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  • smoked turkey's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 09:35 PM
    Big congratulations your way for the nice looking rifle, and the tremendous looking song dog. Yep, pretty big hole in the hide. I don't know what a hide is worth these days. Probably not much. Great shot anyway. Good way to draw first blood.
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    10-13-2018, 04:41 PM
    nagantguy, I'd call that a "successful" hunt. Very class act. You could hunt with me anytime.
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    10-12-2018, 05:24 PM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Jon, I don't envy you in having knee problems. Having said that, I will also say that in my line-up of "older" friends, that knee replacement seems to be very common. For the most part my friends are getting along fine after the process. I know that...
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    10-12-2018, 05:14 PM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Hot Sauce Business? in Our Town
    ThomR I also wish you the best. I am not an expert on hot sauce, but I do like it. I too would be willing to give a bottle a try if and when you get it going. I don't know how you will go about selling it here since it is not a gun related item, but...
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    10-11-2018, 11:03 PM
    I'll add my Amen to this most heart felt prayer. I simply cannot imagine what it would be like to lose everything this way. Lord I too say Thank you for your love and care for me and my family and humbly ask that you provide peace and protection to...
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    10-04-2018, 10:50 AM
    smoked turkey replied to a thread Life's odometer in Our Town
    Happy Birthday to several of you who have just turned the page to another year. Especially to you, GOPHER SLAYER, the op for this thread. I will make my 73rd in January if the Good Lord permits it. I agree with smokeywolf in post #13 where he posted...
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    10-01-2018, 11:37 PM
    I too have a soft place in my heart for the great 7mm Mauser. I have a sporter that has an adjustable drop-in trigger with Remington style side safety, what I call a jeweled bolt, commercial bolt shroud on the rear of the bolt, and a walnut stock...
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    09-30-2018, 01:08 AM
    Artful replied to a thread lee collet dies in Reloading Equipment
    I like Lee's Collet Die - for my long range precision rifles I find it makes a difference with Jacketed at 300 yards and beyond.
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    09-29-2018, 10:04 PM
    All I can say is THIS IS BEYOND AWESOME! I agree with the above posts about your chosen platform. I like it and am anxious as is everyone else as to how it performs. Love the photo shot from the rear of the cylinder showing the loaded rounds.
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    09-29-2018, 09:45 PM
    What an interesting project. I find your work fascinating. It is so refreshing to see someone building from scratch like this. You Da Man! I am sure you will conquer it before long. Thanks for posting the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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    09-21-2018, 12:34 AM
    Freightman, it sounds like you are the trustee of said rifle, and your son is willing to wait a while before he gets it back. I am the proud dad of two boys who also like what I like and your situation sounds perfectly normal and is a fine...
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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