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  • dverna's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    P&P has the correct take on this IMO. It sucks to be one of those who either did not prepare or are new to reloading and caught short. They are more likely to feed the panic and buy whatever they find at higher prices. Some of those with...
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Looky here in Leverguns
    I very nice rifle that will get your attention after the trigger is pulled.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 AM
    ill take them Pm sent.
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    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    I recall seeing a video a few years back of a guy who had hooked up a Mickey Mouse set up with an electric motor on a Star and it worked very well. Found the video: There was another item that made...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 AM
    i shoot my head a while back. Up here people are blinded into thinking rugers are some premium high end brand. I was in the gun shop and was suprised to see two 9mms. A lc9 with one mag for 500 bucks and a shield 9mm with 5 mags and a bag for 480....
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    04-11-2021, 03:24 PM
    I had one refused because the local PO is small and did not have enough cash. Sounds like a lazy person or someone who does not like you. Next time wear a Biden hat and you will get your cash. Lol
    28 replies | 678 view(s)
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    04-11-2021, 03:15 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Vacuum Packed Primers in Our Town
    If I was going to store them for decades, I would vacuum pack them. My concern is rust/tarnishing. I plan to do that for primers that will be put away for a long time in an unheated outbuilding. You cannot legally store more than 10k in...
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    04-11-2021, 03:01 PM
    I will be the strange guy who disagrees with making ammunition that fits my pistol. I have very few pistol calibers I load for, but a lot of pistols. “Worst” is the .38 Spl. It needs to run in four of 20 chambers, and three...
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    04-11-2021, 09:44 AM
    Ickisrulz replied to a thread 338 Win and 338 Win Mag in Our Town
    I am one of those weirdos that shoot nothing but cast from my 338 Win Mag. I am able to re-size only the neck on most reloadings. I have not cracked a case after many, many times reloading the cases. There is a re-sizing die that uses a collet...
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  • dverna's Avatar
    04-10-2021, 07:29 PM
    What a bunch of
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  • Ickisrulz's Avatar
    04-10-2021, 04:52 PM
    Everyone is in a different situation. If I were in my 70's, I'd get the vaccine. But I am not and won't do it. I had one of my son's doctors call the other day and ask if I'd like to schedule him for the shot. He's 16. I said no way. For him...
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    04-10-2021, 12:31 PM
    You stole them...may God have mercy on you...LOL
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    04-10-2021, 12:22 PM
    dverna replied to a thread Log splitter questions in Our Town
    Most, it not all, tractor mounted splitters are going to be slow...check cycle times. They will have your tractor running at almost full throttle, so lots of noise. Like already posted, it ties up your tractor. I heat with wood and bought my...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    04-10-2021, 04:32 AM
    thanks but im looking for lower dollar bullets then bergers. Just plain old cup and core.
    8 replies | 311 view(s)
  • dverna's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 11:11 AM
    Not the Gamekings (which is what I use) but still a good bullet...In stock and a decent price: I view casting of .30 cal. (or...
    36 replies | 1029 view(s)
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    04-09-2021, 10:19 AM
    I used to Pooh-Pooh stuff like this. Easy to do when commercial products are easy to get, and not too expensive. I was lucky enough to prepare and build up a decent stockpile. Thus no "need". I believe the current situation is likely to...
    33 replies | 2118 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    04-09-2021, 04:56 AM
    dont want lighter or match bullets. Looking for sierra pro hunters, speer hot cores, nos bts or solid base, hornady interlocks. No match or high dollar stuff. Quanitys of at least a 100.
    8 replies | 311 view(s)
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    04-08-2021, 08:59 AM
    Good to hear that most of you guys are in good shape. I tried to warn people when rifle and pistol primers starting going nuts, to stock up on 209's when they were still in good supply and not too pricey. Some people need to learn the hard...
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    04-08-2021, 08:46 AM
    I bought it's bigger brother...XR4140 with cab and HST two years ago and could not be happier. I treaded a JD 855 and there is no comparison. Think hard about the backhoe. A lot of money for something that you will have stored most of the...
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    04-08-2021, 08:13 AM
    They fetch a premium with many people like "survivalists" believing they are ideal.
    25 replies | 639 view(s)
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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