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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    I'm with you Jim, XP is my go to machine. But I still use a DOS machine for some things. I went to the dark side with a windows surface about a year ago.
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    10-15-2019, 09:18 PM
    Ruger model 1 target, 6" bull barrel, 90% NRA
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    10-13-2019, 12:02 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Boot ice grippers in Our Town
    I've used these on lakes that have little snow Ergodyne TREX 6304 Performance Traction Cleats they worked fine on solid ice but I'd be leary on icy concrete.
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    10-11-2019, 08:58 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Casting for 40 s+w in Cast Boolits
    I just got the Mehi 402165 but have not been able to get to the range but maybe this weekend. For the record it drops .402 out of all 4 cavities with WWs 3 pins and a solid. Weights are solid 166 gr, cup 161 gr, small hp 159 gr, and lhp 154 gr.
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    10-11-2019, 10:08 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Cabelas' BS in Our Town
    10/4/15 I'm 66 let them figure it out.
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    10-10-2019, 11:39 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    Just threw away 3 - 32 gal trash cans of clean sawdust from bucking 2 cords of beatle kill pine last weekend. No place to store it, bummer.
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    10-10-2019, 11:02 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Sales to Alaska & hawaii in Our Town
    I shipped a MFRB if 223 lake city brass to AK this summer. No problems and same price as one to Nebraska.
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    10-09-2019, 09:50 PM
    Since you are selling it at a yard sale it would not be listed here exclusively so there is no place to list the sale items unless you do not put them in the yard sale. Here are the S&S rules, the cross post section would apply ...
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    10-09-2019, 12:41 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread rental camper needed in Our Town
    How about renting a full size van and using a blow up mattress and electric heater. Might find a camper van too. Like this http://www.rockymountaincampervans.com/rates-rental-info/special-offers/
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    10-08-2019, 12:25 AM
    Still have not heard on the 2 I ordered in April. Last I called they were still on back order. So I got a high standard double nine for a hundred bucks that is probably 90% nra for my grandson to go with his Henry.
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    10-07-2019, 09:11 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread C'mon In Lurkers. in Cast Boolits
    Welcome aboard GrahamVT. You will find the answers to your questions on casting here, all you have to do is ask. Use the search feature to find common answers or information on your topic and if no luck ask. They'll be more tips and welcomes along...
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    10-06-2019, 11:50 PM
    Sorry Uncle Jimbo, saw 32-20 first and made bad decision on my search. I'll keep my eyes open as I browse for 25-20 and let ya know if I find any.
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    10-06-2019, 10:09 PM
    john.k got it, I was wrong should have look at the plate. It's not pound per foot it's ounce - foot , big difference. Oz-ft is torque, to convert to hp you need the rpm.
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    10-06-2019, 09:46 PM
    Just checked starline in stock. https://www.starlinebrass.com/32-20-brass/
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    10-06-2019, 09:35 PM
    A small piece of raw or cooked shrimp works good to on the Ice gigs too.
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    10-06-2019, 06:28 PM
    16 oz-ft = 1.00000000027 HP :) 230 volts 3 phase is usually what most think of as 220 service (I think).
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    10-05-2019, 03:10 PM
    Mine did not ring for 2 days. [smilie=w: Then I realized it was in airplane mode and has 15 messages and 10 texts waiting. [smilie=p:
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    10-05-2019, 11:30 AM
    Just a couple of thoughts on the 30-06. In an accident that does that to a scope it can loosen many things so, did you by chance check the stock screws to make sure they were tight and the scope base screws. Usually wandering shots means something...
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    10-04-2019, 10:12 PM
    This link may help, but it is the price Leupold listed for it when new. https://www.leupold.com/scopes/compact-scopes/vx-3-3-5-10x50mm Amazon, lists them for $249 to $329. Use the search engine on your browser will get you more information....
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    10-02-2019, 08:48 PM
    When I did my Ruger 22-250 bull barrel they said it would improve accuracy and help reduce throat erosion. It did improve the accuracy but I haven't shot is enough to know about the throat erosion. They did the barrel unit with out trigger group...
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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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check