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    Today, 08:19 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Stump Remover Chemicals in Our Town
    I've seen video of a guy who used a bag of charcoal in winter. Drilled a central hole in stump then drilled a couple of smaller air holes into that from the sides to allow air to get in. Fill the cavity with charcoal and light it up. After a...
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    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    I have 2 .32 revolvers and an old rolling block relined to shoot .32sw long. Count me in!
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    01-25-2023, 10:30 PM
    Good days and bad ones. The good news is she continues to lose weight on her diet. Her doctor had her cut her Metformin dose in half after seeing her and seeing her glucose numbers. This is all good long term news. Just going to take some time to...
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    01-24-2023, 07:03 AM
    Bit pricey for my taste. I really can't see buying one in 5.56. 7.62x39 I already have a SKS plus a handi rifle. Also have .300BO handi rifle. The 8mm Kurtz is interesting but not interesting enough to get around the price tag. While I agree that it...
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    01-22-2023, 10:13 PM
    Gabapentin worked but she was seeing and hearing all kinds of things that were not there. Lyrica is her main one along with some codine 4's for pain.
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    01-22-2023, 06:59 PM
    the testing by lead pencil seems like a good way to go....I reloaded some "harder cast" boolits given to me,for a mate to use in his .44magnum...pushed along with 6grns of ap50 shotgun powder..mild load..he shot bailed boar at close range,boar was...
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    01-22-2023, 01:21 AM
    double like that one....
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    01-21-2023, 09:52 PM
    Yeah I'd be interested in one of those also I think.
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    01-20-2023, 06:19 AM
    I had a black lab that I was teaching to retrieve when harvest season came. We did most of the training after 10 at night when I got home. A year later I could handle and throw a quarter, or a single car key, with her eyes covered into an uncut...
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    01-20-2023, 12:35 AM
    yip Ive seen dogs dive down n get rocks..mate had a labradore /ridgeback cross who would dive under water and bring back ducklings without ruffling the feathers,she would heal cattle extremely hard and was dynamite holder of pigs. teaching a...
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    01-19-2023, 12:15 AM
    why not just use trailboss???? far too easy to make up loads using it...lee spoons make it easier still,just pick spoon smaller than the one for your regular charge of regular powder and have at it. if you want reduced for reduced recoil,go lighter...
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    01-17-2023, 07:30 AM
    I agree with Don Verna. My 12 ga buckshot loads are more tactical loads. Lower speed, lower recoil, 9 pellets of #1 buck (30 caliber) with cornmeal filler and an overshot card. Inside the house my 12 ga 879 wingmaster is loaded with 5 rounds of...
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    01-16-2023, 10:36 PM
    ran the last 4 cases through dies yesterday to pop out spent primers,then used lyman pocket tools to ream them somewhat...yes very tight and quite a bit of material removed off the sides of cases...HOPEFULLY that will be end of issues with them......
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    01-15-2023, 09:53 AM
    I agree with garandrus, you want bullet size 1 to 3 thousands bigger than the biggest dimension. So in your case you would be looking at .442 to 443. That is too much too big for a standard .44mag cast boolit. If you had a .442 size die you...
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    01-15-2023, 09:46 AM
    I also use a damp towel from time to time on the 2 cavity molds. The 6 cav's don't seem to have that problem. Most sessions I will only touch it to the towel 2 or 3 times in a session to cool it down a bit. I do tend to not run my pot hot as...
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    01-14-2023, 10:25 PM
    We are looking at the Keto diet and adjusting a bit. Takes a bit of time to do trial and error. We like to have a day in between for things to return to normal. Wife went shopping alone today, bought a bag of chocolate chips as she was craving...
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    01-14-2023, 10:10 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Aging Meat in Our Town
    Dad always aged his beef for at least 13 days, longer if he could find a butcher that would do it. Deer always got skinned before they froze, deboned, hauled home from the farm in deboned quarters in large black plastic garbage bags. Final...
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    01-14-2023, 09:59 PM
    I use a q-tip and hand sanitizer. Lots of that for sale at the dollar store. Be a buck and a quarter now instead of a buck. Still pretty cost effective.
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    01-14-2023, 08:36 PM
    you can buy adapters like this for parker hale cleaning gear.... the older PH rods had a male thread and the accesories a female thread... Ive got a great plastic coated PH rod with .312cal jac built on the end of it..I ground of the high spots many...
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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