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  • redhawk0's Avatar
    Today, 11:52 AM
    We had a blast...I'm always mindful of where to setup the tent and screen house when we camp. I like being near trees (for tie offs) but I'm always looking for loose branches/deadwood. Other than the one windy evening...we had a relaxing time. ...
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    Today, 08:02 AM
    Spent last week in mid-state NH camping. My wife and I and her sister spent the week in a State Park tenting. Tuesday morning the park services folks came around and said there was remnants of Isias coming through and gave us the option to get out...
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    Today, 07:50 AM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Heck of a storm in Our Town
    I wish I lived closer to you...I have 2 generators. One that I purchased and one my dad gave me when he downsized for retirement. All good advice on here...I hope it works out that you can save the majority of the meat at least. redhawk
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    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    Nice rig...It's similar to mine except I used a cut Propane tank....and GRMPS....I never thought to use an old coffee can as a wind shield on the burner...I've been using short plywood pieces on the outside of the burner stand...it is not very...
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    Yesterday, 09:01 AM
    I've never seen a big foot...however, there is a rumor going around that his name is Darrell.
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    08-09-2020, 07:00 PM
    They also show up regularly at Salvation Army, Savers, and other second hand donation places. That's where I got mine. redhawk
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  • redhawk0's Avatar
    08-09-2020, 04:22 PM
    FWIW...I use the fiber optic sights like those shown in post #22. I have them on all my lever guns with open sights. I'm in my late 50s and I noticed a huge improvement on target after the switch. redhawk
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    08-09-2020, 08:50 AM
    I can't wait to move 1/2 mile north to NH....MA sux. redhawk
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    08-09-2020, 08:42 AM
    I use cast iron and aluminum candy molds for my Pewter (heart shaped), I also have aluminum muffin and mini muffin tins for component alloys like COWW, Lino, Range Lead. Then for final blended alloys I use cast iron corn pattern molds. They are...
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    08-08-2020, 08:05 AM
    Thanx for the information...Donation coming. The Second Media Corp forums really suck. I've bailed out of 2 of them already. I'd really hate to loose this contact with this group too. redhawk
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    08-02-2020, 11:09 AM
    No one knows? Hmmmm....I'm not donating until I hear which way this is going. I'm not sending my money over the border. redhawk
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    08-01-2020, 03:11 PM
    I think we are smelting. Its removing the impurities to get to the base metal...in our case the desired alloy being our base metal. Its all semantics...Not really important by any means. redhawk
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    08-01-2020, 08:08 AM
    Willy's email asking for Donations indicated that a Big Update to the forum was coming soon. Will this be an upgrade to Vbulletin or is this going the same route as most other firearm forums moving to the Canadian company Second Media Corp? ...
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    07-23-2020, 02:41 PM
    JonB...I do the exact same thing. It doesn't have any heat applied to kill off the good bacteria... I weigh mine out to 16 oz...so if a recipe calls for a lb...we know what we've got. I always have some thawed out in the fridge too...just for...
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    07-20-2020, 10:42 AM
    I'm 1/2 PA dutch, 1/4 German and 1/4 Irish....I grew up on Sauerkraut. I started making it myself last Fall and can't wait to start up again. I ferment it for just 3-4 weeks then pack it in freezer bags to store it. I'm almost out from last years...
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    07-20-2020, 08:58 AM
    I've got no problem smelting/skimming with my 12" diameter 12" deep propane tank pot. I do use a 200K BTU burner so it's never been a problem. redhawk
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    07-20-2020, 08:53 AM
    Either will do for me....you offering? :smile: redhawk
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    07-17-2020, 12:55 PM
    It looks normal to me. Most of our "boolit" alloys have antimony included. It makes the boolits harder but also can be brittle if dropped...it will show the grain structure like you posted. redhawk
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    07-14-2020, 11:52 AM
    It's as fake as CNN. redhawk
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    07-13-2020, 04:42 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread House jacks???? in Our Town
    Look for Lally Column. Home Depot has them...I've used them in several placed in my 1840s farm house cellar. - sorry...I see you want to actually be adjustable...you'll want a Jack Post. Lally Column is just that...an inadjustable column. ...
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    07-13-2020, 02:45 PM
    redhawk0 replied to a thread Sandbox bullet trap in Cast Boolits
    How about some roofers ice dam membrane on the front. It seals around roofing nails. It would likely hold back sand. It could be replaced easily too. You could even put a layer on the top to keep sand from "splashing" out from high hits. ...
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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