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    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    ok so now I am looking for the dies. grandson wants to use one of my 94's in .30-30. only thing is he is going to load his own shells.
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    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    glad I escaped from that state 40 years ago. only thing I want to know is why can they not speak in real English and not legalese?
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    09-18-2018, 09:57 PM
    I have a ideal tong tool marked .32-40. will 310 dies work with it? I would like to do .30-30.
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    09-17-2018, 08:09 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Cleaning a win 94... in Leverguns
    I clean from the front with a guide. unless it is a take down then from the breach, this could be why every take down I have seen has a very good bore.
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    09-16-2018, 02:11 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    as for parts the internet is your friend. where were you when I was looking for a truck? I got a standard cab 4.3 now. I just did front brakes on the wife's truck, cost to me $25.00. put a water pump on my 4.3 cost $50.00.
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    09-15-2018, 08:42 PM
    back in the day Winchester was in the business to sell guns so they would put what ever sight on that the buyer wanted. my .40-82 heavy barrel b6 has the folding leaf rear sight stamped 1876. my special order 76 has the same sight it is .40-60 with...
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    09-15-2018, 08:32 PM
    found some that were stashed and I forgot about.
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    09-15-2018, 01:30 PM
    I have never had this problem. I have used the nra lube since I started casting. I have been to matches where some people had to clean their guns every relay. let them use some of mt loads and their problem went away.
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    09-14-2018, 06:45 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread case buldges in Our Town
    I made some cases like that with a 1911 when I got carried away polishing the feed ramp.
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    09-14-2018, 12:05 PM
    I heard two stories as to why ruger made the .357-9mm pistols. first was so you could go anywhere in the world and get ammo. the other was in the 70's a lot of the 9mm smg ammo was coming in and it gave a good safe pistol to use it in. I have one...
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    09-13-2018, 10:01 AM
    that sight was used on 86's the 76 date is a paten date not a model date. if it 4 inches long it is a rifle sight. carbine sights were about 2 inches long.
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    09-11-2018, 10:53 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Tire recommendations in Our Town
    I have Hancocks on my chevy k1500 they were on it when I bought it 2 1/2 years ago. it goes in the snow hauls loads. I was in the field today in the wet grass never even needed the 4wd.
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    09-11-2018, 08:22 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Hording for the storm in Our Town
    I grew up learning to "hord" on the farm mom canned and froze fruits and veggies. also had a lot of meat in the freezer. then when I got old enough I joined a group whose motto was be prepared . I learned right now we can go 6 months or longer. ...
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    09-11-2018, 01:26 PM
    if you can use short drills get screw machine drills. the are 1/3 shorter then the common jobber length.
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    09-11-2018, 01:05 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Yellow Jackets in Our Town
    lighting the gas off is ok if you are not a boob and think it out. then for sport you could get two blocks of wood about 6 inch by 6 inch with handles on the back. then sneak down at night and clap them.
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    09-10-2018, 12:59 PM
    when I ran the tool room I sharpened the drill bits for the whole plant. had a darex . I also have one in my shop that will do up to 1 inch bits, over that I have to do them by hand. I have also used one othe general drill sharpeners I modified to...
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    09-08-2018, 09:26 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Animal repelllants? in Our Town
    hink of this way deer eat veggies you eat deer. so then you are getting to eat both.
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    09-05-2018, 08:25 PM
    the bores are as accrete as the man machining them and the method he uses. when I worked with hoyt. we would drill the blank. then hold it between centers to get the outside running straight and true to the inside. then ream and rifle them. then...
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    09-05-2018, 11:39 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Auctions... in Our Town
    the gun shop is readings gun shop. way over priced. most of the locals do not go there. last time I was there they wanted $52 for a lb. of unique. went down the road and got it for 30. have never been back.
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    09-04-2018, 02:53 PM
    take Harley t shirts. every one wants them. I used to get factory shirts even dealers would trade for them.
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    09-04-2018, 01:05 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread cop here lost his car in Our Town
    seeing the location why worry. like where is the guy going to drive off to Canada or Mexico ?
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. was a certified weldor for 30 years. then learned toolmaking.
gardners pa.
blackpowder gunsmithing. shooting matchs classic cars and trucks.
retired. now i have time for my own machine weld shop. many projects to try to finish


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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