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    06-12-2021, 09:03 PM
    Don't offer to buy or sell any in this thread. It is a request for information and discussion thread only.
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    06-12-2021, 08:14 PM
    You'll know when you over cook little boolits. They become sculptures. :shock: nice coverage, I like that green too. I mix it at 2 tsp to 1tsp with Smokes silver and get a blue spruce green that's nice too.
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    06-12-2021, 11:26 AM
    My Grandmother was very good with a hoe. She'd decapitate one in a heartbeat and bury the heads. The farm dog got the rest. We only have rattlesnakes here, I find a 20ga shotgun does a pretty good job too, just poke them till they bite the barrel...
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    06-11-2021, 06:25 PM
    That's ME![smilie=s:
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    06-10-2021, 08:32 PM
    Poking buttons to see what happens most times. But on this, another member answered a similar question a month ago or so and I remembered it.:p
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    06-10-2021, 10:12 AM
    243winxb. You just hit it out of the park. If you headspace a belted case on the neck the case bulges above the belt an the cartridge will not seat in the chamber. A 300 Wby has a very well defined shoulder but it still bulges even with neck sizing,...
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    06-09-2021, 11:53 PM
    Open the main recipes page, go to bottom and you will see a box labeled THREAD DISPLAY OPTIONS the left had box shows how far back it will list old posts. Pick your time look back option and on the right side pick SHOW THREADS. You will now have a...
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    06-09-2021, 08:16 PM
    That Larry Willis collet die only resizes the immediate area above the belt, it does nothing to the shoulder or neck.
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    06-09-2021, 08:09 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Tumble Lube in Group Buy Discussion
    Check the group buys there are at least 2 Lighthouse run MP buys that have NLG (no lube grove) options. These are for tumble of Powder coating.
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    06-09-2021, 06:51 PM
    They are lots, not individual or he will be in violation of the rules. Don't offer to buy individual cartridges or the OP will be over ten items.
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    06-08-2021, 11:24 PM
    I have salvaged probably 100 7mm Rem mag cases using the tool Mustang shows. I use it in my 300 wby too. My 7mm cases start to get hard to chamber after the 3rd reload. I load to mag factory velocities or a tad over but not near max. I get 2 more...
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    06-06-2021, 08:11 PM
    If you report it we can deal with it. We can't catch them all and the mods ain't telling how we found out. Your help will be appreciated, trust me.
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    06-05-2021, 05:21 PM
    I found 2 chicken nuggets in my backpack that may have been there for a year. Beyond consumable even if starving.
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    06-05-2021, 01:04 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Shipping cost in Our Town
    You can get 2 SFRB in a large Flat rate tyvec envelope for the price of 1 box. Just did that recently no problems, with some brass in them.
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    06-05-2021, 12:31 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Still can't post pics in Testing Area
    200k is the limit if you get the message the picture is over size. Make it smaller. Using the upload feature will not automatically size it down. On Diesealhorses big example the MS Edge may be doing the downsize when it is communicating with the...
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    06-04-2021, 07:18 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Freezing jerky?? in Cookin' Recipe's
    That's kind of what I was hinting at. It never lasts long enough to go bad. I hide it in the freezer from the Grandkids but they have found my stash so when I go out to get some is is usually gone. Oh well at least they like it. May try ghost...
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    06-04-2021, 10:33 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Freezing jerky?? in Cookin' Recipe's
    I freeze mine in vac sealed packages. But with the grandkids it only lasts for about a month before they find it and only about a week till it is gone. No ill effects from the freezing. I found a package that got buried around christmas when I made...
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    06-04-2021, 10:27 AM
    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I kicked it up to the staff and no one has an idea that will allow you to do what you are trying. It seems the only way to reduce the size is as you already knew, download, resize, upload to CB. If you find...
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    06-02-2021, 10:44 PM
    One with holes a drop of candle wax. Swirls are because you need more height in the wad colume. With buck shot the larger pellets either under or over fill the shotcup. The way to fix that is to add card wad(s)under the shot. You can make them out...
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    05-31-2021, 09:18 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread 0000 buckshot mold in Helping Hands
    I would like to have it for loading in a 410 shotgun, unless someone else needs it more. I'll even email you a paid SFRB shipping label. PM me your email address if I get it and your information for the return address. And I'll get it sent to you.
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    05-31-2021, 10:57 AM
    I shoot 17 Hornet and as easy as it it to crush the necks when seating bullets, I think you would just destroy them. I agree with farmbif a trade for 22 Hornet or sell to buy new is your best bet. 17's are hard to find too.
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    05-30-2021, 06:37 PM
    Your ad is just fine. It complies with the rules as they are shooting related, less then 10 items and you have more then 30 posts.
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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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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