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    Today, 03:01 AM
    gbrown replied to a thread Verbal selection in Our Town
    Well, I was trained with asuallt weapons, M16 A1s, A2s, and A4s. I have what could be classified as "Assault Rifles " in my safes. NOT! They are semiautomatic sporting rifles for fun & use. Just neat to have.
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    Today, 02:10 AM
    Once you eat real kraut, there is no going back. Homemade kraut vs. that store bought stuff ain't night and day, it's planet to planet. No comparison exists.
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    Today, 02:04 AM
    BTW, I make small batches of Kimchee in my pickle jar. My oldest daughter comes in when I am eating some, and says, "What smells like butt?" OK, all I can say.
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    Today, 01:58 AM
    You can make kraut in small batches in gallon pickle jars with a an airlock. Find the jars at Little League fields concessions or high school concessions. Locks can be found on Amazon or local brewery supply stores. Epoxy the airlock in the...
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    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    gbrown replied to a thread I dont feel well... in Our Town
    Been following this thread, glad you are doing better, heading for recovery. Great! Thank you for your service. May God Bless you.
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    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Interesting, all these stories. My first knife I bought for 25 cents back in the 50s from a classmate. Mom didn't buy that and took it away from me. Thought I had gotten it otherwise. I got it back about 20 years later. Little Swiss Army...
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    02-22-2021, 05:41 PM
    We never froze it, always canned it. Thanks for the info. Next year I may try a few jars like that. Do you use jars or another kind of container?
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    02-22-2021, 12:06 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Crazy evilbay buyers in Our Town
    Yeah, the buyers are crazy, the sellers evil. I don't agree with that. Ebay serves a valuable service to some--many people don't necessarily have access to a lot of specialized goods, or businesses that sell things like reloader equipment. Ebay...
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    02-21-2021, 08:34 PM
    Personally, I see LGS, Pawn Shops, and maybe some bigger outlets selling on Gunbroker and other sites for higher profits. Just what I smell. Can't prove it, just what I feel.
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    02-21-2021, 08:30 PM
    ^^^ Yep
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    02-21-2021, 02:21 PM
    I use old milk crates to store alloy in. I cast COWW into corn stick shapes, soft into muffin shapes. When I started out, I got a metal lettering punch set and marked each ingot with L, WW, or R. My lino is in a 5 gallon bucket. My pewter...
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    02-21-2021, 12:14 AM
    gbrown replied to a thread To our Northern Members in Our Town
    Nope, sorry you think that way, mine was bought long before that. Boy Scout motto was not for 3 days before, it's for always. Guess what's still in My freezers?
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    02-20-2021, 09:45 PM
    I can load all day long on a SS. Kinda peaceful, solace like feeling. One activity at a time. Resize, deprime numerous, bell mouth, drop powder, seat bullet, crimp. Very satisfying. Just where in life. In a hurry, get a progressive. Just...
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    02-20-2021, 05:04 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread To our Northern Members in Our Town
    We were blessed, no loss of power, further south near the coast, so not so bad. We got freezing Temps for about 3 days, by that, it didn't get above freezing for 3 days. Last year was the winter that wasn't. Just never know. I have propane...
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    02-17-2021, 08:20 PM
    I have an old RCBS 2C 90 gr mold. My little LCP spits them out just fine. Love the mold and the gun. I also have j-bullets to load for it. My little carry. I call it my point and click. Not for competition, but a good close encounter piece.
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    02-16-2021, 11:36 PM
    Old joke from a buddy who lived in Kansas as a child. Dad told them one day, we're moving, pack every thing you want to take. They did so. Last thing on the roof of the family station wagon was a snow shovel. Drove south and stopped in Oklahoma...
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    02-16-2021, 10:09 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    I agree with Pete44mag. Shot placement. 5-6 years ago, I bought a 243, not for any other reason than I wanted one. Put a nice Vortex on it. Loaded 90 gr. Nosler BT. Got it sighted in, took it to the lease. Afternoon of opening day, 100 lb doe...
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    02-15-2021, 11:10 PM
    Sorry, I can't relate to "it's too much trouble to recast. Casting to me is solace, meditation time. I like it, enjoy it. Just me.
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    02-15-2021, 10:44 PM
    The old school way was to do 25 (1 box) of depriming, 25 priming, 25 powder charging, 25 cards/ wads, 25 shot loads, 25 crimps, or overwads. Labor intensive? Yep, but you get there. Been there, done that.
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    02-15-2021, 09:43 PM
    I have a lot of small pans--old cake pants, small trays, even small 12 inch can lids, like Christmas cookie/candy cans. I just place the boolits in, heat and pour lube in and when cool, use the appropriate cutter to get out. Use excess lube for...
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    02-15-2021, 09:07 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread What is lead worth? in Cast Boolits
    Somewhere on this forum is a calculator for making various lead alloys. (Lead and Lead Alloys) It is downloadable to your computer. I use it to make various boolit alloys for pistol and rifle. I have a lot of solder, pewter, and lead, so I can...
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    02-14-2021, 10:26 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Kitchen Knives in Cookin' Recipe's
    I have a rather eclectic group. A set of Case 2x, from the 70's that my brother gave me for Christmas, less the paring and utility knife. Great stuff! A J.A. Henckles(?) International from the 90's, plus a couple of oddball I picked up here and...
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    02-13-2021, 09:38 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Show Prices in Our Town
    Hummm, why do I reload? Ain't got a clue. Maybe for times like these? Just saying.
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    02-13-2021, 09:32 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Prayers for my mother in Our Town
    So sorry for the loss. Know there's a lot of hurt. Prayers for you and the family. Live strong, be brave.
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    02-13-2021, 09:28 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Midway alert in Our Town
    Wow, all I can say. Wish I needed some.
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    02-13-2021, 06:38 PM
    If you need, and don't have, it's not a good thing. My buddy's favorite saying. "Better to have and not need, than to need and not have." If I needed boolits, I'd find some old boolits I didn't have a great need for and recast them to what I did...
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    02-12-2021, 11:33 PM
    All I can say is congratulations on a great score. I should be so lucky. Jealous? Oh, heck yea.
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    02-12-2021, 10:37 PM
    Yep, you got it, for sure. Do the same thing with country style pork ribs or some good smoked sausage and the potatoes. Only difference, I like boiled red potatoes, small ones or quartered large ones.. To me, very few dishes are better.
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    02-12-2021, 05:19 PM
    I been making sauerkraut for years. This morning, took it out of the crock where its been fermenting for a month. Kraut and caraway mix. Yum-Yum. About a year's worth if the grandson in Denver doesn't do too much damage.
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    02-11-2021, 08:26 PM
    I'm in SETX, I'd be glad to help someone starting out. PM and we can work on a FTF.
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Retired PO, Retired Military, Retired Educator
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One of my father's favorite statements: "If I say a chicken dips snuff, look under his wing for the snuffbox" How I was raised, who I am.


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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