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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    I'm a little sick of myself right now. I had a hard day... tons of big packages and phone books that were addressed....and messed up too! Heat index was over 105 with no air.... I got 60 miles of gravel on my 105 mile route...and then 10 miles more...
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    07-19-2017, 11:21 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Lots of Ammo!!!!!! in Rimfire Area
    Saw some Winchester white box 22 lr for 6.2 cents per round in a Zanders add today, case lot 6 -500's for $186+ change & shipping I suppose. They were in special little wood boxes, so cute
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    07-19-2017, 08:49 PM
    Mom was the middle of 9 kids ( that lived) . The 5 girls slept in the tiny farmhouse with the parents and the 4 boys slept in the loft of the smoke house. The smoke house was maybe 14x14 and had a very steep roof. One end wasn't closed in...open to...
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    07-19-2017, 04:20 PM
    Someone told the story of someone she knew who found a 12 guage shell. No gun but the fork of a tree and a nail with a hammer ....and he lost all the fingers on one hand and both eyes.... I have no idea if it is true but it gives me chills...
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    07-18-2017, 10:49 PM
    HaroldG had a son and I went to school with him for 12 years. I never dreamed he (Harold) was in the army. When he was in his 80s he mentioned his wound. So I asked..... "My platoon went ashore the next day after the D Day invasion. We were...
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    07-18-2017, 06:49 PM
    I just knew his last name was Smith. Friendly , quiet sort of guy I would see down at the local Country Store/ sandwich shop. He was about the right age so I asked him about serving... " Army...Europe..." What did you do? "Mostly worked in ammo...
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    07-17-2017, 08:29 AM
    Even a small amount of priming compound is scary stuff.... They didn't call them 'Angel buggies' for just any reason.... Dale
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    07-16-2017, 12:39 PM
    I 'remember' reading that priming compound used to be made in an open topped building (4 concrete walls with no top) . The lighting was powerful lights mounted on poles outside ( think football field). Small amounts were transported in an "Angel...
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    07-16-2017, 09:11 AM
    Another true WW2 from a guy on my route.... "Bill" was a B24 pilot. He wanted to go overseas but was stuck as an instructor in ,I think, Texas. He said there was a debate whether a B24 could make a loop. One day he tried it. "at the top of the...
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    07-15-2017, 09:12 AM
    Before the company went overseas, the Commander wanted a demonstration of the firepower of the Garand rifle. Uncle Tom was the best shot in the company so he went prone with the rifle. Another man held handfulls of the clips and was the loader. One...
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    07-14-2017, 10:09 PM
    “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” ― Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men “You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.” ― Bill Watterson “Shallow men believe in luck or in...
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    07-14-2017, 09:36 PM
    Uncle Tom's friend woke him up.... " I've done something stupid. I seen a Zero crash just outside the perimeter. I took a cat to drag it back. It's stuck out there somewhere...." They jumped on the only other working cat and went to retrieve...
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    07-13-2017, 06:32 PM
    And a few more..... Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado If you would not be...
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    07-13-2017, 06:18 PM
    Uncle Tom took over duties of Top Sergeant just before the construction Company shipped to the South Pacific. He didn't get the stripes or the pay...just the work and the responsibilities. It was an Army Company packed with civilian heavy equipment...
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    07-11-2017, 12:22 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread AA Batteries-Good or Bad? in Our Town
    I found this a couple of months ago and thought it was bunk. But after trying it I'm a believer. It may not tell you if they are partially charged but it is a good indication of a batteries usefulness if you find one in a drawer or box. It also...
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    07-09-2017, 11:07 PM
    Dear Lord.... Please have Mercy on us and Bless us. Let Good Men and Women flourish in our Land. Let us seek after virtue and shun vice. Wash our Souls with pure ,clean Love from You. Please Bless and Protect our new President. Fill him with...
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    07-09-2017, 12:27 PM
    castalott replied to a thread Asking for prayer in Our Chapel
    Sincere Prayers for health, healing, relief, Mercy, Faith, and Hope... Amen
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    07-09-2017, 09:26 AM
    Or maybe...just maybe...you have a 38 super powder funnel...
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    07-06-2017, 09:52 PM
    The war would be over any day when Lt Henson was patrolling over Germany with 2 other fighters. Up ahead 3 German fighters were coming his way. Most days like this meant both sides went to full power and someone didn't live. But Lt Henson was tired...
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    07-05-2017, 08:00 PM
    Resized 100 223 LC brass to get ready to testing NOE 225-45SP both GC and PB and NOE 225-55FP GC. After removing a stuck case on the third one after being too lazy to use a lube pad. Sized 300 of above boolits to 0.225, with moly-bee. The quest...
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    07-05-2017, 04:18 PM
    castalott replied to a thread Great books to read. in Our Town
    Quartered Safe Out Here - George MacDonald Fraser' The British Army in Burma in WW2... Very good read....
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    07-03-2017, 10:20 PM
    Not sure I want a yote that close to me, but it would be sporting... sporting a missing hand, or sporting bite marks to the elbow :roll:
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    07-02-2017, 06:55 PM
    Anywhere near Southern Illinois? I have a lot of soft....
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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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