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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    This is interesting, because Saturday at a Gunshow, I bought a older RCBS set of 41 Mag dies with Steel sizer...the old style box with the flimsy clasp that always breaks. The appear as NEW and possibly never used. I bought them just to have a...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    Congratulations on a beautiful grand daughter! One more caster, handloader and shooter in the family, priceless.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    your ski wax is likely paraffin based...problem is, if you are not sure...then who knows what it is? Also it could also contain; dye, rubber, rosin, resin, colophony, and Perfluorocarbons (according with the Wiki link)...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 04:17 PM
    You can break the top edge of the mold just a tiny bit to let air escape just like Bazoo recommended. I use a diamond hone to put a very small 45* bevel on both halves of the mold that rest under the sprue plate, it works.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 10:50 AM
    ^^^^^^^^^ this. P &P It is sprue not spur, I know we are all cowboys at heart but come on!
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    09-21-2019, 07:46 AM
    I couldn't recall his exact name, so I just typed "Texasnative" into the "google custom search" window and clicked on one of the first 4 results that he had appeared to have participated in, then clicked on his name on one of his posts to get his...
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    09-20-2019, 09:34 PM
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    09-20-2019, 09:22 PM
    TexasGrunt is a different member than who the OP is asking about. I still haven't heard anything about TexasGrunt.
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    09-20-2019, 03:05 PM
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 12:50 AM
    I would jump 'outside the box'...and choose a 41 Mag. some folks like the 43 mag, but if you are considering a Levergun, the 43 just has so many issues that are solved with the 41.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 12:39 AM
    Those look similar to typical "Linotype pigs" but not exactly. Google "Linotype Pig" and click images. all the images I seen when I just googled that are the typical PIG and none were shaped exactly like the ones in the ad. I would be cautious...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 12:18 AM
    YES...THIS ^ ^ ^ :bigsmyl2: Seriously, While I have many expensive molds, that I have heat cycled, I have never heat cycled a Lee mold. I just wash a Lee mold with hot tap water and Dish soap and a toothbrush, let it dry, then preheat on a hot...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 12:01 AM
    As I see it, you are either gonna have stability, or you are not. If you don't get the correct spin out of the barrel, the bullet will just become less stable as time passes. I gotta ask, what is a "slimmer boolit"
    7 replies | 228 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-19-2019, 06:50 PM
    My table is against the North wall, in the center. The main entry is on the south side, so when you enter, just keep walking straight through the middle of the arena, to the north wall. I assume you aren't interested in the powder, right?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-19-2019, 04:02 PM
    8lbs Blue Dot powder $150 (one 5lb jug and 3 one pounders) For pickup in Glencoe, MN 55336 only. I can not ship. As in other years, I will have a table at the Hutchinson, MN gunshow on Sept 21 SATURDAY ONLY ...pickup at the show is a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-19-2019, 12:26 PM
    Be careful when sizing a boolit down that much (about .010"). Depending on technique, Sizing a boolit down that much will likely deform it in a undesired way.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-19-2019, 11:53 AM
    As I understand it, the only measurable shrinkage of 30/1 (as well as other Pb/Sn alloys) occurs during Freeze or moments/seconds afterward. Once it's cooled to room temp, you have no worries about applying lube...and loading/shooting.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-18-2019, 11:25 PM
    If your goal is to push a cast boolit at typical cast boolit speeds, to dispatch a Deer, then Pressure is the one thing to worry about if you are thinking of using a soft-ish alloy. Click on the link below and scroll down about 1/3 of the way, to...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    09-18-2019, 11:04 PM
    you can size and lube right away. While different alloys act differently, it is likely that nothing is going to effect your 45/70 boolits in the short term. Tell us what your alloy is & your casting technique, and someone will likely chime in with...
    12 replies | 311 view(s)
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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