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    01-13-2018, 11:48 AM
    You need to come further south where we are (south of Tucson) to cool down a little more. I've actually been wearing a stocking hat and my Carhart jacket when I walks the dogs just before sunrise . . . but soon shed the a bit later! Just something...
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    01-13-2018, 11:44 AM
    A 30-30 with that size boolit loaded to cat sneeze speed would easily do the job.I prefer Red Dot or Bulls Eye for cat sneeze loads but you could use Unique if you want a "unique" load for your "unique" squirrels. BTW - I googled "unique...
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    01-11-2018, 10:12 AM
    A 22 Hornet an be loaded lean (22 rimfire magnum) or 3,000 fps,plenty of cast boolit molds, I shoot a Barnes 30 grain Grenade, Unique with a gas checked 224-415 hardly any recoil and very quiet. I have a Savage Model 40 single shot, lots of...
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    01-08-2018, 11:47 AM
    Dixie's were not true bag molds and they didn't have a sprue cutter - Turner Kirkland did have an imagination though and a lot of folks used the scissor style hair straighteners converted to molds many years ago when there wasn't a whole lot to...
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    01-05-2018, 12:24 PM
    A good read and right on the mark. People have "free will" though and they have the ability to get up and hit the off switch. Well, find the remote anyway since everything has advanced to making people lazy. It started years ago and whether a...
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    01-02-2018, 11:02 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Dilemma! in Muzzleloading.
    I'd suggest Pecatonica as well as an alternate supplier. The biggest issue will be if parts are in stock. Seems like barrels are hit and miss - try Rice barrels if you don't see what you need as he makes good barrels - just allow for time for him...
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    01-02-2018, 11:40 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Just a story in Our Town
    Sounds like a crappy experience to me . . . LOL Thanks for the story and a daily chuckle Boaz . . . and Happy New Year . . . let it be a good one! :-)
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    01-02-2018, 11:30 AM
    Prayers sent and will continue to pray for her complete recovery. Take care of yourself Caster and your faith will see you both through this difficult time
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    01-01-2018, 12:03 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Bee vandalism in Our Town
    Sick . . . just plain "sick". Kids? Hopefully they find the perp or perps of this and they throw the book at them - jail time and restitution. Bad enough about the bees . . . but destroyed a home business as well - not only the "cost" of the...
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    01-01-2018, 11:49 AM
    If you have a hawg . . . and you, the owner, are the "master" . . . . when you kill the hog does that make you a "hamster"?
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    12-31-2017, 10:33 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread 45 TC Hawkin in Muzzleloading.
    Someday, someone will look at that rifle and say, "What the heck? This must be a rare TC limited production! LOL Excellent job and I'll bet it makes all the difference in the world. Enjoy! You did a great job!
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    12-29-2017, 11:55 AM
    ericp - "Tapiola" . . . I'm trying to say it right . . . Tapi OOO la!. :-) That brought back some fond memories as well. When my wife and I were going back and forth to L'Anse when her folks still lived there, she had a classmate that was from...
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    12-29-2017, 11:45 AM
    Let's see . . . both my wife and I are reasonably healthy for our ages, the day was a beautiful, we took our annual "sticky buns" that we bake during the Christmas season to friends and neighbors so they could have them and we were able to gather...
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    12-29-2017, 11:38 AM
    I'm kind of guessing that a falling block single shot 22 is more of a "nostalgic" thing than a practical thing when it comes to someone coming out with a whole new rifle to market. I still have my Dad's ole 1013 Stevens Favorite - I started out...
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    12-26-2017, 10:07 PM
    My wife was born and raised in L'Anse-so I've been through Christmas a number of times. Many years ago, when we were in college, we broke down in Christmas in the wee hours of the morning as we were on our way to her folks for a holiday. State...
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    12-25-2017, 11:58 AM
    I'm guessing that it shouldn't be too surprising about his attitude. There are some good kids - and I'm talking 30s and under as "kids" that were brought up right and are willing to learn from he ground up - which is how anyone should learn. He...
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    12-24-2017, 12:11 PM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread According to Luke in Our Town
    God Bless and Merry Christmas Boaz . . . the greatest story ever told!
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    12-23-2017, 12:28 PM
    I'm not a Glock guy but I wonder if they even have gone as far as parts are interchangeable or mags are interchangeable? Just another example of the willingness of the Chinese to steal designs and undercut the USA or other countries without any...
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    12-23-2017, 12:18 PM
    I agree with charlie b - it looks like the breech plug may have been over torqued when it was installed. It's no secret that many of these production rifles come from the factory still containing machining chips in the breech, etc. RFD will attest...
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    12-23-2017, 11:59 AM
    Congratulations to you both! Never let the excitement wear off, never go to bed mad at each other, forgive and forget the things that you disagree on and above all else, live for the other one as if they are the most important thing in your life...
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    12-21-2017, 01:14 AM
    I bought a 45 cal Seneca from a member here a while back. I've been shooting BP 55 years and mine is a great rifle - well built and a fun shooter. Just thought I'd chime in that while these are grey great for women and young shooters, I' 6 foot...
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    12-20-2017, 10:18 PM
    That banana looks like a pre-safety warning model - I don't see any "Black Powder Only" markings anywhere on it - but then, maybe it's an "original" in unfired, pristine condition!? The '60 ain't bad looking either! Enjoy!
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    12-20-2017, 10:09 PM
    I see a couple of problems - 1st is the choke but I would think that you could ream/polish it out? Second though, is the chamber. The only way to make it a "muzzleloader" is to install a fixed breech plug - which,if you have the right tools could...
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    12-20-2017, 09:47 PM
    No personal experience wit GB - but let me get this right - he sells a sleeved barrel without disclosing it and he's worried about damage to a stock when it was probably shipped back in the original packing? Hopefully it will all work out for you...
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    12-18-2017, 10:24 PM
    I had a 357 LCR - it shot just fine and was OK but I ended up using 38 special in it because my hands couldn't take the recoil. It does have some advantages - it's light. But even so, I never felt comfortable with it as in my hands, it just didn't...
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    12-18-2017, 10:01 PM
    What a great find! I'll bet the history of that rifle would fill a book! There's no such thing as a bad Winchester 94 - enjoy it and treasure it! thanks for sharing!
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    12-18-2017, 12:56 AM
    Loose the citrus solution and wipe between shots with just a spit patch and see if problem still exists. I've only owned one Traditions rifle - a .32 cal Crockett Rifle - I don't own it anymore as I didn't care for the issues I had with it - not...
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    12-18-2017, 12:38 AM
    I may be incorrect on this but just because the fellow furnished a USPS does not necessarily mean that the item is shipped. If he purchases postage online and prints his own shipping labels, I believe a tracking number is furnished and recorded by...
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    12-18-2017, 12:28 AM
    bedbugbilly replied to a thread Jerkey diplomacy in Our Town
    Great write up! I was brought up on a farm and in a rural community. You don't have to go to the city though to find those that are un-informed about the rural way of life - and I don't mean that in a smart or bad way. My wife taught school for...
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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