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  • randyrat's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 AM
    Nice gun pics! I do like the Winter Twig, White with black twigs running through.
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    10-16-2018, 06:21 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread Precious Memories in Our Chapel
    My 5 yr old granddaughter's favorite CD. I love it too. Except for Stroll over Heaven I listened to those hymns in the womb and 65 yrs later there's still no greater comfort. God bless you in a special way.
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    10-16-2018, 09:01 AM
    This is why I suggest a lite piece of wood, such as , a paint stick. A lite piece of wood will burn quicker and turn to Carbon, carbon make impurities float. So you have a choice of two different methods now.
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    10-14-2018, 11:25 PM
    To clean your casting pot use a DRY paint mixing stick split into quarters, so you can get inside near the spout. Just scrape the inside of the pot when full of melt and is up to temp. The junk raises to the top and is scraped out..This results in...
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    10-14-2018, 05:14 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread What are these, Orbs? in Our Town
    flashlight beams and it's not even April 1 yet!
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 05:33 AM
    ...............If you're using a "Big Bore" like 375" or more (like .458") 45-70 etc, a FN design cast 1-10 or pure lead paper patched will do all you want to considerable ranges. You just have to do your homework (ie: ranges) to be an ethical...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 02:10 AM
    .............It's very possible you may simply have a case of "Levergunitis". You have a wooden handguard under the barrel trapped between the forend tip and the action. Plus a magazine tube that goes THROUGH said handguard, and is also anchored at...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 01:21 AM
    ...........Glad you abstained from removing a couple of those pipes :-) I'm sure you would have been viewed as being in bad oder. Speaking of Tin, a shooting acquaintance of mine was the person in overall charge of the physical plant at Riverside...
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-11-2018, 10:00 AM
    BB, you know who will appreciate that gun if something happens... Quite a likeness! Ole Hatxhet Jack would have appreciated some of those newfangled warmers! But then Jeremiah wouldn't have gotten his Hawken.
    19 replies | 519 view(s)
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    10-10-2018, 10:47 PM
    Randy, I posted this for a guy some time back. While I didn't measure the slugs the wads mentioned are a perfect fit and this is a proven killer load. I certainly can measure several for you. These are from the 2 cavity Mihec brass mold bought in...
    13 replies | 421 view(s)
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    10-10-2018, 10:34 PM
    LB, I loaded quite a few .600 balls (2) in a steel shot wad with good success. Will have to get the info on the wad, I know I used a card in the bottom of the wad and the first ball fit quite snugly. Had to patch the top ball (wads are very...
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 09:38 PM
    How do you fare when yo thin **** be froze to da ground BB? I likes my comfort and my naps!
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 07:36 PM
    That's outstanding. Make you some homemade shooting sticks just right for the chair you'll be sitting in.
    19 replies | 519 view(s)
  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 04:48 PM
    "less than 2" at 100 yds." That's not too shabby right there BB. Open or scoped sights?
    19 replies | 519 view(s)
  • randyrat's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 08:44 AM
    "Dip lubing: Works but I find it harder and messier to do. A small can ( mushroom can or small cut down tomato paste can) with the lube in it again melted in a pan of water. Bullets are dipped into the lube base first and set aside to cool. I use...
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 07:17 AM
    Not sarcasm Lloyd, just a little joshing. My point was that '06 you've got will kill anything, however far you can shoot 'em! I fully understand the impulse for a new gun though, or several! I've got the same bug. Good luck and continued good...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 12:55 AM
    .............The publishers of "Handloader" and "Rifle" magazine admitted years ago that they were going to "Dumb Down" (not their words) both magazines to compete with the other 'Newstand' magazines. They were not at the time sold primarily from...
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 12:59 PM
    Wow, I'm jealous! Don't have the back for it anymore though....Baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie, sweet potato casserole, sweet potato turnovers, sweet potato soup, sweet potato fries, skillet fried leftover sweet potato slices in butter,...
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 12:01 PM
    Hogtamer started a thread Dear weatherman: in Our Town
    Bow season has been in a month today and I have not been even once. This would make my 47th year afield with recurve bow but I am averse to sweating in a deer stand and blowflies on any deer I might kill. Your 7 day forecast gives me no...
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 10:01 AM
    Lloyd, if I read it right you've got a fine, accurate .30-06 that shoot anything moa LOL! How many thousand yards are you looking to shoot?:p
    43 replies | 1549 view(s)
  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-05-2018, 07:20 AM
    Amen. Amen. Yes I am saved only by grace, the sacrifice of Jesus the Christ. Forgive me Father this day for still trying to be my own god. I know my vanity is something you hate yet I struggle with it every day, and every day I must repent. ...
    3 replies | 95 view(s)
  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    10-02-2018, 09:03 PM
    Hogtamer replied to a thread Decapping 416 Rigby in Cast Boolits
    Shotgun loader?
    12 replies | 315 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