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    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    I have searched rather broadly for a good piece of custom wood to sporterize a No. 4 Mk I Enfield I have. Anyone know of a source for good wood for this model? I think it was American Gunstocks in Cal. that used to cut some fine looking stocks for...
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    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    IMO, the best repair job on aluminum is to have it Ceracoated. You can even pick a color if you're so inclined. It adheres better and protects the finish and surface MUCH better than anything else available. But if you want it to look "original,"...
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    Slug, your thinking is very narrow and constrained. God made man to have a will of his own. It seems very logical that a true God would not want mere mechanical expressions of worship and praise, but the genuine thing that can emanate ONLY from...
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    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
    Lord, thank you for all the many blessings you have bestowed upon all of us. They outnumber the stars in the sky, and we are usually only aware of the ones we've prayed for. Help us to understand just how amazingly generous and loving You really...
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    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    "The lasting characteristic of a spiritual man is the ability to understand correctly the meaning of the Lord Jesus Christ in his life, and the ability to explain the purposes of God to others. The overruling passion of his life is Jesus Christ....
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    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    The best summation of the conflict that goes on within most of us (believers) again and again, until we mature and REALLY give our lives to Christ. He's always in control, and it takes a while for most of us to learn to accept that. We like to...
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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    Wayne is right. Our faith is weak, generally, and we have a very hard time accepting His grace, and especially in really expecting a cure for the big things in our lives. But we MUST keep trying, and repeatedly so. It's amazing, but we actually...
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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    God be with our brother Bazoo, and keep him in the palm of His mighty hand. Amen.
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    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Prayers needed in Our Chapel
    Prayers up for this fine specimen of humanity. God bless and keep him. Amen.
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    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Church services in Our Chapel
    Our church records every service and puts them on Youtube, so we can watch them repeatedly if desired, and whenever we can get the time to watch. It's working out very well so far. And no, it's not quite the same, but when the mind and spirit are...
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    Prayers up for Anna. It's so heartening to have a good kid, and then see them off into the fray. God keep her safe and well. Amen.
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    04-01-2020, 09:19 PM
    I'm still working on two eight pound jugs of SR4759.....
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    03-30-2020, 07:00 PM
    This is pretty much my go to mold now except for a WC mold for my K38 http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=36-158V-D.png
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    03-28-2020, 05:26 PM
    Evangelism was indeed derived from the Great Commission, but more than that, it derives from the necessity of getting all to know the lord. Some, like Slug, are so deeply steeped in nihlistic cynicism that they are incapable of receiving the light....
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    03-28-2020, 05:18 PM
    The Bible never addressed the issue of extraterrestrial life, so if it exists, I can only conclude that the same God who created the rest of the universe also created them. Confirming extraterrestrial life wouldn't have the least effect on my...
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    03-28-2020, 05:15 PM
    I'm with Ick on this matter. Sometimes, if not regularly, we read the Bible with a very limited perspective. That can often lead us to conclude erroneously, and this, I believe, is one of those times. God is perfect. Therefore, He CANNOT...
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    03-28-2020, 05:01 PM
    Thanks, Wayne. You're right. Fear is insidious and terribly destructive. That's one of the great values of Christ's love and His promises. If we accept His offer fully, we have nothing left to fear. Nothing, not even death, can harm us. At...
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    03-28-2020, 04:56 PM
    The Lord knows every secret we try to hide in our hearts. He knows how and when we're tempted, and he knows when we give in to it. But He also provides redemption for us if we confess our sins and turn away from them, too. Truly, we worship a...
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    03-28-2020, 04:53 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    You're in my prayers, Bazoo, and your family and friends as well. Things like this affect a lot of folks. Keep the faith, and remember, a Christian has nothing to fear and everything to look forward to if it's the worst. God never intended for us...
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    03-27-2020, 07:39 PM
    Ghost, it sounds like it's time for a 2nd opinion at a different facility! Still praying for you both.
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    03-26-2020, 08:21 PM
    waco replied to a thread 223/556 Powder close up in Cast Boolits
    H335 and AA2230 are pretty close in burn rate. BL-C(2) is quite a bit slower. One jug of powder on the reloading bench at a time is sound advice.
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    03-26-2020, 08:15 PM
    waco replied to a thread Heavy .357 Magnum Mold in Cast Boolits
    Either of these just might be what you are looking for. http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=36-180Y-D.png http://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=36-185F-D.png
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    03-24-2020, 06:54 PM
    Amen! Nurses get all the blame and very little of the money in the health care system. God bless them and the good docs who help keep us alive after we've abused ourselves enough that the symptoms start to show up. When I was young, I had such...
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    03-24-2020, 06:51 PM
    Lord, our nation is sorely challenged today with this coronavirus thing. Many are out of work and wondering where their next paycheck will come from. Many are worried about getting this malicious virus due to weakened immune systems or respiratory...
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    03-24-2020, 06:14 PM
    Prayers up for all of you, Bazoo, for God's blessings through whatever lies ahead for you. We hate "bad times," but sometimes they lead to a better life than we had. Keep the faith. He'll see you all through whatever lies ahead.
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    03-24-2020, 06:11 PM
    Prayers up for Cindy and you too, Ghost. When the ones we love are sick, we ail too.
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    03-24-2020, 06:08 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread A verse for today in Our Chapel
    Great and inspirational posts, all. Thanks.
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    03-24-2020, 06:04 PM
    Outstanding post! The Lord wants each of his children to be self-sufficient and self-sustaining. It may be PC to be "a village," but it's not the Lord's plan at all. We are each of us, including any we bring to the fold, to be as self-sufficient...
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    03-14-2020, 01:30 PM
    I have a simply rugged pancake holster too. After a short break in period the gun goes in and out of the holster nicely. I too found the holster not very comfortable. I bought the chest straps and an much happier now.
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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