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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    I had some grip extenders for my 27/26. Thing is you might as well carry a19 or 23 then. I do use them for my 29 though. It still makes a decent trail gun and a 20 is just to big for me to tote around all day.
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    Today, 04:45 AM
    yup last I knew a 44 mag bench rest competition doesn't exist. Whats next. 44 mag bench rest dies and loading them on an arbor press. Weights sorting matched headstamp brass, truing primer pockets?? Air gauged hand lapped 3 inch diameter super black...
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    Today, 04:32 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Out Of Work Again in Our Town
    I just talked to the fed x driver last week. He showed up at my house at 8pm. I said to him you must be making a heck of a lot of money with ot. He said he gets paid a flat rate. doesn't matter if his deliverys for the day take 4 hours or 18! No ot....
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    Yep or get a shorter front sight. If Google is right it has a 25 inch barrel, rear sight mounted on receiver so plenty of sight radius to help out with the opens.
    9 replies | 177 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fishing story. in Our Town
    I haven't jug fished since we left Arkansas in 1988, loved chasing them down! Don't be too hard on the kids, remember the good ole days!
    3 replies | 104 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    Dapaki keep up the good work, lots of us will keep reading!
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    How long is the barrel on that gun, looks long?
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 AM
    yup build your own. even with psa's slightly inflated prices do to the political environment today you can still put together a good ar for under 500 bucks. Anyone that can put together a tv stand can put together an ar15.
    9 replies | 339 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 AM
    ive had lots of babbit in the past. Never seen babbit that. the idea of babbit bearings is that they wear instead of the steel journal spinning in them.
    7 replies | 404 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:35 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Out Of Work Again in Our Town
    that's odd. I thought the truck drivers were working OT in most places. heck the ups guy showed up in his own pickup yesterday. Said there so swamped that there paying employees milage to use there own trucks because they don't have enough.
    22 replies | 604 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 09:33 PM
    Sweet looking rifle, long barrel like 24 inches? I want one, or that one would do just fine, I'll PM my addy:kidding:
    9 replies | 177 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 07:24 PM
    I started oven heat treating after reading Dennis Marshalls description and it worked perfectly. " Bullets should be well supported during heat treatment, lying on their sides and no more than two layers deep."
    4 replies | 131 view(s)
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    07-02-2020, 06:28 PM
    Winchester and I disagree with you! In 1929, the Western Cartridge Company (forerunner of Winchester Ammunition) received U.S. Patent #2,027,114, issued to Western Cartridge as “Manufacture of Smokeless Powders.” Shortly after, Western Cartridge...
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    07-02-2020, 04:22 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread 29 on the 29th in Our Town
    Congratulations to you both! The honey moon is over:coffee:
    3 replies | 110 view(s)
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    07-02-2020, 04:17 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Carp Hunting in Hunting with CB's
    I got yah, don't know if I would eat one them anyways!
    75 replies | 3231 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 04:28 AM
    don't get me wrong. There a good gun. Neither by 26 or 27 even missed a beat but they just didn't feel right in my big paws.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 04:27 AM
    I know someone was doing the 450 marlin in ar's at one time. Id stick to the proven big bores in the ars. 450 bushmaster, 458 socom and my favorite the 50 beo.
    7 replies | 241 view(s)
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    07-02-2020, 04:13 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread 2010 Cobalt issue in Our Town
    my thoughts. Either that or your clutches are worn out.
    5 replies | 211 view(s)
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    07-02-2020, 04:12 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Plans for the 4th? in Our Town
    same as every year. Stay at home and grill some back straps. Never was a people person and haven't gone to the 4th celebration in years.
    47 replies | 718 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-02-2020, 12:59 AM
    This is from your site https://bear.org/do-black-bears-growl/ "sometimes the huffing has a throaty quality. Also, bears sometimes sound a bit throaty when they pounce, blow, and slap the ground. Whether these are growls depends upon each...
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    07-01-2020, 10:45 PM
    Twenty-five fatal black bear attacks have occurred in North America during the last 20 years. Here are the stories behind each. https://www.wideopenspaces.com/list-fatal-black-bear-attacks-north-america-last-20-years/ My sister knew this lady...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 10:35 PM
    Some call it a roar some call it a growl. I had two large bears do this when I was setting bait before the season opened. I was backing the bait in on foot and they either didn't hear me or didn't care. They were fighting over the remaining bait....
    71 replies | 1956 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 12:08 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread 223 Cast loads in Cast Boolits
    With your Savage Axis and it's 1 in 9 twist barrel you will find happiness around 17-1800 fps I would think. Out of my Savage M11 and 55 gr cast Bator bullet 8 grs Unique gives 2192 ps and 8.5 2263 fps at nearly 5 moa. Here's what I ended up with...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-01-2020, 11:33 AM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 223 Cast loads in Cast Boolits
    I load more 222 then 223 cast. (Friendlier twist rates). But 5744 works well for me. Unique is great Ill rarely ever have a bad word its just a very accommodating powder CW
    15 replies | 443 view(s)
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munising Michigan
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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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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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