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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    Seconds on the bomar.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • frankenfab's Avatar
    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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    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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    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...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:23 AM
    now money IS a valid argument. Not a lot of high power long range shooters up here and he 6.5s I saw on the racks at the gunshop were usually sold at a reduced price because they collected dust. Now if I found a steal on one id not be beyond buying...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:18 AM
    ya even for competitors it was quickly replaced by the 6mm creedmore.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:17 AM
    and you are so we should hang on your every word?
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:13 AM
    what they aren't are puppy dogs. If you act like an idiot they can be dangerous. But that said it makes me chuckle when the walter middy type straps on a 475 Linebaugh and a 12 guage pump to walk behind the house when theres a chance there might be...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 03:23 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Good luck and we want pictures or it never happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 03:18 AM
    Very true but you can't use the normally much cheaper to purchase used rifle action to do a pistol since it becomes a short barrel rifle in the eyes of the ATF. It was a reply to
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 02:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    I will keep my 6.5 x 284's http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2017/10/new-hornady-6-5-prc-precision-rifle-cartridge/ but I only have those in single shot match rifles. The 6.5 PRC may resolve some mag issues like the 6.5 Creedmoor does but I have...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 10:05 PM
    100% machining your own action is legal, however, using a rifle action to do a handgun is not unless you get a SBR stamp.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 11:51 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    The only statement that is correct is that it is the internet. The 6.5 Creedmoor is the brain child of the partnership by Hornady Senior Ballistics Scientist, Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille, the VP of product development for Creedmoor Sports for NRA...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 07:08 AM
    ill put it this way. Ive seen my mother chasing a black bear off her back deck with a broom. I don't think shed be stupid enough to do that with a grizzly bear. I live where there are a lot of black bears. For the most part you don't even see them...
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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