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    Today, 02:45 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Devastating accident in Our Chapel
    Thank you. Yes, they’re working on a go-fund-me, and friends are organizing a community fundraiser as well. My sister is optimistic about a good degree of recovery, but she said he’s really taking it hard emotionally. It’s been really rough,...
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    Today, 01:28 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Heart troubles in Our Town
    I'm very worried right now because some other health issues are being diagnosed that could mean them not being able to do surgery at all. It's been a rough day.
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    08-21-2019, 12:22 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Devastating accident in Our Chapel
    Good news and bad news. Good news is there are tiny signs of improvement each day. He can wiggle a couple more fingers and move a foot. It’s going to be a long, slow recovery, with no idea how much he’ll recover. The bad news is they will be...
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    08-21-2019, 12:31 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Heart troubles in Our Town
    Thanks guys. They now have a plan going forward, which involves a quintuple bypass in the very near future.
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    08-19-2019, 02:07 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Heart troubles in Our Town
    I want to again say thank you for all the input, good words and prayers. I have a tendency to stress and worry, talk a lot. Later I feel a little foolish at having started a thread about a private matter on an open forum, to ask the opinions of...
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    08-19-2019, 01:10 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Heart troubles in Our Town
    It sounds like now they're in the process of scheduling bypass surgery for the very near future. I totally understand lifestyle changes and diet to avoid heart disease, but I don't understand bypass surgery being of "questionable benefit". All...
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    08-18-2019, 11:11 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread I HATE this EVIL weed!! in Our Town
    I've never had it myself, either, but when I was young I heard about some neighbor kids that got in bad trouble one time. It seems they were not sensitive to it, could touch it without problem, so they had a really mean idea. There was a rope...
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    08-18-2019, 05:30 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Heart troubles in Our Town
    This comes right on the heels of my brother-in-law’s car wreck last week (they live next door and work together). At this point he’s paralyzed and they don’t know to what degree he might recover.
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    08-18-2019, 05:20 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Heart troubles in Our Town
    Thank you all. A big part of what’s bothering me is not really being a part of it. My dad and I are not close, never have been. Communication between us is difficult and my opinion carries little weight with him. I talk to my mom more and argued...
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    08-18-2019, 12:42 AM
    Awesome!!! Thank you for the update!
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    08-17-2019, 05:36 PM
    fatelk started a thread Heart troubles in Our Town
    I know there's a lot of guys here who know about these things, and I have a question. I had a thread about this in the off-topic forum I think, but apparently threads go away after a certain amount of time there, so here's a new one. My dad, in...
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    08-17-2019, 05:26 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Devastating accident in Our Chapel
    Thank you everyone. We really appreciate all the good words and prayers. I live in a different state, half a country away, but I keep up with everything by phone. He's out of the ICU and going to be starting the rehab process. Apparently he was able...
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    08-15-2019, 03:46 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread dumb phone dillema in Our Town
    My phone is provided by work, but my wife and two teenagers are on Republic wireless. We have to buy the phones, but the total bill for all three is $50 per month. The kids’ phones are $15/month each, unlimited talk and text. They are smart...
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    08-15-2019, 02:01 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread dumb phone dillema in Our Town
    If I was buying my own phone, I don't think I'd get an iPhone. I'd buy something like what my wife has, a Motorola of some sort. It seems to me that the latest and greatest, high tech stuff with all the bells and whistles is aimed primarily at...
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    08-15-2019, 01:20 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread dumb phone dillema in Our Town
    I have a 6s and it's a good phone. My boss dropped his in a lake so the company sent him the newest version and he hates it. He told me I should hang on to my 6s as long as I can. I don't understand people who get new phones every year. I'd use...
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    08-14-2019, 01:38 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Devastating accident in Our Chapel
    Thank you, everyone. I'll update if anything changes. They're all so happy that he's alive, but pretty freaked out about the paralysis. It's been less than a week though. On a related note, everyone wear your seat belts! My brother-in-law is one...
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    08-13-2019, 11:16 PM
    I saw that too, and thought the exact same thing.
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    08-13-2019, 11:14 PM
    I loaded up some 105gr loads with a pinch of Bullseye. The closest sizer I have is .359" so I sized them before powder coating them, and they came out right at .361", and push through the cylinder throats perfectly. I'll shoot some next time I get...
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    08-13-2019, 05:33 PM
    fatelk started a thread Devastating accident in Our Chapel
    Please pray for my brother-in-law and family. They're facing some serious hardship. He was in a car accident and had to be flown to a big city hospital. Among other injuries he has cracked vertebrae and injured/swollen spinal cord. The doctors feel...
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    08-07-2019, 11:55 PM
    You all are going to laugh at me (maybe), but for some reason I went and bought another one. The first was a black one, and this one is silver. I took it to the range today, and I think it shoots even better than the first one, and I was plenty...
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    08-07-2019, 11:35 PM
    Guys, the gun was in shootable condition from the start. They had been shooting it. Had they not talked to me about it, they would have continued to shoot it, until it crumbled into pieces or blew up. Don't try to guilt-trip me here; it's not like...
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    08-07-2019, 09:05 PM
    Interesting. Before I looked it up, I had never even heard of a twist finish. This one has no finish left at all, just a greyish-brown look of an ancient shotgun that hasn't been well taken care of. It's kind of a beater and I sure wish I had been...
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    08-07-2019, 03:42 PM
    That's pretty cool, thank you! I'll pass the info along to him. They're practical shooters and hunters, but it's good to know that ammo is available should they want to shoot it occasionally. If it were mine I'd load up some black powder loads...
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    08-07-2019, 01:38 PM
    What I was asking specifically was about the wisdom of shooting it with modern ammo. You all have completely confirmed my initial inclination- a big NO. As to "Twist Finish", the info I was able to find indicated that it was just a finish...
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    08-07-2019, 01:09 PM
    Is anyone using the Federal Black Pack ammo? I bought a bunch last November, and saw it on sale again recently for $60 for the case of 1600 rounds. That's the equivalent of $18.75/500. In my experience it's excellent ammo. It seems almost like...
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    08-07-2019, 01:46 AM
    A good friend asked me to take a look at a shotgun of his. It's an old Belgian made SXS 12 gauge, marked "Lancaster Arms Co." From doing a little research on the proof marks, I think it was made sometime just pre-WWI. It's marked "Twist Finish...
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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