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srjdsmith last won the day on June 27

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    Dubuque, IA
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    Hunting, shooting, reloading, fishing, church, my wife and kids

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  1. srjdsmith

    Can you believe that?!!

    Hey! It just so happens they DID win. That day.
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    Range visit- I couldn’t resist

    Its a .223. Varmint barrel- slightly tapered but still pretty heavy. 55grain Bob’s Bullets. The rifle is WAY better than me- I’ll never be able to test it’s limits. I shoot like a hunter: if I can shoot 2”-3” groups at 200 yards, I can keep the freezer full of venison- but I’d never win any matches. Back in the day I eliminated a few whistle pigs at a little over 200 yds. That’s about my best effort.
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    I Need a Bananana Split REAL Bad...

    I could use a banana split about now...
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    Range visit- I couldn’t resist

    Beautiful day- 78° and sun. The house can be power washed tomorrow, right? (Besides, Greg shamed me into going to the range and actually shooting instead of just reading his write-up.) So, my No.1 apparently likes Bob’s Bullets with 18.2 grains of IMR 4198 (top left & center target) 17.2 grains not as much. In the Bushy, 38 grains of Lil’Gun behind 225 grain Hornady FTX bullets (left two targets) continues to be the winner. I pulled one, but that’s not the rifle’s or the load’s fault. It would still easily kill a deer.
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    Egads! I forgot it's Monday.

    ...shameless plug...
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from Northeast Iowa! Turning off the air and opening windows! John ”Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” -Buckaroo Banzai Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    So, Who Is At The Bench Today?

    Ok, but, 1) I’m not one of the best trigger pullers- I’m just a guy who got a late start on AR’s and reloading and 2) I have 1000 Bob’s and I’ll get more, but I wanted to see your results because you’re far more purposeful and meticulous than I can be and 3) I shoot about every two weeks (in the summer) and my reloading room is our guest room and right now all I can do is live vicariously through your results until I get my bench back. So, thanks for the write-up. Read through it once. Need more time to re-read, digest and plan my next loads. John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
  8. (I’ll let others who know more about AR’s talk about rifles.) in shotguns, however, there is a lot of concern about moly/chrome barrels and steel shot. Steel, obviously, doesn’t deform like lead or bismuth. Steel shot “jams” up in the much harder moly/chrome barrels. Standard steel barrels tend to flex ever so slightly allowing steel shot to pass (sometimes ruining the barrel- but leaving the shooter’s face intact). Moly/chrome barrels don’t flex, causing a plugged barrel type situation including blown barrels, ruptured chambers, etc. So, rigidity must also be part of the discussion for rifles?
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning from Northeast Iowa!
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    Hey Lylelovett666

    Happy Birthday!
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    She eats mostly Science Diet- right now it’s the high protein kind for active dogs. Summer is good for sapping her energy (sunshine, black fur...) so I make sure she has the extra nutrition. Sometimes we switch to the Lamb and Salmon kind at Sam’s Club because she likes the fish flavor. But the coat? Probably because my wife likes to cook her an egg most mornings.
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    Mine doesn’t like treats out of her sight. John “Remember, no matter where you go, there you are,” —Buckaroo Banzai
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    So, Who Is At The Bench Today?

    Enquiring minds want to know.
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    Who here can witch water?

    My Gramp could- with a forked stick cut fresh from a peach tree. I’ve never tried. He was totally blind- lost an optic nerve when he was 7 or 8 and lost the other retina as a young man. No sensory impulse at all sent from eyes to brain, but when that peach twig jerked in his hand, there was always water.
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    Small dick big gun syndrome

    My less-than-impressive phallus wishes it had a Microtech Combat Troodon with a Tanto blade But my less-than-impressive paycheck would rather buy AR parts... so I just carry a Kershaw Speedsafe.