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    10-18-2018, 02:22 AM
    I believe that Redding sells a set of three spacers; two cover the .38 and .44 applications. https://www.redding-reloading.com/online-catalog/98-die-spacer-kit
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    10-16-2018, 09:09 PM
    They also blew up a lot of guns. Proceed at your own risk, and please don't stand next to anyone else when you test fire your grenade.
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    10-16-2018, 05:37 AM
    I have a FAL built by Mark at ARS. A nice, handy rifle. I had Mark cut the barrel to 18" when he built it. I'd post pix bit I'm about 8,000 miles away from it at the moment.
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    10-16-2018, 05:33 AM
    It may well not be up to the Squadron commander - this type of policy is frequently dictated from way, way above. For instance, our current laptops don't even have CD drives in them - and it was a choice dictated by security, not economy - from Big...
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    10-12-2018, 08:01 PM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Yes, they are.
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    10-12-2018, 08:00 PM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Discuss other injections with your Orthopedic Surgeon - not a GP or Family Med doctor. There are Supartz, Synvisc(SP?), and other drugs that are much less damaging to your remaining soft tissue and last much longer than Cortisone. They are...
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    10-12-2018, 04:27 AM
    That is very nearly a Max charge in the Lyman 49th Reloading Handbook with a nominal 225 grain RN cast bullet. I would drop the charge by at least 0.5 grains to start with, and see how that works out. As stated above, Blue Dot isn't frequently...
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    10-09-2018, 07:39 AM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    Thanks to everyone who has offered up prayers. My wife has decided to wait a bit to go see her friend Sun, when she can stay for a while. Another friend was just about to leave for the States, and is going to stay with Sun during and immediately...
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    10-08-2018, 11:06 PM
    Although it hasn't been openly discussed (not that I'm aware of, anyway), at least the Army seems to be gearing up for JHP 9mm ammo. The new XM17 and 18 pistols (Sig P320) are designed to run JHP ammo, specifically. JHP pistol ammo is technically...
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    10-08-2018, 10:42 PM
    None of them new-fangled .32s have a song written about them, for one thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0H_5PSNokk The original. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhVLWcPcR4o Eric Clapton As far as no current bottleneck revolver...
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    10-08-2018, 10:26 PM
    https://mcmillanusa.com/product/wichita-1-5-fixed-sling/ https://www.brpguns.com/rear-sling-swivel-1903-krag-thompson-bar/
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    10-08-2018, 10:17 PM
    If you don't feel confident in your own abilities, Erik at Hollow Point Mold Service opens band diameters for a reasonable price.
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    10-08-2018, 09:22 AM
    Some companies use pressure guns to develop load data. Some use actual firearms. Some use a combination of both. Not sure which I trust more, because who knows how many rounds that firearms has fired, or how it is chambered (short throat, long...
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    10-05-2018, 11:21 PM
    nicholst55 started a thread Prayer Request in Our Chapel
    My wife's best friend in the whole world - they've known each other since they were kids, and are as close as sisters - is undergoing cancer surgery this coming week. It was unexpected, and I don't know a lot of details at this time. My wife is...
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    10-05-2018, 07:44 PM
    Rules to avoid snakes: 1. LOOK where you're going - walking, about to walk, sit, or whatever. A snake may have already taken up residence there. 2. Wear snake gaiters when out and about. I quickly developed these two rules when we lived at...
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    09-29-2018, 06:04 AM
    I worked up to one of the loads that John Linebaugh lists on his website with a nominal 260 grain bullet and a case full of H110 in my 4-5/8" plow handle Blackhawk. I stopped slightly below what he lists as maximum. Wow! While I have no doubt that...
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    09-29-2018, 05:50 AM
    You can report videos on YouTube by clicking on the three small dots at the bottom right of the video 'screen.' One of the reasons for reporting them is harmful or dangerous content.
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    09-28-2018, 07:19 PM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread fudd mentality in Our Town
    I see this frequently when a young(er) guy with an AR-15 shows up at the range. The benchrest shooters turn their noses up, ask him why he needs an AK-47, and resume shooting bughole groups. Same thing when someone with a shotgun that they bought...
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    09-27-2018, 09:12 PM
    Does the bullet in the .30 round look like this? https://duckduckgo.com/?q=remington+bronze+point+bullets&t=ffnt&iax=images&ia=images&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.midwayusa.com%2Fproductimages%2F880x660%2FPrimary%2F553%2F553355.jpg Remington Bronze...
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    09-23-2018, 08:27 PM
    I was just about to suggest a slip-on recoil pad. You might be able to install a mercury filled recoil buffer in the stock - just a thought. I also neglected to mention that I used Wonder Wads with my rifle, and they did make a significant...
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    09-23-2018, 07:32 AM
    The 1-48" twist is what T/C used in their Hawken rifles, and they were supposed to work equally well with either PRB or conical bullets. I have a 1-32" twist Lyman Great Plains Hunter and it shoots conicals very well. I settled on 80 grains of 2F,...
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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
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