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    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    Just to bump this thread! I just got the XRF results on some samples that BNE ran for me. Pole top pins PB-97.7 SB- 1.9 SN- 0.4 Hardness tested about the same as clip on weights. Each pin produced an estimated 4-5 oz of lead. Some older...
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Another "it depends" answer. I would rather my heirs have to sell it after I'm gone than to run short. Another member used to say something like " buy it cheap and stack it deep"!
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    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    That was a good days work! I've remelted stuff before to get better consistently. My pot holds 350-400# and I label the ingots from every pot full with a batch number and date.
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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    If I ever vacation to California I may knock on your door!
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    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    It looks like most of us are on the same page about tips.I don't tip in fast food restaurants unless its a place like Sonic where they bring me my order. In restaurants and bars where I am waited on I start at 20% and adjust up or down depending on...
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    06-21-2018, 10:38 PM
    maxreloader replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    Just throwing this out into the wind... I have heard that all these robo-****ers are getting paid even if the call isnt actually answered. If it goes to you voicemail (or you answer) THEY GET A FRACTION OF A CENT. Either way the technology aspect is...
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    06-21-2018, 10:24 PM
    I love this place! Rancher if you need me to save what I find please shoot me a pm and I will. If you have found what you need then please let me know. I found maybe 40-50 17 hmr's today. If anybody else needs these then shoot me a pm and I will...
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    06-21-2018, 10:12 PM
    I just wish the scrap yards around here would sell to the public.
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    06-21-2018, 10:07 PM
    A few casters with front end loaders and sifters could really help them out!
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    06-21-2018, 09:59 PM
    Good on you! Nice way to show respect.
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    06-21-2018, 04:32 PM
    I would say "pass". It would be a fail if it did not enter the chamber.
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    06-21-2018, 09:12 AM
    Thats a good score! Lino is getting harder to find.
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    06-21-2018, 09:09 AM
    It depends on several things. Mostly how bad do you need lead and how available lead is in your area. Lead is extremely hard to find in some states while its more available in others. Your prices are not too bad as long as you are willing to do the...
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    06-19-2018, 10:09 PM
    Nice score! I wish I could find pewter here.
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    06-19-2018, 08:05 AM
    Yeah, a nice score for sure. I don't use much lino but I buy all that I see. Its quickly becoming a thing of the past.
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    06-19-2018, 08:00 AM
    Like the others have said, you can cut them with several different types of power or hand saws. Or you can use a cold chisel, or a wedge or you can melt them with a torch. But why not go ahead and get a turkey fryer and a propane sized smelting pot?...
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    06-19-2018, 07:50 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Dog opened dove season! in Our Town
    I opened the season the other day with my truck! Really hated it, feathers went everywhere!
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    06-18-2018, 09:47 PM
    I come across them both here and there but not frequently enough to save them. I usually scrap them. If you want me to start saving them for you I will. Whatever the cost of brass is at the scrapyard plus postage and they are yours. PM me if this...
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    06-18-2018, 09:21 AM
    I would buy all of both that I could afford if the price was reasonable. Depending on the intended use you can mix them anywhere from 1 to 1 up to 10 to 1. Linotype is becoming a thing of the past and lead of any kind is getting harder to find at...
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    06-18-2018, 08:49 AM
    I've never melted a powder coated bullet that I know about. But, like the others, it sounds a little mild compared to a 400# pot of dirty wheel weights! I live on a large lot, on the very edge of town, so smoke is not a big deal where I am at.
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    06-18-2018, 08:44 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Camp Chef in Casting Equipment
    Higher BTU would be better. That looks like a good fish cooker but maybe a little light for a pot of lead.
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    06-18-2018, 08:38 AM
    Technically the dirt/dust will not be good for your bore. In reality, I doubt there is really enough to hurt. I probably would put them in the next pot of melting lead.
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    06-18-2018, 08:34 AM
    I don't think the Ax is Redneck, but rather cool! I do have some Redneck tendencies, like the one that Roger posted about with brass on the kitchen counters.
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    06-18-2018, 08:27 AM
    It doesn't get much better than that!
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    06-18-2018, 08:25 AM
    Old primers are collectable but the problem is that its such a small community. There are probably more reloaders that would like to have those for display in their mancaves than there are collectors. You do have a nice collection there!
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    06-18-2018, 08:19 AM
    lightman replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    I'm not seeing it either. Those death numbers seem kind of excessive to me. The meth and crack heads are pretty easy to spot and we do have a few of those. We probably more dope smokers than I realize but they seem to be more like the social...
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    06-17-2018, 10:50 PM
    Glad it ended well for you. Take care!
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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