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Seeding prior to mining

  1. 401
    It has been my experiance that heavy seeding of lead prior to mining, especially in sand Hills increases lead mining production drastically.
    I wondered if anyone else in the Group has noticed this as well.
  2. dpunch
    Yes I have also notice this strange phenomenon. I have tried small caliber with no luck. Now I have went with 230 grain 45's and I seem to be finding more veins of lead. I hope this will seed enough to keep me in lead.
  3. 401
    A good point, and now you mention it ... I did find a plumbiferous lode after seeding with the 405 gr 45-70!
    I also had found that rapidly seeding with small calibers has produced some luck, the key seems to be the rapidness of the seeding in this case.
  4. 401
    rapid insertion of 50 .356" 125 gr lead, followed by a slower drilling of 405gr 45-70 lead resulted in a very small payback in the silver stream, however much wood was destroyed and a good time was had, a certain Old Miner Named LeRoy certainly had a grin wider than the south end of a north bound lady of the northern woods evening!
    Should have been there, the old coot was a dandy shot 'twas said He had not had such an adventure since before 1950, as a young lad wearing alot of green. Seems to My eyes it was like riding a bike, or afore mentioned lady of the North woods evening
  5. randyrat
    I found rain helps with the production. The little Galena heads pop right out. WOW we have winter this year don't we.
  6. 401
    Indeed ! The more the better
  7. 401
    Hah! Found the motherload of beautiful little soft nuggets, handfulls of em just laying there for the taking
    Boyscout camp, 22cal range, yes they are small, but Holy! and no jackets!
    * rolls around in little nuggets*
    I'm Rich!
  8. dpunch
    I hope they are not the little black nuggets that your rolling in. They may smell ok when heating, but they make crappy boolits.
  9. 401
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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