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    02-01-2023, 06:02 PM
    I hike alot and I've been using an adjustable metal walking stick for years ($20 for two at Walmart). They're light but strong. You can collapse them to fit in a suitcase. They have a nice pointy end that you can cover when indoors. A walking...
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    01-30-2023, 09:08 AM
    The value is whatever someone will spend. Selling locally, as you know, really limits the seller. You have to find the buyer that's looking for what you're selling, and they have to be within driving range. And, do you know exactly what you're...
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    01-27-2023, 10:34 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Tinnitus in Our Town
    Even worse, I used to get a terrible pain in one eye when I drank coffee. Drove me nuts. I finally found a doctor who cured me: "Take the spoon out of the cup."
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    01-27-2023, 09:53 PM
    Battis replied to a thread Tinnitus in Our Town
    Mine started three days after I had an "injection." It won't go away. The trick is to push it into the background of your brain.
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    01-26-2023, 03:48 PM
    I use 78 gr cast bullets sized to .309 and 5 grs Titegroup.
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    01-26-2023, 01:09 PM
    I did not renew my C&R license mostly so I'd stop buying odd ball handguns. By accident I started collecting .32 handguns. I have a Mauser, a Savage, a Meloir, a Dreyse, an Ortgies, a S&W "Lemon Squeezer", and a S&W .32 RF. I also have a Marlin...
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    01-25-2023, 02:33 PM
    Is this the method you use to form the cases from 7.62x39? I tried with no luck at all. I'd like to try again. "7.62X39 to .401WSL. 1. Run the well lubed 7.62X39 case into a .41 mag. sizer die...it won't go all the way, just up to the solid...
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    01-24-2023, 09:07 PM
    For the 32 WSL brass, I use 32-20 brass. 35 WSL I use 38 or 357 brass. 351 WSL I use 357 brass. 401 WSL I use 414 Super Mag brass. I don't cut extractor grooves in any of the brass, and they all eject perfectly. These rifles are pretty...
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    01-21-2023, 09:09 PM
    It looks like the F represents the arsenal (Frankford), the number under it to the left is the month it was made, and the number across is the year it was made. http://cartridgecollector.net/45-70-government What kind of shape is the Trapdoor...
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    01-14-2023, 11:02 PM
    Battis replied to a thread 0.392 Round Ball in Muzzleloading.
    I have an antique Savage and North .36 BP revolver in which I shoot .390 roundballs. Other .36 BP revolvers use .375 or .380 balls but, for some reason, the Savage and North is oversized, possibly by design or simply due to its age. It was tough...
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    01-14-2023, 01:45 AM
    If you use PAM, make sure you clean it completely from the action or it will form a hard, sticky mess, kinda like Polyurethane. You don't need alot of it. Just keep it in the barrel. After you shoot, and use it, point the muzzle to the ground and...
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    01-13-2023, 11:42 PM
    I use black powder in my 81. Getting the OAL of the cases to 2.2" so they will feed through the magazine is a challenge. For lube, I spray the vegetable spray PAM down the barrel every few shots. I haven't tried smokeless yet and probably...
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    01-07-2023, 12:57 PM
    Battis replied to a thread displaying guns on wall in Our Town
    This is what I have now for display. It's getting a little crowded. The door on that cabinet is usually closed.
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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