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    Today, 08:57 AM
    New Hi-Point 45ACP carbine and Bersa 45ACP . The carbine works well at feeder distances on hogs.
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    7:30 this am was at the Vertigo therapist evaluation. She was very thourough .Found some problems with me that she can fix.. Got home and began shooting my 45 Bersa Thunder Pro working up the ladder with a Lee 45 acp Lrn 236 gr, Hitek Gold...
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    06-17-2018, 07:44 PM
    I have my Grandfather's large cast iron Dutch Oven. He was born 1859 era my Dad was born 1899, my Mother in 1909. Dad would say that his Dad could skin a squirrel every minute of the clock. ie: ten minutes = ten squirrels skinned.
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    06-17-2018, 07:21 PM
    1980s New Mexico I was on my knees in a field of alfalfa setting gophers traps when a guy in a Conservency pickup stopped on the road a couple hundred yards from me. There was a flock of Greater Sand Hill Cranes in the next field. Probably didn't...
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    06-16-2018, 03:51 PM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    Two Rat Terriers, one 29 lbs. one 15 lbs. They brought an animal to the back porch a couple days ago. I had never seen one like that so I looked it up. It was a young flying squirrel. Didn't know we had them here. Conroe Texas. The dogs also...
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    06-16-2018, 08:55 AM
    You are correct Froggie, But, as for me I am extremely lucky I suppose. My Neighbor, two doors West came down the street to my house pushing a Southbend Lathe on a furniture dolly that was in the way at their storage building. Didn't have a...
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    06-15-2018, 05:23 PM
    In my "older" days I was taught to seat the primer .002 to .005 below the surface of the brass checked with a Dial Indicator. I began using a Lee hand primer for better "feel" and then spot check with the DI for the .002 to .005. Pretty soon you...
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    06-13-2018, 07:25 PM
    How much will fit in the small Post office flat rate box?
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    06-13-2018, 06:55 PM
    One option for bigger hands is Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact PRO. Good reliability. Good accuracy Fast follow up shots ( my standards ) Won't break the bank either. I guess I am a cheapskate. I own a stainless Bersa Thunder 22. (since 1982), a Sccy...
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    06-12-2018, 01:56 PM
    Bigger than the rack on my first deer, Jim44-40
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    06-11-2018, 11:53 PM
    my Father had a massive stroke aged 78 in Oklahoma and fell in the river and an old friend pulled him out. I was back with him from NMex. it was the fifth month. He had a feeding tube then it couldn't be installed anymore. I was in deep anguish,...
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    06-09-2018, 03:05 PM
    Have to be careful with volatile stuff. Coming back home from Albuquerque headed South in a Step Van, got a call to stop by the egg farm and pick up some truck trailer aluminum cleaning soap. Put the five gallon can on the bottom step inside the...
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    06-06-2018, 02:14 PM
    I wonder if you could carefully wrap Saran-Wrap around the screw, put a small amount of J-B Weld in the hole and turn in the screw and let it set up. Check for results.
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    06-06-2018, 02:07 PM
    My SCCY 9mm has a warranty that follows the gun to whomever owns it. It has not missed a beat yet! Only shot about 150 -200 rounds.
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    06-06-2018, 02:03 PM
    Added a Hi-Point carbine 4595 to my list of firearms. After a few shots, took it in the shop and worked on the rear sight, moving it in-line with the rail. Tightened the screws and now ready to try sighting in again this afternoon. Have some bags...
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    06-04-2018, 09:43 PM
    "What say the experts here? I'm thinking maybe I should load another 20 @ .378 and shoot them with a clean bore and see if they lead up? " Yes on this for sure.
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    06-04-2018, 09:41 PM
    I am no expert but the guys will answer with questions like these I think.....1. What mix of lead are you using? 2. Shoot some as cast and check results. 3. Sand your sizer up to .380 with a dowel slitted on the end with Wet or Dry Silicone...
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    06-02-2018, 08:05 PM
    Somebody will tell you how to use course steel wool with a sieve screen on an oversize extension on the tailpipe. Cheaper than a new tractor. LOL
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    06-01-2018, 09:35 AM
    I negotiated with Direct tv down to the fewest channels and $33 dollars. Told them if and when it goes higher they may come and get their property. It has been like that for about four years now. I have tried four antennas that do not work. Huge...
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    05-29-2018, 11:49 PM
    Had friends over today after 6:00 pm ( after work for them) a did a knifemaking session # 2 (#1 was last week) . The family consists of husband an wife two grown daughters and Taylor, the older girl's friend. The two guys wanted me to teach them...
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    05-28-2018, 10:36 AM
    X2 on what Lightman says here except I worry some. Now for a little off topic but not really. I make knives of all sorts, even forging some with a coal fired forge. I have been taught to never breathe any airborne particles of any kind. Always...
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    05-25-2018, 09:42 AM
    Heard of people using grain from a spill on the highway to eat. It was seed grain treated with something to keep the bugs away. Bad results occurred. Another time 1960s in Harlingen Texas the newspaper had a story about a tank car side-tracked...
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    05-22-2018, 09:33 PM
    Sorted 9mm by manufacture name. Chamfered heavy after they are belled. My Lee Die closes the belling immediately and scrapes Hi-tek coating plus about 0.10 lead from the bullet. Now, should I chamfer the inside of the die with the correct...
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    05-20-2018, 11:46 AM
    In a cast iron skillit with a left-handed bacon press. As a Scout Leader long ago, I witnessed the boys sending a Newbie to the next Scout campsite about 50 yards away to borrow their Left-handed bacon press.
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Bowhunter, gun nut, reload, make my own blackckpowder (not used as yet! ), cast boolits, maker of forged knives, spears, tomahawks, etc, etc.
Conroe TEXAS
27 hobbies in all mostly outdoor ones


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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