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    05-25-2020, 02:34 PM
    I have a friend that makes that makes tee shirts and bumper stickers. just need a black and white drawing.
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    05-22-2020, 05:11 PM
    djohns28 replied to a thread Nice Boolit in Cast Boolits
    I need a couple hundred of those..
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    05-20-2020, 05:17 PM
    The barrel isn't threaded by chance is it?
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    05-20-2020, 04:14 PM
    I will be 31 in a month or so. I would much rather hang out with a 40 year old than a 20 year old so I put 31-40. I'm not casting bullets yet but working on fishing sinkers and ingots. Plan on dropping shot more than casting bullets. Really wanting...
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    05-20-2020, 02:06 PM
    Wait a minute.. you can use a rifle to shoot turkeys in Texas?? Are there restrictions on caliber or location?? I'm in Northeast Texas, about an hour from Texarkana. There aren't any turkeys around here, but I heard that there are some Eastern...
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    05-20-2020, 11:28 AM
    Isn't there a provision that any animal causing harm to your crop is considered a pest and can be killed? Depredation maybe?? Anyway, we used to keep crows off the blueberry bushes with two colors of ribbon. Tie the two strands together with...
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    05-20-2020, 11:06 AM
    Well, I can personally attest to the efficacy of numerous rounds for the ole 'dilly pig. First of all, a lead pipe is NOT advisable except under the most extreme of circumstances, a boat paddle works much better. A suppressed 22 in the middle of the...
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    05-19-2020, 10:40 AM
    I am looking for a BP Muzzle loader along the lines of the 32 cal squirrel rifles. Prefer an unfinished kit.
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    05-19-2020, 10:07 AM
    Using Cedar for BP?? like western red cedar fence pickets?? I will do a search but do you happen to have a link to the thread?
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    05-18-2020, 11:23 AM
    I have been looking into doing this (for BP) and in my extremely short and very limited experience, a gallon paint can seems to work well. There are numerous videos on youtube using paint cans and all seem very successful. Search "DIY charcoal" on...
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    05-18-2020, 10:59 AM
    As a matter of dumb luck, the shipper is close to a facility that I have trucks through fairly frequently. The shipper has agreed to meet a driver and have the driver bring it back. Gonna take a little longer to coordinate that way but at the end of...
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    05-17-2020, 09:41 AM
    Should the need ever come about that you needed to shoot an intruder your load may come under scrutiny. Factory loaded shells are not nearly as expensive as lawyer fees. I would be interested in when density of the .177 bb's. If they are harder,...
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    05-17-2020, 08:50 AM
    I happened across a sweet deal on a MEC 28 gauge press and the guy has "at least 10 bags of shot" size 8 and 9. He wants $10 a bag for the shot. So, what's the best/most economical way to ship all this? I'm assuming multiple boxes would be required....
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    05-15-2020, 04:37 PM
    Both of the links below are actually printable booklets (direct from the SW website). The Lovex data has more loads listed. Given the current lack of H335 I ordered some AR Plus to tinker with. It shoots 200 fps faster in my 223 bolt action than the...
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    05-15-2020, 02:55 PM
    Well, I found Spectracide and 90 percent sulfur from a big blue box store. Had some mesquite lump charcoal at the house and a rock tumbler from our favorite cheap Chinese tool outlet. Ground up the charcoal and sifted it with the finest sifter I...
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    05-13-2020, 10:46 AM
    This seems like a very effected proofing test.. did you find the baseball?
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    05-12-2020, 04:38 PM
    I might at some point, but i usually see more hogs and coyotes than deer. Really like my 243 for those quick follow up shots on multiple targets...
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    05-12-2020, 04:36 PM
    i like TiteGroup for 40. It meters very will for me. I plan to work up some longshot since I'm loading it in shot shells.
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    05-12-2020, 04:24 PM
    I was shooting the 200 yard gong at the local range which sits catty-cornered and you can't see it from where you shoot the 100 yard berm. So, I set up and the guys on the 100 yard are like looking at me like "what is this guy doing". I'm out with...
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    05-12-2020, 03:28 PM
    It just seems natural.. getting into casting and touching off and old "smoke pole" with a patched round ball is just plain cool. But to add to the thrill/insanity, who all makes their own powder? It seems like a relatively straight forward process,...
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    05-12-2020, 10:50 AM
    I went through that with RL17 some time ago. I picked some up because it was showing a lot of promise in 22-250 and some other "overbore" cartridges that I load for. Anywho, I got a load worked up for 3 different cartridges so I went to pick up...
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    05-12-2020, 10:22 AM
    Just got into using some Shooter's World AR powder for my 223. According to the data, it's shooting 200 FPS faster than it should. H335 is pretty well right on the book velocity. Anyone else notice this kind of thing? my 243 runs above-book...
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    05-11-2020, 03:44 PM
    djohns28 replied to a thread Idle speed for F250 in Our Town
    you get it figured out?
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    05-08-2020, 12:22 PM
    I recently got back into shooting 22. I would keep a couple hundred rounds on hand for the odd critter but never really needed to have that much on hand. I went to a turkey shoot at the range and got hooked on 22 again. When I go to Walmart i swing...
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    05-08-2020, 12:08 PM
    djohns28 replied to a thread Ruger American in Rimfire Area
    I have the thumbhole target 22lr American. It has a reputation at the range. I show up and people start looking to see what rifle I brought. We shoot silhouette matches and the last match we had, I opened the case and someone said "there goes first...
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    05-05-2020, 05:01 PM
    I wont accept a 1.5" group from a scoped rifle. Flat wont do it. I can hold a 3" 100 yard group with my iron sight Marlin 44 magnum, but rested and scoped it will shoot an inch or better. Its more accurate than I am. I don't take it anywhere that I...
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Just a country boy from Texas trying to make his own way.
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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