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    Today, 11:38 AM
    Can they be totally disabled? More stuff to go wrong.
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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread ? scam in Our Town
    Hackers can set up a random number generator to do a million combinations in a blink of an eye. Then they just need to dump the numbers into a system, and see what they hit. That's also how they get your passwords, and telemarketers find you.
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    I always needed to add a bit more tin to get good fill on the smaller diameters.
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    It sounds like they may have not neutralized the bluing salts. Scrub it down with Coke or Mt. Dew, and see it it stops.
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    03-22-2019, 11:44 AM
    Even hard cast bullets expand. Hard cast is just marketing hype.
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    03-20-2019, 06:29 PM
    22 TCM - It is a modern day 22 Hornet but with cases easily formed from 223. Depending on twist you could shoot heavier than the factory 35 grain. lil’gun will get 2900 FPS easily with jacketed. A couple grs unique is a pip squeak pop gun load -...
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    03-18-2019, 07:28 PM
    Nice try. You did not received the infraction for quoting LBJ, you received it for NOT quoting LBJ. Seems you decided to change the spelling (by using special characters) of a word in the quote in order to bypass our language censor - something...
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    03-18-2019, 10:13 AM
    May all the ups and downs in your life be under the sheets!
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    03-18-2019, 10:08 AM
    I ask people to throw a tennis ball at a wall, and draw and shoot it before it gets back to you. That's how fast a bear moves, and the size of the brain you have to target.
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    03-17-2019, 11:31 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread shedding in Hunting with CB's
    My old Chesapeake would do it. After I would find a fresh one in the spring I would show it to her, and for the next month or so she would go out in the bush and bring them back pretty regularly.
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    03-15-2019, 11:35 AM
    They start when you start the vehicle. They loop record, so are on all the time. If you have an incident you want to save,there is a button you push. Mine saves about three minutes worth.
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    03-15-2019, 11:32 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Leading problem in Cast Boolits
    Sounds like the bullets are undersized. Drop bullets in the cylinder. They should be able to be pushed through with a pencil eraser. If they drop right through, or push out too easy, they are too small.
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    03-15-2019, 11:29 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    Jeff Tanner Molds is still in business. His son is making the molds now. They will cut any diameter.
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    03-14-2019, 07:10 PM
    The one I have you can turn on the motion sensor to take stills when parked.
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    03-14-2019, 07:09 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread From KCSO in Our Town
    Losing the rendezvous gear is a real blow. Much irreplaceable, and invaluable. I don't know what I have left to spare, as I've been downsizing the past couple years. But, let me know what you may need, and If I have it I'll send it along.
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    03-14-2019, 11:49 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread From KCSO in Our Town
    Stand by, we are sending you more water next week!
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    03-13-2019, 10:23 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Trading guns in Our Town
    I believe it is legal to ship in-state for long guns with out FFL. From the BATF website; May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service? A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A...
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    03-13-2019, 10:20 AM
    I have one in my car. I do occasionally catch some funny stuff. I will advise that when you get one, buy a solid mount to put on the mirror. Most come with a suction cup mount. They will come loose in hot and cold weather, so it's better to just...
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    03-11-2019, 11:28 AM
    There should be no circumstance where you need to take off more than 1/4 turn, and that is a negligible amount to remove.
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    03-11-2019, 11:17 AM
    No doubt it was something good. She has only been shooting muzzleloaders for a year or so, and is a great shot with that smoothbore. She took a deer with it this past season.
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    03-10-2019, 01:02 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Garden Question in Our Town
    Good solution. Call a government agency, you may find yourself a hazmat site, and cost yourself thousands.
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    03-10-2019, 12:40 PM
    I was shooting a new rifle I hadn't had time to work up sight and load. I found I was shooting about a foot right and four inches low each shot. Now that it is finally starting to warm up, I'll be able to put in some bench time.
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    03-10-2019, 01:48 AM
    This was the nicest day we've had to shoot in a couple months. Denny has been working shifts that has kept him away from a lot of the shoots, and hopefully he gets a schedule shift this year.
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    03-09-2019, 05:44 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread First Hunting Rifle in Our Town
    6.5X55 is definitely a good all round choice.
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    03-08-2019, 12:10 PM
    I really don't know why people say that. I've unbreeched dozens of rifles and smoothbores. I use a sharp chisel to make an index mark on the bottom, and it is easy to re-index them.
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    03-07-2019, 12:32 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread First Hunting Rifle in Our Town
    I consider the AR a poor platform to teach a new shooter.
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    03-07-2019, 12:27 PM
    Should not have coated the bolt.
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    03-07-2019, 12:25 PM
    A tip on that. Some don't know the proper method. Put the screw or bolt in place, and see where you need to go. Then chuck it in a drill press, and use a file to take down the back surface of the head until it indexes properly.
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    03-05-2019, 12:37 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread RB twist? in Muzzleloading.
    That is the truth. I argued with Lilja to cut a barrel to my specs, explaining I shoot cast bullets. He wasn't listening about required barrel twist for what I needed, so I went to Bauska. No problem, Too bad they are gone.
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    03-05-2019, 12:35 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Ed's Red in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    Ed's Red is good enough that I converted three different gun companies to using it. Beat the hell out of Remoil.
    15 replies | 659 view(s)
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Happily married to a wonderful woman named Pennie, owned by a cat named Thomas P. Murphy.
Idabel, Oklahoma
Shootin', pickin' and singin', and of course casting and reloading.
Local water department service personel.


If I should depart this life while defending those who cannot defend themselves, then I have died the most honorable of deaths. Marc R. Murphy '2006'.


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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