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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 AM
    totaly agree. Im not even a fan of full power 556 for deer hunting. To me its more of a stunt then anything. People do it just to prove they can and dont much care if a deer suffers. If you want to kill deer with an AR get a 300 bo or some other...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    Charlie gave you good advice....But starting with the bullet you want might be frustrating. Larger diameter and slower bullets are easier to get good results with.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Outboard Motor in Our Town
    usually if a boat is running on just the back side of the boat in the water your motor is trimmed up to much. With that little amount of the boat touching it no doubt would be squirrely. Its probably why you got such good speed out of it too.
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    Yesterday, 04:31 PM
    i use it alot in 45 colts and 44 mags. Ive actually had better luck with accuracy with herco over the years, especially in the 45 colt then i have with unique. Only down side to it is its a bit dirtier burning.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:35 PM
    When I joined this board, I had about 8 moulds, but now, thanks to the enablers here, a whole lot more!!!:)
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:24 PM
    I shoot my share!! I have a H&R single shot with a stubbed barrel from a SMLE Enfield so its twist is about 1:9. I shoot 140g MP HPs with 4227 into delightfully small groups and not make much noise. ;) CW
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    pistol caliber ars dont have gas ports. There blow back.
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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    maybe where you live but i use my wranglers winch proably 3 or 4 times a year up here. Use my high lift jack a couple time a year too. I wouldnt have a jeep without a winch on the front and a high lift jack behind the seat. Theyve saved me REAL LONG...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
    I would sell the #4 shot and buy what I needed. You should get about $40/bag for it.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    If eating vegetables, low fat low sodium vegan crap means me living till 85 instead of 80 ill live till 80 enjoying supper. If God calls me up before then well i guess ive been living on borrowed time since my 20s anyway. I eat what i want. What...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    I am not a huge supporter of limits as I buy in bulk. But during these times of shortages I can see the rationale. Guys like me do not need to be stockpiling stuff as we already have plenty to last a long time. I nearly bought some Nitro...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    When I was shooting competitively I did not have time to cast so I purchased cast bullets. Must have bought about 200k. If you have the time to cast, buy a Master Caster $1100. Molds are $100. You can cast 400-500/hr without a lot of effort...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    Sounds like a "Body sizing die" might be the ticket in the future. Size the body of the case only. Glad you got it removed without any body injury!!
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  • JoeJames's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    From my own personal experience there is a very good reason Speer warned “not to reduce that charge” with a J-word. It takes a bunch more pressure to get a J-word boolit to even exit the barrel as opposed to a lead boolit. In other words you might...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    I paid $700 for a like new Master Caster a few years ago, so IMO you made a great deal. Your stuff looks in very good condition.
    8 replies | 179 view(s)
  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:04 AM
    rockrat replied to a thread Carburetor success in Our Town
    When it gets in a cut, accidental or otherwise, I call it the "Chemtool Dance"!!! Had a cut on the hand and it was full of dirt/grease/oil and really needed to be cleaned out. Grabbed a can of chemtool B12 and sprayed!!! Cried and danced, but it...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM Here is the link I promised a couple of days ago wrt barrel tuner settings and why the settings are different at 50 and 100 yards. You need to get close to the end to see the graph. See section "Tuning and...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 AM
    We had one when growing up. I wonder how many people I see with them attached to a Jeep know who to use them without getting hurt...they can bite you. BTW Randy....nice Jeep!!! I have ridden a lot of two tracks and never needed one but I...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 10:50 PM
    You have a 108 degree v-block? That's rarer than 108 v-mics. Good discussion here
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 07:24 PM
    I will take the following PM sent
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  • JoeJames's Avatar
    03-04-2021, 05:06 PM
    JoeJames replied to a thread Texting in Our Town
    I have a $25 go phone which will receive text after a fashion. Cannot send text. I am a dinosaur I reckon. Not a'saying I am smug about it, but I really prefer talking to folks, rather than typing stuff on a little bitty phone that is way too small...
    15 replies | 307 view(s)
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munising Michigan
guns atvs jeeps trucks any fast car snowmobiles shooting loading casting and hunting
Lead lineman for the power company.


Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better


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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