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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    Outstanding resolution to a VERY nasty experience. Welcome back.
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    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    I once borrowed my neighbors twelve gauge so I could stand on a chair and start a hole through my cabin floor for the drain pipe from the sink. I forgot my brace and bit at home. Necessity really is the father of invention!
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    blackthorn replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    I have some sympathy for those unfortunate enough to be hooked due to prescription drugs. For those so called "recreational drug users--- none at all! If it were to be one of my family, I would feel bad and cry for my loss at their funeral, but no...
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    06-14-2018, 12:09 PM
    As far as case capacity is concerned, there is no hard and fast rule. If you re-form from another caliber case, you may very well have a difference in grain-weight capacity. To find out, full length size a case, seat your bullet of choice in the...
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    06-11-2018, 11:59 AM
    blackthorn replied to a thread Marvel Mystery Oil in Our Town
    How much added per gallon of gas? Different ratio for small (lawnmower etc.) over large (truck/car) engines?
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    06-04-2018, 10:20 PM
    https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/29100 139 gr and 123 gr in .268 Dia in stock
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    06-02-2018, 07:31 PM
    Mosquito smudge???
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    05-26-2018, 06:58 PM
    The student referred to in the OP graduated with high honors and the cake company treated his accomplishment with distain and I am sure he was embarrassed in front of friends/family when the cake appeared. If I had ordered a cake with some idiot's...
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    05-26-2018, 06:47 PM
    Common curtesy and the teachings of my parents dictate that all people I come into contact with are treated equally and with respect (unless or until their actions dictate otherwise). That said, I detest “political correctness”. That concept has...
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    05-25-2018, 07:09 PM
    blackthorn replied to a thread backyard excitement in Our Town
    Many years ago when my boys were 10 and 12, we were at my cabin on a lake here in BC. My oldest boy and I were out on the lake one evening fishing. It was still full daylight and the lake was dead calm. It looked like a mirror. If you looked across...
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    05-20-2018, 11:18 AM
    blackthorn replied to a thread Kindle Reader in Our Town
    Good morning all. Gail sends her heartfelt thanks to all who responded and has asked me to tell you all she got her Kindle fixed. She did not say which piece (or pieces) of advise worked, but thanks to all. Have a great day.
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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