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    Yesterday, 03:15 AM
    What type of tackle do you use to catch deer??????????? https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/FAQ__CWD_UP_636379_7.pdf Is a mandatory deer check being established in the area? Not at this time. The DNR’s primary focus for response is...
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    01-14-2019, 10:00 AM
    In my previous residence, I had installed a gas furnace and was impressed, so I did the same here a few years later. The first was plumbed with black iron and the next with a flexible line coated with a yellow plastic. I never got an ad suggesting...
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    01-14-2019, 08:39 AM
    Relaxing, enjoyment, honing our hand eye coordination= Priceless!
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    01-13-2019, 07:49 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Stupid cold in Our Town
    When I was a kid everyone had a cold and the major complaint was a week with a snotty nose. Now, it seems the nose drainage flows south and affects the throat and then the lungs for at least a week each and two trips to the Doc. Are colds worse or...
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    01-13-2019, 12:07 PM
    Many punched flash holes have a burr inside the case. Drilling removes it, and eliminates yet another variable which is very important with light or heavy loads.
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    01-13-2019, 11:47 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Too much technology in Our Town
    My experience with after market add on accessories is dismal. Most are cheaply made at exorbitant prices and have a history of less than a years service before failure. Even the factory installed ones don't seem to last, but then YMMV. I'm...
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    01-13-2019, 11:24 AM
    My son now drives the "73 Chevy pickup that my Dad bought in "75. In between it served me for 9 years. The "73 Suburban I bought new was traded for an "03 Dodge, which I still drive. To me, having a fancy new ride w/lots of bells and whistles,...
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    01-13-2019, 03:13 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 45-70 in Our Town
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/8/17/is-the-45-70-govt-cartridge-still-relevant/ http://www.cartridgecollector.net/45-70-government https://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/1zy1qh/history_and_development_of_the_4570_government/ ...
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    01-12-2019, 05:57 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Too much technology in Our Town
    With all the smart vehicle technology why can't they make all cars with the ability of a remote starter? At my age that's a useful extra on just a few currently. The only time I had a vehicle broken in to was after an officer insisted I lock it...
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    01-11-2019, 05:04 PM
    These are very nice. Been using them for a long time. http://www.stalwartreloading.com/products.html https://www.brownells.com/reloading/case-preparation/loading-blocks/stalwart-wooden-loading-blocks-prod33205.aspx
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    01-11-2019, 02:02 AM
    Light strikes could be a sign of long headspace. Same for the primer appearance. The primer backs out with the case forward than get reseated under pressure.
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    01-10-2019, 09:33 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Stupid cold in Our Town
    My MIL made a brew with white lighten and rock candy. It didn't do anything to stop the tickle, but you didn't cough again out of fear.
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    01-10-2019, 07:54 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Land line out in Our Town
    Before cell phones and dial phones we had a party line and 3 digit phone number. It worked. You told the operator the number you wanted or sometimes the name and she connected you, period. I don't ever remember it failing unless there was...
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    01-10-2019, 06:19 AM
    I load for a lot of different rifles in the same caliber bottleneck cases mostly for long range competition. I prefer the Redding or Forster micrometer and neck bushing dies. For 223 and 308 I run Dillon carbide sizing dies. For handgun it is...
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    01-09-2019, 09:41 PM
    Anyone else being badgered to signup for nat gas line ins? Several years ago I added gas heat and hot water. Ever since, I have gotten weekly contract requests for ins against leaking lines inside the house. Does the gas co expect trouble or...
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    01-09-2019, 09:32 PM
    You can order some here for $13.00 per 100 http://westernbullet.com/45riflecaliber.html http://westernbullet.com/ly4gr6.html http://westernbullet.com/noe4gr3.html
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    01-09-2019, 09:24 PM
    They once sold houses in kit form.
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    01-09-2019, 08:50 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Gout hit me in Our Town
    Who'd thunk, something as small as your toe could turn you into a whimpering little girl? And, by the end of the second night with no sleep, you'd consider a 44 HP as pain relief? BTDT, during a week long camping trip in the deep woods. I had to...
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    01-09-2019, 02:38 PM
    I was thinking more along the lines of a chemical analysis using a mass spectrometer or whatever analysis equipment would be best for the task. Until the 1880's BP was the only viable option for BP and the manufacture of it would be at it's...
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    01-09-2019, 01:57 AM
    We still have lots of loaded cartridges from the BP days. I know of at least three kegs of unopened rifle BP from the civil war. A friend of mine is into very old and expensive liquors. I have sampled 200 year old liquors. If we still have 200...
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    01-09-2019, 01:09 AM
    We all agree the BP quality and fouling properties vary depending on manufactures processes. That is true today same as it was in the past. I have often read about the superior powders of the past. With the increased technology the very finest...
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    01-09-2019, 12:41 AM
    For LE write a ticket or citation they need to site what code you allegedly violated. Without that it's not a valid citation.
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    01-08-2019, 06:07 AM
    No https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1011096636/hornady-custom-grade-new-dimension-neck-sizer-die https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018253567/hornady-match-grade-new-dimension-bushing-2-die-set
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    01-08-2019, 04:19 AM
    Products like Simichrome use 8 to 10 microns sized particles. https://www.gesswein.com/p-5092-simichrome-polish.aspx That puts it at about 1,800 grit https://www.gessweincanada.com/category-s/11328.htm Most custom hand lapped barrels do not...
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    01-08-2019, 03:19 AM
    I find that I can shot quicker and more accurately one handed with the standard Blackhawk grip. Two handed I do better with the Bisley. With the double action grip style 44 Mag is about max for me before it becomes uncomfortable. The Bisley...
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    01-08-2019, 01:03 AM
    Last I read Dug was not reaming them anymore. He purchased a Sunnen hone and hones them now. That is a better method than reaming.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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