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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    I'll have to test a piece of hardware cloth in the furnace. The basket I lost was of expanded metal. Maybe he used that for a reason. I'll have to look harder for it. I was unable to find any expanded metal so I chose hardware cloth. We'll see how...
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    Yesterday, 09:17 AM
    The furnace is a Thermoline 1400. It runs on 110 volts. It was originally analog with a needle going up to 2100 degrees. The previous owner installed a pid controler & used it to aneal 22lr jackets. It had a wire basket that just fit inside to hold...
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    01-23-2021, 09:04 AM
    midnight replied to a thread Tumbler? in Swaging
    I like my Thumbler Model B, always works. Years ago on my way out of town for a funeral, I passed a pawn shop & stopped. He had a Model B there for $25. All it needed was a $1 sewing machine belt & it's been running ever since. Bob
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    01-23-2021, 08:58 AM
    Used to use my self cleaning oven & it worked well. I have since aquired a small table top kiln or mufflel furnace with a pid control. It will heat to over 2000 degrees so I can heat treat dies & punches as well as aneal brass for jackets. I was...
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    01-22-2021, 10:39 AM
    Just to keep this thread active. It closed on 11-11-20 so we are just waiting on Miha. Bob
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    01-17-2021, 10:07 AM
    midnight replied to a thread core lube? in Swaging
    I use 50/50 lanolin-castor oil lube & then boil the cores in water & dish soap. Rinse thoroughly with hot water & roll them in a towel to dry. Bob
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    01-11-2021, 05:43 PM
    I once used some red airsoft pellets in some 375 bullets. After I seated the core I placed a pellet on the seated core & pointed them up. It was a roundnose bullet & they came out looking fine. I don't think a pointed bullet would work as well. ...
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    01-11-2021, 05:34 PM
    I just keep all lead I get from batteries separate & use it for jig heads, lead hammers or vise jaws. It's the safest way to use lead from an unreliable source. Bob
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    01-06-2021, 02:18 PM
    midnight replied to a thread 6.5mm jackets in Swaging
    I draw down sierra 30 cal jackets. I still have a bunch of 6.5s I bought from Richard Corbin back when he still sold jackets. Bob
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    01-05-2021, 10:23 AM
    I cast all year. Built a fume hood in th basement with a big squirrel gage fan to vent it outside. Melting scrap into ingot occurs on my deck in summer and in my shed in winter. Shed has only canvas for door & one wall & a couple of open windows so...
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    01-05-2021, 10:14 AM
    My Grandson now has my Ithaca M37 16 Mod choke but I kept a couple Win 97's & a. Mod 12. Loading is done with a PW 375. The 97 Mod choke replaced the 37 as my pheasant gun. Hope my grandson loves the 37 as much as I do. Bob
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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