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    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    took an online stroll looking through midway web site and can't believe how high prices are on stuff these days. but one thing really caught my attention RCBS dippers are on sale 1/2 price at $14
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    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Mind is Going in Casting Equipment
    even if you come down with CRS syndrome its helpful to write note to self to get the TP when shopping
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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    I wish I had a turkey pot full of Lino . my Lino stash is down to about a quart size bag but still have a good bit of pure lead in a trash can. I know this isn't the swap and sell section but it is useful to have stuff to harden up range scrap and...
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    01-27-2022, 09:58 PM
    44spl, with some popular alliant powders. I'd start with 6.5 grains be86 or 5.2 grains of bullseye or 6.9 grains of unique these are starting loads work up to 10 percent more and see how it goes if someone else wants to chime in and double check...
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    01-27-2022, 07:52 PM
    ive got a Rossi built 92 I got a 4 cavity mold from mp the 454640. and It works great. I have no need or desire for any other mold for that rifle. I use the same charge of 20 or 21 grains of 4227 regardless if I make solids or any of the hollow...
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    01-27-2022, 07:31 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread US Military going 6.8 in Our Town
    I wonder what kind of 6.8 round they are testing if its not the spc. polymer casing? I think the 6.8 spc is pretty good stuff, the ammo federal was making with 90 grain gold dots.
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    01-27-2022, 03:59 PM
    the diamondbacks are very good scope investment for what they cost in my opinion. and the warranty is about the best in the business. ive got one on a 22 a 2-7-35. very clear bright crisp view from edge to edge. I like it a real lot.
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    01-27-2022, 11:49 AM
    4. What do I do now with the brass? I know I need to clean it and reprime. Can I just clean it with some soap and water and let it dry well? Not worried about it being shiny and gleaming.Do I need to check the length? Resize it? Little bit foggy on...
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    01-27-2022, 11:13 AM
    if you plan on keeping it you might consider a barrel from storm lake or Wilson , might change things up a bit
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    01-27-2022, 10:33 AM
    I'm no expert but from the limited experience I have from trying different things. ive had good luck with decent accuracy in 30-06 311299 using slower powders, 4198, 8208, 4895.
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    01-27-2022, 10:17 AM
    looks like your doing everything right. not knowing what powders you have won't even get into that. there's lots of good data online at, western,, ect. as long as you start low and work your way up with most...
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    01-26-2022, 09:51 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread buying a new truck in Our Town
    m tecs is exactly right, closest I came to replacing my previous truck which was totaled, 6 yr old full size 4x4 work truck, gas engine, with 90k miles $40,000, guess what, when the chip crunch is over and things go back to normal it would not be ...
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    01-26-2022, 04:09 PM
    here's a pretty decent basic recipe, there are many variations like some say beef broth some say chicken broth, I just use water added after drain all the grease from beef veg mixture. you can...
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    01-26-2022, 03:44 PM
    how many have died in wars fought over religious beliefs. because we are in a free country we each have a right to our own beliefs. one persons interpretation of the version of the written bible that they believe in may be very different than...
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    01-26-2022, 12:10 PM
    norma 201 I believe is very close to 4198 and reloder7. if this is right might be worth a try
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    01-25-2022, 08:10 PM
    tonight we had something new and different dirty rice made with ground chuck and a whole bunch of fresh sliced carrots and bunch of frozen peas added when the rice and water were added. tasted as good if not better than just plain old dirty rice
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    01-25-2022, 08:06 PM
    I've been oogaling over auction pictures of those browning 53's for years now but have yet to shell out the $$$ needed to bring one home. I've yet to see one in person at a gun shop. but they sure are very fine rifles
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    01-25-2022, 07:50 PM
    lots of good advice and answers to ops original question. but when it comes down to it everyone is different. I used to try and melt down buckets full into ingots . not any more gave up on that years ago after having sorting problems. now I like to...
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    01-25-2022, 07:26 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Scam sites in Our Town
    where's that "like" button as Denise is playing an old Natalie Merchant cd of "kind and generous"
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    01-25-2022, 03:46 PM
    I don't care what anyone says, that's a really nice looking Canada spiker 32 spl. I love the 32 spl almost as much as 35 rem. with 1-14 twist is an ideal cast boo lit shooter right out of the box. i ve got an old ugly 1964 but it shoots great and...
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    01-25-2022, 02:46 PM
    there are lots of ways to finish wood. the thing with stain on a big project is you need to have enough. I used to watch my grandfather finish furniture that hew made. an old cotton tee shirt and sopped on the stain then a clean cotton rag and...
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    01-24-2022, 07:09 PM
    this is what got me interest in the 26" barreled winchester. the gun broker ad is wrong stating 24" barrel. its unique for sure.
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    01-24-2022, 04:41 PM
    I had no idea Estes was even still in business. I built a bunch of those rockets when I was in middle school. I guess there must be big money in model rocket engines, I saw online a two pack of the big ones used in the Saturn v are $30 for 2 rocket...
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    01-24-2022, 04:22 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Pine wood derby car time in Our Town
    I think that is so wrong for todays kids to have the block of wood cut on a CNC by for hire outfit. how are these kids going to learn how to use their hands to craft something themselves. and all the school shop equipment, yeah, I watch it being...
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    01-24-2022, 04:11 PM
    farmbif started a thread buying a new truck in Our Town
    anyone else been trying to buy a new truck. what a mess. that's what I decided to do rather than pay the prices used trucks are selling for. I ordered a new Silverado 3500 and the price was just a couple thousand more than what I could actually...
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    01-24-2022, 02:12 PM
    for decades now the value of winchester commemorative guns hasn't kept pace with value of the dollar. well things just might be turning around. im watching a 24" centennial 66 on gun broker, its currently bid up to $1325. its used gun but has...
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    01-24-2022, 01:03 PM
    another way to look at all this not sure if it pertains to biblical writings. but here it goes. our earth has gone through several extinction events. when it comes to two legged creatures with big brains and opposed thumbs. the neanderthals had...
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    01-24-2022, 12:46 PM
    lever revolution powder has history of best accuracy as you approach or at max load, would not be my first choice for gun with accuracy problems. 3031, 4895, 4198, 4227 are some tried and true powders for accurate cast loads in 30-30. does your gun...
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    01-24-2022, 11:22 AM
    I saw this 8.6 on a shot show review of new things. is this going to be a game changer, like the inventions of browning or stoner. me personally, I really dont think so. might just be a flash in the pan and I'm sure there will be some limited...
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    01-24-2022, 11:12 AM
    well just before everything went crazy a case of 5000 armscor 36 gr copper plated hollow points we've very easy to be had for $139. probably when things get back to normal if your wanting to be able to shoot 22's might want to take all this madness...
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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