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    06-27-2017, 10:38 PM
    Them's fightin' words to my ears!!
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    06-27-2017, 04:36 PM
    Hmm, you like 'em orange. So, are you a Kubota or Allis-Chalmers guy?
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    06-27-2017, 09:02 AM
    A well made 50cc with a 20" bar is just right for my "big" saw. It'll handle anything on my property no problem, of course some trees will be slower than others. Yes, I could get all my cutting needs done with only my Echo CS-400 but what fun is...
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    06-26-2017, 11:16 PM
    Centerfire Systems had a load of high mileage Glock 17's and 22's awhile back. On many of them the most worn part was the lower part of the grip, I guess from banging into things and rubbing against a patrol car seat. One of those would be a good...
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    06-26-2017, 11:08 PM
    I've never known Sigs to come down in price, it seems they would rather create budget models to fill lower price points. I think the main reason this one was so much cheaper is that it doesn't have night sights. When I was shopping for one, they all...
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    06-26-2017, 06:23 PM
    The tachometer attachment for my multimeter bit the dust a long time ago and since then I have tuned two strokes by ear. Decided to finally move in to the twenty first century and ordered me an actual stand alone tachometer, an Electronic...
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    06-25-2017, 11:41 AM
    Even among "low kickback" chains not all are created equal. Some of the better ones actually cut faster and smoother than chisel chains on a small cc saw. I remember my Poulan came with an absolutely horrid chain. It was a skip tooth chain with...
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    06-24-2017, 12:46 PM
    Like Ford vs. Chevy and Yankees vs. Red Sox it will never end because people enjoy it too much. I have a Dolmar, two Echoes, a Poulan, and a Mac and like them all for different purposes. Of course, they all have good chains and carbs tuned properly...
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    06-23-2017, 09:47 PM
    You can make some pretty serious .38's with Blue Dot or H4227 and magnum primers. I used to shoot 'em in my Marlin 1894 as, at the time, I had tons of .38 brass but very few .357's. These were right at the limit of published +P data and seemed to...
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    06-23-2017, 09:33 PM
    My first career was as a car mechanic. Didn't make much money but learned valuable skills that serve me well and have saved thousands of dollars. During that time I earned a B.A. and then an M.A. in History because it is something I love. Got tired...
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    06-23-2017, 05:47 PM
    Just thought I'd let you know, I gave the Micro some more exercise yesterday. On the menu was 3.1 grains Bullseye/Lee 356-102-2R/Federal primer at .963 OAL. The Micro gobbled 'em up no problem with fair accuracy, empties landing around 6 feet away....
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    06-23-2017, 05:38 PM
    Revolvers seem to suffer from more velocity robbing quirks than other guns. In addition to barrel cylinder gap there is bore and throat size, individual chamber dimensions, and end shake, not to mention the unfortunate fact that even many name brand...
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    06-23-2017, 04:28 PM
    Ordered some extra fuel and air filters and a non-catalyst muffler for the Dolmar today. I won't install the muffler until I get an adjustable carb though, don't want to risk over-scavenging the cylinder. The few Dolmar dealers we have around here...
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    06-22-2017, 08:31 AM
    Actually, the saw I have put the most hours on is my little Walmart Poulan 2150. A better chain and a carb adjustment made it a surprisingly capable saw for what little I paid for it. It is actually the only saw I have ever purchased new.
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    06-21-2017, 09:59 PM
    The Little Brown Santa Claus dropped off the 5105 today and I unpacked it and checked all the essentials. It has a Dolmar bar and a fairly aggressive 3/8" pitch Carlton chain with a lot of life left, unfortunately dull as dull can be so I will have...
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    06-21-2017, 05:15 PM
    I don't doubt it at all. The only supertune I'm planning for it is to eventually put the non-catalyst 5100 muffler on it. Not so much for extra performance as longevity, the cat creates alot of extra heat right next to the cylinder. I'm also going...
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    06-21-2017, 11:26 AM
    Thought I would revisit this thread as I am about to add a saw to my fleet. We moved to a new place where the trees are bigger and more numerous. My Echo CS-400 will handle anything I throw at it but it really gets overmatched by logs above 12",...
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    06-21-2017, 10:43 AM
    Lefty, since carry is not going to be an issue for this guy 'til he is 21 I would lean towards the SP-101. It's a little chunk of stainless that goes bang and will probably do better for high volume range use than the rather dainty J-frame would...
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    06-16-2017, 10:30 AM
    The Gun Doctor LLC. in Lawrenceburg KY does very good work at a fair price including lever actions. Don't know just how full on custom her (yes, a woman gunsmith!) repertoire is but she is usually backed up a few months at a time. Becky...
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    06-16-2017, 10:20 AM
    I thought I should add, prices on the Sig P238 are coming down. Rural King one county over from me has the basic black one for $449.95. Back when I bought the Kimber they were all $600.00+.
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    06-15-2017, 08:46 PM
    I fired it some last weekend and all rounds went bang no problem. Unfortunately it is shooting quite a bit to the left. I'll shoot it some more and then maybe send it to Charter.
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    06-15-2017, 08:28 PM
    Still doing great! Have around 100 rounds through it since the repair and the difference is like night and day in terms of function. Carry it almost every day in an "Orgunizer" brand pocket holster which fits better than the Nemesis.
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    06-15-2017, 08:22 PM
    There was also a .475 Linebaugh/.480 Ruger version.
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    06-14-2017, 12:22 PM
    Glad to hear it. If you ever want to make the lever safety a little easier just take the stock off via the through bolt under the buttplate. You will see the little finger that engages the lever on the bottom tang of the receiver. Bend it up...
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    06-12-2017, 12:43 PM
    Be aware that you may have to send it back, so buying from a local place that will take care of you is a very good idea. Just honest opinion!
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    06-11-2017, 09:10 PM
    Parts for Redfield and Lyman sights come up on Fleabay all the time, that's where I would look.
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    06-11-2017, 05:16 PM
    I put a box of 8.8 grains Unique/Lee 309-113-RF through it yesterday and am happy to report the problem seems to be fixed. Previously, even these mild loads would cause it to unlock. Did have some light strikes though. Not sure if that is due to the...
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    06-09-2017, 08:49 PM
    Ok, finally got the 464 back today. It actually arrived back a month ago but the shop owner forgot to call me. Honest mistake, I'm not worried about it. The rifle arrived with only a receipt stating it was serviced under warranty and test fired with...
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    06-09-2017, 06:53 PM
    Thanks. It seems like shooter comfort and confidence are seldom considered when people discuss defensive or hunting arms. I think these are the most basic elements of good shooting in any scenario and should always be considered first. My wife is...
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    06-08-2017, 11:44 AM
    Hmmm, do Homer Simpson boxers count?[smilie=l: Not everyone can deal with recoil well. I am honest in admitting that I can't shoot anything stronger than my aforementioned mild .40's even though I'm 6'3/270. Instead of carry something I know I...
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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