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    07-03-2022, 11:29 AM
    after reading through these I think maybe there are two different things going on. there are expander buttons on the decapping/primer punch rod in sizing dies and then there are case mouth expanders like powder through and Lyman "m" dies and others...
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    07-02-2022, 08:55 PM
    I really like carbide expansion buttons, I ve got em put on just about every Redding size dies I own, they I think were the first to introduce them. and back then I could afford them with no problem. I wish I had them on every die set I have.
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    07-02-2022, 04:28 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Cooked Ground Hog in Cookin' Recipe's
    one thing they cannot pass up is musk melon/cantalope. they absolutely go nuts over even just the rind. they will never pass it by.
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    07-01-2022, 02:52 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread why so expensive? in Our Town
    its not like I need primers, I been reloading now for 50 years and probably have more primers than I will use in my life unless I do something crazy like get a mini gun. and I researched the unis ginex primers years ago, yes they are a nato...
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    06-30-2022, 11:05 AM
    after seeing all these responses I guess most want to keep supporting china instead of spending a bit more to support fellow countrymen in good ole USofA and yes I sure do understand that some things are only made made in china these days but for a...
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    06-30-2022, 09:10 AM
    farmbif started a thread why so expensive? in Our Town
    looking around a bit I came across American reloading has lots of primers in stock but they are $150/1000 for small and $100/1000 for large it seems. they have unix primers. these things , geez, for a few years Grafs couldn't give these things away...
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    06-29-2022, 07:16 PM
    got to put this off again gives me more time to go to different shops and see all the options available. saw doctor today, he's sending me on another round through the experts, and physical therapy at least once a week, and then a whole other round...
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    06-29-2022, 04:11 PM
    a little bit of dawn, some white vinegar and water will kill stink bugs if you spray it on them. this is also good for killing weeds and poison ivy if you dilute salt in hot water and add to vinegar soap mixture there are some organic...
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    06-29-2022, 02:20 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread primers in Frequently Asked Questions
    its too bad they make it nearly impossible for individuals to ship hazmat
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    06-29-2022, 02:11 PM
    there is quite a bit of exposed rock in the mountain behind my house and I get ricochets all the time in everything from those 710fps 22 cci quiets to 150 grain 30-06 at 3000fps. but its about as thick a first as forest can be. I think my dog really...
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    06-28-2022, 09:42 PM
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    06-28-2022, 09:37 PM
    there are lots of good powders and loads for it 19 grains accurate #9 is a good one.. roll crimp at crimp groove I could go on an on with powders and loads. just check the imr/hodgdon web site and the Alliant web site and it will have loads using...
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    06-28-2022, 04:42 PM
    this just all makes me very sad because it makes me think about my dad who was a Korea vet, not combat, he was army mechanic who kept the trucks running over there. I miss him every day and he passed away back in 1992. I remember when I was a kid...
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    06-28-2022, 02:02 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Murray Lawn Mower in Our Town
    I always liked watching the cut grass, sticks, rocks, rodents, whatever, being thrown out the grass chute on a mower. lets me know everyone is probably working like it should be.
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    06-28-2022, 01:54 PM
    I hope this is ok to link this post but I thought that like me many of you would find this interesting and informative
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    06-27-2022, 09:57 PM
    on one of my model 39's was a rail that probably fits that clamp. I took the rail off years ago and not sure where I put it but have looked on and off for it for about 2 years. the old mountie is 1952 I believe. also some of those rings have flip...
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    06-26-2022, 01:30 PM
    shipping cost?
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    06-26-2022, 01:06 PM
    ok I watched first video. 1250fps is what he got. reloading with sport pistol powder Alliant. says 1366fps was achieved with gold dots in 4" barrel. it is never a waste of bullets to work up a load, my opinion. are you after the best option in...
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    06-25-2022, 09:46 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread How many clutch discs? in Our Town
    it might only take 2, I dont see the pressure springs, doesn't exactly like any ive used. im just not sure. with such good pictures you have I'm sure someone over at yesterdays tractors would know for sure exactly how it goes back together. I have...
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    06-25-2022, 02:32 PM
    I keep the bulk of what I have in raw form until I do an ingot casting session. in a casting session I will melt down say one to 3 gallons into lee and Lyman ingot molds. most the time its wheel weights with added pewter or bar solder because this...
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    06-24-2022, 01:32 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Propane Tank Misery in Our Town
    also if I'm not mistaken the dot required opd valve only allow the tanks to be 3/4 filled or whatever the cutoff is. when the float in the valve pops up it doesn't allow anymore gas or liquid to enter tank. the 100 pound tanks are a bit different I...
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    06-24-2022, 11:00 AM
    next up I imagine will be ban on lead fishing sinkers and jigs, if they having already done that.
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    06-24-2022, 10:27 AM
    I'm not much of a hunter, but I did get a deer this year on last week of season with 35 rem. mostly all I ever cast with is clip on ww with a bit of tin added. the 667 and 640 design feeds well with no problem in my old Rossi and both marlins as...
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    06-23-2022, 07:38 PM
    well I guess todays Supreme Court ruling got me thinking maybe its time to get a compact carry gun. since I have thousands of 9mm that's probably what I should go with. buds gun shop is not too far away and have lots of options available. as far as...
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    06-23-2022, 04:31 PM
    I havn t used my h&g 503 mold since getting the mp 432640. I use them in all my lever actions and handguns
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    06-23-2022, 01:49 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Coffee Burr Grander in Our Town
    oatmeal meatballs, in stead of bread crumbs, gonna have to give that one a try. I almost bought some ground beef a couple days ago but not at $5.99lb I'll wait till there is a sale
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    06-23-2022, 01:45 PM
    that's unacceptable in my book. if the police are not interested in doing the job to best of ability why are they there. they need to find some other line of work. I know where I live we only have county sheriff and state police and if something...
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    06-23-2022, 11:00 AM
    farmbif replied to a thread F-150 gas mileage in Our Town
    this whole thread has me wondering after putting $25 of gas in my truck two days ago to go about 60 miles. when I got the 2002 f150 4x4 with 5.4 triton with 220000 miles back in November I knew it had problems. did a bunch of research online as to...
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