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    Today, 04:53 PM
    If shipping is included... I will take this: 392 pcs. Hornady 44 cal 240gr. .430" FMJ bullets. Boxes are dog-eared and taped up but the bullets are good. $60
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    Today, 03:51 PM
    I set my depth so the mouth of the case hits maybe .010 lower than the driving band. So, 90% of the crimp groove. Then I set the crimp, and do both in the same operation. I like the mouth of the case just short (.005) of the driving band when...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 PM
    Its certainly does! Its slow to get started sometimes but can continue on for years.
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    Today, 03:43 PM
    I'll 2nd the permanent marking idea. I just started this and wish all of mine were stamped. Before my next big smelt I'm going to buy a couple of cheap sets of stamps and tack weld a couple together. WW, PB, ISO, LINO, ect.
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    Today, 03:37 PM
    Even though I'm not hurting for lead I wouldn't scrap it. I would melt it, flux it, skim it, stir it, flux it, skim it ect several times. Then probably make ingots and slowly blend it in with something else. But I do understand the diminishing...
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    Today, 03:07 PM
    To ladle or bottom pour is a personal choice. I started with a 10# Lyman pot, a Coleman Stove and a Lyman ladle. I moved up to a bottom pour pot and never looked back. Others like to ladle pour and would not consider a bottom pour pot. Good bullets...
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    Today, 03:01 PM
    I usually seat the bullet where the case mouth is near the center of the crimp groove or just slightly deeper.
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    Today, 02:48 PM
    I've never had a real visit from The Fairy (knock on wood) but I have had a hiss or two. But I did experience a Tsunami once when I was casting with a buddy and he turned the pot over! Don't ask!!! 10# of lead hit the ground and splashed up on both...
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    Today, 02:22 PM
    Although that is a fairly small burn please with it closely. Don't mean to nag at ya, just am concerned for a Bro!
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    Today, 02:17 PM
    Whenever I am introducing a ladle, spoon or dipper into molten lead I'll lay it across the pot and let the bowl float on the surface for a little while. Condensation can form on these tools but some things that stick to them can also absorb...
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    Today, 01:30 PM
    Yesterday I did some more cleaning in the gun room. I just posted a bunch of stuff for sale in the S&S section. Rings, bases, parts and stuff that I found on shelves and in drawers. By the time this virus stuff winds I may be squared away! Today...
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    Today, 01:08 PM
    Jon, most welders that I hooked up circuits for ask for a 50 or 60 amp circuit. That would require #6 copper wire. The welder won't pull near that except for a few seconds when you are striking an arc. So your 80amp panel is certainly adequate. The...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    Howdy Tom, Welcome to the CB.GL forum from Kentucky.
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    Today, 12:57 PM
    I've used several galco combat master holsters. Used them till they were soft and wouldn't hold the gun anymore effectively. They are comfortable and good quality. I'm fat, and sweat a lot in summer. And being a carpenter I'm always...
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    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    I've recently cleaned up the gun room and have some parts, rings and bases for sale. The first public "I'll take it" followed with a PM gets it. Prices do not include shipping but I will ship the cheapest way and combine shipping if multiple items...
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    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread More prayer needed in Our Chapel
    Pet scan came back and looks like not cancer. So praise God for that. Still have the heart issue that's making me tired.
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    Thats about the way we started. A 10# cast iron Lyman pot on a Coleman stove with 1 ingot mold and a soup ladle. Now I use a 400# capacity pot on a 500,000 BTU Jet burner with 8 ingot molds, a nice Rowell Ladle and a nice skimmer. I can process 400#...
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    Holy Smoke! 2 20mm ammo cans was enough to make me cross eyed!
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Thats the way it was here. 3 days of fishing produced a nice mess of fish but it all happened in 30 minutes!
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    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    I have tumbled primed brass that was not loaded and I had a few misfires. I don't remember what grit corncob I was using but apparently some managed to work its way into the flash hole. I have also dry tumbled loaded ammo with no problems. No...
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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Grass lion took a Robin. in Our Town
    I love my cat! But She lives in the house. 100% inside cat! Not out fertilizing the neighbors flower beds or eating song birds. I also love birds. I would be afraid to guess how much we spend feeding them. Sunflower seeds by the 50# sack. Sugar...
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    There are so many that just disappear and you wonder where they went. Its good, in a sad way, to just know. Kind of like having some closure. I read back on some of the older longer threads, like "do you have a lifetime supply", and wonder at the...
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    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    lightman replied to a thread New Round Here in Our Town
    About the same time that I finished typing this yesterday I called the local tire shop owner and ordered a set of tires (ouch) for my Wife's Expedition. This morning I got up early and drove to a nearby town to the nearest donut shop and bought...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Thanks for letting me know. I've talked to him some. He definitely has his opinions, but grounded in experience.
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    04-02-2020, 07:47 PM
    lightman replied to a thread New Round Here in Our Town
    Welcome Aboard. It looks like you are off to a good start. Be sure to take care of those guys at the tire store. Something like a box of donuts early one morning or a 6 pack of beer late in the day, if they are drinkers. Maybe throw a little...
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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
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