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    03-16-2018, 08:45 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread Prayers for my wife in Our Chapel
    Amen to all the prayers, in Jesus Name, amen!
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    03-16-2018, 08:44 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread kidney transplant in Our Chapel
    Grace, peace, comfort and care for these two people in the Name of Christ Jesus, amen!
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    03-16-2018, 08:41 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread Hip replacement today in Our Chapel
    God's protection, care, and grace as you go for surgery, in the Name of Christ Jesus, Amen.
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    03-15-2018, 09:47 AM
    My experience also. I have tried the shoot-clean-shoot-clean regimen and can see no worthy results. Keep shooting a new barrel, and they seem to get better as the rounds add up. It will all take care of its self.
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    03-15-2018, 09:35 AM
    Another thing we have to put up with here in these mountains is getting a good signal. If you find a place with a strong signal, you better stop right in you tracks and make your call. It has gotten better over the years, but it is still a...
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    03-13-2018, 04:37 PM
    I have a flip phone in my vehicle. It stays turned off until I need it. And I have to really "need it" before I turn it on! Wife wants to get me a smart phone with all the bells and whistles, But I really don't want to strain my brain trying to...
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    03-13-2018, 04:25 PM
    My sincere condolences to John's family and his friends.
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    03-09-2018, 08:33 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread Knee operation. in Our Chapel
    It truly means a lot to me that I have such good friends who have lifted me up in prayer.:bigsmyl2:
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    03-08-2018, 09:06 PM
    Father Almighty, hear these prayers of the family of Christ offered up to you as one plea for help, comfort, care and grace for our brother and friend Docone and his family. We lift up our brother to you in full faith of Your love and compassion. ...
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    03-08-2018, 08:51 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread Knee operation. in Our Chapel
    Friends, operation on Wednesday, overnight stay and just got home on Thursday. Thanks so much for prayers offered up on my behalf. Go to rehab tomorrow. It was real. It was fun. But it wasn't real fun!!!:bigsmyl2: Really not too bad,...
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    03-08-2018, 05:08 PM
    correct Tomme. I don't think people pay enough attention to the wall angle of their lube grooves when they have a mold cut. they also have a tendency to put too much lube groove in them. especially a single groove boolit.
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    03-08-2018, 04:58 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread OCONUS Contract work? in Our Town
    every time I looked into doing it everyone wanted a contract signed between you and them. they all wanted to max out your days out of country it was generally something like 90 on and 30 off. or just enough off you kept your citizenship status...
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    03-08-2018, 02:33 AM
    kept at target velocity levels it is a fine powder. I have good luck with it in the 45 colt for cowboy type stuff, the 41 mag for short range bunny bustin, and probably everything mentioned above. the place where it really excels is in large...
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    03-08-2018, 02:27 AM
    it will burn dirty. I would be concerned if it cleaned up because your starting to push 45+K at that point. if you can get the powder up near the base of the bullet I think you might end up with a decent BP type load. I know 4831 will shoot...
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    03-08-2018, 02:22 AM
    the original lube groove for the XCB was just that one groove it was never supposed to be a large one. the idea was to give about 68-% drive band length after set back from firing. the area above the gas check was also supposed to be a bit taller...
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    03-08-2018, 02:13 AM
    Remington has been putting throat in their barrels more like marlins old lever guns than anything approaching saami specs. if you had a true saami spec throat the rcbs 30-165 silhouette bullet with 17-18grs of 2400 is real hard to beat if you...
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    03-07-2018, 04:12 PM
    I will answer why they measure lower than calculated on the artful bullet forum if anyone is interested.
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    03-07-2018, 04:04 PM
    it is pretty darn good in the beeswax though. probably better than the newer stuff really.
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    03-07-2018, 12:08 PM
    they are not closing their store is still there and they will be doing their travel routes as normal. their website is now basically just brownells. which tells me they are looking to retire.
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    03-07-2018, 12:04 PM
    if not then other commercial casters will have the design or can get the design. magma engineering is the maker of the equipment that most commercial casters use so they all have access to the same stuff.
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    03-07-2018, 12:01 PM
    shoot your rifle and see. it will do what it does, I seen a recent test with 4350, and this bullet where 2500fps seemed to be the better accuracy node. the groups blew up, come together, blew up again, then come right down to about an inch, all...
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    03-07-2018, 11:54 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread New shooters in Our Town
    these are all SJW's your helping.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check