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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    Petrol & Powder. Agreed 100%. Btw, I'd like to find another Model 12 S&W (at a reasonable price) to replace the one that I had stolen in a house burglary in May 2017. = It was "near perfection" as a hide-out gun under an untucked golf shirt,...
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    04-22-2018, 07:52 PM
    USSR, You MAY want to try a flannel shirt with a heavy leather jacket "buttoned over" a torso-form. yours, tex
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    04-22-2018, 07:33 PM
    35Remington, SPOT ON and it is my position that there's NO good reason (in the REAL world) for a "snubbie" .38SPL load of that "+P++" speed. = That's WHY the .357 Magnum was "invented". if you think that you need it & can control the revolver to...
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    04-22-2018, 02:33 PM
    To All, IF you will pardon a recitation of my practical experience as a former railroad agent, city marshal & deputy sheriff of long ago (when we LEO nearly all carried either a revolver or a 1911 in .45ACP) , you would be BETTER OFF if you are...
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    04-19-2018, 12:07 PM
    texasnative46 replied to a thread 35-30 or 38-55? in Leverguns
    Texas by God, Given similar CB loads/boolits at about the same speed, the .38-55 makes a more severe wound than the .35-30 does. (I don't, at age 71 enjoy trailing wounded game, so I'd pick the .38-55 for hunting. - That said, my younger brother...
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    04-18-2018, 12:34 AM
    texasnative46 replied to a thread R.I.P. Barbara Bush in Our Town
    May "Miss Barbra" REST in the SHELTERING ARMS of OUR ETERNAL SAVIOR. yours, Darla & tex
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    04-17-2018, 04:24 PM
    texasnative46 replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    Pressman, In todays' NUTTY (and increasingly FAR LEFT, i.e., FASCIST) environment in some places, I hate to say it but you need to consult a lawyer in YOUR jurisdiction. yours, tex
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    04-17-2018, 12:54 PM
    Brad Cayton, IF weight & concealability are issues, may I suggest a S&W Model 12 "Airweight" in 2, 3 or 4 inch barrel. (The 2" weighs about ONE pound loaded. = In it's Don Hume OWB holster, I often forgot that I was carrying a handgun.) ...
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    04-15-2018, 08:58 PM
    Texas by God, Fwiw, my cousin Robby has "limited out" on bushytails many times in less than 2 hours & sitting under the same "hicker-nut" tree. I once asked him HOW he could consistently do that "slick trick" & he said, "It's easy. You just pick...
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    04-15-2018, 08:21 PM
    texasnative46 replied to a thread Got bugs? in Our Town
    Goatwhiskers, RotflmRao. yours, tex
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    04-15-2018, 07:50 PM
    texasnative46 replied to a thread Got bugs? in Our Town
    To All, When we were stationed at "Camp Swampy", AKA: Ft Polk, LA it was said that the saltwater skeeters received ATC instructions from the NOLA & Baton Rouge APs. (Several times, I thought that they would carry my EX & I away for a "late...
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    04-14-2018, 09:03 PM
    ShooterAZ, AGREED 100%. yours, tex
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    04-14-2018, 08:50 PM
    Texas by God, Texas pecan tends to make just two sorts of firearms stocks: Really "Plain Jane" & "Downright PURTY". = A custom smith out from Ennis has made any number of GEORGIOUS custom rifles using pecan, that was cut on his family farm at...
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    04-12-2018, 06:41 PM
    To All, Despite the fact that I'm a Southern Baptist, I remember YOM YIPPUR & the many millions of dead, as my boarding school roommate of long ago lost all but 4 members of his large family. - About an equal number were slaughtered like cattle...
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    04-12-2018, 05:20 PM
    arlon, In the early-mid 1960s (and MAYBE later), OTASCO, SEARS, MONTGOMERY WARDS, GIANT DISCOUNT CENTERS & WESTERN AUTO sold BA .30-30 rifles using their "private brand labels". (I heard that most of those "private label" rifles were actually...
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    04-12-2018, 12:52 AM
    DavidHeart, A deacon from our church, who is a fanatic moose hunter & goes to AK frequently, shoots a .309/240 grain GCCB at about 1900-2000FPS without problems out of his Model 700BDL. - He's been known to say that "the TX heart shot" works...
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    04-03-2018, 05:00 PM
    Preacher Jim, He is added to the "house prayer list". yours, Darla & tex
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    04-02-2018, 09:27 AM
    Earlwb, The facts are that LEFTIST IDIOTS will always introduce stupid bills that even the "introducer" KNOWS that has NO chance whatever of passing into law. = The politicians do that to be able to go to their STUPID supporters/donors & say,...
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    04-01-2018, 10:49 PM
    Duckiller, Just ONE reason that I've transitioned away from semi-auto rifles to all PUMP-RIFLES is the hostility of many foreign nations to S-As. Trust me, my circa 1969 Model 760 pump-gun in 9.3x62mm (as reformatted by JES) will take anything...
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    04-01-2018, 10:42 PM
    almostgone, I would degrease the rifle thoroughly & shoot, shoot, shoot it. = GREAT rifle for shooting most any game in the Western Hemisphere from a tower blind, inasmuch as it IS heavy to tote when stalking. Every 1917 that I've ever shot...
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    04-01-2018, 11:51 AM
    texasnative46 replied to a thread Easter Wish in Our Chapel
    It is our hope that all of us have a BLESSED EASTER DAY. yours, Darla & tex
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    03-29-2018, 04:08 PM
    buckwheatpaul, Fwiw, I do NOT eat brim/bream. Instead, I use them for trotline & set-hook bait for catfish. (Flatheads love them & they stay alive for quite some time, IF you handle them carefully. = The biggest yellow-cat that I ever...
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    03-29-2018, 12:03 PM
    lazs, A piece of "free advice", even though you didn't ask, FULL-LENGTH resize your cases for the Model 8, 81, 742 & (in some examples) the Model 760 & 7600 pump-rifles. = "Powerful extraction" is NOT one of the better qualities of those...
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    03-29-2018, 12:30 AM
    brewer12345, SPOT ON. Neither my father nor I ever bought any bees, though he sometimes got offered cash (or something else of value) for removing a swarm from someone's property. yours, tex
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