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    12-12-2018, 10:53 AM
    pertnear replied to a thread TV show Mars in Our Town
    Yeah, many of the new TV shows are showing a deliberate liberal perspective & narrative. Social Engineering is very much underway & its not covert but overtly obvious.
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    12-06-2018, 11:53 AM
    Thank you guys so much! It looks like even I might be able to do this, especially if I work inside a clear plastic bag! [smilie=l:
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    12-05-2018, 07:32 PM
    I was bird hunting this week with a 12 ga Remington 11-87 The gun failed to extract & jammed. On examination the claw extractor in the bolt was gone & inside the bolt cut-out all that was there was a small extended spring. I found the replacement...
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    12-04-2018, 08:36 PM
    Thanks reivertom, I definitely have a fondness for the cartridge & the rifle. I hope you are right & I'm very encouraged now! BTW: I like the K4 scope idea for the rifle. These days I like a little more power. Perhaps a nice 2x-7x maybe in order...
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    11-30-2018, 12:02 PM
    Here is a quick update. Hunting season came up fast & unfortunately I also had some recent flood damage to my home. Everything went on the back-burner including the Savage 99 project. But yesterday I needed to make a quick trip to the range to check...
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    11-30-2018, 10:49 AM
    I'm experimenting & planning on making a bracket that I can screw into the top of my press for holding various gadgets like priming tools, trimmers, etc. I needed a 7/8"x14 bolt to sacrifice as the screw-in base stub. The only thing I could find at...
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    11-28-2018, 08:08 PM
    It does sound like you have a wife worth keeping. Bass Pro (I mean Cabela's) loss is FFF gain.
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    11-28-2018, 11:24 AM
    As we get into the minutia of press-springing, I wonder what the readings off a turret press would be? That little Grizzly press has been around for quite a while & that is a good price on it.
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    11-28-2018, 11:03 AM
    LOL...a statement like that is sure to rile a few folks! But I too swore off the .243 years ago. That is probably THE most popular caliber for Hill Country deer hunting in Texas. Low recoil & super accurate! Most hunters say their deer dropped like...
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    11-27-2018, 04:33 PM
    I'm not a benchrest competitor, but those guys & their rifles always fascinated me & indeed they were pioneers in moving rifle/cartridge accuracy to greater levels. On another website, I met a shooter that had a Shilen premium SS match barrel for...
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    11-27-2018, 10:07 AM
    The Bald Eagle brand is best known for quality front rests that were/are popular with benchrest shooters. I know nothing about the press but if it accurately machined it looks like it would be a handy press on your bench for bullet seating. ...
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    11-26-2018, 01:47 PM
    I'll reply by telling you about what worked for me when the ranges got longer & my eyes got older. I live & hunt in Texas & we are blessed with a lot of deer. My style of hunting has always been from high-rack trucks looking over South Texas scrub...
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    11-25-2018, 09:48 PM
    CDNN Weaver scope w/rings & lens caps - I've never had too much trouble with Weaver scopes. OEM model $29.95 Click Here
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    11-23-2018, 10:34 AM
    I bought an inexpensive PSE X-bow package & I'm really having some fun with it. But the fact that most X-bow makers just throw the scope in is telling in itself. The same with air rifles. These scopes work but for the most part they are...
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    11-21-2018, 10:35 AM
    pertnear replied to a thread New Barrel in Factory Rifles
    I JB every new rifle barrel before shooting it the first time. The theory is that it cleans out any minute particles from machining or protective coatings. FWIW
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    11-20-2018, 11:39 AM
    Perhaps your not using the scale right. Make sure you are not putting more pressure on one leg or the other.
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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
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