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    Default Searching for specific posts?

    I like to find posts related to specific calibers when in the handloading forums. The problem is I everytime I search for say "375 H&H" I get the old, I'm sorry your search is to short or returns to many results. I seriously doubt that there are that many results for 375 H&H so it's the length of the search. So, at this point I am regulated to clicking page by page to find what I need. Worse, sometimes there is good information in the topic that is not in the title so I miss it altogether if I don't read the entire post which isn't happening for that many posts.

    Does anyone have any success or tricks to finding posts based on caliber or any other subject with a short search criteria? If so, can you share them?

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    The search function is frustrating to me as well. I have better luck just typing my search criteria into the google search engine. Try "375 H&H alaska outdoor forum" and it should bring up several threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    The search function is frustrating to me as well. I have better luck just typing my search criteria into the google search engine. Try "375 H&H alaska outdoor forum" and it should bring up several threads.
    Never thought of that! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    The search function is frustrating to me as well. I have better luck just typing my search criteria into the google search engine. Try "375 H&H alaska outdoor forum" and it should bring up several threads.
    In the past, site management has agreed that this site's built in search is not so great. Yes google is good but does better with judicious use of quotes, plus using the site directive to restrict your results to just this one web site.

    Try putting this into google:
    "375 H&H" site:outdoorsdirectory.com
    or
    375 H&H site:outdoorsdirectory.com

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    Thanks again guys.. I used your suggestions and the 5th one that came up was what I was looking for! Much appreciated

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    I'm pretty sure that the search capability specifically for General Discussion was disabled about 3 years ago-ish.
    Now... you are able to search any subforum on the upper right side where it says 'Search Forum'.
    It will give you the option of 'show threads' 'show posts' or 'advanced search'.
    I mostly use 'show threads' and it usually pulls up what I am looking for.
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