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    Today, 03:30 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Screws stuck in mold in Cast Boolits
    Kind of thought that might happen. Al will make it good.
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    I used a piece of plumbers strap (holey metal strip) to offset the probe about a half inch from the back of the pot and use the support post nut to attach it to the the Seaco pot I use. You can bend the strap to adjust the height or how far it sets...
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    Yesterday, 12:19 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Screws stuck in mold in Cast Boolits
    Call Al at NOE and ask him. Don't email, call he will answer phone or call you back. Heat might help then a little spru plate oil on threads before re tightening.
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    01-20-2021, 08:03 PM
    ....and the pin retainer bars if it is a HP and it takes about 3 pours to get the pins up to temp after warming mould on a hot plate
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    01-20-2021, 11:20 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread CZ 527 17 Hornet in Factory Rifles
    If you reload I suggest looking into flaring the case mouth for any bullet, cast or jacketed as it is very easy to crush the shoulder or buckle the case of you get a bullet even a little crooked. Then as I said use a factory crimp die to close the...
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    01-19-2021, 10:47 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread CZ 527 17 Hornet in Factory Rifles
    I have 1 it is a very accurate rifle. Mine is the varmint model. Here's a link you might find interesting. It is a little challenging to reload for and have found...
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    01-17-2021, 06:57 PM
    I have a 2 cavity but no alpha number so can't help with it, but my older one, casts great and I use it with 7.0 gr of Unique makes a great kicking around load in my BH.
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    01-17-2021, 01:15 PM
    I have one that is about 30 years old. It shoots pretty good but could use new seals . It does work very well for killing spiders, 4 pumps and a blast of air does wonders for one of those creepy bugs. I hate spiders.
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    01-16-2021, 12:38 PM
    Keep the discussion on topic not motorcycles please.
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    01-10-2021, 08:18 PM
    My reason for casting them was for fun and to see if I could get them accurate enough to use on small game instead of 22 lr but at speeds approaching 2300 fps. If I want 4000+ fps I use jacketed. I think that trying to push cast to the speeds of a...
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    01-10-2021, 02:23 PM
    Sorry I forgot the photos. NOE has the Gas checks last I checked, but pushing them to 4k may be a challenge. Maybe 2500 fps best I have is in the Hornet is the 33 gr 1340 with 2.5 gr Trail Boss and 26.5 gr to 1415 fps same TB load.
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    01-10-2021, 11:34 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread RP Has Passed in In Remembrance
    Rest in Peace Ricky, you will be missed.
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    01-09-2021, 10:27 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Black Ideal Lube in Boolit Lube !
    I use the moly-bee mix too but add a scosh of paraffin wax so it is a little harder. Make sure you cook it outside or you'll stink up your garage.:oops:
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    01-06-2021, 01:41 AM
    The big number is the flair and the small is the neck expansion. They work just fine for me, especially the .172 for a 17HH and then use factory crimp die to uniform the neck and take the flair out.
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    01-03-2021, 06:50 PM
    My son was 3 month old the first time we took him to the lake camping and water skiing. Yes, you need more gear but if you think on it, by summer you will have a plan to get it done.
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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