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    08-07-2022, 02:37 PM
    I suspect that if you remove the rubber part and go to something more solid, when you burn up the motor or break something, RCBS would not replace it for free. Their warranty is just too good to risk losing. Everytime I call they just send the...
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    08-07-2022, 10:50 AM
    Mal those may be Eurasian doves. They are bigger then turtle doves and hang here all winter. They coo like the smaller doves but also have a growling call too. In Colorado they are invasive species so can be harvested year around. Just as good to...
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    08-06-2022, 09:09 PM
    You have to have 30 meaningful posts AND be a member for 30 days before the Pit will open for you.
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    08-06-2022, 05:53 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Nub question in Lead and Lead Alloys
    According to my calculator WWs are 96.3% pb, 0.5% tin, 3.0% antimony and 0.25% arsenic. So a 50/50 would be 98.1% pb, 0.25% tin, 1.5% antimony and 0.13% arsenic BH~10.1 A close mix. Has 1.0#-lino and 2.0#-#6 mag shot and 7.0#-pure lead...
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    08-06-2022, 03:27 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Nub question in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Try this link it will better explain alloying . http://www.lasc.us and here is a lead alloy calculator https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?105952-Lead-alloy-calculators Hope they help.
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    08-06-2022, 02:49 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread sizer in Black Powder Paper Patching
    By chance was it Lathesmith?
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    08-06-2022, 09:18 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread sizer in Black Powder Paper Patching
    Try NOE they make bushing for their sizer for many sizes.
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    08-05-2022, 07:23 PM
    WS, I'd like to drop out of this one. #2 on HP list steveobatoutdrsdotnet Decided to go another route. Thanks Steve.
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    08-04-2022, 10:04 AM
    Pkenn and RobP1, Welcome to cast boolits. We get a little slow sometimes in welcoming new members. I think you will both find answers to about anything you have questions about on casting and reloading. Read and search and if you cant find it...
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    07-31-2022, 03:47 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Fun at the PO in Our Town
    Our will have 4 working with 2 customers, but once the line gets to be 10 deep. Then 3 will finish with their customer then get up and leave and never come back leaving one to help the remaining customers.
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    07-31-2022, 01:24 PM
    Are you crimping when seating in one step or seating then crimping? If so that may be your problem. I use hot glue in round seating stems to make custom stem shapes by putting a little sizing lube on a seated bullet and filling the stem with hot...
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    07-30-2022, 05:20 PM
    John, I apologize I did not look at the actual shell list to see they were out of stock. Try posting a WTB in S&S, there are a couple of members that list them once in a while that may help you out.
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    07-30-2022, 01:51 PM
    Try Ballistic Products the have shells and wad in stock. https://www.ballisticproducts.com
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    07-26-2022, 11:22 PM
    I use one of these. https://noebulletmolds.com/site/product-category/bullet-casting-reloading/gas-checks-tools/gas-check-seating-die/ Still slow but saves your thumb nail.
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    07-25-2022, 07:21 PM
    We are aware of the issue. Thanks for reporting it.
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    07-25-2022, 07:20 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread Pop ups? in Our Town
    We are aware of the issue. Thanks for reporting it.
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    07-25-2022, 07:20 PM
    Minerat replied to a thread pop up windows in Our Town
    We are aware of the issue. Thanks for reporting it.
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    07-23-2022, 07:35 PM
    Duck, Welcome to Cast Boolits! Ask away, there are no dumb questions here. You may not get a straightforward answer but will get a link to the correct answer. Be sure to read the rules in Swapin & Sellin and the TOS at the top of any page. If...
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    07-23-2022, 12:32 AM
    Minerat replied to a thread Ice maker in Our Town
    If the cubes are sticking, (bridging) together it's probably over filling.
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About Minerat
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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.
Location:
Jefferson County, CO
Interests:
Shootin', grandkids
Occupation:
Engineer

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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