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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    Its been awhile but my past 8 months has been mostly j word shooting in the 17 hh. But what has changed is I now have the NOE .173 sizer insert and .173 expander. I finally have some empty cases, a # of Cfe blk, a bunch of 26gr PC'd gc'd and 32gr...
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    Yesterday, 01:32 AM
    RCBS provided an aluminum follower plug with my piggyback 2 primer tubes. It locks the shell holder when the primers run out and adds a littl weight to keep them moving. Might contact their Customer Service and see if they will send you one.
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    11-10-2018, 12:28 AM
    Another RCBS fan boy here.... Others make good stuff ( Redding, Forster, Dillon for example) but RCBS is wonderful....
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    11-10-2018, 12:17 AM
    Taterhead is correct. I like reloading presses and I have a bunch of them. I have the state of the art Dillons but they are only for 45 acp and 38 special. 32-20 have thin necks and I prefer the coax. I have an Ultramag for stiff sizing jobs. Rock...
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    11-09-2018, 10:25 PM
    I drilled an 3/32's inch hole thru the wood handle, chrome shroud and steel handle just big enough to take a paneling nail. I drove the nail thru till the finishing head was flush with the shroud, cut it off on the other side and peened and filed...
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    11-09-2018, 05:53 PM
    There are many accusations of voter fraud. Things are just a little crazy..... Dear Lord.... Stand by us now as You did in the past Election.Our enemies swirl about us and try to take our Freedoms and this Land. Forbid it, Almighty Lord! Raise...
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    11-08-2018, 09:03 PM
    Another update... We did a lot better than I thought. With the increased majority in the Senate , more conservative judges are possible. Even another Supreme Court pick is not impossible. Dear Lord...Thank You ... We are never Thankful...
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    11-08-2018, 09:31 AM
    Dear Lord... Another day and things look better! Thank You for all we are and all we have. Bless and protect our President and this Land... Amen First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. Mahatma...
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    11-08-2018, 01:36 AM
    Bear meat is and aquired taste. One I never got. I won't shoot one just so I don't have to eat it and if a friend does, I refuse to take any just to they can enjoy the entire thing.
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    11-07-2018, 10:46 PM
    Ran across a guy and his daughter from Indiana this elk season that gut shot a big cow elk at about 400 yards. The sign showed she drug her guts out for over 300 yards thru oak brush before finally expiring. They then proceeded to field dress it...
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    11-07-2018, 09:51 AM
    We Thank Thee ,Lord, for the victories we have. Thy Will be done... Amen
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    11-07-2018, 01:13 AM
    Talk to your DR. about Allopurnal (sp.) I have gout too and take it every day. Once he got the dose right I haven't has a bout for 5 years. Used to get it every time I had shrimps or crab, add beer and it was BAD.
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    11-07-2018, 12:53 AM
    Pm sent on 3. RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme nice complete $90 ships for $18 pulled down. $108 total.
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    11-07-2018, 12:42 AM
    How about a mulie out of the pine breaks of eastern Utah, field dresses, thrown in a trunk with the skin on, hauled 150 miles hung on a clothes line pole in the sun for 2 weeks (skin still on) to age it and then processed. When cooked salt pepper in...
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    11-06-2018, 11:15 AM
    I use a ziplock baggy.
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    11-06-2018, 10:47 AM
    Thanks, I have a couple of those too. They will get a look.
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    11-06-2018, 12:37 AM
    Thanks again for the suggestions. Waksupi I forgot about the Lyman book, have #3 & #4 will take a look. Loudenboomer, think I'll try that load and see how it shoots. I'm thinking a lighter load in the 308 with a 150 gr may also be a possibility. ...
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    11-05-2018, 11:43 PM
    Dear Lord.... Humbly and Faithfully we ask for Thy Blessing tomorrow as we choose our future. Awaken Thy Host and let us elect good people to do Thy Will. Let us not stumble or fail but rise in Your Power to cleanse this Land. Thy Will be...
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    11-04-2018, 04:40 PM
    I have contacted Mehi a couple of times by email to see if he had any extras from group buys that did not show in inventory and both time he had one. Goog luck.
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    11-04-2018, 04:33 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    If you have a go at it, with steel go down one choke, so for full choke pattern use modified, for modified then Improved cylinder. I just won't shoot steel in my fixed choke guns, means my Win Model 12s and Belgium A5's stay home. I have a Rem...
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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