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    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    Hallelujah..... Just because....
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    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    17nut, I'm on the fence right now about casting for the 17 but have a questions. It seems that most factory loads are limited to 20-25 gr for the HH. How is that 32 gr NOE shooting? Is it considered "Heavy for Caliber"?
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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    Might try this one too I just ordered a sling and banderole for my 41 mag Henry. https://brassstacker.com/home.php/
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    Yesterday, 09:31 AM
    This day we think of our President and all he must overcome.... Dear Lord...Please Bless and protect Our President , our Land , and our People... Let our President be Wise, Thoughtful, Courageous, Faithful, Insightful, Powerful, Good and Good for...
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    11-18-2017, 09:20 PM
    I'm glad to return...This has been the most fun shooting in years... And I am trying to make something useful and frugal... appeals to my % of Scottish blood! But I must admit I am not very good at this... hasn't stopped me yet! Dale
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    11-18-2017, 11:01 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Need some Rain Gear. in Camping Gear
    I have the jacket and pants set of theses. Cabela's Men's Space Rain™ Full-Zip Jacket with 4MOST DRY-PLUS. They cost an Arm and a leg but will go over heavier gear and pack down into small bags so easy to put in hunting pack and light weight. I...
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    11-18-2017, 09:16 AM
    Well done! But I bet it will do even better. ( You said yourself you got excited...) I have some 22 Dogtown bullets to try ... I hope they shoot like that... But CZ makes good stuff.. I like their rifles...
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    11-18-2017, 01:06 AM
    castalot - 17 hornet may be a CZ ZeeDaisey:smile: but this is the first 5 shot group after the scope was set on my 527 measured 0.44", no trigger job, out of the box. # 1 was the eleventh round down the bore. First 3 shots went into the upper hole...
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    11-17-2017, 11:54 PM
    Winter is coming on and I will have time to play with this again. I hope you all are as excited as I am... Dale
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    11-16-2017, 09:53 AM
    Our Government is hopeless... The Constitution and basic structure is good...but the people running it are corrupt to the core. There is no left or right..only them and us... Dear Lord... On humble knees we beg for change... Those that have...
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    11-13-2017, 11:08 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Use a paintball gun to check them if you have one. You can shoot them into a trash can in the garage and it would save a trip to the range too. I have a PACT Professional too and if you shoot too low or high across the screens or it is too dim or...
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    11-12-2017, 03:49 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread How's your weather ? in Our Town
    We don't talk about the weather in Colorado, it just gives foreigners ideas (Kaliforniaun) and we have too many already.
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    11-12-2017, 03:34 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    I went with Pachmayr Decelerator pads on my 300WBY and 7mm Rem mag. and while I can run 20 to 30 round thru them in one setting they do take the sting out of doing it. At 64 some people never learn.. A buddy of mine can't take the recoil anymore...
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    11-12-2017, 01:13 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Keep Or Scrap? in Completed Deals
    Or save them till you have a 5 gal bucket full and sell them. Especially AA compression and STS's
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    11-12-2017, 12:55 PM
    “Our job on earth isn't to criticize, reject, or judge. Our purpose is to offer a helping hand, compassion, and mercy. We are to do unto others as we hope they would do unto us.” ― Dana Arcuri, Harvest of Hope “Rejoice and thank God in the...
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    11-11-2017, 11:27 PM
    This should be interesting. I have been pondering the same thing. May PC some?
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    11-11-2017, 07:44 AM
    It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. George S. Patton Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved...
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    11-10-2017, 11:51 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread 41 gas checks in Gas Checks
    My Mehi 413640 uses a .41lt. The Mehi 413265 trushot clone uses the .416. Both from blammer (gators I suspect).
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    11-10-2017, 06:34 PM
    castalott replied to a thread Pray for Jim and Mary in Our Chapel
    Sincere Prayers for Health, Healing, Faith, Hope, Love, Mercy, and Strength... Please Lord, Bless and Protect all who do Your Work... Amen
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    11-09-2017, 10:58 PM
    I call you all to Prayer.... Dear Lord... Let Your Love and Will come to pass soon in this Land... Turn this evil to Your Perfect Will... Let those You love be protected and let Your enemies feel Your Displeasure... This evil has gone on...
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    11-09-2017, 02:27 PM
    Luke 8:16–18 “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not...
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    11-08-2017, 04:01 PM
    Smoke, Package received in great shape. Thanks for the fast service.
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    11-08-2017, 10:50 AM
    Dies are tools for me as long as they do their job. I have all but Dillon but If given only one choice RCBS. The last set was for a Hornady 17 HH because of their seating stem.
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    11-07-2017, 06:04 PM
    It seems that incredible things are happening. If it can be believed, the swamp is being drained... People are being thrown under the bus.... Trump is being attacked from every side.... Dear Lord.... Please Bless and Protect our Land and our...
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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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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