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    Today, 02:07 PM
    Price, might be interested? Pm me back please
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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    Not quite to old timer status but every Mosin Nagant I have purchased was "tire" (actually I used my rest and some lead blocks to hold things down, plus 2 ratchet straps around the bench) tested for a few rounds to make sure the barrel and action...
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    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    SW MN is still small town friendly but 5 months of COLD and snow are a downside! If you like temp extremes this is the place! +100f to -31f!
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    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    Any extra hardness gained by quenching the ingots will be lost when they are re-melted for casting. As long as you remember or note the alloy nothing is changed. Quenching could cause water inclusion in the shrinking ingots that might cause...
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    Yesterday, 09:01 AM
    Thanks for the info, but I ordered several stems as replacements many years ago. At the (then) price I couldn't justify repairs. I did find that grinding a taper to the stem allowed easier use in small necks like 223.
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    10-14-2017, 09:39 PM
    Some of that looks like foundry type...
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    10-14-2017, 10:01 AM
    Have you ever noticed how efficiently they deliver junk mail, circulars, and advertisements? Even political mailings magically appear.
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    10-13-2017, 09:23 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread south Dakota property cost in Our Town
    Some great hunting and fishing along the MO River but a lot of that is also indian rez...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 08:43 AM
    At .80/lb, any good lead, especially already in ingot form, is a real bargain. Especially if the scrapper will scan it and give you a read out.
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    10-13-2017, 08:27 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    If I die with bacon or country ham on my breath, you can bet the undertaker will have trouble getting the grin off my face. Both contribute salt to my diet, so thats one less thing to worry about. BTW I've got a country ham grin on right now. I...
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    10-13-2017, 02:29 AM
    MaryB replied to a thread Carpal Tunnel And handguns in Our Town
    Yup you will have to try shots and physical therapy first before going to surgery. I had it done twice on my right hand, first time work related, second time when I jammed my wrist in the car accident(I bent the shifter forward an inch) causing...
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    10-13-2017, 02:08 AM
    So around 3 1/2 pounds honey per gallon, since the apple cider has a lot of sugar I bet I can cut that in half since I am looking more for hard cider than a true mead...
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    10-12-2017, 10:29 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread south Dakota property cost in Our Town
    Right on the edge of the Black Hills National Forest so all vacation property that is over priced... I checked landwatch and you can get a mobile home in a mobile home park for that price, and I saw a tiny little one room cabin on Zillow...
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    10-12-2017, 10:15 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Meet Opal in Our Town
    Aww what a cutie... I am a sucker for puppies.
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    10-12-2017, 10:11 PM
    Have you ever made an apple cider mead? Searching for a simple recipe to make a gallon for Christmas serving. Gallon of apple cider, ? amount of honey(thinking 1/2 pound), yeast energizer...
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    10-12-2017, 10:09 PM
    His comment about the yeast stopping... with the amount of sugar in that recipe the yeast probably reaches it max attenuation(alcohol content it can handle) pretty rapidly... and since it is all sucrose in one form or another the yeast will chew...
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    10-12-2017, 09:52 PM
    As a beer brewer their methods were... shall we say.. primitive? And beer is not complicated, soak malted barley in 154 degree water for an hour, drain and rinse into the boil kettle, boil and add hops on schedule, drain into a fermenter, add...
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    10-12-2017, 11:29 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread First time Grandpa in Our Town
    You have just began the rest of your life. The milestone is that big. You will change the way youu look at everything for the rest of your life. Congrats to you and the family. BTDT four times, but the first is special.
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    10-12-2017, 06:34 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    I take anything the learned Drs. say with a grain of salt. After all they are just practicing. As good as medicine seems to be, its only your Drs. SWAG when he advises you. That's why a second opinion is wise. As far as salt, it's necessary, ...
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    10-11-2017, 11:37 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread 3 bulls in Hunting with CB's
    I had a friend tell me Elk was his favorite vegetable?
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    10-11-2017, 11:07 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Do LED lights go dim????? in Our Town
    I have solar and use DC lights as backup around the house. 24 volt light fixtures are stupid expensive so I build my own. I use old CPU heatsinks with fans to keep them barely above room temp and they last forever. Super bright too! Last power...
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    10-11-2017, 10:55 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Hyponatremia ???? in Our Town
    Doc flat out told me on hot days to eat something salty if my body is craving it. I have been known to grab a pinch of salt when gardening to keep my system replenished... doesn't help I am on a diuretic that removes salt but spares potassium... and...
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    10-11-2017, 10:47 PM
    Mom gave dad a set of pots and pans for days he was going to cook... when dad died they were still in the box, he took the easy way out and they would go out to eat!
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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