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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    That nuisance factor really builds fast as you are getting stung by big red wasps as you walk from the house to the shop on two consecutive days or the ground dwelling hornets too close to the gate of the chicken pen. LOL And I like to watch as the...
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    12-11-2018, 10:24 PM
    I want to pray about the underlying cause for the pain and for healing for same in Jesus name. Amen
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    12-05-2018, 08:29 PM
    Ohio Patriot "Today I tried 27-33gr of 8208 and got 1600 to just over 2000fps. 29gr at 1780 fps gave me 3 holes touching at 50 yards."This one. If I were able to get this grouping out of my 30-30, I would be happy. Have not tried the Lee 170 gr....
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    12-03-2018, 08:29 PM
    Thank you Grmps for providing all that good information in post #3 to the new people. And they are not the only ones who benefit. To the OP Divedigger, On one of my molds I put some JB Weld on the threads and it holds good for a time but not...
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    12-02-2018, 09:16 PM
    Found a few rounds in the woods lying under the fence and figured they fell from someone's pocket as they crossed the fence. Seven in the 30-30 and box of 20 in my pack.
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    12-01-2018, 04:22 PM
    Nice David LaPell, good shooting. Try some deer tallow on your vaquero rubbed on with a cloth and see how it does. Mine is a 44 mag. carried under my left arm in a modified rug with a shoulder strap when hog hunting. Loaded with Lee 308 grain...
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    11-27-2018, 09:37 AM
    Shooting at rabbits in dwarf mesquite with a broadhead was a complete miss. A parallel blunt did not deflect. Meat on the table. All this I say then compare to the Lee 300 gr. large meplat similar to sledgehammer would be my choice. The hardcast...
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    11-24-2018, 08:01 AM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread Speaking of bears? in Our Town
    Never make jerky from raw pig, coon, or bear and I am not sure of what else carries Trichinosis..but there has to be an expert here that knows more. Please enlighten us.
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    11-22-2018, 12:01 AM
    Today I found my grandfathers bullet mold he made. Drilled holes in maple to use for handles and poured a few .44 call balls all the while talking to him like he was present. He passed before I was born. Put a new rivet in the hinge holes. He...
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    11-21-2018, 10:59 PM
    Today I found my grandfathers bullet mold he made. Drilled holes in maple to use for handles and poured a few .44 call balls all the while talking to him like he was present. He passed before I was born. Put a new rivet in the hinge holes. He...
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    11-21-2018, 09:33 PM
    JonB A picture is worth a whole bunch of words and I see some mighty good looking meat there. Could you please tell how you do the canning in detail? Like how to sterilize the jars, and do you add water to the meat ? Are the jars submerged in...
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    11-17-2018, 04:56 PM
    First thing I would recommend is a nice long hi-quality steel to keep the edge aligned after it is sharpened during use.. Every few cuts give the knife a few strokes on the steel. As for sharpening it depends on how dull and rounded the edge is. ...
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    11-16-2018, 10:18 PM
    What BW Paul said. Praying for baby Lucas in Jesus Name
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    11-16-2018, 09:51 PM
    Well done tutorial Blackthorn. Thanks
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    11-16-2018, 04:47 PM
    "Oh and my beard gets caught on the stock." Two fixes Epoxy in crack on gunstock----or---Duct tape on beard.. LOL my Hipoint carbine is 45ACP w/red dot site.
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    11-14-2018, 10:59 PM
    I learned a lot here reading all these posts. One thing I do is make jerky from the hamburger which never has pork or anything else in it. Roll out the burger meat to about a quarter inch thick and use a sharp biscuit cutter and place on...
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    11-14-2018, 10:16 PM
    This is a winner!! Thank you 9.3x62AL... This needs to be printed out and nailed on the wall to be read and reread!!
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    11-14-2018, 04:52 PM
    Years I spent at the New Mexico Boys Ranch teaching Hunter Safety classes before hunting seasons. We worked there 29 years. It is in the book!! Always be sure of your target and what is behind it. The class did not end ever! We taught the kids all...
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    11-14-2018, 12:16 AM
    Well, I carry the SCCY 9mm. Two extra mags. Need more practice getting gun into firing position quicker. Shoots decent groups. My worry is that under duress and real live issues that could happen, my little three inch groups at seven yards likely...
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    11-13-2018, 10:52 PM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread Heart problems. in Cast Boolits
    Praying for all of you guys that mentioned your ailments. My concern is for you tobacco users, smoke or spit. Some people that I have talked to find that I had bladder cancer and their question for me was ,"How long did you smoke?" They had...
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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
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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