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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 04:20 AM
    Actually, the new Canadian Rangers issue .308 rifle is manufactured by Tikka (Sako) and is listed in Canadian military inventory as the "C-19" ... they were designed to replace the old Lee Enfield .303 British rifles since military inventory was...
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    12-02-2019, 04:47 PM
    So I just bought a very lightly used Rick Kalnyuik (KAL) PP .50 TGBS .492" adjustable mould. I am absolutely new to the paper patching game and wondered if anyone here has used this particular mould and the boolit that it casts to load in .50-70...
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    12-01-2019, 01:35 PM
    Actually, the last gun I bought was for my wife! She's been threatening to get a bit more serious about shooting Trap so I bought her a used Browning BT-99 Trap single with adjustable comb. (She'd been shooting her 20 gauge semi-auto field shotgun...
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    12-01-2019, 01:33 PM
    Up here in Canada we're getting $1.55 per pound (Canadian) for scrap brass (cracked, squashed, berdan, or ruined cases). I was the volunteer for our local gun club who was running the brass recovery program for 3 years, but our local market has...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    12-01-2019, 01:26 PM
    I still have a bit of AL5 and AL7 ... guess I should look up some data and use them up sometime ...
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    11-27-2019, 05:58 PM
    Woo Hoo! [smilie=w:
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    11-27-2019, 05:56 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Stihl chainsaw in Our Town
    Maybe it was caused by cold weather? Do you know what happens to chainsaws in cold weather? [smilie=l:
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    11-24-2019, 03:16 AM
    Yep ... one of my other old Maynards came with it's case too ... (a Schuetzen target rifle in .32-35 Stevens Maynard) ...
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    11-23-2019, 10:14 AM
    The Sportco and Parker Hale 950T were both quite popular with the BCRA / DCRA (British Columbia Rifle Association / Dominion of Canada Rifle Association) members up here in Canada. In the '60's and '70's Victoria (and Vancouver Island) were very...
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    11-22-2019, 09:27 PM
    It's a bit crude and has no lining, but it is original to the time period. This is the old wood traveling case that came with my 1873 Maynard 2 barrel set. (In .35-30 Maynard and .64 calibre / 20 gauge smoothbore.)
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    11-20-2019, 04:54 AM
    Too many ... likely 10 or more? Might thin the herd a bit in the near future. Most of them are vintage pieces that were bought for collection purposes anyway, but I don't display them at many of our local gun shows anymore so I should probably...
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    11-20-2019, 04:50 AM
    Just answered an ad from a local auto parts recycler that was in our local (online) buy, sell, and trade site. I'm heading out to their yard tomorrow to pick up about 100 or so pounds of wheel weights (pre-sorted ... lead only ... no steel or...
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    11-19-2019, 05:38 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Shepherds Pie in Cookin' Recipe's
    Mmmmm ... that sounds like it would taste good. Care to share your recipe?
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    11-18-2019, 04:59 AM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Shepherds Pie in Cookin' Recipe's
    Hadn't made a Shepherds Pie for a while so tossed one together in my big red enameled cast iron casserole dish for dinner tonight. Just "winged it" and stir fried some ground beef and ground pork, added some sauteed onions, then peas, corn,...
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    11-16-2019, 05:06 AM
    So today I was privileged to become the new caretaker of a very nice old (circa 1893 by serial number) Winchester High Wall in .32-40 WCF with a 28" octagon #3 contour barrel and a single set trigger. Very good bore and still sincere and unaltered....
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    11-16-2019, 05:00 AM
    Yes, I really like these old Schuetzens and have several of them now. (And it turned out that the one I bought that was supposed to be in .40-50 Sharps BN is actually chambered for a shortened version of the 11mm / .43 Mauser case instead, which is...
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    11-15-2019, 01:44 PM
    My wife grows "Elephant" garlic in our small, backyard garden plot. They are very large cloves with a much milder flavour. We dry them in a food dehydrator and then use them quite a bit in soups, stews, and chowders. They're great in home-made...
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    11-15-2019, 01:38 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread 9.3x57 in Hunting with CB's
    I pretty much have the sister to your rifle, but chambered in 9x57 / 9mm Mauser rather than 9.3x57. It is a wonderfully light and fast handling little rifle with more than enough "oomph" to hunt any critter you'd ever want to. I anneal and then...
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    11-12-2019, 05:14 PM
    Yes, I tend to make our curries a bit on the milder side heat wise ... the curry can definitely creep up on you if you add a bit too much! As you can see in the photo I sometimes add a few mushrooms too if we have some on hand. All in all it makes...
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    11-11-2019, 08:27 PM
    We often like to have a curry dish from time to time and I normally keep it pretty simple. I dice 3 chicken breasts into small cubes, rough dice several onions and about 3 sweet peppers, then I stir fry the chicken in a bit of oil with salt,...
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    11-11-2019, 08:18 PM
    Awesome! Thank you Sir!
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    11-11-2019, 03:37 PM
    Reverend Al replied to a thread Veterans Day tomorrow in Our Town
    Our Memorial Day was yesterday too and again many thanks to all who serve and have served in both Canada and the USA. I was sent a very sobering photo that shows a regiment of Cameron Highlanders taken in front of Edinburgh Castle in 1914 and...
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  • Reverend Al's Avatar
    11-07-2019, 08:47 PM
    Added 2 Schuetzen rifles to the collection lately. Both are unmarked (Guild rifles) and both have very good bores. One was sold to me as being in .40-50 Bottleneck (but it is more likely in a similar sized European metric cartridge as yet...
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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