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    Today, 10:59 AM
    Merry Christmas back at you Katie, may 2019 be more rewarding then 2018 for you.
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    First off tilt the mould so any over fill runs into the last cavity filled. So if you fill from front to back raise the back handles of the a little so when the first cavity is full the over fill will spill off the front of the mould into a ingot...
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    12-13-2018, 11:06 PM
    "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward Dear Lord.... Tonight is a Prayer of Thanks.... Thank You for All I am and All I have... Thank You when so many things went Right.......
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    12-13-2018, 11:26 AM
    Lyman cast #4 lists the 429421 bullet min as 4.4 gr of 231 in special case at 679 fps and 7700 cpu this would probably work for what you want but be careful till you know for sure.
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    12-13-2018, 11:13 AM
    My Lyman cast bullet #4 lists max Herco load for the 358156 as 7.5 gr at 41000 cpu's in a 357 mag. I'd question the 11gr.
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    12-13-2018, 03:33 AM
    I have some ground bees that showed up in the spring for the first time. I processed some cruddy beeswax my father in law got me and scraped the bottom of the cake into my wifes flower bed (seemed like a good idea at the time). When it warmed up...
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    12-13-2018, 03:07 AM
    I really like my CZ527 Varmintor in 17 HH. I cast for it and am working on light loads for it. Last go around was 1.6 gr Trail Boss with a Noe 172-26GC @1050 fps and 1.6 gr of Trail Boss with a Noe 172-32 @ 1000 fps But you said easy to load! It...
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    12-13-2018, 01:13 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Yellowstone Park in Cast Boolits
    First off if you use spinning gear. Go with 4 to 8 lb test mono line on these western streams. I usually load my mitchell 300 with 6 lb stren and my penn 420 light reel with 4 pound. I use medium/light fast tip 7 ft rods with the mitchell and 6 foot...
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    12-11-2018, 10:03 PM
    These are not honey bees that pollinate flowers. Here is a link so you will know what is being discussed. I found it rather interesting and am glad I don't have that problem.
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    12-11-2018, 07:52 PM
    Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique. James Macgregor Burns Dear Lord... Our President is attacked at every turn. Please Bless and Protect him everyday.Fill his Heart with Courage, his...
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    12-11-2018, 11:07 AM
    I have done that for many commercial bullets, only used BLL. It works just fine without taking the commercial lube off first.
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    12-10-2018, 11:45 PM
    I have a Tauris model 92, it will only shoot Long Rifkes, even though ost Winchester and Remington pumps will use all 3 lengths. The difference is the way the shell pickup is made. On mine the pick-up does not have a spring to keep shorts and longs...
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    12-10-2018, 08:26 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Some people..... in Our Town
    Don't you know some poor innocent soul (moooron) was driving along when that nasty road sign attacked him and he had to shoot it in self defense. :bigsmyl2: We have a lot of attack signs in Colorado or it would seem with all of the holes in them.
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    12-10-2018, 12:46 AM
    9 mm's head space on the case not the rim. You say it is happening in all your 9 mm's so is it possible your cases are too short and thus going in to the chambers so far that the firing pin is not contacting the primers on the short cases?
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    12-09-2018, 10:50 PM
    Like new RCBS Du-O-Measure, $90.00, shipped. Now $60.00. Ill take this, PM on way
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    12-09-2018, 10:06 PM
    Read some where it can be used for subsonic loads and was designed for the 300 blackout. But have not found any data. I got it for use in my 17HH but have not had a chance to try it.
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    12-09-2018, 06:30 PM
    Welcome aboard, there are numerous online sources for load data so it pays to do a little research first.
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    12-09-2018, 06:27 PM
    “What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” ― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us”- Augustine Dear Lord... Let us be the People You would be Proud of.... ...
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    12-09-2018, 06:11 PM
    I built one in 1985, that is a 54 cal. worked on it while watching TV. Filed and sanded the barrel down to crocus cloth grade then had it hot blued. It's like looking into a dark blue mirror. Finished stock with 2 light coats of maple stain, 7...
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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