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    The closest thing I ever had to that was a 40x...

    The closest thing I ever had to that was a 40x Range Master in 25-06 that I bought at a gun show. when I first started shooting. Not knowing any better, I needed it to scavenge the action for a...
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    Well, if you are watching the news, itís got a...

    Well, if you are watching the news, itís got a lot worse.

    It rained all night, and has rained all day.

    Itís flooding.

    The rain is supposed to stop tonight. Itís moving North East.

    I...
  3. Back when I built the first 454 for my Malibu, I...

    Back when I built the first 454 for my Malibu, I had an early model Quadrajet on it. I learned quite a bit about tuning on it, especially the rear air valve.

    The local pick apart was a treasure...
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    Ed has been shooting that light load for quite...

    Ed has been shooting that light load for quite some time. I can remember a Nationals at Raton some years back where he was doing quite well, with that light load.

    Just as now, I wondered how he...
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    Every time I try Ed's 28.3 grn load of 133, it...

    Every time I try Ed's 28.3 grn load of 133, it just produces big .300 blobs. I'm sure it's a combination of just the correct amount of neck tension, seating depth, neck clearance, or any number of...
  6. My Dad taught me the Machinist trade, the only...

    My Dad taught me the Machinist trade, the only place I have ever drawn a paycheck from besides our Shop was the two years I had to spend in the Army when I was drafted back in the '60's.

    One of...
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    I have lived on the Gulf Coast my entire life,...

    I have lived on the Gulf Coast my entire life, and there has never been a time when we didnít have hurricanes and tropical disturbances.

    In the past ten years, we have had two storms that I would...
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    Nobody has put in an order for an Ark with...

    Nobody has put in an order for an Ark with propellers as of yet.

    It is raining, a lot. But then, thatís what happens when a Tropical Depression slowly moves over the area.

    It gives all of the...
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    Boyd, the 2015 BR I have is about 1.5 grns ...

    Boyd, the 2015 BR I have is about 1.5 grns faster than the lot of 133 that I have. The load window is around 3350 to 3400 is between 28.4 and 29 grns.

    I am shooting 28.8 in my Rail, it seems easy...
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    I just acquired 24 lbs of some early production...

    I just acquired 24 lbs of some early production 2015 BR, (Australian), that I tested in my Rail Gun yesterday.

    After finding what neck tension it liked, (really light), it shot pretty darned good....
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    Just out of curiosity, I went into my "storage...

    Just out of curiosity, I went into my "storage bin" and found a jug of 683-03 VV 133 that still had about 1 pound left in it. I ceased using that lot about six years ago when I finally ran out.
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    I will offer my congrats to by friend from...

    I will offer my congrats to by friend from Houston, Dan Blair. Thatís two National Events he has done well in.
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    Go get 'em, Dan.

    Go get 'em, Dan.
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    Yes. I have Bix & Andy triggers on all four of...

    Yes.
    I have Bix & Andy triggers on all four of my competition rifles. They are great.......when they work.

    I have had one malfunction. Lucky for me, it was not in a match. I took it apart as per...
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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    That Mitutoyo will work just fine.

    That Mitutoyo will work just fine.
  17. Butch, the carb came off of a 1957 Pontiac 347...

    Butch, the carb came off of a 1957 Pontiac 347 that was being parted out at Pearsonís Junk Yard. Iím pretty sure it was a AFB.

    I remember he almost bought that Hydramatic Transmission, (remember...
  18. Wow, a 265! That brings back memories. The...

    Wow, a 265!

    That brings back memories. The very first Hot Rod engine my oldest brother built back in the late '50's was a 265 pulled out of a wrecked 55 sedan. He put it in a 48 Chevy Fleetline.
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    Wow, Midland is always bad, this week end it must...

    Wow, Midland is always bad, this week end it must have been REALLY bad.

    Congratulations, Mike, and to the other shooters who did well.

    See you in Phoenix.
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    Here is mine. One has a rubber lined marine...

    Here is mine. One has a rubber lined marine bearing pressed on the tuner body, the other has a piece of hard rubber pressed on. These act as a vibration dampener.
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    I would love to say something, but I don't have a...

    I would love to say something, but I don't have a clue what that something would be.
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    Calvin, I have been using a Sinclair Speed Screw...

    Calvin, I have been using a Sinclair Speed Screw for twenty years. It features a triple lead screw, and is very fast. It's a well made piece, and works.

    That's about the best you can expect.
  23. The most expensive mistake you can make is buying...

    The most expensive mistake you can make is buying a high dollar scope that won't hold zero. Just because something cost a lot is no guarantee it is suitable for short range Group or Score.

    Three...
  24. But, that was a long time ago in a galaxy far...

    But, that was a long time ago in a galaxy far away:D
  25. Finding a mentor is number one on my list. ...

    Finding a mentor is number one on my list.

    When I first started Benchrest years ago,(mid '90's), I was fortunate enough to have several mentors, Glenn Newick in particular. At the very least a...
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