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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    HAWK'S BAR ROOM PICKLED EGGS & SAUSAGE 2 cups white vinegar 1 cup water 3 tablespoons pickling spice 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 6 to 7 squirts Frank's Red Hot Sauce (optional for color or you can use beet juice) 1...
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    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    And of course there is pickled Sausage too! Pickled sausage Found some 'good deal' smoked sausage in the bargain bin. Made sausage and homemade sauerkraut with some and pickled the rest. Simple to make … 1 teaspoon on crushed red pepper...
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    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    The BEST Spicy Pickled EGGS! I must begin with a fair warning. These can be addictive! So I take no responsibility for the pickled egg-eating habits that may develop once you have tried these delicious eggs. You have been warned. Please eat...
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    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    How to Make Pickled Eggs The container used for the eggs should be one that can be closed or sealed tightly; glass canning jars work well. The eggs are to be completely covered with the pickling solution during storage. A quart-size canning jar...
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    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    Apparently adding beets to pickled eggs is common in England and they are often found in pubs ... Pickled Eggs & Beets Ingredients: 1 (15 ounce) can red beets cup brown sugar cup white vinegar cup cold water
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    10-16-2019, 01:48 PM
    I was thinking about that too, but my concern would be that once I'm gone and the rifle changes hands someone with less knowledge of these old cast actions might try shooting some full house .218 Bee ammo in the rifle and destroy it. (There have...
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    10-15-2019, 04:53 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread 40-63 ballard in Leverguns
    There is a bit of .40-63 info on the ASSRA forum ... https://www.assra.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1519153844/9 One of my Pacific Ballards is in .40-90 and I use 9.3x74R brass to fire-form "shooter" brass for it. I anneal the case mouths...
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    10-15-2019, 04:40 PM
    It was a while back now, but I added another Ballard "project rifle" to my single shot collection. It's re-stocked in maple and the barrel was sleeved into .22 calibre, but unfortunately it's in a centre-fire (haven't done a chamber cast yet, but...
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    10-15-2019, 04:23 PM
    I bought a Remington 700 Tactical with the heavy round 16.5" barrel and I love it ... cheap to shoot and tons of fun! So far I've been loading 150 grain jacketed bullets with Winchester 296 to fire-form the brass that was made from shortened .223...
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    10-13-2019, 03:21 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread How did I do? in Single Shot Guns
    Have a look at the reference photos on this website for the "smallbore" sights. I don't know if they would give you enough detail to work from to try and duplicate one, but I see that some of the dimensions are listed in a couple of the photos? ...
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    10-13-2019, 03:06 PM
    My 8.15x46R is an "H. Speeman in Neuss" Schuetzen. Still haven't shot it enough to really get onto it yet. I just know that it has the lightest set trigger of any rifle I've owned yet (and I've had a bunch of set trigger guns!). This one will...
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    10-11-2019, 03:55 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Baked beans in Cookin' Recipe's
    They never do last very long! (And neither does the cornbread either ...) ;)
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    10-11-2019, 03:53 PM
    Out here in Western BC we have "ruffies", Blue Grouse (Dusky Grouse), Sharptails, and Spruce Grouse. Blues are much bigger birds and I've usually roasted them whole with a pan full of mixed veggies. Ruffies (and Sharpies) tend to be fairly small...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    10-09-2019, 01:01 PM
    And if you have a number 7 RCBS shell holder and a set of 8x57 Mauser dies it is dead easy to form shooter 8x57R cases from .303 British.
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    10-05-2019, 05:32 PM
    A few more baked donut recipes in case you run out of Pumpkin ... Baked Banana Donuts Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2 egg whites 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
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    10-05-2019, 05:22 PM
    In my .358 Winchester it's hard to beat the RCBS 200 grainer ...
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    10-05-2019, 05:14 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Baby boolits in Our Town
    I can't help but cry a little bit when I see a lovely old cast iron muffin pan and a cornbread skillet relegated to casting ingots ... I still cook with my cast iron pans and use actual ingot moulds to make ingots.
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    10-03-2019, 04:52 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Happy 10/22 day! in Rimfire Area
    Mine is a factory target model in blue with the laminated stock wearing a fixed 10X Leupold AO with fine crosshairs. Shoots way better than I can even with cheap promo .22 ammo. It was one of the first guns I used to introduce my 11 year old...
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    10-03-2019, 04:33 PM
    A Rock Chucker for most of my rifle needs, then 2 Dillon 550's for high volume handgun (one setup for small primers and one setup for large primers), plus an old Hollywood Senior for some light bullet swaging work.
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    10-02-2019, 03:43 PM
    Dang! That is some bad news for those of us out of country (Canada in my case). Courier services absolutely rape us at the border for any imports. Without asking your permission they automatically send your package to their own company's...
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    10-02-2019, 03:04 PM
    I worked for 38 years in the sporting goods trade and sold more scopes than I can possibly remember. My advice was always to consider a variable power scope for a hunting rifle. If you are in thick brush and the shots you might get are short range...
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    10-01-2019, 04:31 PM
    The Indian Ordnance Factory Ishapore conversion single shot .410 Muskets were smooth-bored and not rifled. I anneal and then fire-form .303 British cases for use in mine. Using a single .410 round ball to duplicate the original military loading...
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    10-01-2019, 04:19 PM
    Same here ... Imgur has been working just fine for me. I abandoned Photobucket when they first tried to extort us for photo hosting and have never looked back ...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    09-29-2019, 01:29 PM
    I fire-formed a couple of hundred surplus .30-30 cases in my .38-55 large action Martini and they work fine. Eventually I will run them through my Kal Max case stretcher and bring them to full length.
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    09-25-2019, 05:36 PM
    I use a pair of Walker electronic muffs and like them a lot ...
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    09-21-2019, 04:56 PM
    Basically they are a traditional Peanut Butter Cookie with the added flavour of pumpkin and pumpkin spices. Enjoy :wink:
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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