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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Lye works good for softening or dissolving any organic substance including carbon. I don't think it will hurt steel, but I'd experiment first for sure. Hot caustic tanks is what they use, (or at least to) to clean engine blocks and heads, and it...
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    12-06-2022, 02:00 AM
    I made this scope mount, and it works well. Way better than the "dust cover rail" types that never hold or return to zero. There is a front sight replacement called the Prince 50 front sight. you amputate a couple inches off the barrel, and...
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    12-06-2022, 01:19 AM
    hoodat replied to a thread I made it to 33x2! in Our Town
    I just hit 66 in September. I try to not be one of those guys who never realizes reality, or fails to see the humor in it. I'm also a truck driver, which gives me time to think of this stuff as I pass the miles. I've got a file of these ummmm,...
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    12-03-2022, 11:08 AM
    hoodat replied to a thread My son disowned me in Our Town
    Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. Psalm 127: 1, 3 This is Pine Barons thought and meditation for today, and it is appropriate for this sad discussion. The...
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    12-02-2022, 01:34 PM
    Yes I have. Three, one of which was a German Luger. I won't go into all the details, but I'll say this. -- If you have the numbers to report at the time of theft, the gun will often return to you. If you don't -- you're screwed. jd
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    11-28-2022, 01:03 PM
    I am in possession of some pretty old reloading manuals, and thought I'd look back in some concerning this cartridge. My oldest book that I've found so far is the "Ideal #38 Handbook", dated 1951. Only bullet listed for this round was the Ideal 87...
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    11-27-2022, 06:33 PM
    The cylinder gap on the one pictured above is .009", and as mentioned is pretty much good as it gets mechanically. The internals on these Smiths are beautifully fitted and finished, -- like a Swiss watch. Amazing to consider that they sold for...
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    11-27-2022, 04:39 PM
    I'll weigh in with my experience with this little cartridge, and the little top-break pea shooter pistols of that vintage. I was always a big Bullseye powder fan, but when it came to throwing these tiny charges of less than two grains, I found...
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    11-27-2022, 03:12 PM
    hoodat replied to a thread Pit bull mix in Our Town
    My advice, whatever the breed: socialize them with humans AND other dogs from the very start when they are very young and throughout their early life. If you don't, the odds of having problems are much higher no matter what the breed is. jd
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    11-27-2022, 11:53 AM
    hoodat replied to a thread WTS Lee Die Sets #1 in Swappin & Sellin
    I will take one set of the 9mm luger, four die sets. 40 bucks, includes shipping. I'll PM for details soon. jd
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    11-26-2022, 02:07 PM
    If they pass the plunk test, I'd go burn a box and see if there's any leading. Your load is under listed max, if your bullets indeed weigh 125 or even 130, but you're close. Just pay attention to your brass and function when you get started. ...
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    11-25-2022, 06:54 PM
    You be sure to keep those pics safe so that young man can find them when he's fifty, and missing you. jd
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    11-23-2022, 11:23 AM
    In this world, particularly our corner of it, there is soooooo much to give thanks for. Would you rather be the guy who is humbly grateful, or the one who is grumbly hateful. jd
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    11-22-2022, 01:34 PM
    "The practice of honesty is difficult. To tell the truth, and only the truth, which doesn't mean we should not be silent at times," The remain silent thing is harder for some of us than others. It's not one of my natural skills, and I work hard...
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    11-22-2022, 01:24 PM
    If you use ANY adhesive method without mechanical attachment, you will be sorry. I vote for the drill the mortar between bricks. Then you could even use the tapered plug inserts that are used in drywall. (leaves you with a screw head...
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    11-19-2022, 12:01 PM
    Wal, I'm gonna pray for ya. jd
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    11-13-2022, 10:53 PM
    hoodat replied to a thread Old Geezer in Our Town
    When your kids start looking old. jd
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    11-13-2022, 08:14 PM
    Yeah, I pray. I mean like WOW, I pray a lot. I pray with thanks, for help, for forgiveness, for wisdom, -- I pray for the welfare of our country, I pray for my enemies, I pray for the folks who don't know God. I pray for those who suffer, those...
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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