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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    09-11-2021, 11:45 AM
    From Speer #9
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    09-10-2021, 11:23 PM
    Close the 38 mould and look to see of you can see light between the blocks, if you do it means either the alignments are out too far or you habe something on the mould face. If you hold the blocks together there should be very little play when you...
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    09-09-2021, 12:41 AM
    Welcome new members. Jump right in. We suggets you read a lot and ask questions. There are no dumb ones here just some that have been asked before. Some members will answer and some may direct you to the answer but either way we'll find it for you....
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    09-09-2021, 12:04 AM
    Load and shoot them. Those are pretty good for your first go. Don't over think it you are doing it right, I cast hot at around 750. If you go to fast at this temp you sill get frosting like what you have. At the rate shown on your pictures you are...
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    09-08-2021, 11:01 PM
    Uh 7/8 is the diameter and 14 is the number of threads per inch check McMaster - Carr https://www.mcmaster.com/bolts/medium-strength-grade-5-steel-hex-head-screws/
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    09-08-2021, 09:50 PM
    You can still do it you just have to go on your PP account and disable the subscription or don't use PP instead send in a check, cash or money order.
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    09-08-2021, 09:44 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Hummingbird epiphany in Our Town
    Had a yellow Northrup- King cap with a Red NK on it. Standing knee deep is a high mountain stream and have one hovering above the bill is a unique experience. They drove me nuts buzzing it.
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    09-08-2021, 09:10 PM
    The first time I doubled on green heads was with a friends dads Model 11 Remington 12 ga. He loaned me that day. We both had duck for dinner that night. Your 241 is really nice.
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    09-08-2021, 10:31 AM
    Rancher1913 is right the banner shows when you become a Team Member. To see how it works pick th Team Boolits box in the banner on any page. Just be aware that it may become an annual renewal if you use PP and do not disable auto pay. You will...
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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