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    Yesterday, 02:30 PM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    Loved CW. Never used a bug. went from a straight key to a Heathkit electronic key
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    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    I like both PC and Hi-Tek. Hi-Tek is faster even with 2 coats. PC has more vibrant colors. All bore rider boolets are Hi-Tek because PC makes the nose too big to chamber.
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    05-20-2018, 07:44 PM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    WB5SZT. Mostly inactive, I pull out the 2 meter every now and then while on long drives. Started back in the early 70's when CW at 13 WPM was needed for general. Got advanced about 3 months after general and started working on the 20 wpm for Extra....
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    05-17-2018, 09:42 PM
    Our Cat had one too. It turned out to be just a fluid filled cyst. All OK.
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    05-17-2018, 06:01 PM
    farmerjim replied to a thread growing gourds in Our Town
    Seed- Gourds are not pollinated by bees. The flowers open at night and are pollinated by Moths. You may have to hand pollinate them till the moths find them....
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    05-17-2018, 07:06 AM
    Mine drop at .357, but I PC them to about .359. I use them in 380, 9mm. and 38SP. With Lee yours mileage may vary.
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    05-17-2018, 06:59 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    In a skillet on top the stove a pound at a time. Take out of refrigerator as needed and finish off in the microwave wrapped in paper towel. Cook very crunchy for bacon and tomato sandwiches. My breakfast of choice for the next about 6 weeks.
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    05-14-2018, 05:34 PM
    "However, I noticed that Farmerjim is from Louisianna. So if HF red can work there it can work in central Wisconsin. " I do my PC in an air conditioned room. The humidity in that room is low. Get one of Smokes starter packs with 4 colors. You will...
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    05-14-2018, 12:43 PM
    I used HF red 1st try and it worked fair. Tried Smokes powder and have never looked back. All 100% with about 15 seconds of shaking in a #5 tub with black AS BBs.
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    05-10-2018, 08:31 AM
    Wash it. Use 3 toothpicks to suspend it broad-end down over a water-filled glass to cover about an inch of the seed. Put the glass in a warm place out of direct sunlight and replenish water as needed. You should see the roots and stem start to...
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    05-09-2018, 07:01 AM
    Mary, I was going to ask when you set out your warm season plants, But now I will ask when is your average killing frost date? When I lived in Montreal our dates were May 21 plant warm and Oct 7 killing frost. It was so nice to grow vegetables up...
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    05-07-2018, 11:52 AM
    I might try melting the lead out of some FMJ bullets and putting a lighter core in it with epoxy.
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    05-07-2018, 11:43 AM
    I want a bunch too depending on shipping charges.
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    05-05-2018, 02:33 PM
    Has anybody tried making lightweight copper bullets for pistols? Liberty makes a 9mm 50 grain that has a 2000 fps muzzle velocity. I was wondering if you could make a truncated cone HP or other design from a copper rod that could get down to that...
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    05-04-2018, 12:39 PM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Gravy- Best jar Gravy in Our Town
    Gravy is just too easy to make and is so much better than anything out of a can to not make it yourself. First you make a roux. Then let your imagination run wild. No 2 of my gravies are ever the same.
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    05-04-2018, 07:20 AM
    I've been busy the last week. The deer got into my field. It is surrounded by a 8 1/2 foot fence, but they do jump it, and sometimes ram it repeatedly till they open it up and get through. They have never been a problem in the spring, but just the...
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    05-02-2018, 06:32 AM
    With the Hornady 55 gr bullets, the perfect varget load fills the case into the neck. It shoots excellent in my AR15 and it shoots dime size groups with my heavy barrel 223 Handy at 100 yds.
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    04-27-2018, 09:39 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Todays events in Our Town
    They have headphones with your choice of music where I get mine. They have improved the MRI machines a lot in the last 20 years. My first back MRI took an hour. They now take 20 min. I will probably be getting one after my neurosurgeon appointment...
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    04-25-2018, 07:39 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Arthritus ?? in Our Town
    Voltaren or Diclofenac gel. ( same thing) It is an NSAID but only 8% gets into the blood. I am on blood thinners and my doctors let me take it. Go see a pain specialist. I have bad arthritis in my back and neck. They have done nerve ablations in...
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There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialismóby vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide. Ayn Rand


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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