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    Today, 12:05 AM
    Raccoons, skunks & opossums are the nest raiders. No one around here ever hunted or trapped much of them here & I'd say the numbers are much lower since they can't get in to the new style garbage cans issued here. I haven't seen a raccoon or skunk...
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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    In older people UTI's can cause delirium. With all she's been through recently it is reasonable to think it is the cause of her hallucinations, unless they have her on a high a dose of pain medication, which would also cause the vomiting. The...
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    06-03-2020, 10:49 PM
    I don't get shooting much, I've only been to a range a handful of times. I prefer a home type range, I can't have one here but I can shoot at a couple of properties. Right now the closest place I would shoot is my sister's house but then I'd have to...
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    06-03-2020, 06:12 AM
    NyFirefighter357 replied to a thread Berry's bullets in Our Town
    7.62 x 39mm 123gr Spire Point Bullet O.A.L.: .796" Cartridge Name: 7.62x39mm Cartridge O.A.L.: 2.150" Max Velocity: 2000 fps Load data for our Superior Plated Bullets® can be found in any manual or on any powder manufacturer’s website....
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    06-02-2020, 07:55 AM
    Lags mine does that from time to time. My ball mill is sitting in the same spot it has always set. You guys get rain every now & then. To get rain it takes humidity. I would think when it happens to you out there you may have more humidity that...
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    05-31-2020, 07:43 PM
    It's the first shot that counts!
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    05-31-2020, 12:30 AM
    I think it might be several reasons, one being reloaders looking to save on higher priced J-words. Second, worries of ammo shortages/stockpiling. Third, which is the reason I joined here, laws in my state get swept through in the middle of the...
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    05-29-2020, 11:27 PM
    I think that motor is .3 metric HP ...
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    05-29-2020, 09:13 PM
    If your only shooting 50yards I'd go with the smoothbore barrel with IC or even a mod. and use Remington or Winchester foster style slugs. They should do very well in the Remington smoothbore barrels at that range and are very cheap.
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    05-29-2020, 12:27 AM
    NyFirefighter357 replied to a thread Bondo in Our Town
    I have use a Minwax the products. I have repaired a rotten door frame with this product. You first need to dry out the rotten wood then I would apply Minwax wood hardener per the directions. This is a resin that hardens the soft wood fibers. ...
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    05-28-2020, 11:06 PM
    I've watched the whole series from some of the best hunter's I've seen, Steven Rinella, Ryan Callaghan and Mark Kenyon of The Meateater brand. The series is called The Back 40...A Small Property With A Big Vision. The concept of the series is buying...
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    05-28-2020, 08:43 PM
    I heard about this just yesterday. These cycles are pretty basic as habitat increases, the prey animals increase, as the prey animals increase the predators increase, as the predators increase the prey animals decrease when the prey animals...
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    05-28-2020, 07:01 AM
    While it's true if there are less predators there should be less predation if an area can't provide enough food it can't support as much game either.
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    05-28-2020, 06:58 AM
    Predators are a part of the problem but not because there are too many, it's because of the loss of habitat leave grouse or any other upland game more exposed to them. If the ground cover isn't thick enough they are more exposed during nesting, if...
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    05-28-2020, 12:06 AM
    They say the problem with both barrels being connected is they don't always regulate to the same point of aim.
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    05-28-2020, 12:01 AM
    It all comes down to habitat here is a new study from this year Effects of forest characteristics on ruffed grouse nesting ecology in central Maine 14 February 2020 ...
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    05-27-2020, 07:49 PM
    I have a 24D in 22mag/20ga paid $300 for it a few years ago. Don't ever see Savage 24's around here. I had it imported from Colorado from a family member. I like the ability to have either option for upland game.
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    05-26-2020, 11:59 PM
    I've listened to several shows on the subject of predators vs declining game animals and also improving habitat for game species & song birds. For the most part they say predator vs prey balance out. They say the biggest factor in declining game is...
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    05-26-2020, 06:34 AM
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    05-24-2020, 08:52 AM
    It's pretty safe to assume if you get several random unmarked bars of solder & blend them the resulting ingots will be about 50/50 or at least close enough for our needs. I take old roll solder and over hang the edge of my work bench equal...
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    05-23-2020, 08:17 PM
    Between 37% & 40% tin depending on when it was made.
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    05-23-2020, 02:27 PM
    NyFirefighter357 replied to a thread Mri in Our Town
    New standards were put in place around 2002 after a 6yr old boy was killed when someone accidentally left a steel O2 tank on the gurney they wheeled him in on. I believe the standard is no more steel tanks in the medical field. When they turned on...
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    05-23-2020, 10:01 AM
    NyFirefighter357 replied to a thread Mri in Our Town
    When I was a kid I had the torpedo tube style it didn't bother me. The last one I had was more open, I think I fell asleep. I've never had a problem going into closed spaces. I'm glad I'm not claustrophobic, I had a good friend that was and it wound...
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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
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