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    Today, 11:41 AM
    Thin Man started a thread Odd Rossi 92 SRC in Leverguns
    A few days ago I saw an early production Rossi rifle branded as a 92 SRC. I call it early because it carries the Interarms roll marks. All of the metal is blue, caliber is 45 Colt, and the barrel would be 22" to 24" long, did not get a chance to...
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    Today, 08:51 AM
    When seating boolits with a long ogive I have used the hot glue frequently. Start by lightly oiling the nose of a boolit, fill the seating stem with hot glue, press the boolit into the stem and lightly twist these to form the cavity. Remove the...
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    Today, 08:26 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Dog opened dove season! in Our Town
    I have always considered the opening day of dove season as my "New Year's Day", the first day of legal regulated game hunting. This is the day all our old friends gather to enjoy each other's company, show off our new (or new to us) shotguns, chow...
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    Today, 08:13 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Firearms magazines in Our Town
    Could it be that your stare's political left leaning is having a spillover effect on the sales of firearms magazines? The "politically correct" crowd must have things their way, and that includes everything the majority of this site's members care...
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    06-17-2018, 10:55 AM
    I remember the Foxworthy series. He had a lot of really pointed captions. A local store started selling T-shirts with his quotes on them. I spied one that said "You might be a redneck if you have more dishes in the sink than in the cabinets." ...
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    06-13-2018, 11:01 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Too long unused in Leverguns
    Your rifle is very similar to my Rossi trapper. These are the handiest of all the lever rifles and a thrill to carry and shoot on a frequent basis. Hope you get to spend more time enjoying your rifle.
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    06-11-2018, 06:57 PM
    Colt Lightweight Commander, 45 acp, pre-70 series. It was the most accurate 45 auto I had ever owned or fired. I bought it new in 1968 but by 1970 was needing cash to get married. Sold it to a friend who later got into trouble with it and it was...
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    06-11-2018, 09:29 AM
    I have held an appreciation for big bore revolvers since the '60's. Probably the first I bought would have been a S&W 1917 (too long ago to recall) and I was hooked from then until now. These revolvers deliver reliability, power and accuracy (with...
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    06-10-2018, 09:54 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread New Wally World policy? in Our Town
    I took the family to Myrtle Beach last week and made a run to wally world for groceries and fishing supplies. They had scopes and ammo but no firearms at all. Didn't notice an "age 21" sign on their wall but could have missed it. Two days after...
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    06-09-2018, 07:31 PM
    Miha, I just now sent over the PayPal authorization for payment to you for my order. Your message arrived at my computer on Monday, and I already had the entire family out for a week of sun and sand. Got home about an hour ago and found your...
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    06-02-2018, 05:47 AM
    Yesterday I cleaned off, re-arranged and somewhat organized the bench top so I could find what I have. While doing the clean-up I pulled a folded paper bag out from under a set of shelves. On top of that bag was one (half a pair) of Glock striker...
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    06-02-2018, 05:43 AM
    I started casting 45 years ago and have only used lube in all that time. That said, lately I have been looking closely at the PC process and working to decide if it will give me anything more than I already have. I keep one sizer loaded with a...
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    06-02-2018, 05:32 AM
    I enjoy finding orphaned brass as this tells me what the most recent trends are for calibers. The continuous flow is still autos v. revolvers, semi-auto rifles v. all others, must be a lot of ninja and preper types out there, also several signs of...
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    06-02-2018, 05:26 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Indoor range fees? in Our Town
    Our local range is indoor only, 8 lanes for any handgun and 4 for rifle but the heavy magnum are taboo due to past damage to the deflector plates. They offer range memberships for either a daily or annual fee. Daily the price is $20, stay on the...
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    06-01-2018, 09:56 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Sucess! in Our Town
    For my first effort at removing a stuck ball I welded a coarse screw onto a section of all-thread. From the other end of the rod I dropped a pair of flat washers wider than the muzzle onto the rod followed by a pair of nuts. Pressed the rod down...
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    06-01-2018, 08:06 AM
    The range in my town gathers all left-over brass and stores it buckets, same for the lead from the target traps. They had several people asking to buy the lead but relative few who asked about brass, except for small quantities of specific...
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    06-01-2018, 07:55 AM
    My Simplicity riding mower has a Kohler 14 H.P. engine that loves to backfire when I shut it down. It has done this for as long as I have owner the mower, about 8-9 years. So far I have not found this to cause any problems with operation or...
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    06-01-2018, 07:04 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread Unusual cartridges in Our Town
    I have a 12 gauge cartridge that was factory loaded to be a slug ("punkin' ball) round. The projectile is a hollow base design. By some mystery the projectile was inserted into the shell upside down, making it a massive 12 gauge hollow point...
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    05-30-2018, 06:29 AM
    Recently I installed a M-Carbo trigger lit on a Kel-Tec 2000 (9mm). The original trigger pull was over 10# and the M-Carbo kit brought it down to 5.5#. The owner had hoped for a lighter final weight but was happy with what he got.
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    05-29-2018, 07:16 AM
    My Lyman 4X molds are 35793 (pointed GC), 358101 (75 WC) and 452460 (200 SWC). I cast with the 45 mold more than the other two combined. Beyond that I have a Saeco 313-325 (most accurate 32 revolver boolit I have ever cast), NEI 105-313 (full WC)...
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    05-28-2018, 08:22 AM
    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is right now considering an amendment to their current muzzle loading season rifle regulations. At this time only muzzle loading rifles are permitted. The proposal they are going to consider is whether to...
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    05-24-2018, 09:51 PM
    Speaking about old Lee molds reminded me that about 4-5 months ago I bought two old Lee single cavity molds, both for the 41 Magnum caliber. These molds are so old the blocks are held to the handles by large sheet metal screws. Both are plain...
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    05-22-2018, 11:00 AM
    Our local Krogers pulled everything NRA out of their stores after the Las Vegas shooting. As far as I am concerned it will be a cold day in San Francisco before I buy anything from them ever again, even if they do bring back the NRA materials. Our...
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    05-22-2018, 10:53 AM
    Thin Man replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    To all of you who have used toilet paper to roll a yard, there is another way to get the job done. Wait until a heavy rain has passed and the ground is soaked, then wait until the wee hours of the morning. Quietly back your car, truck, 4WD, etc...
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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