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    Today, 01:25 AM
    429421Cowboy replied to a thread Elko, Neveda? in Our Town
    You wont even know they're there, they try pretty hard to maintain a low profile, knowing that any bad PR could be hard on business. As GP said, the mining element is where most of the trash filters in, 99% good folks working hard and taking care of...
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    11-14-2018, 09:24 PM
    Good job Waco, love watching your videos!
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    11-14-2018, 07:17 PM
    That sounds like a fun day of shooting, maybe two!
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    11-13-2018, 11:50 AM
    Bill I think you have figured out what happened, eye opening experience! About a decade ago I moved my powder magazine probably 12 feet from my scale and press, only one bottle of powder on the bench at a time for single stage, and one bottle feet...
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    11-12-2018, 09:39 PM
    I think you meant to say "less" powder capacity than the whole 308 family of cartridges. 243-260-7-08 and 308 all hold more water. The parent case for the Creedmoor was the 30TC, that die would get the 308 shoulder pushed back within about .020 of...
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    11-12-2018, 08:24 PM
    The current 2400 is extruded, very small sticks similar to 4227
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    11-10-2018, 11:13 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Sabot for 308 Shoots 223 in Swaging
    Remington Accelerators available in 308, 30-06 and 30-30 so you could shoot gophers in the Spring using your favorite hunting rifle.
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    11-07-2018, 03:14 PM
    429421Cowboy replied to a thread Elko, Neveda? in Our Town
    I love the Elko area, work there a lot on BLM ground. I spend a good portion of my summers living there, and am headed back next week. Lots to see and do, an incredible amount of public land around it! You are quite a ways from much else though....
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    11-06-2018, 12:58 PM
    429421Cowboy replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    Another tip, if you do shoot one and it lands on the water, but is still sitting like a deke, SWAT it fast before it dives and finds a weed to clamp on to, because you won't find it then. If the bug catches you, you might need psychiatric later.lol...
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    11-04-2018, 03:25 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?234087-Using-30-06-Blank-cases This might be of help as well. Cheers, Cowboy
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    11-04-2018, 03:20 PM
    Someone correct me because I'm likely wrong, but I seem to remember something about '06 blanks being thicker, thus having reduced capacity that obviously spikes pressure?
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    11-03-2018, 08:48 PM
    Another funny thing to this topic, when I was 16 or so I worked as a drillers helper for a couple summers after I dropped out of college. The driller was a Filipino gentleman who taught me a lot, but boy almighty was he scared of witching. Once I...
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    11-02-2018, 09:18 AM
    I think you'll find WIN 540 is Hodgdon HS6
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    11-01-2018, 05:36 PM
    I'll start by saying I am a scientist with the sheepskin to prove it now, and generally trust scientific principles. THAT SAID... One of the first things you learn about science, is that the scientific method cannot ever actually prove a theory!...
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    11-01-2018, 11:39 AM
    I have never tried the forked stick method because I've never had anyone to show me how, but I do use brass rods to find buried lines. My father taught me as a boy, as his father taught him. It works so well that I trust it when looking for water...
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    10-31-2018, 01:28 PM
    It certainly seems like it has been a lifetime! I can't tell you guys how glad I am to be back and find that things haven't changed a bit, still familiar faces and same great attitude. Having to adjust a bit to the powder coated world and trying to...
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    10-31-2018, 01:22 PM
    Have you looked at the refillable K-cups? The wife and I got a Keurig for a wedding gift and she's mainly the one that uses it since I have cut back on my coffee quite a bit. I have seen the refillable ones, they go for about $19 or so, then you...
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    10-30-2018, 06:06 PM
    429421Cowboy replied to a thread Good News in Our Town
    Great to hear! I got the "zipper" when I was 10 but got lucky at that age they go in from the side and don't crack you open. Had my last heart cath at 16, so I guess this coming spring makes 10 years on that one. Makes you feel a little funky after...
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    10-30-2018, 05:58 PM
    I will do just that thank you! I got this thing awhile back and haven't loaded with it in enough volume to get confident with it, and I got nervous as well as ticked off when it kept locking up by throwing over weight charges even on the slow...
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    10-29-2018, 10:33 AM
    No elk on that trip for me, there was 1500 head in there over opening weekend (typically a tough weekend to hunt) and my partner got his two cows but they got pushed off the WMA into another hunting district. It will take a little hunting pressure...
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    10-28-2018, 06:26 PM
    Had to work on a job close to the ranch this week so I was staying there and got Friday off. Figured Thursday night I'd load up a few rounds for the 7 mag and go elk hunting Friday. Started late in the evening 10:30 and figured I could get a box...
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    10-28-2018, 06:12 PM
    Harbor Fright feeler gauges work good for that with hollow punches! I have several butchered sets of them I've used as precise shim stock on all manner of projects.
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    10-28-2018, 05:43 PM
    Focus this year is on filling my bull elk permit, first in line for that is my old reliable m700 7mag pushing 168 gr Berger VLDs, which I also took after mulie bucks opening weekend. Next up is the brush gun, my 7.7x58. Just got it so I dont have...
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    10-26-2018, 09:14 AM
    Mexican 1910 and 1936 SR 98 mausers used to be fairly common
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    10-24-2018, 10:19 AM
    Just shot some 7.65 Arg a few days ago, bullets lubed with Tamarack Lube, plenty of smoke and alox smell.
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    10-23-2018, 03:21 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Chrono-madness! in Cast Boolits
    Have fun with it! Next thing you know you will have data from tens of thousands of rounds with temp ranges from 100+ degs to below zero, shelves full of 3 ring binders! :bigsmyl2:
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    10-19-2018, 11:47 AM
    429421Cowboy replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    I have seen cases after a fire, and they generally are split open and jagged looking, with the bullet often still in place (maybe it has to do if the bullet was crimped or not?). I'd say that there is a small degree of eye danger, but doubt they'd...
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    10-19-2018, 10:49 AM
    Very cool! Good luck to you, I hope you get it done with the Marlin!
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I work for three different brands and also run my own herd.


Raisin' Black Angus cows, outta gas, outta money, outta tags, low on boolits, but full 'a hope on the Rocky Mountain Eastern Slope!
Why does a man with a 7mag never panic buy? Because a man with a 7mag has no need to panic!

"If you ain't shootin', you should be reloadin' if you ain't reloadin' you should be movin', if you ain't movin', somebody's gonna come by and cut your head off and put it on a stick!" Words to fight by, from Clint Smith


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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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GC Gas Check