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    Today, 10:42 AM
    I have han RCBS Easy Melt for about 11 months now and it works just fine. The only issue is the cool down period for the pid. You can't shut the pot off till it reads less then 160. This takes up to 3-4 hours in my garage when it is 50. You could...
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Best Steak You Ever Ate in Our Town
    Minturn Yacht Club in Minturn CO not sure it is still there. It was one of those places where you picked the meat out if the cold case, sold only USDA prime aged beef and you paid separate for the sides. Their T-bone was to die for.
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    10-25-2020, 08:19 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Scrambled eggs in Cookin' Recipe's
    If your going to do them without milk, might as well just cook them over easy then you don't have to mess with the stirring.:bigsmyl2:
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    10-25-2020, 01:56 PM
    Sorry for being gone...I've been sick and out of the loop...... ( I'm ok) Dear Lord..... Today we give Thanks for All we are and All we have. We ask You to Bless our Land and President.... Give Trump Wisdom, Power, Knowledge, Understanding,...
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    10-25-2020, 12:33 PM
    You can ship primed brass just label it per USPS regs.
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    10-25-2020, 11:47 AM
    Nice tip thanks.
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    10-25-2020, 11:42 AM
    That's very informative, thanks! It's interesting to see the change in nose profile for the RCBS moulds. Do the 2 RCBS moulds cast to the same approximate weight? It also looks like the middle one has the square lube groove -vs- the other two with...
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    10-24-2020, 12:30 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Sight in days in Our Town
    Our range in Clear Creek County has been closed since July 8th due to stage II fire ban. Sight in days, the Breast Cancer machine gun shoot and all competition has been canceled since then. On the other hand a large part of northern Colorado is...
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    10-24-2020, 12:01 AM
    I have the 358156, so I think it is the best because it was free. Also is consistent with the weight I like in J word boolits for my 38s and 357s.
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    10-22-2020, 10:33 AM
    I usually reload around 300 rifle calibers 7mm or larger a year and a 800 little ones 223, .22-250 and .17 HH and another 3000 various pistol calibers. This year our ranges have been closed due to Type 2 fire restrictions since 7/10/20 so my...
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    10-21-2020, 10:07 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Bees wax price check in Boolit Lube !
    I got 15# unfiltered last year for a $1.00 per pound. I then cleaned it using the water bath t-shirt filter method and after 3 melts and filtering I netted about 13.5#s yellow wax, 200 ground bees where I dumped the castings in the flower bed...
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    10-20-2020, 07:58 PM
    I got 2 one for both my 1970's RCBS powder measures, the ones with the large diameter friction fit hoppers. Really nice!
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    10-19-2020, 08:57 PM
    I'm sorry for you and your families loss.
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    10-17-2020, 10:36 PM
    It is VCI. There was a member that gave it away here once in a while but have not seen him list any in some time. I think he got is from his work?
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    10-17-2020, 05:52 PM
    Congratulations! I need to do that, don't know code but might give me incentive to work harder to master it. I took a practice test last month with no study and got 60% right. 73's
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    10-17-2020, 02:57 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread I voted! in Our Town
    Voted Tuesday and trusted the boss to get mine & her ballots to the County Clerk (works in the same building) office and got confirmation that they were logged in. Straight Republican since 1971, no on a couple of tax increases and some State...
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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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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