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    Yesterday, 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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    11-22-2018, 11:24 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Do you ever wonder in Cast Boolits
    i enjoy casting so i try to keep a few thousand for each gun but space doesn't always allow especially when several guns of same caliber need different sized bullets.
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    11-22-2018, 11:18 AM
    i think the best advice i saw was shoot it and then you will know what you got . i have quite a few old surplus guns and some with less than stellar bores will surprise you. some of mine shoot better than i am capable of. i did get a cz50 with the...
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    11-22-2018, 11:09 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Turkey day in Our Town
    i actually like to cook but due to health wife is doing it this year.
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    11-22-2018, 11:08 AM
    hoping you and yours have a great thanksgiving.
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    11-22-2018, 11:06 AM
    back at ya. hope you and yours have a great thanksgiving.
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    11-22-2018, 11:04 AM
    well you might try gunbroker seller is selling 16 and 10 pound. what i bought was under 10 dollars a pound delivered to my door even with hazemat. unfortunately i bought some wc868 by...
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    11-22-2018, 10:54 AM
    this is originally for 20 mm cannon a little slower than 860. i will try using for shotgun . i don't hunt and just shoot for fun so all it has to do is go bang . but at 80 dollars for 16 pounds i can't do but so bad as i am just looking for some...
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    11-21-2018, 10:40 PM
    anyone have any experience with wc868 ? bought 16 pounds by mistake! i have the unique ability to look at something and see something else. this is very slow burning powder. don't have any large magnum rifles thought maybe shotgun? any help would be...
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    11-21-2018, 02:24 PM
    i think the split reciever puts it in manlicher mosin nagant or carcano lines.
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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