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    05-23-2018, 07:42 AM
    I made a mix of 8 ounces (weight) to 2 ounces (liquid volume) Quicksilver 2-cycle oil. At that ratio there wasn't a problem with consistency or oil weeping. I don't think I would add any more oil because it simply isn't needed. Bullet lube simply...
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    05-20-2018, 10:30 AM
    I whacked a big one on Friday. I was sitting on the porch talking to the neighborhood cat and heard the click of toenails on our wood walkway. Looked up and a big female was just casually strolling across the yard. Of course I didnít have a gun. It...
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    05-19-2018, 10:22 PM
    Send it back to Dan and see if he can fix it.
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    05-19-2018, 11:28 AM
    We’re talking about home mixed stuff, not home made. Guys aren’t refining crude in their backyards. What do you think commercial gun lubes are, some magic formula whipped up especially for guns? Not hardly: the market is way too small for any...
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    05-19-2018, 10:15 AM
    What, you mean people don’t just send you money for nothing? I’m shocked. They lost me when they started talking about getting “your fair share.”
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    05-17-2018, 09:04 PM
    The can on my 300 blackout has seen at least 5K rounds, all of them cast and lubed. I specifically bought a serviceable can for this very reason, and I have cleaned a good bit of lead out of it. I just recently started using the Hi-Tek coating and...
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    05-16-2018, 09:50 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Ticks :-( in Our Town
    We are getting tiny little ticks here that I didn’t used to see. I’ve pulled two off of myself already, one in a place I don’t even want to think about having an infection! I think I will try the permethrin this year.
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    05-14-2018, 04:49 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Knife Blade ?? in Our Town
    I bought a couple of finished blades from Jantz about 20 years ago. They both were 440C and made very good knives.
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    05-14-2018, 12:28 PM
    I am told that one of the reasons there are so few gun shows in my very pro-gun state is that agents from the Revenue Cabinet used to go down the aisles passing out sales tax reporting forms to all the vendors. Even guys who were just doing a one...
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    05-13-2018, 11:42 PM
    The NOE 30 caliber bullets are on sale right now, so this is a good time to get one.
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    05-12-2018, 02:37 PM
    I don’t know. It might start that way, but once they start tasting the green they will probably go after every bead and trinket seller they can find.
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    05-12-2018, 10:56 AM
    I doubt that KY is alone in that we have a legal requirement to pay state taxes on any out of state purchases we make. There’s a line on our state income tax form called “Kentucky Usage Tax” where we are supposed to calculate and pay the sales tax...
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    05-08-2018, 07:39 AM
    Iíve put a whole bunch (thousands) of gas checked subsonic bullets through my silencer with no problems. Ironically I did have a bad baffle strike with a plain based bullet. It was one of those long, skinny Blackout bullets and I think it had an...
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    05-07-2018, 04:29 PM
    Almost all of the bullets will go thru a can. This makes sense to me. This also makes sense to me. Hmmm...
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    05-07-2018, 04:25 PM
    I retired in November, and I pretty much feel like you. I wasn't planning on going just yet, but my boss retired because they were threatening to screw up our retirement, and she made a good case that I should cash out before I lost all my...
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    05-07-2018, 12:45 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Tractor forums in Our Town
    Since you want a backhoe, make sure you look for one that is mounted to the tractor frame or a dedicated subframe. I hear horror stories about aftermarket 3 point mounted backhoes causing damage to the tractor.
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    05-06-2018, 01:51 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Tractor forums in Our Town
    I bought one when we moved onto seven acres because I wanted to not have to run a lawnmower over that much territory. I let quite a bit of it grow up and now only bushhog it just a couple of times a year. I also bought a 3 point tiller and expanded...
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    05-06-2018, 09:54 AM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Tractor forums in Our Town
    When I was tractor shopping I joined and picked up some good info. They tend to focus on modern and newer tractors, as opposed to other forums that are filled with guys who love to talk about tractors...
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    05-04-2018, 10:32 PM
    I recently started using the Hi-Tek coating. I have mold for the Ranch Dog .432 bullet: it’s a gas checked tumble lube design. I would like to coat them but I don’t know how to go about doing it correctly. Do I seat the checks and then coat? Seems...
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    05-03-2018, 09:07 PM
    Elkins45 replied to a thread Mini cameras in Our Town
    Look for something called a Flip Camera. They were (are?) small and light video cameras used for observing teachers in classrooms, student video projects and the like.
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    05-01-2018, 10:49 PM
    I may be wrong but I donít think it ever happened. I think it was one of the group buys that was supposed to happen but never did, and that was finally pushed off the edge by a moderator. I was signed up for one for months IIRC. Having said that,...
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    05-01-2018, 10:38 PM
    Changing calibers or even bullet styles in the same diameter is more of an effort with a Star. If you see yourself frequently switching sizing dies then the Star may not be for you. Where the Star excels is setting it up and then doing huge runs of...
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    04-29-2018, 10:27 PM
    Handloader isn't most magazines. Itís the only gun magazine I subscribe to. Regarding the loads with newest powders: we already have plenty of loads with the old powders. Itís the newest ones we need info on.
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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