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    Today, 09:21 AM
    It's too easy to just drop them back into the pot!
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    Today, 07:35 AM
    Bull, remind yourself and your daughter - when we are with God we are never alone, those without God are always alone. More than likely you will find that there are several like you in the Church, but no one notices them because they are quiet. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:33 AM
    PM Fishforbugs
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    04-22-2019, 04:28 PM
    I got one press out of the remains. The box was soaked and pieces falling out of it when I got it, and I think half of what you put in was gone. I did get a press put together with the standard die turrent I had. (half the holes useless, don't...
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    04-20-2019, 07:55 PM
    Wayne Smith started a thread Rossi 357 in Leverguns
    A friend of mine has a Rossi 357 lever rifle. I think he has only shot 38's in it. Had it to the range and put one of my 357's in it and the case stuck - and he says it does sometimes with the 38's. I've expanded a 357 case so he can check for...
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    04-20-2019, 07:28 PM
    I think it was 1/2" cold rolled steel rod from the hardware store. Nothing fancy. I didn't grind enough of a place for the screw head holding it in to lock - need to remedy that. I just loaded 100 rds 38 Special on one of mine. The one with the...
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    04-15-2019, 07:33 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Trip advice in Our Town
    If you do #2 get a book on the geology of the area. It is fascinating and you get to see what most of us only get pictures of. (LOML is a geologist)
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    04-15-2019, 07:30 AM
    Be aware, too, that the "high places" were where the people had always worshiped YHWH prior to the establishment of the Temple. Through out the time of the Judges and the kingdom of David the Temple was not there. This was probably a 400 year...
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    04-13-2019, 09:20 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Chickens.. in Our Town
    I did too, Ric. But I thought Dad would be upset losing a rooster, so I used a broom. When he came at me I swatted him. Picked him up and slammed him againsr the back of the pen. He never bothered me again. I must have been all of five years...
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    04-10-2019, 07:38 AM
    I would be worth casting with it to see what diameter it actually casts. Modern 44-40's tend to run .430" just like 44 Mags.
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    04-09-2019, 08:01 AM
    Grant, post your location. There may be someone local to you who can help.
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    04-09-2019, 07:47 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Extravagant Faith in Our Chapel
    ... and it is sometimes hard to do when the current situation does not fit what I expect! It is especially most important to focus on God then, and not me. As long as I am judging my situation or the world by my expectations or desires I have not...
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    04-08-2019, 07:41 AM
    Walt is in God's hands - you take care of you and yours just as he did all these years.
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    04-08-2019, 07:38 AM
    Praying for you and your family, reconciliation is through the Holy Spirit, rely on Him for change.
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    04-04-2019, 04:45 PM
    I wear a Damascus drop point skinner from Smoky Mtn Knife Works - I chose that because I have been there and know that they are proud of their knives - so I gambled on the quality and got a blade for me and one for my best friend. He wanted to drop...
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    04-04-2019, 09:10 AM
    It looks like a Louverin style - I'm at work and don't have research resources.
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    04-04-2019, 07:42 AM
    Yup. "The Dark Night Of The Soul" makes exactly the same point.
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    04-03-2019, 07:27 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread The third of April in Our Town
    Happy Birthday, Tom. Slim, I turned 66 on March 7! In the draft lottery you were #1, I was #2, remember? That's when I learned what an 'independent event' is in statistics.
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    04-02-2019, 10:20 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Early Marlin .44-40 in Leverguns
    And realize that even changing your lube and bullet hardness can cause that much of a velocity change.
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    04-02-2019, 08:53 AM
    BNE is a member here who offers metal testing for the cost of, I think, a pound of the alloy.
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    04-02-2019, 08:01 AM
    NO!! Always load black powder SUBSTITUTES by volume!! There is no such thing as 'grains volume' - 'grains' is and has always been a measure of weight and weight only. If black powder is measured in grains it is measured by weight by definition. ...
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    04-01-2019, 07:52 PM
    The way I do tung oil you are just getting started. I start with a 50% or 60% mix and the first three or four coats get sanded in with finer and finer sandpaper - this acts as a filler as the oil and the sanding dust get driven into the pores. I...
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    04-01-2019, 07:35 PM
    A Winchester Model 70 in 25-06 with a serial #G12888xx in NRA Very Good condition - which generation and what general value am I looking at? No, I'm not going to buy it, my pastor has it and is thinking of selling it. He is taking it to our...
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    04-01-2019, 12:49 PM
    I believe that's smokeless, not the Holy Black.
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    04-01-2019, 08:13 AM
    For shooting a lever rifle pay attention to bullet length. My best friend comes over every once in a while to use my Lyman 457122 Gould HP mold for his Marlin. I can guarantee that it fits.
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    03-30-2019, 01:37 PM
    On the other hand I loaded for years with my RCBS Jr3 mounted on the dining room table with clamps, an old towel between the press and the table top and a small piece of board to tighten the clamps to so I didn't damage the underside of the table.
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    03-30-2019, 01:24 PM
    What's wrong with people today? The very same thing that was wrong with those who left graffiti in Herculaneum and Pompey - and not recently either. Selfish human nature.
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    03-29-2019, 07:51 AM
    Praying for you Dennis. And for your doctors.
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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