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    Today, 02:17 PM
    Ahhhh Yes. In our sage years, we see to harken back to the "Good Ole Days" of our youth. Many of our current crop of "Spray and Pray" shooters no longer seek the challenges of developing their shooting skills beyond 10/15 yards for handgun or 50...
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    Today, 02:03 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Olympics in Our Town
    Listening to the drivel coming across the press (Including Fox Channels) concerning "World Class" Gymnast Simone Biles dropping out from current competitions pen her improving her mental condition. Talking heads speak of her being exposed to some...
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    Today, 11:01 AM
    I LIKE :awesome: that key fob.
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    Today, 09:27 AM
    I think a basic Excel Spreadsheet with the top row providing all the pertinent data you want available (type such as rifle pistol shotgun, manufacturer, caliber, and ...... Then going down the data fields completed on each firearm. One can get...
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Prices are reasonable....it is a good sign. Nearly put an order in for HP 38 but will wait. I am good on pistol powders for at least 5-8 years. Hoarding my pennies for Varget or 4064.
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    Try Airguns of Arizona.
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    I am cheap. I will try taking a coil off each of the factory springs (hammer and trigger) before spending $30. I have three M500's (like redundancy) so close to $100 to do them all. If I screw up one gun it is not the end of the world until i...
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Guess I am truly what others ribbed me about years ago "So tight that he will squeeze the excrement out of a buffalo nickel". I also had a guy I knew play a trick on me where he crazy glued a dime and a penny on a rail in the tech area we worked...
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    Yesterday, 01:56 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Sergeant York Movie in Our Town
    One of my favorite scenes is where Lightening Strikes and blows the horse shoes off the mule he was riding. His road to Damascus moment.
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    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    We have had "overcast" skies on bright days here in MI too but I believe mostly from fires in Canada. Things are not looking good for many of the folks out west. Hope it turns around soon.
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    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    That is something I have never heard of....but it makes sense. I will remember that if I ever decide to try cast in the rifles again.
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    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    I loaded up a lot of .38spcl/.357, 9mm , 40S&W, and .45 ACP for friends (including several living across the country from us) who could not buy ammunition or even worse, "Discovered" they needed to buy a firearm and learn to shoot because of the...
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    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Onion crop in Our Town
    My wife is harvesting onions a bit every day as the stalks begin to fall over. We cut the bulbs off, take the stalks when they are still green and chop them into 1/2 inch or so flakes and freeze them for use in Salads, soups and stews, omlets,...
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    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Heads Up For Paypal Users in Our Town
    Like others, I stopped using Paypal years ago. Everyplace I shop online take a credit card so I see no need for it. BTW, hate supporting Amazon, but not enough to pay more to get what I want delivered to my door. For whatever reason,...
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    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    There was a suggestion posted a few years ago to take a slug or round ball, put it in a wad and push it through the barrel. IIRC it was suggested about 10 lbs of force was ideal (use a kitchen scale to measure). By measuring it you will get the...
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    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    Good message. There is no eternal life without Jesus...simple as that. God knew we could never meet His standards and, if He is all knowing of the future, He knew that before Eve disobeyed His command not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of...
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    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    dverna replied to a thread Big League Gouging in Our Town
    I must be missing something.....why not reload copper bullets? I did a quick look on that gouger Midway site. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010418122?pid=896992 Copper bullets for his 7mm-08 less than $1 ea and in stock. I can...
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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