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    Today, 08:18 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Boys first rifle in Factory Rifles
    My oldest son got a bolt action single shot from Wal Mart, I believe it was actually made in Canada for Saveg, good rifle and a good bit bigger than most youth rifles a lot of which are so tiny the kid outgrows it by age five. Youngest got a...
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    Today, 08:13 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread TV show Mars in Our Town
    I had not ever been a big TV watcher, but lately have been enjoying it. The package my wife switched us to has MeTV, getTV and FETv which all show a lot of real old TV shows and there are several others on it that do too. Seems I can surf around...
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Squirrel chili in Cookin' Recipe's
    A lot of people make chili with chicken. One of these days, gonna try it with fish. One of the beauties of chili, no hard and fast rules to it.
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    I killed a buck when I swas stationed at Fort Sill which is the only one I ever got an accurate weight on just because they were so particular about check procedures on post. The buck was 147 pounds without all the guts and lungs in it. It was...
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    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    Nice buck! And with a muzzle loader too. Congrats.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 08:19 PM
    I loaded up 18 more .32 Smith and Wesson cases for the wife's purse pistol. Which meant trickling 1.1 grains of Bullseye onto the scale to go with the 85gr cast bullet....truly hand-loading...
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    12-09-2018, 01:51 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Wts- molds and checks in Swappin & Sellin
    I'll take both full boxes of lyman checks. 44 and 30 cal.
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    12-09-2018, 12:11 PM
    Had six or eight in the freezer and #2 son is home from college so simmered them in the crock pot, picked all the meat off the bones and made a pot of white chili. Not sure what all he put in it, but it turned out pretty good. The past few...
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    12-09-2018, 11:07 AM
    I've had a Bull Dog for about 30 years now. I shoot a few boxes through it a year. For what it is, it's a good little gun. Never had a problem with it. In a bad situation at realistic gun fight distances, I'd feel well-armed with it. Mine was...
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    12-08-2018, 03:24 PM
    I had a 600 in 6mm for a long time, which I foolishly let go. It was very accurate. They are kinda funny looking, but good rifles. Something like that in .35 Remington would be an awesome combo.
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    12-08-2018, 12:52 PM
    I have both. Started with "M" dies for most of my cast boolit calibers, and then I also added the Lee to the equipt inventory. Both have their place in my tool line-up.
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    12-08-2018, 12:25 PM
    The top image is chambered in 450/400-3" Nitro Express. This is a 1-H, the tropical with a heavy 24" barrel. The bottom image is chambered in 9.3 X 74R. This is a 1-S, the medium sporter with a 26" barrel.
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    12-07-2018, 10:35 PM
    I started deer hunting with one of those Investarms in .50 caliber 21 years ago, I had been casting and handloading for a long time, and the Kansas muzzle loader season worked better for my work schedule, so Dad gave me one. Got the Lyman Plains...
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    12-07-2018, 10:24 PM
    I'll take 200. PM incoming.
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    12-07-2018, 08:16 AM
    When I was stationed up at Fort Richardson, we were issued the Mickey Mouse boots and they aren't as bad to get around in as you'd think when you get used to them, but there were required inspections on them and they stamped the date on the heel. ...
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    12-06-2018, 09:03 PM
    I bought a pair of Sorels before I went to Alaska. My feet get cold quick, and several years ago I stopped fooling around, if it's below freezing and I'm going to be on a deer stand, those Sorels are what I wear.
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    12-06-2018, 08:21 PM
    Thanks Italia1825. I was in need of a project. Took me about a week or so to get it done. Took longer for Amazon to get me the Hunter leather carrier than to get the project finished. Sometimes working in a cabinet shop has its advantages. lol
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    12-06-2018, 11:41 AM
    I think the No.1's are the best looking guns out there for single shot rifles produced domestically, as to them being accurate, to an extent just like other type action rifles, sometimes it is just the luck of the draw. Although, some can be...
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    12-06-2018, 09:08 AM
    That's really cool that you're doing this, your Dad sounds like a great guy. Just me thinking, but consider just drilling a hole to fasten to the key chain some way and just leave the cartridges as they were at the funeral rather than trying to...
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    12-06-2018, 08:39 AM
    I was working for a small shop in Flagstaff Arizona when the first Glocks started to arrive in 1980. First generation Olive Drab color. Wish I had purchased about a dozen of them now. Anyways, all the LEO's were either carrying revolvers or auto...
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    12-05-2018, 08:36 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread Siamese Mauser in Military Rifles
    a rethreaded 7.62x54R M-N barrel might be a pretty easy conversion also.
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    12-05-2018, 08:29 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread Siamese Mauser in Military Rifles
    30-40 Krag or a rethreaded and re-chambered 303 British rifle barrel would be my personal choices although both require more than simply screwing a new Mauser Large Ring barrel onto the action (indexing the extractor slot I believe would be required...
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    12-05-2018, 07:07 PM
    I saw it also in January. I was like no. 4 in line to try to get it. Bruce
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    12-05-2018, 06:44 PM
    Yes, I still believe in common sense reloading. I don't load my 400 Corbon anywhere close to its full potential either for the same reason. Shooting the 400 Corbon with 155gr SWC with light loads in a full size 1911 literally pops the brass down...
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    12-05-2018, 06:18 PM
    Folks talk down about Star pistols...until they own and shoot one. Then they want one. For me, it is a Star Super in 9mm Largo.
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    12-05-2018, 05:31 PM
    Does anyone still have one of these old 1911 wildcat barrels or have they all gone into dust trails of history? CH4D still stocks the die sets and I've already got a 1911 in .400 Corbon that I load 155gr SWC and sized at .401 and use .38 Special...
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    12-05-2018, 05:28 PM
    and the 9x23 brass has a very thick web at the base which helps since my older 38 Super barrel has the older feed ramp and link pin design which leaves a good piece of the cartridge base unsupported unlike the modern ramped barrels.
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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