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37° here in Upstate NY this morning, the high for today is to get up to about 44°. Originally they were calling for rain overnight into this morning but we haven't had any so far.

I didn't have to do to much computer work yesterday and I can't say I cared. Sometimes it is nice to be able to take a break and just relax. Today our church is having a Christmas party, we may go to that if the wife wants.

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone.
 

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Great morning fellow boardlings,

Mostly foggy with some cloud cover and 32.5° here near Halfway USA. We did see 41° for about an hour yesterday. The sun never did burn off the fog enough to make it's appearance but I assume it's still in the sky. 44° for today's high and sunshine may poke through for a bit.

The progress on the stairs continues. Now it's a matter of watching stain & poly dry. :D The top of the treads need a second coat but DD is having a hen party today so that will get put off until Sunday. The fireplace mantel has been stained and poly' coated too. Still have to fab brackets for that likely today.

Had to repair my wood hauling wagon. I built that thing 25 years ago and it's showing it's age. Wheel bearings are getting warn & the tires leak down in about two weeks. Northern Tool has what I need & I will pick that stuff up next time we are in Grandkidville. My wood hauling trailer is in need of rebuilding too. I guess that wood burning stuff is tough on the equipment.
 

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Good morning from Bartonville Texas. I am glad to be back. We finished our SOWER project in Brownwood yesterday and returned to civilization. Brownwood was nice, it is in the heart of Texas hill country, pretty surrounding, great people.
The downside, if you want to call it that was NO cellular service from Verizon. It was nice not having the phone ring for 3 weeks. Texting was iffy and very weak and spotty internet. We were mostly cut off from the digital world during our stay.
Can't say it was all bad.
We are going to be here with the kids through the holidays then move to Trinity for our January project.

We had heavy rain and wind Thursday and Friday morning. Cold too.
It's 38 now and getting into the 60's later,
Hope you everyone has a blessed day,
Ken
 

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Mornin boys...
48 here high on RUGER Mt this morning...
Rain off and on yesterday but nothing heavy.
They say rain today too but we'll see.
Ain't got nothing planned. ML late season comes in today.
You all have a gooden today and GOD Bless...


Donnie
 

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morning all. 5 above again this morning, if like yesterday it will drop before sunup. Got down to -7 yesterday. Low to mid forties maybe this afternoon.
Finally finished up the old Dodge pickup and got it out of the shop. Started the yellow JD loader and got it in where it's warm. Boss man wants it serviced up so he can go tear something up :eek:
Went to a funeral for the mother of a friend yesterday afternoon, was really big! This family puts on rodeos all around the west US and people came from all over. Different than any other funeral I've been to before! But really nice too.
Not sure what I'll get into today but better get started, have a great day.
GOD BLESS. Dean
 

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Good Morning

48 degrees with rain and it looks like we will be hovering right around 50 all day.
It also looks like the rain is here to stay so you will find me on my perch, in front of the reloading bench, in the basement.

Make it a good day
 

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Mornin' boys. It's 44° here with showers. Looks like rain thru the weekend. They were calling for torrential downpours but I don't see that happening. I don't have much to do outside so it's no matter to me anyway. Not sure what I'll get into. Have to work a few hours this morning at the shop. Guess I'll come home and help Miss Sue get ready for at Christmas. May get Tyler some 6.5CM loaded up, although he's after a new little hottie. :cool: Probably not interested in doing stuff with dad.:rolleyes:

Well I better get some coffee and breakfast in me before work. Have a good one.

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Good Morning

Late arrival today, 42 and only going to 44 under heavy clouds not much in rain Yet!! Slept in so to make it to friends Christmas gathering tonight. Be safe and Prayers to those and country. Mike
 

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Good late morning, GoGo. Slept in and it feels good. Louisville weather today is just about what Carl said, around 50 and rainy.

Took delivery Thursday on a complete 10.5" AR pistol upper from Bear Creek Arsenal in S.C. I've built 'em from scratch, but when I can buy one for $189 with a handguard just like what I want, it's nice to catch one at this price. All that's left is to add the lower parts (no launches, please) and a stock and I'm done.

Might call a buddy and hit the indoor pistol range for an hour or so today, we'll see. Otherwise, no big plans. Miss Cindy is taking her mom over to Lexington to see a youngster in the family compete in a dance team competition.

Charlie, say hello to Tyler for me and tell him this old vet (Army) appreciates the young bucks stepping into our boots and being prepared should the flag go up.

Y'all have a good'n and be safe out there.
 

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late morning check in gang, electic has been off till now, some problems up the road. Going to run a few errands today with the wife, then got eat some great Chinese food at a restaurant in Somerset, where we are going. May stop at 2 gunshops, and see what I can buy the wife for Christmas! LOL! I plan on shooting some 22's I traded for this fall, and tinker some in the shop today, you all have a good one, remember those in need of prayer, Buff out!
 

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I don't guess any you boys from up north want to hear about me mowing the yard today in shorts and tee shirt? I didn't think so.
 

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Although it ain't bad temp wise here: YER RIGHT Trapper. Just be keepin' that to yoreseff.
Rainy, windier tonight, kinda penetrating.
Did Wally this AM, Costco this PM, had their bodaciously large hot dog and drink for supper.
Priced their tires but a moot point. Hopefully and probably 50k miles from this year, the 20" jobbies for the Chebby will be less dear.
A church Bud asked about Rural King's RIA 1911 in 10mm for bear, not grizz, when large game bow hunting out West. I advised a 5-6 shot revolver in 45 LC or 44 mag.
Any ideas/suggestions? I'm a semi auto guy but not stoopid.
Maybe a 250gr Keith hard cast?
Not a hunter really nor a handgun hunter either so don't read after those topics much. Open for suggestions to pass along.
A very late post but there ya be.
 

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TAJ. I like my super redhawk 44 mag, but I think DK17HMR's Glick 10mm outshines it. Similar power and mo' bullets delivered faster and lighter ovearall weight to pack.
 

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Being a 10mm aficionado, The 10mm in most 1911 platforms, power wise, falls between a 357 mag and a 41 mag. You're basically pushing a 180gr bullet at 1250'ps is the most common handload. Most factory ammo pushes that same 180gr bullet at just over 1100'ps, averagely. That's over a chronograph. Most of the ammo makers want to claim more velocity but when put to the test, doesn't make it. There are some downsides to any 10mm in a semi auto. The biggest complaint I have is with spent brass. Not that my Remington R1 Long Slide beats it up. It's more a matter of finding it. My 10mm will chunk brass over 30 yds, and that's common for most 10mm semi autos. I have put the strongest recoil spring in it from Wolf, changed the hammer spring from 18lbs to 25 lbs and put a flat bottom firing pin block in it. I'm a big boy and it's all I can do to rack the slide and it still chunks brass into the next county. Like I say, that's a common issue with any of the semi auto 10mm. Brass is hard to find and isn't a cheap date although the 10mm seems to be regaining some of it popularity back. Some of the pistols are extremely accurate. Mine shoots a 135gr plinker at 1400'ps into a 5 shot group you can cover with a nickel at 25 yds from bags. The 180gr groups about 1 1/4" at 25 yds. Where the 10mm shines- flat trajectory, accuracy, retained energy at distance.
Since the word "bear" came up. You can do a search for an Alaskan Game Manager who shot and killed a Grizzly with a 9mm using Lehigh Defense ammo. You don't need a howitzer these days to kill bear, just the right bullet. Bullet technologies have come a long way in just the last few years. Seems like there are quite a few solid bullets these days that can get the job done with authority in pistols I wouldn't hunt rabbit with just 10 years ago. If you or someone you know is considering one, avoid the Springfield Operator-lots of people with jammo-matics that they can't fix and won't replace. If I were looking for a new 10mm, I'd probably be looking to buy at minimum, a Kimber. At max, an STI. Due to the unsupported chamber, the Glocks are out. The RIA Pro Series 10mm is also a dandy but generally commands close to a grand and most likely you'll never get your money back out of it. The Pro Series is available as a single or double stack. It's considered a "target" grade pistol.
 
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