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    Yesterday, 11:19 AM
    truckjohn replied to a thread Old jeep advice? in Our Town
    Yes they are super fun but they are scarce now. Prices are going up and parts are scarce. Have you considered a side by side utility 4-wheeler by Honda/Polaris/Kawasaki? Integral roll cages. Small light engines. Parts and service...
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    12-06-2019, 04:35 PM
    That's always a risk. The thing is - once you sell it, it's gone. So if you can't stomach the thought of the buyer turning around and selling it for beer money next week - then don't sell it to him... The other side is also - there is value in...
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    12-06-2019, 03:55 PM
    The issue is not what the action can take so much as what the brass can take... Neither pistol brass nor the pistol primer cups are designed for the sort of pressure that a modern sporting rifle generates.. You will be fine if you stick with...
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    12-06-2019, 03:48 PM
    On the original unit.... Carry it over to a machine shop and pay them to remove the broke nipple and clean the threads. It helps A LOT if you know what size the threads are. This is bread and butter work for a machinist and they will NOT...
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    12-04-2019, 02:10 PM
    I think it's the opposite... Too much so called "Conscience" and not enough business sense.... Altrusim is great. It's very good to hope the best and do good for your fellow man... But remember that almost every charity and religious benevolence...
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    12-04-2019, 12:05 PM
    I decided to try out a D2 Ontario RAT 3 and had the same general experience listed above.... It took a really good edge (I used diamond plates, no stropping).... Then when I was in the middle of a deer - the edge "fell off"... It just went...
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    12-04-2019, 11:14 AM
    It frustrates me that within MY lifetime (which is not all that long) - EVERYTHING went from Made in USA to made somewhere else.... I mean seriously - how often do I run into import towels that don't soak up water right.... Then there is...
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    12-04-2019, 10:27 AM
    The issue I have with CL is that there is no skin in the game *anywhere* in the system to stop "Time wasters", scammers, and people who can't be bothered to pay attention... CraigsList doesn't make any money off it.... So they have no incentive...
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    11-25-2019, 04:01 PM
    That's for a 6.5 carcano (Italian) not a Swede.
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    11-18-2019, 07:57 AM
    truckjohn replied to a thread tulu HP in Military Rifles
    Not recommended for game. I would use a designed "Hunting bullet".. Either a lead tip hunting bullet or a ballistic tip (hornady). Often as not "Hollow points" are really just open tipped cup and core bullets.... The little hollow nose of the...
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    11-18-2019, 07:49 AM
    truckjohn replied to a thread Feral Dogs in Hunting with CB's
    I would advise anybody here that shoots a dog... Whether it's obviously a pet or not... To dispose of it "away"... And always follow local regulations for disposing of such things as much as you can... The issue there is somebody's dog...
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    11-17-2019, 12:36 PM
    truckjohn replied to a thread Feral Dogs in Hunting with CB's
    Feral dogs are a reality out in the country because knuckleheads decide to deal with unwanted pets by dumping them further out in the country rather than taking them to the pound. AND in many hunt clubs - you have to tread very softly because it can...
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    11-16-2019, 10:17 PM
    That winch paid for itself today didn't it!! That's a good looking elk.
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    11-16-2019, 10:13 PM
    Absolutely true. Big close knit families live - The lone wolf dies every time. The best thing to do is to go where the family is.... That may mean "Bugging out" if you live alone in a different state... Or it may mean "Bugging in" if Grandma...
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    11-16-2019, 09:51 PM
    You have to switch cooking methods from modern "Bring out the flavor in the meat because they are super young animals eating grain" to the old fashioned "Minimize weird off flavors in the meat because they are older animals who ate weeds, sticks,...
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    11-15-2019, 08:58 AM
    Typically - possession limits become important when you are out on a big multi-day hunting or fishing trip..... Say you are out for a duck hunting and camping weekend and there is a 2 per day limit/5 possession. You hunt 4 days and bag 6 which...
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    11-14-2019, 07:06 AM
    Before you go too far in this endeavor - try EATING some of the berries. I planted a few based on recommendations - then tasted them... Yuck! I have since picked berries about a dozen times to try out... Yuck! Definitely spitters. They...
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    11-13-2019, 09:09 PM
    I cringe every time I see a pic of somebody here casting indoors..... That's 100% guaranteed to lead up your whole house from end to end.... Hygiene! The FIRST step is quit putting lead in you! The main reason it won't come down...
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    11-13-2019, 07:12 PM
    I got one of the RAT 3 D2 Limited Hunters. After I got it in hand - I didn't think I would like the handle shape, blade shape, and lack of a guard as much as I do now that I have used it on a deer. It really does feel great in hand and is NOT...
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    11-13-2019, 06:12 PM
    It's funny... In theory - I like good plain carbon steel a lot better. It's easier to sharpen and it tends to be more well behaved in use. For me I like that it dulls progressively rather than going from hair popping sharp to dull all at once. ...
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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