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    Today, 09:36 PM
    buckwheatpaul replied to a thread Cancer in Our Chapel
    Father, please be with Mary and Daniel during her medical treatments. Please give them the strength necessary to defeat and overcome this terrible illness. Father, I know that Your will be done but I am praying for healing, comfort, and strength...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 PM
    I put a slice of turkey, ham, or bolanga in my grilled cheese with a slice of sharp chedder on each side
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Today, 08:05 PM
    Congrats! I'll bet I can guess the serial number in five tries or less. ;-)
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    Today, 08:02 PM
    Sounds like an awesome collection of rifles and memories. I hope you'll pass both on to your kids someday. Enjoy!
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 PM
    Is this an original period forging or from one of the many reproductions being made today? Would be interesting to measure it out on the lower frames length and see if the stock is there for the pins. Could it have been forged long enough to have...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    I would also bet there were way more shots under 300 yds than there were over 300 yds. They got fairly close to start and took out the lead animal first and then gunned while the herd milled around the downed lead animal. The experienced hunters...
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    Today, 04:56 PM
    My 23d was set up with appeture sights. globe fromt and target rear. rear receiver ring had 2 8-48 holes and one 10-48 hole I used a piece of brownels blank weaver rail drilled and counter sunk the 3 holes in it and bedded it t the action. This has...
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  • Artful's Avatar
    Today, 04:09 PM
    What was it the man said "you can shorten your nipples to use this method on Colt replica's"
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  • Artful's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 PM
    Own two dillon's, it's faster than using my Lee Turret but you can replace the Turret with a Dillon - just not the other way around.
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    Today, 02:53 PM
    Hmmm, how does this conflict with your second post? You know about being prepared for flood, storm, fire, power outage, etc I guess I didn't get the point of your first post correctly.
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  • Artful's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 PM
    Starline is stocking basic cases (that 223 are made out of) with no caliber markings but I don't know if they mark starline on them.
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    Today, 01:21 PM
    Because it's the best primer seater every made and current LEE version isn't as good - Yes I also have several+ And it looks like he used the other tray to prop up the unit in the picture in question. (they come with large and small tray, so two...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 PM
    In the top R hand pix, what am I seeing that sticks out from under the primer tray? It must be something you used to prop it for the pix. I'm interested, although I have no idea why. I already have 3 of them.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    Because of the political stigma, as much as anything else I resisted ownership of an AR platform rifle Then in 2016 the prices dropped to the point I could no longer resist. Why did I wait so long???
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Truck camper? in Our Town
    It can also provide quick and efficient emergency shelter.
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 AM
    Id like to see it too! Bet there are even a "Few" more on hand for the family portrait now:)
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    Today, 10:12 AM
    Browning SA22, OR A Cricket youth rifle. I wouldn't bother with a scope, no leaves during deer season and opens work fine to 25 , at least for me. A micro red dot might be interesting, but irons always hold zero, and dont need batteries. A Charger...
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    Today, 08:48 AM
    To serve one another is truly a Christian lesson that Jesus taught His disciples. We should follow in His footsteps and serve those that truly need our help. Thanks Ronnie for a great lesson.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    I started with a 54 caliber one and had Bob Hoyt rebore it, to get an appropriate twist and rifling form.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    B.I.S. The old timers also learned that the flat belts would slip or "jump" the pulley before breaking or damaging the tooling most times. The vee belt added grip would break tooling meaning more work in setting. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM
    My C Sharps Hi Wall 38-55 is a 1-12 twist mcgowen barrel. I'm currently shooting a 365 grn nasa out of it with great results out to 500 yds. I very seldom ring a ram, That bullet takes them over reliably. The CPA is a 40-65 with 1-14 twist(?) and...
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    Today, 12:02 AM
    A simple way to make a baffle from old plastic pop bottles. Cut out the center section and split so it can be laid down flat. This gives a piece around 3" X 4" depending on bottle. wash this piece down and dry well. while under hot water start...
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Wow, that reminds me i've got to make some more Ben's Red too. I've been using so much of Ben's BLL lube since it came out, i've run completely out of Ben's Red. Ben hit a homerun with both of these great lubes! One big batch of Ben's Red does...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    Baffles accomplish a couple things, First they maintain a constant level of powder on the measure drum regardless of amount in the hopper. Second they maintain a consistant flow into the chamber. Third with stick powders and some flake powders they...
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    I believe with the moving of the factory, all the companies they have bought and the costs training they have over extended themselves. During the rush years they managed now with the slowed sales and complaints of poor quality they are struggling....
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    IllinoisCoyoteHunter aka Tony is a great guy to buy from - quick shipping and good communications - don't be afraid guys
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  • Idaho Mule's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    I went with a T-7 about 6 years ago and love it. As said, it does not speed my reloading up as I use it simply as a single stage (which it is). I did buy an extra turret but have not used it yet. JW
    18 replies | 328 view(s)
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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