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    Searching for Unit 13 Community Moose Harvest Data...

    Without rehashing our personal opinions and field observations related to the Community Moose Harvest in unit 13, I'm not having much luck finding harvest data for moose taken under this hunt. The most recent I can find is for 2009 harvests, which is not at all representative of what this...
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    CVT exhaust questions

    Introduction: I am an "old school" and thiry year Alaskan guy, whose first ATV was a 1994 King Quad, which was a great unit (minus the neutral safety switch, low ground clearance, and drum brakes). My second ATV was a 2004 Arctic Cat 400, which was a great unit (minus the lack of diff/lock...
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    Wind farms also appear to have an environmental price tag...

    Hey guys...I've never posted on this particular forum before...in fact, I skimmed through the threads here for the first time this week. Therefore, I'm not sure if this thread is appropriate or not for inclusion here, or of interest...if not, please move it Brian. That said, I found this...
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    Hb 69

    Passed the House 31-5 and it makes me proud to be an Alaskan. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_single_journal.asp?session=28&chamber=H&date=20130225&beg_page=0365&end_page=0376 I suspect that if passed by the senate and signed by the governor into law, it would likely not withstand...
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    Thank you Moderators, Administrator & Mike S.

    Just takng a moment to thank you guys for all you do. I respect each and every one of you very much...and I say that without any reservation whatsoever. Professor Murphy, Snyd, Stid, Lujan, Dave, Brian, Mike and others...you guys are the greatest. I know that I feel quite frustrated at...
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    Are you a member of the NRA?

    Lots and lots of talk going on around here lately about gun control and civil liberties, and it makes me wonder... HOW MANY OF YOU ARE NRA MEMBERS? Try to keep in mind that it's really a very basic question, essentially requiring a simple yes or no response...you know, kind of a poll...
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    Holiday handloading

    I'm sure I wasn't the only one yesterday handloading on Christmas. My son and I got out the Dillon and cranked out 250 rounds of 223 varminator. My single-stage press is my go-to for handloading, but I'll use the progressive for 45ACP, 10MM, and 223. We load so many rounds each time that I...
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    454 super redhawk/best bullet for big critters

    In my Super Redhawk I load 360grn CPGC's pushed by W296 (I had the barrel cut-down to 5"). I have shot bullets completely through a standing cottonwood that was too big for me to wrap my arms around and touch my fingers on the far side.
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    East fork of he Tolovana

    Has anyone gone upriver with a canoe from the highway? I've got an Old Town freighter with a 3.5hp that I'm thinking of trying up there. Thoughts? Thanks in advance... ...and feel free to PM me if you don't want to provide specific information in an open format.
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    Dillon progressive presses are amazing!

    I bought my Dillon 550b a couple/few years ago, and I've used it a half a dozen times or so. My relatively infrequent use is because when I do set it up I crank-out a boat load of ammo, so I really don't need it for a while. I've only loaded 10mm, 45acp, and some 223 with it. (I still use a...
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    Here's a new forum rule idea...

    I'm generally not a rule guy, prefering instead to see personal responsibility, good judgement and character guide our behavior. However, that sadly doesn't always work well. Therefore, if I could add a rule to this site, it would be to stop open posting specific hunting and fishing locations...
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    Gun safe humidity management...

    What do you guys use for humidity management in your gun safes, and how well does it work? My safe is in a heated garage, securely anchored into the concrete floor. There's more moisture in the winter because my wife's car is coming in and out with snow on it that dries/evaporates over-night...
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    Browning A-Bolts...what do you think?

    I own a I and several II's. I do like them, although I've heard both good and bad about them over the years. Push feed Vs CRF aside, seems that people either like them or don't with relatively little indifference in the middle. I've never had one fail, and they all are typically very...
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    How often do you guys clean your dies?

    I was doing some high volume case preparation this weekend, and I got to thinking that I hardly ever clean my dies. It's true. I've been reloading many different calibers for over ten years, and I can count on one hand the number of dies that I have cleaned. Worse yet, this past year I bought...
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    Performance report...257WBY/100grnTSX Vs. Black bear

    I just returned from my annual spring black bear hunt. It's a spot and stalk hunt along snow slides. I usually take a .30-06, but this year I was anticipating longer shots so I took a new chambering for me...a 257WBY. I thought people might like a field report. The load was a 100grn TSX...
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    Reblueing & stock refinishing

    A friend of mine has a pre-64 Featherweight in .308 that has seen much better days. It's a rifle that has been in his family for many years, so he wants to refinish it. I have the name of a guy who is recommended to do the reblueing and stock refinishing, but I want to give options to my...
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    EARLY signs of over-worked cases?

    On another thread Professor Murphy talked about the Lee Factory Crimping Die, emphasizing that the beneficial features of the die may also result in over-work of the case. Since I use the LFCD for many calibers (454 Casull, .45 ACP, 10mm, and .223) his comment caught my eye, and I realized that...
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    Easy contact for your elected officials in DC

    There have been several threads regarding actions that we can take right now to support continuing gun ownership and fight against additional gun restrictions in the future. Many of us have participated in those discussions. However, I also think that it is important we stay informed and...
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    List of spherical powders...

    Greetings guys, Does anyone have a a good reference that will give me a list of spherical powders across the various companies? I know many of them, but there are many powders that I've not used and I'm just not sure. I have good lists of burn rates across powders, but none thus far that...
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    Progressive press...done it!

    A couple of weeks back I asked forum members about progressive presses. I had done some preliminary reading and researching about the different brand names and models, and I got some real helpful info from the forum folks. At that point I had pretty much decided to get a Dillon 650, but I...

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