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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    06-22-2019, 11:48 PM
    Farming developed when a few people found places that could sustain them without wandering & scavenging all the time. They evolved from hunting/gathering to staying in one place and aggressively cultivating the wild plants they could eat.
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    06-22-2019, 11:17 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread BP recoil in Muzzleloading.
    If the .45-70 boolit is heaver, it'll recoil a bit more to push it out the barrel at approx. the same speed. Also, the friction from the longer bearing surface will tend to have a bit more resistance/recoil.
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    06-21-2019, 08:17 PM
    I shoot a Gold Cup with a lighter spring. The Lee 200gr. SWC trunciated cone with the single lube groove, and a reduced charge does real, real well.
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    06-20-2019, 02:49 PM
    Wow. You guys make me appreciate our range/club even more. The only restrictions we have is the range master doesn't want rifles on the pistol range punching holes in the steel plates. Take your trash home. No cannons or .50BMG. No unsafe...
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    06-19-2019, 11:25 PM
    I've got a octagon barrel Marlin CB in .45-70 from 2003. I can't remember the barrel length, but its the long version with a full length magazine tube. The only issue I've had is that it kicks so hard, It took me awhile to figure out which end...
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    06-19-2019, 08:47 PM
    I keep coming back to that one myself. Its accurate, and you can push it up around full house .30-30 speeds.
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    06-19-2019, 04:26 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Large egg pod? in Our Town
    Its got to be a spider egg sack. When it bursts open, there will be about a hundred of the little critters coming out.
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    06-17-2019, 07:33 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Pierced primers in Cast Boolits
    Somebody else may know if lightening up the hammer strike a little would help.
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    06-17-2019, 02:08 PM
    I encountered them a few times here. The different wardens were all very professional. However; they don't have much of a sense of humor, and if you're doing something illegal- they aren't your friend.
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    06-16-2019, 03:55 PM
    I only encountered it once with some stuff I got at a scrap yard. When melted in the pot it slowly comes out and floats as a brownish, fluffy, high volume crud. Scrape it off, wait a hour, come back and there's more on top. All in all, its...
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    06-16-2019, 01:51 PM
    Don't give up. Women used to say, "Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince".
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    06-16-2019, 12:41 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Opinion Needed in Cast Boolits
    I would. That's pretty much what the sizer is for. If the alloy is fairly soft, the lube grooves don't get totally collapsed, with the nose crushed, and it doesn't feel like you're tearing the sizer off the bench, it shouldn't be a big deal. ...
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    06-15-2019, 09:35 PM
    I had a couple of them. They were so old the plastic jugs fell apart. Being too tight to buy new ones, I found out soda pop bottles had the same thread pattern and used them.
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    06-15-2019, 12:41 PM
    I had something similar happen years ago. A buddy had access to a laboratory that could find out what it was. In my case it was loaded with Cadmium. I was told it was a big time carcinogen and I gave it to them to send to a HAZMAT site.
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    06-14-2019, 09:58 PM
    My old Rottweiler's joints got all stiff, and the horse doctor prescribed glucosamine. It gave him a new lease on life. I've taken one a day for several years, and I complain less about joint pains & stiffness that folks 20 years younger.
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    06-14-2019, 09:23 PM
    You'll need to have another place for them to go: Set up an account with another licensed broker to have them electronically transferred. Or you can request and get the old style paper certificates from the issuer and hold them yourself.
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    06-14-2019, 08:13 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread What is it in Cast Boolits
    If it has a decent hammer face on that left side, I'd call it a redneck speed wrench.
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    06-13-2019, 10:27 PM
    It's one of those deals where the truth doesn't stand a chance against a good myth or misconception. Most people (only) think of .357 factory stuff at handgun speeds. Little consideration is made for a rifle with the longer barrel and no...
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    06-13-2019, 10:04 PM
    They used to cut those and make them big loop until somebody started producing them. If you can't find one ready made, it might be practical to get a new/replacement lever, and make the modification yourself. If you don't weld, most shops would...
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  • Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    06-13-2019, 07:29 PM
    Your family is probably already planning an intervention.
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
The Republic of Texas
shooting, veterans affairs.
I fix things


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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