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    03-17-2018, 09:00 AM
    I am thinking about planishing / burnishing the metal back in to place as much as it will go before using the stone.
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    03-16-2018, 04:47 PM
    And you already know how to do that! I like that! Go man go.
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    03-16-2018, 12:20 PM
    We were moving a wood pile at the N Mexico Boys Ranch circa 1980, and a timber fell on a mama squirrel and the boys found baby squirrels in the nest. They were determined to save them and I was elected to care for them. Three out of four of them...
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    03-16-2018, 12:05 PM
    Hey Starmac, We hunted elk, deer, grouse, bear, rabbits, and squirrels with bow and arrow in the higher areas above 6000 feet. There were two major species of squirrels, one was the Aberts, which is a big one, and the little grey or sometimes...
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    03-14-2018, 10:30 PM
    Hard to reach this point in T by G's post without drooling somewhat! I have a problem with Lee 308 113 in my Marlin 30 -30 when I forget to consider the OAL obtained by slugging the barrel. Today test fired five rounds and number six was hard to...
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    03-13-2018, 05:37 PM
    Several Warbles in a cowhide can ruin the best leather along the backstrap area leaving a bad visible scarring. Depends on the area where you live such as in New Mexico we didn't eat the squirrels with cheek pouches. Tried cleaning one to eat once...
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    03-12-2018, 12:17 PM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread Mosquito control in Our Town
    Bought 30 ounces Mosquito Dunks small chip size on EBay $19.99 free shipping.
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    03-12-2018, 11:46 AM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread Mosquito control in Our Town
    Used permethrin 1% to saturate my hunting clothes and let dry completely before wearing. We used to get seed ticks, big ticks, chiggers, etc. hunting near Harlingen Texas and we used a lot of insectcides (Sargents ) which has permethrin. The...
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    03-12-2018, 11:38 AM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread Mosquito control in Our Town
    Half acre of my back yard is wooded. In 2016 we had a wet Spring and a big black mosquito that we had never seen before appeared on a foul wind. We have lived here since 2000. I had purchased one quart of 36% Permethrin online approximately $23.00....
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    03-11-2018, 11:23 PM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread "OLD" Hunting Clothes in Clothing
    I guess I bacame a seamster ( seamstress is female, right) Back when I bought my first camos, after washing them the pants were up to mid calf, the sleeves halfway to the elbow. We were in a fabric store and found good material. My sweet wife...
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    03-10-2018, 10:49 AM
    PM sent
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    03-10-2018, 10:44 AM
    I will take the Lee 124-Tl for $15 plus 3%
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    03-10-2018, 12:51 AM
    The boolits are Lee 114 gr. .308. Drop at .311 Powder coat is Hi-tek Gold. One coat only. lying on their sides in a Stainless Steel screen. Will not stick to screen. Some stuck together side to side, a couple pair base to base which come apart...
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    03-09-2018, 11:40 PM
    Very interesting opinions all. Reminds me of someone saying, "I made eggs for breakfast" and I lean more toward the word assemble. Another subject that is as varied as this one is someone making a hand made knife from "Scratch" by buying a kit with...
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    03-08-2018, 06:46 PM
    I like a product called Min-Wax Wood Hardener, especially if the piece can be submerged in it. It is highly flammable. It seems that the product soaks in a great amount, replacing the air that was in the material. As the volatiles evaporate, the...
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    03-05-2018, 06:39 PM
    OldBearHair replied to a thread New Guy in Our Town
    Hi Canada Welcome. My favorite thing is to go to Academy and walk slowly through the ammo aisle looking at the prices with a grin on my face and trying not to laugh out loud. I learned a lot from others in the beginning, studied the reloading...
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    03-05-2018, 06:18 PM
    That cheap one that was mentioned is $23.90 at EBay. I just looked.
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    02-16-2018, 08:14 PM
    Used a lot of Alox and my own mixture. Cookie cutter. Bought Hi-Tek Gold small jar for $8.00 plus. I make up a measured amount of the Gold, but add a little extra Acetone. Put 400 Lee 308 170 LFN in a bucket, add enough of the mix to make the...
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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