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    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Planting tomatoes in Our Town
    5 gal plastic pails to cover. What we always used
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    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    I've been using one of these for a couple of years. I keep it in the garage and move it outside to clamp on the edge of a table as needed. Can't beat this small vice The HF XY Vice is also a good value for home use. I use it with my small HF...
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    05-15-2022, 12:48 PM
    Wrong on both counts
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    05-15-2022, 12:27 PM
    I don't think any current manuals list a blue dot load I have a few in a couple of old manuals and tried them. They worked but were dirty enough I didn't think it worth doing again. All were for heavier cast that I don't use much in the 38sp. While...
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    05-13-2022, 06:26 PM
    Wife was raised by military lifer, first husband also retired but was never "into" firearms. Met me. The other day after i left for work she was sitting on the couch knitting when the wind blew a door open. She grabbed her Shield and investigated. ...
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    05-13-2022, 06:22 PM
    Boy this thread struck a chord. Wife's son was good. Liked shooting but didn't own a gun. Pro NRA and 2cd. Met and married a school teacher born and raised in NY. Talked him into being a teacher, too. Now wont let a gun in the house and voted for...
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    05-10-2022, 07:43 AM
    jonp replied to a thread Had to buy a tire in Our Town
    Local used tire shops here run on cash
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    05-08-2022, 04:54 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Had to buy a tire in Our Town
    Trash? All tires sold in the U.S. must pass min requirements by the FHA as safe. The wear, temp and grip ratings are right on the tire. Grip yourself, you don't need to spend $1,000 to get a set of tires that work for what you want. Case in point,...
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    05-07-2022, 02:49 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Bought a Smoker Tube in Cookin' Recipe's
    Next time i think i will "cold smoke" the bacon for 3-4 hours. We will eat it on hamburgers, breakfast and crumble the rest over a garden salad
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    05-07-2022, 02:28 PM
    Never heard of those. We are using a Cabelas vacuum sealer and it works great on meat and fish. Year old chicken or hamburger tastes like it was done yesterday. Liquid like spaghetti sauce is canned.
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    05-07-2022, 02:23 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Homemade Ketchup in Cookin' Recipe's
    Im with you there. Ive tried a couple copycat and was left wondering what they were thinking.
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    05-07-2022, 02:20 PM
    Wanted to try smoked ribs but didnt want to invest in a smoker. Ran across a smoker tube which is a stainless tube with lots of holes in it. Fill with pellets, light it up then blow out and smoke on a gas grill. Lasts about 4hrs. First up smoked...
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    05-05-2022, 07:13 PM
    jonp replied to a thread I am hoping for a favor... in Our Town
    Closest I have are 140gr.
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    05-05-2022, 07:02 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Had to buy a tire in Our Town
    I got just about 80,000 on a set of Yokohama's and I wasn't gentil. Full load of wood on gravel roads etc. Now we order tires online and Amazon drops them in the yard. $75 pays to get them mounted and balanced at the used tire place. Saved over...
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    05-05-2022, 07:00 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Had to buy a tire in Our Town
    Our shop does that with semi tires. I've got 20,000 on one with no problems. I put a plug in one of my pick up tires a few years ago. No problems but I marked it and make sure it's in the rear
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    05-02-2022, 05:38 PM
    IDK but a big bear is not something I'd rely on a handgun for. That said, I'll take more 10mm rounds loaded as hot as the gun will take so I can empty everything and pray. Pull the trigger faster more times and hope for the best.
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    05-02-2022, 05:36 PM
    Someone mentioned the primers which would be a question for me and also the barrel life. That pressure seems awful hot and what powder are we jamming into the 223 to get to that?
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    05-02-2022, 05:35 PM
    Yup and how much are boxes of those Etronix going for now? Seemed like a silly idea to me to save a few milliseconds in lock time.
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    05-02-2022, 05:33 PM
    Can't you shoot both from the 454? That would make this a no brainer I would think
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    05-02-2022, 05:31 PM
    Looks almost NIB. Wait...what do you mean you have "so much Varget on hand" (sic) Nice rifle
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    05-02-2022, 05:29 PM
    What Winger Ed said. Never measured.
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    05-02-2022, 04:32 PM
    When anyone mentions Stolen Valor I always immediately think of the King Of All, Nick Androvsky AKA "MSGT Soup Sandwich" Dude showed up at his step sons graduation at Ft Benning dressed up like a Halloween Project. Even had an Antarctic Service...
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    05-02-2022, 04:27 PM
    Several. When I was more active in Patriot Guard Riders we kept a sharp eye out and caught a few. Mostly it was right at the start of Iraq when everyone wanted to be a hero. One guy with us served during Vietnam and was a Vietnam Vet but he always...
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    05-01-2022, 02:08 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Homemade Ketchup in Cookin' Recipe's
    Yes, looked at it and your right but....cheaper to make your own and i try not to buy any Heinz products in my own little jihad against Lurch
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    05-01-2022, 02:00 PM
    Definate must have book
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    05-01-2022, 01:54 PM
    Am i missing something? The rooster wasn't next door waking her up at 0300 every morning. I dont get this.
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    05-01-2022, 05:44 AM
    Yes, that is what I'm referring to but didn't know what to call them so figured "side plate" would make it clear what I was pointing at. I should have said "flat sided frame with a step in the side" like you did or something else.
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    05-01-2022, 05:42 AM
    Maybe but a set of RCBS 50-110 used dies at $250 seemed a bit much to me although I've never bought any. The modern pistols and rifles were ok priced. This gunshow has one good purpose in my view. If your thinking of a rifle, shotgun or pistol all...
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    04-30-2022, 05:32 PM
    Are you using SPM primers? That can tweak a load higher. I tipped a fellow worker to this who just couldnt get there and with a different slightly slower powder and mag primers made it
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    04-30-2022, 05:22 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Homemade Ketchup in Cookin' Recipe's
    We are trying to get away from corn syrup. It's not good for you at all as are all seed oils. We are making our own ketchup, mayonnaise and bbq sauce. Cheaper than buying it plus you can tweak it how you like it by adding garlic. Lot's of garlic
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    04-30-2022, 05:13 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Blue Wonder in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    Thanks. I have a corncob 12g sitting in the corner i have been eyeing as a summer project
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    04-30-2022, 05:08 PM
    jonp replied to a thread Naomi Judd in In Remembrance
    Oh, that's too bad but i've not seen many "died of mental illness" obits. Is that a thing, now? Great talent lost.
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    04-30-2022, 05:02 PM
    Wasn't the price but the scammer tactics. The ETR7 of which i still have near 8lbs is very good powder, though. CB-1 i think it was sleuthed to be. Quite happy with its performance
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    04-30-2022, 04:42 PM
    Went to the show today and as usual didnt buy a firearm but came close to getting a SW M&P 40cal marked from my home State Police. Turn in gun. Lot's of people there buying firearms in particular long guns. More than i remember other shows lots...
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    04-30-2022, 07:50 AM
    Are you sure that the barrel is 43 Egyptian? Is it original to the rifle? Asking because all of the research I've done on the 43 after buying an Argentine does not show a round receiver like that, all the Rem #1 have distinct side plates. In fact,...
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    04-30-2022, 07:31 AM
    I've used SPP with my 357 Mag. I use them with the faster powders like 231, bullseye and Promo for light to med loads with no problems. The SPM I save for slower powders like W296/H110 when heading for top velocity for hunting. Like Winelover...
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Grew up in rural VT on the Quebec border hunting, fishing and trapping. Worked on a dairy farm, cut pulp etc. Paratrooper and was in on the Grenada vacation, Degree in Wildlife Biology with minors in Behavior and Organic Chemistry. Staff Biologist in an environmental company, helped write one of the 10yr Mgt Plans for The Grand Canyon, cruised timber then started driving a truck. 3.5 million safe miles and counting. Been to all lower 48 and most of Canada. Traveled all over the world from very bad places to good but The USA is the best place on this world
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