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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    I am interested in acquiring both; I have a few items I could trade. I will PM you to discuss. Wayne
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    Edited Niagara Falls Picture
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    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    WRideout started a thread Picture test in Testing Area
    Test picture of me at Niagara Falls. Handsome devil. Wayne
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    11-13-2018, 11:39 PM
    Thank you, everybody, that means a lot. I have faith in God to lead us through this. Wayne
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    11-13-2018, 08:06 AM
    Last Wednesday, I was told I was being furloughed (read laid off) from my job as a case manager at the agency I work for. Friday was my last day. It so happens that I had been making arrangements for several months to begin moonlighting as a drug...
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    11-13-2018, 07:59 AM
    Thank you Father for Heather's healing, and I ask that you also put your hand of healing on Richard. Amen Wayne
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    11-13-2018, 07:57 AM
    WRideout replied to a thread Keeping my promise in Our Chapel
    Heavenly Father, watch over Robert and Mary, bless them and heal them, and give them both your peace. Amen. Wayne
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    11-10-2018, 07:42 PM
    WRideout replied to a thread A lost child. in Our Town
    If you don't mind giving your son's first name, I would like to pray for him. God be with you and your family. Wayne
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    11-06-2018, 11:42 PM
    I put in the replacement pin today, and shooting the Crossman is a whole new experience now. Thanks for all the help, everybody; I'm back in business. Wayne
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    11-05-2018, 09:19 PM
    Shooting that little Crossman is about enough fun to be illegal. I have improved my pistol shooting by being able to practice at home for next to nothing. I don't feel a need for a lot of mods to the one I have, but I know some people just can't...
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    11-05-2018, 09:11 PM
    We have had a huntable population of Rocky Mountain Elk in Pennsylvania for a few years now; all drawn hunts. In the literature put out by the Game Commission, it says to be sure you know how you will get the animal out of there, after it is down. ...
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    11-05-2018, 08:56 PM
    Sounds like a fun day, Tom. I have been struggling with sighting in some of my rifle loads, but I think it is because I change to many parameters at once; I have a boatload of donated powders, and I'm trying to use them all. Some days you spend...
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    11-05-2018, 08:37 PM
    WRideout replied to a thread starting to cast in Cast Boolits
    One of the best things I ever used for flux was rancid vegetable oil I salvaged from the kitchen. Any more, I flux with used motor oil. It seems like oil helps the lead release from the copper jackets; just my observation. When I smelt range...
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    11-05-2018, 07:56 AM
    Father, be with Wayne through this time, and ease his pain. Restore him to full function. Bless him and all who love him. In Jesus' name, amen. Wayne
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    11-05-2018, 07:52 AM
    Heavenly Father, watch over our nation as we elect leaders tomorrow. Bless this country, and grant us love for our neighbor, wisdom, generosity of spirit, and freedom from crippling fear. Wayne
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    11-05-2018, 07:48 AM
    WRideout replied to a thread Prayers Appreciated in Our Chapel
    Sometimes we help, and sometimes we are helped. I have done both. Blessings on you and your family, Ronnie. Wayne
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    11-03-2018, 08:17 AM
    WRideout started a thread The Good Shepherd in Our Chapel
    John 9:1-41 When I was in seminary, one of the more interesting classes I took was called Biblical Archaeology. We learned a great deal about the world that Jesus lived in while he walked the Holy Land. One of the concepts that the professor...
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    11-01-2018, 09:18 PM
    WRideout replied to a thread Pray for me in Our Chapel
    Like many men, I identified with my chosen profession. At least three times in my life I had to change career fields completely, and always, God has put me into another line of work that has met my needs, and those of my family. At times of...
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    11-01-2018, 08:43 PM
    Thanks, NV. I went ahead and ordered the replacement pin recommended by 35 Shooter. Keeping my fingers crossed. Also, I finally read the owner's manual, and it actually says to oil the pump cup a little, which I thought was verboten with air...
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    10-30-2018, 07:24 AM
    You are in my prayers. I work with the mentally ill every day, and it can take a lot out of me. You have had many losses, and your grief is real. Wayne
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    10-30-2018, 07:17 AM
    Tazman, my nephew was diagnosed with leukemia at age nine. He went through months of treatment, and the doctors told my brother that they should not expect him to ever have children as a result. My nephew is now a grown, married man with three...
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    10-30-2018, 07:13 AM
    WRideout replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Heavenly Father, watch over Boaz, guide his decisions and give him your peace. Amen Wayne
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    10-30-2018, 07:10 AM
    I use a 2 qt cast iron pot on a hot plate. When I smelt range lead, I just fill it up, put the lid on, and go away for an hour; mow the grass or do something else. In an hour to an hour and a half, it will melt. The full-jacket ones I pull out...
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    10-29-2018, 06:50 AM
    Thanks, 35 Shooter. I had a feeling that aftermarket parts would fix this one. Wayne
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    10-27-2018, 07:25 PM
    A couple of years ago, my beloved wife bought me for Xmas a Crossman 1377 air pistol; variable pump kind that has been around forever. I have been shooting it in the basement range, and lately found it to be extremely stiff to pump. I checked it...
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    10-27-2018, 07:00 PM
    WRideout replied to a thread What a year! in Our Town
    I have been a member of the disaster of the week club. At one time, it seemed as if everyone I knew was dying. I was away from my family for that year, and facing a lot of financial difficulties. It does get better. God will be with you. Wayne
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    10-27-2018, 09:28 AM
    In my county I will take my Mark X 30-06 with handloads of 311284 boolits. Still working on the right powder and charge. In Allegheny County, I will use my CVA in-line ML. No rifles in that county; archery, ML or shotgun only. Wayne
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    10-27-2018, 09:01 AM
    WRideout replied to a thread Stupid Things I Do in Cast Boolits
    When poured on a stump, the nitrogen in the powder stimulates the growth of bacteria that eat up the cellulose. The stump remover at Lowes is nitrate-based. A little oxidizing may be at work too. Wayne
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USAR, Ret. Field Artillery Branch
Butler, PA
Shooting, reloading, hunting, fishing, writing
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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