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    11-19-2018, 08:58 PM
    jimlj replied to a thread Ford diesel mechanics ??? in Our Town
    I'm no diesel mechanic, but I have worked on quite a few company and personal diesels. On the Cat and Cummins engines I have worked on I was told to use only Cat or Cummins thermostats. A 3208 Cat engine in a bucket truck I had was heating up and I...
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    11-13-2018, 09:34 PM
    I used a PSA lower kit and have been happy with it. My son and a son in law both have AR's that they spent several hundred more on, and both have said they like my trigger as good as theirs.
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    11-13-2018, 09:17 PM
    jimlj replied to a thread cell phone shopping in Our Town
    I can't really comment on ZTE phones as I have never had one. Since I got my first cell phone in 1995 for work I have had at least 10 different phones, and all of them worked as good as the cell service in the area. It seemed nothing was as...
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    11-13-2018, 07:40 PM
    I have bought a lot of things used on ebay or local classifieds. I've only been screwed a couple times, and never bad enough that I have shied away from doing it. I think selling something you take a bigger chance of being taken. I had a Dodge Neon...
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    11-03-2018, 07:34 PM
    jimlj replied to a thread Rain, rain, go away in Our Town
    I was in HI in mid September. It rained hard a couple days. I was one of the few people on the beach. Where i live, it would have been a 50% chance of snow. 75* and rain felt good.
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    10-28-2018, 01:50 PM
    jimlj replied to a thread .22 ammo??? in Our Town
    PSA has the best price right now that I have seen for a long time. Federal Auto Match (my favorite) and CCI Blazer. 5 boxes and you get free shipping. Not sure if they ship to HI though. The local gun stores and wally world have shelves full.
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    10-26-2018, 12:31 PM
    People have asked what I didn't like about the G23. Not really sure, maybe a few things that added up to really not liking it. Part of it is the grip angle, which I know won't be helped by a 9mm conversion. Part is the snappy recoil which would be...
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    10-26-2018, 12:13 PM
    jimlj replied to a thread Seller and Beloit primers in Our Town
    Back to my OP, I was asking if they were soft, which appears they are not. The ones I shot the other day all went bang with zero problems. Just wondering about the bulge around the firing pin strike. Factory Federal aluminum case ammo had the same...
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    10-25-2018, 06:18 PM
    I've a had a set of good quality micrometer's (up to 4") for 30 years. I bought an el cheapo electronic caliper several years ago. The problem is not the tool, it's the dude running the tool.
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    10-24-2018, 09:14 PM
    Anyone here ever buy a gun they just don't like? I bought a G23 about 8 years ago I have never liked. I should have sold it years ago when I could get what I paid for it. I doubt I could get half what I paid for it today. Has anyone here bought one...
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    10-24-2018, 06:02 PM
    Are Seller and Beloit primers soft? I purchased a couple hundred at Cabela's to try since they were about half the price of CCI or Winchester primers they had on the shelf. I loaded up some 9mm and had a chance to shoot some today. There is a...
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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