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    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    Some action pistol shooters use nothing but small rifle primers. As long as your gun(s) will ignite them reliably and you work up to your load with them, I personally see no issues. I have loaded a small amount of .40 S&W with SRPs, and...
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    07-14-2018, 09:50 PM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    I've driven in most of these United States, and a handful of foreign countries. Washington D.C. is tied with New York City for the worst drivers. Dallas rates in the top 10. The rest of the country has it's areas where I would prefer to ride,...
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    07-11-2018, 10:09 PM
    Any tracers SHOULD have burned out when they were fired, but if they were old enough, they may have failed to ignite. I would exercise caution with anything that doesn't look like standard FMJ bullets.
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    07-10-2018, 07:13 PM
    I would recommend contacting a gunsmith who specializes in shotguns, and discussing this with him. I was once told that if a shotgun barrel was thick enough for screw-in chokes, it came from the factory that way (already threaded). A gross...
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    07-10-2018, 07:10 PM
    My RC was made in 1981, and it has the bicycle grip and the removable bushing. I also purchased a JR in 1976.
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    07-04-2018, 09:12 PM
    Not really cheap, but install a Timney trigger with safety. I honestly can't believ that even the Russian army actually used that incredibly poorly designed and executed coking knob-safety contraption.
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    06-30-2018, 08:33 PM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread Ruger Forum in Our Town
    It's back up now.
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    06-22-2018, 09:04 PM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    The last fast food joint that I ate at (in the States) was in San Diego. I placed my order and paid with a card at a kiosk, and was handed my order at the counter. IIRC, a machine cooked my 'meal', and a human bagged it. Drinks and condiments...
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    06-18-2018, 05:40 PM
    Semi-auto rifles do not do well with neck sized brass. You may get by with it for 1-2 loads, but eventually the rifle will choke on the ammo. Full length size.
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    06-16-2018, 09:10 PM
    That doesn't count; both cars still have their hoods (and presumably engines), and there isn't a tree growing up through the engine bay.
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Retired Army Ordnance, former defense contractor
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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