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    Yesterday, 01:17 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    Brake rotor mics have a deep throat https://www.matcotools.com/catalog/product/RMC10B/BRAKE-ROTOR-MICROMETER/
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    Bill I think you have figured out what happened, eye opening experience! About a decade ago I moved my powder magazine probably 12 feet from my scale and press, only one bottle of powder on the bench at a time for single stage, and one bottle feet...
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    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    not a true thread mic since it does not measure pitch diameter , but they do make 60 degree point mics to be used as comparators http://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/210AP
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    im not a big python fan. Ive owned a couple and never saw what the fuss is all about. that said I wouldn't pay twice what you did but at 800 bucks I would have bought it just for future trade material.
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    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    id take a bisley grip frame over any single action grip frame ever made.
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    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    Like was said ive never seen even a 1 in 7 twist destroy a bullet. Maybe in a 22250 or 220 swift but 223 is mild compared to them. Ive got 1-9 1-8 and 1-9 ar15s if I could have only one it would be a 1-8 twist.
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    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    ill be the naysayer here. One crop damage season my buddy and I used tipped x bullets exclusively in our 2506 and 257 wbys. We spent more time tracking deer that year then probably all the other 10 years weve been doing this combined. Just about...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 AM
    If your new to it one bit of advice is don't overcook it. Some say 180 some say 160. In fact at 145 your meat is safe. I go to 150 to take into account variations in meat thermometers and most times use two to verify it. I got distracted this year...
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    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Time to stock up in Our Town
    yup its illegal to take them even after an election in most states if you don't have permission. I don't know if they would actually prosecute you for doing it but it is the law.
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    Yesterday, 07:45 AM
    My back doctor told me that over 75 percent of people over 50 have bulged discs in there backs. Said it doesn't much matter what you do for a living. Sitting behind a desk can actually be worse then someone like me that did a lot of physical labor....
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    Yesterday, 07:38 AM
    Some of the Viet Nam vets that used m16s are getting pretty old!
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    Yesterday, 07:35 AM
    Yup to me a good ar trigger is about a 5lb trigger that breaks clean. If you have a dedicated long range gun or varmint gun a bit less is better but for a self defense gun or one that does double duty I don't want much less then 5lbs. Bottom line is...
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    Yesterday, 07:33 AM
    love my summer sausage but its a lot of work and isn't cheap to make and I need to do burger to offset the cost of fuel running back and forth to the farm. I figure each trip costs us 20 bucks in gas and we split all the deer so if we each get 5lbs...
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    Yesterday, 07:14 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Neck shot 100 yds in Cast Boolits
    Ive shot ALOT of deer and in my experience a heart shot deer can run just as far as a lung shot deer. Ive seen deer run over a 100 yards with there heart turned to jello by a 257 weatherby. Also found that even though I don't eat guts that hearts...
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    Yesterday, 07:12 AM
    never saw where not cleaning the cavity imparted bad flavor in the meat. When I butcher I allways take off the top layer of silver skin and slice off a very thin layer of meat on parts that don't have it to protect them. Never seen where a water...
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    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    buddy has one of those burger patty making attactments for his grinder and does a lot of burger pattys. I tried it one year and found I use bulk burger a lot more then pattys and vacuum packing the pattys kind of ruins the pattys anyway. Problem...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 09:39 PM
    I think you meant to say "less" powder capacity than the whole 308 family of cartridges. 243-260-7-08 and 308 all hold more water. The parent case for the Creedmoor was the 30TC, that die would get the 308 shoulder pushed back within about .020 of...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 08:24 PM
    The current 2400 is extruded, very small sticks similar to 4227
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 08:32 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Neck shot 100 yds in Cast Boolits
    just got in the habbit of shooting behind the shoulder. why shoot up a neck when you can shoot up some crappy ribs. That and ill add that I shoot ALOT of deer and if you shoot enough your going to once or twice twitch or jerk the trigger and just...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 08:26 AM
    only bad primers I had was a case of wolf large pistol primers I bought once. Had a couple misfires and got to looking at the primers and found that a couple out of each pack didn't even have anvils.
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    11-12-2018, 08:19 AM
    pork fat spoils faster then beef fat. Most butchers will tell you about 3 months in the freezer is about it for pork. Probably why some don't like the taste of burger with pork fat. probably why I grew up hating my dads burger with pork fat mixed...
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    11-12-2018, 08:16 AM
    looks tasty chad
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    11-12-2018, 08:15 AM
    one hint for those who don't is to not cut up your steaks when you butcher. Vaccum pack and freeze your meat in blocks and cut it or butterfly it when you thaw it to cook. Much less chance of freezer burn. Also don't pack your burger in baggies. Use...
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    11-12-2018, 08:07 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    I kind of chuckle at it too. Ive had many around here claim an o6 is just to powerful and kicks to much but they spend most of the fall hauling around there 12 gauge pump.
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    11-12-2018, 08:05 AM
    one of the lower parts kits I bought from them had the enhanced trigger group. Was actually pretty impressive for what it cost. Trigger was as good or better then many of the newer bolt guns ive bought.
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    11-12-2018, 08:03 AM
    very cool post!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 04:06 AM
    I concur 100%. Only took one deer and one antelope with the 22 cal Barnes X but have killed a bunch of deer with 6mm in a 243 Win. Everyone performed superbly. I did witness a large Bison bull killed by a young girl with a 6mm Rem use Barnes...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 05:29 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread 311165 success in Hunting with CB's
    Nice deer. To this day I have yet to see a recipe that uses the antlers. On the other hand I’ve stuffed an awful lot of shooter bucks into 32 mm hog linings
    18 replies | 508 view(s)
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munising Michigan
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Lead lineman for the power company.

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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