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    09-25-2022, 07:15 PM
    Johnch started a thread Donated Meat in Our Town
    I should have posted this before But I guess I never got around to it Long story short My dad , my brother and I all get crop damage deer permits One bad part of the permits is that we can shoot deer and just let them lay and rot I...
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    09-19-2022, 05:38 PM
    I used to have to service the septic tank aerators Sorry to say ... NO .....glad to say a nasty fall 12 years ago stopped me doing that So I don't have any of the manuals anymore But I do remember the constant and intermittent motors...
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    09-17-2022, 10:47 PM
    Johnch replied to a thread M44 Scope Mount in Our Town
    Thanks John
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    09-16-2022, 04:43 PM
    Thanks I had the same ideas But for some reason I was looking for a quick fix This morning I leveled out the pile I also removed any big chunks I could I figure I have 700 - 800 lb of chunks As 90% of the bullets shot into this bullet...
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    09-14-2022, 08:17 PM
    I have some adjustable bars for my MEC presses So I weigh my shot to get the bar to drop what I want But I only load bismuth every couple years As I have lots of hulls So I load enough of a load to last several seasons I try a load ...
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    09-14-2022, 12:57 AM
    I helped clean out and upgrade parts of one of the ranges backstops 2 Of us had a trailers and front end loaders The supports for a deflector plate were rotting away and shot away 20 or years ago they decided to use railroad crossing ties...
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    09-13-2022, 08:13 PM
    It should be close But IMO the load will need adjusted As Bismuth shot takes up more room in the wad than Lead shot dose For 2 3/4" hulls and Bismuth shot I normally use 1 1/4 oz of shot A load that has been around for years 2"...
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    09-13-2022, 07:59 PM
    Johnch started a thread M44 Scope Mount in Our Town
    I bought more 7.62 x 54R brass As I wanted to start shooting a Mosin Nagant M44 I bought years ago It has a .310 bore and from what I can see , no pits I just cleaned out the grease out of the action and bore last week After sitting in the...
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    09-13-2022, 06:51 PM
    For low velocity ( Trap Door loads ) I use 20-1 As I move up in pressure and velocity I increase to a harder alloy John
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    09-09-2022, 01:04 PM
    Well my order arrived this morning A day early and everything looks perfect Now I just need to prep the brass As I have cast bullets ready to load John
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    09-08-2022, 01:51 PM
    I really like the Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter in 44 Magnum I bought one It shoots great with a number of cast and jacketed bullets It did need a trigger job and the cylinder mouths worked on as they were .428 - .430 But I decided I...
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    09-07-2022, 09:31 PM
    Johnch replied to a thread Chrome Plated Steel Balls in Our Town
    For the rubber based plugs , I cast the weights inside For some plugs I drill holes in the bottom of the carved wood of the plug , sealed into the bottom with Super Glue and baking soda For other plugs , I carve or cast the plug in 2 pieces , add...
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    09-06-2022, 05:30 PM
    Johnch replied to a thread This drives me nuts! in Our Town
    LOL I figured a simple way to find the missing primer Just get out the sweeper and sweep the floor BUT REMEMBER the sweeper has a beater bar to make a vibration So you can get a lot more dirt out of the carpet BUT that beater bar will...
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    09-05-2022, 11:11 PM
    I also have 2 sets of those bags I used a mix of lead shot and corn cobb for 1 , for the range I only have to carry stuff 15 feet When I filled these bags I added the lead shot to the bags to the weight I wanted I then added the corn cobb...
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    09-05-2022, 10:58 PM
    I needed some new 7.62 x 54 R brass Graff had several choices I wanted to order the Lapua brass , but my wallet disagreed I have never bought new 7.62 x 54 R Prvi Partizan Brass Anything I should look out for ? Thanks John
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    09-04-2022, 08:08 PM
    Johnch replied to a thread Chrome Plated Steel Balls in Our Town
    Thanks I did a quick look at Amazon and it looks like I can get what I need there I just never thought to look at Amazon John
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    09-04-2022, 06:46 PM
    I got a call a hour or so ago from a friend I go fishing with He called to confirm the details on a bass fishing trip he invited me on next spring 2 Weeks fishing 3 areas But the one sort of bad thing 2 of the places we are going to be...
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    09-04-2022, 06:19 PM
    Head shots for the first 24 and 23 of the next 24 One of the kids did a head shot But that squirrel was on top of a cloths line post So some meat was messed up Also the 22 hornet was loaded to 1400 FPS and the 32 S&W was loaded to 1000 FPS...
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    09-04-2022, 11:04 AM
    Yesterday I hunted Blue Wing Teal in the morning (3) With a invite to help control squirrels in the afternoon My lady and I went over to help with the squirrels a little after 12 PM We both figured it was to early But they told us 12 PM ,...
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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