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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Once fired brass???? in Our Town
    if its once fired most brass will reload several times no problem, with annealing even more and lighter loads do not expand brass to extremes. the more the brass is worked or stretched the less times it will reload before developing cracks and...
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    06-21-2021, 07:07 PM
    I saw a documentary of the same title now I need to read that book, Winchester sure changed things when they turned him down and big chief at Remington died forcing browning too seek manufacturers in Japan and elsewhere to produce his designs. I...
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    06-21-2021, 06:31 PM
    never tried cinnamon or curry I been making bar b due rub with equal parts , about 1/2 cup each salt raw sugar smoked paprika maybe at least 4 tablespoons garlic powder, can never use too much garlic on pork or chicken 1 tablespoon onion...
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    06-21-2021, 05:25 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Chain Saw advice needed in Our Town
    easy fix as long as you have the proper screwdriver bits. like previously posted lots of step bested instructions online. if stihl dealer doesn't stock parts for repair contact bailey's. or if your daring, farmertec makes clone stihl parts can be...
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    06-20-2021, 08:49 PM
    ive used an old hickory hammer handle as long as ive had 4 cavity moulds to knock the sprue plate and knock on handle hinge when bullets don't want to drop out. when hands get tired I just quit for time being. ive got chronic severe arthritis and...
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    06-20-2021, 06:45 PM
    much like in a 30-30 or other lever gun or for that matter tube fed gun a round nose bullet is going to just as safe as a flat nose bullet. so ive believed all my life.
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    06-20-2021, 02:34 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Rossi m92 puma in Leverguns
    I've got same gun with same problem, interarms imported pre safety Rossi 92 in 357mag, 358156 in 357 mag brass both feeds and shoots great. mp 359125 also works well. gun is very picky as to what cycles smoothly or at all through it. perfect...
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    06-20-2021, 10:04 AM
    im not too sure about metal cans, I think there is a reason why the powder companies stopped selling powder in metal cans. I would reuse empty powder bottles and jugs, just being absolutely sure to paint over or remove old labels and label them...
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    06-19-2021, 07:23 PM
    farmbif started a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    pulling up youtube there are all these current videos about drought, 1200 year drought in US, how crops are going to fail forcing food prices up, etc etc etc got me remembering back about a dozen years go of so reading how the Bush family bought...
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    06-18-2021, 09:02 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Lyman 37582 loads in Leverguns
    I don't have experience with 37582 but basically fill the case with 4198 or 1680, because it seats so deeply compared to 200 gr or 220 gr jacketed bullets. that's been my experience. I asked techs at western powder for data using cast in 375 wi...
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    06-18-2021, 08:45 PM
    I don't have any cheap shotguns to try this out with but do have a buldged barrel for the 1100 that I guess I could try it with. rock salt---I'm thinking the stuff used for making ice cream might fit the bill, I'm not sure. first thing I guess is...
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    06-18-2021, 08:16 PM
    has anyone actually made a rock salt shotgun load? I have vivid memory from childhood of being warned by elders not to even try to cut through a certain cornfield down the road because the old man down there would blast you with a shotgun load of...
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    06-18-2021, 08:09 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Nosy Neighbors in Our Town
    I read the title wrong, was thinking noisey neighbors, yeah, I guess I'm the noisey neighbor shooting out back all time. but fortunately don't have nosy neighbors. aint hardly nobody ever come down the driveway unless they are invited. guess with...
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    06-18-2021, 07:57 PM
    if I'm not mistaken I think I might have one of the last Lymans made for the Mauser if they don't make them anymore, I'll have to dig it out and check to see exactly what it is, I picked it up when Lyman was clearing out their warehouse. I bought it...
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    06-18-2021, 07:38 PM
    I have not put my hands on that old Lyman mold yet, but 358430 just might be it. gotta find that bag of old 38 moulds. ive got several for 35 whelen, 35 rem, 357mag but my classic Remington 700 in 35 whelen shoots real well with NOE COPY OF RCBS...
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    06-18-2021, 07:18 PM
    I know what the news is saying about heat, drought and fires this year but what's it like on the ground where you are? here at the edge of the smokies in Tennessee we had a week of rain and cool spell but that seems to be over, the ground is drying...
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    06-18-2021, 11:28 AM
    both the same as far as I know
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    06-18-2021, 11:02 AM
    if you go back through the old Lyman manuals or RCBS cast bullet manual there is load data using 4227 peppered throughout them in both rifle and pistol loads. most recently I've been getting my most accurate 1200fps 45 colt carbine loads using 20...
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    06-18-2021, 10:55 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread A new federal holiday. in Our Town
    im not sure about 44 holiday days for fed workers, actual fed holidays I thought were less than dozen. if this how it is with federal job its not much different than a good corporate job like the one I had before being run out of it by affirmative...
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    06-17-2021, 11:16 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread A new federal holiday. in Our Town
    not for nothing on the Wall Street, stock and bond market thing.. if you look through history the markets just may be way past due for a major correction.... any good excuse will do when the richest folks in the world decide to consolidate wealth...
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    06-17-2021, 06:57 PM
    I dug out my Lyman 245496 and put it up on swapping and selling just for dme72 its there if you want if not that's ok too
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    06-17-2021, 05:21 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Looks like a scam to me in Our Town
    don't know where you got it, email, sometimes just opening email from scam artists can jeopardize integrity of your computer. that's what ive been told anyway I rarely even open much of anything anymore. but since you opened it you could fill out...
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    06-16-2021, 08:36 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Window unit AC in Our Town
    in my old house, pre civil war, that's all I have is one 5000 btu window unit. even in hottest summer my electric bill might go as high as $75, but we have inexpensive TVA COOP electricity here. and this little thing will freeze us out if turned...
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    06-16-2021, 12:58 PM
    ok my first time listing anything here, bear with me if I make error, I don't do online money, payment by us postal money order. first person who says they want item and sends pm gets item. I've tried but can no longer post pictures here so if you...
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    06-16-2021, 11:13 AM
    I found old Lyman mold its a 245496, never been out of the box, looking through my dwindling stash of Lino I won't be sending any cast bullets through my old savage 243. its just too accurate and effective with jacketed 100 grain soft points
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    06-16-2021, 09:13 AM
    those were the days
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    06-16-2021, 09:03 AM
    just a question about ease of use for these programs and 3d printer. my programming experience was limited to a summer class at Duke when I was 14, learned Cobol and used giant punch card computer. I struggled though it and made me quickly realize,...
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    06-16-2021, 08:43 AM
    seems everything causes cancer these days from cell phones causing brain cancer to the sun causing skin cancer and dang weed killer for the lawn can kill ya dead . yup, me personally, I hate being sick and try to limit my exposure to stuff that's...
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    06-15-2021, 08:30 PM
    I have note in my reload book 300 blk out 220 gr jacketed blem bullet 9 grains lil gun, 2.26" col. 1050 fps
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    06-15-2021, 05:56 PM
    I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure Speer would have tested the loads they put in book using state of the art at the time which was copper crusher pressure testing equipment, or whatever its called. when newer equipment was developed it was found to...
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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