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    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    mattw replied to a thread A member has went home in Our Chapel
    Mike (Goatwhiskers) and I chatted once in a while in PM. I will miss him! Prayers sent for his family and his soul.
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    10-15-2019, 04:13 PM
    My CZ70 would love it... would not shoot them in my little Keltec. The brass would bulge, in real life I expect it to be the impulse swelling the thin chamber walls. I try not to shoot anything in it that makes the brass bulge.
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    10-15-2019, 04:11 PM
    OMG that smile and the big eyes says it all! Great work! I will never forget the look my daughter had when she got here first deer, worth a million bucks.
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    10-15-2019, 04:08 PM
    Would not bother me a bit. I tend to think that if God created us then why would he only create us? For non-believers, if something crawled out of our goo then why would that goo not happen elsewhere. To many planets and stars for us to be it! ...
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    10-15-2019, 03:31 PM
    That looks great. I have a 1952 870 Wingmaster, love it still not rattles. Takes deer, birds and rabbits.
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    10-09-2019, 02:10 PM
    My bench guns get a 6.5x24 or 8x32, with good optics. My eye sight is bad enough that I use 1 or 2 MOA red dots on most everything else. I find that cheaper, lower powered scopes will not allow me to focus on the cross hair and the target.
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    10-09-2019, 12:45 PM
    I purchased 30 pounds more or less, years ago from a commercial reloader that I worked with on weekends. I wish I could get more, it has been a cheap workhorse for me over the years.
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    10-09-2019, 11:19 AM
    mattw replied to a thread Prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Wow, an amazing pair of Ex's. Don't know to many that would go this far for an ex. Prayers sent up for your family and for you. Amazing work!
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    10-08-2019, 12:26 PM
    mattw replied to a thread Prayer request in Our Chapel
    Praying for the whole family... these are stressful times when all is well, but when all is not well it will drive you nuts. Our second was a 4 pound 9 ounce kid that spent time in NICU. She is fine now, many years later you would have no idea she...
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    10-07-2019, 05:28 PM
    lightman, we did. I only shot 6 rounds of 223 in the AR that day. I spotted and she shotted! It was relaxing. She and I did have to fix one of the 100 yard tie plates that we use for 223 up to 30-06, someone shot the chain into... That was to...
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    10-07-2019, 09:29 AM
    Nope, tree moving. It has a set of hydraulic claws on the front. The little one in the background is an old IH 284 4x4 and there is an old IH 560 in there as well. My personal range... She has been shooting since she was 5, started with a single...
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    10-07-2019, 09:26 AM
    Digging up an old thread here... This weekend I broke out the 2200 Data and did my first set of loads in 221 Fireball with the Sierra 1400. I am not sure why I never tried this combo, but it is really good. Daughter shot some 100 yard ragged one...
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    10-06-2019, 11:27 PM
    My oldest is starting to enjoy shooting a few of my F class guns. This morning we rolled out my Remington 700 with a 221 Fireball McGowen barrel that I have had for years. When the stars align, this thing will shoot very tight 100 yard groups with...
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    10-05-2019, 09:15 AM
    Smith & Wesson model 13, with a 3 inch barrel... Picked up a 4 inch years ago for the right price and have really enjoyed it. The shorter barrel just looks right to me, but the prices are through the roof. Of course, they haven't gone down...
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    10-03-2019, 11:47 AM
    Does it still have the flip-up style rear sight?? I can't see any detail of the flash suppressor; it looks like a South African suppressor... (the background in the first two photos is too busy and too bright to see details...)
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    10-01-2019, 09:54 AM
    I love the size and weight, shoot lots of 1911's, EAA's and a DE. The pistol really feels good in the hand as well.
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    09-30-2019, 08:11 PM
    I found a CZ75B at a LGS in 40 S&W. It is one of the painted finish guns, includes 2 mags and 1 may be original. Fixed sights, does not look to be shot much. The ask is $425+tax. Is that a reasonable price? Could not find any 40's on Gun Broker...
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    09-30-2019, 08:03 PM
    mattw replied to a thread Gunshow gift from a friend in Our Town
    Can you say jackpot??? I see a bunch of handles and a bunch of moulds...
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    09-25-2019, 02:22 PM
    mattw replied to a thread Chestnuts anyone ? in Cookin' Recipe's
    I would be happy to plant some as well! I have a couple of buckeye trees that I grew from seed, one is getting pretty big now.
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    09-24-2019, 09:27 PM
    Kankakee, I make it to that show once in awhile. At one time one could find moulds and good used reloading stuff... Is that still the case?
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    09-24-2019, 09:24 PM
    Wow, have not seen one that old in years! Dad had one from when he was young, I never knew how old it was but I assumed 35 to 42 or 43. His still had the cork, but the contents were long gone.
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    09-24-2019, 04:00 PM
    Yup, manuals have become useless documents to protect the maker from being sued. A new shooter, that wants to shoot a bunch might have tough time learning to clean and care for a gun nowdays.
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    09-24-2019, 09:39 AM
    I really like 5.0 grains of HS6 with the 100 grain bullet.
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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
GC Gas Check