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    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Computer test in Testing Area
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    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    All said above is right. It usually takes 10 to 12 days for them to get Denver, Start reading about the quirks of casting with brass and patina while you wait it will be worth it.
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Dear Lord... This day we ask for Blessing for our Land and our President. Let him be strong, courageous, and victorious. Let him drain the swamp and let him remove this blight upon the Land of the Free... Please bend this evil to Your Will... Amen...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    castalott replied to a thread Prayer for Blackwater in Our Chapel
    Dear Lord...Please heal my Brother Blackwater....Amen
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    01-16-2018, 10:56 PM
    Hi John, I like the black one you sent for the Christmas exchange thingy so much that I now want a silver 20 oz with the full cast boolits logo and MINERAT under it for my truck.
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    01-16-2018, 10:36 PM
    I'd take it to a custom western hat maker and see what they think. I suspect there are a couple somewhere around your neck of the woods, or Nashville. They can probably re block and clean it.
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    01-16-2018, 10:29 PM
    I have a set of Filson chaps that work great. I use them for hunting upland birds, elk, deer and when riding the ATV. They fold up and go under the back seat of the truck or in a hunting pack. You could probably wear shorts under them in summer and...
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    01-15-2018, 11:28 PM
    I paid $850 for mine 10 years ago. But mine is a full choke, It is one sweet shooter. BTT for a great gun.
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    01-15-2018, 10:42 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Lube questions in Boolit Lube !
    If you are interested in pan lubing there is a link I ran across 4 years ago or so after I had a mould but not a lube sizer. I was sizing with a Lee push thru on a 41 mag and had a bunch of boolits that I could not shoot. Ben had provided a bunch...
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    01-15-2018, 05:40 PM
    castalott replied to a thread Prayer for Blackwater in Our Chapel
    Dear Lord... Please Bless and Heal my Brother Blackwater.. Whatever his illness, please raise him up...let him return to us again... Humbly on our knees we ask this of You... Amen
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    01-14-2018, 12:59 PM
    2 Chronicles 7:14New King James Version (NKJV) 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their...
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    01-13-2018, 09:10 AM
    "Whoever sees with his eyes is blind." Socrates Dear Lord.... Please Bless and Protect This Land, This President, This Constitution, and This People. Let us ALL be ready to Serve You and this Land of the Free. With Courage and Wisdom, let...
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    01-13-2018, 07:23 AM
    Your story is exactly what I have always said... Our experiences ( and what we make of them) are what makes us.. We are the sum of them... Thanks, Dale
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    01-12-2018, 06:26 PM
    castalott replied to a thread Prayer for Blackwater in Our Chapel
    Another Sincere Prayer for our Brother Blackwater...
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    01-11-2018, 09:19 AM
    Does Lee have a new version of the Pro 1000 out? Anyone seen one? Thanks, Dale
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    01-09-2018, 08:28 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Sorry but I must gloat!! in Our Town
    It reached 73f today at my office in Denver from a low of 32f last night. Summer time in Colorado!!:veryconfu snow predicted tomorrow night.
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    01-07-2018, 10:07 PM
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    01-07-2018, 09:57 PM
    Dear lord... Please Bless and Protect our Land and our President.... Let our President be Wise, Just, Good, Powerful, Honest, and Love your Ways and the Constitution... Give him total victory and power over the swamp.... Let us be that 'Shining...
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    01-07-2018, 05:21 PM
    Sportsman in Denver had 2400 @ $24.95/# about 2 hours ago.
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    01-07-2018, 05:18 PM
    rhouser, Well the fun begins. I have PC,d the first 30 (smoke's traffic orange 32gr and yellow26gr gc) and just cast another 100 of both. I think I'll use the same loading scheme you are so we are testing similar loads with the only difference...
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    01-05-2018, 03:04 AM
    Sincere Prayers for Faith,Love, Mercy, Hope,Strength, Skilled Hands of the Surgeon, Good Outcome, and Fast Recovery...Amen... Heal and Get Well Soon.... Dale
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    01-04-2018, 10:03 PM
    I have used it for a while and like it. I modified the recipe a little by adding 3 for those small paraffin chafing dish candles to 8 oz by weight of the molly and 8 oz of beeswax. This makes it a little stiffer and I can pan lube with it or use it...
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    01-02-2018, 12:58 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Don't understand in Muzzleloading.
    I have a TC Hawkens 54 that was a kit gun back in 1984. I finally got tired of fighting the fouling and tight patching so basically quite shooting it. Had to use a short starter ever time and fought getting the patched ball seated. The last couple...
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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