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    Today, 02:08 PM
    I have for sale an odd lot of jacketed bullets. I'll take $57 shipped. USPS Money Order or Personal Check. I have described them as well as possible. The Sierra's are in Sierra boxes. The others are bagged individually. 1. 52- 30 Caliber 178...
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    Today, 10:23 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Rounded bands ok? in Cast Boolits
    I need to do this myself. I saved a Ziplock bag of selected rejects from a recent casting session for this purpose. Maybe I can get around to it when it starts cooling off. I can cast a near perfect bullet and I struggle with the idea of accepting...
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    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    Finished tumbling my working stock of 44 magnum brass and started sizing and tumbling my working stock of 9mm brass. Took a break and hit 2 parts stores and an implement dealer looking for "O" rings to rebuild my Lyman 450. Tested an ingot for...
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    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Death warmed over.... in Our Town
    Thats good news! Hope you're on top of it now. Welcome Back!
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    Yesterday, 07:11 AM
    In a 15# drum, like a Thumbler Model-B, I use about a 9mm case of Lemi-Shine and a "splash" of Armor-All Wash and Wax. You need to adjust your Lemi-Shine to match your water hardness. Tumble time varies depending on how dirty the cases are. Cases...
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    Yesterday, 06:53 AM
    I think it was made in Czechoslovakia. I have not used any of this although I have picked up some.
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    Yesterday, 06:47 AM
    lightman replied to a thread die selection in Reloading Equipment
    I'm not a big Lee fan and I don't have very much Lee equipment, but its a little cheaper than the other brands and will let you get into reloading with a smaller investment. It will work. They are not machined as nicely as the other brands, if thats...
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    Yesterday, 06:12 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Rounded bands ok? in Cast Boolits
    I'm pretty picky about my bullets and strive for perfection. Some of my friends say I'm too picky. I would remelt them. I expect my cast to shoot as well as factory, and they do. It sounds like your temp is too low, either the alloy or mold temp.
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    Yesterday, 06:04 AM
    $2 a pound for unknown lead is about 4 or 5 times too much, in my opinion. A chunk weighing 190# is going to be hard for some to deal with. You can cut it with a hand saw, easy enough, or any number of power tools. You can also whittle pieces off of...
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    07-19-2017, 10:25 PM
    I've got a Harrells, my original RCBS Uniflo, a Dillon, A RCBS Chargemaster and a set of Lee Dippers.
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    07-19-2017, 10:20 AM
    I'm self taught. I started as a kid, in the late 60's. I read the Lyman Handbook, fired up the pot and started casting. I did start with decent equipment. A 10# Lyman pot and a few 4 cavity Lyman molds. I cast a lot of bad bullets while learning...
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    07-18-2017, 01:31 PM
    A few years ago I ordered a 40# bag of corncob from drill spot.com. I think it was about $25 shipped. It actually shipped from Granger. I think its more now, but buying in bulk from companies that sell blasting media is the cheapest way to go. I use...
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    07-17-2017, 08:29 PM
    lightman replied to a thread First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    Looks like a pretty good first effort. What I'm seeing look pretty good.
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    07-17-2017, 08:27 PM
    :drinks:
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    07-17-2017, 12:26 PM
    Yeah, and the one that I was looking for was on the very bottom!:drinks:
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    07-17-2017, 07:57 AM
    I would just load and shoot them. However, I have removed lots of live primers without incident. Just run your case into the sizing die or universal decapping die in the normal manner. Slow, steady and smooth. Safety glasses are a good idea. Maybe...
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    07-16-2017, 09:28 PM
    Weekly bump. I'm still looking for these molds.
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    07-16-2017, 09:22 PM
    Resized about 2K 44 magnum cases today and wet tumbled them. Just got the last batch out of the tumbler. My right arm is tired!
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    07-16-2017, 09:18 PM
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    I just signed up with imager but can't get the pictures to show. Can anyone using a Mac tell me in simple terms how to do this? Thanks
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    07-16-2017, 09:11 PM
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    07-16-2017, 09:02 PM
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    07-16-2017, 08:52 PM
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    07-16-2017, 07:10 PM
    About 2 or 2-1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with MS and was forced to retire. I posted a little about it at the time. Country Gent sent me a PM saying that he was going through this and offered to talk. I called him and had a nice visit. He offered...
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    07-16-2017, 07:01 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Death warmed over.... in Our Town
    You have had more than your share of problems this year. Hoping you get on top of this soon. That Star Sizer should provide some boost for you. Take Care.
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    07-16-2017, 01:09 PM
    I think you will be ok. I've melted wet stuff before. Wheelweights, range scrap, ect and all of the moisture has always burned away before the lead melts. A cover over the pot is never a bad ides though.
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    07-16-2017, 09:06 AM
    That would be great, Thanks a lot. PM on the way.
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    07-16-2017, 09:04 AM
    As far as the loading room goes, I may start prepping some 44 brass. My working stock of loaded 44's is about used up and its about time to stuff them all again. I think I have enough bullets cast up to cover this.
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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