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    Today, 01:03 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Sat tonight and figured the air Manifold for the shop out got it for 8 drops into the room 4 on outside of wall. 1 Pressure gauge in the room so I can tell what I have. One drop and valve for water drop. 2 air connects at each electrical outlet one...
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Good afternoon I will buy the K-2.5 PM follows
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  • Blackwater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    Evangelism was indeed derived from the Great Commission, but more than that, it derives from the necessity of getting all to know the lord. Some, like Slug, are so deeply steeped in nihlistic cynicism that they are incapable of receiving the light....
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    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    The Bible never addressed the issue of extraterrestrial life, so if it exists, I can only conclude that the same God who created the rest of the universe also created them. Confirming extraterrestrial life wouldn't have the least effect on my...
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    I'm with Ick on this matter. Sometimes, if not regularly, we read the Bible with a very limited perspective. That can often lead us to conclude erroneously, and this, I believe, is one of those times. God is perfect. Therefore, He CANNOT...
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    Thanks, Wayne. You're right. Fear is insidious and terribly destructive. That's one of the great values of Christ's love and His promises. If we accept His offer fully, we have nothing left to fear. Nothing, not even death, can harm us. At...
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    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    The Lord knows every secret we try to hide in our hearts. He knows how and when we're tempted, and he knows when we give in to it. But He also provides redemption for us if we confess our sins and turn away from them, too. Truly, we worship a...
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    Yesterday, 04:53 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    You're in my prayers, Bazoo, and your family and friends as well. Things like this affect a lot of folks. Keep the faith, and remember, a Christian has nothing to fear and everything to look forward to if it's the worst. God never intended for us...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    while not needed we used a wipe of soap on brass and copper. Beeswax also works. It helps improve the surface finish and stop any chip galling. Not a big deal but makes a nicer looking part. We just touched the bar to the part an slid along length...
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    Yesterday, 01:19 PM
    one draw back is the lowered wages for several weeks before may have a negative effect on you unemployment benefits since they are based on wages. The extra weeks worked are nice. If your wages and dependants are enough to still draw the top limit...
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    03-27-2020, 11:35 PM
    Of you can get some lube in there A 50 50 mix of kroil and shooters choice would be my go to keep this wet and soaking for a week to give it time to work its magic. The kroil oil is the lubricant and the carrier. The shooters choice is a copper...
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    03-27-2020, 11:17 PM
    I save the end of a new barrel usually 3"-4"With this I can pour a lap. With this I can ream the shoulder and neck and throat into and use to set dies for optimum bump back. Every rifle should have this handy piece with it. ...
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    03-27-2020, 10:44 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well this evening we for the 2 outside walls insulated These have the R19 in them. Worked around 2 windows a door and the outlets. Went good Sunday we will hang wall sheeting and rest of insulation if all goes well the door track and pocket door. ...
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    03-27-2020, 07:39 PM
    Ghost, it sounds like it's time for a 2nd opinion at a different facility! Still praying for you both.
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 06:58 PM
    Good afternoon PM Waksupi here at Boolits He builds them Mike in LLama Land.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 02:35 PM
    One issue with the older pistols and porous metals is the oils that have soaked into them. This is an advantage from preventing rust. But when bluing can create problems. A light sanding or stoning then give it a light acid cleaning followed by a...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 10:32 AM
    That is a big bear load ! Minus striking a heavy bone... But it sure got the job done ! I am also a fan of 50/50 AC. but then I have never cranked a PC slug up to 2750 ! We run our 375 HH's at 2200 (long barreled Browning hits 2250) with...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 08:32 AM
    Greetings Any critter under 50 pounds was considered correct game in SW Michigan where I grew up Put those slugs through the head or shoulders and big ol' nasty mean racoons expire just fine. Anything less is east pickings.
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    03-27-2020, 08:24 AM
    Cannot help you with this project. Well one thing for sure is you will never overstress a Winchester Model 95 shooting 35 Winchester with cast slugs. We still shoot our 405 when up north. I still like the beast ! Mike in LLama Land
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 10:25 PM
    Find the compression that makes the powder burn the best, as you work up in compression you will see fouling drop. A good BP lube like SPG or emmerts improved can make a big difference. Also a bullet that carries enough lube for the barrel length....
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 09:32 PM
    I thought those were chambered for 44 spl, not magnum. Could be mistaken, I wanted one when they came out but never could swing it. Guess they're pretty rare by now.
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    03-26-2020, 03:25 PM
    I read on Steve Brooks mould site that he recommends a small dead blow mallet. I tried it and have used a 8 oz slimline head model since. I like it as its light and still works well the no mar cover is easy on the plate. I would describe the blow I...
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    03-26-2020, 02:37 PM
    For smokeless patching I use 16# green bar printer paper. Size .452, patch, lube, size to .460 and load. The Marlin doesn't have much throat so not much patch will stick out but make it enough to just start to jam when you close the lever. This...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 11:15 AM
    Good morning The Pedersoli Muzzleloaders are very nice ! We have the rifled double 12 bore... That is one fine shooting rifle. I watched double flinters for years.. always more than what we pay for "kayak hauling car". Then one day 10 years...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 10:13 PM
    20 MOA in a base may barely zero at 200 probably not at 50-100.If you want a zero base it can be done in the way we used to get 20 moa before they were available. Measure the base front and back see what the taper is and cut a shim that thick. bolt...
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    03-25-2020, 09:56 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread Hatsan model 95QE problem in AirGuns
    Yes, you will need a tool to compress and hold the mainspring cap while you disconnect. Then allow a controlled retract to let the pressure off the spring. I would replace the spring as well as the seal. I have used a bar clamp for the task. See if...
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    03-25-2020, 09:25 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread Hatsan model 95QE problem in AirGuns
    Probably a failed piston seal. It seems to be bouncing because there is no cushion from the compressed air behind the pellet.
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    03-25-2020, 09:11 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Here is my Classic carbine, it’s 5 mm. Theoben pioneered the gas spring, mine has not leaked in all these years. I bought it to shoot while my newborn daughter was napping, she is 27 now! Beautiful guns, blueing looks like a Colt Python and an oil...
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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