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    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Catfishing in Fishing Spots
    I fish the Coosa river here in central Alabama. Blues, channels and Flatheads. The Flatheads get caught on live shiners when I can find them but the blues and channel cats LOVE hot dogs soaked in strawberry jello powder. Rooster livers (not regular...
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    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    Mine is setting directly on the wooden bench top and if the wood is acting as a heat sink, I cant tell. The temp is only warm to the touch and not hot. If you look at the pics of my sizer, you can tell when I got the heat a bit too warm because it...
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    09-20-2018, 08:47 PM
    As a side note, you are at the mercy of the taxidermist for the replication of your trophy. I have a friend who killed a 305lb 12 pt and it looked terrible. That is the deer of a lifetime in Alabama, especially when it was killed. If you take a bad...
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    09-20-2018, 05:41 PM
    John, I learned too late in life to carry a small camera with me on every hunt. The pics are almost as good as the taxidermist mount and a LOT cheaper. Here is a pic of a striper trip with some friends. I'm glad I have it after I almost fainted at...
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    09-17-2018, 06:37 PM
    Here is my homemade heater 1/2" plate and a 1/4" 100 watt cartridge heater I got off flebay. Use a dimmer to control temp and it works great. Thicker aluminum would be easier to drill but I used a drill press to minimize mistakes. Butt splice the...
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    09-13-2018, 04:33 PM
    My bad, I didn't read close enough, I see that it is a 10mm 1911. Did you get the problem solved?
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    09-09-2018, 08:39 PM
    Do you powder coat? My 10mm 1911 feeds Lee 175's like a charm and they are slick as snot when the "cooking" is done. That coating is hard as woodpecker lips so maybe that is helping them slide up the ramp. I have not tried uncoated boolits in it,...
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    09-06-2018, 02:53 PM
    I belong to the re-crown camp as well. When I bought my new Kimber 84 in 7-08, it was a 2" @ 100 yd gun with everything I tried. Disappointed? You bet I was. I sent it back to Kimber and they sent it back with an invoice that said they re-cut the...
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    09-04-2018, 05:25 PM
    ebner glocken, you are spot on with the "not bad rifles" but they are not as accurate as we might like them to be. In all fairness to Ruger, of the 4 I've owned, the one I have now(new model) is the only one that ever gave any feeding or ejecting...
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    09-03-2018, 12:22 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread 10mm boolit mold in Cast Boolits
    I shoot a Colt Delta Elete 10mm and it shoots the Lee 175 gr boolit with a dose of Accurate #7, as well or better that j bullets. It shoots that boolit better than factory ammo as well (lucky me). I powder coated it and get no lead at all in the...
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    09-03-2018, 12:15 PM
    kryogen, come back and visit. You have a really great group of friends here, but we understand the need to take care of family first and commend you for your diligence.
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    09-03-2018, 12:07 PM
    I have a newer one now and it does about 3-4", I guess that's about as good as you can expect from a Mini14. I have a friend named Jimmy McCullough who runs McCullough Rifle Co. who can make the older ones tack drivers with a new barrel and some...
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    09-02-2018, 05:56 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread 30-06 to 35 Whelen? in Cast Boolits
    The Remingtons in 35 Whelen are 1-16" twist. If you shoot 250 gr boolits in it a 1-14" twist is a better option, especially if you want to shoot some heavier that that. JES can make the rebore in a 1-14" and I will bet that his barrel will be...
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    09-02-2018, 01:21 PM
    Now THAT's a revolver! The shirt....we'll have to talk about, LOL
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    09-02-2018, 01:15 PM
    Amen to the safety harness sewn into the vest. They are by far the simplest to put on and quickest to boot. If it is easy, more people will use it. BTW, check your pull rope for cuts and abrasions regularly. Mine snapped just as I had my Styer .270...
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    09-01-2018, 12:05 PM
    richhodg66, I was one of those brave/idiotic souls who never wore a safety anything until a friend of mine fell from a tree and broke his back, laid in the woods for almost 2 days, got pneumonia and died less than a week later in the hospital. A...
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    09-01-2018, 11:44 AM
    I started off my powder coating adventure with Harbor Freight powder and it worked ok but then I tried some of Smoke4320 ( a member here) powder and boy, does it make a difference. The shake and bake method I use gets a lot better coverage with...
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    08-31-2018, 12:04 PM
    I tried the pre-heat too, with a resulting mess. It made a way too thick wad of ALMOST melted powder and boolits. IMHO you are better to find a plastic tub/bowl with the #5 in a triangle stamped to the bottom of it. Swirl the airsoft BB's and 2-3...
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    08-30-2018, 04:51 PM
    osteodoc08, come on and chime in. We know your/my/our weakness for wheel guns and it is a very common affliction. Here is my old 44 Hand Ejector and "Old Ugly", my 9" SRH that thinks it is a rifle, and a no dash 586.
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    08-30-2018, 04:32 PM
    Man, those look like candy! Don't forget to let us know how they shoot. Good work.
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    08-30-2018, 04:30 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread If you had only one! in Cast Boolits
    Heck, I broke out on a cold sweat just reading the question!
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    08-28-2018, 03:20 PM
    I've owned 3 of those darned things and as far as I am concerned, when someone is shooting it, the safest place to stand is right in front of it! LOL, 5-7 inch groups were the norm.
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
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middle of Alabama
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If it cost money, I like it
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Retired journeyman wireman. You couldn't work me with a laxative now

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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