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    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread oh well did it again in Our Town
    texas by god sorry sometimes i am just a little slow guess thats part of being an old fart. as far as projects for me there is a growing list. still have two end tables that i have been working on for a year and a half. in winter its to cold to coat...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread oh well did it again in Our Town
    oh i am not going to cut them up the smith needs a new extractor i would rebuild it and recut it but it is only $14 so i will gust buy one the iver johnson needs a return spring for the trigger at $5 the us arms needs return spring and a barrel not...
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    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread oh well did it again in Our Town
    these aren't perfect but two are not bad .the thir d is rough and probably a parts gun but i haven't given up yet.
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    12-13-2018, 10:47 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread oh well did it again in Our Town
    the only problem is i told my better half that i was going to cut back a little on buying and the one i went to pickup i convinced her i bought by mistake. didn't really mean to bid on it. then i came home with 3 more oh well i am glad she is...
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    12-13-2018, 09:21 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread oh well did it again in Our Town
    thats it exactly.
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    12-13-2018, 07:15 PM
    RED BEAR started a thread oh well did it again in Our Town
    yep went to gun store to pick up a transfer and came home with 4 guns . just couldn't help myself and they saw me comming. got my transfer and gunsmith came out of back and asked if i was the one hat likes the old guns. long story short came out...
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    12-12-2018, 10:07 PM
    i have read several articles about why 35 calibers don't make it they just don't sell for what ever reason. all admit it seems like the perfect deer cartridge but people just wouldn't buy them.
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    12-12-2018, 01:42 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread 25 acp rifle? in Single Shot Guns
    i also reload and cast for the 25 acp and also don't find it to be a problem. i think the idea for a 25acp rifle sounds interesting. not sure of the dia. of air rifle barrel but it would be cheap as they can be had under 1 hundred dollars. not sure...
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    12-11-2018, 10:40 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    you can hear gun fire almost half the nights around here. this was a nice neighborhood at one time but i guess old man used to be is dead and gone. i don't think they are shooting at someone most of the time just shooting. had a child killed a few...
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    12-11-2018, 10:35 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    prayers sent hope you and yours can find a way through this hard time.
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    12-08-2018, 07:05 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Master of arms in Our Town
    i actually made it through about 15 minutes before i couldn't go any further. what goofs.
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    12-07-2018, 08:05 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Beer From Australia ?? in Our Town
    it really amazes me how light beers have taken off. in my youth i drove a beer truck and can still remember light beer kits it was a bottle of beer and a bottle of water. light beer is what used to be called 3/2 beer around here that no one wanted...
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    12-07-2018, 07:53 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread hornady customer service in Our Town
    i actually have given them another try and another but enough is enough. sent them back to amazon and good riddance. i will stick with big green for most things and have had ok service from lee but rcbs is by far the best out there. i should have...
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    12-05-2018, 05:29 PM
    well hornady strikes again one day i will learn and stop buying there products. bought 2 vibratory tricklers one was missing one of the rubber feet the other was missing all 5 called customer service on friday wharehouse was closed said they would...
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    12-04-2018, 05:16 PM
    i am just saying that nobodies water is what the government says it should be. in my locality i had to put a water filter on my sink to get the water clean enough to run through a good filter. if i could stand to drink it the way it comes out of the...
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    12-03-2018, 09:56 PM
    lead in water is a load of bull to. the great flint water crisis what a joke. most water systems in the us fail the epa standars. i will say i do have a water filter on my drinking water because it taste terrible. county sent out letter telling...
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    12-02-2018, 09:26 AM
    you can't cast a round ball without a flat spot there has to be some room for lead to go into the mold. i also use the lee mold for my shotguns. i do lube most of my shot because i don't always use a wad. i don't hunt and just shoot for fun and wads...
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    12-02-2018, 09:14 AM
    went to hardware store for a couple of ss bolts got to register and they rang up at over 7 dollars a piece said no thanks and went to lowes whole pack for under 3 dollars. pays to check around.
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    12-02-2018, 09:09 AM
    if you are that worried about lead contamination then i suggest a spear or bow and arrow. people take some of this stuff way to far. most studies that say something is bad for you use doses no one will likely never get. if a huge amount is bad then...
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    12-02-2018, 08:59 AM
    i have ammo that was loaded in mid 80s that i took no precautions at allit was stored in old tool box in spare room. and still shoots just fine. i will admit ran most through tumbler again. just to make pretty.
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    11-27-2018, 10:47 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Dang scammers! in Our Town
    well had to cancel another credit card this week second one in 6 months. card number was being used in California. card company caught it right away and remimbersed the charges. if they try to get mine then they will go after anybody couse i ain't...
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    11-24-2018, 06:03 PM
    i have to go with thunderstick you ether believe or you don't. at my sisters church they have group discussions about how the bibles stories not exactly how to put it but the jist is they discuss what good tales they are even though not literally...
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    11-24-2018, 05:54 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread pep in Testing Area
    not anything better than a good dog. and powder is always good. good on ya down under.
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    11-24-2018, 01:56 PM
    most of the people i grew up with are long gone. growing up in the chemical capital of the south the cancer rate is considerably higher than avarage . i left at 18 so that may be a blessing. one of the plants even had a free car wash for anyone...
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    11-24-2018, 01:49 PM
    thanksgiving is one of the days i eat what i want and as much as i want . the wife did a real.feast everything home made she started monday. son and grandkids came over it was great.
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    11-24-2018, 01:45 PM
    are you using it on shower head or for something else?
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    11-24-2018, 01:42 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Buy or hunt???? in Our Town
    i don't hunt at all so i am headed to store for all my food.
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    11-22-2018, 11:31 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Heart problems. in Cast Boolits
    was told at 40 i would never see 50! well in my 60s and still kicking. there are a lot of things i can no longer do. but still manage to get to the range only couple miles away. cast and reload. so life ain't so bad. can still work on my guns just...
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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