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  • Idaho45guy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    The differences in adding different firearms can be enormous between companies. I used to have State Farm homeowners and tried to add extra coverage for my firearms. They wanted a professional assessment of any firearm valued at over $1500. ...
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    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    Most homeowner's policies cover firearms and jewelry up to $2500. Totally inadequate for most people here. Adding additional coverage varies from company to company and it is best left to your agent to inform you of their policy. There are...
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    07-04-2022, 12:39 AM
    Just had dinner with my sister who is up from Twin Falls, Idaho for the 4th. She has friends who are trying to build a new home and were told that the wait for a contractor there is over 2 years due to all of the Californians who flooded into...
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    06-30-2022, 03:53 AM
    I stopped by the only one in the area to buy one of their Apache gun cases and it is basically a knock-off of a Pelican case. I walked around the entire store and ended up grabbing some metric deep sockets and crude vise grips. Not everything...
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    06-29-2022, 01:54 PM
    Maybe the stock design has something to do with it? The angles might transmit more energy to the shooter on the Marlin. I know that my Henry Black rifle has less felt recoil than my Marlin 1894 with the same exact loads and the Henry being at...
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    06-24-2022, 12:31 AM
    My brother has the original JM 1895 All-Weather in .45-70. We shot it once for groups at 100 yds and it was the most painful rifle I've ever shot. Made my eyeballs hurt. Bad groups as well. But, good enough for black bear hunting and the 50...
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    06-23-2022, 04:15 AM
    I used to live in Prescott, and really enjoyed it. Perfect balance of the seasons with some beautiful terrain. My folks winter in Yuma, and summer in Idaho. Would love to do that some day as well. My dad recently won a county auction in...
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    06-22-2022, 03:33 PM
    I called and got Mr. Olson on the line. Very pleasant gentleman. Seems they hired a new assembler that did a batch of sights wrong like mine and they hoped they had gotten all of them fixed. But, seems like only two made it out; mine and another...
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    06-19-2022, 10:07 PM
    RCBS press looks normal, as do the dies, but the Lee dies are a mystery to me. No idea what they are used in. May have to list them on Ebay if they are collectible.
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    06-19-2022, 10:01 PM
    Unloaded every thing and did a count. Quite the haul.. 6 sets of RCBS dies and 2 sets of Lee dies. 8 lbs of powder, half unopened, only one half full(Bullseye) and the rest full or nearly full. 2200 bullets in .38/.357, .44 Mag, .30 cal,...
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    06-19-2022, 01:49 AM
    My stepdad gave me his entire stash of reloading equipment and components. I don't think he has reloaded a single round since the late 70's or early 80's. So, obviously not an avid reloader and the entire stash fit in a large plastic tub. ...
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    06-18-2022, 08:42 PM
    Got the sight and it says it was ordered on June 5th. I checked my bank statement and sure enough; I paid for them on June 6th. My memory is obviously failing. Less than two weeks for a sight is certainly acceptable. However, when I went to...
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    06-17-2022, 03:59 PM
    I used to live in Chino Valley and found it a bit trashy and ugly. But the best 870 gunsmith in the world lived there and did some work for me on a shotgun. No idea what is has to do with Coleman, TX. Both appear to be small towns in the high...
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    06-16-2022, 03:13 PM
    I refuse to do business with Optics Planet after hearing all of the horror stories on multiple gun forums. Their business plan is apparently to list items for sale that they don't have, and then ship them whenever they get them in, which in the...
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    06-16-2022, 04:41 AM
    I grew up in the Pacific Northwest in Idaho, so it is what I am accustomed to. Beautiful mountains, low humidity, not too bad with bugs, no rattlesnakes, mild summers with temps rarely reaching 100 degrees and winters being occasionally nasty,...
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    06-16-2022, 04:22 AM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread Places you have been in Our Town
    US states I've lived in? Idaho, Washington, Iowa, California, Tennessee, Arizona, and Hawaii. US states I've visited? The before mentioned plus MT, ND, SD, UT, NV, NE, MN, MO, OK, KS, CO, NM, TX, OR, FL, and GA. Countries include Mexico,...
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    06-16-2022, 03:12 AM
    Yep. It's hard to face reality. My dad is 80, diabetic, can't hardly walk, yet keeps talking about buying a new camper to use for fishing trips and hunting trips. He desperately needs to be in a retirement home with CNA's. Every time I try to...
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Been hunting and shooting since I was 12 years old and am now an old fart at 52.
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Idaho/Washington border
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Love the outdoors! Love guns, knives, off-roading, horses, camping, and everything manly.
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Corporate Security.

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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