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    Today, 12:38 AM
    Yup. No throat Marlins are nothing new. Size as big that can still chamber and odds are you'll find the best accuracy... easy...
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq1_8qxHj2c&t=103s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm4JmLFdmAI I found boolit diameter makes ALL the difference. Marlins have large throats as it is. Keep trying bigger until groups shrink. My Marlin 1894 Cowboy in...
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    02-19-2020, 10:51 PM
    Each gun is different. You'll just have to figure that out with the bullet you want to shoot.
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    02-18-2020, 08:12 PM
    It is amazing to me how some folks twist and contort their thinking in order to believe that Christ was NOT the savior, whom He claimed to be. It's also amazing how some folks twist and contort the scriptures to conform to their concepts and ideas,...
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    02-18-2020, 07:59 PM
    Amen! I think a lot of us are like that?
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    02-17-2020, 05:06 PM
    Lord, our nation is at a crossroads. Either we are going to turn back to you, or we will turn away, and be led to perdition and slavery and misery and pain. Lord, forbid that we could be so foolish and self-centered as to choose that latter...
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    02-17-2020, 04:52 PM
    It can't just be me. Have you noticed how commonly we strain at gnats, while logs are firmly lodged in our eyes??? Why do we do this? All I've been able to come up with is that somewhere inside us, we DON'T really want to know the undiluted,...
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    02-17-2020, 04:26 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread prayer request in Our Chapel
    Lord, please be with Wally, and let him be healed. It doesn't matter how you choose to do this, just that you leave him here to help Preacher Jim in his ministry, and that you give him an experience that will be useful as an example for those who...
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    02-17-2020, 04:17 PM
    I hate to admit it, but the simple truth is that I'm pretty hard soil, that has had to be plowed and disced many times over to get me soft enough to grow good seed. I've been stuck on doing things MY way, rather than His, and this has led me down...
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    02-17-2020, 04:12 PM
    He's my savior, my redeemer, the source of all blessings, and He's my best friend ever ....EVER!
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    02-17-2020, 04:10 PM
    All I know is that when my father died, my first mental vision of him was him wearing some old jeans, rolled up to the knees, a nondescript short sleeve shirt, an old straw hat with the rim bindings partly gone, and some frazzeling around the edges,...
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    02-12-2020, 08:08 PM
    I can't wait to get it. Going to order a holster from Simply Rugged.
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    02-09-2020, 09:01 PM
    Is that a Simply Rugged Holster?. Thinking about getting one for my new Ruger Lipsey 3 3/4" 45 convertible. How do you like it?
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    02-09-2020, 09:00 PM
    I just grabbed one of these off Gunbroker this morning. This will be my new hiking/camp/trail gun. https://ruger.com/products/newModelBlackhawkConvertible/specSheets/0475.html
    75 replies | 4293 view(s)
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    02-09-2020, 05:23 PM
    It seems that the hardest thing for us humans to do, is to keep our perspective adjusted to where it needs to be. So very, very much is lost, from simply not keeping the right perspective. We see everything, practically, through the prism of our...
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    02-09-2020, 05:19 PM
    Lord, you have loved us when we weren't very lovable. You have led us even when we were determined to every way BUT the one you wanted us to take. You have protected us from most of the consequences of our thoughts and decisions and actions. You...
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    02-09-2020, 05:02 PM
    You know, it's kind'a funny how when we think of the "cost" of walking with God, we always view the question through the prism of our own wills, rather than looking at all the wondrous benefits of having a loving God by our side, helping see us...
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    02-09-2020, 04:58 PM
    Shooters and reloaders are a shrinking lot, and it's so very sad when another one of our group passes on. We need all the understanding and support we can get, and that is in VERY short supply these days. God bless his family and friends. If he...
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    02-02-2020, 01:11 PM
    Unique is hard to beat. I think I'd be safe saying that most of us could probably get by just fine with only Unique 2400 4895
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    01-31-2020, 11:24 PM
    The problem with shooting lubbed bullets in a Glock is the polygonal rifling builds up a lead coating at a much faster rate. Not true. A cast bullet that properly fits the chamber of said gun will not lead the barrel when a quality lube is used.
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    01-26-2020, 07:31 PM
    Accurate molds.:bigsmyl2:
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    01-26-2020, 06:20 PM
    I just don't want lubed bullets sitting around for a month, that's all.
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    01-26-2020, 06:10 PM
    Depends. Random plinking pistol bullets I'd size and lube the same day. High velocity rifle bullets cast of 90/6/4 and water dropped sit for at least a month to achieve full hardness.
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    01-24-2020, 04:50 PM
    Excellent post, and most relevant to all of us today. And furthermore, the main prerequisite to submitting to the Lord and His instructions and advice, is to simply be humble - not "mousey," but humble. When we've humbled ourselves before the...
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    01-24-2020, 04:37 PM
    DT, those are states with healthy regard for tradition and respect for the near universal acceptance that there really IS a loving God somewhere in the Heavens, that created this world and all in it, including us. And it's where money is NOT the...
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    01-24-2020, 04:27 PM
    Well, this has developed into a rather interesting discussion, with many worthwhile comments, insights and observations that have been typical of all the views on this subject. However, I have my own beliefs, rightly or wrongly, about...
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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