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    Today, 10:24 AM
    Yup, too many foreigners bringing Komifornia politics in now. We moved in in 1962. The beer smell is still around close to the brewery. Glad I could help.
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    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat. Will Rogers To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race. Calvin Coolidge Dear Lord.... Evil...
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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    My 41 mag Lee carbide die with no expansion, OD of Starline brass 0.430 , thickness .0125 or 0.025 so ID is close to 0.405" .
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    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    A mulie is not an elk. Any bullet over 130gr out of the 06 will put one down if you do your job. Sight factory equivalent j word bullets in 1.5 in high at 100 yds and it will be a dead on hold to 250 yds. I used a 41mag Henry with a 220 gr cast @...
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    Yesterday, 07:49 AM
    Dear Lord... Please help Your Servant -President Trump. He ,and his People, are being viciously attacked everyday. Show Thy Great Power and bend this evil to Thy Will. Thy Will be done... Amen
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    09-23-2018, 11:20 PM
    All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary. Andrew Jackson I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel...
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    09-23-2018, 08:04 PM
    Loghhouse you can put me down for 1 CB too.
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    09-22-2018, 10:24 AM
    Mercy, detached from Justice, grows unmerciful. C.S. Lewis It is mercy, not justice or courage or even heroism, that alone can defeat evil. Peter Kreeft The more merciful acts thou dost, the more mercy thou wilt receive.
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    09-22-2018, 09:03 AM
    “Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who...
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    09-21-2018, 11:43 PM
    My CZ527 Varmet 17hh did very well out of box even with factory but the LtlGun really made it shine. I have a .22-250 Bulll barreled Ruger 77 that has been 2 lb trigger, cryoed, mollied, bedded and the CZ out shoots it right out of the box. I...
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    09-21-2018, 10:00 PM
    Dear Lord... Mercy please...Mercy for her and her family... Amen
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    09-21-2018, 10:42 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    Imr 4064 35.0 gr - CCI 250 primer - 150 gr RNSP - WW brass- 2378 fps average
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    09-21-2018, 10:26 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Boston Globe email spam in Our Town
    Use "Boston Globe" as key word in your blocker on your IP's setup or black list for your email address.
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    09-21-2018, 10:16 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Starline 30-30 in Leverguns
    17HH too.
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    09-21-2018, 08:10 AM
    The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. Thucydides Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. George Washington People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the...
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    09-20-2018, 10:06 PM
    Chad, The 9.7 gr Ltl Gun with CCI 400 SR, and Dog Town 20gr HPs @ 3628 fps average gave me a 5 shot group at 100 yds of 0.440" on centers. So decided this was my go to load. But the Cfe Blk and your input has me pondering what it could do. I...
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    09-20-2018, 09:35 PM
    Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. Sophocles Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains...
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    09-19-2018, 09:37 PM
    I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care. Lou Holtz Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it's hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your...
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    09-19-2018, 07:20 PM
    How was the accuracy? I'm getting sub half moa with my j words and 9.2 gr ltl gun so never figured to use anything else. But maybe I better give it a go. I was looking to use the CFE-BLK with PCd cast due to its sub sonic loads use in the 223. Maybe...
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    09-19-2018, 09:10 AM
    We are diminished again.... a great loss.....
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I have been reloading since 1970 when I started with shotgun while in HS. Have an civil engineeering 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 37 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