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    Today, 07:20 AM
    Thank You! I needed that reminder.
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    Yesterday, 07:59 AM
    Certainly can't be as bad as what people do deliberately to change their bores!
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    Thank you for that lesson. We all need reminders.
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    06-18-2018, 04:57 PM
    Contact Dave Davidson at CH4D. If he doesn't have it he will make it. This might intrigue him.
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    06-17-2018, 08:15 PM
    If the barrel is marked for caliber I'd keep it true to the barrel markings. You are just the current custodian of this fine rifle.
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    06-17-2018, 07:47 PM
    It was a combination of high impact on the forcing cone and the barrel erosion from the powders used that wore out the earlier versions of the S&W guns.
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    06-17-2018, 07:26 PM
    Wayne Smith started a thread Saw a snake ... in Our Town
    the other day while walking through the back yard garden (small) to pick blueberries. Brown/tan striped lengthwise garter snake. he got out of my way quickly. I went on to pick. Came in later and told LOML about the snake. "Does he eat voles?"...
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    06-17-2018, 07:09 PM
    Now this one I disagree with as written too broadly and not even seeing the lesson in the text. It isn't "Don't judge", it is "judge justly and carefully being very aware of your own vulnerabilities". In another place we are positively told to...
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    06-16-2018, 04:33 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Baker Rifle in Muzzleloading.
    What I quoted above was written by Baker himself and was the users manual for the rifle. Mallets were initially issued but withdrawn and the rifle was loaded with a rod only. I don't expect the movies to get it right. When loaded with the paper...
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    06-14-2018, 11:13 AM
    Go to mountainmolds.com and find out for yourself.
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    06-14-2018, 10:59 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Baker Rifle in Muzzleloading.
    As to the loading of the Baker, J.N. George in "English Guns and Rifles", after extensively quoting Baker's "Remarks on Rifle Guns", he states "However, upon active service the actual rate of fire attained with the Baker Rifle would seem to have...
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    06-13-2018, 06:58 AM
    Richard, I'm not sure you are aware of how accurately you put this in your first post. Doctors literally 'practice' medicine. This is because, unless you have an identical twin, your physiology is unique in the universe. Doctors have a rough idea...
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    06-13-2018, 06:47 AM
    Your PM's are full. Hopefully that is a good sign, but you do need to delete some to make space.
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    06-12-2018, 02:55 PM
    Shoot the darn thing and see what you have. Until you do that it's all speculation anyway
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    06-12-2018, 02:46 PM
    Mine was set up for scope but needs a rather high rear bell to clear the handle. I got away with using an old (my father's scope on his 336) bear cub (Redfield, I think? - mid 50's) that is a 4 power scope. All my other scopes were too big or the...
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    06-12-2018, 08:46 AM
    Are you adding weight to meet some sort of standard or do you just want to shoot the rifle without pain? If the latter consider that the 405gr boolit was standard for the carbine, the 520gr was too heavy and created the exact problem you have. My...
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    06-12-2018, 08:33 AM
    You are new to the site - so realize the primary critical measurement is the diameter of the boolit. If the diameter is correct weight is controlled by alloy mix - the greater the percentage of lead in the alloy the heavier the boolit will be. All...
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    06-12-2018, 08:27 AM
    First SuperFund site. Google it and you will find a lot of information. Doe Run essentially established the SuperFund program.
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    06-12-2018, 08:21 AM
    I have seen black snakes climb trees and saw one climb up an old log cabin with an exterior field stone chimney by pushing itself against the V of the chimney and the logs. Moved pretty quickly, too. I would imagine your deck was childs play for...
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    06-12-2018, 08:07 AM
    The hard part for me is, and always has been, that if I can accomplish it I can be proud of it. When I was in Seminary and studing Spiritual Formation and working at it I was meditating on and working on humility. Until I realized I was proud of...
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    06-12-2018, 07:57 AM
    Great to hear! One correction, never let yourself think of PT as 'finished'. You should insist that they teach you what you need to be doing for the rest of your life and how to do it safely. In the beginning PT should be healing - at the end it...
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    06-12-2018, 07:51 AM
    Around here (the other side of the country) the shipyards are advertising on TV (!) for welders, riggers, and shipfitters. From what you are saying compared to that the need is localized. Once you get trained be willing to go where the work is,...
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    06-11-2018, 11:38 AM
    LOML is a senior geologist at the Commonwealth Department of Environmental Quality. She stated that legumes are the normative plant for phytoremediation of heavy metals, including lead. So, if this is your garden, don't eat the peas and beans! ...
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    06-10-2018, 08:07 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Smiling in Our Chapel
    I'm glad you are re-engaging in life again. Keep it up.
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    06-07-2018, 10:43 AM
    Unfortunately those are likely to be slightly small as well. Check diameter before your decide to shoot them.
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    06-07-2018, 08:49 AM
    Tasbay What's the likelihood that your powder simply does not have the initial push to adequately obdurate the boolit while Goex does? It's the only difference I can think of. What is your boolit - pure or alloy?
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    06-07-2018, 07:54 AM
    23 years ago when we moved from NH to VA we were curious about this. My wife (LOML) is a genius when it comes to money and finances and kept track. It was truly amazing - the difference in cost of living between NH and VA was infinitesimal - a...
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    06-06-2018, 01:57 PM
    Flintlock with an external (Outside of the lock) safety is called a 'dog lock' - the safety is a 'dog'. Old term. Pictures would be necessary to give you more specific advice.
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    06-06-2018, 12:56 PM
    Since those are heeled boolits Bernie at Old West Molds modifies a Lee crimp die to crimp them. Well worth the investment.
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    06-06-2018, 10:02 AM
    Nope - hard compressed vegatable fiber that you can get in sheets from Buffalo Arms Co. Probably Track of the Wolf, as well.
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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
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