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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Disagree. We used a Bolt 410 on a number of deer. Just remember to keep the shots within a reasonable distance. I'm not a fan of 243 for deer but with the proper bullet it will work fine. Start your daughter on a 22lr and work up to prevent...
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    11-06-2019, 07:45 PM
    When my daughter was sent to Florida the soldier she took over for gave her a rifle to hold onto for him as he was going straight to OCS. 3 yrs later she never heard from him and can't find him so sent the rifle up to me in a case as a "hey, you...
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    11-06-2019, 07:20 PM
    When my daughter was sent to Florida the soldier she took over for gave her a rifle to hold onto for him as he was going straight to OCS. 3 yrs later she never heard from him and can't find him so sent the rifle up to me in a case as a "hey, you...
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    11-03-2019, 07:11 PM
    $275 for this
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    11-03-2019, 07:27 AM
    I have cut extractor slots using a file and dremel tool Dremel? :drinks:
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    11-03-2019, 07:23 AM
    jonp replied to a thread 38 WCF Lead bullet load. in Leverguns
    That's what I'd do. Sell them to a collector and get some new ones
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    11-03-2019, 06:51 AM
    jonp replied to a thread Zavasta-Serbia in Our Town
    I saw one in that caliber at a gunshow but it was a wooden stock. Looked like a Win Model 70 to me with a Mauser action, maybe? All I remember is that I was looking for a larger caliber rifle, saw that one and it looked quite well made to me....
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    11-02-2019, 07:53 PM
    jonp started a thread Hardcast416taylor in Our Chapel
    Please keep Robert in your prayers. They are needed
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    11-01-2019, 05:52 PM
    Ruger MK1. Pull just right, turn it over this way, stand on your head and hope it works. My Mark IV is a dream. Other than that the Hi Point Carbines are interesting to say the least
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    10-30-2019, 06:03 PM
    T/C 6.5 Creedmore with a 3x9 Bushnell. Didn't have time to mess with it and a guy at work needed a rifle for deer season. Keep guns in the family. None of the step's are interested and my bio family is all gone
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    10-30-2019, 05:57 PM
    I watched a video comparing presses online and saw a couple that worked like that but they were kinda expensive. Wonder if it's better
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    10-28-2019, 07:31 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Just gotta brag in Our Town
    We sure need another lawyer....:kidding: Congrats to both of you and especially to your kid for all of the hard work.
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    10-28-2019, 07:27 PM
    33 Thumbs up with mine.
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    10-28-2019, 07:23 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Cheap rifle scopes in Our Town
    I put a couple of Barska scopes on AR's to test the rifles out and the Barska's seem to be holding up. The cheap Tasco I stuck on a 243 I bought at Walmart for under $30. Works ok for what it is. I bought 2 Bushnell scopes on sale in the...
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    10-27-2019, 07:14 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Cabela's club dollars in Our Town
    My wife uses hers and now has a few hundred bucks. Just stopped and got some Hornady FTX bullets for free. It's about all we buy with the bucks.
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    10-27-2019, 02:24 PM
    jonp replied to a thread another Electrical question. in Our Town
    No welder yet and I'm not setting up a welding shop. Just buying a small one for my own use. Most of the ones I'm seeing say 30Amps
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    10-27-2019, 07:51 AM
    From what I've seen I just can't justify the cost of an Iphone for what I need one for. Android does everything from browsing to running my Caldwell app just fine. Can't understand some peoples need to drop $1k on a phone. The only thing I miss...
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    10-27-2019, 07:45 AM
    You can't post that without putting up a video.
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    10-27-2019, 07:37 AM
    jonp replied to a thread another Electrical question. in Our Town
    I'm thinking to doing the same as the OP but would like to clarify something on the sub-box not the line size. I had my line to the house removed from Pole to House and buried to the house and changed from a 100amp service with the box inside to...
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    10-27-2019, 06:57 AM
    jonp replied to a thread Patriot Mobile in Our Town
    We switched from Cricket to Consumer Cellular https://www.consumercellular.com/ They use the AT&T network. We've had no problems with signal strength and when I bought a new phone on Amazon (Oukitel K7 Pro...
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Grew up in rural VT on the Quebec border hunting, fishing and trapping. Worked on a dairy farm, cut pulp etc. Paratrooper and was in on the Grenada vacation, Degree in Wildlife Biology with minors in Behavior and Organic Chemistry. Staff Biologist in an environmental company, helped write one of the 10yr Mgt Plans for The Grand Canyon, cruised timber then started driving a truck. 3.5 million safe miles and counting. Been to all lower 48 and most of Canada. Traveled all over the world from very bad places to good but The USA is the best place on this world
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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