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    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    Also remember only 5 ads open at any one time or in one month. So you could sell 50 items per month.
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    Yesterday, 01:56 PM
    I put the raw wax in a pan of boiling water until melted then let is harden. The crud stays below the wax and you can scrape it off. I did this 3 times then went the t-shirt route. Save the wax laden t shirts and crud material and use it for fire...
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Tree Project in Special Projects
    I'll bet it smells wonderful. Nice job too.
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    Yesterday, 12:42 AM
    I have a Zbrojovka BRNO Model 1 in 22lr my grandfather got in Brazil in 1950 it has the express rear and hooded front sights and 2 5.round clips it even has a chec scope.
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    09-18-2021, 12:04 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread TallBald in Our Town
    Has been in since March 2019. You might check his VS page and contact him thru his facebook page.
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    09-18-2021, 11:46 AM
    My 527 has a Nikon Prostaff BDC 3.5x14x50 mounted with CZ rings. It shoots ligit sub 1/2 MOA 5 shot groups at 100 yds. I use 9.7 gr LtlGun @ 3530 fps 20gr Vmax and 11.3 gr CFE BLk for the 25gr Vmax. Remember this is a 17 HH so you may have different...
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    09-18-2021, 12:05 AM
    I'm shooting a 267 gr Trueshot clone in my 41 mag Henry Big Boy it whacks big western mules just fine out to 100 yds or so.
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    09-17-2021, 11:38 PM
    That's what I would get. I started with the universal case expander and it worked alright but you had to really fine tune it or it would over expand unlike the NOE expander. The FDC resizes the neck without crushing it. I tried taking the decaping...
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    09-17-2021, 08:22 PM
    I also found using a Factory crimp die solves the bent necks on my 17HH and as Three44s belling the mouth really helps to keep from having to roll crimp I use one of the NOE expanders to put a slight bell even with jacketed. ...
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    09-17-2021, 07:34 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread credit card compromised in Our Town
    Try to figure out where you have been and used your card just before it gets hacked each time like the barbershop? There has to be a common thread.
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    09-17-2021, 10:16 AM
    Any one usable in a RCBS LAM.
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    09-17-2021, 10:10 AM
    Mehi, we are glad to hear you are well, just busy. Thanks for the great 0.457 roundball mould it cast right on with pure lead.
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    09-17-2021, 10:07 AM
    I gave you some bad info on a want to buy ad. You don't have access to S&S until you have 30 posts so you were right. Sorry about that.
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    09-17-2021, 12:39 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Friends & Contacts ??? in Our Town
    This link will hopefully explain the concept. https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?423737-becoming-a-quot-friend-quot&highlight=Friends
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    09-16-2021, 10:46 PM
    It's tough to find these special brass. I have a 17 Hornet and was looking for some to down size since 17 is even harder to find right now. I haven't found any in stock at all the usual outlets. You can start a WTB (want to buy) ad in S&S just not a...
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    09-16-2021, 10:06 AM
    An example of what different alloys will do. The mould RCBS 45-250 WW+ 1% tin 250 gr 0.458" /pure lead 266 gr 0.4566 Ok, there was some questions on my measurements as there should have been. I went back and re-measured the pure lead using a...
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    09-15-2021, 10:33 PM
    Any lead boolit can be tumble lubed. I even tumble lube commercial cast and lubed Lazer cast bullets to keep the wax lube in place.
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    09-15-2021, 09:50 PM
    I ordered a 6 cavity 0.457 round ball last Thursday the 9th and got it Monday the 13th.
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    09-14-2021, 09:22 PM
    My starting loads with a NOE 433277 , ocl 1.76, no gas check in a Ruger SBH no leading sized 0.433" 266 gr cup hp keith 2400 14gr 1050 fps 2400 15 gr 1111 fps 2400 15.5 gr 1167 fps 270 gr flat point Universal clays 8.0 .gr @ 1025 9.0 gr...
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    09-14-2021, 07:29 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Citric Acid in Our Town
    google foo it. Looks like typical cost is 35 dollars for 5#'s. Amazon has 4000+ listing.
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    09-14-2021, 10:25 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Citric Acid in Our Town
    A friends is responsible for cleaning the coffeepots on airplains and they use it to clean and disinfect them. It is a beverage safety thing, and I get free citric acid to clean brass when I need it.[smilie=w:
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    09-13-2021, 11:05 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Citric Acid in Our Town
    You can use it to clean your coffee maker too. Just add a teaspoon to a full water reservoir and run it thru then rinse with clean water.
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    09-12-2021, 04:54 PM
    Echo, send him a PM.
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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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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