas checks on a plain base bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Gas checks on a plain base bullet

That's a pretty neat and thrifty way to revive an otherwise unused mold. I assume the sizing due just pushes them into the lead seeing as the base isn't rebated, I wonder if they'd still work on a harder alloy/hard cast bullet?
by Tanqueray
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)
Replies: 24
Views: 705

Re: Range Report Two 45-70's (links to photos)

That first 1886 is an absolute beauty! I dream of owning one in one of the .50 cartridges, but I don't think they were every imported to NZ in any configuration, I've never seen one here. Seems we only got 1892's and 1894's.
Great shooting too by the way.
by Tanqueray
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from NZL
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Hello from NZL

Thanks for the warm welcomes. In NZ we have no restrictions on silencers/suppressors, however we have bizarre laws such as not being allowed flash hiders. Pistols are verboten, unless you have a special license. Even then, you are only allowed to shoot them at a registered pistol club, no hunting or...
by Tanqueray
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from NZL
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Hello from NZL

Hi guys, new here hailing from New Zealand. The lever action scene over here is fairly non existent. There's a very few old timers who collect and do a bit of CAS, even fewer people like me who still use them to hunt deer, and then there's the pig hunters, who seem to favour newer stainless lever gu...