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    Just finished The Arsenal Of Democracy by A.J....

    Just finished The Arsenal Of Democracy by A.J. Baime. Subtitle is "FDR, Detroit, And An Epic Quest To Arm
    An America At War".

    About the successful effort to arm the U.S. forces with four-engine...
  2. I was reading this earlier this morning when the...

    I was reading this earlier this morning when the same story came on FOX.
    Always feels a bit strange when that happens.
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    GONE! Please throw my name into the generator. Thanks.

    Please throw my name into the generator.
    Thanks.
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    Went to a turkey shoot. Shot a scoped club 10/22...

    Went to a turkey shoot.
    Shot a scoped club 10/22 at steel silhouettes. (They seemed to have gotten
    smaller since last time.)

    Also shot a scoped Browning Buckmark carbine. A young man was ...
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    "Been On The Job Too Long" by Dave VanRonk comes...

    "Been On The Job Too Long" by Dave VanRonk comes to mind.

    Evidently from an actual incident in St. Louis.

    "Twinkle, twinkle shiny star,
    Along comes Brady in his 'lectric car.
    Knockin' on...
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    FREE! Got .45s but no snake shot so count me in, please.

    Got .45s but no snake shot so count me in, please.
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    I started with Bullseye in 1976. Unique came...

    I started with Bullseye in 1976. Unique came along shortly afterward and I still
    use a lot of it. Only use other powders, usually H110 for Magnum pistol loads.

    Bullseye and Unique are still...
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    Wandered downtown and picked up a left-over...

    Wandered downtown and picked up a left-over turkey license yesterday.
    In the fall, hens and toms are fair game and some hang around where I
    grouse hunt. A couple years ago I waited too long and...
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    I would buy the Ruger .45 Colt. Have been...

    I would buy the Ruger .45 Colt.
    Have been meandering in that direction for a while now.
    Missed one many years ago, and have been kicking myself for that
    lately.
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    Nothing today. Yesterday I took an AR with a .22...

    Nothing today. Yesterday I took an AR with a .22 top end to the range
    and shot it at 25 and 50 yards. Went pretty well, I think.

    Also had a S&W Highway Patrolman along. It has rubber grips...
  11. GONE! I'm in too.

    I'm in too.
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    So far all my plans consist of driving to the...

    So far all my plans consist of driving to the next county and hunting
    ruffed grouse. Last year was a bad season. Hoping for better
    this fall.

    On the plus side, I can leave my house and be...
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    Speer 135 grain JHPs. The "short barrel" load.

    Speer 135 grain JHPs. The "short barrel" load.
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    I started out with a .30-06 and have moved to the...

    I started out with a .30-06 and have moved to the .250 Savage.
    If buying now I might be getting a rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor.

    The rifle I use now is a Ruger 77RL. Scope is a Leupold 2-7...
  15. At the 1988 NRA Convention in Orlando a .45-70...

    At the 1988 NRA Convention in Orlando a .45-70 revolver was offered.
    Bigger across the cylinder than the later BFR and had a brass trigger guard with
    a straight back piece on it. It may have also...
  16. CZ and Howa make bolt-action carbines in 7.62 X...

    CZ and Howa make bolt-action carbines in 7.62 X 39.
    The magazines are detachable and protrude from the stock a bit.
    Would that make them "scary" as well?
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    One generation. My mother was an Army nurse in...

    One generation. My mother was an Army nurse in the Pacific. She was in
    the Philippines when Manila was taken back from the Japanese. She took care
    of some of the rescued men from the...
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    Folding shovel, socket set, hammer, a couple...

    Folding shovel, socket set, hammer, a couple screwdrivers, flashlight, two old orange vests, rope
    and some blankets and jackets.
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    You might try The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig. ...

    You might try The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig.
    Not the same neighborhood as Hiassen but a good story.
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    Rocky Mountain Reloading also has .45 FMJs. I...

    Rocky Mountain Reloading also has .45 FMJs.

    I have bought bullets and cases from them and been happy.
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    GONE! Lex wins. Message sent.

    Lex wins.
    Message sent.
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    Today was a .22 day for me. I shot a lot of guns...

    Today was a .22 day for me. I shot a lot of guns I wanted to shoot over the winter, and couldn't due to cold
    wind and snow. (Winter lasted till early May here this year.) Then we had rain enough ...
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    GONE! Giveaway: The Basics Of Pistol Shooting

    An NRA-produced instructional book. Paperback, 123 pages, well
    illustrated.

    Found in a used bookstore in Central Lake while I was
    there for The Pin Shoot.

    You might not need it but may...
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    I prefer the M49, M38, or M649 for pocket carry....

    I prefer the M49, M38, or M649 for pocket carry.
    Usually carry the M38 these days but pocket carried an M649 for many years.

    Have thought about getting something else but had a Charter and a Colt...
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    The townspeople did pretty well against the James...

    The townspeople did pretty well against the James and Younger gang in Northfield, MN
    after the civil war. The gang tried to rob the bank there and the town took exception.

    One of the men was...
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