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    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    I trust God to let me live exactly how long he allows me to. I have survived this long only by His Grace, and I thank him daily for the rising of the sun.
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    09-25-2020, 08:14 PM
    You got a good deal on that one! Hopefully your luck holds out for the grip search. I think any square butt N frame grips will fit but I could be wrong. I had one 1917 and one Brazilian as a young man but they had the old chewed up original grips...
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    09-25-2020, 09:12 AM
    ^^^^100% This^^^^^^^ Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    09-24-2020, 09:56 PM
    Thanks for the warning, KCSO. I agree that SPP .45 ACP brass is a dumb thing. And dbosman- how old are you, man?;-)I’ve heard of LPP .38s and .357s- but have never encountered either in 50 years of shooting.
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    09-24-2020, 09:42 PM
    Prayers lifted, brother.
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    09-24-2020, 09:31 PM
    The .300 Savage works just fine with standard cup and core bullets. You can safely use the 150 gr bullet with data for the 180 gr bullet but not vice versa. On my 99 Savage .300, I had to full length size the brass for good function as it had a...
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    09-24-2020, 09:19 PM
    That will hunt!
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    09-24-2020, 08:40 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread A new believer! in Our Chapel
    Praise the Lord. I was 9 years old when I accepted Christ and I still remember the invitational hymn that was being sung and the words of our pastor. 52 years ago at the Church 3 miles south of my place. I still worship there to this day. I knew...
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    09-24-2020, 03:39 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread Prayers Requested in Our Chapel
    You didn’t specify what kind, so I asked for a Troll 2020 with fecal agitator to be sent to you. Free country( so far) so this is how I reply to your disrespect of the power of prayer. Have a nice day!
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    09-24-2020, 10:43 AM
    I agree completely that it is overscoped. Personally I prefer a fixed 4x on my short range rifles that are scoped; peep sights on the ones that aren’t. People that use their rifle scope for binoculars need a gun safety course BADLY. Congratulation...
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    09-24-2020, 09:04 AM
    I've always said that the cell-phone was one of the greatest & worst thing ever invented. :groner:
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    09-23-2020, 06:02 PM
    Excellent shooting, sir! Don’t you mean “rock bumming” instead of “woods bumming”?��
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    09-23-2020, 02:41 PM
    As a kid I would take a nest to the pond with me, carefully break it open and use the larvae and spiders to catch fish with my cane pole. All my barn guns are muzzle protected from them. I’ve never killed an adult dirt dauber on purpose; I’ve never...
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    09-23-2020, 11:55 AM
    With your action open, take a small rod and push forward on the rear of the firing pin. The tip should protrude from the bolt face a little. If not, it’s definitely broken. It sounds like disassembly time.
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    09-22-2020, 06:46 PM
    I'm pretty much a RCBS guy, but I got rid of my Rockchucker Supreme & bought the MEC Marksman. It was a good switch & I'm very pleased with the MEC. No more ejected primers on the floor & a super smooth & heavy duty press. If you buy one, I feel...
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    09-21-2020, 05:57 PM
    I'm trimming cases as the last stage of converting 200 Starline .360 DW cases into .256 Win Mag.
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    09-21-2020, 11:58 AM
    We are fond of these little window stickers here. They have big voices for their tiny bodies. I love to eat mature bullfrogs but all the other toads and frogs are left be. I always liked the old saying- "If you eat a toad frog first thing in the...
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    09-20-2020, 12:39 PM
    Add my "Thanks for Posting" to the list also!
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    09-20-2020, 10:44 AM
    Texas by God replied to a thread I didn't know in Rimfire Area
    Perhaps....and his professor rival, and an old Colonel from down here, they probably just thought their that all their opinions were facts- a human trait that is alive and well ;-)
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    09-20-2020, 10:36 AM
    Congratulations! I happy that you won it without having to fight the “buzzer buzzards”.
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    09-19-2020, 07:21 PM
    Very informal range report: I just placed a beverage can in the front yard +- 20 feet and played hit the bullet hole for five shots. Ammo was CCI CB Long. Despite my neck brace and sitting on the porch swing, I connected 3 shots on the insignia on...
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    09-19-2020, 06:12 PM
    These days it seems like I shoot all handguns better with just my dominant hand. 45 years of ingrained Weaver/Cooper two handed shooting is tough to fight against; but here I am. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    09-19-2020, 06:00 PM
    Texas by God replied to a thread I didn't know in Rimfire Area
    I could be wrong and frequently am; but I think the only true top eject Remingtons were the Models 8 and 81 semiautomatic center fire rifles. Its ok(I guess); the gun writers I grew up reading were full of bull occasionally as well. Sent from my...
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    09-19-2020, 05:52 PM
    I've acquired the last two I've run across and they shoot fantastic. My dad taught my brothers and I how to shoot with his 511 that his father gave him around 1950. My Uncle was given a 512. I have much respect for these models in craftsmanship,...
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    09-19-2020, 05:21 PM
    A gift from above. Thank you, Lord. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  • Texas by God's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 11:30 PM
    Remington Customer Service might have an answer. 1-800-243-9700 is their phone number. Worth a shot- sorry for the pun.....
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    09-18-2020, 10:42 PM
    Double set triggers are quite sensitive to dirt- but you say that the hammer falls. What does the primer on the unfired round look like? If it has a light dent the problem may be a weak spring or dirt in the firing pin tunnel. I have no experience...
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    09-18-2020, 04:44 PM
    Here's Koger's pics of his new 722. I like it a lot; I'm sure it'll be a tack driver/ tack destroyer! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    09-17-2020, 09:40 PM
    They are yours, Sam. PM returned. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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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"
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