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    11-24-2014, 09:34 PM
    not it being a smart mouth, but for what??? Roadie got a little too "too" for my taste, but I don't see any thing after that. its beginning to get rather facinating what gets warned or "disappeared" and what seemingly should set off the fire...
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    11-24-2014, 07:05 PM
    Just to keep you safe, there's been a couple blow ups, and member Bob S. had a high pressure excursion with a load that all references say should have been just fine. Bob is smarter than the average bear and was using a lanyard. He has acquired an...
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    11-23-2014, 11:33 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread First Deer in Hunting with CB's
    Welcome to the club!! Doubly so, first deer, and with cast!
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    11-23-2014, 08:21 PM
    Funny part is, when things go South due to the real life idiots in charge, the "nerdy" zombie goobers are going to already have many of the skills that Grandma used to get through the last Depression,,,,,
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    11-22-2014, 07:21 PM
    I don't know if you've shot it or not, if you haven't, the first few trials ought to be fired with a lanyard.
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    11-22-2014, 12:12 PM Waco, sounds like it need the throat cleaned up. Spend a little time on Bellm's site, much to see concerning T/C factory throats. There are stellar and there are horrible,,,,,, 30-30 in the...
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    11-22-2014, 12:04 PM
    The look on her face just plain says it all. Please tell the young lady congratulations for a job well done and that we are proud of her for not getting discouraged after toughing it out last year! Well done Dad.
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    11-21-2014, 10:15 AM
    Ok, thats cool, I seem to remember that members have done it before. The main point of my question is that I am given to understand that the (primary?) ingredient is unobtainium. Maybe 45 2.1 can shed some light here,,,,,
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    11-21-2014, 09:43 AM
    It is my understanding that "Starlube" is unrepeatable because (one/some?) part of the ingredients are of unknown composition that is no longer made or sold. (Can't be sent to the lab?). Is this correct?
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    11-20-2014, 10:57 PM
    :bigsmyl2:Did someone say Tactical Flexible Flyer Little Red Wagon?
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    11-19-2014, 10:39 AM
    It it literally is an academic interpretation, defining the difference between the pursuit of game as an act of leisure, and harvesting game for subsistence. ie, it's not the colloquial definition of wether something is "Sporting" or not.
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    11-19-2014, 10:27 AM
    Unless the animals are sitting in a pen or cage awaiting to be shot, it most certainly is hunting. If pursuit is involved, its hunting. It is still Fair Chase even if the hunter has upped his side of the equation with a vehicle, wether it be...
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    11-19-2014, 07:36 AM
    Here you go:
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    11-17-2014, 01:35 AM
    You know something EDG. I've got some SL brass that's somewhere in the neighborhood of 54. It's very heavy brass, and it's very soft in the head brass. The combination made for a couple blown primers using the same load that worked just fine in...
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    11-15-2014, 09:33 PM
    There's no other feeling in the world quite like it, is there?
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    11-15-2014, 02:22 PM
    A big thank you to Dragonrider for just an outstanding deal! The guy not only left the loading dies with the press, but went to the trouble of adjusting the dies before shipping it when I mentioned using it to load .357 magnum! When I get it...
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    11-15-2014, 01:56 PM
    Hmm, if it took 5 hours for the first one, that means 2 1/2 hrs for the second one, and if you did ten moulds at one time and charged, say, $100 bucks a pop, and did 3 or 4 runs a year,,,,,,,just seems like a neat way to make a little extra...
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    11-14-2014, 06:13 PM
    I am suspicious that something may have gone wrong with either baby or Mom. At the least I would advise putting the bitching on a short leash until the full story is known. I am not defending him, just been around long enough to know "stuff"...
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    11-14-2014, 04:56 PM
    Love Life, tell me about the 1/2 minute adjustment, or link me to info you found. I have a couple PH gallows arms, one with a coarse elevation screw, one with a fine screw. Someone put the gallows arm with the coarse screw into a PH5B that has a...
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    11-14-2014, 03:39 PM
    In this case it was a Nosler Partition over 35gr 4895. In Bob S's case, it was a Winchester Powerpoint over 30gr 4895. For a 6mm bullet, it too has a very thick jacket. I don't think a Partition bullet is likely to strip in the bore. Slowed or...
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    11-13-2014, 03:27 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread another adrenaline junkie in Our Town
    interstingly enough, above a certain speed, the broken yellow yellow line between lanes becomes one continuous line and is easily observable on a motorcycle capable of 150+ MPH. you get where you want to go rilly, rilly, quickly too,,,,,,,,,
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    11-13-2014, 02:34 PM
    Andrews10, welcome! Would you tell us where in the world you are, and the type of shooting you will be doing?
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    11-13-2014, 02:32 PM
    Now here's some interesting things I found while surfing. Seems the US had higher priority uses for tin toward the end of the Great War other than using it in the core of bullets or in exploding shells. So, the fellows at the lead companies got...
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    11-13-2014, 12:11 PM
    There have been big advances in pressure testing since those old manuals were printed. That's the biggest factor, but there's also the legal aspect, people suing the people who produced the manual. "I followed their directions and my rifle blew...
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    11-12-2014, 05:56 PM
    We often get confusing dimensions from various sources. One upon a time 30-40 brass may have been .457 in the head, but most of what I now have runs closer to .453 with .457 being more a chamber dimension. Original 6mm Lee runs .447, but I bet...
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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