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    09-20-2020, 05:13 PM
    WRideout replied to a thread Lead Free Primers in Cast Boolits
    When I lived on the Left Coast, working in the environmental field, I saw a complete lack of understanding of basic toxicology by the public. If one uttered the words "Poison exists," that was equivalent to saying "I am being poisoned." Wayne
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    09-10-2020, 11:30 AM
    You did good, Tazman. I always believed in starting kids young and teaching them to be responsible. I did that with my three daughters, and two nephews. They are all fine with firearms, and treat them with respect. Wayne
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    09-05-2020, 11:48 AM
    This may be a little late, but I thought I would answer anyway. I have not personally tried it, but in my reading it seems that welding cast iron is a bit tricky. It appears that brazing may be the way to go, but it can difficult to keep thermal...
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    09-04-2020, 12:33 PM
    WRideout replied to a thread Need a harder alloy? in Cast Boolits
    A temporary fix that has worked for me was to put some hot melt glue in the seating die, then seat the bullet while it is still soft. The stem with the glue will take on the shape of the boolit nose. Wayne
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    09-04-2020, 12:30 PM
    WRideout replied to a thread Ratios for Bullets in Cast Boolits
    To add antimony to the alloy for hardness, lead shot works very well, even reclaimed. A bag of that could go a long way. Also, bullets mined from the range backstop produce an alloy that IME, is reasonbly hard and could be mixed with WW or pure. ...
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    08-31-2020, 03:20 PM
    WRideout replied to a thread Range Lead in Cast Boolits
    I started out hand-picking projectiles that were laying on top of the dirt. Then I used a big scoop with holes in it (the round spoon that looks like a colander), to get more at a time. After a while I fabricated a screen out of hardware cloth...
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    08-31-2020, 09:33 AM
    Father, bless and heal TBG and comfort his whole family. Give them all your peace. Amen Wayne
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    08-31-2020, 09:27 AM
    When I turned (ahem) 68 on Saturday, my beloved wife gave me a brick each of SP standard and SP mag primers. I love that woman! Wayne
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USAR, Ret. Field Artillery Branch
Butler, PA
Shooting, reloading, hunting, fishing, writing
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What doesn't kill you makes you stronger - or else it gives you a bad rash.
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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