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  • AllanD's Avatar
    02-04-2018, 09:42 PM
    I've seen these before make note of one thing these rounds are not copper jacketed over a lead core they are copper clad over sintered soft Iron you can prove this to yourself with a magnet! Also the ones in my personal collection have black...
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    02-04-2018, 05:24 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Liver and Onions in Cookin' Recipe's
    To those who dislike liver and state that it is a filter as a reason, please recall what part of an animal a predator will often eat first! Watch a Cheetah/Leopard or any big cat for that matter!
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    02-04-2018, 04:44 PM
    Remember that Eggs "keep" for 21days under a warm chicken... In a refrigerator they can be kept indefinatly, but there is a caveat to this... That most modern Refrigerators are "frost free" meaning there is a circulating fan for the cool air...
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    02-03-2018, 07:33 PM
    "dextrin" is available in purified form by the Pound or kilo from your nearest Homebrew, Beer making store if you do not have those locally (some states do not) there are mail order supply houses that can be found on the web.
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    02-02-2018, 06:35 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Liver and Onions in Cookin' Recipe's
    My mother discovered a receipe for cooking liver that does not involve bacon. you cook the liver in Olive oil with your onions and when it's sitting in the pan with the cooked onions and adequately done you dump in a cup of redwine vinegar also...
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    01-31-2018, 12:57 AM
    "Tony Cachere's Creole Seasoning" is advertised NATIONALLY and you can buy it at any walmart, or at least those in here in PA, the ones I stopped at in Indiana, Nebraska and Wyoming... But guys Remember Roux is not specific to Gumbo, a proper...
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    01-31-2018, 12:49 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread Price of milk in Our Town
    Do the government subsidies offset what dairy farmers are forced to pay to the dairy council?
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    01-30-2018, 04:48 PM
    TRADITIONALLY SOS was made with dried beef (ORIGINALLY in the 19th century with reconstituted(Soaked in water overnight) jerky) ground beef is a modern innovation
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    01-30-2018, 04:02 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread Clint ? in Our Town
    "Pale Rider"
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    01-30-2018, 03:40 AM
    I think you are right...
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    01-26-2018, 05:43 PM
    The last 1lb bottle of RL Powder I bought was a 1lb bottle of RL22 I picked up at a local gun-show for $22 three last before that Was three 1lb cans of IMR-3031, I got at Glenrock Reloading for $15each (he wanted to get rid of it) and I wish I...
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    01-26-2018, 12:08 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread Pileup in Our Town
    I-81 runs north to south about 20 Miles west of me It is a road I stay off of this time of year.
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    01-24-2018, 04:17 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread How much brass is to much in Our Town
    "Too much brass"? is when you give serious consideration to push it around your yard with a bulldozer (like Scrooge Mc Duck with his gold & silver coins)
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    01-24-2018, 04:12 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    According to Norse mythology "hell" is very cold
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    01-24-2018, 04:07 PM
    I used to have fun in and around my garage shooting hornets with wax bullets made by the simple expedient of pressing a Primed 38special case through a slab of Parrafin sealing wax. They worked best in my 1930's vintage Colt Official Police...
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    01-24-2018, 03:58 PM
    All "pop-rivets" are "blind rivets", the term you are looking for is "closed-end rivet" And while a pol rivet (closed end or not) can be used to replace a rivet in a boat it requires some special care. First the rivet must be all aluminum! ...
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    01-24-2018, 03:48 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread restaurants and gravy in Our Town
    There is a Chinese buffet about half an hour drive from here that often has fresh cut pineapple on their buffet and I have gone in there paid my money and eaten nothing besides pineapple and peel & eat shrimp.
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    01-24-2018, 03:14 PM
    Don't ask, just post it already! Though I'll tell you just to be truthful, I'm not a cook that works from a recipe except as a starting point. In point of fact I don't make things like Hamburger helper without reading the instructions and...
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    01-23-2018, 03:39 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Ford mechanic question in Our Town
    On that Era Ford Ranger there are TWO fuel pumps (since the truck in question has dual-tanks there are three) there are low pressure "lift" pumps in each tank plus a high pressure pump mounted to the frame rail (just forward of the radius arm...
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    01-23-2018, 03:27 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Ford mechanic question in Our Town
    It is called a "TFI module" and the "oddball" socket required is a thin DEEP 5.5mm, because the screws are in a deep recess
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    01-23-2018, 03:23 PM
    AllanD replied to a thread Ford mechanic question in Our Town
    On an '88 Ranger the relays are between the air filter box and the PASSENGER side inner fender. The relays frequently fall off their mounting bracket and dangle upside down on the wiring harness and get filled with splash water and fail. Also,...
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    01-23-2018, 01:46 AM
    Watch out for those octagional bars! they are more typically some low temp melting alloy made by Cerro, typically containing a lot of Cadmium, but also containing Bismuth and Indium. I once scored 20 of the little octagional ingots, I still have...
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    01-23-2018, 01:40 AM
    Would not these more properly be called macaroons? And for a historical reference one of the Queens of France (who herself was from Austria) brought her Italian pastry chef with her when she married the French king exposing the rest of the world...
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    01-23-2018, 01:37 AM
    AllanD replied to a thread Duck in Cookin' Recipe's
    I'd be happy just to find a new local source for fresh duck eggs. Until you've had duck eggs fried easy-over for breakfast on a cold spring morning....
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    01-23-2018, 01:09 AM
    I was in USCG-TRACEN cap may between March and May of 1980 So As I'm now 56, I guess I'm edging into "old fart" territory... For the record I've never considered making Bacon Gravy... Bacon fat is too priceless to use it up that way. ...
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    01-22-2018, 07:20 PM
    48.0 grs of IMR4064 behind the 165gr bullet of your choice in the 30-06 was advocated as the perfect load for the 30-06 according to Jack O'Connor, personally I've always preferred 49.5grains in my rifles
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    01-22-2018, 05:49 PM
    Tex, We seem to be in agreement against my (Late) Mom's opinion. The one that wowed her was when I made a version of chipped beef she had not had before that I had learned in USCG boot camp, not that I was in any way taking part in cooking...
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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