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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    higgins replied to a thread Sighting in in Our Town
    Some can't get sighted in because they lack shooting skills, so their shots are everywhere to begin with. They keep shooting and adjusting sights and shots keep going everywhere. Sometimes they don't use any kind of rest, and other times it's...
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    01-19-2018, 11:04 AM
    Bear foot bowhunter I am curious as what you are doing and with what rifle you are doing it with? Are you sure you need to size your bullet down to .309"? I am guessing that it is some kind of .308" rifle. Just to let you know that some times it is...
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    01-12-2018, 12:37 PM
    higgins replied to a thread Roth 401K question in Our Town
    Take Tazman's suggestion and get 2nd and 3d opinions from investment people to make sure you're getting good information.
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    01-10-2018, 08:55 PM
    Not related to firearms, but somewhat related, Toyota and Mazda today announced they're building a plant in Huntsville.
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    01-10-2018, 08:50 PM
    When I got interested in military rifles and ammunition many years ago, one of the first things I learned is that you very seldom say "always" or "never" when it comes to just about anything pertaining to military arms. While it's not normal for a...
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    01-04-2018, 06:16 PM
    higgins replied to a thread Navy 1851 Project in Cast Boolits
    Slug the chambers before buying a mold. I got a real surprise when I bought a Pietta .44 Colt replica a few years ago.
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    01-01-2018, 03:46 PM
    I still use the metal cake decorator I bought decades ago. Looks like a big metal syringe, and came with a few different tips for decorative cake frostings. It can be difficult in cold weather but since it's metal you can set it on something warm...
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    12-26-2017, 04:44 PM
    I too have a sporterized 1950 LB, but mine was done by an American trying to make a hillbilly deer rifle. Fortunately the metal was unmolested, the bore is very good (probably only fired with commercial SP hunting ammo). I have all the Canadian...
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    12-26-2017, 04:30 PM
    higgins replied to a thread The ones that got away. in Our Town
    Back in the mid-1960s my Scoutmaster offered to sell to me for $45 a DCM 1911A1 made by Colt that was in like-new condition; had to have either been unissued or a refurb fresh from storage. My parents wouldn't let me get it because I had recently...
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    12-23-2017, 04:20 PM
    During the various brass shortages and election scares of the past several years, I traded fairly common brass I had for dies for rifles I didn't own, and don't yet own. I'm a dedicated brass scavenger and haven't had to buy brass for anything I...
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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