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    05-25-2018, 11:09 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Open revelation in Our Chapel
    If that was what happened, then God did not tell Moses the whole story and He would have had good reasons for doing so that we cannot fathom. Maybe a bit of a “white lie”....but that gives me even more issues to deal with. I will continue to...
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    05-25-2018, 10:38 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Open revelation in Our Chapel
    BWP, Abraham lived to 175, Isaac to 180....why would you conclude that ancient man would not have comprehended 1000 years? And Charlie, many of the things you mentioned were not explained in the Bible because ancient man had not discovered...
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    05-24-2018, 07:26 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Open revelation in Our Chapel
    Charlie, Genesis has at least one fatal “flaw” that continues to disturb me. That is all creatures who walk the land were created on the same day. No evidence has yet shown that dinosaurs and man coexisted. The most “rational” reason I have...
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    05-23-2018, 07:24 AM
    The price would be fine if it was not necessary to cut apart each piece from the runner and have a rather large flat spot remaining. I suppose they will shoot fine at short range, but it seems to negate all the other precision machining. I...
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    05-16-2018, 02:46 PM
    I fired over 10k rounds of .22 before getting a CF pistol. Time well spent. If you cannot group with a .22, you will do a lot worse with a CF. My opinion is far too many people use full power loads too soon in their training. I load...
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    05-14-2018, 10:31 AM
    If I was starting again, I would get a Master Caster. The downside is that it uses Magma molds but that is resolved by taking the pot off and then any mold can be used. I bought one set up that way, (separate stand). As I can no longer do long...
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    05-10-2018, 11:09 AM
    Nice story. Even the smart ones do dumb things sometimes. About the only criteria I have is not to shoot young critters unless they are pests. I hate seeing fawns and spike bucks shot. Anyway... My buddy shot a nice 22 pounder bird this...
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    05-09-2018, 08:49 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Bug Out BOX ? in Reloading Equipment
    This is one of the worst ideas I can imagine for bugging out. I don't believe many people contemplating bugging out have carried a 75 lb backpack very far. Weight WILL kill you. Even in a vehicle, it makes more sense to carry ammunition. I...
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    05-09-2018, 08:40 AM
    If the SHTF for longer than the life of a typical solar system, powering a cell phone will be least of our concerns.
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    05-06-2018, 08:42 AM
    It makes little sense for civilians to worry about fmj bullets when better options are available. I can carry a lot more 5.56 than .308, and I like having more in the magazine. At 400 yards, anyone with some marksmanship skills will be...
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    05-06-2018, 08:27 AM
    Hope you find a reason....otherwise it will not be a fun gun to own.
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    05-05-2018, 09:05 PM
    I had a Dillon 900. I would not recommend it. I sold it after less than 1000 rounds loaded. The 650 is too slow for my needs but may meet yours. Check if it resizes as I recall it does not.
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    05-05-2018, 08:39 PM
    I will take one
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    05-04-2018, 07:14 AM
    Can’t help pulling your chain.....but just how long would it take to make bullets and reload a case of 5000 that is currently available for $225 delivered?
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    05-03-2018, 05:37 PM
    My price point depends on my stock level. I will NEVER have less than 10k on I start shopping/buying at 20k.
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    05-02-2018, 01:45 PM
    For a new rifle I shoot jacketed bullets unless it is a pistol caliber rifle. If it will not group with jacketed bullets it is unlikely to group with cast.
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    05-02-2018, 07:59 AM
    Using a mesh type cloth would make it a bit more wind friendly if there is something that will not melt when hot brass is laying next to it. Maybe only use the mesh for the large vertical "sail". Good thinking and I will be making something like...
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    05-01-2018, 06:51 PM
    I would like the 30 Luger, the 7.7 jap. Pm to follow F R Ray
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    05-01-2018, 08:21 AM
    My 2001 Dodge Ram is similarly affected - top of cab and hood. I am thinking of scuff sanding it and painting those parts black. It is my plow truck and beater but I try to take good care of it. Still, it seems a waste to spend much money on...
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    05-01-2018, 08:12 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Ticks :-( in Our Town
    There are some decent tick remover tools that remove them properly. I carry one at all times on my key chain as ticks here can be bad. NEVER leave the head attached. Pulling them off is not the way to remove them. Some of the rednecks burn...
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    05-01-2018, 08:03 AM
    The procedure as described in Wilsons book and posted by JBinMN addresses an easy way to accomplish the goal. It seems to take care of the sear issue as well as vastly minimizing the chance of a pistol going full auto as the disconnector is...
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    04-30-2018, 09:09 PM
    dverna replied to a thread First Levergun in Leverguns
    Read post #1 more carefully.
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    04-30-2018, 07:17 AM
    dverna replied to a thread First Levergun in Leverguns
    If you shoot a lot, it will be less expensive to trade it for a .327 or .38/.357 lever action and shoot reloads. Might be tough trading a wedding present but it is what I would do.
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    04-30-2018, 07:08 AM
    A quick call to PW will get you the right answer. I have three of their machines and have had great dealings with them.
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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