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  • Newtire's Avatar
    12-04-2017, 05:01 PM
    +1 on the powder coating or the Beagling. I have a .44 cap& ball & it called for a .454 boolit but here lately I am seeing that at least some manufacturers are making the bores on .45 Long Colt pistols smaller (same as .45 acp) to avoid confusion??...
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    12-04-2017, 04:36 PM
    Hope that is all it is. That would be great!
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    12-04-2017, 03:48 PM
    Don, We still have that double barrelled gun that Kathy's grandpa had that he left to us. It's in .375 Holland and Holland. Sounds like H & H to me? Kathy said to give it to you if you want it. It only has 2-shots and no scope but a whole gang...
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  • shdwlkr's Avatar
    12-03-2017, 02:06 PM
    the .375 winchester is also 1in 12 twist
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    12-03-2017, 10:52 AM
    lyman makes a 249 and 264 grain then there is the LEE 381268-pb lbt made me a 300 grain
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    11-28-2017, 03:15 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread TC Hawken .45 in Muzzleloading.
    If you have trouble getting real bp you can go to sportsmans warehouse and by black MZ for $10.00 a pound. Over the years I have had several cap locks and found that almost anything that is to be used in bp firearms works some better than others you...
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    11-28-2017, 03:01 PM
    strange issues with .264 win mag brass, I loaded up maybe 150 for a friend as he was doing a load and powder workup. I think that brass was Hornady and Nosler don't remember now but it loaded up fine the first and second loading don't know anymore...
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    11-28-2017, 02:27 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread Cats. What to do wit them in Our Town
    I am a cat person had one in my life since I was 3 weeks old, don't know how many I have had over the decades. I currently have two companion cats and a small dog. I wouldn't know what to do without them. Yes cats do pick their humans, the house I...
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    11-24-2017, 02:28 PM
    Love life a friend of mine has one and I have shot one other, the shotgun butt is much easier on the body then the metal curved one. If you are talking about the Miroku Japanese models they are well made, pricey, but overall yes I would say they...
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    11-18-2017, 02:20 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread Your Health in Our Town
    Wow I count myself lucky to only have arthritis in all my joints and osteoporosis. Winter and damp weather is real fun have so many aches and pains I wonder where I hurt more. Doctor told me I was pre-diabetic so I changed my eating habits and am...
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    11-16-2017, 03:56 PM
    Newtire must be part of being an old grump and few things excite us anymore ha ha
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    11-16-2017, 02:09 PM
    Vietnam was a conflict according to the know it alls back here, ask anyone who was on the ground during that conflict and it sure seems like it was a war. Me I was a combat engineer instructor and hung around even then with a lot of returned vets...
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    11-15-2017, 08:27 PM
    Yes Stu, we know you have those .32 issues. It's ok though, we all have those crosses we bear. Not me but most others..
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    11-15-2017, 07:03 PM
    Well some of us have to accept that we only have 3 Senecas, 2 Cherokees got them a long time ago.
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    11-15-2017, 01:44 AM
    I had one problem with my Crockett that someone on a forum somewhere solved for me. The inside of the hammer was catching on the top of the lock plate. A little work with a stone in the Dremel cleaned up that problem. It is one honking accurate...
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    11-14-2017, 01:29 PM
    same here attachment not working
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    11-13-2017, 10:45 AM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread Did I Make A Mistake? in Leverguns
    Have walked away from many a good firearm deal only to tip a friend off about it and watch them buy the firearm I wished I could. Being retired funds are scarce and in short supply, just recently I found a firearm I would like and at a fair price,...
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    11-11-2017, 06:44 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread pickup trucks? in Our Town
    well I have a 2006 ford f250 cc short box 4x4 and can get 20mpg on the road and it weights 8900 lbs as I have it setup and can tow 12,000 lbs I also have a 2014 gmc denali cc short box 4x4 and get around 18 mpg on the road, both are diesels
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    11-11-2017, 06:39 PM
    I am a graduate Mental health counselor minor in crisis and trauma, not licensed yet due to some of my own health issues that had to be addressed and I am willing to chat with any military personnel, their family, past, present and even future. I...
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    11-11-2017, 12:41 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread Veterans R.I.P. in Our Town
    Never handed a flag to someone but helped fold way to many, left lasting memories some good some not so good. We almost let the flag touch a coffin once wind was really bad, but we never let it touch once we picked it up off the coffin.
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    11-11-2017, 12:36 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread How's your weather ? in Our Town
    those Califorinas moving out are moving in here, hope we have a really snowy winter and they leave come spring or sooner. We don't need liberals here
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    11-11-2017, 12:33 PM
    shdwlkr replied to a thread Veterans Day in Our Town
    To all who are veterans God Bless You until you leave this life. My time was 1969-1977 has taken many decades to admit that little fact, saw a lot that will never be known by many and it never leaves the mind only time makes have less value to you...
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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