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    05-21-2018, 10:53 PM
    all best wishes and prayers to you. hope everything works out ok.
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    05-19-2018, 12:17 PM
    my neighbor cuts his at night or in the rain. its the strangest thing i have ever seen .ok at night maybe its cooler but in the rain and i do mean in the rain our yards can flood a little his more than mine and i have seen water coming out the side...
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    05-17-2018, 08:54 PM
    32sw short or long 8mm mauser 8x50r austrian .
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    05-17-2018, 08:49 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Kindle Reader in Our Town
    if it workes like the fire you can get an sd card and expand the storage capacity greatly they start at about 9 dollars with free shipping. under settings chose storage and click on browse sd cards.
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    05-15-2018, 07:39 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Digital TV in Our Town
    petrol and powder is right i get 23 chanels over the air some show mostly old sitcoms some more modern shows some westerns and some mostly movies. and they keep adding more all the time.
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    05-15-2018, 07:31 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Land line phone in Our Town
    keep the land line. i wouldn't have a cell phone. wife has one for emergency. i gave her number to gun store while waiting for an instant check. when call came she could not figure how to answer it. needles to say it gets used a lot.
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    05-13-2018, 09:52 PM
    rember watching a story on the news about squaters in expensive homes in Florida and it could be s nightmare to get them removed. the best i can tell you is to seek legal advice from fla. attorney.
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    05-12-2018, 07:46 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread RCBS great service. in Our Town
    they are the best company I've ever delt with.
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    05-11-2018, 11:08 PM
    cwheel i feel your pain have 3 roller toolboxes full of tools that i spent a small fortune on . just can't bring myself to sell them off. still have hopes of someday getting a small lathe and mill for my garage.
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    05-11-2018, 11:00 PM
    i still get wheel weights for free from a local shop its a small shop so only get about 100 to 150 pounds a year after smelted. but the price is right.
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    05-11-2018, 10:55 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Flux Question in Cast Boolits
    there are no exact measurements just throw enough to cover top close eather way will work. saw dust is easy to come by so just go for it not sure you could put to much.
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    05-11-2018, 09:52 AM
    you can't go wrong with starret. but any quality mic should do i have always liked the feel of brown and sharpe. bought a set made in poland back in early 80s that still going strong. you might try a dial or veneer caliper. i rarely use my digital...
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    05-11-2018, 09:42 AM
    I've always used a ladle not becouse it is nessarly better but never owned a bottom pour pot. might try one at some point.
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    05-11-2018, 09:34 AM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Flux Question in Cast Boolits
    i use saw dust to remove impurities and parrifin wax to combine metals i set up saw to make saw dust just for this as some of the woods i use for projects are exotic and the dust can be very harmful. wenge wood dust can act like a nuro toxin when...
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    05-07-2018, 01:06 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread strange time at range in Our Town
    i pretty much do the same but at my range a large amount isreloads as the range is outside. i get 9 mm so cheap it just isnt worth it to me. i do collect my own brass but leave the rest alone
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    05-07-2018, 11:27 AM
    good on you sounds like you've had a heck of a time. i can agree with you on most things married my best friend 40+ years ago have also had some great adventures. but draw the line at work it was tolerable but a nessary evil so l could do what i...
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    05-07-2018, 11:18 AM
    was at range other day and asked a couple of other shooters what they were shooting as didn't want to pick up there brass. was told i was welcome to it with a little chuckle. as i examined brass say all was split from extractor grove to mouth...
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    05-05-2018, 05:47 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Gravy- Best jar Gravy in Our Town
    i have never had gravy out of a jar or a packet. always had homemade .
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    05-04-2018, 03:42 PM
    i use a cheap metal dector ( about $25 if i rember correct ). it works pretty good. ?
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    05-03-2018, 03:52 PM
    i heard bad things about lyman so i went with rcbs for therm. but use lyman ladles.
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    05-03-2018, 03:40 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread win 94 trapper .45 colt in Leverguns
    i long to have mine back. sold off many years ago.
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    04-30-2018, 12:38 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread All About Me in Our Town
    may god bless you and you will be in my prayers
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    04-30-2018, 12:36 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Take this yeti coolers in Our Town
    i would suggest selling any products that you don't agree with companys position. i have sold everything i had from nfl and will never watch another game. i figure i recoup some money and hopefully keep someone from buying new products. if companies...
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    04-30-2018, 12:51 AM
    this is a post that is right on time . wife doesn't like recoil so my 357 has had a steady diet of 38s for about the past 20 years or so. went to shoot some 357s at range last week and could only get 3 in the gun the other 3 just would not go. i...
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    04-30-2018, 12:28 AM
    sence you have the powder i would suggest buying a gun to use it with. this has worked in the past with the wife picking up odd range brass untill you have enough then you have to have a gun to shoot it in after all not using it would be such a...
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    04-27-2018, 10:38 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread Newbie question(s) in Cast Boolits
    l like lee molds and prefer the two cavity. this is just a personal choise i like the light weight the six cavity handles hurt my hands after a while still use a lee 20 lb pot and rcbs ladel. these seem to keep all my needs met sized with lee push...
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    04-27-2018, 10:20 PM
    good on him. and thank him for his service in protecting this country. you should be very proud.
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    04-27-2018, 10:18 PM
    RED BEAR replied to a thread My new puppy in Our Town
    well aint he just a little rascal. there is no better friend than a puppy. they will love you unconditionally and are loyal to a fault. having them around is one of the better things in life.
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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
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