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    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Take a half bag of Jalapeno Cheddar flavor Cheetos snacks and put them in a food processor, pulse it until you have crumbs. Butter a couple of fillets and roll them in the cheetos crumbs, broil it in an oven or toaster oven until it reaches 135F...
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    Yesterday, 08:25 AM
    As a footnote, Lee push through sizing dies are made undersized to compensate for springback. If you have a set of pin gages in half thou increments you can gauge the die and see that it won't accept a pin the same size as the die is marked. I...
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    09-18-2021, 02:11 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Meteorite in Our Town
    I don't think it was very cold at all wherever/whenever that thing was made. The formation of the quartz or whatever it is that isn't iron seems suspended with some degree of consistency, so that would lead me to believe that gravity was much less...
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    09-17-2021, 08:24 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Meteorite in Our Town
    Put a light behind it!
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    09-17-2021, 08:01 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread credit card compromised in Our Town
    I'd suspect your computer is compromised and every time you get a new card you give the data to whoever is backdooring your system when you make a purchase online. Another popular way is to install a sniffer on a gas pump that sends your card...
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    09-17-2021, 11:02 AM
    Good job , Thanks for taking the time to do the test, I came to the 40 late in life, never thought that is was worth the money to leave the 1911 and start carrying the Glock23. but even old dogs find a bone or two . looking foreword to your next...
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    09-16-2021, 03:26 PM
    Also take the barrel out and make sure your rounds plunk and spin freely. If not, what you could be experiencing is the firing pin seating the round farther into the throat rather than the primer absorbing all the energy and it can appear like...
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    09-16-2021, 02:16 PM
    You may find that the Lee C452-300-RF (which is probably THE most favored 300gr flat nose among many) will give up it's best performance when cast in 50/50+2% and lubed with soft lube. This particular alloy takes to Ruger rifling like a duck to...
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    09-14-2021, 06:54 PM
    Oh Jon needs to sell them to afford a few cans of rods for his new welding machine. Yeah prices on welding rods has gone through the roof and to the MOON as well! :kidding:
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    09-14-2021, 01:48 PM
    The deer here taunt you every day until..... Opening day. Then you won't see hide nor hair of them for 2 weeks. I swear I think they get an antlergram from the state every year telling them when rifle season comes in.
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    09-13-2021, 08:16 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread rural internet in Our Town
    Gigabit internet is faster than most hard drives can write to disk so if you have gigabit fiber and you download something, the bottleneck will likely be your internal hard drive.
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    09-13-2021, 06:54 PM
    I thought I figured it out back when I made the post but your method cleans it up much better. Thanks!
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    09-13-2021, 09:32 AM
    fivegunner replied to a thread Out of africa in Hunting with CB's
    Thank you for sharing your Hunt, Great Pictures, Great Story, and Great shooting.
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    09-13-2021, 08:24 AM
    If you can't find data for Unique with that boolit, it is usually because it is not recommended or it is unsafe. All of those are likely to be too fast for that much boolit weight but hey I could be wrong, JS...
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    09-13-2021, 07:56 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Hurricane Ida in Our Town
    Friends in Hammond posted yesterday they got their lights on, only took 9 bucket trucks. Her whole yard was full of crews working at height. God bless those linemen and keep them safe!!
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    09-12-2021, 11:38 AM
    There is also fossilized mammoth ivory, and mastodon ivory. These pieces are buried for thousands and thousands of years and pick up colors from the minerals in the earth, some are really gorgeous in their natural state, some are stabilized in a...
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    09-11-2021, 01:24 PM
    If that isn't a dead soft slug, which it looks like it is a boolit alloy, you will get springback once it leaves the barrel so your measurement won't be that accurate. Calipers are also low on the list of choices of measuring devices. You may get...
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    09-10-2021, 07:13 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Winchester trapper in Leverguns
    I had two trappers about 1989 or 1990. One was in 45 Colt, the other 44 magnum. The 45 Colt kept shooting the wedge out of the rear sight on recoil, and the front band would NOT stay where I put it no matter how I tightened it. I ended up fitting...
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    09-09-2021, 02:06 PM
    You might chrony some of those loads, see if you are getting the same velocity after throating. It's perfectly normal to see a slight drop, 25-30 fps because there is a lot less resistance at the throat now, so it will build less pressure because...
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    09-08-2021, 06:10 PM
    44Special in a New Model Flattop Blackhawk platform is good to 25,000psi which is right up under the 44 magnum, you are bumping the lower level of the 44 magnum at this level of performance. VERY good performance on any game animal on the North...
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    09-08-2021, 04:59 PM
    310 here as well. Rear sight wouldn't go low enough so it went on a belt sander and a new notch got filed in the middle to regulate the load at tree stand distances, 25-40 yards. I think I used 17.0gr 2400 and it clocked right at 1180-1200fps. ...
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    09-07-2021, 07:06 PM
    I like the Caniks. They respond VERY well to barrel throating to add freebore, I have done a bunch of TPSFX9 barrels, all with very positive comments afterwards.
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    09-07-2021, 03:13 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread 45lc oal? in Cast Boolits
    Heh, how can a .452" hang up in a .4525" throat? It's mathematically pretty hard to do. Your .452" boolit is bigger than .4525" at some point.
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    09-06-2021, 04:17 PM
    A GC design will allow you to shoot a much softer alloy which would be great for hunting. A WFN-GC cast soft that you can scratch with a thumbnail, with soft lube, would be my 1st choice for a hunting boolit, with of course the biggest meplat I can...
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    09-06-2021, 03:54 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread 45lc oal? in Cast Boolits
    You can post pics after you get 25 or 30 posts. Also, since you are new to the forum, welcome to the forum, we don't know how much reloading experience you have, but a note about H110 is always in order for anyone new to using it. This powder...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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