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    Today, 04:11 PM
    That is lacking in logic and so far from reality that it's hard to even begin. Two friends pick you up. You get in the back seat. Stop at gas station passenger gets out goes in shoots clerk One - you need to get better "friends". Two -...
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    Today, 01:18 PM
    Allow me to point out that Mumia Abu-Jamal, the murderer that killed Officer Daniel Faulkner; is alive today largely because a bunch of clueless liberals, many of them celebrities, came to his side. When you kill a rabid wild dog you don't...
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    Today, 01:12 PM
    Lets not push aside the other factors of the death penalty. The sociopath that is allowed to live will pose a constant threat to the guards, other inmates and society in general. He will pose a constant threat of escape. Then there is the very...
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    Today, 12:13 PM
    The death penalty system is broken. Reports show it costs more (appeals, etc) than if you just put them in prison for life. I reject the premise that the death penalty "is broken". Furthermore, those,.....I guess ...? ... "reports"??? are from...
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    Today, 12:01 PM
    No. I think the penalty of death should be applied to crimes other than murder. And while we're at it, A theological question such as yours can only lead to circular arguments - which I suspect was your goal in the first post of this thread.
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    Today, 07:21 AM
    The S&W Firing Pin Bushing is pressed and staked into the recoil shield. The bushing can be replaced with a special set of punches but it would be far simpler to return the gun to S&W. The new bushing is driven into the recoil shield with a...
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    Take religion out of the question. Religious beliefs have no place in our criminal justice system. If you believe the government has the authority to put a convicted person in prison for the rest of his/her life (effectively taking that person's...
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    I know you said that you've run non-ethanol fuel exclusively and that is a GOOD thing but,......you could still have a fuel problem. My guess is the carb is plugged up somewhere. While non-ethanol fuel is a huge step to prevent fuel problems, it...
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    It does pre-date OBDII. But I would push the passenger seat back and take a good look at the wiring harness for the ECM and then look under the dash. I'll bet good money some rodent has chewed through something important.
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    Setting aside the argument that masks are effective tools to stop the spread of a virus or masks are not effective tools to stop the spread of a virus (and I am 100% in agreement with what 1hole wrote); lets get down to brass tacks. If you think...
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    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    am44mag - you seem to be seeking confirmation more than advice. You're responsible for every projectile you fire. Only you can see the land you're referring to and only you can determine if it is safe to shoot at particular location. If you're...
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    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    All the above is good advice. You're pretty close and the group is good. If that group remains consistently to the left, then slightly twisting the barrel in the frame is the way to "adjust" the fixed sights. I have not heard of Larry's pencil...
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    Yesterday, 08:15 AM
    As much as I like Rugers, including the SP101, they occasionally make a bad one. That SP101 may need to go back to Ruger. As for the OP's loading, I can't speak to 300MP, it's not a powder I'm familiar with. When it comes to magnum loads...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    Thank You Outpost75 I have great respect for the 38 Special and DA revolvers chambered for it. The 38 Special has been studied and refined over its long life. What started as a very good cartridge was developed into an outstanding cartridge. It...
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    07-01-2020, 09:10 AM
    You can put me in the camp of dreading the task of case trimming. Rifle brass gets trimmed and the amount of cartridges I trim at one time is small enough that a manual bench mounted trimmer works for me. Handgun brass isn't worth the effort....
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    07-01-2020, 08:31 AM
    OK, that paints a better picture. I would look for damage to the wiring harness. You may want to look under the dash AND under the passenger seat. The ECM for that truck is on the floor under the passenger seat. Those vehicles are pre- OBD-II but...
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    06-30-2020, 07:21 PM
    I started with 231 and have probably burned more of that than any other. For some reason, that I've never understood, Bullseye was difficult to obtain locally. That was pre-internet days, so ordering something involved an envelope, a stamp, a money...
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    06-30-2020, 06:47 PM
    I don't believe the fuel pump relay will be in the same circuit as the lights. The lighting system generally consists of the headlights, taillights, marker lights, license plate light and instrument lighting. The brake lights are generally on their...
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    06-30-2020, 01:42 PM
    I agree that Bullseye is an excellent powder for 38 Special, but it wasn't on the OP's list. WW231 was on the list and is also an excellent powder for 38 Special.
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    06-30-2020, 08:41 AM
    I think Rodfac is on the money. A plain base 158 gr LSWC, BHn somewhere between 9-10, and lubed with 50/50. I was using BAC and getting some leading with 38 Special. NRA 50/50 fixed that. As much as I like BAC (it's a bit easier to live with...
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    06-30-2020, 08:18 AM
    The parasitic drain and the stalling may be two completely unrelated issues. The draw on the battery is a bit easier to find by pulling fuses one at a time until you isolate the circuit involved. I've also seen people claim they had something...
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    06-29-2020, 06:24 PM
    The video was mildly entertaining.
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    06-29-2020, 04:25 PM
    Considering the OP doesn't need the mower and his father has already replaced his........it seems to be a moot point. At 10 years old the mower isn't beyond saving but it is 10 years old. Putting $1600 in to a 10 year old mower that cost $1700 to...
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    06-29-2020, 07:43 AM
    The short answer is technically, No. The case will expand to fit the walls of the chamber when fired and the nose of the bullet will enter the throat before the base of the bullet clears the casing. The difference in length between the 44...
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    06-28-2020, 07:37 PM
    I question the population estimate of 331 million. https://www.census.gov/ As for this being an election year, well that pretty much sums up why the liberals are trying to destroy the economy.
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    06-28-2020, 07:31 PM
    I agree that it probably isn't worth replacing the engine. While a new engine would correct the problem, the rest of the mower is 10 years old. That's not horrible in terms of age and many mowers go well beyond that mark but $1600 is pretty big...
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    06-28-2020, 06:56 PM
    From a BBC article I read yesterday, there have been roughly 2.5 million cases in the U.S.A. and 125,000 deaths. Health officials estimate that at least 20 million people have been infected in the U.S.A. So, from that information we can...
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    06-24-2020, 08:28 AM
    /\ Agreed And while the virus is real, the government's reaction to it is out of proportion to the risk. We're being scammed. Here are the recent numbers COVID Deaths in the U.S.A. as of 6/24/20 - 122985 Approx. U.S.A. population -...
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    06-23-2020, 09:44 AM
    Drawing from the chart in the "NRA Firearms Fact Book" listing nominal pellet counts for lead field loads: #8 pellets 7/8 oz = 359 pellets 1 oz = 410 pellets 1-1/8 oz = 461 pellets So 1/8 ounce is the difference of roughly 51 pellets if...
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    06-23-2020, 09:17 AM
    It all comes down to pellet count and weight of payload. The bottom line: There's no free lunch in physics. An increased pellet count will allow a larger pattern that still has the required density that the target will not "sneak through". ...
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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