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    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread Great books to read. in Our Town
    a huge selection of free audio books for those of us who like to listen to books while we are in the workshops https://librivox.org/search?primary_key=0&search_category=genre&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
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    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    I stopped in at the CMP North Store on Saturday because I had business in the area of Port Clinton to do. NO Service or Rack Grade M1s on the display floor. All they had were M1 Special grades at over $1000 along with M1C and M1Ds at much higher...
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    06-19-2017, 09:01 PM
    I'm considering sleeving a 12 gauge single shot with a spare 50-caliber muzzle loading barrel and then running a 50-70 Govt Reamer into it to create a new chamber. My 1868 Trapdoor in 50-70 is a blast to play with.
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    06-15-2017, 10:28 PM
    LOL! get new insoles and swap them out regularly! You only get one set of good knees. the replacements can't handle the same amount of stress.
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    06-15-2017, 06:22 PM
    The Team...We picked up Light and Caprara in the 3rd phase with a reshuffle. Yep, my much-younger self 3 days after getting all 4 wisdom teeth pulled... Lt Brewer was actually from my po-dunk hometown in Maine. He was about 6 years older than...
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    06-15-2017, 04:26 PM
    All Jokes Aside. You are going to a RTR that has had a major issue with hazing and a bad command climate which may have directly lead to a Recruit's death. You are being assigned there most likely because the school has seen a level of...
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    06-15-2017, 04:21 PM
    Stand By Marine! I'll be heading back home from the work office soon and I'll pull my Recruit Book down from the shelf in my home office. That ugly mug in your avatar isn't you but I'll drop the list of plug uglies I had to shape me. We picked...
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    06-15-2017, 08:45 AM
    send a PM to JeffinNZ here on the forum. He lives in Christchurch now but I believe he grew up on the North Island.
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    06-14-2017, 01:46 PM
    Use the lead alloy calculator. great little asset to have when you are mixing up alloys without having to do the long math by pen and paper.
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    06-14-2017, 01:39 PM
    Buy a 7mm cast bullet mold and use the 7mm-08 as is. No reason to rebuild it into something else. A LEE 130gr cast bullet loaded to 1800fps will definitely tame your recoil issues and make it an enjoyable range rifle again.
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    06-13-2017, 09:48 PM
    Congratulations Marine. I walked the yellow footprints at Parris Island on Dec 26th, 1989 and came into my Marine Corps life as a graduate of Plt 1029, 1st RTR. That said, congratulations on selection and hopefully soon completion of the Drill...
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    06-13-2017, 11:44 AM
    Yep. A caliper is a nice thing to have. a ruler works as well if you have really limited space.
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    06-07-2017, 10:29 AM
    Contact Titan Reloading (on the sponsor bar) for a possible deal on the shellholders that come in the case length gauge sets. They are located in the same city as LEE and may be able to give you a deal on the 90+ case length gauges and matching...
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    06-04-2017, 08:44 PM
    I keep them just a little over 2400fps in my Garand although I can load them up with 7mm-08 data in that Garand. I also have a 1909 Mauser I rebarreled to 7x57 a few years back that likes them as well.
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    06-01-2017, 11:51 AM
    bruce drake replied to a thread how would you in Our Town
    Does the father acknowledge that the stand is facing in the wrong direction to hunt his property? He may not be aware of the direction the stand is facing and may have just told the son to "go put a stand on the treeline on the south side of the...
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    05-31-2017, 10:17 AM
    And my NRA monthly Rifleman Mag had an add for the new Super-Vel ammunition line now being available. The ad displayed 9x19 ammo with 90gr and 115gr loads. https://www.supervelammunition.com/ 9mm, 38 Special, 45ACP and 223Rem to start it seems....
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    05-30-2017, 09:30 PM
    Correction. Its a double cavity 358315 mold. Send me a PM with your mailing address if you are still interested.
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    05-30-2017, 12:42 PM
    I've been focusing on longer term than the average summer garden. I started the daily harvest from the mulberry tree yesterday. I got two cups of mulberries yesterday with the aid of a 8ft step-ladder. I should be able to gather at least a...
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    05-30-2017, 11:42 AM
    I believe I have a single-cavity 200gr 35caliber gaschecked bullet mold #358315 at the house (viewing this at the office during lunch but I'll confirm the mold when I get home) that I'd be willing to trade you for that 270 LR Mauser barrel. we...
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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
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