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Can someone help? I have an old Model '92 Win. that is fitted with a Model '65 .218 Bee barrel. I understand this was a fairly common remake. This rifle is no tackdriver, (3" @ 100) but it is fun to shoot, and naturally, I want to bring it to it's fullest potential. Recently, I had the bore slugged, and we found it to be a .225 dia. with 2 bulges at .226. We removed one of the bulges by freeboring 5/8" at the muzzle. The other bulge is 9" deep from the muzzle end, and looks like it is mine to keep.....LOL. Anyway, does anyone know if there is a bullet maker out there somewhere that would make me a .225 jacketed bullet? I would be willing to buy the dies for him / her. I know I can get a cast bullet at .225, but prefer the jacketed. If this is not possible, should I go to a heavier bullet (50 or 55 grains) with a longer bearing surface in the .224?      Thanks for all replies......"Ridge"
 

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Jack: Thanks for the info. I will go to that site. And wow! You are right......As much as I love to shoot, $1000 dollar bullets would take some of the fun out of it.......LOL. "Ridge"
 

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Hi, RidgeRunner:
    A couple of thoughts.  Perhaps someone there has an oversized die set. It certainly won't hurt to ask.  Clint Starke of Red Prairie Bullets and the Corbin brothers are regulars.  Both the Corbins are in the die making business.

     There's another forum called Altbullets in Yahoo Groups and I'll try to look them up.  

   BTW, you know what a ridgerunner is, don't you?  <!--emo&:D--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'><!--endemo-->


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Jack & Charlie:   Jack, thanks for the extra info, and here we go..... I am sorry to say, no I don't know what a ridgerunner is........I bet I'm gonna find out......LOL. "Ridge"       Charlie, It is doubtful. I had it out to Cliff Labounty in Washington State, and Cliff feels it is a little iffy. Muzzle diameter is.560, and I did not wish to shorten the barrel. I myself do not know how much metal is needed for a reline, but I would imagine the liner for a .224 would be 3/8" or 7/16". Not sure........"Ridge"
 

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Ridge,
Down in Tennessee, ridgerunner and moonshiner are used interchangeably.  <!--emo&;)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo-->



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Hi, Ridgerunner:
     Those nasty carnivorous critters called Sidehill Gougers hang out in the Rockies.  Their legs are shorter on one side so they can level up on the hillsides.  The only way to get away from one is to run downhill so it has to run further each time it goes around the hill.  That is, unless you're real close to the top, then run to the top and hope it spins out when it gets there.

     You know any new bullet of Marshall's works, cause he tests them on the Sidehill Gougers first, and if they didn't, he'd be at harp practise now.  

   Now if a right-hand Sidehill Gouger mates with a left hand Sidehill Gouger (on a ridge of course) the offspring is a Ridgerunner.  We don't see too many of them, cause the other critters learn to run down the sidehills and the Ridgerunners can't chase them so most of them starve.  The few that survive to adulthood only mate 50% of the time, since they have a 50% chance of meeting head on and they can't turn around, and therefore, can't mate.

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Jack.... have you been in the jug again?
 

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Jack, That is the best one I've ever heard. LMAO.....Thing is, it makes perfect sense. The poor ridgerunners can't mate. That puts me in a sorry state.....LOL. Being from West Virginia I have been teased a lot about having one leg shorter than the other, but I never heard of a Sidehill Gouger. I am gonna print that one, and memorize it well enough for re-telling. Thanks for a good laugh. BTW, I bet Marshall sure is glad he is still skipping harp practice....LOL. ............alyeska: No I never heard that one either. We do have some fairly remote areas here in WV, and there are a few "stills" out there. Mostly in the southern part of the state. I don't go down there much, mostly because it's a good place to "git yer head peeled" LOL.  "Ridge"
 
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