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    01-12-2019, 07:17 PM
    Very nice jcren. Now hang that guy in a prominent place so you can see it and relive the hunt every time you see it.
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    01-08-2019, 08:05 PM
    Lefty SRH, you made a great shot. You even called it in. Great hunt, great story. I don't have any six shooter hunting stories for larger game to share other than squirrels. I wish I did because that really makes whatever it is a trophy no matter...
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    01-05-2019, 08:50 PM
    Back Story: Our 14 year old granddaughter shot her first deer this last season. She has found that she enjoys hunting with her dad. She likes venison and that played a role in her deciding to take part in the meat gathering process. She would like...
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    01-04-2019, 09:44 PM
    GoodOlBoy I am so sorry to hear the fact that you need to stop doing something you love to do because of health reasons. I do understand that you have made a hard decision based on the educated advice from your doctor. I'll still pray that the Great...
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    01-04-2019, 11:33 AM
    Welcome Al to this family of do-it-your-selfers. You can get advice on just about anything here if you ask in the right place. Of course we are mostly reloading/shooting oriented, but just about anything goes. Funny part about it Al is that usually...
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    01-03-2019, 08:46 PM
    I don't have one, but wish I did. I really like the 375 H&H. Mine is a Weatherby MK V. I checked my logs for it and my most used load consists of the Lyman 375449 cast of wheel weights+2% tin using AA 5744 (31.7 gr) or IMR SR4759 (30 gr). Primer is...
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    01-02-2019, 12:51 AM
    We have ground our own wheat for about 6 or 7 years. We buy the Hard White Spring wheat berries from a local Mennonite store in 50 # bags. the brand is Wheat Montana and the name they use for our wheat is "Prairie Gold". The mill we have is The...
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    01-02-2019, 12:22 AM
    Alan that is a nice picture that demonstrates that your hard work in developing a good load for your 1873 45 colt was worth it. Nice rifle and very nice doe. I prefer a doe for the better eating venison, especially when compared to an older buck who...
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    01-01-2019, 12:05 PM
    Funny. It may be a little confusing around here when all us married guys change our screen name to Wood Jew. :smile:
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    12-31-2018, 10:43 PM
    Thank you Lord for your wonderful Grace and Mercy. You have blessed us so much that I sometimes look and see others problems and feel guilty for your abundant blessings on us. Like GhostHawk, I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds...
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    12-31-2018, 03:08 PM
    Thank you Paul for the best wishes. I too want to wish everyone a happy, safe, & sober new year's eve, and a blessed and joyous 2019. May each family prosper and be in good health in 2019. I pray God's richest blessing to all.
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    12-31-2018, 02:58 PM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Fireworks in Our Town
    Do you think virtually the same "signal cannon" could be made with say a .54 cal muzzleloader with 70 gr of black or pyrodex powder with a bit of dry newspaper wadding, or a .54 over powder wad + some damp newspaper tamped over the charge. Set this...
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    12-31-2018, 02:16 PM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread gun blew up in Our Town
    This thread and the warnings here is about being very focused and paying strict attention to that little voice in your head. If something does not seem right, its time to stop, back-up, undo what you have been doing and pull yourself back into the...
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    12-31-2018, 01:46 PM
    It will be pretty much the normal bedtime schedule around here. We may make some popcorn and play a game or 3 of Rummikub this evening while listening to some cowboy music. Our law enforcement son works the 2pm-10pm schedule today, so hopefully he...
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    12-30-2018, 07:20 PM
    Sad to see it. I used to make the short journey from my workplace on many "noon hours" to just browse the tool and lawn equipment section. I ended up buying lots of sale items that I didn't know I needed until I saw the sale price. I have a lawn...
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    12-29-2018, 07:27 PM
    Wayne you have a good handle on things since you realize that the Lord is in control and wants you to prosper. I believe that the line of work you are in will bring healing and happiness to many as well as blessings to you. Thanks be to the Lord for...
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    12-29-2018, 07:20 PM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Mom in Our Chapel
    Yes it is a really hard time for those left behind. It sounds like your mom is now in a better place and not having any more health issues. I know that is very comforting but there is that void that will never be filled. I pray for all the family...
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    12-29-2018, 07:04 PM
    John, thanks for sharing the video with us and letting us have a small taste of what its like to go on safari after the big stuff using the 4 bore. Very impressive. I must compliment you on your shooting and your ability to literally soak up all...
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    12-28-2018, 12:34 AM
    Another area affecting boolit concentricity (run-out) can result from too much neck tension when seating the boolit. The press puts lots of compression on the case neck resulting in a skewed neck as a result of the boolit seating process. This can...
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    12-27-2018, 12:33 AM
    Several years ago, a friend of mine purchased one of the single action only (SAO) variants and got a better deal because the seller thought the revolver was broken. Needless to say my friend was elated to find he had scored a somewhat rare SAO...
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    12-26-2018, 12:46 AM
    I was sad to see the passing of Albert. I didn't know him personally but I know from his posts that he was a good, Godly man. He will be missed. I know he is in the presence of the Lord and his days of trouble are over. I pray for the immediate...
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    12-25-2018, 11:16 PM
    Oh boy that is Nice! You must have been an extra good boy this year. All joking aside, that is one of the nicest revolvers that I have seen.
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    12-25-2018, 12:20 AM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Merry Christmas! in Our Town
    Merry Christmas to everyone! We had our two sons, their wives, and grand kids out Saturday the 22nd for our family Christmas. It was a great time with lots of food, presents, games, and a walk to the back of our property (about 1/2 mile from the...
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    12-24-2018, 08:36 PM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Keeping Mama happy in Our Town
    Merry Christmas to you and Mrs Thumbcocker. Nice picture. We have not had much snow yet. But I think it's coming.
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    12-23-2018, 12:11 AM
    Hogtamer that blessing just passed on to me as I read your awesome post. I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. He must have been a great father. That is truly a family heirloom and carries with it a memory that will never be forgotten. Your dad was a...
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    12-21-2018, 09:55 PM
    Wow! It would have still been Wow if your huge buck had been taken with a 300 Mag at 225 yards. But a homemade arrow deserves a WOW, WOW. Like the others said, we need to hear the story.
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    12-20-2018, 08:05 PM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Cleaning rod in Our Town
    I ran across this in my Buffalo Arms Catalog #32, page 117; Dewey adapter #DEWLGPH-$3.28. Says 30 caliber and up Parker Hale jag to 8/32 female.
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    12-20-2018, 07:56 PM
    Very fine buck and equally fine rifle. I also used a 9.3mm this season with the NOE 285 gr. boolit with similar results. My buck was not as nice as yours however. I used the 9.3x74R.
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retired electrical engineer. married 42 years. live on small acreage. Do it yourselfer.
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southern MO
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hunting, shooting, reloading, playing with grandkids.
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retired from utility company.

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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
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