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    Today, 04:38 PM
    wife made scaloped taters and ham last week. That and lasagna are her specialty's. She works during the week so i cook and can only get her to cook on weekends
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 PM
    its suppose to hit here in a couple days. there talking highs of -10 next week.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 PM
    Safety glasses or googles my friend!!! I won't trust commercial primers never mind remanufactured ones.
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    Today, 02:28 PM
    Paying with a credit card can provide some safety. If the deal looks too good to be true it probably is. Stay up to date on prices. Right now, if I needed primers and found them at a store for $80/k that would be fair, but I would not be...
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    Today, 01:58 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Primers are coming in Our Town
    I have $100 that says we will never see a primer from that plant. I posted some numbers on the other thread. The economics do not make sense and $100 million "so far"...yea sure... They will need to produce over one million primers a day to...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM
    heck ill probably take flack for it but i even like bauquet pot pies. Havent had one in many years though
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    Today, 12:06 PM
    for the second day in a row. Have a nice hot bowl of homemade clam chowder sitting in front of me. talk about comfort food!
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    Today, 10:55 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Long time school friend in Our Chapel
    Sorry for your loss and the circumstances your friend endured. It is wrong to force people to leave this world alone. I know that God is with us, but He cannot touch your hand for comfort or speak to you with love.
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    Today, 10:32 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Marlin 336 30-30 in Leverguns
    I envy you. I came close to doing what you are doing with a Winchester 94 but could not justify the cost for a toy. The .38/55 would have just been a plinker for me. IMO it is a better round than the .35 Rem because cases are easy to get or...
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    Today, 10:20 AM
    Very good advice.
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    Today, 07:53 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Meepos Speedlube in Casting Equipment
    That is neat. Never seen one or heard of one. You did a great job restoring it!
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    Today, 07:46 AM
    Outpost, IIRC you did a great post/thread on the .32's sometime ago. It ratcheted up my opinion on the .32's after I read it. It might be educational for this thread to link it here if you have the time and feel it would help the discussion. ...
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    Today, 07:28 AM
    What surprises me is people blame the "gamers" for taking the "fun" out of shooting sports. My take is people either tire of a sport or they realize they are not very good and stop participating. I suppose we could adopt the rules they have for...
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    Today, 07:23 AM
    my dad just passed. Lucky for us the hospital threw out there covid rules and let us in the room with him when he passed. He passed with my mother laying in bed next to him. They had been married 69 years. I feel for your friend. Nobody should be...
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    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    Charlie b, I was at the Ohio State Shoot in 2009 when Leo Harrison shot 1196x1200. That was a mix of Singles, Handicap, and Doubles targets. He missed 4 birds out of 1200. I doubt that record will ever be broken. I had the opportunity...
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    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    Like others said...some clubs are not anal about costumes. New shooters especially are given plenty of time to get stuff. Met a lot of good people doing SASS but I left because there was too little shooting. 25-35 seconds to shoot a stage,...
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    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    Prayers...know a guy who got it last week. Felt like the flu for two days and then fine...at least so far.
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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    I do not know what powder you are using but many should not be reduced by 25%. Good advice on looking at load data. What are your goals? Plinking to 50-100 yards, varmints to 200 yards? If I was going down the cast road in .223 I would...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Accuracy in Cast Boolits
    I am goal orientated so when I do something I have an expectation. Mine was 2" at 100 yards and I was not even close. The gun was capable (M700 that shot jacketed well), I was capable (captain of university Rifle Team), but my cast bullets were...
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    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    Prayer`s sent
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    Yesterday, 01:24 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Accuracy in Cast Boolits
    The world record 10 shot group fired in Hunting Rifle class is .699” at 100 yards. There were likely thousands of groups fired to get one that small and by folks who take the sport seriously. It is possible people who do not compete shoot...
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    01-18-2022, 11:30 PM
    dverna replied to a thread 358 Winchester in Special Projects
    I like your choice of rifle and caliber. Perfection. Good luck!
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    01-18-2022, 11:12 PM
    My SHTF option is the Berkey.
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    01-18-2022, 11:07 PM
    Every shot?? Reminds me of a story. I was at my first Grand. Met a guy who told me his dad had attended the Grand many years ago and never missed a bird. I gave him “the look”. He smiled, told me his dad had run the first post and had a...
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    01-18-2022, 10:56 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Sad day in Our Chapel
    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family
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    01-18-2022, 10:52 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Accuracy in Cast Boolits
    Simple answer. In the calibers you mentioned, you would be foolish to shoot cast bullets if you want accuracy and effective hunting performance. No cast bullet can match the performance of jacketed bullets in those, and most calibers. ...
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    01-18-2022, 10:21 PM
    Anything a beaver can get into to poop in will have Giardia in it, or could. As such should be boiled, or run through one of the better filters, or both.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    01-18-2022, 10:11 PM
    Bore does not affect recoil. Use a 20 ga with the same payload and velocity, and recoil will be the same.
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  • dverna's Avatar
    01-18-2022, 09:56 PM
    When I was in it.. .38 Spl....2.7 gr of Clays under 125 or 130 gr bullet I used Colt SAA’s but you do not need to spend that much Either a Marlin 1894 or Uberti 1873 clone...if you get the Uberti, get the short stroke kit Either a 12 ga...
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    01-18-2022, 03:31 PM
    Good post tazman. I am one of those KISS guys. Some people get too worked up about accuracy when it is not needed and some people do not get worked up enough when it is needed. I "Swing both ways" depending what the goal is. Perfect...
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    01-18-2022, 03:04 PM
    So, after all these comments....who is going to buy one? It won't be me...I already have semi-auto's, revolvers and carbines that hit like a 9mm.
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    01-18-2022, 01:51 PM
    Just wanted to add a bit to my post about "tribes". Family members of the tribe leader will get a pass...most will have skills the tribe needs but some will not. Better not complain about the ones who do not have skills...you are an outsider. ...
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    01-18-2022, 12:36 PM
    .35 Rem, Did you use enough gun...or maybe too much gun? LOL MSM, You made a good point. We never go after deer immediately unless it is DRT. We wait 30-45 minutes. I suspect on public land there is a tendency to find the deer before...
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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