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    Today, 02:29 AM
    I downloaded the scanner scanned my DL and looked at the results. About the only thing it didn't have was my blood type. I suppose "they" know that I did that. I'll be on the lookout for the black helicopter tomorrow when I go to Ft....
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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Flared some 9mm and flared and reprimed a few 30/30 brass. I also tried my hand at putting a paper patch on three boolits for the 30/30 but I dunno how that's going to work.
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    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    I use H110. Shoots well from my SRH.
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    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Sunflowers & Doves in Our Town
    My experience is that if I hit a dove it was going to die that day anyway.......
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    07-15-2018, 11:22 PM
    I like shiny brass. But there are times when I went back to the shed to make sure everything was unplugged. Then one night I looked out the window and saw that the lights were on. I could have sworn I had turned them off. Chemicals will do that to...
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    07-15-2018, 09:29 PM
    I'm happy to see that there are others that tried stuff before I did. That will save me a project. I may try it with my 30/30 if I get bitten by the bug again....
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    07-15-2018, 09:20 PM
    Every time I go onto Ft, Benning my DL gets scanned, or I don't get on. Lori has a CAT card, as she works as a teacher on base. Makes life eaier. I can go through any gate with her driving. Still have to show my DL, however....
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    07-15-2018, 03:15 PM
    I didn't take a picture, but yesterday at the SO range I shot twelve shots into a small hole @25 yards from an improvised rest with a load of 5 gr. Bullseye, a LR magnum primer, a Lee 160 gr.gc bullet sized to .309 and lubed with two different...
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    07-15-2018, 11:08 AM
    resized and cleaned some 9mm and 30/30 brass, then cleaned the pistols that I too to the range. Gotta get my 30/30 cleaned soon. I only shot 20 rounds from it, and 12 of those were mouse fart loads. Mighty fine group from those! Well, all the loads...
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    07-13-2018, 11:31 PM
    I live a few miles SE of Beagle333 a block from the Chattahoochee river. Humidity is always horrible here. I inspect my firearms at least monthly, and those that make the trip to the range and get fired get a good cleaning in the shed, starting with...
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    07-13-2018, 01:57 AM
    It's strange, but I can handle the recoil from a SRH a lot better than a SBH.... And my encore pistol in .454 was too much......
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    07-13-2018, 01:47 AM
    Well well, I have a few boxes from when I was loading for a .454. Now I know what to do with them......
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    07-13-2018, 01:38 AM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Accuracy isnt king for me. in Our Town
    I've been hunting with single shot rifles since the 70's. The longest range that I can go to sight in is 100 yards, and my Ruger#1B will put my handloads in a nickel sized group at 2" high @100 yards. It makes me happy. I haven't hunted in several...
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    07-13-2018, 01:14 AM
    I never shot a moose, but 90% of the deer I shot were hit in the middle of the shoulder, and seldom went very far if anywhere. Granted, moose is a tad bigger than a whitetail, but the principal is the same.
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    07-12-2018, 04:16 PM
    I went to my LGS in Columbus and they didn't have a single shot rifle in the house, new or used..... I did get 1K primers.....
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    07-12-2018, 04:09 PM
    Tom W. replied to a thread Tumbler media in Reloading Equipment
    I saw some ceramic blast media @ Harbor Freight yesterday, I believe it was about $18 or so. I didn't get it, but am thinking about mixing some with my corn cob media I get from Midway. I've tried a lot of things, including rice, and wasn't pleased...
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    07-12-2018, 12:01 AM
    Anything you can shoot well is better than a rock. I wouldn't want to be shot at by either one.....
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    07-10-2018, 12:45 AM
    I have a 30-06 A.I. and love it. I want to rechamber my 30/30 to an A.I. If I had another 22/250 I would do so in a heartbeat. The 22-250 I had was an encore pistol, not the best candidate for rechambering. I just like the A.I. platform. If it adds...
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Phenix City, Alabama
Casting, shooting and fishing. Hunting if I can find a place...
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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
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