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    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread What would you do? in Our Town
    There's some club I think in Florida that uses only 20 lb. line. The fella may have had a couple miles of it on a Penn International reel, and fought all day, but their club record on 20 lb. is something like a 8-900 pound shark.
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    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    I'd check around. They're catching back up and are coming back in stock at lots of places. I got mine from our local guy last month after it'd been on order since Feb. or so.
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    Yesterday, 03:35 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Tree Project in Special Projects
    Way cool. You'd need to check into how its dried and all that, but yeah---- its very valuable wood. Even the sawdust from it that people put in cloth bags to store with clothes. In the Texas Hill Country, before steel fence posts came along-...
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    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    Them, and carp have gotten a bad reputation, mostly from people who have never eaten them. In other parts of the world, they are raised as a food source like we do pigs & chickens. Here, you can load up on carp. There are no bag or size limits....
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    Do a quickie search for 'filtering beeswax'. A bunch of articles pop right up.
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    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    Yeah. It happens. I've been thinning the herd myself in my old age. I'm down to what I actually shoot, and the real sentimental ones. Since I started working on that,,,,, I've only bought three additional guns myself.
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    09-18-2021, 06:24 PM
    I'd shoot some with known good, fresh, and/or annealed brass. If that doesn't fix it, I'd take it in for a chamber cast or some other 'laying on of hands' by a gunsmith.
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    09-18-2021, 06:20 PM
    They'll split over time, but 5 gal. paint buckets filled about half way work for me.
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    09-18-2021, 04:18 PM
    It might be practical to take a old pair to a tent & awning, or car/boat upholstery place to use as a pattern to make ya some. The lower legs could be sewed/glued onto a pair of the rubber boots concrete workers or cold water fishing boat crews...
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    09-18-2021, 04:08 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread What would you do? in Our Town
    I'd be cautious too. Saving $70 sounds great............ At least until you get ripped off. And with internet sales sites---- there's A BUNCH!! of that going on.
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    09-16-2021, 04:46 PM
    Cool. If you're a 'neat freak', just remember to keep them clean. One time, my Grandmother went around the house dusting and cleaning what seemed like all day. She was never satisfied with the job,,,,,,, until she finally cleaned her glasses.
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    09-16-2021, 04:41 PM
    Make your own. If you can't find the exact width & thickness, a piece of flat bar a little wider or thicker should still work. The length and hole look like the only thing that's critical. In a pinch, you could do it the official redneck way:...
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    09-15-2021, 09:38 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread A new start! in Cast Boolits
    The .38 has been around so long, the mold makers have it pretty well figured out. The 158 Keith style SWC is a real favorite, and I wouldn't worry about getting a bad one.
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    09-15-2021, 09:29 PM
    I can't remember the exact speed of the original BP load used when the Army was developing it, and the trap door Springfield. I think it was about 1300 fps. Anyway- In the Army's extensive tests for accuracy and killing power: If the marksman...
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    09-15-2021, 09:18 PM
    That's the only way I fill mine when using my home made lube. I fill it about a inch or so from the top, run the plunger disc all the way to its top, and put the cap back on. I do that at the end of a session, so it always has plenty of time to...
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    09-15-2021, 06:18 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread Packaging in Our Town
    I've gotten stuff in boxes, then later the same sort of thing in a padded envelope. It might just depend on who was working the shipping station that day, or if they ran out of one or the other type carton. I've always been confused when...
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    09-15-2021, 02:20 PM
    I like helping others as much as anyone. However, if they are interested in reloading, the least they can do to help themselves is buy their own dies. Something that most people don't think of to reload, or cast for, and is popular in those...
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    09-14-2021, 02:42 AM
    I've had great luck with 4831 and heavier .30 cal. bullets, especially out of longer barrels. However; I keep coming back to Win748 for the 150-ish jacketed stuff in .308.
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    09-13-2021, 12:35 PM
    Winger Ed. replied to a thread rural internet in Our Town
    Getting away from Hughes would be my first priority. Around here, tin cans and a string is better than anything Hughes provides.
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    09-13-2021, 12:33 PM
    Hmm. That works for me. Something else that improves flow is add in a bit more Tin.
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    09-13-2021, 12:22 PM
    In the scheme of things, 250s aren't really that big. Just a wild guess, but your mold may not be hot enough. Have ya tried pre-heating the mold with a small torch or on a hot plate?
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    09-12-2021, 07:28 PM
    I'd look for cleaners at the auto parts store that will work on the leather without hurting it. Use that, maybe a old tooth brush, and a vacuum. Then lots of a good quality brand of leather conditioner every 2-3 days for a week or so. It works...
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    09-09-2021, 12:35 PM
    Oh. AKs aren't renowned for their tack driving accuracy, but I thought those were 100 yd. targets.:bigsmyl2:
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    09-09-2021, 11:04 AM
    All things considered---- For a issue grade gun, and load that hasn't been tweaked out, that's really pretty good. Not sure if it'd matter, but it looks like some of the gas checks aren't seat square on with the bases.
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    09-09-2021, 10:40 AM
    Not sure about military contracts, but civilian demand for ammo is still way up. Last spring, Hornady said they had a 2 1/2 year backlog of orders. Orders for live ammo will get filled first, then the excess production of primers and powders...
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    09-09-2021, 03:25 AM
    I've always felt sad when that sort of thing ends up at Goodwill, more than likely when someone's estate was finished up. And the heirs either didn't want it, or didn't even realize what they were putting in the 'donate' bin. But at the same...
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Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
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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