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    Today, 10:50 AM
    Our nationwide employee shortages are driven by "Early Retirements" ( a small % of the issue); and dramatic shortage of Youth coming into the Market Place for work. These are Societal and Political driven problems. We have indoctrinated our youth...
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    Yesterday, 03:04 AM
    I have one I'm not using. I still have your address so I'll get it on the way. Buck
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    06-23-2022, 09:00 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Dixie Gun Works in Muzzleloading.
    Bought and built 5 different Black Powder Rifle & Pistol kits. Last one about 15 years ago. Found them to be a great company to deal with.
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    06-19-2022, 01:52 PM
    I only have four center fire leverguns. Two 92 Wins a Marlin 1894 and a Rossi 92 clone. None of them has ever failed to fire.
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    06-19-2022, 09:12 AM
    It just struck me that Shadow9mm and other readers might not yet have the background to understand my post when I stated that W748 and BLC-2 had similar burn rates. For their clarification; the following is an extract from one of many "Powder Burn...
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    06-19-2022, 08:57 AM
    Below is an expanded pic of the 311291 (169 Grain) data from the same source. It is not as crisp as might be desired; but still quite readable. For both this pic and my previous one; a reader can click on the picture and it will open in a...
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    06-19-2022, 12:14 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread No use for FMJ in Our Town
    I use fmj in my 223 when shooting fox or other smaller fur bearing critters. Other than that,I don't have much use for fmj.
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    06-18-2022, 11:28 PM
    Shadow9mm was looking to use powder he had. He had BLC-2 not any of most of the suggestions. My thoughts - I would start by trying 31 Grains of BLC-2, a dacron tuft to fill the space over the powder & keep it on the primer, your lee...
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    06-18-2022, 07:32 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread No use for FMJ in Our Town
    Almost all my .223 is FMJ (Flat Based open tip 60 Grain) that I swage using 22LR brass. About 40% of my 30 calibers are FMJ (RBT and Flat Based 175 Grain) that I swage using 5/16 copper tubing. Rest of 30 calibers are a variety of Cast...
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    06-17-2022, 12:53 AM
    I have ridden motorcycles since I was 14. I will be 74 in August and about 3 years ago bought the bike I have wanted for a long time. I bought a 1994 BMW r 1100 rs. I'm not giving it up until I can't pick it up. Off road I ride a 1973 Honda TL 125....
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    06-14-2022, 07:26 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Places you have been in Our Town
    Alaska, Wash, Ore, Ida, Mt, Wyoming, Calif, Nev, Arizona, Ill, Utah, Mexico, Canada (YT, BC, Alberta) and Tahiti ( Bora Bora, Riatia, Tahaa ). Drove to all except Tahiti and Ill. Been to several county fairs a rattle snake hunt and a hog killin' but...
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    06-13-2022, 10:13 PM
    My Win 92 in 25/20 gets the Lyman 65gr gc but shoots everything I have tried in it without problems. My Rossi puma in 454 Casull loads either the Lee 300gr or the Lee 452 230gr TC without issue as well.
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    06-11-2022, 01:55 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread CCI 22 CB's in Rimfire Area
    I was in Scheels in Missoula yesterday and they had stacks of 22lr and a bunch of the CCI 22 short CBs. The CB shorts were 12.99 per 100. I have two boxes of CCI CB shorts that I got a year or so ago at 9.99 per 100. Since I got a pcp pellet gun and...
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    06-07-2022, 02:37 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Stevens tip ups in Single Shot Guns
    As per our PM discussion you said it is what was developed into the 256 Win. That being the case, I would start with starting loads for the 256W or a bit less and work up. Sticky extraction is a sure sign of over the top pressure whether or not you...
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    06-07-2022, 02:06 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Leaf ID? in Our Town
    creeping barberry also known as creeping Oregon grape is one of 6 different species of what is called Oregon grape. The type we have in my area (western Montana) don't grow nearly as tall nor as bushy as some of the other types. The OP said his type...
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    06-07-2022, 01:43 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread D-Day in Our Town
    My dad was in Patton's 3rd Army, 4th armored as a recon platoon officer. He joined the army about 1932 and was an old man of 33 in 1944. The stories he told about the things he saw and did make me wonder how he came through alive. He was lucky as...
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    06-06-2022, 12:53 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Leaf ID? in Our Town
    Your further description increases my belief these are Oregon grape. They have some green leaves all year usually just the three on the end of the stem. They don't have a vine as such and the hundreds around my yard have no berries or flowers yet....
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    06-06-2022, 02:35 AM
    I have fixed several MK I and MK II Ruger triggers by polishing the sear and removing about half of the notch part of the sear. Then I add a trigger over travel stop which is just a 6x32 set screw and a nut. All of the MK I and MK II Ruger pistols I...
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    06-06-2022, 02:04 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread CCI 22 CB's in Rimfire Area
    For quiet back yard shooting of pests, I use a 22cal PCP pellet gun with a suppressor. With the pellets it likes it shoots under an inch at 50yds.
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    06-06-2022, 01:33 AM
    If you're getting + or - .001 you are doing well.
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    06-05-2022, 11:40 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Leaf ID? in Our Town
    I think it's Oregon grape. As it grows it gets more leaves lower on the stem in pairs. I'm not much of a plant guy so take that for what it's worth.
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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