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    09-25-2021, 10:15 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Gun show today in Our Town
    In Montrose?
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    09-25-2021, 06:49 PM
    I have the following .338 Jacketed Bullets for sale, shipping not included in the prices. I’m not set up to accept PayPal so all sales will be by USPS Money order (shipped after MO received). First “I’ll Take” it and PM with mailing address...
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    09-24-2021, 08:09 PM
    I did a little search and found this discussion that might help. https://www.trapshooters.com/threads/bushing-interchange.231479/ I found that Texan, Pacific and Hornady would work in an old Honey Bair I had. The Bair were steel dies.
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    09-22-2021, 11:31 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread 300 Win Mag load???? in Our Town
    I love RL22 with 180 gr noslers in my 300 Wby. I get consistent moa or better and very clean burning. Mine are about 90% loads too. Bet you can find a similar load for the win mag.
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    09-22-2021, 08:17 PM
    I have used a thick washer, very similar to the one you get with RCBS44 spcl/ 44 mag dies. I set the die to crimp the.put the washer under the die and adjust the seating depth. Then when you get done seating just remove the ring and back the seating...
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    09-22-2021, 06:43 PM
    Or buy a second seat/crimp die (aka factory crimp die) and crimp after seating if you have room on your head for another die.
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    09-20-2021, 08:51 PM
    Did you use the Team Boolits or the Donate? Team Boolits gets you more emails, picture storage and other benifits. Donate is a contribution to the server sponsor. They are 2 different things. I reported you question to No_1 to look into. You should...
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    09-19-2021, 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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    09-19-2021, 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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    09-19-2021, 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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    09-19-2021, 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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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.
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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