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    Yesterday, 09:29 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread 45-70 Donkey Kick in Cast Boolits
    45-70 capable of that under all conditions! My first experience with the cartridge was with a friends Trapdoor - 68 gr FFG under a Lyman 457125 - and I bought my first PAST pad after shooting it the first time. Guy on the next bench was shooting a...
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    11-22-2017, 04:23 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    I repeat, Chromebook 14 will not support video download from SD cards. This platform runs off of apps and cloud. There has been no program developed for handling video downloads from a camera card. Looking for an alternative computer, not a work...
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    11-22-2017, 02:51 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    Nope, that doesn't work. I've been working on this for two months, and it can't be done, according to tech webpages.
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    11-22-2017, 01:26 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Computer video download in Our Town
    I already checked, the Chromebook 14 doesn't support this, with no time line for having one available. I'm leaning real strongly towards a Dell Inspiron 15 3000.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 01:25 PM
    Only have one scope with the BDC reticle but both the reticle and program work as claimed and very user friendly. I am impressed.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 12:52 PM
    I have a question for you. What do you run for a computer? I got a Chromebook 14 recently, and can't download video to it from my sd card. So, I'm stuck with going to the library and using their antique windows machine, that takes forever to...
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    11-22-2017, 12:13 PM
    Sharon Barrels did testing many years ago on over loads in their barrels. Heaviest charge was 1400 gr. powder, with 14 patched round balls over that. No failure. The only damage they were able to do on barrels was by separating the ball from the...
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    11-22-2017, 12:08 PM
    They aren't hard to do, but are not a fail safe. I had one rifle with double cross bolts, that still split. A good idea with a heavy recoil rifle, though.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 03:12 AM
    I use 650's or 1050's with case feeders. For bottle neck cases I prime and size only one the first run through the machine than tumble the lube off and do all other secondary ops. Second time through the machine is for priming, powder and...
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    11-22-2017, 01:38 AM
    What book is this from? Thanks
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    11-21-2017, 03:01 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Meat grinder in Cookin' Recipe's
    Gander Mtn is out of business.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 11:57 AM
    Lee is the only one who provides shell holders with dies. In over 40 years of loading I've always had to buy RCBS/Lyman shell holders separately.
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    11-21-2017, 10:47 AM
    Hopefully someone who knows how to make molds and customer service will buy it.
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    11-21-2017, 09:01 AM
    The priests functioned as the medical diagnosticians of the day. Jesus sent them to the professionals to be diagnosed, or declared clean. I do not understand those who deny the grace God has given us with science and medical knowledge.
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    11-21-2017, 08:58 AM
    Sin and it's consequences are real and it does us no good to hide from it. I see the consequences of sin in my office every day. Many Christians live such isolated (Church) lives that they no longer recognize sin or run from it when they do. We...
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    11-21-2017, 08:53 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread been on a roll!! in Our Town
    You are surely on antibiotics. They kill all the good bugs in your digestive system, thus the bowel failure. Get some probiotic foods and talk to your MD about re-establishing the fauna in your gut.
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    11-21-2017, 08:49 AM
    There are actually both a quince tree that flourishes in the warmer, drier areas and a bush that flourishes in New England. The tree quince are reportedly better fruit.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 02:04 AM
    Never used or owned one but looked at them at Camp Perry. Was not overly impressed.
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    11-21-2017, 01:34 AM
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    11-20-2017, 09:07 PM
    Rolling over and taking it is part of the problem. It never should happen in the first place but when it does even if you have to go up the chain until you get to the CEO or BOD to get resolution it does need to be resolved or they will keep...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 06:07 PM
    No pissing match here. The numbers are the numbers. Easy enough for anyone to run on any of the free ballistic calculators to see what effect there ES and SD do for their situation. Assuming very low ES and SD will produce the tights groups is...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 04:25 PM
    It's not a matter of who respects who. It's a matter of properly understanding what the variables do. NRA match rifles tend to have 28+" barrels so the velocity used below is normal for them. Using a 308 using Serria 175 lets look at the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 02:50 PM
    Give them a call and send them the pics. See what they say. I am the persistent type and if it was mine it would be replaced even if I had to contact everyone up the chain of command to the CEO. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 01:57 PM
    flybyjohn please keep us posted as to what Remington does. Some of the responses here have really surprised me. If in fact Remington does not correct a obvious manufacturing defect that would be good to know.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 01:49 PM
    vzerone. We will have to disagree on that. I have shot with Bryan and a couple of other ballisticians. None of them will pick a load with low ES's and SD's that does not group well over a load that groups well with relatively poor ES and SD...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 12:29 PM
    I wonder what happens with the modern substitute powders? I have no knowledge of the detonation rate of that fake powder. I guess if you overload one, you will be notified by parts of the gun leaving the area at high velocity.
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    11-20-2017, 12:27 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Barrel forging in Muzzleloading.
    A question for the metallurgists in the group. Forging steel with a coal forge adds carbon content to the steel as it is forged. Would the same happen with a propane forge? If it does indeed add carbon to metal by forging, would wrought iron be...
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    11-20-2017, 12:00 PM
    I've also got an old red handled one. They're great knives, and I use it for everything from kitchen work to gutting animals.
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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