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    Today, 02:43 PM
    Do you know what the twist is?
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    Today, 01:00 PM
    That law also allows archery hunts to carry will hunting. Same for the times the hunting firearm needs to be cased and or unloaded. Nice to have that option. I don't understand why anyone would have an issue with allowing more options.
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    Today, 04:42 AM
    Throughout history various countries have viewed other countries as enemies without going to war. On the flip side when has Russia been a friend to the United States since 1917? Russia was a friend of the US since before the Revolution until...
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    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    I had two uncles in Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th, 1941. They both made it. One was on the Utah and he swam to shore in his underware before the oil fires got bad. The other was on the Arizonia until the Friday or the Friday the week before when his...
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    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    That is a question no one can answer except you. For maximum accuracy the front sight must be crystal clear. Anything less results in accuracy loss but depending on your vision you may be able to achieve acceptable accuracy. Only you can answer...
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    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    Peep and "aperture sights" are the same thing and they are simply a sight with a round hole that you sight thru. They can be on the rear and or the front. Ones with a large hole are commonly referred to as ghost rings. Some have screw in...
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    Yesterday, 12:03 AM
    The legal system forcing cops to treat everyone the same is what happened. I grew up in a small rural town that had "peace officers" not LE. Open air parties were the norm on Friday and Saturday nights. Underage drinking and driving was also the...
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    12-06-2022, 07:05 PM
    Unless you competitively shoot one of the precision type shooting games that uses irons sight it hard to fully understand the level of concentration it takes to properly focus on the front sight. One trick we used with service rifles (once the post...
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    12-06-2022, 06:25 PM
    Antique a.dudley mfg. Co patented bicycle spoke wrench tool. Pat. May 29, 1894. several on fleabay
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    12-06-2022, 03:39 PM
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    12-06-2022, 03:07 PM
    One more link for a good read on the subject https://www.shotgunworld.com/threads/discussion-of-damascus-barrel-strength.393117/
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    12-06-2022, 02:40 PM
    Yes I own and use both. They both have their applications. For pits or rough bores I prefer the Lisle style brake hones. Stones are available in various grit.
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    12-06-2022, 06:20 AM
    The flex hones with the balls are not the best for pitting. The brake cylinder type does a better job on pitting. ...
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    12-06-2022, 01:11 AM
    I was just speaking to a rancher friend of mine about his new rifle/night scope/suppressor. Last year he lost 58 calves to coyotes during calving time. Normally he loses 15 to 20 out of about 600. During calving time he brings them into calving...
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    12-06-2022, 12:20 AM
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    12-05-2022, 11:00 PM
    Even the "new" just released reloading manuals tend to be at least a couple of years behind newly released powders/cartridges. For new powders/cartridges you can contact the manufacturer for data or use their websites to download and print.
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    12-05-2022, 04:39 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CZ 22 Hornet in Factory Rifles
    I always shoot jacketed first simple to determine accuracy level. That sets the benchmark for what I try to achieve with cast. I do have a CZ 22 Hornet. The best methods for barrel breaking or if it is even beneficial will not be settled in...
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    12-05-2022, 03:33 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread My son disowned me in Our Town
    No you earned it.
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    12-05-2022, 12:15 AM
    That is a common complaint with them. The mainspring should be a flat spring. Not sure if other models are interchangeable. Try here https://www.ssfirearms.com/products.asp?cat=166&filter=mainspring
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    12-03-2022, 11:56 PM
    The 2nd was not written for hunting. The "need" for firearms is to keep the "leaders" inline.
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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