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    Today, 09:24 AM
    We have some public use federal ranges here in the Cherokee National Forest. Sometimes they work well but the times that they don't aren't worth the risk. The president of our gun club was at one once and while down range setting up new targets had...
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    Today, 08:18 AM
    HF is truly where the fun is. The low sunspot count wreaks havoc though. When I first started one of the hams told me of working Africa on 15 meters mobile with 10 watts. It was at the peak of a very active sun spot cycle though. One of my...
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    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    Yep... Right before she uses my leg as a ladder to climb into my lap... :) Which she does often. Try to pick her up and it's off to the other room.
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    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    I've been meaning to get a picture up here of the tiny fur ball of terror. Getting her to sit still is the problem as she goes and goes and goes. We never did find any string so the assumption is that she passed it without any issues. The...
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    10-17-2020, 06:17 PM
    I went in to take my 5wpm test many years ago and the examiner, who I already knew, made me take 13 to start. I didn't have 100% copy but was able to answer 8 of 10 questions about the conversation. Walked out with a general. I went in a month later...
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    10-15-2020, 01:31 PM
    bakerjw replied to a thread Transmission problems in Our Town
    Expect the worst. But be happy if it is not that.
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    10-14-2020, 07:07 PM
    bakerjw replied to a thread Health check-up... in Our Town
    Glad to hear it.
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    10-13-2020, 09:04 AM
    bakerjw replied to a thread gun prices in Our Town
    If Biden wins, that will never happen but only get worse. The Biden Harris website states that they will ban online sales of firearms and ammunition. That likely includes reloading components. Be assured that if they win, it will likely be due to...
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    10-12-2020, 05:38 AM
    I love those lanterns. I haven't fired mine up in a while but will do so for our next backyard fire. Anything survival related seems to be in short supply. Canning jars and lids. Try finding them.
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    10-11-2020, 01:57 PM
    Mittens seems to be doing very well. No sign of any string yet which is a little concerning. Our oldest son got married yesterday and everyone came over to our house after the reception. Things wound down around 2:00 AM and we are beat. But our...
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    10-09-2020, 11:21 AM
    bakerjw replied to a thread Smoking dreams... in Our Town
    I wake up feeling relieved.... It's like Whooo... I am so happy it was a dream....
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    10-09-2020, 08:28 AM
    bakerjw started a thread Smoking dreams... in Our Town
    I quit smoking a good 20+ years ago. Best thing that I ever did. But every once in a while I have a dream where I am smoking a cigarette and have half a pack on me. I had one again last night where I was running and smoking again. In every dream I...
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    10-08-2020, 09:06 PM
    Well... The little girl has been eating very well and using her litter box. She even played with a little mouse toy tonight when we spent time with her. and, she left a present in the litter box sans string upon initial inspection. Much of our...
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    10-08-2020, 09:00 PM
    bakerjw replied to a thread Mars in Our Town
    They do this all the time. OMG, some celestial body is closer to Earth than in the last ?? years. Yep... It's % larger than normal which takes very finely tuned instruments to detect. It's cool to look to the skies but they all look like points...
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    10-08-2020, 09:01 AM
    She is really up and about now even though she is in a small isolated room. It is best for her to not have too many distractions and to keep quiet. Still no string to be found in the litter box. Last night she was being very vocal about the...
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    10-08-2020, 07:22 AM
    I am new, but when I see that, I think cold mold. My last batch of 45s took a few seconds for the sprue to completely harden on the sprue cutting plate. After that, all of my bullets started coming out real good. I'd recommend running a dozen or...
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    10-08-2020, 07:17 AM
    There was a class action lawsuit about the prices being charged for dealing with removal of defective plugs. I had a 2004 F150 with 54,000 miles on it and a typical bad Ford paint job. When I traded it in in 2018, they only gave me $3,500 for it...
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    10-07-2020, 06:22 AM
    I've run then with Lee or RCBS. Very straightforward reloading process. Get and read a book. Welcome to the site. Many helpful people here.
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    10-06-2020, 05:27 PM
    Go to a craft store like HobbyLobby. They have all thicknesses of card stock there.
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    10-06-2020, 11:44 AM
    bakerjw replied to a thread Got my son a piper... in Our Town
    He was very huggy and appreciative as it totally caught him off guard. I told him that the only way to top it was to have a piper at my funeral. I joke about death often much to he and my wife's chagrin.
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    10-06-2020, 11:41 AM
    I have 3 Lee 6 cavity molds. 4 and 00 buck as well as .452 230 grain TC. I've never had trouble cutting off the sprue. I have noticed that it is easier with the .452 mold as there is more lead going into it to keep it very hot. when I pour, I...
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    10-06-2020, 10:09 AM
    bakerjw started a thread Got my son a piper... in Our Town
    So, my oldest son is getting married this next Saturday. Friday, the plan was for my son, his best man who is his oldest friend and our youngest son to get together around a bonfire and have an evening together like old times. Well, my sons oldest...
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    10-06-2020, 08:53 AM
    The pain pills that they gave us really knock her into the dirt. She is content to lay there, purr and be petted. But those are all gone and this morning when I went in to feed her had me rushing to block the escape into the basement. Mind you...
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    10-06-2020, 08:49 AM
    I have a Mosin Nagant. 1942, I believe. Has a hammer and sickle on it. I also have a 1903 Argentinian Mauser of unknown age. Old darn mule of a gun.
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    10-06-2020, 07:39 AM
    There are many online meeting programs that you can use to remote mentor. A mentor doesn't necessarily have to be right there with you.
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    10-05-2020, 05:02 PM
    I have a lot of SPP, that I spent way too much on, sitting here that I'm trying to trade for LRP. I did find someone many hours away offering 1,500 LRP for 1,000 SPP. Even considering an AR-9 build since I can load more of them than anything else.
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    10-05-2020, 01:25 PM
    My kind of cupcakes
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    10-05-2020, 01:24 PM
    I assumed that 00 and #4 buckshot were technically calibers. #4 buck 00 Buck .452 230 grain.
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    10-05-2020, 08:00 AM
    As of last night, she had not eaten since we brought her home on Saturday. I woke up around 2:00 and couldn't sleep and checked on her in the small room where she is being kept quiet. Rather than laying in her bed, she was up and around and quite...
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Moved from Illinois to Tennessee in 2006.
Never looked back. Great political climate and very 2nd amendment friendly.
Johnson City, Tn.
Cycling, Fishing, Shooting. The important stuff.
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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