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  1. Thread: CWD Again

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    Forum: Our Town

    I would agree it is localized but one issue is...

    I would agree it is localized but one issue is that many folks don't want to test or report findings so there is no good way to know how many deer have it.

    One of our sons worked on a ranch some...
  2. Thread: CWD Again

    by HWooldridge
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    Forum: Our Town

    It's all over the place - we have it in Texas,...

    It's all over the place - we have it in Texas, too.
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    Forum: Our Town

    Before tearing it down, squirt some light...

    Before tearing it down, squirt some light penetrating oil in the air input and see if it will cycle without nails. I took apart my old Senco and it was pretty straightforward - mine needed an O-ring...
  4. Thread: Smith 10-5

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    WTS It looks like a 4” barrel from the pic.

    It looks like a 4” barrel from the pic.
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    The length of the brass head doesn’t mean...

    The length of the brass head doesn’t mean anything in a plastic hull. Win. AA “low brass” hulls are one of the strongest ones around, due to how they’re made. 1-1/8 oz loads are the same, whether...
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    Sticky: I found some dead stuff on the main vine that was...

    I found some dead stuff on the main vine that was about 2” diameter. It was dry but not punky or wormy; cooked down just fine. Now, I’ll bust up the pieces and make a small batch of powder. Will...
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    Sticky: DB, I have two charcoal cans so I can make some...

    DB, I have two charcoal cans so I can make some of each and run an ash test. Based on what you said about size, I may cut some of the 1” stuff instead of the large trunks.
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    Forum: Leverguns

    I was introduced to rifle shooting by my...

    I was introduced to rifle shooting by my grandfather when I was about 6 years old. He traded his deer rifle for a Marlin model 39 and taught me to shoot with the barrel sights. I was supervised on...
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    Sticky: Thanks, I’ll try the hackberry and see how it...

    Thanks, I’ll try the hackberry and see how it behaves.
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    Sticky: Has anyone posting on this thread actually made...

    Has anyone posting on this thread actually made any powder with grapevine charcoal? I keep reading that it’s great stuff but can’t recall any firsthand reports. I have a very large vine here that’s...
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    Forum: Vintage Ammo

    Yup. That’s what I remember. I bought their...

    Yup. That’s what I remember. I bought their ammo in the late ‘70’s from a distributor in Conroe, Texas. I seem to recall the 45 ball was ridiculously cheap, like $3-$4 per box of 50. Even a poor...
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    Forum: Leverguns

    Some of that discomfort on the hand placement...

    Some of that discomfort on the hand placement around a tang mount is the particular rifle and caliber. A ‘92 or ‘73 Winchester in one of the pistol calibers is pretty easy to shoot without hurting...
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    Forum: Our Town

    There are “monkey” tools in the blacksmith trade,...

    There are “monkey” tools in the blacksmith trade, with the implied meaning they are easy enough to use that even a monkey could work with them. The terminology may have crossed over to this wrench...
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    296 or H110 will give you factory level loads.

    296 or H110 will give you factory level loads.
  15. Forum: Our Town

    My son had 4 long guns stolen from a home he...

    My son had 4 long guns stolen from a home he lived in during college, but fortunately, he was good friends with a Texas Ranger at the time and they helped recover all of the firearms. They also...
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    Forum: Vintage Ammo

    I used to buy PMC mil-surp .45 ACP ammo back when...

    I used to buy PMC mil-surp .45 ACP ammo back when it was advertised from South Korea (might still be made there, I don't know). Both the loaded ammo and the brass were very high quality - I probably...
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    Forum: Shot Guns

    If they get ragged on the end, trim the star...

    If they get ragged on the end, trim the star crimp and start roll crimping. Pinholes along the brass are not fixable.
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    Good for you - they should load and shoot just...

    Good for you - they should load and shoot just fine.
  19. Forum: Cast Boolits

    Little fellers are gonna get lead poisoning if...

    Little fellers are gonna get lead poisoning if they keep chewing on boolits…
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    Forum: Cast Boolits

    Paraffin works, too - and it's usually easy to...

    Paraffin works, too - and it's usually easy to find; all I ever used to flux for the first few years I was casting. Only problem is that it ignites easily and burns.
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    Sticky: A mix of Roundup and Remedy in diesel will kill...

    A mix of Roundup and Remedy in diesel will kill almost anything. I use it on huisache and mesquite down here in Tejas...
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    Forum: Our Town

    They make great twisting wrenches for ornamental...

    They make great twisting wrenches for ornamental ironwork. Weld a short handle on the head to help centralize the torque.
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    I owned a Shiloh in 45-70 - it was superbly...

    I owned a Shiloh in 45-70 - it was superbly finished and very accurate.
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    Forum: Leverguns

    The nice thing about a tang sight is that it's...

    The nice thing about a tang sight is that it's very close to your eye - and you can get eye cups with different openings (same as anything with a screw-in stem). I have also removed the eye cup in...
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    Sticky: I'm not sure I've ever seen it in the wild but...

    I'm not sure I've ever seen it in the wild but they have a somewhat unique leaf structure. Could you see and leftover leaves on the ground?
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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