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    Today, 10:59 AM
    I am encouraged that 9mm is replacing the .40 for LEO's. Means there will be more trade-in guns and the .40 is at least "adequate" when compared to the 9mm....LOL Like Jon said, cheap or free brass is a bonus. I try to pre-sort brass...
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    Today, 10:15 AM
    Almost every manufacturer of sockets now has their own version of flank drive.
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    Today, 08:13 AM
    I use light loads for training and fun plinking. Especially useful for ladies and young shooters getting into shooting. During the .22 shortage I was shooting 9mm and .38's for less than the cost of .22's, if you could find them....so I sold about...
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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    I was looking for something I can leave on the Kawasaki Mule all the time and not “baby”. Basically a “barn gun” for the UTV. If I need to trash a $100 gun after 10 years I do not care. I had an old .30/30 I was going to use but I can not...
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    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    I suspect you are not getting much pressure as there is no crimp. My thoughts are to go to a heavier bullet to achieve more pressure and keep velocity as low as possible. Try a 147 gr bullet and 2.5 gr of 231. This is not a load I have ever...
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    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    Echo what bangerjim posted. Looks are secondary to performance and ease of use if you are a shooter. A great looking bullet that does not perform is only good for pictures. I will NEVER stand bullets up to coat them because I am lazy plus I...
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    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Prayers for Dan Bongino in Our Chapel
    I learned of this last night....terrible news. Prayers for him and his family.
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    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    dverna replied to a thread New 22 autos in Rimfire Area
    I have a few different ones. If I were to add another, it would be a CZ bolt action. I know...not a semi-Auto, but a very fine rifle. If you dead set on a semi...the 10-22 is a good choice.
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    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    After loading over 150k pistol cartridges on a 1050 I wanted to share my experience and get feedback from others who employ the Dillon Powder Check (DPC), or other ways to determine a “safe” charge. The DPC has never found an unsafe load or a...
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    Yesterday, 08:33 AM
    dverna replied to a thread A new believer! in Our Chapel
    What a wonderful day for him and Him
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    09-24-2020, 01:05 PM
    God works at His pace and on His schedule. What is happening to the USA is tragic, but likely not that important to God. It is important to us, as we tend focus on what effects us and not the bigger picture. We are self-centered and flawed. ...
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    09-23-2020, 05:04 PM
    I think it is quite natural for a young person to reject their parent's views on things, at least for a short while, to assert their independence. Then they seem to settle back into how they were brought up and emulate their parents at least...
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  • Ickisrulz's Avatar
    09-22-2020, 07:56 PM
    I have SK tools that have been manufactured in the last couple years and find they are of good quality. This includes wrenches, sockets and screwdrivers. Whatever problems they might have had in the past seems to have been corrected.
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    09-22-2020, 05:35 PM
    The story is that the company has changed hands a few times. Today's offerings seem very good in quality. You are going to pay 2-3 times as much for SK as for a similar item from Tekton or Gearwrench, but much less that you will for a Snap-on...
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    09-22-2020, 03:01 PM
    Huh, Craftsman does not list wrenches on the made in USA section on their website. Did you buy new old stock? SK used to make the Craftsman Professional wrenches (high polish) at one time. They are nice wrenches.
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    09-22-2020, 01:17 PM
    I don't think this has happened yet. There are plans in place to bring some Craftsman tool manufacturing to the US.
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    09-22-2020, 09:52 AM
    10 shot groups are ideal, but not too practical for me. Three reasons....It takes a long time if you doing a load work up (barrel cool down), it is difficult for me to stay "sharp" for 60+ shots, and it wastes resources. I use 5 shot groups. ...
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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
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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