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    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    You can thank/blame the Obamination & his socialist Demoncraps, et al., + insurance companies for that bureaucratic mess. The ACA{"ObamaCare"} was a scam & just made things worse than before so others can make $$ & the Gooberment gets involved &...
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Below, in Blue, I am going to "TRY" to explain what I think you might try to solve this issue. I know what I mean to say, but sometimes I cannot type out what I am trying to say in the best manner. It is one of the things I try to get better at, but...
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    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread My season is over in Hunting with CB's
    Congrats! & Good eating! :drinks: Have a Merry Christmas too! :)
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    12-11-2018, 07:57 PM
    Found these at a restaurant supply store. Screw top #5 containers, 12 for $7.59
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    12-11-2018, 07:54 PM
    Pearlescent steel grey and tractor green
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    12-11-2018, 03:43 PM
    I'd try to guestimate the weight of the lead and go off of that -- say .50-.75 a pound and the smelter goes with the lead.
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    12-11-2018, 01:40 PM
    TimD, like MDI, said you can use toothpaste, sometimes rubbing a piece of wood along the edges of the mold cavities will remove burs. To test for burs, lightly drag a cotton ball along the cavity and see if it gets snagged I do some things a...
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    12-10-2018, 08:45 PM
    Keep in mind for those that use "Prescribed" medications for pain , that the Fed. Gooberment still will not allow those who are taking anything that involves Cannabis/Marijuana to purchase firearms. When you fill out the ATF form 4473, line # 11...
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    12-10-2018, 03:17 PM
    Dre_sa Welcome to CB. I'm PMing some information that will help you cast boolits
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    12-09-2018, 03:48 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread 45-45-10 Simplified in Boolit Lube !
    I use Recluses 45/45/10 quite a bit, and pan lube the others. Regardless, I will look for a source for that carnauba wax "flakes" to try this sometime in the future. Thanks for sharing your adaptation! :)
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    12-09-2018, 02:54 PM
    Loctite is a temporary solution, due to the heating and cooling cycles it doesn't hold very long. As previously said you have to be 100% sure you have the right tension before it sets up or :(:(:(
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    12-08-2018, 08:35 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread of all the luck in Hunting with CB's
    Be the optimist! "We still have tomorrow!" ;) I will be out there. ;) G'Luck! :)
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    12-08-2018, 07:38 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Meat grinders in Cookin' Recipe's
    I have had a LEM grinder for some time ( maybe 7-8 years) & am very satisfied. { IIRC, it is a 1/2 HP but may be a 3/4. Need to go down in the basement to look.} Of course, like anything else, there will be others who offer other types & sizes. I...
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    12-08-2018, 04:08 PM
    Very ingenious, and a great example of making do with what ya have. My Dad(RIP), a mechanical engineer that grew up as a kid in the "Hoover days"/Great Depression would be very pleased to see it, as I am! Thanks for sharing the pics! :) ...
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    12-08-2018, 03:14 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread VS: Lead for sale in Swappin & Sellin
    1 ingot = 1 brick. they fill an SFRB so the answer would be 17 $32 for 25# range scrap shipped. my question is are they available now or is it preorder for the 18th--- most likely a typo
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    12-08-2018, 02:46 AM
    9MM has a tapered case. the biggest mistake people make is over crimping the case and downsizing the boolits. Don't crimp any hard than it takes to keep the boolit from moving when you push the cartridge against your bench. pull a crimped...
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    12-08-2018, 01:18 AM
    Put the pressure on E-bay Lee precision had nothing to do with this. They've ALWAYS been nice to me over the years. In the future, you'll find that item are usually cheaper on Amazon, they have free return shipping and better customer service.
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    12-07-2018, 10:01 PM
    Yep. You are blaming the wrong person/business. ----------- Not long ago, a member here sold me some reloading items & among those items was a never used "old style" Lee Safety Prime that can be mounted on a Lee Classic Turret Press. I...
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    12-07-2018, 05:02 PM
    I've heard of people drilling all the way through, taping both sides and using a longer screw. So far I haven't had to do that. I Always start filling the 6 cavity mold on the pivot end, I feel this will put less pressure on the screw by not...
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    12-07-2018, 01:39 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread BREN Gun in Military Rifles
    Thanks for sharing the video of your firing of it! Plenty cool! :)
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    12-07-2018, 10:04 AM
    Merry Christmas to All! :)
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    12-07-2018, 03:39 AM
    Build a PID to control your casting pot, you'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner. I preheat my molds to apr 300, set my casting pot between 675 and 750 and like to run apr 2% tin for good fill out. this mold has a bevel base and curved...
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    12-06-2018, 09:16 PM
    Here are some hints to try if ya like before ya buy or even after. Socks, plastic bread bags or equivalent over them & then the boots you have. Give it a try. Keeps the moisture from your feet from wicking out into the lining of the boots....
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    12-06-2018, 08:40 PM
    Wear a pair of nylons under your socks(and thermals). Don't knock it until you've tried it.
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    12-06-2018, 07:25 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread BREN Gun in Military Rifles
    Nice! I wish I could be there when ya let some rip. :)
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    12-06-2018, 05:56 PM
    The box full of older Lyman steel molds should already have set screws. Check this for your Lee molds --- http://www.castpics.net/subsite2/MoldMods/LeementingKitDocumentation.pdf
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    12-06-2018, 05:35 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    joshst2010 - welcome to CB. If you decided to start casting to save money, forget it. You won't, you'll just shoot more. Pretty Powder Coated boolits (lead bullets), small comfortable to shoot guns like a 380 (also available in several...
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    12-06-2018, 05:13 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread wtb: RCBS Scale Pan in Swappin & Sellin
    I am happy with this one $7.39 Free Shipping for Prime Members https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GXCWR4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    12-06-2018, 04:12 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Best veterans charity? in Our Town
    Most every Vets organization has a Veterans Service Officer. Each state usually has one as well. Some statewide & others by county/parish/etc.. {In MN each county has one.} They are the point of contact for any veteran who needs assistance in any...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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