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    Today, 01:48 PM
    I am not happy remembering those lost shots but then there are the other kinds. A couple years back during the late muzzleloader season I harvested a spike blacktail and the mystery was why he was down. I slipped on frozen ground just as I pulled...
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    06-26-2022, 04:20 PM
    It doesn't necessarily apply to you but I have a T/C Contender 10" barrel 30/30 and it absolutely loves the Lee 115 gr RFGC with 8 gr. of Bullseye. I have never chronographed this load (sometime soon though) but it feels slightly hotter than my...
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    06-20-2022, 12:28 PM
    In spite of the politics of the Peoples Republic of Washington, right where we are. We call our place our piece of heaven for a reason.
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    06-19-2022, 02:25 PM
    I agree. That is a nice find. With those #1's, the 20 ga with buck is more than just a coyote load. I would love to see a pattern from my Sav. 24v o/u which already patterns well enough for coyotes out to 35 yards+.
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    06-06-2022, 06:13 PM
    I have couple 25 cal molds for my 18" Encore barrel in 250 Sav. (aka250/3000)with a 1/12 twist and my favorite is a Saeco 3-cavity for 105 gr boolits. It is similar to the NOE 260-105 FN. I wouldn't hesitate to hunt deer with it. Many years ago...
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    06-05-2022, 01:02 PM
    What he said. My wife loves the Ryobi for small jobs. The battery lasts a little more fur us by by the time it runs down, she/I are ready to move on to the next project anyway.
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    06-03-2022, 07:42 PM
    quilbilly replied to a thread F-150 gas mileage in Our Town
    That is what is funny about the digital setup on my dash. It says I am getting between 20.5 and 21.1 mpg but when I check the mileage against actual gas usage, it has been consistently about 5-8 mpg higher by pencil and paper.
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reitired Navy officer, former fisheries biologist
Quilcene, Washington
fishing, hunting (blackpowder for big game and modern for all else), rockhound
self employed, fishing equip wholesale


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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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