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  • Hickok's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 PM
    Reverand AL, you rifle nearly duplicates mine. I have a Burris 2-7x scope on mine. My little Ruger Hawkeye Compact 7.62x39 is shorter and handier than my Winchester 94 carbine. It kills deer graveyard dead with cast boolits and Hornady 125...
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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread Prayers asked... in Our Chapel
    Amen and praise God for His love and care!
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    Prayers in the name of our Lord Christ Jesus for your mother.
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    Thank the Good Lord you are alright! Also appreciate the "heads-up" on what to do.
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    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    Watch the loading gate too. After owning my 1895 for several years, I managed to push my finger into the loading gate while loading a round. Dang thing was sharp as a razor blade. Stupid and painful move on my part. I removed the gate and dulled...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 AM
    And get some Starline brass. It is thinner and allows a larger diameter boolit to chamber. I neck-turn some Winchester brass to go with my Starline brass, but buying the Starline is the easy way to go.
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    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread Swaging bullets for 5.45x39 in Swaging
    Fjruple, you have gained a lot of experience and knowledge reloading this round. A question, how hard is it to pull the fmj bullets, and seat a sized down .224" bullet into the case, a "Mexican Match load" sort of? I have a scoped Arsenal Inc....
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    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    The peppermint spray sounds like something easy to try. Thanks!
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:20 AM
    Say what you like about 'AR smith assemblers' but this smith had to have a Dr's degree in tactical engineering to do this! :bigsmyl2:
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    06-17-2018, 11:11 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread You might be a redneck... in Our Town
    YaKnow...excellent point about the tree...you may be right! Those may be 'guest rooms' for out of town company, or...sometimes the Mother in law lives with...I don't see any chickens so they prolly ain't roosts... "You might be a redneck if you...
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    06-17-2018, 10:34 AM
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    06-17-2018, 07:20 AM
    Do you have any idea of how many 'Bubba's' come in asking how to do something...you then ask a short question and don't give the particulars, heck it coulda been a tank barrel for all the smith knew. So then, now your upset because he couldn't read...
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    06-16-2018, 04:54 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread You might be a redneck... in Our Town
    You might be a redneck if . . . you usually find a couple broke down cars up on blocks when you mow the front yard!
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    06-15-2018, 11:52 AM
    It's a jungle out there!!! Amazing what some animals will chew on. Bears seem to like batteries in trail-cams and game-timers. At work, we had a groundhog chew a hole in a radiator core on a long-time parked utility truck. He got away and never...
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    06-15-2018, 08:59 AM
    My daughter and son-in-law just recently moved in to their brand new home located in some beautiful woods and farm land. Oak, hickory, cherry, walnut, and wild grape every where, as well as wild game of every kind! (I have a new hunting spot!) ...
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    06-15-2018, 08:45 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread Paying Respects in Our Chapel
    We requested a military funeral for my dad. The funeral detail was outstanding in all respects. The volleys were perfect. They used M14's, and presented my mother with the brass. I held up well until they played taps, and then I could hold the...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 12:06 AM
    Got it.
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    06-14-2018, 11:55 PM
    You have been a busy boy Grmps! Now...the fun part...PC! Then the not so fun part...Sizing. Then the more fun part...loading. Then the part that's really a blast...emptying all that brass!
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    06-14-2018, 11:50 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Fedex failed claim in Our Town
    Doesn't FedX track their vehicles real time? What time was the package delivered? Where was the truck at that time? There's your answer to where it got dropped.
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    06-14-2018, 11:58 AM
    I personally think it is a shame that with all the computer driven machinery and several generations with an answer for everything, the best bullet molds I have (H&G) are older than me.
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    06-14-2018, 11:50 AM
    From the conversations I have had with a Phd Polymer Physicist and PC technicians the answer is you are not causing any damage to the polymer process by starting with a cold oven. To get the proper cure you just need to start the timing once the...
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    06-14-2018, 11:38 AM
    The only significant testing I have done is with handgun loads. My chronographed loads indicate about a 5% increase in velocity, so Smoke is right as far a percentage of increase in PC velocity. Federal has the means and has done a lot more...
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    06-13-2018, 07:00 AM
    I did a search on item #75scp100l, which is a Honeywell North multi-purpose filter cartridge with 99.97% particulate efficiency, and found a pair for $16.90 on Amazon. Better pricing may be available and there are other North multi-filters, but...
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    06-12-2018, 11:21 AM
    If your masks fits and you use a combination hepa/carbon filters you won't smell anything and will be protected. North makes the best respirators I am aware of and I have used them for myself and commercially for for my crews for many years. The...
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    06-12-2018, 09:39 AM
    And amen!
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    06-11-2018, 11:44 PM
    I have a ruger security six and a marlin lever action both in 357 cal. I have been pushing a pced Lyman 358 165 with gas check using 2400 powder and getting 1260 fps from a 2 in barrel. Will this be too much for the marlin or can the marlin...
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    06-11-2018, 11:36 AM
    Thank you very much as this has given me some ideas, as they say one picture............ I think your videos are quite good, better than the majority of those posted on YouTube. I have an old General #825 grinding attachment I use to re-sharpen...
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NRA Instructor, NRA Range Safety Office, NRA International Rifle Master, Concealed Carry Instructor, IDPA Member, NRA Life Member, TSRA Life Member, 2nd. Amendment Foundation Life Member,
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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