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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    The only thing that I will add to a pot of molten lead are sprues and freshly cast reject bullets, still too hot to touch. A little moisture goes a long way!
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    Yesterday, 08:00 AM
    lightman replied to a thread A new to me 45 case in Our Town
    When I first saw these laying on the ground I thought they were older cases that were weathered. I pick those up too but they go straight to the recycle bucket. These are just blue looking and are not magnetic and weigh too much to be aluminum. I...
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    04-24-2018, 09:45 PM
    lightman started a thread A new to me 45 case in Our Town
    I picked up some brass today and included in the batch were 2 cases that at first looked old and black. On closer inspection they are new blackened brass cases. These are 45 ACP cases and appear to have the Browning Buckmark Logo on the headstamp....
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    04-24-2018, 09:36 PM
    If thats Little Rock Arkansas bring it with you and I'll melt it for you. I know, you're probably trying to reduce the stuff to move.
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    04-24-2018, 11:02 AM
    Not much today, feeling kind of wimpy. Probably resize and tumble some 357 cases that someone left on my back porch. Most of my non-reloading buddies save stuff for me, and drop it off. Either brass or various forms of lead. Plan to cast tomorrow,...
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    04-24-2018, 10:55 AM
    lightman replied to a thread terkey hunting in Our Town
    I went last week without any luck. Several days they were not gobbling. Saw some hens one day. Heard on gobble another day but he was more interested in talking to the hoot owl than he was me. I can't go to them like I once was able to do. You're...
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    04-24-2018, 10:50 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Couch Potato???? in Our Town
    Some days I'm one. I try to stay as active as possible but some days my MS kicks my tail and I just don't have any energy. I've learned the hard way to take it easy on those days.
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    04-24-2018, 08:30 AM
    I would also like to thank Him for his service. And wish him luck in whatever he chooses. Those decisions can be tough unless you are one of the lucky few that know what they want.
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    04-23-2018, 10:57 PM
    I saved them before I retired. Each pin has about 4 oz of lead best that I could tell. Some of the older ones were a little bigger. I never had it tested but the hardness was about like wheelweights. Biggin, another member here saves them too. Maybe...
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    04-23-2018, 02:13 PM
    Just emptied it! Sorry.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    04-23-2018, 11:16 AM
    I will add that my Email was as courteous as an Email can be as was my phone conservation. I requested a replacement part and a spare that I was willing to pay for. I guess I'm just used to Leopold, Dillon or RCBS customer service.
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    04-23-2018, 11:11 AM
    I've used the RCBS for years. Like the others have said, about 1/4 turn works. I doubt that any of the press mounted pullers have much advantage over any other. I've slowly acluminated collets for most calibers, quite an investment all told.
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    04-23-2018, 11:03 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Project in Our Town
    Nice Score and an interesting smelting rig! Any score that needs a pallet and a forklift has got to be a good one! I'm another that is curious about the weight. Hopefully all of those are lead. Your truck probably hates you!
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    04-23-2018, 10:57 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Just married! in Our Town
    Congratulations! I wish you both a long and happy marriage.
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    04-23-2018, 08:15 AM
    I'm having a bad experience with Lee right now. I just broke the unbreakable decapping pin in their universal decapping die. Their website is not the easiest to navigate through. I Emailed them and got a reply within 24 hours. That was the only...
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    04-23-2018, 07:58 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Forster Trimmer in Casting Equipment
    The original Forrster trimmer had a very loyal following. Everyone that owned one seemed to like it. I hate to hear about the problems that you had with yours. I'm a little surprised Forrster did not take better care of you. Thats kind of unusual in...
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    04-22-2018, 09:00 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Iím an idiot!! in Our Town
    Glad you were not seriously injured.
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    04-22-2018, 07:52 PM
    I have for trade at lease 500, maybe 700 300 blackout brass. A lot is Barnes headstamp. All 1F. 20+/- 7.62 x 54R 1F brass. 40-50 35 rem brass. Has been deprimed and dont know history of it but it looks just fine. some rare swaged boolits with zinc...
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    04-22-2018, 04:32 PM
    lightman replied to a thread It is raining!!!!!!!!!! in Our Town
    We got 1.6 inches locally out of last nights storm. Wasn't much storm to it thankfully.
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    04-22-2018, 04:30 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Bad news--Good news in Our Town
    That there is funny and I don't care who you are!
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    04-22-2018, 07:12 AM
    It is kind of funny but understand that we are laughing with you not at you! I was trying to shoot in competition when I was newly married. That is not as bad as supporting a race car but its probably close. And lets not talk about owning an...
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    04-22-2018, 07:06 AM
    You could see if the one on the right is attracted to a magnet or try cutting it. A cut with a hacksaw or file should show if its copper or steel inside.
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    04-21-2018, 08:38 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Who, What, When and WHY in Our Town
    Awesome job and cool pictures!
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  • maxreloader's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 07:40 AM
    I'll take this: .308/7.62x51 brass 250, all tumbled and de-primed mixed headstamp at least half has been reloaded, some pulled factory ammo and some once fired range pickup $20 shipped PM on way!
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    04-20-2018, 09:53 PM
    lightman replied to a thread It is raining!!!!!!!!!! in Our Town
    We're forecast to get it tomorrow and Sunday. You guys probably need it!
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    04-20-2018, 04:30 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Protect yourself in Our Town
    Wow, glad you were not hurt. Hopefully you can determine what happened and why?
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    04-20-2018, 08:13 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Long time no see... in Our Town
    Welcome Back! That "collapsing at work and not recovering" sounds serious. Please pursue this and find the cause. Take care of yourself.
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    04-20-2018, 08:10 AM
    Ours does not last long enough to get funky! The little buggers are busy! The Bumble Bees get their share too!
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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