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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    I had one about 35 years ago that someone gave me. Anyhow, it was in 22 LR, but the barrel was toast. I ordered a brand new barrel from Numrich - an octagonal, seems like it was a 24". Grand thing to shoot but it clearly defined the phrase "barrel...
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    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    And a practical advantage. More you shoot the better you hit.
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    07-11-2018, 05:20 PM
    Had some property north of my place. 100 acres. I was walking in; heard 3 shotgun blasts not far off. I waited, and the feller came out of the brush carrying an 1100. "Get it?" I asked. "No, just making some sound shots", he replied. Neighbor and I...
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    07-11-2018, 09:19 AM
    I generally pistol shoot. I work up the best loads for each pistol off the bench with my pistol rest. But, once I've settled on a pet load then I practice my shooting either off hand or (blessed to live out in the Ozark hill country on a 100 acres...
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    07-09-2018, 02:44 PM
    For true CCW away from home I carry a Glock 43. But for carry when walking around my woods with my dog; I normally carry my SA Lipsey Ruger Blackhawk 4 1/2" 44 Special in a M3 shoulder holster. For feral dogs and hogs I might run across around my...
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    07-09-2018, 12:29 PM
    I'd wonder about tracers though. Should that be a concern?
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    07-09-2018, 12:12 PM
    JoeJames replied to a thread Thread killer in Our Town
    Everyone needs a good rationalization, and that one is a humdinger! I can rest easy now.
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    07-09-2018, 11:14 AM
    Good for you. I really wish that Smith had not bowed down to the anti-gunners so completely with the Hillary hole, but rather had just done like Ruger often does, and just issued a great big padlock with the gun that you can throw away.
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    07-03-2018, 03:33 PM
    I swore I'd never buy a Smith with a Hillary hole, and now it appears my instinct was correct. I hope things work out after the 4th.
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    07-03-2018, 10:57 AM
    BTW, "Hell, I was there!" is also very good, very informative, and quite enjoyable. But in my opinion Sixguns is his best work. I will admit I was not inclined to read him; as I was a bit bitter that his 44 Magnum eclipsed the 44 Special to a point...
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    07-03-2018, 10:42 AM
    A. G. Russell FeatherLite K-93 One Hand Knife. Cost @ $45. I have had one for 24 years. Finally this year the pin kind of busted out; I was quite depressed for a spell. Then a buddy suggested I call them. They had me mail it back to them, and in a...
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    07-02-2018, 03:41 PM
    I sold my 1879 type trapdoor cadet rifle made about 1882 for $775 about 5 months ago. Sold it on consignment at my local gun shop. Took about 4 months for someone to bite. But I picked up following info when researching mine: Per > Flayderman - (the...
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    07-02-2018, 12:07 PM
    JoeJames replied to a thread Ruger Forum in Our Town
    Not had any trouble on GB. It was a little awkward when the Canadians first took it over three or four years ago.
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    06-28-2018, 11:31 AM
    I was ok during the Hussein shortage. For years before that I'd pick up a carton or so at Walmart on a regular basis. But after I got my 44 Special, I got back into reloading due to factory ammo running about a dollar a caliber - 50 round box for...
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    06-28-2018, 11:17 AM
    One is near us; Lambert's Cafe - The Only Home of Throwed Rolls - Sikeston, MO in Southeast, Missouri...and in Ozark, Missouri.
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    06-28-2018, 09:57 AM
    Seems like most manufacturers now are litigation shy. First thing I did after my last two Rugers, Lipsey SA 44 Special Blackhawk and a Ruger GP100 5" 44 Special, was to order spring kits - Ruger SA is now down to 2.5 pounds, and the GP100 down to a...
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    06-26-2018, 09:10 AM
    I have not tried Red Dot, but I agree on the other two - Unique for regular 44 Special loads, and Bullseye for 38 Special and 32 S&W Long. I have recently been trying Trail Boss for light 32 S&W Long loads, and Win 231 for medium in 38 Special and...
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    06-26-2018, 09:03 AM
    I had to be at a seminar in Little Rock about 15 years ago, and my cousin who lived there offered to take me out to lunch. I figured we'd go to one of the fancy-smancy Restaurants down near the Bill Clinton house trailer - the kind where the prices...
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    06-25-2018, 04:35 PM
    Best places that are still in existence: Homer's on the east side of Little Rock on Roosevelt Road (usually plumb surrounded by utility vehicles - phone co. and power co. vehicles), the City Cafe in Holly Springs, Mississippi (red eye gravy made...
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    06-25-2018, 04:19 PM
    That is a grand idea. I checked on the new Handi rifles; they do not appear to have in in 32 H&R or 327, but I noticed they he 'em in 44 mag, which would be tolerable since I do load 44 special also. Your reply got me thinking about perhaps a...
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    06-25-2018, 10:15 AM
    Did some shooting on Saturday at 15 yards off porch steps while my right eye is still clear. Just mostly to verify that the 2 grain bullseye load under a 98 grain lead swc and average velocity 660 fps, is to point of aim with the fixed sights. I...
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Standard issue Arkansan. Family arrived in the Arkansas territory @1820. We set the tone in the Arkansas.
Arkansas Delta
S&W's, reloading 44 Special, 32 S&W long, and 38 Special.
lawyer - small town - Mississippi Delta


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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