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    Today, 04:24 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread TV repairs in Our Town
    It's called planned obsolescence. They perfected the concept with personal computers. The one that get's me is cars. The new cars are created to be obsolete in 7 years or so. I am still driving my 1999 Civic that I bought new. I contend that it is...
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    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread TV repairs in Our Town
    Sounds like a capacitor gone or going bad to me. The sound amp in those things are pretty cheap. Do you ever hear a high pitch squeal ...not through the speakers but coming from inside the TV? If so it is definitely a bad cap. If there is any way...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Liverwurst in Processing wild game
    I asked the local butcher what the difference between "liver sausage" and braunschweiger was. He said, "Braunschweiger is smoked". Maybe he made that up. I like Braunschweiger but not liver sausage so much. My mother used to put a few drops of...
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    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Liverwurst in Processing wild game
    I broiled some venison liver "rare" one time. Just about 2 min per side. That was the very best any meat either my wife or I have ever had.
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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Random swaging pics in Swaging
    I tried some cheap zinc plated bb's when I first started wet tumbling. I also used some zinc plated steel wire that I cut into little chunks like SS pins. Fearing the zinc, I ran them through a tumble operation without cases BUT I put in some...
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    12-10-2018, 08:01 PM
    Looks like Santa came early this year. I would be like Midas with that stuff. Sit in my room and greedily rummage through it day after day. :bigsmyl2:
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    12-08-2018, 06:26 PM
    It is better to let things cool down before confronting someone. I have made that mistake many times. Get hot about something and call them only to get further frustrated. Whereas calling after cooling down generally gets things done. As they say...
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    12-08-2018, 03:06 PM
    Can you give us the dimensions of the exit wounds? :Fire:
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    12-07-2018, 11:31 PM
    Doing some more research on those old white felt boots that we used to call "bunny boots"...This is what the correct name is (I gather) U.S.ARMY WWII 10TH MTN FELT DOUBLE BUCKLE BOOTS ARTIC ISSUE. They were made by A.R. HYDE & SONS CO. There are...
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    12-07-2018, 10:02 AM
    I think that someone has changed the association of what "bunny boots" are. White mickey mouse boots were called white mickey mouse boots when I was a kid. Bunny boots were the kind with felt on the outside. I much prefer the felt bunny boots. BUT...
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    12-07-2018, 09:53 AM
    Back in the 60's we would get mickey mouse boots and bunny boots from Army/Navy surplus stores. They were warm for that era. Bunny boots were my favorite. However they could only be used when the temp was well below freezing. The outside of the boot...
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    12-06-2018, 10:56 PM
    30 second search turned this up. If I were gearing for ice fishing and had $300 for boots...this is what I would get... https://winterboots.com/baffin-apex-mens-extreme-winter-boots.html
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    12-06-2018, 10:53 PM
    I used to do a lot of ice fishing here in Wisconsin. Always wore Sorels. Was gone to warmer climates for almost 30 years. When I got back I was going to buy Sorels. My brother advised against that. "That is obsolete stuff" he claimed. Far far better...
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    12-05-2018, 04:42 AM
    Trying to come up with a coating that looks like copper or gold for my 22lr reloads. Been mixing colors. I have Smokes Clear, Smokes new Translucent Copper, Some cheap crappy copper from eBay, HF red, yellow and white. Here are some pics with...
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    12-04-2018, 02:22 AM
    I started using "caesium" FREE image compressor about 3 months ago. It works very very nicely. Took about 5 minutes to set up. Now everything is automatic. I just click on the program, a window comes up, just drag whatever pictures you want to...
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    12-01-2018, 07:49 PM
    My first impression while looking at the OP was ... "Wow, that is an absolute work of art." I am even more impressed now. It has also given me some ideas for flipping my 22lr swaging setup. A problem I have is balancing the boolit on top of the...
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    12-01-2018, 07:31 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Shot a fawn in Hunting with CB's
    "Go, Kill and eat"
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    12-01-2018, 07:25 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread The Spirit of GOD in Our Chapel
    "But when anyone turns to the Lord the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. And we who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord are being transformed into His likeness...
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    12-01-2018, 02:24 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread Primer primer in Casting Equipment
    Any body ever do comparison testing between Berdan and Boxer? The member "Marshall" here has developed many excellent priming compounds and I just made a hydraulic decapper for him. Armed with these two things recharging the Berdan primers...
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    12-01-2018, 02:13 PM
    Traffer replied to a thread WTS: Lamb Tallow in Swappin & Sellin
    I was just talking to my wife yesterday about sheep tallow. Says I, "I wonder if they make soap with sheep tallow?" Now I will have to look that up.
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    11-30-2018, 12:19 PM
    I made this video for someone else but decided to share it. I want people to try things that they think only rocket scientists and people by the name of Corbin can do. This is what a pure caveman hack can do. This is a mold I made for making...
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    11-30-2018, 12:02 PM
    Now if I could only find something in my price range. I just got a black powder cartridge revolver...the old 38 S&W. It needs some mechanism work but hasn't been fired much. Has the typical corroded barrel but the rifling looks new.... got if for...
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    11-30-2018, 10:00 AM
    Traffer replied to a thread Scopes and Mounts in Factory Rifles
    I am budget restricted to the very cheap. I bought a H&R Handi recently in 45/70 for cheap money. It came with a Bushnell red dot trs 25. It looked like it was dirty and when I stated cleaning it (the scope), the paint started coming off showing a...
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    11-30-2018, 08:48 AM
    After checking this out, I'm tempted to get into cap n ball.
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Raised in Wisconsin. First gun was a Model 1890 Winchester 22 short gallery gun. (1906 version) I hunted with that from the age of about 9. First deer rifle was M1917, 30-06. Shot my first deer with it at 13 yrs old. 365 yards with that wonderful peep sight. I quit hunting in 1984 and consequently haven't fired a gun since . Just started shooting again in 2015. I got a 22lr. Now I am reloading 22LR and will be reloading 22WMR and 9mm Luger also.
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Central Wisconisn
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Always interested in mechanisms. Studied guns. watch making, internal combustion etc.
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Have had many jobs. Mechanic in different areas, welder... many grunt jobs. Retired disabled PC Tech

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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