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    04-16-2018, 10:11 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Got bugs? in Our Town
    Contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever 4 years ago. Sick, sick, sick for 4 days. Blood test confirmation. Since then, I've found ticks crawling on me too many times to count. Haven't been bitten once.
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    04-01-2018, 11:09 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Our government in action in Our Town
    Let's not forget the most feared words ever uttered : "Don't worry. I'm with the Government, and I'm here to help. What is the nature of the problem?"
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    04-01-2018, 11:06 PM
    Hannibal replied to a thread Our government in action in Our Town
    I'm with the mattress police. We've had reports of missing mattress tags from this address. I'm going to have to ask you to stand aside.
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    03-24-2018, 12:19 AM
    And ugliness would undoubtedly ensue. My .44 mag will get your attention with 10 grains and a 250 grain bullet. YMMV.
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    03-24-2018, 12:13 AM
    It is a strange thing. If you experience enough failures, you will eventually accumulate a fair amount of knowledge. Let's just say I've experienced more failures than most folks.
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    03-23-2018, 11:48 PM
    I've not researched the load data you quoted, but an increase of charge pressure from 14K psi to 17K psi would not account for the failure/damage shown in the photograph. Not saying it was a safe load, but 3K psi above max load data should not...
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    03-23-2018, 11:22 PM
    I freely admit I am not a big Taurus fan. I just do not care so much for the fit/finish. That said, I tend to believe this was an overcharge/improper charge problem and not a material/manufacturing defect. Not that such is not possible, but it...
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    03-23-2018, 10:37 PM
    A grade 8 will fail under a shock load before a grade 5 will. It is important to understand what stresses you are applying to the fastener.
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    03-23-2018, 10:32 PM
    Can you provide a link? Friend of mine owns one of these. I've shot it several times. If this is true, I won't be shooting it any more. I do not dispute that an overcharge/improper load can 'grenade' a revolver. That's a given.
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    03-23-2018, 09:08 PM
    Unless this was the first full cylinder you ever fired through this pistol, I'm going to have to suspect it was either a double/over charge or a charge with an incorrect powder. These things just don't happen. Something causes them to happen. ...
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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