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    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    A guy I shoot with quite a bit had the "skipping" thing happen in his 4" Model 57, vintage 1975. It occurred most often when the cylinder had fired 2-3 rounds, so that one "side" of the cylinder was "heavier" than the other, and he was firing the...
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    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread I will never ship UPS in Our Town
    The standard answer is machined parts and write on the box "Rattle OK" if it's bullets or brass.
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Costco Hotdogs in Our Town
    I had one last week in Helena.
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    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    Taking up where Bazoo left off.......I have 2 SIG-Sauer pistols that feature a full-size aluminum frame and Commander-length slide/barrel (both 4.4"). I used both for several years as on-duty and off-duty CCW arms, and their weight was reasonable. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    A Les Baer pistol would make a dandy retirement gift! I have a strong preference for Commander-length slides over the Government Model/5" barrel platform. Most of my carry guns fit that "mould pattern"--full-size receiver/4"-4.5" barrel.
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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    I had use of a Star PD for about a month many years ago. That is one fine pistol. So is a Star Model B (9mm) that belongs to a friend.
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    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Policing brass is a challenge for me as well. I use the drop cloth method for most of my shooting, which usually takes place "Al Fresco" in the deserts east of Indio or Barstow. I have pistols that use recoil spring guide rods as part of their...
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    03-19-2018, 10:42 PM
    I added half a cabbage to this recipe and put some hot dogs in it for the grandkids to eat. It was great.
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    03-19-2018, 10:47 AM
    To save your seeds pick a nice looking heirloom tomato and squish it on a paper plate. Pick the pulp out and check for mature looking evenly sized seeds. Do it again if you need more. Then leave it on a window sill until it is covered with mold....
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    03-19-2018, 10:34 AM
    Yes climate change is happening. If the Earth is feminine ask your wife about temperature changes as she has aged. Why is it that Eric and Leif Ericson could live on Greenland growing crops in the 1300-1600 but had to leave as the temperatures...
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    03-19-2018, 10:25 AM
    I am less concerned about fragmentation than shoughing. I believe that as a cast bullet mushrooms and expands in soft tissue the edges tend to slough and the nose mushrooms out again and again. The results show in the lesser weight of the recovered...
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    03-18-2018, 03:47 AM
    I had one of those I bought used in 1996 for $250. It was LNIB. I sold it in 2014 for $475, after having put about 2500 rounds through it, mostly castings of #311041 and #311291 flavor. It was a good, solid little carbine--and only went down the...
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    03-17-2018, 06:09 PM
    If your after coastal brown bear I would not expect a jacketed bullet to work for both nor a cast. With both cast and jacketed you need to structure for performance. At minimum you need two. RCBS 200 or one of it's clones is good for deer up to...
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    03-16-2018, 08:53 PM
    ...............I'd picked this mould up many moons ago and haven't even warmed it up yet. I'm in the process now of inventorying all my moulds and would like to know what this one is supposed to be. Looks like a 30/31 cal, maybe 160/180 gr RNGC. ...
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    03-16-2018, 07:24 PM
    IIRC--the Pachmayr Presentation grip sets for the Ruger Blackhawk and Super Blackhawk add about 1/8" to 1/4" to the overall length of the plow handle grips present on those models. I am about 75% sure that Ruger Blackhawk "PachPres" grip sets also...
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    03-16-2018, 11:40 AM
    A CZ75 or clone should meet his needs easily. I have not found the 9 difficult to load for with jacketed, in fact it's a breeze. 38 special is a great platform but kids today want autos. Springfield makes a good product, those that like Glocks love...
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    03-16-2018, 11:32 AM
    We drive 3 hours round trip for groceries sometimes. @ 20 mpg and $2.75 fuel that isn't adding $27 to the cost of the gun @ 80 MPH.
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    03-16-2018, 11:24 AM
    Western ground squirrels are often seen eating road killed squirrels. They can carry bubonic plague and should not be handled if that is active in your area. Like fox, coyotes and other ground denning animals they are usually lice ridden. I would...
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    03-15-2018, 01:01 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    ................As life continues on I've been selling of some unused firearms and other gun related odds 'n' ends the past several months. I had an 01 FFL for close to 20 years, but that was used for 'Receiving' :-) and there wasn't any shipping...
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    03-14-2018, 02:04 AM
    .................This is a PS: to the above, I sure wish that somehow, someway the powers that be would jump out there and re-release a flatbolt version again in original chamberings! I'd buy one or two of'em. This one is chambered 38-55 and...
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    03-14-2018, 01:51 AM
    .................Well, ya know as they say, "Back in the day", Marlin DID make lightweight versions they called (oddly enough) Light Weight models. I'd bought an old Marlin baseline model (26" oct bbl, full length mag, crescent buttplate) for a very...
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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