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    Today, 06:18 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    That dove tails in with my theory: 'What you do well, you will do often'.
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    Today, 06:00 PM
    Not that I've noticed. In relation to the entire muzzle blast, not much is bled off, and what little bit is gets trapped by the gas piston in the gas block/cylinder and not just vented out/off. The real test would be to chrono shots with it...
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    Today, 05:29 PM
    Interesting. Over the years, I've become less inclined to change something and try to re-invent the wheel. If I was going to rebarrel one of those, I'd get a aftermarket barrel from a source that had a good reputation for making them. For the...
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    Today, 05:11 PM
    I never spent much time overthinking all the BC and meplat stuff. My big thing is accuracy and shot placement. With your cal. & speeds, if you hit a deer in a 'good' spot, even with a Barne's RN solid, it will die very quickly. Check out...
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    Today, 04:56 PM
    That reminds me: In elementary school, there was a drawing/picture in a text book of Indians farming. It showed them burying a fish, and planting corn seeds on top of it. I think I'll try that with a spoon full of the small amount of 'left...
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    Today, 04:33 PM
    And I promise to never do that again.:bigsmyl2: I've been shooting .22s and have sometimes noticed one that the bullet was loose, and would spin if you turned it. So,,, on a few, I'd bend it, and see if the bullet came off. If it did separate,...
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    Today, 04:16 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Unlimited overtime in Our Town
    Compared to those that don't plan 10 days ahead much less 10 years, and end up having to work full time until they can't get out of bed any more..... I'd say, "Nothing I can see".
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    Today, 03:48 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Good to see ya back bro. Hope you're on the mend. Something to keep in mind, if the doctor ever comes around and tells ya you only have 6 months to live--- Don't pay him. He might give you another couple of years.:kidding: .....My kids...
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    Today, 03:34 PM
    I looked around at all the things I need or want to do. I don't know where to start. For now, I think I'll try to work up enough energy to take a nap.:bigsmyl2:
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    I'd shoot 'em. But I don't start at the max load and work up either. Somebody might have drilled them out to better shoot rubber or wax bullets.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    Case/chamber/cylinder dimensions aside- I figure they'd be sort of 'grippy' and not want to extract after they expanded from being fired. And, I don't think the PC would survive the resizing process without gumming up the die or falling off. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Polish 'em with automotive cleaner wax or rubbing compound first to be sure they're real slick. They may a bit of surface rust too faint to see, but enough to 'grab'.
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    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    No, that container of powder wasn't born that way. That was somebody's left overs and dump bottle. It's common for people to dump the last little bit of left over powder after a run of doing rifle ammo. If a pound makes 125 loads, but...
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    Yesterday, 01:00 AM
    In my process, I'll wash, let them dry, then tumble, and wash & dry again before going on to sizing/deprime. As they come out of the polisher, I shake them in a colander to separate the media. Then pick them out of the colander 5-10 at a time,...
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    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    The coffee thread reminded me of the last time I made coffee back in 1978. I've had about 3-4 cups my whole life, and none of them after about age 12. Not only do I not drink it, but I'm not allowed to make it either. While on the Marine One...
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    03-28-2020, 11:29 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Yoti Down! in Hunting with CB's
    Yeah, he learned all he wanted to know about them while he was up in a tree, telling his buddy, "SHOOT"!!! His buddy was worried, and said, "I might hit you"! The reply was, "SHOOT!! One of us needs some relief"!
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    03-28-2020, 11:07 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Yoti Down! in Hunting with CB's
    A buddy did that once.... but only once. Him and a couple guys went out hunting them at night with a 'critter caller' tape in East Texas. The guy who was supposed to bring the player forgot it. So they played the tape on the truck stereo with...
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growing into being a crusty geezser/oldfart.
Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
shooting, veterans affairs.
I fix things


It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
It was God, guns, and guts.


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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