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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    heres some more FACTS on dangerous things in the united states. Best take lots of bug spray to camp too. https://historylist.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/human-deaths-in-the-us-caused-by-animals/
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 AM
    your chance of running across a 500lb bear in the woods are probably as good of odds as one eating you. An 800lb black bear would make national news. Id bet 99 percent of the black bears shot in this country are under 300lbs. Probably a good 75...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 AM
    spend the 80 bucks on a work sharp belt sharpener.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    I would guess some of the projectiles went through the steel because that ammo was packed together and im sure some of the cases couldn't move. Bottom line is don't take it for granted that it cant kill you. If it punched through pole barn steel it...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Finally happenned in Our Town
    hit one on the way back from hunting two years ago. It ran out in front of my Silverado and it hit right on my front headlight. took out the grill, headlight and put a good dent in that front fender and bumper. I had been going 60 and hit the brakes...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    I live where its COLD in the winter and winters are LONG. Most people up here know that if you don't have access to your own wood and the equipment to process it (saw, spliter ect) and aren't a healthy young man that burning wood just doesn't save...
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    Today, 07:15 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Grinder time in Cookin' Recipe's
    one thing for sure is if your making bratts or especially smaller breakfast sausage links any grinder is a very poor stuffer. stuffer was another mistake I made. When I started out I thought a 5lb stuffer would do just fine and bought a gander...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM
    I will take the #2 New/never issued redfield 64 front sight with 5 inserts. $30 shipped. PM sent
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 AM
    want more statistics. Heres Yellowstone park. If you've been there you know up close and personal interaction with bears is probably more prevalent there then anywhere in the US. This isn't just black bear either. If we throw out the fatality...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 AM
    want more statistics. Heres Yellowstone park. If you've been there you know up close and personal interaction with bears is probably more prevalent there then anywhere in the US. This isn't just black bear either.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 AM
    copy and post the link he gave and it was for ALL bears not black bears. I posted FACTS on actual black bear caused deaths. I never said browns, grizzly and polar bears (the most dangerous) were not an issue. But even they are rare. 61 black bear...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 AM
    yup carry a cannon if you want but heres a quote from another article. Since 1884 there has been ONE person killed in PA by a black bear and that incident was a bear in captivity. If you want protection from danger in the woods youd be...
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  • Rug480's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 07:41 PM
    Casts great, bought to use for JRH but .45 nose too long, looks like it’d be fine for a 500SW Plain base, aluminum 2x 465gr $80 shipped or $100 trade for 50 cal gas checks (for the 440gr Lee mold), bullets, sw500 brass, or 45 colt...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 04:06 PM
    Seconds on the bomar.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 07:43 AM
    wonder If they load that one with the same smart bullet technology that the creedmore bunch think there guns are loaded with. that ones pretty revolutionary too. Looks about ballisticaly like the good old 270 to me. that one would at least fill the...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 07:14 AM
    ya I would think after 50k the rifling was all but gone and if anything pressure would have dropped because of it. About like shooting a 401 bullet out of your 41 mag. Either it was fatiqued metal or a bore obstruction. Keep in mind that guns are...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 06:22 AM
    https://www.bear.org/website/bear-pages/black-bear/bears-a-humans/119-how-dangerous-are-black-bears.html might want to carry bee spray and surely stay home if its raining too. 61 people in a 118 years! Probably more died tripping over a log then...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 06:15 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Grinder time in Cookin' Recipe's
    probably will mary.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-21-2018, 02:03 AM
    "Most likely this rifle has seen somewhere in between of 50 000 and 80 000 bangs without any serious issues like this, and anything has its limits of wear and tear." 50k to 80k through a lightweight Model 70 308???????????????? I am more than a...
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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 01:47 PM
    I bet firing that would leave marks on the cases. Absolutely unacceptable. Any machinist or gunsmith could have easily made a correctly fitting part. Frank-certified machinist.
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    10-20-2018, 11:58 AM
    frankenfab replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    Copperheads are only slightly hard to identify just before they sluff. Their patterns aren't as distinct then. They don't look anything like rat snakes. It's not like they are rare.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 07:31 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Grinder time in Cookin' Recipe's
    had one mary. it was my first grinder. I ground quite a bit of meat with it. Where it lacked was when you had to regrind course ground meat. it throat was so small you had to cram the meat in. I bought a #22 next and it was worlds better. One horse...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 07:17 AM
    ive got large hands and love the bisley. ill say this. When my son was young (around 14 or so) I had him out shooting one day and had a 7.5 super Blackhawk a 4 5/8s Blackhawk and a 5.5 in bisley accusport all in 44 mag. he was shooting the same load...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 07:06 AM
    someone with common sense! I remember some hunters from out of the area that were out by our camp hunting one deer season. One guy shot a bear just because it came into his bait pile because he was scared it would attack him. He even called the dnr...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 06:37 AM
    ya I sure wasn't serious. No need for a broom. People live work and play in the woods up here all year long without a broom, knife of gun and I don't recall ever hearing of someone within 200 miles of me getting attacked by a bear. Ive heard of...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 06:07 AM
    that is ALOT of rounds through a bolt action gun. I guess its possible that the metal was fatigued or that there was a flaw in it that took that long to fail. Other thoughts are that if they were that lackidaisile with there loner guns that they...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 05:54 AM
    Im sure not an expert on the subject. this summer I did a bit of experimenting with it in one of my ars. 55 grain group buy mold cast out of water dropped ww pc coated with smokes powder. Pushed to about 2800 fps. Groups shot at 100 yards. With gas...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 05:47 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    had a pole barn burn to the ground about 10 years ago. It was where I reloaded and all my ammo was stored. There was well over a 100k loaded rounds in there. It sounded like the forth of july. fire burned so hot some of the steal actually melted. We...
    30 replies | 847 view(s)
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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
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