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    Today, 08:13 AM
    I guess it all depends on what you see and what your friend is asking, but if the prices seems reasonable I'd probably try to buy the whole lot. Those you don't want or need can easily be swapped for what you need in swap-n-sale. I picked up...
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    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    That is under ideal circumstances. Actual testing indicates 20 degree temps reduce range by 41% and zero temps about 60%. Mpls junked it's 500 million dollars worth of electric buses for this reason. Same for hot weather and AC usage.
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    this from Mk42gunner; and this from gwpercle; got me thinking. so I broke out the Lee 4 pounder pot, used the same alloy drained from the 4/20, lightly fluxed once with a bit of beeswax, prewarmed the mold at the 4 setting (versus the...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Yes sir, far S.E. corner of the state. I'm 15 miles from the Texas state line and roughly 25 from Arkansas. They've been moving north for a good deal over 10 years now. Several 9'-10' footers have been killed. There is a wild life refuge the state...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Back about 1985, I was a rookie cop working nights. We got a call to a shooting at a local Git-N-Go joint. Long story short, the gun was a Ruger Single Six, unsure what ammunition was used. The distance the shooting took place was approximately 20...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    I have both versions of the Thompson #358156, made by Ideal. Hollow points for small game would be fine if that's what makes a person happy. I've not had the opportunity to try the HP version on deer sized game. I have a feeling it would hold...
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    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Catkiller45, my thought exactly, how much "TOO small" for your Henry rifle are your boolits? An oven thermometer, a cheapo toaster oven (new or from a thrift store) and a pound of PC powder is about all you need. At least for a look see, or...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    They should never be closer than 50 feet to each other.
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    The problem with too much engagement,is if you eject the cartridge, the bullet is likely to stay in the bore. Better to have a good throat fit.
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    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    For those recommending dogs, dogs have a rather disconcerting habit of running into danger, and bringing it back to you for help!
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    Yesterday, 01:22 PM
    Montana has permanent plates for vehicles over ten years old. Trailer plates are also permanent.
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Hunting snacks in Hunting with CB's
    I used to carry some parched corn, some chocolate, and tea. I had a cup and tea bags, melted some snow, and made a small fire.
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    Yesterday, 07:10 AM
    No_1 replied to a thread Applying for a job in Our Chapel
    Thank you for sharing and giving life another chance. I am glad you are here!
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    Murphy replied to a thread rem 66 in Rimfire Area
    My first .22 Rim Fire was a Nylon 66, brown in color. The black & chrome model seemed a bit too flashy for my intended use of the gun, hunting. I have no idea how many bricks of various brands of ammunition I fired through it before cleaning it. I...
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    10-14-2021, 09:59 PM
    You probably can, but how well it'll work without spilling lead all over in an unknown. Why not just buy a proper casting ladle, either from RCBS or Lyman. Rick
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    10-14-2021, 09:01 PM
    vendor sponsors help fund this very fine forum. vendor sponsors who provide great products with research and forum support are even better. If you are thinking shake n bake (dumped in a pile or standup) you can't possibly go wrong with Smokes'...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-14-2021, 08:12 PM
    The Chevy Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax 6 cylinder inline is doing over 30 MPG and it has a 28.3 gallon tank so that about 849 miles at 30 mpg. A buddy has one in he is getting 32 to 34 on the highway doing 75 mph so that would put him at 934 miles...
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    10-14-2021, 07:52 PM
    2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: 702 miles 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: 686 miles 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 686 miles 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid: 657 miles that was via google.
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  • HATCH's Avatar
    10-14-2021, 07:45 PM
    one more thing to toss out there. GSA changes oils 12 months or 7500 miles. Yep, went to have three vehicles dispatched today (its done monthly). And inquired about oil changes. So regardless of how its driven or how many engine hours, its 12...
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  • oley55's Avatar
    10-14-2021, 07:22 PM
    there really isn't any pitting or corrosion on the element, but surely a possibility. why the element shorted is less of a concern than how it could operate in a shorted unsafe condition. Guess it's a good thing I never felt inclined to cast...
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    10-14-2021, 04:25 PM
    I primarily use a Lee 4/20 bottom pour pot, but also have a Lee 4 pound pot I use for this and that (salt bath annealing and small batch different alloy casting). A few weeks ago I was using it and thought I felt a tickle but didn't give it much...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2021, 12:15 PM
    Check your local Craigslist. I've found reasonable, well maintained vehicles there. You might check for government auctions in your area, too. I got a Bureau of Land Management 2010 Ram at a good price. Government vehicles are on a regular schedule...
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    10-14-2021, 10:52 AM
    Larry, for grins a couple weeks ago I tried heat treating some 2% and 50/50 at 450 for an hour then dropped into ice water. Via pencil I went from 11-12 bhn to 13 bhn. I had flat filed four sides before heat treating so I can continue to...
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    10-14-2021, 07:01 AM
    GOV auctions may have vehicles that are low miles for their age but you have to be very careful. I work for the DOD on a military base. We have vehicles that have low miles but have high engine hours. 2016 17k miles 5500 engine hrs for...
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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