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    Today, 07:39 PM
    A few years ago, I loaded some gallery type round ball loads into 32 Auto brass. Shot them in my little S&W Lemmon-Squeezer. They shot OK, but nuthin special. Now I'm trying to figure out how I did it, because I can't find a 32 Auto shell...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    hoodat replied to a thread Gander bows out in Our Town
    I live in Mayberry, and work in a larger town about twenty miles up the road. (large enough to have a Home Depot, and a WallMart) I'm not a rich guy, and have always tried to get the best deal I could, and often bragged about it when I did. --...
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    hoodat replied to a thread Gunshow!!! in Rimfire Area
    Nice score!! Any plans or possibility of converting to centerfire in the future. Or is it possible to obtain rimfire 32's these days? I've got a Model 6 in .22, and it's my all time favorite guns for enjoying "boy's life". A pocket full of...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    hoodat replied to a thread credit card compromised in Our Town
    Yup, you're right. That was my first one in probably 1974. Sears was quite a store in those days. jd
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    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    hoodat replied to a thread credit card compromised in Our Town
    I'm pretty sure that when I was a kid, the only credit card anyone had was a gas card -- such as "Flying A". jd
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    09-16-2021, 09:48 PM
    hoodat replied to a thread the price of an axe in Camping Gear
    It would be fifty dollar cool, if I was getting a gift for someone, and if I hadn't read the crappy reviews. :roll:jd
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    09-05-2021, 09:48 PM
    This is back in my "if it moves, eat it" years. A friend of mine who grew up in Hawaii, made a trip home one time back in the seventies. She brought back a bunch of Kona (coffee, and the other) and a couple dozen of these tee shirts. Spam is...
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    09-04-2021, 03:00 PM
    DG, thanks for a great post, and a very thorough one. A lot of us have a much better understanding than we did before. I'd like to ask if you need to worry about protecting the bore of a barrel from the blueing salts, or is it not "a thing". ...
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    09-04-2021, 01:47 PM
    hoodat replied to a thread Tannerite in Black Powder Substitutes
    Seems like around here, they made tannerite illegal on public land due to fire danger. Didn't seem to me that it caused any sparks, flame, smoldering, etc. with the splosion , but around here these days ya can't be too careful. I will say that...
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    09-04-2021, 11:06 AM
    hoodat replied to a thread Shopsmith mark v in Our Town
    They are kind of like a piano. It's kind of cool to have one, but nobody wants to move one. It's pretty easy to get a great deal on one. Typical scenario-- Grandpa has crossed over to the other side and Grandma has to move. What are we gonna do...
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    09-04-2021, 10:49 AM
    hoodat replied to a thread Cleaning primed brass in Cast Boolits
    On a thread like this, I've gotta mention that I've been loading since the days when almost no one had case tumblers/cleaners, and cleaning cases wasn't even "a thing". I don't recall ever being concerned about the cosmetic appearance of my brass...
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    09-02-2021, 10:51 PM
    Gave me a great deal on some great brass. Smooth operator. jd
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    08-31-2021, 12:24 AM
    These guys have been playing good music for so long that it would be odd, and dumb if they didn't stretch the limits of their styles. With almost every rock artist or group that I've loved, I loved them best when they were young, less polished,...
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    08-30-2021, 11:29 PM
    Here's that replacement sight on a cut barrel Bubba Job that I've got. jd
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    08-30-2021, 11:02 PM
    The chinese/norincos are a little slimmer and lighter than the Yugos. Ditch the bayonet, and you lose more weight. you can even cut the barrel to just legal and replace the front sight, giving yourself a new crown. Sight replacement is call the...
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    08-29-2021, 03:11 PM
    2152hq said Another way is to neck up the brass on caliber and then size it back down again to it's needed caliber but in increments leaving the oversize neck as a new front shoulder. When the case will just chamber with a bit of resistance against...
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    08-28-2021, 07:20 PM
    It's probably about time that someone puts a pic of one of these rifles up here. This one is a 1954 Tula. It is a refurb, which means that it has been reconditioned as needed by professional armorers, (slave labor??) in a Russian armory, and...
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    08-28-2021, 06:34 PM
    The SKS Forum used to be a very active place. Many guys were collectors of the incredible number of variants of SKS's. These rifles were produced in Russia, China, Yugoslavia, Albania, --- and used extensively in many other countries. I think...
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    08-28-2021, 04:15 PM
    I've still gots three of them -- two Rooskie Tulas, and a Norinco that I've Bubba'd into a tactical ninja type. I still belong to the SKS Forum, but don't go there much anymore. Doesn't look like many others do either. They are a lovable...
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    08-28-2021, 03:26 PM
    This thread is making me pretty sad. I pulled my old TC Hawkin out the other day and the barrel has rusted pretty badly for about two or three inches from the muzzle back. I cleaned with soapy water, dried, and oiled before storage -- am at a loss...
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    08-27-2021, 11:15 AM
    On rimmed bottlenecked cartridges, I like to use the brass that's been fired in that particular chamber, and set my sizing die to slightly bump the shoulder. If things start getting tight, I'll adjust a little lower on the die. It's true that...
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    08-23-2021, 10:53 AM
    I had a bunch of grungy gun-show brass once that I decided to clean up by boiling in a pan of water with Simple Green added. When they were boiled and drained, I baked them in the oven on 200 for awhile. THEN I noticed that some of them had...
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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