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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 PM
    I both sort and use mixed for pistol brass. If I'm going to sort, I separate them out and do not include ww, ww super, or super x in the winchester brass. I can't remember the exact history now (I looked it up once), but winchester bought out...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 PM
    LOL! Keep up the good attitude! We're with you, as much as strangers can be!
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    Today, 07:23 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Auction in Our Town
    I agree, auctions are funny. I've never really found a bargain at one. Some items go for stupid prices. As far as shooting others reloads, there are a chosen few of my Friends whose reloads I will shoot. Or my Son's. No others, period.....
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    Today, 03:22 PM
    That is mighty odd for that short of distance. Maybe weigh the brass if you kept it separate, maybe two of them have less or more capacity because of differnt lots and caused a difference in pressure? I'd guess it would be a change in the gun...
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    Today, 03:12 PM
    If I were shooting at the National level I would sort them down to the exact head stamp or maybe even buy new brass from the same lot number. But I load most of my pistol ammo from mixed head stamps and it shoots pretty well. Probably better than I...
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    Today, 11:09 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF 30-06 dies in Pay It Forward
    It will go to brstevns Dont forget to post a PIF to keep it going.
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    Today, 11:01 AM
    Sunday bump with reduced prices.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    Still looking for a 4 cavity #258.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 10:19 AM
    I have let a mess of them go, especially when I was starting out and making more bad bullets than perfect bullets. Nothing wrong with using less than perfect bullets for plinking. I reject any inclusions, or rounded driving bands however.
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    Today, 10:16 AM
    lightman replied to a thread new family member in Our Town
    She looks like She is right at home.
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    Today, 10:14 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Flooding in Our Town
    Prayers offered for any of you Guys affected by the flooding. And everyone else too!
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    I think you made a smart but difficult decision. Good Luck in the early season and with your surgery.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Old Ruger in Rimfire Area
    Does sound like a nice deal. What length barrel?
    8 replies | 263 view(s)
  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    No contest! Take care of yourself.
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    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread PIF 30-06 dies in Pay It Forward
    These are good dies for someone.
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    Yesterday, 04:25 PM
    I also use a diamond stone when breaking the edge on a mould. I use a fine stone and just give it 3-4 licks. Just enough to see the line, .002-.003. You have to be careful not to do too much or you'll get the occasional fin. I like DMT stones...
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    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    If I have trouble, I pour extra lead over the puddle and let it run down the side of the mould, pressure casting basically. This helps get real good fill out. This helps keep the sprue plate good and hot too. You didn't mention what alloy...
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    09-20-2019, 10:57 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Prayers Needed. in Our Chapel
    Prayers for her and family.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 09:41 PM
    Like I said in post #13, a quick Google search provided pictures of lead window weights. Also like I said, I've never seen lead window weights, only iron ones. But just because I've never seen one don't mean that they don't exist. Google "lead...
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    09-20-2019, 09:34 PM
    I'm pretty sure that Texas Grunt has passed away. Another member, Burnt Fingers, posted about it. I have not seen anything about Texasnative. Hope he's ok.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 07:28 PM
    Too tight a sprue plate will cause the bottom of the bullet to not fill out completely. You can loosen it or break the inside top of the mould blocks lightly to vent. Having too small a sprue puddle will cause this too.
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    09-20-2019, 07:21 PM
    Bazoo started a thread PIF 30-06 dies in Pay It Forward
    In response to TbG's 38 special brass I'm offering the following Lyman 30-06 dies. Full length, older chrome plated AA set. It has a few chips in the chrome at the bottom of the sizing die but doesn't affect function. Seat crimp die is multi...
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    09-20-2019, 05:09 PM
    A quick Google search for lead window weights showed some images similar to those pictures. I've never seen a lead window weight personally, only iron ones. If thats not linotype I would only be willing to pay about 25% of their asking price. I...
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    09-20-2019, 03:09 PM
    I sorted the rest of that bucket this morning and was pleased to see the lead yield is still holding about 70%. Thats figuring both clip on and stick on weights. The largest batch of non lead was the steel stick on's. This gets the years total up to...
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    09-20-2019, 02:58 PM
    I'm kind of like JB, those don't look quite right. The ones that I have came from different sources and look like the ones that Scotner pictured. $2 is a fair price for Linotype but is kind of high for unknown scrap, even clean scrap.
    27 replies | 834 view(s)
  • Bazoo's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 02:39 PM
    You can paint the inside of your loops with clear acrylic or lacquer to seal them if the insides aren't burnished. Or just wax them good inside,pends on what you've got access to and your notion. Then clear shoe polish or other wax all over. Apply...
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    09-20-2019, 02:37 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Very first mold! in Cast Boolits
    First Mold, well you're hooked now! When you get your melting set up perfected you'll be ready to go.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 02:26 PM
    Just finished sorting a bucket of wheel weights that I scored a few days ago. Hauled them out to the shop and put the different ones in there respective buckets. Then a little straightening up.
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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
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