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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 AM
    was camping one night and we were up all night cooking a pig. All we had were old kerosene wick lamps. Nobody remembered to bring extra fuel. the lamp we used by the pig went dry after about 2 hours. One of the guys said pour some shine in it. they...
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    Today, 06:26 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread texting and driving in Our Town
    should be made a felony in every state. Even hands free cell phone talking. I passed a guy the other day that was doing about 50 in a 65 zone who was screaming so loud I could here him when I passed him. Im sure he was having a fight with his wife...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 AM
    now that has my attention. Basicaly 250 sav ballistics in an ar15! Even if it doesn't really push a 87 to 3000 my ex wife and son killed quite a few whitetails with 250s loaded to about 2700 with an 87 grain sierra and it did it well. Anyone selling...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    yes they are. I have an Anderson lower on my 50 beo.
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    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    Well I can give two examples of how they are a value. I built one a few years back. Had 500 in it and during the last scare got 750 for it cash at the local shop. How did it compare to factory gun prices then? I don't know because he flat out...
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    07-19-2018, 05:38 PM
    Hey all, I know the 480 shines with 400+ boolits (I have a 435gr WLN from Mountainmolds- Dan is exceptional), but I want to stretch my lead stash so I played around with a 300gr and a 370gr SWC for Unique/Trailboss plinking at 50-75yd with irons but...
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    07-19-2018, 05:11 PM
    Well dang, after looking at another 480 and a 454 in person, canted front sights, grip panels waay off the frame, rough machining on the cylinder latches; I'll have to eat my words and recant my thoughts on mine. You gents were right and I do not...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 08:37 AM
    Heres something I think would work well. How about a standard length 223 but blow out to improved opened up to 25 6.5 7mm or 30 cal. Make mine a 257 (just because I like the 25s) shooting an 87 grain sierra game king. Is there any such thing?
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 08:14 AM
    yup! seems like I turn my back and theres babys (bare lowers) that just magically appear in the safe.
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    07-18-2018, 01:53 PM
    sold and shipped
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    07-18-2018, 01:53 PM
    sold to 475ar
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 07:54 AM
    read my test on my under 400 dollar psa gun. You don't need a chrome lined barrel. As a matter of fact many will tell you there not as accurate. Ive got 8 ars none have chromed barrels. I shoot the snot out of all of them and have had a bump stock...
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    07-18-2018, 07:21 AM
    good in theory but now everyone knows you have it. How long can you defend it against say 50 hungry armed attackers. A much smarter thing to do with your wheat then trading it for gold would be to feed enough people that you really could defend your...
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    07-18-2018, 07:07 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Framing gun in Our Town
    When I was building my barn I bought a paslode. No air line to drag around. I use it all the time. Its handy to have when you want to build something out in the woods too. Beats the heck out of dragging a generator and air compressor along. I can...
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    07-18-2018, 07:00 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Cheap gas checks in Our Town
    Blammer on here sells them at the same price. At least he did.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 06:55 AM
    this is a sub station lightning arrestor. You have something like that? Along with a 10000 square foot ground grid (small substation) You think theyd spend that kind of money if a 500 dollar lightning arrestor and a couple ground rods would take...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 06:24 AM
    every see the ground grid put down around a cell tower? It sure isn't one or two 6 foot ground rods like you have for a typical home. I did my own for my home and have 8 ground rods and don't believe they would come close to handling a direct hit of...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 02:22 PM
    that's kind of the way I was taught. Dc flows through the entire wire cross section and ac flows mostly on the surface but keep in mind that most wire is made by weaving many strands together to make one conductor and the current flows on each of...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 02:14 PM
    I need two more bare lowers myself but crop damage deer shooting is starting and I need all my money for gas for the truck for the next two months.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 07:33 AM
    budget build from psa. Lower put together with there parts other then a spring kit and extended take down pins. Upper was a basic (cheap) psa upper with a carbine gas system. I have 380 bucks into it. Took it to the range yesterday. Slapped a 3x9 on...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 07:17 AM
    yup and picture a billion volts going that fast and if you think a 100 dollar arrestor is going to stop it ive got a bridge!
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 07:14 AM
    I like my sushi dipped in drakes and deep fried!
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    07-16-2018, 05:04 AM
    there is more variation between the cup hardness of different brands then between different primers of the same brand. A cci small or large standard pistol primer is harder then a fed mag small or large rifle primer.
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    07-16-2018, 05:01 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Sunday Supper! in Our Town
    Id take an invitation and even promise I wont eat your salad! You had me at shrimp and scallops!
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 11:00 AM
    seems like what I want has compromises everywhere. Im looking for a realitively cheap ar to hunt deer with that would also handle cast well and brass is cheap or easily made from 556 which I have many thousands of pieces already. I don't want a buck...
    49 replies | 1364 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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