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  • rockrat's Avatar
    06-20-2021, 11:35 PM
    You might move your chronograph about 10ft farther from the muzzle and try again. I have had some readings that were not believeable in velocity, but once I moved the chrony a bit farther from the muzzle, readings were in the range of where they...
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    06-20-2021, 01:50 PM
    A 6.5 cal. lyman "m" die might work, but a 6.5 tcu size die might work.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-20-2021, 10:51 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    or somewhere you have to use rain barrels instead of your garden hose. My well is connected to the ground water of lake superior so i doubt ill ever run out. Even most the people in town that are forced to buy city water put a point down in there...
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    06-20-2021, 10:44 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    ya we will probably buy water from china and russia so we dont change the pristine salt water or God forbid kill a few frogs.
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    06-20-2021, 05:41 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    hope so. I live about a 200 yards from lake superior and would gladly swap you water for guns.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-20-2021, 05:39 AM
    yup nothing poisonous here either. I dont even like the non poisonous ones!! Live in black bear country. LOTS of them here. Never felt a need to carry a gun in the woods because of it though. If i lived in snake country id never walk in the woods...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-20-2021, 05:32 AM
    yup unless your having problems with it why not just use it. If your getting leading then load some low pressure plinkers with it and go blast them up and have some fun. I can about guarantee you that you wont see any earth shattering differences by...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-20-2021, 05:22 AM
    yup and id guess you can shoot one deer with a gun and claim its the ideal deer caliber too. Ill bow to your wisdom and experience. After all this is my first rodeo. Look though and youll see you have a lonely opinion. Ive seen many people (and i...
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    06-19-2021, 11:10 PM
    tdoor4570 replied to a thread Its so hot outside----- in Our Town
    Its hot enough that the jackrabbits are packing canteens. dry to.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 10:19 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    I remember that, think it happened in Denver too.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 09:45 PM
    rockrat replied to a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    And the bad thing is, when California runs out of water, they will head out to the rest of the US and drain their resources. You think the exodus now is bad, just wait.
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    06-19-2021, 02:52 PM
    Will take #4 and #6. PM sent
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    06-19-2021, 02:44 PM
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 10:29 AM
    I think that once lake Meade gets to 35%, mandatory water restrictions go in place for AZ and CA. Means no outdoor lawn watering and no fountains in LV. Usually they just take water from lake Powell to keep it above that level, but Powell is in...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    06-19-2021, 05:50 AM
    Dont know. Ive probably got a dozen timneys in bolt actions and two in ARs and all of them will adjust down to 2.5lbs with a crisp break and no overtravel (ars do have a smidge of over travel but most do) You must have got a good winchester because...
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    06-19-2021, 05:13 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread bionic man in Our Town
    sounds like what he might have been talking about. He said recovery was much faster and it was less invasive. I dont get into the details. Hes a good doc. A nice guy and down to earth. One of those doctors that talks to you in english not doctor....
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    06-18-2021, 07:31 PM
    I will look at one of our LGS, I think they might have some. What are they worth, so I will know if they are reasonable or overpriced?
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    06-18-2021, 07:24 PM
    Mid to upper 90's. About 5% humidity and dry, dry, dry. Under extreme drought conditions. Little snow this winter and even less rain this spring.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    06-18-2021, 07:10 PM
    Looks like chopped up cordite. Never seen a bullet like that before.
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    06-18-2021, 04:03 PM
    And maybe the necks have been turned and are thin, and a possibility that the necks are getting overworked between firing and sizing. Whats the neck OD after firing and the OD after sizing with the expander removed? I have seen some dies really...
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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