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    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    My son tried gardening in Australia, not much success either. Too hot, too dry. He said the soil was so poor, you couldn't raze h3!! on it.
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    Yesterday, 12:14 PM
    Hickory replied to a thread What Do You/Did You Do? in Our Town
    Worked a GM iron foundry. If you own a GM product we probably poured the heads, crankshafts, blocks, rearend carrier, intake and exhaust manifolds, disc brakes, and calipers. And other small parts. We no longer do Detroit Diesel, Toyota, Chrysler,...
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    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    A friend of mine had one built on a Remington model 7 for elk hunting and got a nice 6x5 elk. He said it was easy to carry and shoot.
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    I guess there is no need to try to post more if the pictures won't open.
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    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    The next morning we got up and flew to Honolulu and got a hotel room at Waikiki. View from our room. On our say to Pearl we stopped to pickup a hat for my brother-in-law. The battleship Missouri.
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    After returning from Hana and before going back to the condo we bought some fish and shrimp for the community grill that the condo supplies. Fishing at the supermarket. I let my son grill, he's better at cooking fish then I am. ...
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    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    The next day we left to go to Hana on the North side of Maui. The mountain road was a narrow two lane freshly paved that often turned into a one lane at bridges and curves. The speed limit never exceeded 35 mph and was most of the time posted at 15...
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    Yesterday, 09:18 AM
    Well, it has been expensive flying back and forth to Australia, even though I really like the country, it cost too much money to go there. While I've never been to Hawaii, it seemed to be a good half way point between the swamp and Brisbane,...
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    06-22-2017, 02:59 PM
    Leaving in 2 hours for home.
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    06-16-2017, 09:27 PM
    No, I'm on vacation.
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    06-16-2017, 12:21 PM
    Hickory replied to a thread Patch for cracked block? in Our Town
    Several years ago I was at a machine shop getting heads milled for an engine. The machinist was using a two-part epoxie to repair a crankshaft that spun a bearing. He said it was the greatest thing he ever used, and he said he used it many times....
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    06-15-2017, 03:44 AM
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    06-14-2017, 06:14 PM
    The last couple of years I've had people coming over to pick and it seems to work out pretty good, so, I'm doing a 'U-pick' here at the homestead. In years past I've been taking my produce to the local Farmers Market and I will from time to time...
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    06-14-2017, 12:22 PM
    I've got strawberries. Next year should be a good year.
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    06-14-2017, 05:29 AM
    Headspace adjustment is normally done with the reloading die on fired cases by not setting the shoulder back a few thousands or by setting it back a few thousands over SAAMI recommendations while checking it with a headspace gauge. Excessive...
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    06-13-2017, 08:44 PM
    Hickory replied to a thread Dang It ! in Cookin' Recipe's
    Nope, you need to fry up some bacon, toast some bread and combine with mayonnaise and lettuce.
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Born in Fresno, CA grew up in Northwest Ohio. Was in the Air Force during Viet Nam. Retired from GM
The Great Black Swamp of North West Ohio
Hunting, boolit casting, shooting prairie dogs and sailing
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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