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    Today, 12:30 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Sight in days in Our Town
    Our range in Clear Creek County has been closed since July 8th due to stage II fire ban. Sight in days, the Breast Cancer machine gun shoot and all competition has been canceled since then. On the other hand a large part of northern Colorado is...
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    Today, 12:01 AM
    I have the 358156, so I think it is the best because it was free. Also is consistent with the weight I like in J word boolits for my 38s and 357s.
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    10-22-2020, 10:33 AM
    I usually reload around 300 rifle calibers 7mm or larger a year and a 800 little ones 223, .22-250 and .17 HH and another 3000 various pistol calibers. This year our ranges have been closed due to Type 2 fire restrictions since 7/10/20 so my...
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    10-21-2020, 10:07 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Bees wax price check in Boolit Lube !
    I got 15# unfiltered last year for a $1.00 per pound. I then cleaned it using the water bath t-shirt filter method and after 3 melts and filtering I netted about 13.5#s yellow wax, 200 ground bees where I dumped the castings in the flower bed...
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    10-20-2020, 07:58 PM
    I got 2 one for both my 1970's RCBS powder measures, the ones with the large diameter friction fit hoppers. Really nice!
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    10-19-2020, 08:57 PM
    I'm sorry for you and your families loss.
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    10-17-2020, 10:36 PM
    It is VCI. There was a member that gave it away here once in a while but have not seen him list any in some time. I think he got is from his work?
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    10-17-2020, 05:52 PM
    Congratulations! I need to do that, don't know code but might give me incentive to work harder to master it. I took a practice test last month with no study and got 60% right. 73's
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    10-17-2020, 02:57 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread I voted! in Our Town
    Voted Tuesday and trusted the boss to get mine & her ballots to the County Clerk (works in the same building) office and got confirmation that they were logged in. Straight Republican since 1971, no on a couple of tax increases and some State...
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    10-17-2020, 12:03 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread One Happy Dad in Our Town
    That's all you can do Cargo!
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    10-17-2020, 10:11 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread One Happy Dad in Our Town
    Mine went to UNC came out education major and a Lib, but she grew up at about 35 and likes to shoot and votes Republican again.
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    10-14-2020, 01:59 PM
    Go to the bottom of the first page and you will see a box called "Thread Display options" in it are 2 boxes that allow you to customize how many threads are shown and in what order. Pick arrow in left box and move to beginning, you should then see...
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    10-07-2020, 11:14 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Favorite Sandwich in Cookin' Recipe's
    Add bacon sometime. Just wow gives a Schlotskys a run for the money.
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    10-05-2020, 08:43 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Favorite Sandwich in Cookin' Recipe's
    A Schlotzsky’s original.
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    10-03-2020, 01:06 PM
    Welcome aboard! We hope you find this a family oriented place that you can learn about casting and other enlighten subjects. Read the rules, keep your posts clean, and if you have to say it don't try to disguise the word just spell it out and...
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    09-27-2020, 09:09 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Consan 20 or Physan20 in Our Town
    I ordered a bottle of Consan 20 from Ace Hardware. They did not have it in stock but got it for me in about a week for pickup and saved the shipping. It is used on green houses and hospitals to control mold and mildew. We used it to control mould...
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    09-27-2020, 06:06 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Matching your revolver in Leverguns
    My pairs are 22 and 41. Both rifles are Henrys. The 41 setup is a 4-5/8 BH and the rifle is a BBS rifle length. The 22 is a pair of Ruger Wranglers and a Henry Classic.
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    09-27-2020, 12:06 AM
    Your welcome
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    09-26-2020, 07:13 PM
    First you need your current password. Then at the top right side of any page you will find your avatar. Pick it and your profile page will open. Go down left side till you see Edit Email & Password. Pick that and it will open a window, that at the...
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    09-24-2020, 06:50 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Furnace cleanup in Casting Equipment
    Mine wasn't quite that bad as I had been using it. I did what JonB suggested before I drained it and then gave it the Hydrogen Peroxide treatment. It did not look like the RCBS pot shown in the post, but it really cleaned scale off the rough iron...
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I have been reloading since 1970 when I started with shotgun while in HS. Have an civil engineering degree and own my own company doing mining consulting work for clay, quarry stone and sand and gravel mines in Colorado. I have done this for 43 years. Just started casting this month (May 2014). I shoot both rifle and pistol and fish and elk hunt.
Jefferson County, CO
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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