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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    arlon replied to a thread Home built truck camper in Our Town
    Few years back I considered trying to make a truck camper. Seemed within my skill range but in the end I found a nice AWD Astro van and have been using that for my road trip mobile ever since. I really like the van approach now. I'm into photography...
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    10-03-2018, 07:44 PM
    Walking through walmart I noticed this little pill holder in the pharmacy department. It looked like the perfect size to fit some top punches I usually keep in a small jar. Well, I plunked down $0.99 each and got two of them. They work perfectly.
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    09-26-2018, 10:02 PM
    arlon replied to a thread When did it stop being fun? in Our Town
    The older I get the more I appreciate the "less is more" idea. I reload ammunition one cartridge at a time. I like my single stage press, single cavity moulds, single shot rifles and single shot pistols... I thought I'd shoot a lot more when I...
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    09-22-2018, 05:28 PM
    arlon replied to a thread Santa Fe, NM in Our Town
    I was there at Ft Union Tuesday afternoon..
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    09-22-2018, 05:19 PM
    arlon replied to a thread Back from Utah (long post) in Our Town
    I do a lot of road trips in an old 2004 AWD Astro van. Have it set up for sleeping in. It's pretty capable off the pavement too. I got to go do the "wave" in N. Arizona this spring but mostly camped in Utah. Just got back from Santa Fe Nm and...
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    09-21-2018, 09:02 PM
    arlon replied to a thread Santa Fe, NM in Our Town
    if you like history Fort Union is about an hr drive east, Pecos National Historic Site is 30 minutes east. Both are very interesting. Get to see the Glorieta Pass civil war battle sight at Pecos. Some interesting history there. Bandelier National...
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    09-21-2018, 04:09 PM
    arlon replied to a thread Catfishing in Fishing Spots
    Not much for it myself but my grandfather supplied the neighborhood with fillets. He had a small john boat he'd take to the lake (almost any lake). His trick was tying a burlap tote sack full of chicken scraps from the butcher down the street just...
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About arlon
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Like most anything that gets me outside.
Location:
Midland, Texas
Interests:
Photography, camping, hiking mostly
Occupation:
Retired

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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