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    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    Dear Lord... Today we give Heartfelt Thanks for the things that have gone right. We give Thanks that Trump is our President and not someone else. We give Thanks that we live in a wonderful Land. We give Thanks that we have the Constitution and our...
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    06-11-2019, 11:31 PM
    Dear Lord... Look into our Souls and Hearts and cleanse them of evil. Let us seek after Holy Things to share with those we love. Let us make this World a better place while we are here by following your Path and Your Word. Let us not fear or stumble...
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    06-11-2019, 11:15 PM
    Honesty Alert.... I was wrong... The song I was thinking of from 'the Civil War' was 'Ashokan Farewell' I still like "Nearer my God to Thee" I goofed up...sorry... Dale
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    06-11-2019, 02:01 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread 512640 sa in Group Buy Discussion
    2 dogs, I think this is a double post?
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    06-11-2019, 01:55 PM
    I like that idea, I'm stealing it!
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    06-10-2019, 10:57 PM
    Burch, that's what I ment, great minds work alike. :)
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    06-10-2019, 10:33 PM
    I just use an unsized case for 41's and 44's drill out the primer hole and put a roofing nail with the head in the case and piece of dowel to push the Boolits out. I use a push thru to size first, using a little axle grease to lube and have no...
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    06-10-2019, 10:35 AM
    I've read everything here and link above. I would agree with about everything ( I'm not an expert nor do I play one on tv.) with this gentle thought. Barrel heat is a major factor but not as one notices it on the outside. The only temps that really...
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    06-09-2019, 11:48 PM
    "Nearer my God to Thee" A beautiful hymn written in 1841(?) that softens my heart. ( You will remember it was played on the Ken Burns "Civil War" series.) Dear Lord.... Nearer my God to Thee... We seek Goodness and Holy Things... We seek Thy...
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    06-09-2019, 12:38 PM
    A story in passing....maybe 30 years ago we went to extreme Southern illinois to hunt wild hogs. Talked to 2 game Wardens before we started to hunt. We had their blessing ( at that time) and they warned us to never touch a hog. We were given a list...
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    06-09-2019, 11:58 AM
    A little search on the interweb found this. Cheers
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    06-08-2019, 10:36 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Too much RV for my Yukon? in Our Town
    The wheel on the side determines how fast the trailer breaks are applied. From touch the break pedal and the controller applies pressure fast to touch pedal and they are applied gradually. Kind of like pushing on the tow vehicles break pedal.
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    06-08-2019, 05:43 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Too much RV for my Yukon? in Our Town
    Your break controller should be set around 4 and then adjusted up or down depending on the load and terrain. I pull a 7500 lb utility trailer loaded with 2 big atvs (650's) and gear or loaded with tents, stoves and other equipment for elk camp each...
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    06-07-2019, 08:41 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Is it a Boolit if in Cast Boolits
    How about spats since it's on the bottom.
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    06-06-2019, 08:57 PM
    Dear Lord..Let Your Word and Ways sweep this Land... Fill Thy Host with Courage,Power, and Faith... Amen Even if we may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen to us, we can know He is able to bring good out of evil, and...
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    06-06-2019, 03:35 PM
    A box trap would my choice. A lot less to go wrong in the 'heat of battle" ie the fog of night and sleep. I have been told Illinois law requires the release to be within 50 yards of the trapping location....just saying....
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    06-06-2019, 03:20 PM
    I remember an article where a shooter wore a barrel until it wouldn't group. Then he set it back 2 inches or so to remove the worn throat. The rechambered job shot very well again... The hard steel barrels of centerfire combined with the ultra...
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    06-05-2019, 10:32 PM
    A foolish question... What if you trapped one ( a ~150 pounder comes to mind) and wormed it and ran a course of antibiotics thru it? It might takes a few weeks...might feed it some corn too... Just a dumb question......
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    06-05-2019, 12:00 AM
    Dear Lord...Mercy and Faith for these, your Servants.....Please send help .....Lord Amen
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    06-04-2019, 10:24 AM
    Our range is at 8500 ft so high altitude for us above 10000 ft. I don't notice any Point of Impact changes and have never run the chronograph at the higher altitudes to see if there is a change. I set my chronograph at 8500 and pressure at 24 in...
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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.
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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