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    Syracuse Gun Show this weekend Sept. 18-19

    $15 for 100. Louis GS in the back annex.
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    2021 Syracuse Gun Show, day 1

    I just got back from the Syracuse show. In my 30+ years of attending the show I have NEVER seen the lines so long. A huge crowd. Not too crowded inside but really long lines to get in. Lots of happy dealers I reckon.
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    Syracuse Gun Show this weekend Sept. 18-19

    Finally back! I'll be there both days.
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    Did NY ever make Body Armour, BP vests illegal?

    Good, since body armor is strictly for personal defense and cannot be used offensively.
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    Greetings from WNY

    Hello from Getzville (Amherst) in Erie County.
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    Hello from Long Island

    Greetings from the opposite end of the state.
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    Cuomo pardons San Fran Da’s murdering father.

    He was not pardoned. He was made eligible for parole. Not the same.
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    Loading for Black Powder

    110 grains for a .45 caliber bullet weighing 225 grains? I would cut that powder charge in half.
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    Buffalo May Byron Brown gets support from Republicans.

    Byron Brown pushed through an unpopular money grabbing law involving speed cameras in school zones. I think this really hurt him.
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    Wolcott gun range, no friend to the 2nd

    Wolcott's website says they are now open for those shooters who were members before the pandemic. They will be open to the public mid August.
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    Are Thunderbolts still ThunderDUDS?

    During this shortage I've had to buy .22 ammo wherever I could find it. This includes some brands that I had quit years ago. Case in point: Remington Thunderbolt .22LR. I picked up a brick of these "Thunderduds" last month. I gotta say, guys, I was surprised. I'm halfway through the brick...
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    Wolcott gun range, no friend to the 2nd

    I like the range, it's the closest indoor range to me now that Niagara Gun Range is closed, but I am disturbed that it hasn't reopened to the public.
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    Scope for a 10/22??

    ∆∆∆ I would take Tisto up on his offer. Bushnell Banner scopes are great for .22 rifles.
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    Freedom man arrested after altercation

    Freedom NH does exist. About 1500 year round residents. I've spent many summers near there.
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    Faraday Box

    Plenty of low-cost Faraday pouches available on the big online auction sites. No need to build your own IMO.
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    Syracuse Gun Show

    Hamburg gun show.
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    Syracuse Gun Show

    Due to Covid protocol, pickle sales and rain gutter salesmen won't be allowed at gun shows.
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    Got a nice birthday gift today, black powder pistol kit

    Nice, but I don't see a flintlock. It looks like a percussion lock gun to me. Still nice.
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    .44 Bulldog

    I've had the 3" blued version for years. Mine is an early one, pre-1970. Never a problem with it when using Remington ammo or Glaser Safety Slugs.
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    Old or New King Cobra?

    In truth, I have not shot the new King Cobra. I have handled one and it seems a competent gun. I own two examples of the old KC and have shot them extensively. They are outstanding guns and just better IMO.
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    Old or New King Cobra?

    Original. It is a superior revolver to the current King Cobra.
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    New from WNY

    Welcome.
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    Christmas BB Gun

    You should definitely look at an airsoft rifle for a boy that young.
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    I Voted

    I thought I would be waiting in line outside 30-45 minutes to vote. I dressed for the cold weather. No line. Voted in 5 minutes. Easiest day ever.
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    Cuomo takes one more step to total dictatorship. National guard to help with travel screenings

    New Hampshire - the "Live Free or Die" state - has been using their National Guard to give Covid-19 tests since last June. Just saying.
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    New Gun Shop in Niagara County

    Thank you Tinman...and Tisto.
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    Great!! The pandemic has pushed more liberals to camp

    To quote one camper: "and when you do (find) a bathroom you will be surprised how dirty it is." Seriously, have these people ever been more than two miles from a Starbucks?
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    Any gun smiths on this board in WNY?

    When I called Blue Tuna a few weeks ago they said "no gunsmith work" until further notice.
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    Rusty shotgun shells

    Steel wool, and Choot 'em.
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    FINALLY got my permit.

    Bullseye targets are best for training. Shoot N C are worth the cost. 8" targets at close range until you get used to your new gun.
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    Preparing for .44 Magnum

    ^^^With poor fitting wood grips maybe, but with rubber grips or good wood stocks the 629 can be easily managed. I've had fifteen years of shooting a Model 29 with rubber Hogue grips. No broken bones yet. Gotta love those N-frames.
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    School me on Muzzle Loaders, I want to get one before next season....

    I never use the ramrod that comes with a muzzleloader. Years ago I bought a range rod and have never looked back. Range rods are inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes. I like the yellow synthetic one the Thompson Center sells. Well worth the cost. Just my 2 cents.
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    Can someone please explain to me the difference between scope and red dot

    With a scope you eye must be an exact, precise distance from the rear lens in order to see the crosshairs. With a red dot scope the distance is a LOT more forgiving. This is why all our beginner guns at camp have red dot sights.
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    First reloading yield

    I was loading .45-70 last night. I don't shoot more than three boxes of .45-70 rounds each year, but with this quarantine I've had time to reload even these seldom-used rounds. But no reloading .223 for me. That's the one round I buy.
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    Marlin 45/70 ammo question

    That longer bullet round concerns me. Even if it chambers it might be so long that it touches the rifling in the barrel. You don't want that to happen. The other loads look good.
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    BREAKING: 1 shot at Walden Galleria

    The handgun was a stolen Ruger LCP 9mm . Perp had a round in the chamber. Probably not a good idea. He must have watched too many YouTube videos.
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    BREAKING: 1 shot at Walden Galleria

    I hope he was given an appearance ticket and released without bail, as per our governor's wishes.
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    Buffalo Gun Center closing

    Buffalo Gun Center is gone. An empty building when I drove by yesterday. They moved out of downtown Buffalo in the 1970's. The Harlem Road store was open for nearly half a century. There were some great deals this last few months. They had a good run. Best wishes to them, and thanks.
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    Empire Pass

    How long before they "E Z Pass" all the state parks and get rid of the toll takers?
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    Defensive Pistol class today

    If you like your laser you can keep your laser.
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    Ammo Review

    Geco is a well respected brand in Europe. Good stuff.
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    New York State Governor Mulls Car Helmet Compulsion To Discourage Motoring

    Helmets with your favorite team's logo ! Go Bills ! I'm in.
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    Hello from Oneida County

    Oneida County is permit- friendly. You should do OK.
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    9MM For Glock ?s

    ^^^^^ I can't argue with that !
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    9MM For Glock ?s

    124 is the standard European load. 147 is a bit slower but often more accurate. Not that the 9mm is much of a target round.
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    Gun Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds

    FUDD guns! Every firearm I own, just about.
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    Ruger LCP II in .22LR

    When the first micro .380 pistols came out a lot ended up in the hands of rank beginners. Many of them women. I have been to the range and watched women shoot their micro .380 at a 9" paper plate at 15 feet and miss every shot. Two hand hold, several seconds to acquire the target, and zero...
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    Gun Show at Hamburg Fairgrounds

    I've been going for years. I think the Rochester winter show is the weekend after.
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    Dang Shoot'in Steel is a lot'a Fun!!

    Ten years ago I discovered an alternative to steel. We started to use soft "shoot-through" targets made by Newbold and have never gone back to steel.. Advantages: Zero danger of ricochet so you can shoot at close range. Four color choices and lot of different shapes and sizes. No need to spray...
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    .38 sp

    Back in the day the .38 was likely the FIRST round a handgun shooter ever reloaded. It was for me, at least.
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