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    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    how much? not nearly enough. today we ate ny strips, local store had sale on the whole 14lb slab, $4.98lb. its so bland we had to marinate the cut steaks in Italian dressing and uncle tony's for 2 days to get some flavor into them.
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    very true, 6.5 Creedmoor is another great round, talk about super accurate, the bergara I traded into will shoot 1" or smaller groups all day long right out of the box with starline brass, blemished bullets, both 140 grain and 143 grain at about...
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    Yesterday, 05:30 PM
    what texas by god says. ive found 6.8spc to be an outstanding round. I dont cast bullets for it. .270 bullets are plentiful. with a 90 grain soft point it will do most anything you want.very flat shooting round. but 115's also shoot very well in it...
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    ive got some of those brass 410 shells I picked up at a public range. I sure aint no ballistics engineer the most I'll do with them is maybe someday use them in a shell display like winchester and Remington used to provide to gun shops way back...
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    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Rossi 45 Colt Carbine in Leverguns
    I only shoot one bullet out of my Rossi 45 colt and have settled on one load the combination works great, the mp454640-255-275 grains depending on hollow point pin used, lube sized to .454 and they all get the same load with 20 grains 4227 and have...
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    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Boolit alloy price in Cast Boolits
    $1.68 for clean ingots is very good. I found a scrap yard that will sell me a 55 gallon barrel of lead, there is all kinds of stuff in it, probably a bunch of zinc and steel wheel weights mixed in. I didn't negotiate a final cost but will probably...
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    01-25-2023, 10:13 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread New Marlins from Ruger in Leverguns
    the only reason I ever bought an AR was when ruger entered the market with a great piston operated example and they did things right, at least most of the time. the only time ive seen a new ruger that was off is when I went to buy a new, brand new,...
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    01-25-2023, 09:11 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread So God Made a Farmer in Our Town
    yeah, I miss Paul Harvey. can relate to the work. my two favorite things are the smell of a freshly plowed field and the enthusiasm of customers buying my produce at the farmers markets. but I've transitioned to tree and nut farming, no more plowing...
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    01-25-2023, 07:51 PM
    miha usually has detailed drawings and pictures on his web site
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    01-25-2023, 07:50 PM
    what exactly do you want pictures of? I have the mp359125 from an old group buy and also the mp360640.
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    01-25-2023, 05:09 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread WTB .38-55 Brass in Swappin & Sellin
    if you still need some I might could help
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    01-25-2023, 05:06 PM
    ive got an entire hawken 50 cal percussion thoughouly covered in late model and early model rust, sat in a leaky barn a dozen or more years. are you up on the latest on shipping one of these?
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    01-25-2023, 03:01 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread feline diabetes in Our Town
    I wish your cat well, and you luck with it all. I currently have 8 cats around the property, no mice, moles, voles or rabbit problems this year.
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    01-25-2023, 10:55 AM
    farmbif started a thread safe food in Our Town
    I like orange juice and having spent many years in florida, and experiences picking the oranges an even having my own trees to squeeze them for myself I know what good orange juice is. but now no longer living in florida I have to depend on what is...
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    01-25-2023, 09:54 AM
    I'm no expert but imagine that when you get into casting to sell boxes to others if the alloy is too soft there would be potential problems with deformation and denting. thus to provide many boxes of bullets to retailers you would want to have a...
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    01-24-2023, 12:46 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread 44 mag load in Shot Loads For Pistols
    sounds like you might be new to reloading. well welcome. remember there is lots of good help and advice here. there are no stupid questions and its all a learning process besides being posted in the pistol cartridge shot shell reloading section....
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    01-24-2023, 12:19 PM
    we got 10 minutes of blinding snow/ice storm yesterday morning then it all turned to rain weather man say expect 1/2" rain tonight and snow might try again and come back Thursday morning I cant complain today it started out at 23 degrees and sunny...
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    01-22-2023, 09:34 PM
    you said your just starting out, great. pistol loads is what you shoot in that gun. I cast my own from several bullet molds using just clip on wheel weights with a little bit of tin added and lube size to .360 with carnauba red lube and push them to...
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    01-22-2023, 09:09 PM
    he left us with a lot of good music. he was a good musician right in the middle of a huge hotbed of talent as he entered adulthood, starting out on a super success career with the Byrds as a hit song writer and cowriter. he was right in the middle...
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    01-22-2023, 01:29 AM
    I got a big boy steel 41 mag when they first came out, shoots well, sure it would be nicer if they had polished the metal with a finer grit before bathing in the blue tank, but it operates smooth and flawlessly. the furniture is very nice and fit is...
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    01-21-2023, 09:52 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Weight variation in Cast Boolits
    let me explain a little experiment I did a couple years ago. first off I'm not a benchrest, high-power or any other type of competitive shooter. if I can get my loads to do 1 1/2"-2" or so at 100 yards in a rifle I'm real happy. I got a new mp454640...
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    01-21-2023, 08:53 PM
    ever since learning about white label lubes when I first signed on here I've been using 2700+ carnauba red and thats all I have used ever since for everything from 380 to 444 in all pistol and rifle loads and have never had a problem with one...
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    01-21-2023, 01:14 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Are these valid rifles? in Our Town
    whatever is for sale is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. I once had a chance top buy Robert e lee's revolver, ohh yeah, they only wanted $20,000 and I donor even remember what it was only the price. they even had a letter signed by...
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    01-17-2023, 02:42 PM
    wow, lots of options on removing rust. I start with 0000 steel wool if more abrasion is needed 000 steel wool and oil, kroi, 3 in 1, or whatever oil or rust penetrant is handy. ive even scrubbed old rusted guns with 0000 steel wool and generous...
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    01-15-2023, 08:18 PM
    you might contact du-lite. they are the ones that make the blue salt formulations for the winchesters. they might be able to provide you with gunsmith that they sell the stuff to. for anyone interested here is some info about...
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    01-15-2023, 08:07 PM
    farmbif replied to a thread Scale in Our Town
    the digital scales like for sale at Walmart, same club, Costco for weighing packages are pretty accurate and can display pounds or kilos. they are pretty much a bathroom scale with either a corded display or wireless display.
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    01-15-2023, 01:42 PM
    that pressure treated wood and poles for docks is the good stuff. the highest pressure treated wood rating. it lasts a long long time on my outdoor projects. dust particles are much bigger than fumes and smoke. im no expert but one of those n95 dust...
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    01-13-2023, 06:28 PM
    no. never lube when using carbide die. there is no need as long as brass is clean
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    01-13-2023, 10:38 AM
    im still waiting for the 5000 cases of armscor 22's to come back down to $129
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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