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    Today, 11:56 AM
    I'm sorry that you find yourself in this situation. My family was lucky with Mom and Dad. They were able to stay in their house until the end. 24/7 care, but we found some really good people who took very good care of them. I don't really know...
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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    Question for you that have done some fish smoking--the fact that the fish is an oily type, like salmon or dry type, like trout make a difference? Do you do anything different?
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    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    Press is SPF
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    Yesterday, 01:00 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread one year later in Our Town
    That's the way! Sounds like you did a good job on the recovery. Wish I could shoot my BP that good. Keep it up!
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    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    Press I picked up a few months ago. Hunk of gunk and rust. Cleaned up nicely. Works smoothly. Without handle in, park the ram at the top, touch the pivot point and the ram/die holder drops to the bottom position. Has the original shell holder...
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    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    I've never done it, myself, so I'm not any repository of experience or knowledge, but here are a couple of websites that might help you. There are probably a lot of people on this site that have done it all their life. ...
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    02-13-2019, 12:49 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Howdy! in Our Town
    Welcome sir! A great deal go good information and good talk. Some good entertainment at times.
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    02-12-2019, 07:57 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Kitchen Light Replacement in Our Town
    You could replace it with a normal bulb socket fixture and then use an LED floodlight there. They put off a lot of light and are not that expensive at Lowe's or Home Depot. Of course, since you already have the hardware for hanging a similar T8...
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    02-12-2019, 04:47 PM
    You got me curious about where the casings come from. I snooped around on the net, and found 3 places, Waltoninc, Sausagemaker, and Deweid, a major supplier of various stores, including Allied Kenco, Houston, where I get my supplies. Waltoninc &...
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    02-11-2019, 11:28 PM
    I don't know if you are referring to unsalted or not, but the ones I get are salted--and I mean salted. They are referred to as dry casings and they are well pickled. Sold in stores in packs and bundles unrefrigerated. Soak in a 5 gallon bucket...
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    02-11-2019, 11:20 PM
    Sounds like a SETX 7 course meal--6 pack of Lone Star and a sausage wrap. I guess most parts of the U.S. have similar.
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    02-11-2019, 01:28 AM
    Just saw this and posted on the poll. (4) Went thru some of the posts and realized they were talking about all of theirs. Well, I didn't count the ones I don't use, some are stored, some are to be rebuilt. Counting those, I can count about 9. 4...
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    02-11-2019, 12:13 AM
    I'd vote for Fryxell's book on casting. Covers almost everything you want to know, especially for a beginning caster. I cast a lot between the ages of 16 to 24, then got out of it. Was taught by older guys who had been doing it for decades. When...
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    02-10-2019, 11:12 PM
    Another option is to contact Rick Morill at the 310 shop. He makes 223 sets or has old ones. I've done business with him and he's a nice fellow, IMHO.
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    02-10-2019, 10:48 PM
    gbrown replied to a thread Smoked chicken in Cookin' Recipe's
    Most of the chicken from supermarkets say that they have a 15% brine/broth/carrageenan (made from seaweed) solution already in them. Makes 'em last longer in the package, hold water, and add to the cost. I got a feeling its more like 20%, myself.
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    02-08-2019, 11:00 PM
    I boned out a pork butt and mixed and ground some today. Stuck to the recipe amounts for the most part, upped the red pepper, garlic, but reduced the sage. I like it, but it doesn't seem to like my stomach. Fried up a piece, "green", as my dad...
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    02-08-2019, 10:49 AM
    Funds received, please close thread. SPF Thank you sir, they are yours. Info sent, per your PM.
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    02-07-2019, 11:32 PM
    Here are 5 old Reloading books for shotshell reloaders. The first is a Handloader special edition magazine from 1992. 2nd is The Handbook of Shotsell Reloading, 1984. 3-5 are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Lyman Shotshell Reloading Handbooks. 1976, 1984,...
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    02-07-2019, 03:38 PM
    Sold, funds received, please move thread.
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    02-07-2019, 11:50 AM
    Looks like a great recipe, like JBinMN, see a lot of spices that go in my sausage. Thank you, sir. Hope to try it soon.
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    02-07-2019, 01:06 AM
    gbrown replied to a thread Load Question in Our Town
    There are plenty of loads listed on this site. I have a lot of them in a spread sheet where I copied and pasted. I will browse them and find an acceptable load to start with--cross reference them with some of my data books, and, if need be, go...
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    02-06-2019, 12:24 PM
    I've used various pieces of wood. Finally found a broken hammer handle--probably off a big ball peen, from its weight and shape. Wrapped it in a couple of pieces of old deer rawhide. Doesn't hurt the mold, rawhide is off the the deer's back,...
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    02-05-2019, 12:26 PM
    If you have an Ace hardware store nearby, they usually carry a lot of things we can use in rebuilding or replacing. My local Ace has O rings of every size and a lot of small pins, bolts, nuts, etc. that I have used on my reloading machines/tools. ...
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    02-05-2019, 12:30 AM
    For you and Red Bear, the recipes are really simple-- 3 tablespoons of non iodized salt per 5 pounds of shredded cabbage. Mix salt and shredded cabbage by tossing in large pan. I also add 1 tablespoon of caraway seed on top each 5 pound mixture...
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    02-04-2019, 01:32 PM
    FWIW, I get my butchering supplies from Allied Kenco over in Houston, TX. Here's their website. I was in there last week and noticed they had these in 2 or 3 different sizes. Only thing is the shipping costs would...
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    02-04-2019, 12:54 PM
    "Have had a few other posters give me static about soaking . Don't knock till you try it. I'll bet you will say it tastes better but will never admit it." I'm sure not doing that, sorry you interpreted it that way. Just that we never had venison...
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    02-03-2019, 02:35 PM
    Dennis Eugene replied to a thread Hornady help in Our Town
    Wow! Might be time for me to update my Library, just checked my forth edition and no joy. Also discovered latest edition is the 10th, mine my be somewhat out of date. D.
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    02-03-2019, 12:19 PM
    I've made a lot of meatloaves out of venison and feral hog sausage mixture--my family recipe was always 2# ground meat to 1# pan sausage. I've never soaked venison and never had any tasting gamy or strange. Maybe I'm just lucky, I dunno. Of...
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    02-03-2019, 11:27 AM
    PM answered. Item is SPF
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Retired PO, Retired Military, Retired Educator
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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
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