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    Today, 12:59 PM
    That is the problem. My pastor believes in the New Earth view because he believes the universe was created in six 24 hr days and the chronological history of the descendants of Adam and Eve. He is as certain of that as I am that man and...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    Mass of bullet coupled with Velocity, and weight of the Rifle determines recoil. Felt recoil will be dependent on weight of rifle package (scope & Rifle), the style of stock - some straight back into shoulder will have more felt recoil than some...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 AM
    red hawk0 Reloading Belted Magnums is a unique challenge unto itself. I currently have (and have only had 1) a .300 WInMag. Found that after sizing brass shot in my rifle, only about 60% would chamber after resizing and reloading. Had to get a...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    My plinking load was (soon to be changed) 2.7 gr of Clays with the 130 gr RNFP. Very accurate (about 1" groups at 30 yards in the rifles) and light recoil in the pistols. .38 Spl cases. The only reason I am changing is to get a more powerful...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    It is a great cartridge. I am so heavily invested in .357 (four pistols. three rifles) that I cannot justify making the switch. Adding another caliber does not meet my logistics parameters. For a new shooter starting out it is an excellent...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Not one crew member died...not one in ICU. I doubt anyone on the ship is over 65. If so evacuate them. Higher risk If there are other high risk, take them off the ship Most of the crew is likely under 40 and healthy. The vast majority...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    You will not find powder at those prices
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    thanks will give it a try
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:30 PM
    Not bad. In my younger days in the 1970's carried a S&W Model 36 (.38 Special) with Tyler T-Grips a lot. We would put 12 Ga. expended shotgun hulls on the target frames at 25 yards. Most of the time I could get 4 out of 5. Unfortunately the eyes...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    In my case, the slight difference I see in measuring BHN (Lee BHN Tester) from cast boolits of the same lot are never more than 2-3BHN are attributable to "Non_Calibrated Eyeball". Even with my plastic soda pop bottle holder for the magnifying...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread 2020 Census in Our Town
    I completed ours about two weeks ago on line. The on line Census form is more "Constitutionally Compliant" than in the last two decades, but still has areas that puts a burr under my saddle. Article I Section 2. The House of...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:51 AM
    Good advice. It may look fugly and work well. Milling the top of the mold (if needed) will reduce bullet weight but you do not want to take much off anyway.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 11:13 PM
    Have you tried 3 gr of Bullseye in a standard case and seeing how it works? Some people will increase the flash hole diameter to get better ignition. I have some stuff on low level loads for the .30/06, but it is buried somewhere. Good...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 09:59 PM
    The points many have made here are valid, and the emerging news seems to paint a less defensible position for the Captain of the Roosevelt. It does bother me that the press and Political Class as a general statement have used the situation to...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 09:29 PM
    This may explain why Froogal is not having success "Water Hardening" his boolits. Water Quenching boolits requires the alloy have antimony in the mix. Roto-Metals web site states that 1 to 16 alloy is 94% lead and 6 % tin. No Antimony. So he...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 09:00 PM
    Agree with that. There is a bit of bravado involved as well...getting close enough to pull the dogs off...that was the case in all three cases guys got hurt. Not blaming the bear at all. As to the 10mm...it may be no better than a 357....I...
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    04-04-2020, 06:28 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread WTS moulds in Swappin & Sellin
    I can't believe nobody jumped on the 287308. If I didn't already have 2 of them I'd be on it like white on rice. Free bump. if the 311332 falls through I'll take it.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 03:07 PM
    Good topic. I was a fool and acquired 10k 9mm bullets sized to .356. They work well but I should have tried my .358 .38 Spl bullets first. It is project for down the road but I doubt my 9mm's will be negatively affected by using a slightly...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 02:37 PM
    I use any of my 3 derimming dies with .17 and .22 WMR with no problems on either my Corbin CSP-1 Press or my Pnuematic Press I bought to do most of my derimming operations. A thought for you. If you are using a "Standard Press" (as compare to...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 01:50 PM
    You can stir sulfur into your contaminated alloy to remove zinc. Do so out doors and have a long handled stiring device. Put in a 1/4 teaspoon stir from arms length; sulfur fumes are potentially toxic and can make your nauseous if breathed in. Do...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 12:38 PM
    You raised a good one...Bless her and your family.
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 12:33 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Church services in Our Chapel
    Concept goes back to Radio (then TV) live & taped broadcast of Church Services.
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 11:34 AM
    We are speaking to a physical grain structure change that occurs with Water Quenching (or heat treating after casting & water quenching a cast boolit) . The alloy will have significant impact on the hardness change for water quenching. Some good...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 09:50 AM
    Great point about the Wasp spray. I had an internet friend who lived in Britain. He husband was a policeman and she was worried about being attacked when he was on his shift. Guns are not easy to get there...so I told her about the Wasp Spray...
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    04-04-2020, 09:41 AM
    I saw a number of Democrats are in an uproar and insisting the Captain be reinstated. What more does anyone need to know.... Think people think. BTW, one of my friends served in the Navy during the Vietnam war...he was not an...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 09:23 AM
    Great idea and simple too.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-04-2020, 09:17 AM
    I noticed it needs to stay wet for 10 minutes to be effective. Not ideal for wiping down stuff in the kitchen/house/car if that is the case. Or is that "wet for 10 minutes" a requirement for other products as well?
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    04-04-2020, 09:12 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Church services in Our Chapel
    Church we attend has done it for quite a while. Not the same...at least for me.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 11:09 PM
    The preferred backup gun with the bear hunters I know in Michigan is the 10mm. Most bears are 200-300 lbs...largest 500 lbs. These guys run bears with dogs. Bears are shot at close range in trees or on the ground with rifles or shotguns. ...
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    04-03-2020, 10:51 PM
    I am sitting here in rural northern Michigan carrying a Glock 22. I barely notice it. There is a Kahr on the night stand...soon to be joined by a 5” 686+...the fiancÚ loves the 686 Backing them up are two Mossberg 12ga 500’s, and an AR 5.56. ...
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  • tred1956's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 10:47 PM
    Targets for now, but I am considering deer hunting with the Grandson this fall. 41 GNR is Gary Reeder proprietary cartridge. But it is simply a 44 Mag necked down to a 41 Caliber Supposed to push a 170 Grain JHP almost 2000 FPS and a 210 grain JHP...
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  • tred1956's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 08:28 PM
    Finally got around to shooting the "Mini Beast" today. Only played at about 30 yards and it grouped real well. If you take out the vertical stringing which I am sure was MY FAULT, it did about 3/4 inch. Been shooting the 20, 22, & 17 calibers so...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 01:36 PM
    I hope your son is OK.
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 01:22 PM
    So, we still "Do NOT KNOW OFFICIALLY" who leaker #1 and Leaker #2 were. We DO KNOW who the Navy Captain was that made the decision. Big difference between a military Officer who is personally responsible for their personal actions and those of...
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    04-03-2020, 01:19 PM
    Tell - Tell indicators that the author has never served aboard ship undermine his/her position. Only Officers and Senior Chiefs "Have a Cabin". Enlisted predominantly are Mass Billeted in quarters that would have a "Civil Liberties Lawyer"...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    04-03-2020, 01:07 PM
    Ordered a Bird Egg Incubator/Hatcher on line. Waited 10 days past expected delivery date because I heard deliveries were behind schedule because of WuHan Virus; contacted vendor who refunded $$. Ordered some items from Amazon; 2 day delivery...
    12 replies | 151 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