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    Today, 01:18 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Abechrombie & fitch in Our Town
    Probably an old well meaning Christmas present he put away, figuring he would use it when his old one wore out. It never did, apparently.
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    Today, 01:12 AM
    Sounds good. Try the Dickel if you can find it. Vanilla and smokey oak finish. Cut well with water. I used to drink Old Overholt, still will, but prefer George.
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    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread 300 win mag dies in Want To Buy !
    I have RCBS dies If you do not work a trade.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Soft frizzen blues in Muzzleloading.
    Possibly. Were it mine, and I got it to fire, I would be very carefully inspecting it to make sure the barrel is seamless tubing and proof fire it remotely before hand holding it. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    His original load with the Turk powder is relatively light, so adding that much 860 will likely take him up to a normal full power load. Of course if the first load fired shows excessive pressure or velocity, don't fire any more. Do something...
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    I killed many rabbits with shorts whe I was a kid. I could buy shorts for 25 cents, longs were 30 and long rifles 35. It was hard to scratch up 25. My son was up from Florida a month ago and asked if I knew where he could buy shorts as he needed...
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Tarantulas don't do any harm, just give you the willies.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread Blackeyed peas! in Cookin' Recipe's
    In our area black eyes are picked while still green, but mature, then shelled and canned or frozen on a cookie sheet and then kept frozen in a cloth bag (pillow case) until cooked. This method permits removal of any amount you want. These have a...
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    I keep the barn swallows from building in my shop and porches with a stuffed raccoon toy. Just hang it where they want to build. After a few passes they move on to "safer" places.
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    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread Smokers in Our Town
    My Masterbilt 30" digital has been great for more than a year now. Sorry your's didn't last.
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  • Freightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 AM
    I just PC but don't stand up works for me, shake , dump, bake, dump in bucket, size, simple. Don't over think it keep it fun. Oh use good powder like Smokes or Randy's makes life much easier.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
    Considering that several manuals have been written from info on this forum, and this has been the recommended information resource in the past by Lyman, you may want to re-think that. Duplexing goes back over a hundred years, and there is plenty of...
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 09:26 PM
    Mine does well with .460 dia.
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    04-28-2017, 09:14 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread Ballbarrow in Our Town
    I prefer the two wheel barrow. Very stable and seems to handle rough ground better.
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 07:49 PM
    Potatos, onions, are growing well. Okra, beans, black eye peas, squash, are planted. Tomato plants are in starter pots. Now we are forecast to have frost and possibly snow this weekend. Watermelon and cucumber seed is waiting. I plant Celebrity...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 07:18 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Soft frizzen blues in Muzzleloading.
    I'm not 100% sure those were ever intended to be fired.
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 07:17 PM
    Potatos, onions, are growing well. Okra, beans, black eye peas, squash, are planted. Tomato plants are in starter pots. Now we are forecast to have frost and possibly snow this weekend. Watermelon and cucumber seed is waiting.
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  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 07:10 PM
    Import some of our mangy coyotes and you will have the est population control. The pups don't survive and the adults don't survive the cold.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 07:00 PM
    That's kind of where I started, but the Turk bulks differently than the other powders. Get's you close in the ball park.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 04:44 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Soft frizzen blues in Muzzleloading.
    Sounds like it might be one of those early Miroku made Sea service pistols. They never did work. Can you get your hands on some Casenit or cherry red? Or pack harden it if you have the stuff, you should be able to get it to work. Sent from my...
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    04-28-2017, 04:40 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Range scrap in Lead and Lead Alloys
    The propane can be free too. Sell the jackets to the recycler for the price of dirty copper and it buys your fuel. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 04:38 PM
    Just use all filler powder to set your measure, then switch to the real powder. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 03:25 PM
    It's reserved for deserving customers. :p It is in high demand, short supply. Not even that spendy, around $22.50 here. I don't care for sour mash, so haven't tried that.
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  • LIMPINGJ's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 12:10 PM
    Looks like your ready to hunt.
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    04-28-2017, 11:55 AM
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  • Freightman's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 11:53 AM
    Went to the range and the pistol range has a spot where the bullets are 95% hard cast, took 30 min and sifted a bucket 1/2 full. Smelted it this morning 70# of lead, BHN 14 not bad for 30 min of sifting. :lovebooli
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 09:47 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread New law? in Our Town
    Started as April Fools joke and they forgot to take the sign down!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 09:38 AM
    Ed's Red for all of my firearms.
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    04-28-2017, 09:26 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread New law? in Our Town
    I don't have a credit card, just a debit card. On the back where it is supposed to be signed, I wrote "Ask for picture ID". It helps if the card is ever lost or stolen.
    25 replies | 780 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