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    Today, 11:20 AM
    Green Frog (Post #2) said it ALL! A fellow (Jim) had a gorgeous Colt SAA and had run out of BP; he "did the math" and subbed smokeless -- I do not recall the powder or charge -- but the 1st shot at range split its barrel better than a Plasma cutter...
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    Today, 09:40 AM
    OUTSTANDING! In my half-century-plus shooting I have NEVER accomplished this. Yup -- I've gotten FOUR either touching or with maybe two thru the same hole -- but there's always been that (expletive!!!)-one shot which is out of the group. I've had...
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    Today, 09:32 AM
    I'm 100% with Tripplebeards (Post #3). geo
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    Today, 09:27 AM
    In my locale LP is sold by the pound and priced by the gallon...figure?...which, when I had a 20lb tank filled a couple of weeks ago was at $3.499 per US gallon. (The top-off fill total cost me $18.75 USD -- I have an LP generator and wished tanks...
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    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    I had a "want" for a .44 Special, and for a zillion or so times peered at the Bulldog which had been in glass display case at LGS "forever". This fact alone -- it's collecting dust for at least one and one-half years after *I* viewed -- God knows...
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    Yesterday, 09:53 AM
    For me, through many years I was confident with a H&G 148gn wadcutter seated NOT flush (as for S&W Model 52) case mouth, but instead using the top lub groove for crimping -- to afford use of a speed loader -- propelled with 2.7 grains of Bullseye --...
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    01-31-2023, 07:18 AM
    I got a "package deal" from Pyramid on an air rifle which came with a Leapers 'scope on it. I paid the few extra bucks for THEIR mounting/sighting. The unit came and I went off to the range and shot away! All worked fine -- zero problems -- but,...
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    01-30-2023, 03:58 PM
    The en blocs were delivered today -- thank you. I tried PMing you but was advised you're filled to max and need to delete some messages if you wish to receive new ones... geo
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    01-29-2023, 07:15 AM
    georgerkahn started a thread EDC: Knife? in Our Town
    Last week, a dad went to a public school (11 miles down the road) to pick up his child and (a GOOD policy) had to provide photo i.d. to ascertain he was on "the list" of OK people to pick up children after school. Un-zipping his jacket and reaching...
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    01-28-2023, 10:24 AM
    I share your frustration! I, too, came up with similar query re new cartridges and powders -- but lack of availability of the standards I have, for years, employed. The real challenge to me is -- over 45 years or so -- using chronographs, ladder...
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    01-28-2023, 10:05 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Tinnitus in Our Town
    So sad -- I am also a tinnitus victim -- one of the major purported causes is exposure to *LOUD* sounds. For me it was a double-whammer, as I played in a band with my piano centred between the electric guitar to my left, and the drum-set to my...
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    01-26-2023, 06:32 PM
    I have M1 Garands, and to me "the only!" calibre is .30-'06. :) Somehow, I have it stuck in my craw that any/all "genuine" M1 Garands -- like ALL employed during WWII -- were/are in this calibre. I will add a note you may wish to file away: To...
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    01-24-2023, 12:31 PM
    Our good news is only two inches more forecast for today, through mid evening; in the wee hours of Wednesday snow will again start, dropping eight to twelve more inches. Weather map shows us right on "cusp" blue line, so wife's betting on the eight...
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    01-24-2023, 08:59 AM
    M-Tecs -- my apologies as communication has never been one of my fortes :(. I had meant the phrase to indicate me being as precise as possible duplicating printed data -- be it weights, depths, OALs, etc., etc., to hopefully have been read as, "---...
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    01-23-2023, 05:58 PM
    I have bulged a few cases and super-flattened primers in Bullseye target loads for my S&W Model 52. Troubled and fearful I might "blow" this cherished firearm (not to mention hurting myself or others!), I (as soon as my pulse returned to...
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    01-22-2023, 09:53 AM
    Perhaps a tooo-long reply... sorry. A colleague (Larry) decided he wished to play tennis, so he bought a Big-box el cheapo racket. After a few trips to courts he acknowledged how awful a tennis player he was -- so he went back to store and...
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    01-21-2023, 07:50 PM
    I am also a member of the "-0,10" club" with a slight (?) twist. It takes a few minutes longer but I use a set of vernier's to check each case's length. Finding the shortest, assuming it is in this minus-.010 range -- I trim this one (if needed)...
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    01-21-2023, 07:44 PM
    Yes -- to authenticate this I've seen the photo with Brian Williams sitting next to him!
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    01-21-2023, 07:36 PM
    If still availabkle, I'll happily pay the posted price of/for: 20 M1 en block clips, plus a white sling with iron hardware, $32 shipped. Thanks -- let me know? PM to follow geo
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    01-20-2023, 12:46 PM
    I have an older-style General Electric hot-plate with its thermostat lonnng gone (Why it was $2.00 at a garage sale). I shorted contact wires and feed it now through a PID set for 375*F. Also a worthy addition, I have a small galvanized bucket...
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    01-19-2023, 03:38 PM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread Marauder reseal in AirGuns
    I had a leaky Air Arms T200 (PCP) and shipped it to Pyramid Air for repair. They did a stellar job; I was most pleased. (Sadly, though, a 2nd complaint I had, albeit a minor cosmetic one was ignored). Anyhoos -- from both the quick turnabout time...
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    01-19-2023, 10:25 AM
    Thanks! I (hope to :)) learn sum-thin' new every day! I had heard of primers which do not send lead-styph??? in the air, etc. Probably for indoor range (e.g., LEO qualification) use, non-toxic primers DO make a lot of good sense! I was thinking...
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    01-19-2023, 10:14 AM
    Adam Helmer -- I cannot agree with you more re your recommendations, but --with no disrespect -- wish to add a thought/practice I advised for years. In my tenure as a Hunter Safety instructor in pretty much every class I was -- almost always by a...
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    01-19-2023, 09:59 AM
    georgerkahn replied to a thread feline diabetes in Our Town
    Many (those who don't have pets?) do not realize say, a cat, is NOT a cat -- but really a loved member of the family -- like a son, daughter, brother, sister... any/all 'cept an ex-wife. We lost Beauty but a few years ago, and in retrospect there's...
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Happily married w/ both sons grownup and moved away; wife is retired RN. God knows how many years either of us will have... but trying to live the best of whatever there will be.
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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
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